Patna University (PU)

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Started in the year 1917 Patna university has a very long history. However, it was transformed into a fully functional university in 1952. Patna University the first of the oldest in Bihar and seventh oldest in the subcontinent. The college offers postgraduate, undergraduate, diploma and distant education courses. Currently, there are 448 staff employed to teach and mentor 1800+ students. It also supports constituent colleges.

Brief Introduction about Patna University

The university provides undergraduate courses and 31 postgraduate courses in science, social science, humanities, commerce and various other fields as well. Master of Business Administration is also one of the many courses offered by the students. It has been recognised under section 22 of the UGC ACT. It has more 40 departments which have been constructed in order to ensure the smooth functioning of the University. The below table gives all the important information with respect to the university.

Started in 1917
Recognised UGC
Courses offered Undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and distant education courses.
Type State

Faculty and Department

They are numerous faculties in the University, each trying to promote better education and to mould the students. A few among the various departments are listed below,

  • Faculty of science
  • Faculty of law
  • Faculty of commerce
  • Faculty of social sciences
  • Faculty of education
  • Faculty of Humanities

The University also has other departments which help the students in ways possible and address their needs.

  • Grievance cell
  • Placement cell
  • Sports
  • Anti-ragging cell
  • Library
  • National Service Scheme (NSS)

Admission Time and date

The following are the dates during which the University invites applications from students who aspire to be admitted unto the various courses mentioned,

Particulars Dates
Applications open 2nd week of may
Applications end 2nd week of August

Admission Process

The following process is to be followed by students in order to apply for the various courses,

  • Students can apply online for postgraduate, graduate and diploma courses.
  • Apart from that students will have to take up an entrance exam conducted by the University followed by an interview.
  • The students are selected upon the criterion set.
  • An application fee has to be paid which ranges between Rs. 300-1000 IND. It varies from course to course. Check the details of the course before making payment.

Distance Education Programmes

Patna University’s distant education program is provided to students in order to educate them when they are not able to enrol as regular students. The Directorate of distance education was set up in the year 1978. The study material is prepared with the utmost care. For further details, students can mail their queries to [email protected]

The following are the courses where distance education is provided,

  • B.lib
  • BCA
  • BA
  • BA Hons
  • PG Diploma in Journalism
  • PG Diploma in Financial Management
  • PG Diploma in Marketing Management
  • PG Diploma in Operations Management

List of colleges

The following is the list of colleges that fall under Patna University,

  • Patna College
  • Patna Science College
  • B.N. College
  • Patna Law College
  • Magadh Mahila College
  • Patna Women’s College
  • Vanijya Mahavidyalaya
  • College of Arts and Craft
  • Patna Training College
  • Patna Women’s Training College

University Contact details

Address Registrar Patna University, Patna- 800 005., Bihar, India 0612 – 2678008
Email [email protected]

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