Established under the Central Universities Act, 2009 (Section 25 of 2009) as Central University of Bihar (CUB) and the name since changed by the Central Universities (Amendment) Act, 2014 to Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) is an institution of higher learning in the state of Bihar. With the motto, i.e. ‘Collective Reasoning’ the University has been conducting its academic and administrative activities from temporary premises in Patna and Gaya and looking forward to shifting to the permanent campus on a 300 acre plot of land at Panchanpur (near Gaya town).
The university offers hostel facilities for boys and girls both in Patna and Gaya, in rented buildings. CUB has developed a library having 20,000 books (Patna and Gaya together) to support academic curricula, teaching and research in various science and social science subjects. The library subscribes to 100 journals and periodicals of repute from across the world, and more than 8,000 online journals. The library is equipped with modern amenities, such as online services, online catalogue and digitisation.