Jagat Narain Lal College (A constituent unit of Patliputra University, Patna, Bihar) was established in the year 1960. The land was then donated by Late Jagat Narain Lal, who was a well known freedom fighter and a Cabinet minister of Bihar in was humbly started in the year1950s. The college is situated 1 Km South of the Danapur Railway Station and 5 Km to the Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport. This college was established with the motive of spreading the light of education among the weaker section of this backward semi-urban area, where most of the residents had agricultural background.
It should be noted that, this was the only college imparting education up to graduation level in this semi-urban area. It was first affiliated to Bihar University, Muzzaffarpur on dated 23rd March, 1960 but later on it becomes the constituent unit of Magadh University, Bodh Gaya. Further, in 2018, college was further taken over by newly constituted Patliputra University, Patna.
The College is situated in a magnificent, beautiful and picturesque of NH-98. The college premise is at a distance of about 500 m from Moti Chowk (Main Road, Patna). Presently, the college has more 3500 on roll, imparting education in two faculties (Science and Arts) up to Degree Honours level to the students belonging to economically and socially backward communities.
The vision of the College is to improve the quality of life of economically, socially and educationally backward section of the society through imparting quality higher education.

"विद्या ददाति विनयम" is our main motto of the college. We strive to instill good qualities in our students. As our college is situated in a backward and semi-urban area, our vision is to make students to understand socio-economic and cultural problems of these peoples in the area. We pursue excellence in higher education by promoting personality and character building of students. Also, we planned to include the commerce faculty too in the college. As the real aim of the education is to understand the society and day to day social problem, so our vision is to achieve and inculcate among the students the real aim of the education. By creating a learning environment, our vision is to promote the quality of teaching learning and research. So our vision is to create a vibrant class college by collaborating with other stakeholders of higher education for quality and excellence.
Our mission is to inculcate moral values among students, so that they can excel in the service of nation. By obtaining value based education, they can lead a value based life. As India is a multilingual, cultural country, we install tolerance among students to all religions and cultures. In the present globalized world, we want to create a competition mind among students by interacting freely with teachers and pursue and enhance knowledge freely. We intended to create and stimulate academic environment for the promotion of teaching and learning, and research which is conducive to pursue higher education. We ensure skill development, with a mission to stand with the globalised world. We want to create new innovation among the students in teaching methods, by include new developments in education and into curriculum for promoting academic advancement, which will thereafter lead national development. Our mission is to make the students eco-friendly, sensitive to gender equality and to respect human dignity with high moral and social values that imparts full-fledged development of our nation.