Patna: Patna Women’s College would be soon granted a University’s Status paving way to become Bihar’s first all Women University.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar made an announcement in this regard while attending its Inaugural Day function yesterday. At present it is under affiliation of Patna University.
“It would be a matter of honour not just for the college but also for the state if PWC becomes Bihar’s first women’s university”, Nitish Kumar said.
He also pledged Rs 2 Crores from State Government fund, for setting up Central Research Laboratory at the College. He also inaugurated an E-Library at the College.
Patna Women’s College was founded on 14 September 1940 by Bishop B. J. Sullivan and Mother M. Josephine, the Superior General of the Apostolic Carmel. It was the first college for women in the state of Bihar.
Originally operating from Sullivan’s own residence, it relocated to premises at Bailey Road which were gifted to it by Sir Thomas George Rutherford, Governor of Bihar, in 1945. The relocation did not take place until 1948 due to the desire to construct buildings which were in keeping with the High Court which is situated opposite to the college.
The college is run by the Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel. It was allowed initially to teach up to intermediate level in arts but in 1941 was accredited to offer degree courses. It became a part of the Patna University in 1952. The college has been offering science courses since 1988.