Indian Institute Of Technology Patna

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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.

Undergraduate Programs[edit]

IIT Patna awards Bachelor of Technology degrees in the following disciplines:

  • Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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.[27]

Postgraduate Programs

IIT Patna postgraduate programs include:

  • Master of Technology
  • Ph.D.

The program, started in 2012, awards degrees in following disciplines:

  • Master of Technology in Mathematics and Computing
  • Master of Technology in Nanotechnology
  • Master of Technology in Mechatronics
  • Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Master of technology in Communication Systems Engineering
  • Master of technology in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Master of Technology in VLSI and Embedded Systems
  • Master of Technology in Mechanical engineering

Schools And Centres

The Institute has the following Schools, which conduct research as well as provide education.

School Of Engineering And Technology

  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

School Of Humanities And Social Sciences

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Centre for Endangered Language Studies

School Of Basic Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics