A. N. College, Patna

A Constituent Unit to Patliputra University, Patna, Bihar (India)
CPE Status by UGC
Accredited Grade "A+"(4th Cycle) by NAAC with CGPA 3.36/4
Chancellor's Award for the Best College of Bihar
Chancellor's Award for the Best Principal of Bihar

अनुग्रह नारायण महाविद्यालय, पटना

बिहार, भारत
पाटलिपुत्र विश्वविद्यालय, पटना, बिहार (भारत) की एक घटक इकाई
यूजीसी द्वारा सीपीई स्थिति
सीजीपीए 3.36/4 के साथ नैक द्वारा मान्यता प्राप्त ग्रेड "ए+" (चौथा चक्र)
बिहार के सर्वश्रेष्ठ कॉलेज का चांसलर पुरस्कार


About the Department of Environmental Water Management

The UGC-sponsored Department of Environment and Water Management was established in 1996 in A. N. College, Patna, under Magadh University, initially to impart B.Sc. Hons. Degree course in Environment and Water Management. In Bihar, this is the only post graduate department that provides the students a unique opportunity to pursue a challenging new career in the globally emerging vital field of water sciences and management. Our department is one of the few in the nation that offers a comprehensive under graduate ane post graduate program involving terrestrial, wetlands and aquatic ecosystems from the molecular to the landscape level.


With development of strong teaching and research facilities, along with national and international academic interactions, this department has become the hub of innovative academic enterprise with direct relevance to societal needs. This department has recently been admitted to the prestigious ERASMUS MUNDUS academic programme (EURINDIA) of the European Commission as a participating and collaborating teaching and research partner, wherein exchange of facility, research scholars and students with those of selected European Universities will give the much needed global exposure to the learner and learned alike. In addition, this department has strong linkage with industry to facilitate placement and internships for our students.
Year of Establishment
  • NAME: UGC-sponsored Department of Environment and Water Management
  • Affiliated under Patliputra University (2018)
  • Programme offered: (B.Sc. Hons.) Environment and Water Management.
Participation in the courses with other departments
  • We are the pioneer in Bihar to start the Department of EWM in A. N. College in the year 1996.
  • EWM involves the participation of other departments like Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Industrial Microbiology, etc.
  • Every year as a part of B.Sc. III-year syllabus our students do Projects, related to Environmental issues and challenges. Some of the important topics, taken up for projects are-
  • The Wastewater treatment and management
  • Potential of Ecotourism, as a source of livelihood for the community
  • Physicochemical Properties of water
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Internship programs are done by the students of B.Sc. III years, in some of the reputed companies, are-
  • Voltas
  • Namami Ganga project (sewage treatment plant) Beur.
  • Department of Environment, Forest and climate change (Bihar)
  • To impart quality education in Environmental Water Management.
  • To make the students creative and research oriented.
  • To provide a platform to the students to exhibit their talent and creativity.
  • To provide education not only to acquire knowledge but also to inculcate a sound philosophy for a holistic living.
  • To encourage self evaluation, personality development & guide the students to strive towards perfection and competence.
  • Department of Environmental Water Management provides requisite teaching and learning environment with its focus on continuing education.
Future Plans
  • To conduct more number of syllabus oriented seminars for the students.
  • To conduct skill development programs regularly.
  • To train the students for job opportunities in details.
Curricular Aspects

The effective implementation of the curriculum is done in the following sequence of action plans

  • Faculty members are briefed on the Academic Plan of the Department.
  • Semester-wise preparation of the Teaching Plan.
  • The Principal and Head of the Department monitor the progress of the syllabus.
  • Exposure to student through projects.
Teaching - Learning Methods
  • Use of chalk-talk method.
  • Teaching through K-Yan Projector.
  • Smart Classroom
  • Assignments.
  • Seminar.
  • Tests.
  • Providing study material.
  • Group discussions.
  • Remedial classes
  • Qualified, motivated and Competent Faculties with a blend of high experience and young and energetic dynamism.
  • Effective Teaching-Learning process.
  • Well equipped library with sufficient number of books.
  • Supporting weaker students through remedial & tutorial classes.
  • The small faculty size results in an increased workload for individual faculty members. This can lead to challenges in balancing teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities.
  • The small size of the department offers opportunities for collaboration with faculty and researchers from other departments. This can facilitate interdisciplinary research, joint seminars, and the development of new programs or courses.
  • Due to the small number of faculty members, there are limitations on the variety of courses that can be offered, potentially limiting students' options for specialization.
Student Support
  • Career Counseling
  • Soft-skill development
  • Grievance Redressal Cell
  • Anti Ragging Committee
Students Progression
  • Students of Economics Department have excelled in various competitive examinations and gained admission to prestigious institutions for P.G. and Ph.D. courses.
  • Additionally, the significant number of students have qualified for the National Eligibility Test (NET) and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) examinations.
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Faculty members are also providing counseling to the students.

  1. Career counseling.
  2. Psychological counseling.
  3. Academic counseling