Education and Training in Patna
The history of education in India upholds Patna as one of the towering cities in India which conceptualized the need for education in ancient India. Patna University is the 7th oldest university of India established on 1 October 1917 during the British Raj. Eventually, one after another universities started to emerge in Bihar thereafter to meet the need for education. Presently the state has a large number of universities that came up with varied courses to cater students from all over India. The proud Indian history of educational accomplishments and richness of innovation has always attracted students and education enthusiasts from round the world.
Patna is now being recognized as the home to some of the prominent institutes and universities in India. It is crowned with the honor of holding four some major institutions in India including IIT Patna, AIIMS Patna, NIT Patna, Science College Patna, and Chanakya National Law University etc. The higher education scenario of Patna is completely prevailed by universities in Bihar. All these universities offer wide range of courses to students who are ambitious of pursuing higher studies. Apart from offering conventional degree programs, the universities in Bihar have come up with various career oriented courses. Along with under graduate, post graduate, doctoral and post doctoral programs students can also obtain wide range of certificate and diploma courses, exclusively for job purpose.
Patna is regarded as major town for higher education in Bihar. One can find colleges, university departments, and institutes to study under graduate / post graduate degree programmes in traditional areas like arts, commerce, business, law etc as well as modern and more modern study disciplines like Science, Technology, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Social Work, Chartered Accountancy, Mathematics, Computer Science, Space Technology, Food Sciences, Medicine etc. Apart from regular courses, Colleges in Patna also provides education through different modes such as distance learning; campus study which helps those having problem in attending regular classes.
The education system of Patna can be divided as follows:
- Primary School
- Secondary School
- College Education
- University Education
- Research / Doctorate
Patna is known as education town of Bihar due to presence of many national/international schools, colleges, universities and some best known coaching centers. There are many private coaching institutes in Patna for engineering, medical, law, UPSC, bank, and railway recruitment examinations. Students from these institutions make significant percentage to merit rank of different examinations. Also considerable numbers of students go for higher studies and research to other parts of India and overseas.