Indian Institute of Technology Patna was established on August 6, 2008, by an Act of the Indian Parliament. IIT Patna offered admissions to 670 students for B.Tech/B.E programmes, 160 students for M.TEch/M.E programmes and 259 students for Ph.D programmes till April 2016. The Institute has a faculty strength of 100 members including 1 DST Ramanujan Faculty Fellow, 1 Adjunct Faculty, 1 DST Inspire Faculty and 1 Visiting Professor and over 70 non-teaching members. The Institute is approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). There are ten departments offered by IIT P including Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Humanities & Social Science.
IIT Patna is located in Bihta, Bihar. The nearest airport from the Institute is the Jai Prakash Narayan Domestic Airport, Patna, which is located 5 km away and students can reach the campus in about 10 mins. The nearest railway station from IIT P is the Bihta railway station which is 2 km away. Students can take an auto and reach the campus in approximately 5 mins. Students can also reach the Institute campus by taking a bus from Gandhi Maidan, Patna.
IIT Patna awards Bachelor of Technology degrees in the following disciplines:
Admission to these programs for 225 seats is through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced, taken by students seeking admission into the IITs after completing 10+2 years of schooling. The Curriculum consists of eight semesters spread over four academic years. A student takes five to six theory courses in addition to laboratory courses in each semester. A student's performance is evaluated based on a credit system. Credits are allotted to each course depending on the number of lecture/tutorial/laboratory hours per week.
IIT Patna postgraduate programs include:
The M.tech program, started in 2012, awards degrees in following disciplines:
The Institute has the following Schools, which conduct research as well as provide education.