Information on courses, admissions process, exams & results of Patna University, Patna

Patna University

Patna University, seventh oldest university in India and first in Bihar, was established in 1917. The university has true national character which transcends the linguistic, cultural and political boundaries. Patna University has several constituent and affiliated colleges, imparting education in diverse fields. The university was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as early as 1956.
Educational Streams
Patna University offers several conventional as well as professional courses. The university prospectus has been structured keeping in mind the emerging trend-based courses in diverse domains. Providing regular courses to a large group of learners, Patna university also facilitates other aspirants by offering education through distance learning mode. 

Patna university conducts traditional courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Commerce. At the same time, it has included modern subjects like Science, Engineering and Medicine in its curriculum. Separate institutes have been set up for courses like Psychological Research & Service, and Library & Information Science.
Departmental/Seminar libraries are attached to all the postgraduate departments and colleges. The University has a Central Library too. Separate residential accommodation is provided to boys and girls. Seminars and workshops are regularly organized to ensure maximum possible exposure for the students. Extra-curricular activities are held on regular basis.
Patna University was established in 1917 to cater to the growing need for higher education in Bihar, Orissa and Nepal. History of Patna University is directly associated with the history of modern Bihar. It has produced outstanding personalities involved in top administrative positions, well qualified learned teachers and students who have largely contributed towards its rich academic heritage. 

Right from its inception, it has a number of well-known institutions, both professional and non-professional, associated with it. From the very beginning PU has acted as the torch-bearer of modern scientific and technical education in the state.


  • Department of Urdu
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Maithali
  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of Arabic
  • Social Sciences/ Humanities/ Commerce
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Ancient India History & Archaeology
  • Department of History
  • Institute of Psychological Research and Service
  • Institute of Public Administration
  • Department of Applied Economics and Commerce
  • Directorate of Distance Education
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Geology

Contact Details:
Patna University - 800 005

Phone: +91-612-2670352
Fax: +91-612-2670877
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