Patna University (PU)


Patna University AT A Glance

Patna University was established in the year 1917 and it functioned as affiliating 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.

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. 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. 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.

Departments of Patna University 

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

Department Of Chemistry

Department Of Botany

Department Of Geology

 Lists of Affiliated Colleges.

Patna Women's College

Patna College

Bihar College Of Engineering


Patna Science College

Magadh Mahila College

Patna Law College

Women's Training College

Vanijya Mahavidyala

College of Arts & Crafts

Directorate of Distance Education (DDE)

The Directorate of Distance Education, Patna University was establishment in 1974 with the purpose of providing higher education through correspondence and distant learning methods to such persons, who though possessing necessary educational qualifications, were unable to join any regular college. Those persons, who are engaged in some service of business, can also get themselves admitted to the directorate and receive higher education. It is also a book for those females who have no frequent opportunities due to engagements in house hold works.

The mode of imparting instruction through Distance Education has been found useful, effective and less expensive in almost all developed countries and also in many universities in our own country. The study material (or lessons) is carefully planned and prepared by a team of efficient experienced and devoted teachers. The printed study materials are made available to the students at regular intervals. Well-planned lessons with necessary instruction, illustrative example, thought provoking exercises and test questions act both as text book and teacher to the students. After studying the lessons and recommended reading materials, the students are required to solve exercise and answer the test questions and send them to the Directorate. This type of two-way communication between teachers and the students is really an essential feature of this distant learning.

Courses of DDE:

Directorate of Distance Education provides education through postal correspondence to students of




 Bachelor of library & information Science (BLIS)

 PG Diploma in Journalism

 PG Diploma in Financial Management

 PG Diploma in Marketing Management

 PG Diploma in Operations Management.

The course of study, duration of the course the examination and the degree of B.A., B.Com, (Hons.) etc. are the same as those of the students of the regular Colleges of Patna University. This is the difference between this Directorate and the regular Colleges.

These study materials are prepared according to the syllabus and serve the purpose of classroom lectures.




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Address Patna University, Patna- 800 005., Bihar, India
Affiliated to Patna University (UGC)
Approved By UGC , DEC
Exam Accepted PU-CET
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For Boys + Girls (Co-ed)
Type Govt
Hostel Yes


Course Intake Duration Fee
1) B.A Social Science 3 Year
2) B.Ed 2 Year
3) B.A Music 3 Year
4) B.Com 3 Year
5) BMC (Bachelor in Mass Communication) 3 Years
6) BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) 3 Years
7) B.A Bengali 3 Year
8) B.A Economics 3 Year
9) LLB (Bachelor of Law) 3 Years
10) B.A English 3 Year
11) B.A Hindi 3 Year
12) B.A History 3 Year
13) B.A Mathematics 3 Year
14) B.A Psychology 3 Year
15) B.A Sociology 3 Year
16) B.A Sanskrit 3 Year
17) B.Sc Chemistry 3 Year
18) B.Sc Chemistry 3 Year
19) B.Sc Mathematic 3 Year
20) B.Sc Physics 3 Year
21) B.Sc Industrial Microbiology 3 Year
22) B.Sc Geology 3 Year
23) B.Sc Statistics 3 Years
24) B.A Political Science 3 Year
25) BFA (Bachelor in Fine Arts) 3 Year
26) BLIS - Bachelor of Library and Information Science 1 Year
27) B.Sc Botany 3 Years
28) B.Sc Computer science 3 Year
29) B.Sc Zoology 3 Years
30) Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) 3 Year
31) B.A Home Science 3 Year
32) B.Sc Environmental Science 3 Year
33) B.A Urdu 3 Year
34) B.A Statistics 3 Year
35) B.A Geography 3 Year
36) B.A Persian 3 Year
37) B.Sc Biotechnology 3 Year
38) B.A Maithili 3 Year
39) M.A Home Science 2 Years
40) Master in Education (M.Ed) 2 Years
41) MMC (Master of Mass Communication) NA
42) M.A Maithili 2 Years
43) M.A Mathematics 2 Years
44) MCA (Master in Computer Application) 2 Years
45) Master in Laws (LLM) 2 Years
46) MBA (Master in Business Administration) 2 Years
47) M.A Hindi 2 Years
48) M.Sc Botany 2 Years
49) M.Sc Zoology 2 Years
50) M.Sc Statistics 2 Years
51) M.Sc Physics 2 Years
52) M.Sc Chemistry 2 Years
53) M.Com (Master of Commerce) 2 Years
54) M.A English 2 Years
55) M.A Political Science 2 Years
56) M.A Economics 2 Years
57) M.A Arabic 2 Years
58) M.A Philosophy 2 Years
59) M.A Sanskrit 2 Years
60) M.A Persian 2 Years
61) M.A Urdu 2 Years
62) M.Sc Biotechnology 2 Years
63) M.Sc Biochemistry 2 Years
64) M.Sc Environmental Science 2 Years
65) M.Sc Applied Geology 2 Years
66) M.A Social Work 2 Years
67) M.A Psychology 2 Years
68) M.A Sociology 2 Years
69) M.Sc Mathematics 2 Years
70) M.A Ancient Indian History and Archaeology 2 Years
71) M.A Ancient Indian History and Archaeology 2 Years
72) M.A History 2 Years
73) M.A Geography 2 Years
74) M.A Music 2 Years
75) M.A Women Studies 2 Years
76) Ph.D Chemistry 3-5 Year
77) Ph.D Chemistry 3-5 Year
78) Ph.D Hindi 3 Years
79) Ph.D Biochemistry 3 Years
80) Ph.D Environmental science 3 Years
81) Ph.D Environmental science 3 Years
82) Ph.D Physics 3 Years
83) Ph.D Sociology 3 Years
84) Ph.D Education 3 Years
85) Ph.D Education 3 Years
86) Ph.D Biotechnology 3-5 Year
87) Ph.D Botany 3 Years
88) Ph.D Zoology 3 Years
89) Ph.D Zoology 3 Years
90) Ph.D Political Science 3-5 Years
91) Ph.D Political Science 3-5 Years
92) Ph.D Sanskrit 3 Years
93) Ph.D Mathematics 3 Years
94) Ph.D Social Work 3 Years
95) Ph.D English 3 Year
96) Ph.D Home Science 3-5 Yr
97) Ph.D Law 3 Year
98) Ph.D History 3 Years
99) PG Diploma in Industrial Safety (PGDIS) 1-3 Years
100) PG Diploma in Human Resource 1 Year
101) Certificate Course in HR Analytics 5 Month

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