Due to Bihar's failure to surrender the land, Sushil Kumar Modi was unable to approve money for the MGCU construction.

Mahatma Gandhi Central University (MGCU) in Motihari was established just a year before the centennial celebrations of Champaran Satyagrah . The university is still operating from unrented buildings scattered around the city .

PATNA: The Mahatma Gandhi Central University (MGCU) in Motihari was established just a year before the centennial celebrations of Champaran Satyagrah, but it has yet to have a campus.The university is still operating from unrented buildings scattered around the city, even more than six years since its inception.Because the state government is yet to transfer the necessary land to the university, the central government has not given even a cent toward the construction of the hugely needed campus.In response to a question raised by BJP MP and former states deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi in the Lok Sabha, Union minister of state for education Subhas Sarkar stated that the university is being run on the transit campus and that land has not been allotted to it.

Minister reported that of the 301.97 acres of land that the state government would transfer to MGCU, only 32.18 acres in the first phase and 102.39 acres in the second phase were transferred.However, the restoration project for 28.45 acres has only been completed.Consequently, 12 of the 20 functional departments in the MGCU are now being run in rented accommodation, and only eight are currently functioning in the existing building.On the other hand, a sum of Rs 309 crore has been allocated and Rs 228 crore has already been released for the Central University of South Bihar at Gaya, according to the minister.

According to him, the process of acquiring 165 acres of land at Motihari is expected to be completed soon and this land will be given to the university as soon as possible.The VC expressed the expectation that the entire development of the acquired land would be completed in the next three to four months, after which the central government would grant grants for the construction of the university's academic, administrative, and all other buildings.Under seven distinct schools and 20 teaching departments of MGCU, up to four undergraduate, 22 postgraduate, 19 MPhil, and 20 PhD programmes are offered.