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Higher education in Tripura had a late start. Maharaja Bir Bikram ( MBB ) College, the first degree college in the State, started functioning under the Tripura University of Calcutta only in 1947. Not that there was no attempt in the past in Princely Tripura to establish any higher educational institution.

As early as 1901, Radhakishore Manikya made an attempt to establish a degree college in the-then tiny capital town Agartala; but as the proposal did not fulfill the necessary requirements, it did not get approval from the Calcutta University.

In 1937, Bir Bikramkishore Manikya, the last Maharaja of Tripura, had planned for establishing a college again at Agartala and an area of 254 acres of land, consisting of undulated tilla land having interposed lakes almost all around, in the eastern part of Agartala, was earmarked for that under the “Vidyapattan Scheme”.

A committee under the name “Vidyapattan Governing Committee” consisting of 10 members with the Minister as its President was appointed by the Maharaja to carry out the scheme of higher education and a sum of ₹  50,000 was placed at its disposal at the first instance.

On 7 May 1937, Maharaja Bir Bikram laid the foundation – stone of the college under the scheme. But with the outbreak of the Second World War ( 1939 – 45 ), the work of construction had to be abandoned. The vulnerability of Tripura became apparent after the fall of Burma to the Japanese in 1942.

The ground floor of the unfinished College building was converted into an Army Hospital for British Army moving to and from Burma. When the Second World War was over, the construction work could not be started immediately due to certain difficulties and on 17 May, 1947 Maharaja Bir Bikram breathed his last and Tripura became restive for various reasons.

As a result, the entire scheme of “Vidyapattan” could not be implemented into reality in time. The MBB College ( popularly known as the “Dream College” ), affiliated to the Calcutta University, was once the only college in the state.

As time progressed, to meet the growing demands of a large number of students – who after the partition of the country had migrated to Tripura from the erstwhile East Pakistan ( now Bangladesh ) – some other colleges came into being at private initiatives, ( e.g. ) Ramkrishna Mahavidyalaya at Kailasahar in 1950; Belonia College at Belonia in 1964; Ramthakur College at Agartala in 1967 – and all were affiliated to the Calcutta University.

That showed the urge of the people for higher education because, compared to the national average, along with the growth of population in the state, the literacy rate of Tripura was also higher since independence despite economic backwardness of the common people.

As the students and people of the state were pressing hard for quite sometime since the seventies of the last century to uplift the existing three private degree Colleges of state into government colleges; in 1982 the three private degree colleges of Tripura were taken over by the state government, in spite of its limited means. Thus all the degree colleges in Tripura became ultimately government colleges at that time.

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University of Tirpura Courses & Departments

Faculty of Post Graduate Study :

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Geography and Disaster Management
  • Department of Human Physiology
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Information Technology & Computer Science
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Faculty of Arts & Commerce

  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Analytical and Applied Economics
  • Department of English
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • School of Management
  • Department of Rural Management and Development
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Faculty of Post Graduate Diploma

  • Bamboo Cultivation and Resource Utilization
  • Rubber Technology
  • Tribal Language

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University of Tirpura Affiliated Colleges

Diploma CoursesInterview Dates
Food Production30 June, 2011 ( Thursday 9 a.m. )
Food & Beverage Service01 July, 2011 ( Friday 9 a.m.)

Last Date of Receiving CDAC CET Application Form 201210.01.2012
Date of CDAC Entrance Exam 201229.01.2012
Timing of CDAC CET Exam11.00 am to 01.00 pm
Date of Declaration of CDAC CET results 201214.02.2012
Last Date for Payment of CDAC Course Fee06.03.2012
Commencement of the Course for CDAC 201212.03.2012
Conclusion of the CDAC Course11.08.2012

SI.No.School / InstituteProgramsEligibility
1.School of Bio - Chemistry
M.Sc. Bio - ChemistryB.Sc. Biology group with 55 % marks.
2.School of Biotechnology
M.Sc. Genetic Engineering
M.Sc.( Bioinformaties )
Candidates with Bachelors degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical / Biological / Agricultural / Veterinary / Fishery Science / Pharmacy / Engineering / Technology. ( or )
4 years B.S. Physician Assistant course, or Medicine ( M.B.B.S ) or B.D.S with at least 55% of marks.
3.School of Chemlcal Sciences
M.Sc. Chemistry
M. Sc. Applied Chemistry
M. Sc. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
B.Sc with 50%
4.School of Commerce
M.Phil Part Time
M.Com Accounting & Financial Control
M.Com Banking Management
B.Com Accounting & Tax Management
M.Com with 55%.
M.Com with 55%.
Graduate in any discipline.
Graduate in any discipline.
12th with 1st Division.
5.School of Computer Science & IT
M.Sc. Computer Science / IT
B.C.A. ( Hons. )
BCA / BSc / B St ( H ) with 60% with Maths and anyone from CS, Physics.
10+2 with Physics & Maths with 50%.
10+2 with Physics & Maths with 50%.
6.School of Economics
M.A. Economics
Graduate in any discipline from any recognized University with at least 45% marks in aggregate.
Post graduate in Economics with at least 50% marks.
7.School of education
M. Phil. Education
B.Ed. with 55% Marks.
M.Ed. with 55% Marks.
8.School of Electronics
M.Sc. Electronics
M. St. Electronics & Communication
B.Sc. or B,Sc.( Hons. ) or BCA with minimum 50% aggregate ( with Maths and one subject from Computer Science / Elex / Physics / Computer Maintenance / Elex. Equipment Maintenance ).
9.School of Energy & Environmental Studies
M.Phil Energy and EnvironmentPost graduate degree in Environmental Science or Energy with Minimum 55% Marks.
10.School of Future Studies & Planning
PG Diploma in Science Communication ( Distance Education )
M.Sc. Science Communication
B.Sc in any discipline.
B.Sc in any discipline or BCA with atleast Second Division.
School of Instrumentation
M.Sc Instrumentation55% in B.Sc with at least two of the following subjects :
( i ) Physics, ( ii ) Electronics, ( iii ) Mathematics, ( iv ) Computer Science, ( v ) Instrumentation or honors degree in any of the following above or equivalent.

Sl.No. Content MCQs Marks
i Child Development and Pedagogy - relevant to the age Group 11 - 14 Years ( Compulsory )3030
ii Language I - Tamil / Telugu / Malayalam / Kannada / Urdu ( Compulsory )3030
iii Language II - English ( Compulsory )3030
  1. For Mathematics and Science Teacher: Mathematics and Science or

  2. For Social Science Teacher : Social Science or
  3. Any Other Teacher [(a) or (b)]
Total150 150

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University of Tirpura Distance Education :

The Directorate of Distance Education was established in 1996 to impart higher education through the distance mode with multi – media approach. As non – formal, supplementary mode of education, distance education differs from the conventional formal system in the objective to reach the unreached, to include the excluded.

Tripura University has consistently promoted Distance Education on approved UGC and Distance Education Council, New Delhi guidelines to cater to the needs of

1. Students who discontinued their formal education owing to pecuniary and other circumstances.
2. Students living in geographically remote areas.
3. Students who discontinued their education because of lack of aptitude and motivation but later on became motivated.
4. In – service persons, housewives, etc. At present, there are more than 3690 students studying under this Directorate of Distance Education ( DDE ), which is by itself indicative of the popularity and reliability of the Directorate of Distance Education, Tripura University, among the common mass in general, as well as among students in particular of the State.

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University of Tirpura Courses Offered :

  • B.A
  • B.ED
  • MA in Education
  • MA in Political Science
  • MA in Bengali
  • DCA ( Diploma in Computer Applications )

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University of Tirpura Address :

Tripura University,
( A Central University ),
Tripura – 799 130,
Fax : + 91 381 237 4802,
Telephone No. : + 91 381 237 4801 / 4803,
Email :


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