Patna, in the recent times has been gifted with the professional institutes of National importance by the Central Government. With the opening of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in 2008, beside a host of other private institute has given a boost to the professional education of the city. The earlier Bihar College of Engineering has been upgraded to National Institute of Technology (NIT).
With the presence of medical colleges like Patna Medical Collge Hospital (PMCH), Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH), Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences ( IGIMS) and Patna Dental Colleges, there is huge scope in the professional education in medical field. The presence of Polytechnic and Pharmacy college is an added advantage in the city.
With the universities like Patna University and Magadh University expanding their horizon , its will not be too long before many professional colleges being opened in the coming days.