Magadh University is today one of the largest universities of Bihar and India. The University has developed horizontally and vertically having 24 post Graduate Departments, 44 Constituent and 85 affiliated Colleges, altogether with above 2 lakh students and 2 thousand teachers. Prof. B.N.Pandey, an academician of excellence is the Vice - Chancellor. The university expands over an area comprising of Gaya, Jehanabad, Patna, Nalanda, Nawada and Aurangabad districts. The areas of Bhojpur, Buxar and Rohtas and Kaimur districts have been separated under a new University - Veer Kunwar Singh University, with its headquarters at Ara in October 1992. The headquarters of this university is established at Gaya, about 2.5 Km away from the world famed heritage site of Mahabodhi Mahavihara or the Great Temple. The Gaya - Dobhi National Highway No. 83 passes by and gives it passage to east - west connections with other urban centres of the country. It is 16 Km from Gaya, linked with Railways communication getting linkages with Delhi - Kolkata and also from Patna - the Capital city of the state. Naturally, the University is fortunate to have this background to remain developing in coming days.
Most recently teachings of Distant Education has been started. Moreover, a few colleges of the Universities, - Gaya College, Gaya, Nalanda College, Biharsarif, S. Sinha College, Aurangabad, College of Commerce, Patna, A. N. College, Patna , J. D. Women's College, Patna, B. D. Evening College, TPS College and RLSY College, Bakhtiarpur are imparting also Post Graduate and other professional and vocational educations. The teachings in Medical, Engineering Education and law are also done here. Thus the university rsitv serves the greater cause of the society and the nation.