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Patna University: Important Dates, Courses, Eligibility, Admission 2021, Placement

Last updated on August 30th, 2021 by Akanksha Gupta

Patna University, PU is the Oldest University of India and is the first University in Bihar. It was established on 1 October 1917 when British used to rule all over India. It is the eleventh oldest university of the Nation . The university is an affiliated institution and operates in Patna City region. Ten colleges are affiliated with this university.

It offers UG, PG,Phd, Certificate, PG Diploma and Diploma Courses in various disciplines in the field of Commerce, Science, Humanities, Education, Management, Computer Applications, Library Sciences and Law. Patna University also offers distance education courses. Many Companies Come to University for Campus Placement Every Year. Some Of The Top Companies include Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation, Piramal Foundation, ITC Group, Svatantra Microfinance, Insurance Sector, Future Groups etc.

Patna University Important Dates for Admission 2021:-

Event Date (Tentative)
Starting of Registration Third week of April 2021
Last Date to Apply The third week of May 2021
Availability of Admit Card The fourth week of May 2021
PUCET 2021 Exam The first week of June 2021
Declaration of Result The 3rd week of June 2021
Counseling Starts From June 2021

Patna University Highlights

Established/Institution Type 1917 | State University
Recognized By BCI, AICTE, and DEB
Also Known as PU
Approved by UGC
Accredited By NAAC
NAAC Grade B+
Popular Courses Offered MA, M Sc, BA, BSC , B.Com MSW, M Com, M Ed, M Lib, B.Lib , BBA, MBA, Certificate and Diploma Courses
Managed by State Government
Entrance exam : Patna University Entrance Test(PUCET)
Admission Criteria: Merit Based/ Entrance Based
Application Mode Online
Mode of education Full Time, Regular, DDE
Campus Area 181.58 Acres
Number of Colleges 10
No. of Departments/Institutes/Centres 42
Facilities Available Library, Hostel Facilities, Sports and Recreation, Computer Lab, Co-scholastic activities, NCC & Scout Guide
Top Recruiters ITC group, Futures group, Svatantra MicroFinance, Insurance Sector, Wipro
Official Website https://www.patnauniversity.ac.in/

Patna University Courses Offered

Course Specialization Details
B.A Mathematics, statistics, Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu, Maithili, Persian, Music, Philosophy, Home Science, History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, and many more.
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 (minimum 45% marks)
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
B.Sc. Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Geology, Mathematics, Industrial Microbiology, Statistics, Biotechnology, Computer Application, Environmental Science
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with PCM/PCB (45% marks in aggr. & 45 % marks in opting Hons. Subject.)
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
B.com (Hons.) General
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 45% marks from a recognised board
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Ll.B General
  • Duration: 6 Semesters
  • Eligibility: Graduation with Honors
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) General
  • Duration: 4 Semester
  • Eligibility: Bachelor Degree in respective Discipline
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) General
  • Duration: 8 Semesters
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 45% marks, Age limit 25 years on 1st July of the year of admission
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) General
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 45% marks in aggregate
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Bachelor of Mass Communication General
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 45% marks in aggregate
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Bachelor of Library & Information Science General
  • Duration: 2 Semesters
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 45% marks in aggregate
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based

Post Graduate (PG) Level Courses

Course Specialization Details
MSc Herbal Chemistry*, Botany , Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology, statistics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Science
  • Duration: 2 Years (4 Semester)
  • Eligibility: Graduates in B.Sc.with Hons in the concerned Subject
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
LL.M General
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Bachelor degree in Law or such with at least 45% marks in the bachelor of Law exam.
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
M.A Mathematics, Ancient Indian History & Archaeology, Statistics, Arabic, Bengali , Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, (Rural Management and Development), Sanskrit, Sociology, Urdu, Music, Social Work, Women’s Studies, and many other
  • Duration: 2 Years ( 4 Semester)
  • Eligibility: BA with 45% in Hons. / Major subject or Bachelor degree with 55 % marks in subsidiary or pass course subjects
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
M.Com. General
  • Duration: 2 Years ( 4 Semester)
  • Eligibility: B.Com or passed in allied subjects – B.B.A, Economics, Statistics and Mathematics
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Master of Education (M.Ed) General
  • Duration: 2 Years ( 4 Semester)
  • Eligibility: Minimum 50 % marks in B.Ed, B.A.B.Ed, B.Sc.B.Ed, B.El.Ed., D.El.Ed. With an UG degree having 50 % aggregate.
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Master of Business Administration (MBA) General
  • Duration: 2 Years ( 4 Semester)
  • Eligibility: Minimum 50 % marks at the UG Level
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Master of Computer Application (MCA) General
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: BSc/BCA r any relevant degree with at least minimum 50 % marks at the UG Level
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Master of Journalism & Mass Communication General
  • Duration: 2 Years ( 4 Semester)
  • Eligibility: Minimum 45 % marks in Graduation / Post Graduation degree (any subjects)
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Master of Library & Information Science General
  • Duration: 2 Semesters
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree and Bachelor degree in Lib.& Inf. Sc. with at least 50% marks for Gen & 45% for SC/ST
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology General
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Eligibility: At least 45% marks in M.A./ M.Sc. in Psychology with special paper in clinical psychology / Counseling and Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application*
  • Duration: 2 Semesters
  • Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management General
  • Duration: 2 Semesters
  • Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development General
  • Duration: 2 Semesters
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate in any discipline with at least 55% aggregate.
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety Management General
  • Duration: 2 Semesters
  • Eligibility: Diploma in any branch of technology or engineering or Bachelor degree in Science with Phy. or Chem. as one of the subjects.
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration General
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline.
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Post Graduate Diploma in Women’s & Child Welfare* General
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Eligibility: Minimum 45 % marks in Graduation
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science General
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Eligibility: Graduation in Arts, Science, Commerce or equivalent
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
Post Graduate Diploma in Women’s Studies General
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Eligibility: Graduation with Hons. in any discipline
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based
PG Diploma in Remote sensing and GI System General
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Eligibility: Passed with a high second class Bachelor’s (Hons) degree in Geography, Geology, and Physics & Mathematics.
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based

Doctoral Level

The Doctoral Level Programmes leading to the award of the D.Lit , the D.sc and PhD are run at the University Departments.

Course Eligibility Duration
Doctor of Literature PhD with a minimum of 50% aggregate 3 Years
Doctor of Science PhD in any field 3 Years

Ph.D level

Course Specialization Details
Ph.D Hindi , English, Sanskrit, Maithili, Bengali, Arabic, Urdu, Philosophy, History, Home Science, AIH & Archaeology, Sociology, Economic, Psychology, Geography, Personnel Management and Industrial Relation, Rural Studies, Physics, Finance and Control, Business Administration and many more
  • Duration: 2 Year – 6 Years
  • Eligibility: MA in Respective Discipline and NET/JRF Qualified
  • Admission Criteria: Entrance Based

Certificate and Diploma Courses at PU:-

Courses Eligibility Duration
Certificate in (Risk & Insurance Management, Applied Yoga, Human Resource Management, Public Relations, Stress Management, Textile/ Ornamentation & Home Fashion) 10+2 Passed 1 Year
Certificate Course in (Thoughts and Philosophy of Dr Ambedkar including Neo-Buddhism, Human Rights & Value Education, Basic English Language Proficiency Certificate Programme, Language Proficiency Certificate Programme, Computerized Accounting(Add- on ) 10+2 or equivalent qualifications with a minimum of 50 % marks 6 Months
Add on Certificate Course in (Office Management Skills, I.T. Skill Development in Graphics & Web Designing, Fine Arts Certificate Course in Jute Art, Craft & Design,fine Arts Certificate Course in Tikuli Art ,Fine Arts Certificate Course in Madhubani Painting, Block Printing, ( For M.M.C students only) B.A. / B.Sc. Or Self-financing course of B.Com / BBA/BCA/BSW of M.M.C 6 Months
Japanese Language and Cultural Training – Only for the students of MMC NA 6 Months
Language Proficiency Certificate Course 10 +2 or equivalent qualification with a Minimum of 50% marks. 6 Months
Diploma in (Risk & insurance Management, Applied Yoga, Human Resource Management) Certificate Course in Respective Discipline + 12th pass 1 Year
Diploma in Public Relations Certificate Course in Respective Discipline + 12th pass 2 Years
Diploma in Stress Management Certificate Course in Respective Discipline + 12th pass 2 Years
Diploma in Textile / Ornamentation & Home Fashion Certificate Course in Respective Discipline + 12th pass 2 Years
Advance Diploma in( Textile/ Ornamentation & Home Fashion, Stress Management, Public Relation) Diploma Course in Respective Discipline + 12th pass 3 Years
Advance Diploma in (Human Resource Management, Applied Yoga , Risk & Insurance Management) Diploma Course in Respective Discipline + 12th pass 1 Year

Patna University Admission

Application form can be filled online by Going to the official website of Patna University(PU).

  • Admission to Bachelor degree courses BA, B.Sc, BSW, B.Com, B.Li.I.Sc, BBA, BFA is based on ranks secured in Patna University Common Entrance Test (PUCET).
  • BEET and BLET is Conducted for B.Ed and LLB courses respectively by Patna University.
  • For MCA, M.Sc, MA, ML.Li.I.Sc, M.Com and MSW Courses University conducts separate entrance tests. For MA (PMIR/ Rural Studies) and MBA, CAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ JMET Score Card is Taken in Consideration and it is followed by Group Discussion and PI.
  • MEET and MELT tests are conducted respectively for M.Ed and LL.M courses. Patna University conducts Ph.D. Admission Test (PAT) to take admission in Ph.D.
  • UGC NET/ CSIR NET/GATE/MHRD Scholarships/Teacher Fellowship/DBT/ICMR/ICAR/DST-INSPIRE/CSIR or ICHR qualified Can also apply for Ph.D.

How to Apply?

  • Step 1: Visit http://www.puonline.co.in/# for Applying to Regular Courses and http://apply.puonline.co.in/dde/ for Applying to Distance Courses.
  • Step 2: Go through instructions and Read Before Apply. Follow the steps to fill the online application properly.
  • Step 3: Decide which course you want to apply online.
  • Step 4: Go to this link and Click on Apply Now Button http://apply.puonline.co.in/online/Course_Details.aspx
  • Step 5: On the registration page. Fill the required information and click on register. After clicking on the “Register” button you will receive an OTP on mobile and on email with an activation link on your registered email. Activate your application id.
  • Step 6: Login ID will be used to login for application.
  • Step 7: Now visit http://apply.puonline.co.in/online/Default.aspx Fill All Correct Details and check. After payment no modification is possible.
  • Step 8: You can click on Print button to print and save. During the admission process You will have to produce the same along with other required documents.

Patna University Facilities

Patna University offers Many Facilities including:

  • Library: Each College of Patna University Has Its Library. The Central Library Facility is also accessible by all.
  • Hostel: Most Of the Colleges of Patna University has Hostels. Separate Hostels for Boys and Girls are Available at Minimum Cost. Mess facility is also there.
  • Co-scholastic Activities: In Patna University Cultural and literary activities are organized. Field trips, community living camps and workshops are also held for the students on a regular basis to provide exposure to them.
  • Sports and Recreation: The Patna University has both indoor and outdoor sports facilities and regular events are conducted on campus.
  • Computer Laboratory: High class computer lab provides high-speed internet connection to the students for easy academic research.
  • Other Facilities in University includes Canteen, Wi-Fi, Gym, and University also has NCC and Scout Guide unit. Anti Ragging and Placement Cell Is Also there in Patna University.

Patna University Scholarship

Various organizations provide Scholarship to the students of Patna university. It includes the National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation. They provide INR 2500 to students with disabilities. Students are given INR 2500 for 10 months for UG or Professional Graduate Degree and INR 3000 for Professional PG Degree. Post Matric Scholarship Can Also be Availed By Students. State Government Offers Scholarship to Economically Backward Students.

Patna University Placement

The university has a placement cell which looks after For Placement in the college. Each Year Placement Drive is conducted by them. The internship Opportunities are also provided by the placement cell. Various seminars and group discussions are organized by placement cell to increase the overall skills of the students.

Students get practical experience through the programme and upgrade their skills. Students can easily find jobs on the basis of their skills gained from the Patna University. ITC group, Futures group, Azim Premji Foundation, Svatantra MicroFinance, Insurance Sector, and Wipro visits Patna University Every Year for Placement Drive. The Placement cell has invited about 1000 organizations to visit Patna University campus for Placement.

Various programmes are conducted by the Placement Cell of PU through Medha Learning Foundation. Patna University provides Internships Opportunities to its students through Indian Red Cross Society, Goonj, GreenPeace, Dainik Bhaskar, 98.3 FM Radio Mirchi, Coca-Cola, IRCTC, I-PAC, Smart City Patna, Nidan, Kaushalya Foundation, Bihar Police etc.

Patna University FAQs

Ques. Are BBA/MBA courses available in Patna University?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans: Yes, Patna University offers BBA and MBA Courses. For MBA Courses MAT Scores are taken in Consideration Followed By GD And PI.

Ques. Are there any hostel facilities for students at Patna University?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. Yes, Patna University has separate hostel facilities for boys and girls. Hostels are Available in almost every Constituent College of Patna University and Hostel fees are Very low.

Ques. Does DDE, Patna University provide the MBA course?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. Patna University (PU) does not take Admission in MBA Courses via distance but it offers PGDM or other programs. One Can Take Admission In MBA Courses in Regular Courses Only.

Ques : Does Patna University Hostel allow students to go out for coaching of competition Exams?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans.- Yes it allows Students to go out for coaching but from 2nd year and You have to return before 5 pm. Rules and regulations of the Hostel are very strict.

Ques. What is the average fees for a BCA at Patna University?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. It is Around INR 90,000 and it Increases by 10 % every Year. The college is too expensive for lower middle class family or for Family which are Not Well Paid Off.

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