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Patna University

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Type  Public
Vice-Chancellor  Yedla C Simhadri
Campus  Urban
Founded  1917
Phone  0612 267 8008
Colors  White, Red
Established  1917
Location  Patna, Bihar, India
Colours  Red and white
Chancellor  Ram Nath Kovind
Sports  Cricket, Hockey, Curling
Patna University
Address  Ashok Rajpath, Near Patna College, Patna, Bihar 800005
Notable alumni  Lalu Prasad Yadav, Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Bindeshwar Pathak, Bali Ram Bhagat
Similar  Patna College, Magadh University, Bihar National College, Anugrah Narayan College, Aryabhatta Knowledge University

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Patna University, the first university in Bihar, was established in 1917 during the British Raj, and is the seventh oldest university of


the Indian subcontinent. At that time, the jurisdiction of the university extended to Bihar, Odisha, and the Kingdom of Nepal. The university oversaw examinations for educational institutions ranging from school finals to the postgraduate levels. This continued almost for four decades, until the establishment of the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, and the Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar.

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Patna University was established in the year 1917 as an affiliating and examining body. On January 2, 1952 it was converted into a purely teaching -cum-residential University with the territorial jurisdiction over Metropolitan Patna. It is one of the oldest Universities in India. It is the first in Bihar, and seventh oldest University in the subcontinent. The University buildings are mostly located on the bank of River Ganges and in the Saidpur Campus.


The university is an affiliating institution and has its jurisdiction over metropolitan Patna. Ten colleges are affiliated into this university.

Faculties and Departments

Patna University has thirty departments organised into eight faculties: science; humanities; commerce; social sciences; education; law; fine arts and medicine.

Faculty of Science

This faculty consists the departments of physics, chemistry, mathematics, botany, zoology, statistics and Geology.

Faculty of Humanities

This faculty consists the departments of english, hindi, bengali, sanskrit, maithili, persian, philosophy, arbic and urdu.

Faculty of Social Sciences

This faculty consists the departments of history, geography, psychology, ancient indian history and archaeology, economics, personal management and industrial relations, sociology, political science and public administration.

Faculties of Law, Education, Commerce, Fine Arts and Medicine

Each of this faculty comprises only one department namely, law, education, commerce, fine arts and BDS.

Traditional and Distance Education

The university and it's affiliated colleges and institutions offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in different areas like law, teacher training, science, arts, commerce, medicine and engineering. Admission in these courses are mainly based on the result of higher secondary (10+2) and graduation (10+2+3) level results, respectively. The aspirants for research level programs have to sit for a qualifying test (RET) followed by an interview. Since 1974, the university also has a Directorate of Distance Education for conducting postgraduate studies in distance education.

Library and Computer Center

Patna University has a central library and computer center. Central Library has a collection of 4,00,000 volumes which includes textbooks, reference books etc, besides 87 periodicals and 50,000 back journals. It also has more than 5000 valuable old very rare manuscripts which is mostly used by research scholars. The Library is working to establish e-resource centre, e-journal facilities and to transform into Digital Library. The Library is open for 24 hours for students. Computer centre takes an important role for spreading the knowledge of computer education/ The University Computer Centre offers Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) and P.G. Diploma in Bio-Informatics course.

Notable faculty

  • Ram Sharan Sharma, historian, also alumnus
  • Kapil Muni Tiwary, linguist
  • Hetukar Jha, sociologist, also alumnus
  • Prof Hari Mohan Jha
  • Papiya Ghosh, historian, also alumnus
  • R. K. Sinha, scholar of English
  • Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Environmentalist and Padma Shri recipient
  • Nalin Vilochan Sharma, Critic,Poet,stroy writer And Editor Also alumnus
  • Notable alumni

  • Anugrah Narayan Sinha, nationalist & first Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar
  • Bali Ram Bhagat, former speaker of Lok Sabha
  • Balmiki Prasad Singh, scholar, Governor of Sikkim (2008–present)
  • Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha, 6th Chief Justice of India
  • Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International
  • Birbal Jha, author, academician, social thinker and entrepreneur
  • Devendra Prasad Gupta, Indian botanist and academician
  • Dilip Sinha, Indian Diplomat and Ambassador
  • Digvijay Singh (Bihar) Former Union Minister of India
  • Gopal Prasad Sinha, neurologist, politician
  • Indradeep Sinha, economist, writer and veteran communist leader
  • Jayaprakash Narayan, a freedom fighter
  • Krishna Sahi, Former Union Minister
  • Shri Krishna Singh, first Chief Minister of Bihar
  • Lalit Mohan Sharma, former Chief Justice of India
  • Lalu Prasad Yadav, former Chief Minister of Bihar
  • Lieutenant General Srinivas Kumar Sinha, former Vice Chief of Army Staff, Governor of Assam, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Ambassador of India to Nepal
  • Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar
  • Ram Dulari Sinha, Former Union Minister of state,former Kerala Governor and a Freedom Fighter
  • Ram Karan Sharma, scholar of Sanskrit
  • Ram Raj Pant, Founder of Nepal Law College and pioneering linguist of Nepali language
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad, senior advocate, Supreme Court of India, Former Union Minister and National Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Rustum Roy, influential material scientist, Professor and Author
  • Satinath Bhaduri, novelist
  • Surur Hoda, Socialist Leader
  • Sweta Singh, News anchor and Deputy Editor of Aaj Tak.
  • Tejendra Khanna, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
  • Ranjit Sinha, Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation
  • Vashishtha Narayan Singh, Mathematician
  • Vikas Jha author and journalist
  • Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, wrd minister of bihar
  • References

    Patna University Wikipedia

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