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Maharaja Bir Bikram College

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Type  Public
Principal  Dilip Sarkar
Campus size  107 ha
Phone  0381 251 6607
Established  1947
Colours  Yellow and Brown
Founded  1947
Number of students  6,500
Maharaja Bir Bikram College
Location  Dhaleswar, Agartala 799004, India
Language  English, Bengali, Hindi
Address  Dhaleswar, Agartala, Tripura 799004
Motto  Vidayamrtamasnute (Knowledge is the key to immortality, Sanskrit)
Similar  Tripura University, Tripura Institute of Technology, University of Kalyani, Agartala Government Medical, Bir Bikram Memorial College

Maharaja bir bikram college agartala india

Maharaja Bir Bikram College or MBB College is a degree college of the Indian state of Tripura, imparting general education in the streams of Science, Commerce and Humanities. Established in 1947 it is the oldest college in the state of Tripura with a campus spread over 264 acres. It is located approximately 3 km from the City center. The faculties with staff and students, the library with its collection of books and journals, the laboratories, amenities and opportunities for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and its tradition of over half a century as center of higher learning have earned this college of North-East its present status. The motto of the college, culled from the treasure house of the Upanishadas is "Vidayamrtamasnute" (Knowledge is the key to immortality).


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The college is named after former king of Tripura Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur.


Maharaja Bir Bikram College was(MBB College) started functioning in 1947 to meet the needs of college students who had migrated to Tripura from erstwhile East Pakistan. The-then Regent, Mata Maharani Kanchan Prava Devi, responded to the SOS call of these uprooted Bengali students and almost overnight obtained the affiliation of Calcutta University for IA, ISC, B.A. and B. Com. examination.

Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur the last king of Tripura was the architect and founder which was affiliated to University of Calcutta. The emperor had planned to establish a college at Agartala as early as 1937. An area of 254 acres of land (mostly Khas land plus a small acquired position) was earmarked for the college in the eastern part of the-then small capital town of Agartala. It was given the name " Vidyapattan". Construction began in 1937 for which a Trusty Board was formed. The construction had to be abandoned when World War II broke out and the ground floor was converted into an army hospital for British Army moving to and from Burma.

From the beginning, MBB College was affiliated to Calcutta University. Today the college offers instruction in 19 subjects namely Geography, English, Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Education, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Psychology and Commerce (all in Pass and Honours standard).

In the late 1960s and early 1970s there was a plan to upgrade MBB College into a postgraduate college, so postgraduate classes in History, Economics and Mathematics were started. The plan lapsed when Tripura was sanctioned by the UGC as a Postgraduate Centre of Calcutta University in lieu of a full-fledged university. In 1986 this Postgraduate Centre evolved into Tripura’s own university.


The college campus is spread more than an area of 264 acres. Amidst stands the main college building, a fine specimen of Mughal architectural style designed by late Maharaja himself. On the whole, the college campus forms a major tourist attraction. The many faculties with staff and students, the library with its collection of books and journals, which is known as the Central Library (one of the largest library in Northeast India), the laboratories, amenities and opportunities for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Along with it institutions such as IGNOU and Law College is also situated into the campus area of MBB college.

The area layout of the college is distributed into different segments, the main block in located in the central location which is the oldest building of the college, in the left of it lies the library of the college, walking a bit along through it into the right-hand side of the main block lies the New Science Block which was opened and came to act in the recent years. Walking along through the way from the New building lies the old science building which consists of Mathematics, physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology department and their sections. The MBB Cricket Stadium lies just opposite to the college's main block and is almost spread throughout the area. Eco- park is open to every one which remains under the area of the college but is not actually its campus area. The Government is taking a lot of steps to establish a whole new sets and life of biodiversity of flora and fauna in that zone. The territory of the college consists of a long chain of lakes surrounded throughout, the exit road on the west meets to the BBMC college.

The Central Library can be accessed by a membership card which is distributed from the 1st week of August, students need to present their fee card along with their photographs to the in-charge of the Library authority. MBB college has got two Hostels, the first one located near the main building and the second one is near the old science building premises.

The college canteen is located just near to the entrance of the MBB Cricket field, a large variety of foods and soft drinks can be found in it.

Arts Group

6// Hindi /- /7//Philosophy /- /8// Political Science


English, Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Education, Political Science, Philosophy, Economics, Sociology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Psychology, Commerce, Geography, Commutative English, Convocation.

Note: Hindi only in Education Level,and Sociology only in General (Pass) Level.

Pass course

Bengali, Commerce, Economics, Education, English, History, Mathematics, Psychology, Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Political Science. Sociology, Geography, Hindi, Physiology, Commutative English, Statistics, Convocation.

Honours course

Bengali, Commerce, Computer Applications, Economics, Education, English, History, Mathematics, Physiology, Botany, Zoology, Physics, chemistry, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Sanskrit.

Pass course

Bengali, Commerce, Economics, Education, Education, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, Defence Studies.

Honours course

Bengali, Commerce, Education, English, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science..

Admission process

  • The session is May to June
  • The admission to first year is August/September (after H.S. (+2) result is published).
  • The admission notice is published in July/August .
  • Admission policy is according to merit and as per the reservation policy.
  • After admission the names of those students having 0% attendance will be struck off if he/she fails to provide proper cause within the first two weeks at a specific time.
  • References

    Maharaja Bir Bikram College Wikipedia

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