The Department of Education, Patna University came into existence as separate Post Graduate department in 1954. The M.Ed. Programme was running in the Patna Training College of Patna University since 1935.The Post Graduate programme in education of Patna University appears to be the oldest in the country. The department of education was established with a mission to enliven the pedagogical endeavor and quality research in the field of education. Today, It is the only Post Graduate institution of its kind in whole of Bihar & Jharkhand. It caters to the needs of various institutions engaged in teaching & research in Educational Studies, Educational Planning & Management, Pedagogical Training and Educational Administration specially in the eastern region of the country. The Department has significant contribution in providing man-power to sustain voluntary efforts in the state of Bihar.