Anugrah Narayan College, Patna
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A N College Logo
|Motto||Vidyatu Parmo Jyoti|
Motto in English
|Education is the greatest enlightenment|
|Principal||Shashi Pratap Shahi|
Anugrah Narayan College (popularly known as A N College) is a co-educational institution of the state of Bihar, India. It is located in Patna, the state capital city, on a 13 acres (53,000 m2) site. Affiliated to Magadh University, the college was established in January, 1956 and its first principal was Dr. Gorak Nath Sinha. The college has 22 undergraduate departments and 23 postgraduate departments.
The institution was founded in 1956 as Gardanibagh Tutorial College. It was located then at Patna High School and operated as an evening school to further the education of employees. It was subsequently[when?] renamed as Anugrah Narayan College in honour of Bihar Vibhuti Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha, one of the founders of modern Bihar, In 1959 the college moved to a rented building in Anisabad. The college moved to its present site[when?] when the Patna Improvement Trust provided it with 19 acres (77,000 m2) of land, following the intervention of Sinha.
Many prominent figures have been associated with the college, and its governing body has also featured notable people such as Chief Justice of Bihar Justice K. B. N. Singh, Satyendra Narayan Sinha, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Kishori Sinha, Justice Birendra Pratap Singh, Sheo Narayan Singh and Sunil Mukherjee.The Union Minister Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy is a Lecturer in Economics at the A.N. College. While maintaining its traditional educational courses, the college has introduced a number of technology- and industry-driven courses. Many new courses in fields such as electronics and environmental sciences were introduced during the 1980s on the initiative of the University Grants Commission and the Government of Bihar,