Open main menu

Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU Patna) is a collegiate public state university[2] located in Mithapur, Patna, Bihar, India. Its name is taken from the name of Indian astronomer Aryabhatta.

Aryabhatta Knowledge University Patna
AKU Bihar logo.png
ChancellorGovernor of Bihar
Vice-ChancellorArun Kumar Agrawal[1]
Location, ,
Coordinates: 25°35′33″N 85°08′06″E / 25.592457°N 85.134972°E / 25.592457; 85.134972
NicknameAKU Patna
Aryabhatta Knowledge University is located in Patna
Aryabhatta Knowledge University
Location in Patna, India

The university was established in 2010 by the Government of Bihar[3] through the Aryabhatta Knowledge University Act, 2008.[4] Apart from a few notable exceptions, AKU has authority over technical education all over the state of Bihar, and it functions as the state technological university of Bihar. AKU recognised and approved by AICTE. It is a statutory requirement for colleges offering any program in engineering, medical or technology in the state to be affiliated with the university. It was established for the development and management of educational infrastructure related to technical education, medical, management and allied professional education in the state.It also has four schools

  • Patliputra School of Economics.
  • Centre for river studies.
  • Centre for geographical studies.
  • Centre for Journalism and Mass Communication.


The university operates from offices at the Chanakya National Law University campus in Mithapur, Patna. In 2013 the Bihar Government assigned 95 crore (equivalent to 121 crore or US$17 million in 2018) for the construction of a new campus.[5] However, construction has been delayed and as of 2015, only the boundary walls of this planned 7.6 acres (0.031 km2) campus were constructed.[6]

Affiliated collegesEdit

As of 2019-20, AKU has nearly 114 affiliated colleges. These include 38 govt & 17 private engineering colleges, 8 govt & 3 private medical colleges, 33 educational colleges, 8 community college, 2 nursing colleges and 5 vocational colleges.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Vice Chancellor's Message
  2. ^ "List of State Universities as on 29.06.2017" (PDF). University Grants Commission. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Tech cradles fail to shift to permanent campus". The Times of India. Times News Network. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  4. ^ "The Aryabhatta Knowledge University Act, 2008" (PDF). Government of Bihar. 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Aryabhatta Knowledge University gets 95 Crores for New Campus". The Biharprabha News. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Tech cradles fail to shift to permanent campus". The Times of India. Times New Network. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  7. ^ "List of Engineering Colleges under AKU". Aryabhatta Knowledge University. Retrieved 3 August 2017. Other lists are reached by clicking on links on the side bar.

External linksEdit