The Lalit Narayan Mithila University (LNMU) was started in 1972. The university initially started functioning from the Mohanpur House at Sara Mohanpur village of Darbhanga
–Sakri route. In 1975, it was shifted to the campus belonging to Raj Darbhanga.The university is in Darbhanga town, popularly known as the heart. Mithila, an ancient cultural region of North India
lies between the lower range of the Himalayas and the Ganges river.
The university imparts education in fields such as Humanities, Social Science, Life Science, Commerce and Medicine, etc., with undergraduate and postgraduate courses. More than 400 faculty are engaged in teaching and research.The institute has a residential campus of about 200 acres (0.81 km sq) with modern facilities and support services for its students and faculties.