National Institute of Technology, Patna
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|Bihar College of Engineering|
Motto in English
|Hard Work and Consistent Efforts|
|Director||Pradip Kumar Jain|
The National Institute of Technology Patna (abbreviated NIT Patna or NITP), 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 functioning directly under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology in India.
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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.
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 125 acres (51 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.
- 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 stands for 1000+ students
The institute maintains a central library which has 150,000 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 hours.
The institute has a computer center with six computer labs and a two virtual classrooms 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.
The Institute includes the engineering departments of 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.
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.
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. The event is entirely managed by students. Students from colleges all over the country participate including students from IIT Patna, BIT Patna, NIT Jamshedpur, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Rajasthan College of Engineering for Women, Arya Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bengal College of Engineering and Technology, NIT Tripura and NIT Mizoram. Some events also invite students from local schools such St. Michael's High School, Patna, Loyola High School, Patna and Don Bosco Academy.
Cultural fest activities include events such as face painting, singing, dancing, antakshari and rangoli competitions as well as art and craft exhibitions and sports. Technical events include robotics, circuit designing, programming, and presentation competitions and workshops. The festival includes lectures by renown people such as Kumar Vishwas, Irshad Kamil and Srijan Pal Singh. The event also includes performances from bands such as Underground Authority in Corona 2014 and Raeth in Corona 2015.
The students of NIT Patna also celebrate Parakram, the annual intramural sport festival.
Indoor and outdoor sports
Every year in January, NIT Patna holds a 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. The NIT Patna Strength Games team, which includes weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding has won the overall champions' trophy consecutively in 2018 as well as 2019, while bagging the 'best lifter' trophy in both the years (Kumar Aman, mtech '18 and Rajendra Meena, btech '19)
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.
|Engineering – India|
- Bindeshwari Dubey, Former Chief Minister of Bihar
- Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar
- Ratan Kumar Sinha, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India (AEC); Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
Residential student halls
The housing facilities (hostels) are:
- 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)
- Bagmati Hostel (earlier known as Engineers' Hostel-2)
- Brahmaputra Hostel (new)
- Ganga Hostel (Blocks A, B and C earlier knows as Girl Engineer's Hostel – GEH )
These hostels now can accommodate all of the students because of the newly constructed Brahmaputra hostel making it a fully residential campus.
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