National Institute of Technology, Patna

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National Institute of Technology Patna
National Institute of Technology, Patna logo.gif
Former names
Bihar College of Engineering
Motto in English
Hard Work and Consistent Efforts
Type Public
Established 2004
Director Pradip Kumar Jain[1]
Location Patna, Bihar, India
25°36′38″N 85°08′30″E / 25.61056°N 85.14167°E / 25.61056; 85.14167
Campus Urban
Website www.nitp.ac.in

The National Institute of Technology Patna (NIT Patna), formerly Bihar School of Engineering and Bihar College of Engineering, is a public engineering institution located in Patna in the Indian state of Bihar. It was renamed to NIT Patna, by the Government of India on 28 January 2004. It is an autonomous institute functions directly under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

History[edit]

NIT Patna Main building

NIT Patna origin can be traced to 1886 with the establishment of a survey training school and subsequent renaming it to Bihar college of Engineering in 1900. A graduate level curriculum was introduced in 1924. It was renamed Bihar College of Engineering in 1932. In 2004 the government of India upgraded the college to National Institute of Technology (NIT) status, as the state of Bihar had lost its only Regional Engineering College (REC), located at Jamshedpur, when Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar in 2000. By 2002, the Indian government decided to upgrade all RECs to NITs, with the aim of having at least one NIT per state. Bihar College of Engineering was the first institute to be directly upgraded to NIT status. In 2007, it was granted Institute of National Importance status in accordance with the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007.

Campus[edit]

Aerial view of NIT Patna
Main Building (Rear view)

NIT Patna functions from a 40 acres (16 ha) campus along Ashok Rajpath, geographically which lies on the southern bank of the river Ganges exactly opposite the point of its confluence with river Gandak. Land for a new campus, a 100 acres (40 ha) plot, has been assigned at Sikandarpur village in Bihta, around 40 km from Patna. Earlier it was assigned at Dumri village in Bihta. Once NIT-Patna shifts to its new campus in Bihta, it will run some management courses on the present campus at Ashok Rajpath.

Facilities[edit]

Central library
  • Central Library
  • Computer Center
  • Student Activity center (SAC)
  • GYM (separate for boys and girls.)
  • College Canteens(Govt Canteen, Nescafe Canteen)
  • TT and Badminton court with Synthetic International flooring
  • Squash Courts
  • Medical Center
  • Cricket / Football Ground with 1000+ students strength stands

Library[edit]

The institute maintains a central library which has 1,50,000 books and 1,100 e-journals and works for only about 10 hours per day. The Central Library has an e-resource section on the Ground floor, a study section and Library office on the First floor and a separate study room . Library is fully air conditioned and well cleaned . security is also available on the each floor for 24 hour.

Computer center[edit]

The institute has a computer center with 6 computer labs and a 2 virtual classroom equipped with computing and audio-visual facilities such as interactive boards, and projectors. The labs have CCTV cameras for conducting online interviews, tests and presentations. CC has internet connectivity throughout the day so students can use internet facility. A central bandwidth of 1GBps provided by RailTel for uninterrupted high speed internet connection.

Academic departments[edit]

The Institute includes five engineering departments namely

civil engineering, computer science & engineering, electrical engineering, electronics & communication engineering and mechanical engineering. In addition there is an architecture department and departments for physics, chemistry, mathematics and social sciences and humanities.[2]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

From institute website to the annual cultural fest, the institute delegates responsibility to its students wherever possible. With activities and competitions taking place every other day, students are provided with opportunities to develop their soft skills and therefore broaden their perspective. A few notable events are listed below.

Festivals[edit]

Underground Authority performing at Corona 2014

Until 2015 the college had two separate festivals, the cultural fest Melange and the technical fest Corona. From 2015 onwards the college celebrates Corona and Melange together, occurring every year in January.[citation needed] The event is entirely managed by students.[citation needed] Students from colleges all over the country participate including students from IIT Patna, BIT Patna, NIT Jamshedpur, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology,[3] Rajasthan College of Engineering for Women, Arya Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bengal College of Engineering and Technology,[4] NIT Tripura and NIT Mizoram.[5] Some events also invite students from local schools such St. Michael's High School, Patna, Loyola High School, Patna and Don Bosco Academy.[4]

Cultural fest activities include events such as face painting, singing, dancing, antakshari and rangoli competitions[6] as well as art and craft exhibitions and sports.[5] Technical events include robotics,[3] circuit designing, programming, and presentation competitions[citation needed] and workshops.[4] The festival includes lectures by renown people such as Kumar Vishwas,[citation needed] Irshad Kamil[citation needed] and Srijan Pal Singh.[citation needed] The event also includes performances from bands such as Underground Authority in Corona 2014[6] and Raeth in Corona 2015.[citation needed]

The students of NIT Patna also celebrate Parakram, the annual intramural sport festival.[citation needed]

Indoor and outdoor sports[edit]

Every year in January, NIT Patna holds an annual indoor and outdoor sports week, with events such as cricket, football, table tennis, badminton, carom, and discus throw. Managed by students, this event tests their organising and managerial skills. NIT Patna cricket team were runners up in 2018 inter NIT Trophy.

Societies[edit]

Nitish Kumar (an alumnus of NIT Patna) as a chief guest at a NIT Patna alumni meet

The institute recognizes these major societies:

  • The Cultural Society organizes a cultural extravaganza under the name Mélange - the melting pot of talents.
  • The Common Room Society organizes indoor games competitions like chess, carom, table tennis, badminton, and Su-doku championship.
  • The Outdoor Society conducts field events like cricket, football, volleyball, javelin, discus and includes the Athletic Society, which conducts the athletic events.
  • The EXE-Extreme Engineering society provides lectures on robotics and embedded systems which is no more functional because of lack of administrative support.
  • NIT-Patna started up student chapters with an internationally recognized societies like ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) for ME students and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) for ECE and EE students.

Ranking[edit]

University rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[7] 151–200

NIT Patna was ranked in the 151–200 band among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

Residential student halls[edit]

The housing facilities (hostels) are:

Boys Hostel

  • Sone Hostel Block A (earlier known as New Engineer's Hostel)
  • Sone Hostel Block B (earlier known as Engineer's Hostel-1)
  • Kosi Hostel (New Boys Hostel)
  • Brahmaputra Hostel (Newly Constructed)

Girls Hostel

  • Ganga Hostel (Block A, B & C earlier knows as Girl Engineer's Hostel - GEH )
  • Bagmati Hostel (earlier known as Engineers' Hostel-2)

These hostels can only accommodate 40% of the students. The rest live in private lounges & p.g. may be near or far from campus. However, new hostels for both boys and girls have been constructed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chopra, Ritika (17 October 2017). "Government appoints directors to 11 NITs". The Indian Express. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Departments at NIT Patna". NIT Patna. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Mishra, Alok K. N. (8 April 2011). "Full-on fun and studies at NIT-P". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  4. ^ a b c "500 students takes part in 'ethical hacking' workshop". The Times of India. TNN. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Savarn, Swati (25 January 2018). "This Tech fest, a happening affair". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Singh, Saurav (10 March 2014). "Underground Authority performs at CORONA, NIT's annual cultural festival in Patna". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018. 

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