Patliputra University, Patna was established on 18th March, 2018, by the order of the Government of Bihar, vide Letter/memo no. 15/M1-71/2016-700, dated 09.04.2018. All the colleges of Patna and Nalanda districts, Bihar (India), fall under the jurisdiction of the Patliputra University except those attached to the Patna University. The University has control over 25 constituent colleges, two government girls colleges, three minority colleges and a number of affiliated colleges. Many of these colleges are running university-approved post-graduate centres in various subjects besides skill-oriented courses in vocational and technical/professional areas. These affiliated units are governed by their governing local bodies and duly constituted management board approved by the university.
The Headquarter of Patliputra University is in Patna having its present address as "Old bypass Road, Kankarbagh, Patna-800 020, Bihar (India)."
The university has set avant-garde International standards in Teaching-Learning and Research with the aid of uniquely conceived innovative approaches that are aimed to propel the quality of higher education to a new height in the country. The ambience of the university is being developed with radical ideas having global perspective in the domain of Education. The students in our colleges are from different corners of the state/region. In order to achieve academic excellence, we are striving to create a student-centric atmosphere that would be sensibly conducive to all stakeholders-viz-students, researchers, academicians, teachers, parents, society, institutions, research organisations, industries, govt. agencies and all kinds of employers. The university aspires to collaborate with several national and international academic bodies, research organisations, universities, industries, govt. agencies and non-government organisations.