Patna University , is the first university in Bihar, was established in 1917 during the British Rule, and is the seventh oldest university of the Indian subcontinent. At that time, the jurisdiction of the university extended to Bihar, Orissa, and the Kingdom of Nepal. The university oversaw examinations for educational institutions ranging from school finals to the postgraduate levels. This continued almost for four decades, until the establishment of the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, and the Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar.
Special efforts are required for achieving high academic excellence. Qualitative change in Higher Education is possible only through radical means including incorporating Information Technology / e-Governance, adopting a policy of social inclusion and making quantitative as well as qualitative changes in teaching, research & development activities. We would need synergistic efforts and cooperation from all quarters for achieving this distinction, so that we may provide quality education to all our students.