IIT BHU Varanasi – Indian Institute of Technology Overview

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IIT BHU Overview

One of India's oldest technical universities is IIT BHU, which is located near Varanasi. The institution is situated on the Banaras Hindu University campus (BHU). According to QS World University Ranking 2023, the university is positioned between positions 651 and 700. UG, PG, and PhD admissions at IIT BHU are now open. JEE Advanced 2022 is scheduled for August 28 for BTech admissions. The BTech CSE program's starting and finishing ranks are 594 and 873, respectively. The selection of PG candidates chosen for the PI round has been made public by the institutions.

Visit https://pgadmission.iitbhu.ac.in/register/shortlist/ to view the list. The MPharm and PhD candidates' interviews and counselling sessions are scheduled for May 5–12.On May 20, the same test's findings will be made public. Additionally, from May 23 to May 29 IIT BHU will host a workshop on artificial intelligence in drug discovery.

IIT BHU is ranked 14th among engineering schools by the NIRF. The institute offers 64 courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its 14 departments and 3 multidisciplinary schools. In terms of campus size, IIT BHU is the second largest IIT. The institute is located on the main BHU campus and spans a 1300 acre area. The campus of the institute is shaped like a semi-circle with various wings in various sections. Hostels are found in the outer sectors, whereas academic wings are found in the inner sectors.

Engineering, pharmacy, sciences, humanities, and social sciences make up IIT BHU's academic and research focus areas. The institute's BTech programme is its flagship one out of all 64 courses.

Admission to the programme requires a JEE Advanced score of 594-14537. INR 5.33 Lacs is the cost of the four-year BTech programme. MTech is a secondary IIT BHU prestigious programme. GATE exam results are used to determine admission to the IIT BHU MTech programme. The GATE cutoff for the MTech programme at IIT BHU is 500–700 points. The program's yearly cost is INR 36,000.

Also renowned for its TPO/TPC is IIT BHU. The institution's Training and Placement Cell is known as TPC IIT BHU. The cell conducts pre-placement discussions, written or online tests, group discussions, and interviews for hiring interns. The application period lasts the entire year. It starts in the final week of July and finishes in March. The placement office is now conducting a hiring procedure that will end on March 17, 2022.

Employers like Flipkart APM, Microsoft, Jaguar, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, Bajaj, and others hire candidates who participate in the IIT BHU hiring process. The typical compensation package offered to a student throughout the placement process ranges from INR 10 to 30 LPA. Additionally, the top package may reach INR 70 LPA. The top domestic CTC and the highest overseas CTC in the phase 1 of 2021 placements, respectively, were INR 2.05 CPA. 1185 offers were made by 332 organisations overall, including the 35 new recruiters.

BHU IIT Ranking

IIT BHU has been included in numerous national and international ranking lists as one of India's best engineering institutions.

  • positioned between positions 651 and 700 in the 2023 QS World University Ranking
  • According to NIRF Ranking 2021, engineering is ranked at 14 and the entire category at 28.
  • The Week 2021 ranked it as the eighth-best technical university in India.
  • US News 2021 placed the category at 1187 overall.
  • ranked 301-350 by QS Asia 2021 and 36th in India by CWUR Ranking 2021

Placements at IIT BHU

The first stage of the 2022 placement campaign just ended at IIT BHU. It employed 332 recruiters in total. Among the leading employers were UBER, UiPath, Microsoft, Intel, and Master Card. The placement highlights for the IIT BHU 2021–22 class are shown in the table below:

IIT BHU Placement 2022 Highlights

Particulars Statistics
Number of companies participated 332
Number of offers 1185
Number of international offers 35
Highest international salary INR 2.05 CPA
Highest domestic salary INR 78 LPA

Scholarships at IIT BHU

25% of undergraduate students at IIT BHU are eligible for merit-based scholarships. Along with this, the institution also offers additional forms of financial aid to SC/ST students, including pocket allowances, reimbursement for mess fees, and institute-free studentships.

All non-sponsored students accepted into M.Tech./M.Pharm. programmes receive financial aid in the amount of junior research fellowships. There are several of Junior/Senior Research Fellowships available for PhD candidates.

International scholastic exchange

  • Rhodes Fellowships
  • Scholarship Program of the Japanese Government for Undergraduate, College of Technology, and Specialized Training College Students
  • Program for Research Students Scholarships from the Japanese Government.
  • Chinese Government Fellowship
  • Government of Korea Scholarship Program
  • Scholarships from the Japanese Government for Research Scholars

IDD, IMD, B.Tech, B.Pharm, and Scholarship Based on Merit

  • High-quality education programme for SC youngsters
  • National Fellowship and Scholarship for ST Students in Higher Education (Formally Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST Students)
  • Endowment Scholarships State Scholarships

Faculty at IIT BHU

The knowledgeable and well-educated faculty at IIT BHU is well known. The institute employs more than 350 highly skilled academic members, the bulk of whom have doctoral degrees in their fields of study. The institute's faculty-to-student ratio is currently 1:22. A director and five deans oversee Academic Affairs, Resource & Alumni, Research & Development, Student Affairs, and Faculty Affairs respectively for the faculty. The numerous duties of the Institute are carried out by the Registrar, Heads of the Departments, and Coordinators of the schools.

Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain serves as the faculty director of IIT BHU, and among the five deans are Dr. Rajeev Srivastava, professor and dean of resources and alumni affairs, and Dr. Rajiv Prakash, professor and dean (R&D).

Alumni of IIT-BHU

  • Chief executive and chairman of Palo Alto Networks is Nikesh Arora.
  • An aircraft engineer known as the "Father of the Indian Indigenous Fighter Program," Kota Harinarayana,
  • Manoj Sinha, an Indian politician who serves as Jammu and Kashmir's lieutenant governor
  • Former Indian Vice President Krishan Kant
  • Indian stand-up comedian, author, and poet Varun Grover. He was recognised as the best lyricist at the 2015 63rd National Film Awards.


Q. Is admission to IIT BHU just based on merit?

Ans. Admission to IIT BHU is not entirely based on academic achievement. JEE Advanced, GMAT, GPAT, NET, GATE, IIT JAM, etc. are just a few examples of the qualifying entry exams that candidates must have passed. A written exam or PI is also given for some courses.

Q. What specialties are available in the IIT BHU M.Pharm programme?

Ans. IIT BHU's M.Pharm programme offers four different specialisations: pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, and pharmacognosy. Merit, GPAT results, and the interview all go into admission decisions.

Q. Does IIT BHU provide UG students with a residential facility?

Ans. Yes, IIT BHU provides UG students with a hostel facility. For the accommodation of more than 30000 Indian students and 65 international students, the institute operates 76 hostels.

Q. What is the IIT BHU cutoff trend for mechanical engineering admissions?

Ans. The following is the cutoff trend for IIT BHU's mechanical engineering (BTech) programme:

2019: 4268

2020: 5700

2021: 6557

Q. What kind of reservation procedures are used at IIT BHU?

Ans. IIT BHU reserves 15% of seats in each subject for candidates who are SC, 7.5 % for ST, and 27% who are OBC (non-creamy layer). Additionally, the institution grants SC/ST applicants a 5% qualification degree relaxation throughout the IIT BHU admissions procedure.

Q. Does IIT BHU offer Ph.D. students fellowships?

Ans. The IIT BHU Ph.D. students are given fellowships worth INR 25000 plus home rent allowances if they are unable to live on campus. The basic fellowship rises to INR 28000 per month if the fellow is elevated to SRF after two years.

Q. How would you rate the IIT BHU campus?

Ans. One of the elite institutions created by the Indian government is IIT (BHU) Varanasi. BHU is the largest university in Asia because to its 1300-acre campus.

Q. How much does the IIT BHU B.Tech programme cost in total?

Ans. The four-year B.Tech degree at IIT BHU costs a total of INR 3.02 lakhs. The institute also provides merit-based and SC/ST candidates with scholarship programmes that lower the tuition charge from the pricing structure.