Magadh University is one of the largest University in Bihar and India, functioning as an important academic centre since the 2nd March 1962, The University has developed vertically and horizontally having 24 Post Graduate Departments, 44 Constituent and 100 affiliated colleges, 2 medical colleges, 4 Engineering colleges, 6 Law colleges and 6 Teacher's Training colleges with above 2 lakh Students and 2 Thousand teachers. The university expands over the area of Gaya, Patna, Jehanabad, Arwal, Nalanda, Nawada and Aurangabad districts. It owes its very name from the Ancient Empire of Magadh. It imparts higher education IN HUMANITIES, Social Sciences, Sciences, Applied Economics and Commerce, Medical, Engineering, Distance Education, Management, etc. The Headquarter of the University is established at Bodhgaya. The center is only about 2.5 km. From the Mahabodhi Temple the world Heritage Site on the Gaya – Dobhi National Highway No 83. The campus is a unique site, which expands over 650 acres of land and has lush green and attractive environs free frompollutions. A number of Hostels, Departments and the massive Administrative and library Buildings along with the huge Emaminational Hall are the features of Attractions. Moreover, the large sized Sports Stadium is the landmark of the campus. Medical Centres, Canteen, University Press, Other Sport-grounds and well-furnished Guest House are such places, which provide a claim of demand of rmaking the campus a Central University. Two colleges of this university have been accredited with grade A by "NAAC".
The rich cultural heritage of Magadh since Pre & Past - Vedic period has been enriched by the religious, historical and archaeological spots like Vishnupad and Mangalagauri Temples; Brahmayoni, Ramshila and caves of Banavar Hills; Hot Springs of Tapovan and Rajgir (the Ancient Capital of Magadh Empire); Waterfall of Kakolat; PawaPuri (Mahaparinirvan Sthal of the 24th Tirthankar of Jainism - Mahavir); the Nalanda and Mosque of Bihar Jama Masjid; The tombs of Makhdoom Sshsb and Peer Mansoor besides the cave of penance of the Saptarishis & other Brahamarishis Viz., Kashyap, Arti, Shringi, Lomash, Kapil, Durvasa, Markanday, Patanjali, including the visit of Maharshi Agastya, Lopamudra, Ram, Sita, Lakshman, Krishna, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Swami Vivekaanand , Tagore, J.C Bose, Gandhi as well as Fa hien, Huien Tsang et al.