Aryabhatta Knowledge University was established in Patna under the the Aryabhatta Knowledge University Act 2008. Its main objective is to conduct affiliation of engineering and technological institutes and other professional institutes. Colleges imparting professional education like information Technology, Public Health Pharmacy, Nano technology & Biotechnology, Health technology, Management, Nursing, Medicine, Optometry, Education, Law etc will be affiliated by the University. It offers BTech, MTech and PG courses. One can also pursue BEd and medical courses.