Birsa Institute of Technology Sindri

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Birsa Institute of Technology, Sindri
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Niyatam Kuru Karmatwam. Meaning in English- "You should perform your (obligatory) duties, for action is superior to inaction. Even the maintenance of your body would not be possible by renouncing actions."
Mottoनियतं कुरु कर्मत्वम! (Sanskrit)
TypePublic Educational and Research Institution
DirectorDr. D.K. Singh
UndergraduatesAbout 750 annual intake per academic year
PostgraduatesDecided by the Department of Academics, BIT-S
Location, ,
CampusUrban, Land Cover 750 acres (3.0 km2)
Media BodySarjana-सर्जना (Hindi)
AffiliationsJharkhand University of Technology Earlier Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh and Ranchi University

Birsa Institute of Technology Sindri (BIT Sindri) is a Public Engineering and Research Institution in Sindri, Jharkhand, India. Established in 1949, BIT Sindri is one of the oldest Engineering and Technological Institute in India.


The first Indian Institute of Technology of Independent India was proposed to be earlier set up at Sindri, Jharkhand (then Bihar). However, the then Government of Bihar refused the proposition of setting-up a new Institute when B.I.T.-Sindri was already about to be established. Proposals for conversion of B.I.T. Sindri to Indian Institute of Technology were made which were subsequently turned down. Later, the land was sanctioned in West Bengal, in Kharagpur. Thus with the efforts of renowned academician, Prof. D.L. Deshpande, B.I.T. Sindri was ready to be established.

BIT Sindri was established on November 17, 1949 as College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Patna, but shifted to Sindri a year later.[1]. Since then, the Institute was known as Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri. The Institute was renamed to "Birsa Institute of Technology" after the state of Bihar partitioned in to present day Bihar and Jharkhand.[2]


The Institute was affiliated with Vinoba Bhave University until 2017. 2018 onwards, the Institute is affiliated to Jharkhand University of Technology (JUT), Ranchi, the foundations of which were laid down by the former Hon'ble President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. All courses are approved by the All India Council of Technical Education.[1] The Institute currently houses ten departments of engineering and three in natural sciences.

Currently, postgraduate students are admitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering only. Admission to undergraduate courses were earlier based on ranks in Jharkhand Combined Competitive Engineering Entrance Examination, popularly known as the JCECE. The JCECEB announced in April, 2019 that admissions to the institute shall be based on scores in JEE-Main , a national level engineering entrance examination conducted by the NATIONAL TESTING AGENCY or NTA.


The Institute campus spreads over an area of 700 acres of land, located near the eastern bank of Damodar River.[1] The campus is fully residential, both for faculty as well as the students. What makes the BIT-S Campus different from other Institutes is the lush greenery and sprawling fauna and flora spread across the Institute.

Students are housed in a total of 26 Hostels for both Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Programs. Construction for newer hostels are underway too.


University and College rankings
Engineering – India
Outlook India (2018)[3]24

BIT Sindri was ranked 24 among engineering colleges in India by Outlook India in 2018. BIT Sindri was ranked 26th among Engineering Institutions in India in 2018 by India Today.


Notable alumni include


  1. ^ a b c "College History". BIT Sindri. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ Sindri Alumni "College Name History" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Engineering Colleges In 2018". Outlook India. 24 May 2018.

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