About Patna Women’s College
Patna Women’s College was founded in 1940 by Bishop B.J. Sullivan S.J., Bishop of Patna and Mother M. Josephine A.C. Superior General of the Apostolic Carmel. It was the first institution of higher learning opened to cater to the educational needs of women in Bihar. Bishop Sullivan, the founder, named it Patna Women’s College and presented it as a gift to the females of Bihar, thereby placing at their disposal an opportunity for higher education. It was Bishop Sullivan’s firm belief that the upliftment of Bihar lay in liberating its womenfolk by providing them with opportunities for higher education i.e., by empowering them. In the early years, the college and the hostel were housed in the Bishop’s own residence at Bankipore, which he vacated for this landmark.
Rooted in the life, vision, and teachings of Jesus Christ and inspired by Mother Veronica, the foundress of the Apostolic Carmel, Patna Women’s College strives to become a center of academic excellence in higher education, social responsibility, and empowerment of women.
Patna Women’s College, the first college for women in Bihar, is committed to the holistic development of women so as to make an effective contribution to the creation of a better society.To become a center of excellence in higher education for women in an atmosphere of autonomy.
From Principal’s Desk
Sometime in the second week of March 2020, the state governments across the country began shutting down schools and colleges temporarily as a measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. It’s almost 18 months now since the corona struck us. Thanks to the vaccination drive which has slowed down the spread of this deadly virus. It was a crucial time for the education sector as university and board examinations, school admissions, entrance tests of various universities and competitive examinations were all held during this period.
With no immediate solution to stop the outbreak of the pandemic, colleges remained closed for months, which affected the learners, with far-reaching economic and social impact.