Bhilai Institute of Technology – Durg

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Bhilai Institute of Technology
Motto Aspire to Excel
Type Engineering and Management
Established 1986
Principal Dr. Arun Arora
Address Bhilai Institute Of Technology, Bhilai House, Durg- 491001, (Chhattisgarh), Durg, India
Coordinates: 21°11′29.19″N 81°17′59.46″E / 21.1914417°N 81.2998500°E / 21.1914417; 81.2998500
Campus 0.28 km2 (69 acres)
Nickname BIT
Affiliations Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University

The Bhilai Institute of Technology (BIT) (Hindi: भिलाई प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान – दुर्ग) is the first self-financed engineering college in Central India.It was established in Durg in 1986, with four undergraduate courses in engineering (Bachelor of Engineering) and an intake capacity of 180 students. The institution has since grown to an intake strength of 780, and now offers undergraduate courses in seven disciplines of engineering, as well as postgraduate degrees, such as the Master of Computer Application degree and the Master of Business Administration. It is one of the premier most institutions in Central India and ranks among top 50 engineering institutions in India[citation needed].

The Institute is managed by a Board of Trustees. The Trust creates a Governing Body consisting of its representatives, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the state government of Chhattisgarh, the affiliated Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University (CSVTU), industrialists, senior bureaucrats, management experts, peoples' representatives, and notable social workers.[1] All courses offered by the Institute are approved by the AICTE.

BIT is an institutional member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Institution of Engineers (IEI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Institute of Steel Development and Growth (INSDAG), the National Human Resource Development Network, and the American Information Resource Centre, Mumbai.

The Institute is a high-ranking university in India.[2] The updated version of the quality management system ISO 9001:2000 is installed in the Institute by the International Certifying Authority M/s KVQA, of Norway.


Durg District, Chhattisgarh-India

BIT-Durg is located at the threshold of Durg city beside NH-6 (a.k.a. the Grand Eastern Highway or GE Road) in Chhattisgarh state, India. The whole establishment is spread over 62 hectare of land, in Bhilai House opposite to the Circuit house.[clarification needed] Its proximity to Durg bus depot and Durg railway station facilitates fast commuting. Additionally, it is connected to each and every corner of Bhilai-Durg agglomeration through various means of transportation such as minibuses, minidors, auto rickshaws, etc.


Commissioning of the Bhilai Steel Plant at Bhilai in 1959[3] necessitated having suitably trained and skilled personnel to perform specific technical tasks at the plant. Seeing this need, various organizations, industrialists, charitable institutions and philanthropic societies of the region took an initiative to establish an engineering institution, and to this end, a trust was formed and registered. The Government of Madhya Pradesh accorded the permission to open a self-supporting and self-financing engineering institute, and thus, in July 1986, the Bhilai Institute of Technology came into existence.

Seth Balkrishan was a philanthropist and a key founding member of BIT. His contribution in the fields of education, sports, social advancement, and the spiritual needs of the community are seen as legendary in Bhilai and the neighboring regions. The institute is therefore dedicated to him.



The institute has 5 blocks:

  • Administrative block
  • ECOMIT {Electronics & telecom-Computer science- Information technology} block
  • Mechanical Engineering block
  • Electrical/Civil Engineering block
  • Engineering Sciences and Management block
  • State-of-the-art auditorium
  • Open-Air Theater
  • Hydraulics Lab and Workshop
  • Fully air conditioned computer labs in every department

The Administrative block holds offices of various administrative departments, including Finance, Purchase, Building, Staff. It also hosts the central library. The ECOMIT Block has three departments in it namely, Electronics COMputer and Information Technology. This block contains the Central Computer Lab. The Mechanical, Electrical, and Civil Engineering departments have their respective blocks. The Engineering Sciences and Management block have facilities for research in basic sciences, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, and environmental sciences. The same block also holds buildings for management classes. The Hydraulics Lab and Workshop contain various equipment to facilitate the learning and researching in the areas of basic mechanical engineering and fluid mechanics.

The state-of-the-art auditorium and open-air theater hosts various cultural programmes and national and local seminars.

Besides, each block, apart from the administrative block, is equipped with its own computer lab, library and other facilities relevant to their own learning and research purposes. These blocks are interspersed with gardens containing rare species of flowers. BIT has won various floral competitions and is well-recognised across the city for its floral beauty.

Central library[edit]

A fully computerized centrally located library caters to faculty, staff, and students, as well as to occasional guest users. The Library contains more than 27,000 books, several encyclopedias and 800 compact discs spanning all aspects of engineering, the sciences, management and technology. The library also subscribes to over 140 journals in print, as well as various journals online, giving an insight into the latest developments in the above fields. The Library subscribes to all leading periodicals, science magazines and newspapers. The facilities for reading and referral are available alongside other facilities. The Library has memberships of organisations and archives like DELNET(Developing Library Network Service), INDEST (Indian National Digital Library of Engineering Science and Technology), the American Information Resource Centre and World Scientific Publishing Co. The library has two large reading halls, which provide a location for studies.

The Central Library also maintains the Book Bank facility, which awards the top five students in each class a complete set of textbooks fora full semester. The E-Library section has a collection of numerous CBTs and educational software available for its users. The Free Surfing Zone in the Central Library offers Internet services for consulting subscribed online journals as well as in-library reference facilities for the CBTs and other relevant electronic study material.

Every department has its own library, with collections of books related to the subject matter covered by that respective department.

Central Computing Centre (C.C.C)[edit]

The Central Computing Centre (C.C.C) was established to connect BIT to the information superhighway. The CCF was inaugurated by the then-Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi.[4] A Computer Committee, headed by the Principal of the Institute, governs it. The CCF maintains about 1000 systems and 200 peripherals, located in the Institute's various academic and administrative departments. The CCF itself contains 275 computers, which are linked to each other and to all computers throughout the campus via wireless LAN.

Departmental computer labs[edit]

Each of the departments in BIT are equipped with a computer lab of their own, all of them connected in a network for effective sharing of resources. The machines provide Internet access to the students and faculty. The Institute has about 600 PCs along, with several notebooks, tablets, and handheld computers to cater to the computing requirements of students. Apart from regular lab sessions, the Computer Lab provides several services to the institute like in-house project development, consultancy services, assistance in various trainings, seminars and workshops, content preparation for e-Classes, software demonstration and keeping e-Records.

Achievements of C.C.C[edit]

Among the major achievements of the Computer Labs are successful projects like e-Rogee Kalyan (developed for District Main Hospital, Durg), Electoral Vote Counting Package (Assembly polls 2003), Students Identity Card, e-Question Bank, Income Tax Form-16 for the Institute, Time Table Generator for the Institute, Automation of BIT Central Library, Development and maintenance of the official website of Institute, Accounting Software for the Institute, e-Alumni Records, Virtual 3D walthrough of the college, CRISys etc.

Open-air theater[edit]

The Open Air Theater of BIT is used for hosting several activities like skits, dramas, renditions, festivals, competitions, seminars, Annual function etc. It has a total build up area of 3,300 sq ft (310 m2), seating capacity of 3000 people, 30 ft (9.1 m) × 40 ft (12 m) stage size, 300 sq ft (28 m2) each of Gent's and Girl's green room, 400 sq ft (37 m2) of Store room and 26,000 sq ft (2,400 m2) of open area.


The Auditorium of BIT was inaugurated in 2006. From then on it is responsible for hosting seminars, music shows and other activities. BITCON, the national conference is hosted in the Auditorium. The Auditorium has a build-up area of 10,000 sq ft (930 m2), seating capacity of 500 persons, Stage size of 40 ft (12 m) × 30 ft (9.1 m), Airconditioned hall, Air cooled entrance foyer area of 2,000 sq ft (190 m2), Boy's and girl's green rooms each of area 200 sq ft (19 m2), Rest room, projector room, front area parking and electrical panel room.

Sports complex[edit]

The institute has an outdoor field area of 2000 m² comprising cricket, hockey and football fields and courts for volleyball, handball & basketball. The sports complex also has an athletics track of 400 metres. Supporting it are the Indoor Stadium and Gymnasium of 350 m² for indoor events like table tennis, badminton, chess and carrom.

Students and faculty[edit]

B.I.T is one of the premier institutions of Central India hence this institute is among the first to fill during counseling sessions.[5] Alumni of this institute are placed in various organisations across the country, and several have even founded their own companies.

The faculty is a mix of working professionals having experience in the engineering industry, new graduates and researchers-cum-lecturers, who are often eminent in their respective areas.[6]

Programmes and admissions[edit]

The programmes offered by the institute can be broadly classified as follows:

  • Under-Graduate programmes
  • Post-Graduate programmes
  • Doctorate programmes

All the undergraduate programmes are full-time courses, whereas postgraduate programmes involve both full-time and part-time courses. It offers B.E (Bachelor of Engineering) degrees.

Apart from this, for the purpose of promoting higher studies and research, the Institute has research centres in the fields of civil engineering, electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, environmental engineering, and engineering chemistry.

Under-graduate programmes[edit]

  • Civil Engg
  • Mechanical Engg
  • Electrical Engg
  • Computer Science Engg
  • Information Technology Engg
  • Electrical and Electronics Engg
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engg

The Institute admits undergraduate students through CGPET and JEE-Main exams.

Full-time post-graduate programmes[edit]

  • MCA
  • MBA
  • M.E. Production Engineering
  • M.Tech
  • M.E. Structural Engineering

The Institute admits MCA students through AIMCET, MBA students through MAT and M.E/M.Tech students through GATE.

Part-time post-graduate programmes[edit]

  • M.E. Environmental sciences and Engineering
  • Master in Business Administration

Scholarships and Awards[edit]

To promote the academic excellence among the students, following awards have been instituted.

  • Seth Balkrishna memorial Annual Gold Medal by the Institute for the student having a position in the merit list of the final-year examination and securing the highest marks (all branches taken together).
  • An annual scholarship of Rs 2,500/- awarded by the Institute for students securing the highest marks in B.E. 2nd, 4th and 6th Semester Examinations (all branches taken together).
  • Sardar Inder Singh Jabbal Gold Medal donated by Dr. (Mrs.) Vineeta Nayak and Dr. R.A. Nayak, to be awarded to the student who scores highest in Civil Engineering on the B.E. final-year University examination.
  • Naveen Nair Memorial Gold Medal donated by Dr. M. N. Nair, to be awarded to the highest scorer in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering on the B.E. final-year university examination.
  • EXCEL Gold Medal instituted by the management, awarded to the highest scorer in different branches of B.E., MBA, MCA, ME, and MTech courses at the final-year university examination.
  • Neeladri Guha Memorial Gold Medal donated by Shri Subhendra Guha, awarded to the highest scorer in the MBA program at the final-year university examination
  • BIT Alumni Cash Award

The awards and medals are given away on 26 January every year, on the occasion of celebration of India's Republic Day.

Sports, clubs, and traditions[edit]


Currently, almost all kinds (non-adventure and non-life-risking) of sports, both indoor and outdoor, are played in a professional manner at the institute. Tournaments are conducted at the institution level wherein all the departments participate. The following sports are the most celebrated and the most played:

Cultural festivals and group activities[edit]

BIT has been an epicenter of cultural activities since its inception. Various departments encourage their students to conduct and participate in activities such as puzzle shows, antakshari, skits, rendition/recitation competitions, debates, technical competitions, classical Indian music shows from renowned maestros in that field, seminars of all sorts (technical, business, personality development, et cetera), eco-drives, etc. Each year mini-festivals are organized by various departments. The annual techno-management festival of BIT is called by a different name each year, which have included "Lamhe" in 2001, "Spandan" in 2003, "BIT Uday" in 2008, "Urja Utsav" in 2010 and "Ojas" since 2011.

Student clubs[edit]

Energy and Environment Conservation Club[edit]

This club was formed in collaboration with CREDA (Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Authority), Government of Chhattisgarh. It is supported by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency of the Government of India through CREDA. It is in process of obtaining NGO status, thus making it the first students' club of an engineering institution in India to do so. It conducted Central India's first solar robot racing competition in 2009.

It organizes " Urja Utsav" which is the biggest technical and management festival in India to be organized by a students club. The club has its premises in the Mechanical Block. This club has its own quizzing team, cultural team and management team. The robotics club manages the technical requirements.

Robotics Club – VERVE[edit]

The robotics club is the only unofficial club of BIT. Managed fully by students, this club conducts annual workshops for first year and second year students in the field of manual and autonomous robotics. It conducts workshops at the Bhilai Institute of Technology (Durg and Raipur Campuses) and the Shankracharya Institute of Professional Management (Raipur). All technical events of BIT are managed by this club. Its students have won laurels in many technical festivals conducted all over India. Prominent wins were in Techkriti08 (IIT Kanpur), Techfest09 (IIT Bombay), Kshitij08&09 (IIT Kgp), Techniche09 (IIT Guhawati), Eclectika 09 (NIT Raipur), Axis08,09&10 (VNIT Nagpur) and Confluence10 (NIT Rourkela).

Some students of this club have won research scholarships from IIIT Hyderabad. The Green Regiment (Urja Utsav '10) conducted by this club had a participation of over 80 teams, making it the most successful robotics event in whole of Central India. It was the third event in India to get accredited by Tech4all Society, India and MetaWing (in collaboration with IIT Kgp).

Society of Automobile Engineers[edit]

Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg is the first college in Chhattisgarh to have an SAE India chapter. BIT chapter has been instrumental in mobilizing engineering students in aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries. It conducts various workshops, lectures and other automotive-community-related events throughout the year. It has plans of participation in Formula SAE Baja, following an aborted attempt to participate Formula Student (UK) 2010 by the robotics club.

Engineering Associations[edit]

All departments have their engineering associations at the departmental level in collaboration with the I.E(India) chapter of various departments. These associations conduct many events throughout the academic year.

Dance groups[edit]

Various dance groups are present on the college campus. These groups take part in many cultural events conducted in Chhattisgarh. Out of these "Step Up Gang" is the most famous. It is also the official dance troupe of the college. It has won Campus Jung 2009 sponsored by Hero Honda and various youth festivals.

Annual College Festivals[edit]

BIT Uday[edit]


This was the first modern technology festival to be conducted in Central India. Over 2500 students from all over India participated in this fest. There were numerous events which brought about the innovativeness and creative ideas of the students. Events were there to hone the managerial and imaginative skills of the participants.

BIT Uday was by all means a launch of the new era of technology in Central India. Over and all it was a great techno-symposium and a salute to the creative minds. memory clip youtube download video

Urja Utsav[edit]

College festival in India conducted by a students club, with a theme of "going green." It was conducted by the Energy and Environment Conservation Club. Companies, such as Coca-Cola India, Chevrolet, Autodesk, Mather & Platt, Wilo AG, and others, sponsored the festival.


It is the annual Sports-Cultural Festival of the college. This was started from 2011 to earmark the Silver Jubilee celebration of the college.Ojas has been a grand success and has a recognition to be the first college fest in India with a theme song.Ojas has also the recognition to organise a UV dance event for the first time in central India.

Departmental festivals[edit]

PHOENIX – Department of Electronics and Telecommunication[edit]

This is the annual festival being conducted by the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication. Mainly a cultural festival and some managerial events are also conducted in it.

HORIZON – Department of Computer Science[edit]

This is conducted by the Department of Computer Science & Engineering. It is a purely cultural festival with no technical events.


  1. ^ "The Balkrishna Memorial Trust". Archived from the original on 2008-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Dataquest India Institute Ranking 2008" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-05. 
  3. ^ "BSP Commissioning" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-28. 
  4. ^ "CCC Establishment". Archived from the original on 2008-04-08. 
  5. ^ "BIT Intake, rank range and cut-offs, CGPET AIEEE". Archived from the original on 2008-03-19. 
  6. ^ "BIT Faculty awarded". Archived from the original on 2008-03-19. 

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