The Patna University was established under an Act of Legislature in 1917. This is first university in Bihar and 7th in India. The university has given the responsibility by the government to administer examinations starting from Matriculation level to Postgraduate level. During its establishment year the University had jurisdiction over Bihar, Orissa and Nepal. In 1952, the Patna University was made a residential University.
From beginning the University has some very well known institutions both professional and non professional attached with it. It has a full-fledged Law College, Teachers Training College along with Engineering and Medical Colleges. The University has been a saga of progress, advancement, and excellence in the field of higher education. The University celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1944 and its Golden Jublee (1967), in the year 1970 with the President of India Sri V. V. Giri as the Chief Guest.
At present the University has 9 Faculties, 32 PG Departments, and 11 Colleges to its credit. In 1974 the University established a Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) so as to provide education to those who cannot attend regular university classes. All the departments of the University are attached with a Departmental / Seminar Library. Besides University also has Central Library to offer best of the learning facilities. The Central Library is linked with INFLIBNET. The University also provides residential accommodation to about 50% of its Male Students and all Female Students.
Patna University Departments
Patna University has following departments for conduct of different study programs
- Department Of Urdu
- Department Of Sanskrit
- Department Of Maithili
- Department Of Bengali
- Department Of Arabic
- Social Sciences /Humanities /Commerce
- Department Of Sociology
- Department Of Geography
- Department Of Ancient Indian 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
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