Patna University was established in the year 1917 and it functioned as affiliating and examining body for over 30 years. 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 the Country. In Bihar it is the first, and in the subcontinent, it is the seventh oldest University. The University buildings are located on the bank of River Ganges and in the second Campus i.e. Saidpur Campus.
Accessible quality higher education is the cornerstone of inclusive growth that the XIIth Plan aspires to promote. Bihar has to grapple with the reality of the enormous task of providing higher education in socially equitable and globally competitive manner. Corrective measures are needed for the Schedule Castes, the Schedule Tribes and other Backwards classes, women and minorities. Patna University will strive to implement such measures.
Equitable access to quality higher education in Graduate, Post-Graduate and doctoral studies. Research and scholarship are integral to the education process. Service to society and the nation is the university’s obligation and to share the benefits of its knowledge for the public good is its foundational ethic.
Vice ChancellorProf. Shambhu Nath Singh
AddressPatna University,Patna – 800 005., Bihar, India
Phone Numbers0612 – 2670531