Aryabhatta Knowledge University [AKU], Patna Overview

  Patna   UGC, State University   ESTD 2010
  Patna   UGC, State University   ESTD 2010

About College

Aryabhatta Knowledge University, also known as 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.

It offers a number of courses in technical, medical and management fields under various specializations. The UG level courses include B.Tech., M.B.B.S., B.D.S., B.A.M.S., etc., whereas the PG level courses include M.Tech., M.S., M.D., M.B.A., M.Sc., etc. The university also offers the doctoral degree in various different fields of research.

AKU Admission to these courses is based on an entrance examination conducted by the university itself or through national-level exams. Whereas, for the other courses, candidates are admitted purely based on their merit in the previous qualifying examination.

The placement scenario at AKU Patna is increasing every year. In Placements 2021, about 60% of students got placed in the IT sector with an average package offered of INR 3-4 LPA. The highest salary package stood at INR 25 LPA in the IT field only.

Aryabhatta Knowledge University Key Points

  • The university is UGC approved and affiliates several other colleges in Bihar.
  • AKU Patna offers various UG, PG and Diploma courses. Admissions to these courses are done on the basis of merit scored in the entrance test conducted by the university. 
  • The average salary package during the last year’s placement was around INR 3.5 LPA
  • The entrance exams accepted for admissions are NEET, JEE main, SMAT, BCECE, and B.Ed. Joint entrance exam.
  • The reservation of seats for the different categories is as per the rules set by the Government of Bihar.
  • The facilities offered at the university include the library, sports, laboratories, smart classrooms, Wi-Fi., canteens, and hostels.

Aryabhatta Knowledge University Courses and Fees

The University offers various specializations for under-graduation, post-graduation, diploma, and research level courses. The below-mentioned table includes all the related information such as specialization, eligibility criteria, and total fees of various courses in detail.

Program Program details Selection criteria
B.Tech Specialization: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Information Engineering, Leather Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering
Eligibility: The applicant must have completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from a perceived board with at least 45% in the final.
Duration: 4 years
Fee: INR 5.13 lakhs
JEE main, Sports Management Admission Test (SMAT), Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE)
BCA Eligibility: The candidate must have passed +2 with a minimum score of 45% in the final examination from a recognized board.
Duration: 3 years
Fee: INR 2.5 Lakhs
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B.Arch Eligibility: The candidate must have passed +2 or equivalent with a score of at least 50% in physics, chemistry, and mathematics in the final examination from a recognized board.
Duration: 5 years
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B.Pharma Eligibility: The candidate must have passed +2 with a minimum score of 45% in the final examination from a recognized board.
Duration: 4 years
Fee: INR 3.92 lakhs
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B.Ed Eligibility: Admission to B.Ed. courses will be done based on the scores obtained by an applicant in the B.Ed. Joint Entrance Exam. B.Ed Joint Entrance Test
BBA Eligibility: The applicants must have completed +2 with a minimum score of 45% in the final examination from a recognized board.
Duration: 3 years
Fee: INR 2.28 lakhs
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B.Com Eligibility: The applicants must have completed +2 from a well recognized board.
Duration: 3 years
Fee: INR 1.80 lakhs
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Bachelors Of Mass Communication Eligibility: The applicants must have completed +2 with a minimum score of 45% in the final examination from a recognized board.
Duration: 3 years
Fee: INR 1.80 lakhs
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Bachelors Of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery. Eligibility: The candidate must have completed +2 in Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Bio-tech with at least 50% marks in finals from the recognized board.
Duration: 66 months
Fees: INR 1530
NEET
MBBS Eligibility: The candidate must have graduated with at least 55% marks in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The selection of these courses will be done through NEET (National Entrance Test) which is conducted by CBSE.
Duration: 5 years
Fees: INR 47, 550
NEET
MDS Eligibility: The candidate must have graduated in BDS from any recognized Indian College/University. The candidate must have undergone a compulsory rotatory internship of 1 year in any approved/recognized dental college. NEET MDS
M.Tech Specialization: Nano Science, Thermal Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering. Eligibility: The candidate must hold a B.Tech degree in any discipline with at least 55% in the final. The final selection of applicants will be done after the University conducts an Entrance exam for the applicants.
Duration: 2 years
Fee: INR 60,000
AKU entrance test
M.Ed. Eligibility: The applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Education.
Duration: 2 years
MD Specialization: Psychiatry, Radiodiagnosis, Pathology, Ayurveda, Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, General Medicine, Pharmacology, Pediatrics, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Microbiology, Anesthesiology, Community Medicine
Eligibility: The candidate must have an MBBS degree or equivalent, and must have an MBBS qualification certificate from a recognized university/college.
Duration: 3 years
NEET PG
MS Specialization: General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopedics, ENT.
Eligibility: The candidate must have an MBBS degree or equivalent, and must have an MBBS qualification certificate from a recognized university/college.
Duration: 3 years
NEET PG test
M.Ch. Eligibility: The candidate must have an MBBS degree or equivalent, and must have an MBBS qualification certificate from a recognized university/college.
Duration: 3 years
M.Sc. Specialization: Nano Science, Food Technology
Eligibility: Admission to these courses depends on the marks obtained by the applicant in the previous qualifying test.
Duration: 2 years
MBA. Eligibility: The applicants applying for the MBA course are required to appear for the Entrance exam conducted by the University followed by a Personal Interview and Group Discussion round.
Duration: 2 years
Fee: INR 2 lakhs

Aryabhatta Knowledge University Placements

Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna is known for providing excellent placement and internship opportunities to the students. The University has recorded 90% placements in the previous session.

The details of the highest, average, and lowest salary package offered to the selected candidates during the recruitment process in the previous year i.e. 2020 have listed below:

  • Highest salary package: INR 8 LPA and 17 LPA (in IT)
  • Average salary package: INR 3 LPA to INR 3.5 LPA
  • Lowest salary package: INR 2 LPA

The list of top the companies that have visited the Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU), Patna and affiliated colleges have been mentioned in the table below:

Collabera IBM
Okaya Prism
Wipro ABP news
Aaj Tak NDTV
PNI NHAI
TCS TATA
Intel Mahindra

Aryabhatta Knowledge University Scholarships

The Academic Performance of a candidate is considered for the scholarship program. The scholarships to the candidates are provided by the Scholarship Committee of the University. There are also provisions for need-based scholarships which are provided to students according to the annual income of their family. The candidate is also provided fee waivers based on the type of scholarship.

The list of various schemes under which the eligible students are granted scholarships has been mentioned below:

  • Max Weber Foundation for Young Scientists or Females in the Humanities
  • Australian Scholarship.
  • Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme
  • Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarships 2012
  • SJTU Scholarship
  • UWA India Scholarships
  • INSPIRE scholarship
  • Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS)
  • Non-NET fellowship for M.phil/Ph.D. students

Aryabhatta Knowledge University FAQs

Q. What is the admission criterion for B.Ed. at Aryabhatta Knowledge University?

Ans. The candidate should qualify in the joint entrance exam for taking admission into the B.ed program at Aryabhatta Knowledge University.

Q. On what basis does Aryabhatta Knowledge University provide admission?

Ans. Aryabhatta Knowledge University selects candidates according to the marks obtained in the entrance examination conducted by the University. Based on the entrance test, students will be shortlisted for further process.

Q. How many colleges are under Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU Patna)? 

Ans. About 33 colleges are under Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU Patna). Some of them are St. Xavier’s College of Education, Patna, Trident B.Ed. College, Giddha, etc.

Q. How to apply at Aryabhatta Knowledge University for the Bachelors of Pharmacy?

Ans. For candidates to take admission into B. Pharma is required to visit the official website of Aryabhatta Knowledge University and apply for their respective stream. Admission to the B.Pharm course will be made through the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB), Patna. 

Q. What are the application fees to apply at Aryabhatta Knowledge University?

Ans. Candidates can fill the online application form on the official website of Aryabhatta Knowledge University. The online filled application form (Printed /downloaded) must be sent with the Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only) and Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only) for SC/ST candidates only, issued from any nationalized bank, in favour of “AKU, REGISTRATION AND EXAMINATION FUND” payable at Patna.