21 October, 2018

Saharsa
Regional Centre

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History
Regional Centre Saharsa, established in 2011, is one of the four Regional Centres in the state of Bihar and was carved out of RC Darbhanga. Eight districts, namely Saharsa, Madhepura, Supaul, Khagaria, Prunea, Araria, Kishanganj and Kathihar come under the jurisdiction of this Regional Centre. It is located in the flood prone north-eastern part of Bihar, a region characterized by underdevelopment and lack of connectivity with the rest part of the state. Some of the districts like Katihar, Araria, Purnea and Kishanganj have heavy concentration of minority population. Presently, Regional Centre Saharsa has 15 Regular/Programme/Special Study Centres which are rendering a significant service in the field of education, covering areas that are marked by social and geographical exclusion. Earlier, most of these Study Centres were North-Bihar pattern LSCs with only BPP, BA and MA Programme in one or two disciplines on offer. However, on continuous increase in enrollment, such centres were upgraded to Regular Study Centres with activation of many new programmes of study. There has been an enrolment increase of 5% in July 2017 session and 23% in January 2018 session.