It is privilege to serve as the first Vice-Chancellor of Purnea University, Purnia located in the NorthEastern part of Bihar. The establishment of this university was essential and long-awaited. The entire region ranks dismally low in terms of several indices of development, education, but one is struck by the fact that the potential and talent of students here is by no means lesser than those studying in universities located elsewhere. The natural pollution free environment of this place also has its own historical legacy on which Purnea University would build upon, and create a mark in the global educational scenario. An environ of meaningful interaction and dialogue is to be created between the teachers and the learner, so that an atmosphere of academic excellence nourishes the pool of untapped talent of this region.
Universities in India are offering an average of 20 to 25 courses at a time, while the best established universities have been offering around 500 to 1000 courses on an average. Internationally ranked universities have courses running in thousands in each domain of edge. An awareness of the vast area of studies and research is something that Purnea University endeavours to impart to the students of this region. An infrastructure which is at par with international norms is to be developed and nurtured in this university and we are determined to achieve this. We intend to build a sustainable model of intellectual excellence along with an awareness of community and moral values which is in consonance with world-class scholarship. We also want to evolve an environment where continuous critical enquiry would ensure contribution to the ever expanding field of knowledge. For this, linkages have to be developed, connecting Purnea University to other national and international centres of academic excellence.
At the inception, we propose to offer courses that shall cater to and attract the present scenario in the job industry. In the first year, 50 departments offering about 50 courses are being brought up. In the second and third years of Purnea University 250 more courses have been planned and are in consideration. By the sixth-year of its birth, this University shall be running 100 departments and 500 courses, thus making this region a hub of educational outreach.
Purnea University is being planned on above visions. I look forward to years of hard work, cooperation and good wishes from every section of people of this region to dream with me and work with me towards its realization and fulfilment. A warm welcome to everyone at Purnea University.
Prof. Rajesh Singh
Purnea University, Purnia