PU to set up archive cell soon

When did Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, visit the Patna University and who designed the aesthetic buildings on its campus? These are some of the questions on the Patna University's history and heritage that its administration is struggling to answer.

By TT Bureau in Patna
  • Published 16.10.17
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Patna: When did Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, visit the Patna University and who designed the aesthetic buildings on its campus? These are some of the questions on the Patna University's history and heritage that its administration is struggling to answer.

As a course correction, the country's seventh oldest university has decided to set up an "archive cell" so that it faces no such problem in the future, PTI reports. On its centenary, however, the administration has decided to set up an "archive cell" to give the historical records on the varsity a permanent home.

"While doing research for our centenary souvenir and a book on its journey of 100 years, we realised the old records and photographs have not been properly documented," VC Rash Bihari Prasad Singh said. "We wanted to know which eminent personalities have visited the PU campus since its inception, and which famous events have been hosted here. But we had to look into scattered sources," he said. The centenary souvenir committee found records about the visits of Sarojini Naidu, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and other personalities. 

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