Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

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Birla Institute of Technology,Mesra
बिरला प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान
Motto सा विद्या या विमुक्तये
(Sā Vidyā Yā Vimuktaye)
Motto in English
Learning is that which Liberates
Established 1955
Type Deemed University
Chairman CK Birla
Chancellor Syed Ahmed
Vice-Chancellor Dr. M. K. Mishra
Academic staff
Undergraduates 2955 annual intake
Postgraduates 1013 annual intake
Location Jharkhand, India
Campus 780 acres (3.2 km2)

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT MESRA) is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act. It was established in the year 1955 at Mesra, Ranchi in the state of Jharkhand,India by the Philanthropist and Industrialist Late Shri.B. M. Birla with a vision to establish a world class institution to cater Engineering, Technology, Pharmaceutical, Management and other allied sciences.The institute was later headed by Late Shri G.P Birla and the present chairman of the board of governors is Shri C.K Birla.

The main campus at Mesra is wholly residential and has been a second-home to thousands of students in their journey to challenge the times. Since its inception on the main campus in Mesra, extension centers were established in different parts of the country like Jaipur,Noida,Kolkata,Patna,Ranchi,Deoghar and Offshore Centres at Ras al-Khaimah,UAE and Muscat.

BIT Mesra is widely known as top best private engineering institute of India . Every year top ranking students are admitted strictly on Merit Based assessed by all India rank(AIR) in JEE-Main-CSAB and AIPMT for its UG courses.


The Birla Institute of Technology was established in 1955 at Mesra by industrialist philanthropist B. M. Birla. The institute was affiliated to Patna University until 1960, and then to Institute of Science and Management, Ranchi. In 1986 BIT was elevated to a status of deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 under notification No. F. 9-2/83-U.3 28 August 1986.

Space & Rocketry Department at BIT Mesra

BIT was the first institute in India to establish a department of space engineering and rocketry, in 1964.[1]

BIT introduced the concept of Small Industries Entrepreneurs Park, and is the first institute in India to facilitate for young entrepreneurs the initial project funding, besides providing nursery sheds, central design and workshop facilities.

Small Industries Research and Development Organization (SIRDO) was setup in 1970 as a launching pad for small manufacturing enterprises managed by graduates of BIT. Companies created from this concept include Meditron and Alcast. This idea was appreciated by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; and was spread to other institutes such as IITs by the Government with a concept named Science and Technological Entrepreneurs Park (STEP). The first STEP was approved and located in BIT Mesra. The entrepreneurship development cell was founded in 2007 and is run by the students. To add financial strength to this effort, BIT has set up SIDBI Centre for Innovation and Incubation (SCII) by an arrangement with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to provide funds for a limited period of time to new entrepreneurs, start up companies, and technology based organizations, to facilitate Research and Development in areas of interest with the faculty of the institute.[2]

Smt. Indira Gandhi visit at BIT Mesra

BIT established an Offshore Centre in Bahrain in the year 2000. It has a PARAM 10000[3] supercomputer at the core of its IT infrastructure.

Organization and administration[edit]

BIT functions under the control of a Board of Governors, comprising representatives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, the U.G.C., the State Government, the Chancellor, the A.I.C.T.E., the Hindustan Charity Trust and the Institute Faculty. CK Birla is the Chairman of the Board of Governors. The Governor of the state of Jharkhand is the Chancellor of the Institute. The Technical Council headed by vice chancellor decides the academic policy of the Institute.[4]


Template:Campus Description The main campus of the Institute at Mesra is located 16 kilometers from Ranchi in a 980-acre (4.0 km2) setting at the confluence of the rivers Jhumar and Suvarnarekha. The Mesra campus is entirely residential, providing accommodation to undergraduate and postgraduate students and 550 members of faculty and staff. The infrastructure includes research laboratories, lecture halls, workshops, playground, gymnasium and a central library with over 100,000 books, journals and electronic databases.

Campus facilities[edit]

  • 780-acre (3.2 km2) campus
  • Built up covered area exceeding 840,000 sq ft (78,000 m2)
  • Golden Jubilee auditorium as well as a Mini auditorium
  • PARAM 10000 super computer
  • 100 Mbit/s LAN Connection in all BIT hostels rooms(1Gbit/s in newly built floors)
    BIT Mesra Main Building
  • R&D building housing computer and scientific labs.
  • Post Office
  • Indian Railways Reservation Counter
  • A three storied library. There is a separate internet facility inside the library in order to let students read IEEE and other journals
  • UCO Bank branch with an ATM.
  • State Bank of India branch with an ATM
  • ICICI Bank ATM
  • 16 bed hospital.
  • Lord Shiva temple
  • Buses run between campus and Ranchi city, from 0600 hrs to 1900 hrs, at regular intervals.
  • Co-operative shops.
  • Food canteens.
  • Medical Store.
  • Sports Complex
  • Music room

Central facilities[edit]

Central The CAD Laboratory is a central facility of the institute where all users – undergraduate and postgraduate students, research scholars and faculty members – can work with design and analysis software. They can learn to use the latest software and carry out their research work.

R&D Building

Central Computing Facilities (CCF) The maintenance and upkeep of the CCF is done by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering; however the CCF is used by students and staff from all departments of the Institute.

The PARAM 10000 Supercomputer was gifted to the Institute by C-DAC, in recognition of the Institute’s commitment towards quality higher education and research. The PARAM supports projects that require parallel processing and multi processor capabilities.

Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) was established in 2006 under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP), funded by the World Bank and Government of Jharkhand, with an objective to provide instrumentation facilities for advanced research, to faculty.

Central Library The Central Library was established in 1955. It has print and electronic resources in the fields of science and technology. The collection includes 10,000 online journals, 100 print journals, 113,000 books, 2500 CDs, 60 audiocassettes and 4000 project reports.


Departments and programmes[edit]

BIT has 21 academic departments. It offers undergraduate B.E./B.Tech. degrees and M.E./M.Tech. degrees in the various engineering departments. MSc degrees are offered in applied sciences and B.Pharm./M.Pharm. in pharmaceutical sciences. The department of IT also offers Master of Computer Application. The department of architecture offers Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degrees. The university also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme and a Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT).

International Relations[edit]

BIT Ras al khaima Campus

BIT Mesra has established international ventures and tie-ups. It has collaborative arrangements with USA, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Pakistan, and China.

National collaborations[edit]

BIT offers programs in collaboration with Indian institutes and industry.

Institute publications[edit]

BIT publishes international journals through its departments. These journals have eminent personalities from India as well as abroad on their Editorial Advisory Boards.

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
    • Journal of Hospitality Application and Research (JOHAR) ISSN 0973-4538
  • Department of Management
    • Journal – The Alternative
    • NewsletterBIT by BIT
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Department of Production Engineering
    • Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Research ISSN 0973-0281


Admissions for BIT Mesra are based on All India level exams in respective fields.

Undergraduate Courses

  • B.E.: through JEE Main conducted by CBSE and Central Counselling by CSAB (CCB before 2014)
  • B.Arch.: through JEE Main and Central Counselling by CSAB (CCB before 2014).
  • B.Pharm.: through JEE Main and AIPMT
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT): through Institute Entrance Exam and Interview.

Postgraduate courses