Patna University: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Jaya Laxmi Jaya Laxmi | Feb 28, 2023
Jaya Laxmi
Jaya Laxmi

Updated on - Feb 28, 2023

Patna University is the 1st and the oldest university in the Bihar. Being established in the year 1917, it acts as an affiliating and examining body for over 30 years. The area of the university covers almost 181 acres and is situated on the bank of the river Ganga. The University has 8 faculties, 10 constituent colleges and 42 departments. The university also provides distance education which includes E-Learning, Web-based learning, and EDUSAT. The university also offers students with linguistic programmes for their holistic development.

Patna University has its own Patna Medical College and Patna Dental College in the Faculty of Medicine whose management and control are with the State Government. The Institute of Psychological Research & Services, Institute of Public Administration, Institute of Music, and Institute of Library and Information Science are the 4 institutions maintained by the university. The university provides courses in undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate, diploma and certification under the discipline of arts, science, law, management and commerce. 

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Patna University Quick Insights

Patna University was established in 1917 focussing on the future growth of human society. The University offers various courses in multiple specializations. The key highlights of the university are listed below.

Patna University
Type of University Public
Year of Establishment 1917
Approvals UGC
Recognition MHRD
Accreditation NAAC
Infrastructure Facilities
Library, Hostel, Computer Centre, Playground
PU Courses Offered
UG, PG, PhD, Diploma and Certification
Campus Area
181.5 acres
Patna, Bihar, India

Patna University Ranking

Patna University has secured many rankings and awards over the past years. Some of the rankings that the institute has secured are mentioned below

  • The University secured169th in India and 4333rd in the World 2022 overall rankings by Edurank
  • The institute secured 4190th position among the universities of the world and 92nd place among Indian Universities by Unirank 2021.
  • The university was placed 1617th position in Asia and 2nd position in Bihar by Edurank 2021.

Patna University Courses

Patna University offers courses in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate. Each course has its own specializations. The complete list of the courses and their specializations are listed below.

Departments Courses
BA, BFA, MA, PhD, DLit, Diploma/Advanced Diploma, Certification
Education B.Ed./M.Ed.
Computer Application MCA

Read More: Patna University Courses and Fees

Patna University Department

Patna University offers courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate levels. The courses and the specializations offered are monitored by certain departments. Some of the departments that the institute has been given below

English History
Arabic Psychology
Economics Sociology
Geography Physics
Chemistry Zoology
Statistics Education
Law Biochemistry

Patna University Admissions

Patna University admission for the year 2023 are available for programs at the UG, PG, Diploma, and Doctoral levels. The institute also provides a wide range of specializations for its programs. Students are advised to check the complete eligibility criteria section on the official website of the university before applying.

Patna University Eligibility Criteria

Patna University offers various courses in undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, certification and doctorate. Each course has its own eligibility criteria. The complete eligibility criteria according to the courses are listed below.

B.Ed. Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant who has completed their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with at least 55% marks in total from a recognized university.

B.Com Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant who has passed 10+2 in the relevant stream with at least 45% marks in total from a recognized board. 

Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must get a valid score in the PAT or NET exam followed by a personal interview.

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Why Choose Patna University?

Patna University has its own Patna Medical College and Patna Dental College in the Faculty of Medicine whose management and control are with the State Government. The Institute of Psychological Research & Services, Institute of Public Administration, Institute of Music, and Institute of Library and Information Science are the 4 institutions maintained by the university.

Patna University Academic Advantages

  • The institute provides a wide range of courses at different levels of education.
  • The faculties in the institute are highly qualified and are helpful.
  • The institute provides good infrastructure facilities for the students of the institute.

Patna University Cutoff

Patna University's cutoff for the year 2022 has been released for a few courses. Candidates who are seeking admission in the institute will have to meet the cutoff criteria of the institute by securing valid marks in the entrance exams that the college prefers.

Patna University Infrastructure

Patna University provides well-maintained infrastructure facilities. Some of the infrastructure facilities that the institute provides for the students and the faculties of the institute are mentioned below.

  • Classrooms
  • Labs
  • Auditorium
  • Library
  • Transportation
  • Hostel

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Patna University Placements

Patna University provides good placement opportunities for the students. The placement cell helps the students by providing career counseling and training for the placement. Patna University Placement Cell maintains strong relations with the corporate bodies who have shown their incredible interest and have been coming consistently for campus recruitment in various branches of the University and the Colleges. The highest package offered in the year 2022 is INR 8LPA and the average package offered is INR 3LPA.

Some of the recruiters are

Wipro Azim Premji Foundation Piramal Foundation
ITC Group Svatantra Microfinance Insurance Sector

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Patna University Scholarships

Patna University provides scholarships to students. The students with differently-abled and with parents’ annual income below 3 Lakhs are eligible for the scholarships. The complete details of the scholarships provided by the institution are as follows

  • A Scholarship that covers course fees, maintenance, books and stationery, aids and appliances for 2500 eligible differently-abled students
  • A monthly maintenance allowance of INR 2500 and INR 3000 for UG and PG students for 10 months
  • Also, a monthly of INR 6000 and INR 10000 for UG and PG students to buy books and stationaries

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Patna University Collaboration

Patna University had made a Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with various institutions and firms for the benefit of the students and the institute. The list of MoUs made by the university is listed below.

International Collaboration

Country Partnering institutions
Poland Indo-European Education Foundation (IEEF), Warsaw
USA Sam Houston State University
Nepal Tribhuwan University

National Collaboration

  • Beltron Telecom Green Energy Systems Limited
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, Patna
  • Medha Learning Foundation, Lucknow
  • ICGE and Biotechnology, New Delhi
  • Indian Red Cross Society Bihar Branch Patna

Patna University Alumni

Patna University has some notable alumni who are currently working across India. Some of the notable alumni with their professions are mentioned below.

Notable Alumni Profession
Kajal Raghwani Indian Actress
Rajiv Gauba
Cabinet Secretary of India
J. P. Nadda
President of Bharatiya Janata Party
Sweta Singh
Indian journalist

Patna University Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 1:42
Campus Area 181.5 acres
Accredited by NAAC
Recognised by UGC

Patna University Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
MBA ₹1,08,000 2 Years
LLB ₹5,172 3 Years
BBA ₹45,000 3 Years
BCA ₹9,000 1 Year
B.Com ₹6,174 3 Years
BFA ₹13,290 3 Years
B.Lib.I.Sc ₹8,200 1 Year
BMM ₹45,000 3 Years
BSW ₹22,830 3 Years
B.Voc ₹15,000 3 Years

Patna University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Patna University

₹ 1,08,000 (2 Years)

LLB [Bachelor of Law]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 5,172 (3 Years)

₹ 45,000 (3 Years)

₹ 9,000 (1 Year)

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 6,174 (3 Years)

BFA [Bachelor of Fine Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 13,290 (3 Years)

₹ 8,200 (1 Year)

BMM [Bachelor of Mass Media]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 45,000 (3 Years)

BSW [Bachelor of Social Work]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 22,830 (3 Years)

₹ 15,000 (3 Years)

M.Ed [Master of Education]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 7,740 (2 Years)

₹ 1,07,500 (2 Years)

LLM [Master of Laws]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 4,334 (2 Years)

B.Ed [Bachelor of Education]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 6,081 (3 Years)

B.Sc [Bachelor of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 21,821 (3 Years)

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 11,240 (2 Years)

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 11,240 (2 Years)

₹ 9,000 (1 Year)

Exams Accepted by Patna University


Exam Date: Nov 26, 2023



Exam Date: May 28, 2023

Result Date: Jun 01, 2023

Patna University FAQs

 Can I get direct admission in Patna University?

No, one must qualify for the PUCET for admission to Patna University.

How many colleges come under Patna University?

A total of 10 colleges come under Patna University.

Does Patna University have a placement cell?

Yes, Patna University does have a dedicated placement cell.

Does Patna University provide hostel facilities?

Yes, Patna University provides separate hostel facilities for both girls and boys.

Does Patna University provide PG Course?

Yes, the institute provides wide range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels of education

Patna University Reviews

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Singhshivangi34364 | , batch of 2022

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Eligibility criteria were 12th for any subject. I did not appear in any entrance exam.

Amit Kumar | , batch of 2018

Reviewed on Mar 05, 2021

  • 4.7
  • Placements 4.5
  • Fees 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The minimum qualification is B.Sc, and the admission is merit-based. The typical cutoff is 75%.

Murshid Imam | , batch of 1991

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

  • 3.6
  • Placements 2.5
  • Fees 3.5
  • Academics 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Got admission on basis of marks obtained in graduation. Cut off is about fifty percent.

Sanskar Samanvay | , batch of 2018

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

  • 4.1
  • Placements 4.5
  • Fees 4.5
  • Academics 4
  • Campus 3.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : You should get at least 45% in your academic.

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