Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar will inaugurate the Patliputra University at Bapu Sabhagar on Monday, and launch the university’s logo, anthem and website.
Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, education minister Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma, vice-chancellor Gulab Chandra Ram Jaiswal and pro-vice-chancellor G.C. Choudhary will attend the function.
With the launch of its logo, anthem and website, Patliputra University will be the first of the three new universities coming up this year to have these features.
The logo will have the university’s name written on it with pictures of the Asokan emblem and the Nalanda University ruins. On the bottom will be a shloka from the Bhagavad Gita.
Sources said the university is likely to launch its first academic session for undergraduate courses from the second week of August since the admission process is being conducted through the online facilitation system for students.
Pro-vice-chancellor Choudhary said: “As the admission process for different colleges is going on through the online facilitation system for students, the website will have all the details for admission and start of classes in the different colleges.”
Nishant Ranjan, a candidate who has applied to the Patliputra University, said: “I have got admission in economics first-year at AN College. As the college will come under the new university, we have high expectations that AN College will develop as a premier institution in the state.”
The Patliputra University has 100 colleges, including constituent, affiliated, minority, government, BEd and two engineering colleges. AN College and College of Commerce, Science and Arts are among the top colleges under it.
With the formal inauguration of the university on Monday, it will hold its first entrance examination for vocational courses on July 31.
Courtesy: The Telegraph