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.
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.
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.
Our vision is to mould the character, shape the career, bring perfection in behaviour and excellence in educating the younger generation of today for future. Also, to bring up a vibrant knowledge university resonating with the mission of all round development of students in particular and the nation and mankind in general by providing value- based, creative, innovative quality education.
The mission includes undertaking research studies and result oriented projects, specific to the region, that may contribute to the economic development of the country.
To foster all round development of students by widening their vision, making them technology savvy and lifelong learners and to make the students realise their roles in serving the cause of social justice and to contribute their share in the national development. AKU has been set up in the State capital of Bihar”Patna” under Bihar Act 24, 2008, the Aryabhatta Knowledge University Act 2008, enacted by the legislature of the State of Bihar in the Fifty Ninth year of the republic of India.
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, or, as written by the Arabs, ARJABAHR, a celebrated Hindu mathematician, and the earliest known author on Algebra, is now generally believed to have lived about the beginning of our era.
Aryabhatta is the first writer on astronomy to whom the Hindus do not allow the honour of a divine inspiration. Writers on mathematical science distinctly state that he was the earliest uninspired and a merely human writer on astronomy. This is a notice which sufficiently proves his being an historical character.
The astronomical sects, of which Arabhatta is the reputed founder, were distinguished by the name of Audayakas, from Udaya, " rising;" implying that they fixed the beginning of the planetary motions on the meridian of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) at sun-rise, in opposition to the Arddharatrikas, who began the great astronomical cycle at midnight. Aryabhatta is the author of the " Aryasht'- as'ata" (eight hundred couplets in the Arya metre) and the "Das'agitika"(ten stanzas). more
The history and tradition of Patna go back to the earliest dawn of civilization. The original name of Patna was Pataliputra or Patalipattan and its history makes a start from the century 600 B.C.
The name Patna has undergone many changes at its earliest stages like Pataligram, Kusumpur,Patliputra, Azimabad etc., ultimately terminating to the present one. Chandragupta Maurya made it his capital in the 4th century A.D. Thereafter the city lost its importance until Sherkhan Suri rose into power in the early 16th century A.D. Another version that comes to focus is that there existed a village named Pattan or Patthan, which later turned into Patna.It has been said that Pataliputra was founded by Ajatashatru.
Patna, therefore, has become inextricably bound up with the ancient Pataliputra. The ancient village was named ‘Patali’ and the word ‘Pattan’ was added to it. Greek history mentions ‘Palibothra’ which perhaps is Pataliputra itself. more