Jai Prakash Vishwavidyala (University) was established on 22.11.90 by the enactment of Section 3(b) of Bihar State Universities Act, 1976 with its Head Quarters at Chapra, after Carving it out from the then, Bihar University (now B.R.A. Bihar University) Muzaffarpur.The University is stretched over the whole of Saran Division Comprising three districts of Siwan, Gopalganj, and Chapra. The university was named in memory of freedom fighter and famous Politician Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan.It is recognised by University Grant Commission (UGC) & affiliated to Distance Education Council (DEC).It constitutes 21 Colleges & affiliated to 11 Colleges.
Jai Prakash University has distance learning council (Directorate of Distance Education) which provides distance education. Currently, the university offers a 3-year degree programme in Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) through distance education mode.
The University also provides several Vocational courses (Under Self - Financing Scheme) like:
Address: Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya, Rahul Sankrityan Nagar, Near Parwati Ashram, Chapra- 841301 Bihar
Phone No. :-  - 233121
Fax No. :-  - 233507