Lalit Narayan Mithila University (LNMU), established in the year 1972, is a state university located in Darbhanga, Bihar. Currently, it has 25 Affiliated Colleges and 43 Constituent Colleges. LNMU has been accredited by NAAC with ‘B’ grade. The University provides several PPG Diploma in Geriatic CareG and Doctoral level courses in Arts, Commerce, Science, and Management. Lalit Narayan Mithila University Distance Education was created in the year 1998 and fulfills the need of students in a distance mode. Admission is offered on the basis of merit scored in the qualifying examination and entrance exams. 

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LNMU Important Dates

Commencement of Online Application Process for UG (Part-I) 01 Oct - 16 Oct, 2020
Publication of First Provisional List 21 Oct, 2020
Online Submission of Objections against First List (if any) 22 Oct - 23 Oct, 2020
Publication of First Selection List 27 Oct, 2020
Admission at Concerned College Counter based on First List 28 Oct - 05 Nov, 2020
Commencement of Classes 06 Nov, 2020
Choice Filling and Payment of Counselling Registration Fees for B.Ed CET (Extended) 07 Oct - 21 Oct, 2020
Display of Allotted Colleges 28 Oct, 2020
Date of Part Fee Payment (Online) 28 Oct - 05 Nov, 2020
Display of Final Allotment List 06 Nov, 2020
Physical Document Verification at Participating Institutes 09 Nov - 12 Nov, 2020; 23 Nov - 25 Nov, 2020;
Display of List of Students Admitted in Colleges 28 Nov, 2020
Commencing of Counselling for Vacant Seats 01 Dec, 2020
Releasing of Final Enrollment List for UG courses 06 Jan, 2021
Last Date to Register by Students of Second List of UG courses 06 Jan, 2021
Last Date to Apply for PAT 31 Dec, 2020
Last Date to Apply for PAT Registration with fine of INR 500/- 05 Jan, 2021
PAT Exam Date 17 Jan, 2021
Uploading of PAT Answer Key 19 Jan, 2021
Releasing of PAT Result 25 Jan, 2021
Interview of PAT Qualified Candidates 01 Feb - 08 Feb, 2021
Releasing of Final Result 15 Feb, 2021
Registration Deadline for PG Diploma in Geriatric Care 17 Jan, 2021

LNMU Highlights

Established|Type 1972|State University
Approved by UGC
Accredited by NAAC with ‘B’ grade
Courses offered UG, PG, Diploma and Ph.D.
Basic Admission criteria Entrance and Merit-based
Admission mode Online and Offline
Official Website
Facilities Wi-Fi, Library, Hostels, Transportation facilities.
Top Recruiters Kotak Mahindra Bank, VIVO Smart Phones, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.

LNMU Courses

Mentioned below is the detailed information regarding courses offered and other necessary details. 

Course Name Eligibility Selection Criteria
B.Tech 10+2 with PCM with 45% marks (40% for reserved categories) Merit scored in Common Admission Test (CET)
BLIS Graduate in any discipline with 45% marks  Merit in graduation followed by an Interview
B.A./ B.Com/ B.Sc Intermediate graduate Merit-based and counseling 
MBBS Intermediate graduate with PCB  NEET score
B.Ed Any Bachelor’s degree in 10+2+3 system with 50% marks Performance in CET 
MLIS BLIS from a recognized university with 50% marks Merit-scored in graduation 
MBA Graduation in relevant discipline CMAT or MAT score
M.A./M.Com/M.Sc Graduate in a relevant discipline with at least 55% marks Merit scored in graduation
MCA Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) Performance in CET
MD/MS MBBS Degree NEET PG score

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LNMU Ph.D. Courses

It offers Ph.D. Programs in Ancient History, Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sanskrit. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of Post-Graduation marks and Ph.D. Admission Test (PAT) conducted by the university.

Note: LNMU Results are declared on their official website for both semesters as well as annual examinations.

The University offers education in open distance learning mode to make education more accessible to working students. It provides education at UG and PG levels in different subjects viz., B.Ed, M.A in Education, BLIS and MLIS. At present nearly 30% of students of higher education in LNMU are enrolled in the ODL system in DDE. Below mentioned are the courses offered in open distance learning mode:

Courses Eligibility Fees (INR) Duration
Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) Graduate in any discipline with 45% marks  11,000 1-year
Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) BLIS from a recognized university 13,500
B.A./B.Com Intermediate graduate 2500 3-years
M.A./M.Com Graduate in a relevant discipline 6500  2-years
M.Sc B.Sc or its equivalent 9000
M.Ed Graduate or a Bachelor’s degree in education 10,000

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LNMU Facilities

Following are some of the facilities offered by the University to cater to the needs of the students

  1. Library:  The University has a well-furnished library with rich collection books in various disciplines. The library has a collection of 1,22,523 books, 14,660 journals, 2359 bind back volumes, and newspapers.
  2. Hostels: University provides separate living facilities for boys and girls. There are four hostels on campus.
  3. Medical facility: The university has its own in-house medical care unit. It has own well-equipped hospital and has in-house doctors to look after that offer help at any hour of the day or night. The hospital has its own doctors, nurses and other paramedical staffs who help the students to ensure a healthy campus time.
  4. Sports infrastructure:To promote the sports culture among its students, the university has two well-equipped playgrounds where the students can practice any outdoor sports.


Ques. How good is the faculty at LNMU?

Ans. The college has a bunch of knowledgeable and well-educated teachers. All the staff members are extremely friendly and supportive. Proper attention is given to every student. All the teachers are oriented towards providing quality education.

Ques. What is the minimum eligibility criterion for admission in B.Ed course?

Ans. Any bachelor’s degree of the 10+2+3 pattern or Master’s degree in Science/Social Science/Humanity or B.E/ B.Tech with 50% marks in aggregate are eligible to apply. Admission is granted on the basis of marks secured in CET conducted by the university.

Ques. What is the application procedure of LNMU college?

Ans. The candidates are required to fill an application form via online or offline mode. An application fee of Rs.1100 is to be paid through challan. All the necessary documents should be attached along with the form. Depending upon the course, the admission will take place on merit or entrance basis.

Ques. What is the exemption criteria from Ph.D. Ability Test (PAT)?

Ans. The following are exempted from PAT

  • Non Teaching employees who have an appointment of more than 5 years and have secured at least 55% marks in Master’s degree and have published at least 2 research papers in any reputed journal are exempted.
  •  Candidates with UGC NET/GATE/CSIR NET scores are also exempted from appearing for PAT.

Ques. Does LNMU provide any scholarships for its students?

Ans. The fee structure is minimalistic. The college provides scholarships to top rank students. Other than that the students can look for scholarship options on the government education portals.

Ques. Can we opt for distance education in LNMU?

 Ans. Yes, distance education facilities are provided by the university. It offers a total of 500 seats per course. The application process is completely offline. The selection of candidates to various courses through distance mode is purely on merit basis.

Ques. What are the different PG courses offered by LNMU?

Ans. The various courses offered by the college at the PG level are, MBA, MA, MD, MSC, MCom, MCA, LLB, ME.d, MS and MDS.

Ques. Does LNMU offer MBA programs? 

Ans. Yes, LNMU offers MBA programs. It also offers MBA in dual specializations. It is a two-year full-time program. The candidates are required to have a valid MAT score. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for a group discussion and interview round.

Ques. What are the documents required at the time of counselling?

Ans. The candidate is supposed to carry the below-mentioned documents at the time of counselling.

  •  Print out of the application form
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Caste certificate(if any)
  • Certificate of last qualifying exam.
  • Necessary marksheets.
  • School leaving certificate
  • Physically Challenged Certificate(if any)