Introduction 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.
Dear Techsavy youth brigade of Bihar,
I wish you all an academically bright, professionally prosperous and personally healthy life. From over a million eligible young aspirants for Technical Education in Bihar, presently only a few hundreds make it to the Technical Institutions of the State. Unfortunately quite a few of students prefer to study outside the state presuming that the grass on the other side is greener. Let me assure all such talented students that Aryabhatta Knowledge University offers you indeed a proper option to be educated in your own state. Aryabhatta Knowledge University strives to work diligently and untiringly towards making not only Bihar but our country India a world leader in providing quality education in technology and the field of medical sciences. We have been doing it through hard work, honesty, perseverance and empathy. The faculty and staff affiliated to this university have already taken initiatives to carefully nurture the innate talents of our students and have successfully created an environment conducive for scholastic thinking of the whole fraternity. The aim is to make all the students and the teachers of this university and particularly of Patna Medical College a special class of professionals in the society. Our all out efforts are to produce honest, knowledgeable and efficient persons by providing the latest and student centric high quality education so that our students make a definitive, profound and long lasting contribution towards the growth of the nation.
Our mission at Aryabhatta Knowledge University is also to create an excellent academic atmoshere. It has been our sincere endeavor to naturally inculcate and foster speedy analytical, rational as well as out of the box thinking amongst the students to enable them to face the modern day’s ethical and Technological challenges. At Aryabhatta Knowledge University we have been walking the extra mile to ensure that our all students, irrespective of their social/ cultural background, bloom to their full potentials. I am very happy to announce that the 'Aryabhattians' are aptly and very successfully handling the challenges of the present competitive world besides usefully contributing to the ever changing dynamic needs of our egalitarian society.
The Aryabhatta Knowledge University welcomes you with open arms and I feel very proud in inviting you to this university which is already a land mark in the state.
Dear Techsavy youth brigade of Bihar,
At the outset I want to thank our Hon'ble visionary Chief Minister Sri Nitish Kumar ji for establishing this futuristic University to transform and redefine the face of education. His aim was to initiate and promote academics encompassing all possible knowledge fields rather than compartmentalizing the University to 'technical courses', which is generally understood to include the training of engineers and technicians for work in industry, construction, transportation, communications, agriculture, and forestry.
We are aware of the fact that the foundation of a state is the education of its youth. AKU has been providing relevant employment skills to its students to help them stay competitive. The chief resource of a society is skilled workforce on whom the economic competitiveness of the society depends on. The skills and competencies of the work force, in turn, are dependent upon the quality of education and training systems..
The University is striving hard to achieve its objective of excellence, while bravely facing some major challenges i.e. to measure up to the huge expectations of the younger generation, to design contemporary curriculum for preparing Doctors/Engineers/ Managers/ Scientists etc. for emerging challenges, to solve existing challenges and to compete internationally. We are making all efforts to surmount the existing challenges and produce a productive workforce not only in the field of medicine, engineering and other vocational courses but also in social sciences and some other non-traditional courses such as Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, who are technically sound, professionally competent and socially relevant. It is overwhelming to inform you that very soon we will be starting some important courses viz. river studies, mass communication and economics..
We sincerely intend and endeavor to bridge the gap between knowledge and theory through the efforts of the faculty that make the learning process interesting, participative, stimulate, multi-dimensional and dynamic. Our emphasis on discipline is unremitting, with all the requisite checks and balances. The physical infrastructure development on the campus is in tune with the rapid progress on the academic front and is significant step to be one of the leading institutions of professional, technical and vocational education in the country..
Lastly, I sincerely believe that students are the main assets and messengers of a University. The transformation of their mind with its limitless potential will make this University a class of its own. It is possible only if they share the dream and passion to achieve it. The whole purpose of education is to learn, unlearn and relearn. Procuring an admission in this University is not the achievement but to sustain the goal, learn and unlearn in the journey, to practice the profession with highest ethical standards and to involve pro-actively in the issues facing the society, is the real achievement. I quote Herbert spencer to express myself, "The Great Aim of Education is not Knowledge but Action."