Aryabhatta Knowledge University Patna

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Established in 2008, Aryabhatta Knowledge University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Patna (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Bihar. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. AKU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

Aryabhatta Knowledge University(AKU) is a professional university in the state of Bihar, India. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The university is now governed by Bihar State University Act 2008  Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU), Patna has been established by Government of Bihar for the development and management of educational infrastructure related to technical, medical, management and allied professional education in the state. Presently it operates from a makeshift office at CNLU Patna, however Bihar Government has allotted Rs. 95 Crores for construction of its own Campus.


Aryabhatta Knowledge University Act 2008 provides for the establishment of University at Patna to conduct and facilitate affiliation of institutions in the conventional as well new frontiers of professional education. All colleges and institutions imparting professional education for example Engineering and Technology including information Technology, Nano technology & Biotechnology, Management, Medicine, Health technology, Public Health Pharmacy, Optometry, Nursing, Education, Law etc. is to be affiliated to this university.

Historical Background

Technical Education had been a key priority in the state of Bihar, and it had established several prestigious Technical institutes in the State. The most prestigious institutes of the State, Bihar College of Engineering established in 1900, has been converted as centrally Funded Institute, namely National institute of Technology, Patna in February 2004. Other old & prestigious Institutions are Bhagalpur college of Engineering under Tilka Manjhi University, Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur institute of Technology under BRBA Bihar University, Muzaffarpur.

BIT Sindri, Which is now is state of Jharkhand, was also established by state of Bihar. These institutes offered high quality Technical Education, and their alumni today have achieved National and International Recognition.

About Us

Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU), Patna has been established by Government of Bihar for the development and management of educational infrastructure related to technical, medical, management and allied professional education in the state. The objective of the university is to promote the professional education infrastructure to meet the national standard through well advanced course, infrastructure and quality faculty. Bihar lacks in the infrastructure both in the terms of number of institutions and the quality of education. As a result Bihar state has become the major hub of students migrating to the others states for pursuing their education and carrier building for future growth.

Affiliated colleges AKU

Vidyadaan Institute of Technology and Management (VITM) was first engineering college in Bihar to get affiliated to Aryabhatta Knowledge University.Following are 20 engineering colleges affiliated to it.

Under Graduation Courses


B.Tech. Courses
Course Code Course Duration
101 Civil Engineering (CE) 4 years
102 Mechanical Engineering (ME) 4 years
103 Electrical Engineering/Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) 4 years
104 Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) 4 years
105 Computer Science Engineering (CSE) 4 years
106 Information Technology (IT) 4 years
107 Leather Technology (LT) 4 years
108 Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) 3 years
109 Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) 4 years

Post Graduation Courses


M.Tech. Courses
Course Duration
Electronics & Communication Engg. NA
Mechanical Engineering NA
Physics Hons. NA
Electrical Engineering NA
Chemical Engineering NA
Petroleum Engineering NA
Nano Science and Nano Technology 2 years

Research centre

  • Aryabhatta Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology.(ACNN), PATNA

Government Engineering Colleges

  • Bakhtiyarpur College of Engineering
  • Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology
  • Bhagalpur College of Engineering
  • Nalanda College of Engineering
  • Gaya College of Engineering
  • Darbhanga College of Engineering
  • Motihari College of Engineering
  • Lok Nayak Jayprakash Institute Of Technology, Chapra(Saran)

Private Engg. colleges

  • Patna Sahib College of Engineering & Technology, Vaishali
  • Vidyadaan Institute of Technology and Management, Buxar
  • Moti Babu Institute of Technology,Forbesganj
  • Vidya Vihar Institute of Technology, Purnea
  • Amrapali Institute of Technology, Lakhisarai
  • Azmet Institute of Technology, Kishanganj
  • K.K. College of Engineering & Management, Nalanda
  • Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Amhara, Patna
  • Sityog Institute of Technology, Aurangabad

Following are medical colleges affiliated to it:

  • Patna Medical College and Hospital
  • Nalanda Medical College and Hospital
  • Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital
  • Anugrah Narain Magadh Medical College, Gaya
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Bhagalpur
  • Sri Krishna Medical College, Muzaffarpur
  • Government Medical college , Bettiah, west champaran

Other colleges affiliated to it are:

  • St. Xavier’s College of Education
  • Maitreya College of Education and Management
  • International School of Management, Patna
  • Admerit Business College, Doctor’s Colony Golamber, Opp. Bhu-Vigyan Bhawan, Kankarbagh, Patna
  • Institute of Entrepreneurship Development
  • College of Nursing, Patna
  • International Architecture Research Academy, Munger
  • Mahavir Cancer Sansthan, Patna
  • Shri Nityanand Jha College of Education, Sijoul,Dist.Madhubani
  • Government Pharmacy Institute, Patna


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