Patna/New Delhi: From lecture series to exhibitions and heritage walks, it's a packed schedule at the Patna University centenary celebration, which is likely to be formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The country's seventh oldest university, whose iconic premises sit handsomely on the banks of river Ganga, will complete glorious 100 years on October 1, its journey punctuated with decades of academic glory and institutional decay.
"We have prepared a whole calendar of events for this momentous occasion, which is spread over four months, starting September. The sporting activities are already underway. As it is a historic institution, we have invited the Prime Minister to formally open the centenary celebrations," PU Vice- Chancellor Rash Bihari Prasad Singh said. He said the PU buildings have been refurbished and the various committees constituted to mark the 100th anniversary, are working diligently to put up the best, in anticipation of the prime minister's arrival. Its riverside campus is also endowed with the iconic Wheeler Senate House, the old University Library, and the erstwhile Bihar College of Engineering, now NIT-Patna.