Indian Institute of Technology Patna

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Indian Institute of Technology Patna
Indian Institute of Technology, Patna.svg
Motto Vidyárthí Labhathéy Vidyám Sanskrit
Type Public engineering school
Established 2008
Chairman Ajai Chowdhry
Director Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Academic staff
Undergraduates 800
Postgraduates 131
Location Bihta, Patna, Bihar, India
Campus 501 acres (2.0 km2)[1]
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.[2] It is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India.[3] 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.[4]

IIT Patna


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.[5]

Campus and location[edit]

IIT Patna Bihta Campus
IIT Patna New Campus Building

IIT Patna’s campus is located at Amhara, Bihta, 35 km from Patna at a 501 acres (203 ha) site.[1][6][7][8] The foundation stone of the IIT Patna, Bihta Campus was laid by Kapil Sibal in 2011.[9] 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.[10][11][12][13][14] 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.

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering block (Block 3)[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.

Tutorial Block/Academic block (Block 9)[edit]

All classrooms of this block are equipped with modern audio-visual electronic gadgets. The tutorial 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.

Humanities and Social Sciences/Chemical Engineering block[edit]

Mechanical engineering block[edit]

Block 3 (Back Side)

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.


Undergraduate Programs[edit]

IIT Patna awards Bachelor of Technology degrees in the following disciplines:

Admission to these programs for 225 seats is through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced,[15] 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.[16]

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 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]

IIT Patna Administrative Building Front View

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]


University and college rankings
General – international
QS (BRICS) (2018)[21] 108
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[22] 69
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[23] 24

Internationally, IIT Patna was ranked 108 among BRICS nations by the QS World University Rankings of 2018.[21]

IIT Patna was ranked 24 among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018[23] and 69 overall.[22]


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[24] The Sponsored Research and Industrial Relations Unit (SRIRU)[25] 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.[26]

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).[27]

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.[28]


  • The convocation for the first batch of IIT Patna was held on December 23, 2012 when Dr APJ Abdul Kalam awarded the degrees.[29][30]
  • The second convocation was held on October 26, 2013 when President Pranab Mukherjee awarded the degrees.[31][32][33]
  • The third convocation of IIT Patna was held at the permanent campus in Bihta on 6 August 2015. 325-odd BTech, MTech and PhD students received degrees. Boeing India president Pratyush Kumar was the chief guest on the occasion.[34]

Student life and culture[edit]



The male students of IIT Patna are accommodated in four blocks namely A, B, C, D which are located inside the campus. A student gymkhana building is also located in the hostel compound. For accommodation of female students a separate hostel is available. Both hostels are equipped with common rooms. Mess facilities are available in both hostels which provides hygienic and delicious food.

Medical Services[edit]

The college has a well managed Hospital inside the campus and it has collaboration with Ruban Memorial Hospital, Patna where students can get free medical services and it has insurance cover through National Insurance. A 24-hour ambulance service is also available in the institute in case of emergencies.


Sports facilities like cricket, football grounds are there. Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis and Badminton courts are also available near the hostel and various clubs are formed by students for managing and improving the level of sports in the campus. And facilities for indoor games like Table tennis, Carrom etc. are also available. The college itself has an inter-college sports tournament 'INFINITO'. And every year the college participate in Inter IIT Sports Meet.

Banks And Post Office[edit]

The branch of SBI and Canara Bank are there inside the campus. An India Post branch is also there.


Separate canteens are available for day and night.


The Central Library of IIT Patna is one of the advanced libraries in terms of its collection and services. Central Library caters to the information need of its highly demanding faculty members, students, research scholars as well as the staff of the Institute, by offering a wide range of Information Technology (IT) based (and value-added) services and products. The Central Library is in the fast-growing stage. It was started in December 2008 with approximately 1000 books and one online resource. During the short span of time, the library has acquired a good number of books and e-resources including e-books, e-journals and e-databases. This library is equipped with modern technology of library automation system with Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and Self Check-In and Self Check-Out (Drop-Box) system using RFID technology. The Library has 15 terminals with internet facility for accessing the different e-resources subscribed by the library.


The Student Activity Center operates with the following societies:

  • IEEE Student Branch IIT-Patna
  • Science and Technology Council
    • NJACK (Computer Science Club)
    • Sparkonics (Electrical Club)
    • SCME (Mechanical Club )
    • Robotics Club
    • ACE (Civil club)
    • The Threshold Club (Chemical club)
  • House Of Socio-Cultural Affairs
  • House Of Literature And Fine Arts
  • Sports Club
  • Bhaktivedanta Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Student Welfare Club
  • Photography Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Rural Technology Development Club


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 the month of January–February. Celesta is the annual Techno-Management Fest of IIT Patna. Every year House Of Socio-Cultural Affairs, IIT Patna organises NEBULA-'The Freshers Party'.

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.[35]

Placements at IIT Patna[edit]

Training and Placement Cell actively engages in developing relationship with various industrial organizations and employers. The cell organises summer internships for per-final year students and placement activities for final years students. The average packages for 2016 was 9.94 lakh (US$15,000) per annum.[36]

See also[edit]


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