The 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.
In private sector only two engineering colleges, namely Maulana Azad College of engineering Patna and R.P Sharma Institute of Technology Patna were established in the year 1981. Both institutions are affiliated to magadh university, Bodh Gaya. Vidya Bihar Institute of Technology at purnea opened in 2009 and Vidyan Institute of Technology and Management at Buxar, Bihar opened in 2010. These institutes have got approval from AICTE and waiting for affiliations under Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna. As per Act passed by the Bihar Government “Published in Bihar Gazette on 11th August, 2008” all the above mentioned institutes except N.I.T, Patna will come under A. K. U, Patna Bihar.
ARYABHATTA KNOWLEDGE UNIVERSITY
A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies Campus (West),
North Gandhi Maidan,
Phone : 0612-2219106
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU), Patna