Indian Institute of Technology Patna

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Indian Institute of Technology Patna
भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान पटना
Indian Institute of Technology, Patna.svg
Motto विद्यार्थी लभते विद्याम (Vidyárthí Labhathéy Vidyám) Sanskrit
Established 2008
Type Institute of National Importance
Chairman Padma Bhushan Dr. Ajai Chowdhry
Director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti
Academic staff
Undergraduates 439
Postgraduates 131
Location Patna, Bihar, India
Campus Urban
Acronym IITP

The Indian Institute of Technology Patna (abbreviated IIT Patna or IITP) is an autonomous institute of education and research in science, engineering and technology located in Patna, India.[1] It is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India.[2] It is one of the eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011 which declares these eight IITs as well as the conversion of Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University to an IIT.[3] The Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 24 March 2011[4] and by the Rajya Sabha on 30 April 2012.[5] IIT Patna is part of National Knowledge Network (NKN) which provides a high speed core networking for all the knowledge related institutions in India to integrate seamlessly all of the scientific community of India.[6]


The gear wheel in the logo represents technology while the atomic orbitals signify sciences. The sun within them conveys that science subjects are studied at par with technological subjects. The mathematical symbols pi (π) and zero (0) signify the efforts of the great Indian mathematician Aryabhata who hails from the ancient kingdom of Magadha. The saffron and green bands encompassing the logo represent the national flag of India. The Sanskrit Sloka “Vidyaarthee Labhathey Vidyaam” means that knowledge is attained by the one who aspires it.[7]

Campus and location[edit]

IIT Patna’s permanent campus will be located at Bihta, 35 km from Patna at a 500 acres (200 ha) site.[8][9] The foundation stone of the IIT Patna, Bihta Campus was laid by Sri Kapil Sibal in 2011.[10] It is currently under construction. At present, the institute is 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.The new campus which would be ready by December 2014.

Resumption of construction work[edit]

On September 8, 2013, agitating farmers called off their hunger strike for “fair compensation” against land acquired for the IIT-Patna campus at Bihta following an assurance from the district magistrate to look into their grievances.[11] The farmers called for strike due to Land Acquisition bill.[12][13]

Academic block[edit]

All classrooms of this block are equipped with modern audio-visual electronic gadgets. The academic building has state-of-the-art laboratories in Computer Science,Physics and Chemistry. It also houses Computer Centre with total 18 GBPS internet connections and adequate server infrastructure. Laboratories in Basic Electronics,Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, VLSI, Control,Instrumentation and Communication are also located in this building. The building also has a central library, the administrative office, a dispensary, a cafeteria and faculty chambers.

Science block[edit]

The science block has classrooms, faculty rooms and laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. These include the material science research and optics research facilities of the Physics Department, the chemistry instruments and chemistry research facilities of the Chemistry Department and the computational research facility of the Mathematics Department.

Mechanical engineering block[edit]

The Mechanical Engineering Workshop building houses all the Mechanical Engineering Laboratories, viz. Basic and Conventional Manufacturing Lab, Advanced Manufacturing Lab, CAD/CAM Lab, Dynamics Lab, Fluid Mechanics Lab, Heat and Mass Transfer Lab,Instruments and Control Lab, IC Engines Lab, Material Testing Lab, Metrology and Metallographic Lab, Robotics Lab and Polymer Engineering Lab.

Electrical engineering block[edit]

The Department of Electrical Engineering is evolving since the inception of IIT Patna in the year 2008. The major objective of the Department is to impart high quality education and research. The major research areas of the department include Communications, Signal Processing, VLSI, Electric Drives, Power Systems and Power Electronics. The Department has online access to IEL, Science Direct, Springer and other online journals. Software like MATLAB and GAMS are available with the Department in order to accelerate the research. Instructional laboratories for Basic Electronics, Analog Electronics Digital Electronics,Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Systems, VLSI, Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Power Systems are fully operational.


The Software Technology Park of India[14] building has a conference room, a placement cell and faculty chambers. It also has a computer hardware laboratory of the Computer Science Department and the Embedded Systems, DSP and Simulation Laboratories of the Electrical Engineering Department.

Software Technology Park of India, Patna.


Undergraduate programs[edit]

IIT Patna undergraduate degrees award Bachelor of Technology in following disciples:

Admission to these programs is through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), 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.[15]

Postgraduate programs[edit]

IIT Patna postgraduate programs include:

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

IIT Patna is the first IIT in the whole IIT system to start a program in the aforementioned Nanotechnology.[18] Admission to 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.[19]

Schools And Centres[edit]

The Institute has the following Schools, which conduct research as well as provide education.[20]

School Of Engineering And Technology[edit]

School Of Humanities And Social Sciences[edit]

School Of Basic Sciences[edit]


The institute has set up many laboratories to conduct research in various disciplines of engineering, pure and applied sciences and humanities on the transit campus itself. Research is carried out by faculty members and research scholars under the guidance of faculty members. Research work is also done at the undergraduate level usually in the fourth year of engineering[21] The Sponsored Research and Industrial Relations Unit (SRIRU) [22] was established in the year 2009 to promote interactive engagement between faculty and sponsoring agencies. The institute has received grants from various sponsoring agencies like Department of Information Technology - Govt. Of India, Department of Biotechnology - Govt. Of India, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Department Of Science And Technology - Govt. Of India, CSIR, Department of Rural Development - Govt. Of India, UNICEF.[23]

Collaboration with foreign universities[edit]

To impart quality education and excel in the field of research IIT Patna has collaborated with many foreign universities like National university of Singapore (NUS), University of Houston, Texas (USA),Louisiana State University (USA),University Of Hartford, Connecticut (USA), University Of Missouri, Columbia (USA), University of New South Wales (Australia), University of North Texas-Denton (USA) and University of Saskatchewan (Canada).[24]

The MoU is intended to give opportunities to B. Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D. students and faculty from IIT Patna to go to USA, Australia, Singapore and Canada and develop their research skills and interact with people working in different areas of science and technology.[25]


The convocation for the first batch of IIT Patna was held on December 23, 2012 when Dr APJ Abdul Kalam awarded the degrees.[26][27] The second convocation was held on October 26, 2013 when President Pranab Mukherjee awarded the degrees.[28][29][30]

Student life and culture[edit]



The students of IIT Patna are accommodated in five hostels: four hostels (Aryabhatta, Ashoka, Chanakya Halls and New boys hostel(NBH) a.k.a. Gautam Buddha) for male students which are located adjacent to the campus in a walled compound which includes Basketball, Volleyball and Badminton courts. A student gymkhana building is also located in the hostel compound. All the hostels are equipped with common rooms, facilities for indoor games like Table tennis, Carrom etc. Accommodation for female students is provided in rented flats that are within a kilometer distance from the campus from where conveyance is provided by the institute.

The hostel blocks are in a walled compound

Medical Services[edit]

The medical facilities are provided by the administration to the staff and students through the local Mahavir and Sahyog hospitals and insurance cover through National Insurance. A 24-hour ambulance service is available in the institute as well as hostels in case of emergencies.


Library is well maintained and is very good in ventilation .


The Student Activity Center operates with the following societies:


RobomerZ-2kX was a workshop conducted by IITP to interest students in Robotics and Mechatronics

Anwesha,the annual techno-cultural fest of Indian Institute of Technology, Patna is held in month of January–February.

Student Activity Center[edit]

The Student Activity Center is the nucleus of all student curricular and extracurricular activities. Faculties have been appointed to supervise the work and events conducted by each society.

Workshops and Seminars[edit]

Workshops based on Robotics and other fields of sciences have been conducted.[31]

Placements at IIT Patna[edit]

Training and Placement Cell actively engages in developing relationship with various industrial organizations and employers. The cell organizes summer internships for per-final year students and placement activities for final years students. The highest package offered till date is 18 lakh (US$29,000), by Amazon.[32] In 2013, students secured an average annual package of Rs 6.5 lakh.[29] Six computer science students have clinched jobs in Microsoft IDC with a package of 16 lakh (US$25,000).Flipkart, the online shopping portal founded by two IIT alumni, has recruited three students at a package of Rs 12.5 lakh each. Of them, two are from computer science, while one is from electrical. Moreover, three students from 2014 batch are pursuing higher studies in different universities in US.The placement of IITP graduates is 97% in 2013 batch, even a third-year student has been selected for an annual package of Rs 18.5 lakh per annum.[33] 20 BTech degree holders agreed to set up their own companies. Two students from Computer Science and Engineering - Batch of 2013 have developed a Braille mobile handset for blind people.[34]

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