Patna College, Patna was established in 1863 to impart intermediate education but from 1865-66 this college stated imparting degree level education. Then, Patna College was affiliated unit of Calcutta University. Hence, Patna College is the oldest college of Bihar since British period. Patna College is said to be the mother of many prominent educational institutions in Bihar such as Patna Science College, Patna Training College, Bihar College of Engineering, Patna Law College, Patna Medical College, Vanijya Mahavidyalaya and many more. Various faculties had originated from Patna College. Patna College developed and flourished in the first decade of the twentieth century and became an independent institution on their own where academic, intellectual ideas were invested and members of this college benefited from such ideas. The degree classes of commerce was shifted to Patna College from the Law College in 1957 and was continued to be administered as a department of Patna College, known as B.Com classes but on a Sept. 1974, this department was separated from Patna College and a new Vanijya Mahavidyalaya was opened which is still situated in the premises of Patna College new building.
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