09-11-2014, 06:42 PM
Tripura University is the main public/central government university of the Indian state of Tripura. Tripura University ranked 4th position in Eastern and 43rd position in all India according to India Today – Nielsen University Ranking Survey 2014 published in India Today on June 30, 2014.
Tripura University was launched on October 2, 1987. The state’s first institution of higher education, MBB College, had commenced functioning from 1947 with affiliation from Calcutta University but in the immediate aftermath of partition the population of the state registered a steep growth and so did the number of students aspiring for higher education.
Higher education in Tripura had a late start. Maharaja Bir Bikram MBB College, the first degree college in the State, started functioning under the 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.