The Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IITP) is an autonomous institute of education and research in science, engineering and technology located in Patna, India.
It is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. It is one of the new IITs established by an Act of the Indian Parliament on August 6, 2008.
The permanent campus of IIT Patna (IITP) is located at Bihta which is approximately 30 km from Patna city and has been fully operational since 2015.
Key Description of IITP:
Motto: विद्यार्थी लभते विद्याम् (Sanskrit)
Motto in English: One who aspires wisdom, attains it
Type: Public Engineering school
Established: 2008 (12 years ago)
Chairman: Ajai Chowdhry
Director: Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Academic Staff: 120
Location: Patna, Bihar, India
Campus: Urban 501 acres (2.0 km2)
Website: Patna IIT
Social Network: Facebook
Campus And Location of IIT Patna
IIT Patna's(IITP) campus is located at Amhara, Bihta, 35 km from Patna at a 501 acres (203 ha) site. The foundation stone of the IIT Patna, Bihta Campus was laid by Kapil Sibal in 2011.
IIT Patna started its new session (from July 2015) in its permanent campus located at Bihta. The campus at Bihta was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 July 2015.
Earlier, the institute was operating from a temporary 10 acres (4.0 ha) complex in Pataliputra colony, Patna, in buildings which have been renovated and were previously used by the Naveen Government Polytechnic.
Fees Details of IITP
Course Eligibility Criteria Course Fee (INR)
B.Tech Passed 10+2 from science stream 8,55,200 INR
M.Tech B.Tech in the concerned discipline. 74,300 INR
Selection Criteria and Cut Off (IIT Patna)
Specialization Cut-off [JEE-Advanced]
Computer Science and Engineering 1127-2447
Electrical Engineering 3509-5437
Mechanical Engineering 5459-6544
Academics of IITP
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.
IIT Patna postgraduate programs include:
- Master of Technology
The M.tech 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
IIT Patna is the first IIT in the whole IIT system to start a M.tech program in Nanotechnology. Admission to M.tech is through GATE after which an interview is held to screen the shortlisted candidates.
Sponsored Candidates are not required to appear in GATE and are directly called for interview on applying for admission to M.Tech Program (if selected).
Started in 2009, Phd degrees are awarded by all the departments. Requirements for admission into the Ph.D. programs include a master's degree and prior academic achievement. Students undergo an interview before gaining admission.
Schools And Centres
IIT Patna Administrative Building Front View
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
Ranking of IITP
Internationally, IIT Patna was ranked 141 among BRICS nations by the QS World University Rankings of 2019.
Incubation Centre IIT Patna
The Incubation Centre is supported by the Government of Bihar and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India.
The Incubation Centre accepts applications for incubation multiple times a year. The applicants submit a 10-page business plan which is evaluated by the Project Evaluation Team, composed of eminent personalities from Industry, academia, government and investment community. Shortlisted applicants are called for a presentation before an expert panel.
Based on the recommendation from the panel, the applicant are then offered admission to the incubation programme. The selected start-ups are fully supported and provided with all facilities including fully furnished office spaces, communication facilities, state of the art ESDM laboratory facilities, guidance by mentors from Angel Investors, Industry, IITP faculty, Investor Connect, Training and Development programmes, and other assistance required.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the permanent building facility of the Incubation Centre at the IIT Patna's Bihta campus was held on 24 November 2018. The Chief Guest for the ceremony was the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Sushil Kumar Modi.