Tripura University


Tripura University is a central university, the main public government university of Tripura, India.[1]

Tripura University
Tripura University Logo.png
MottoPursuit of Excellence
Established1987; 36 years ago (1987)
Academic affiliations
Vice-ChancellorGanga Prasad Prasain
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23°45′40″N 91°15′58″E / 23.761°N 91.266°E / 23.761; 91.266
LanguageEnglish, Bengali, Kokborok, Hindi


Higher education in Tripura has its beginning with Maharaja Bir Bikram College (MBBC), the first-degree college in the state, established in 1947, and affiliate to Calcutta University (CU). This was followed by Ramkrishna Mahavidyalaya in 1950, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar College formerly known as Belonia College in 1964 and Ramthakur College in 1967, all affiliated to CU. No postgraduate college existed in Tripura, until in 1967 the University Grants Commission (UGC) sanctioned a post-graduate wing of CU, named Calcutta University Post graduate Centre (CUPGC), established in 1985. In 1987 Tripura University was established through the Tripura University Act, on the grounds of CUPGC.[2]

In 2007 Tripura University was elevated to a central university under the Tripura University Act, 2006.[3] Sudip Bandopadhya was appointed the first chancellor and Arunoday Saha as first vice-chancellor (VC).[4] Saha was followed by Anjan Kumar Ghosh,[5] followed by Vijaykumar Laxmikantrao Dharurkar who was appointed the third VC in July 2018.[6] In September 2019, Dharurkar resigned from his position under corruption allegations[7] and replaced with acting VC Sangram Sinha.[8] Sinha was replaced with acting VC Mahesh Kumar Singh in January 2020,[9] who filled up the position until August 2020, when Ganga Prasad Prasain was appointed VC.[10]


The campus of Tripura University is situated at Suryamaninagar, 10 km away from the city centre of Agartala.

Affiliated collegesEdit

Notable affiliated colleges include:


  • Tripura University officials allege few faculty members "lack belongingness" as reason for failure to register name in NIRF ranking 2022. The department of distance education was shut down as a result of its failure to organize any convocation ceremonies and get an "A" grade from NAAC.[11][12]
  • After being caught on tape reportedly receiving bribes from a printing company in Kolkata in exchange for the award of a contract for 60 lakhs, the Vice Chancellor of Tripura University resigned. The Vice Chancellor, Vijaykumar Laxmikantrao Dharurkar, can be seen in the video negotiating a bribe of 10% of the contract, which was captured by local news channel News Vanguard as part of a sting operation called Operation White Collar and shared with NDTV.[13][14][15][16]
  • Top INPT officials called Governor Ramesh Bais to voice their displeasure and request his assistance in the matter. To resolve the controversial matter, the Governor subsequently met with Professor Ganga Prasad Prasain, Vice-Chancellor of Tripura University.[17]
  • Dr. Jai Kaushal, an assistant professor, has been placed on administrative leave by Tripura University's administration, which has also formed an "Investigation Committee" to investigate into the unfortunate episode that has drawn criticism for the school. The incident in issue happened when the professor asked the state's minister of higher education, Ratan Lal Nath, to shorten his address during the convocation ceremony.[18]
  • Classes at Tripura University have been suspended due to a dispute over employee salaries. According to reports, non-teaching employees hired through contracts were not receiving their due pay. In the meantime, the Executive Council and the University's Finance Committee had already approved higher pay arrangements.[19]


  1. ^ "Tripura University | West District, Government of Tripura | India". Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  2. ^ "History of University". Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Tripura University Act, 2006" (PDF). 10 January 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Tripura University elevated to a Central University". 4 July 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Anjan Kumar Ghosh appointed as the new VC of Tripura University". CFO India. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  6. ^ "New VC in Tripura University". Business Standard India. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  7. ^ Barman, Sourav Roy; Chopra, Ritika (8 September 2019). "Tripura University V-C resigns after sting video, claims threat to life". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  8. ^ "MHRD removes Tripura University VC on 'corruption charges'". India Today. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  9. ^ "MK Singh new VC of Tripura University". 27 January 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Prof Prasain takes charge of new VC of Tripura University". United News of India. 18 August 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  11. ^ Today, North East (27 July 2022). "Tripura University Fails To Register Name In NIRF Ranking 2022; Officials Claim Few Faculty Members "Lack Belongingness"". Northeast Today. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  12. ^ "TRIPURAINFO : The first news, views & information website of TRIPURA". Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  13. ^ "Tripura University Vice Chancellor Caught In "Bribe" Sting, Resigns". Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  14. ^ Ali, Syed Sajjad (7 September 2019). "Tripura University V-C resigns". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  15. ^ "Tripura University V-C resigns after sting video, claims threat to life". The Indian Express. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  16. ^ Scroll Staff. "Tripura University VC relieved of his post after sting video purportedly shows him accepting bribe". Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  17. ^ Ali, Syed Sajjad (17 October 2020). "Tripura University drops curriculum chapter amid protests by tribal groups". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  18. ^ "Tripura University convocation takes ugly turn as professor suspended for interrupting minister's speech". 24 May 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  19. ^ "Tripura University Classes Suspended amid Controversy over Employees' Salaries". India Today NE. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 31 October 2022.

External linksEdit

  • Official website