Mahatma Gandhi Central University is a public central university located in Motihari, Bihar. This is the second central university in Motihari after Central University of South Bihar in Gaya. The university came into functional existence after its first Vice Chancellor Prof.(Dr.) Arvind Agrawal joined on 3 February, 2016. 18 different departments have been established with undergraduate and postgraduate courses ranging from traditional disciplines like Hindi and English to advanced courses like Management Studies and Biotechnology. The university has recently started B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering under School of CS & IT. The temporary campus of Central University is presently located within the Zila School Campus. The land for the permanent campus has been allotted by the Govt. of Bihar.