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Situated in a quite lane on the Northern side of Gandhi Maidan, the prestigious Magadh Mahila College (MMC) has been imparting a top class education since 1946. It has also the distinction of being the oldest Government college for women in the State. It is affiliated to the Patna University and it offers courses in as many as 32 degree and diploma courses. The present strength of the college is approximately 3000 girls student, up from 59 student during 1946-47 batch. The college, over the time has earned a niche for being a disciplined and dedicated college.
The history of college even go back to 1938-39, when the Intermediate Education in Arts was started in Bankipore Girls' High School. In 1946, the Intermediate wing was moved to the present location, not far away from the mother institute, renamed as Government Degree College for Women, to be rechristened as Magadh Mahila College in the coming days. Initially imparting education in arts subjects only, it started Science education around 1948. With the establishment of Patna University (PU) in 1952, the management of college moved under it.
The college offers degree courses in Arts, Science and Commerce subjects. It includes disciplines in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Maithili, Urdu, Persian and Philosophy under Arts. The Social Science subject includes Economics, History, Home Science, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology and Music. The Science subjects includes Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics. College offers PG courses in Sociology, Home Science, Economics, Psychology and Chemistry. It also offers courses in Commerce, Bachelor of Computer Applications & Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications under self financed schemes.
The College is situated in a sprawling campus adjoining the river Ganges. The Library has a huge collection of around 1,20,000 titles. It has three reading rooms, where books of wide ranges are available for students and teachers. It has four hostels, all in campus equipped with all the necessary facilities, including one for SC girls. The college is quite active in Social responsibilities field also. The cultural fest of the college are very popular among the students.The college boasts of hosts of societies belonging to different areas.
During its more than 60 years of journey, Magadh Mahila college has produced several gems which the college is proud of. The college which started during the nascent age of the independence has came a long way in establishing itself as a premiere institute for higher education in the state.
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