Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU), Varanasi Overview

  Varanasi   UGC, MHRD   ESTD
  Varanasi   UGC, MHRD   ESTD

About College

IIT (BHU) Varanasi Overview

IIT Varanasi was founded in 1919 and was formerly known as Banaras Engineering College (BENCO) by Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. The institute gained the status of IIT from BENCO in 2012, in the month of June. It strives to provide education in the field of engineering, which is worthy of future needs.

There are several engineering and science departments that cover engineering subjects like Metallurgical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering and Technology etc. IIT BHU offers these specializations with the courses on undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level.

In 2019, National Institutional Ranking Framework has ranked IIT Varanasi 11th among other top engineering institutes in India. In 2017, it was ranked 10th. BHU has maintained its third position since the last three consecutive years in the top 100 universities list. 

A total of 338 faculty members of IIT BHU help to create many success stories of students. All faculty members have expertise in teaching with their relevant subjects. Their hard work and dedication are the keys to successful academic journeys of many students.

IIT Varanasi Courses offered & Fees Structure

There are many undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated engineering courses. These full-time courses include Civil Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical engineering, Chemical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering etc.  Courses are available in 2-5 year options. 

IIT Varanasi Course Highlights

  • On the undergraduate level, full-time four-year engineering courses are available in nine streams of B.Tech.
  • On postgraduate level, full-time two-year engineering courses are available in 14 streams of engineering.
  • Integrated courses including B.Tech and M.Tech courses are available for five years duration in 14 disciplines of engineering.
  • PhD courses are also available for a duration of three years in engineering in 14 disciplines.

IIT Varanasi Admission Process

All the applicants of the undergraduate, postgraduate or integrated courses have to get certain GATE or JEE Advanced score. Final selection of the candidates is based on the combined result of the aforementioned examination’s certain score, JEE Mains or GATE score and personal interview. JoSAA is the counselling round after JEE Mains is cleared, through which a candidate can choose this college over others.

  • For admission in B. Tech. course, candidates require certain JEE Advanced score.
  • For admission in M. Tech. course, candidates require certain GATE score.
  • For admission in Integrated B. Tech. and M. Tech. courses, candidates require certain JEE Mains score.
  • For admissions in PhD courses, the candidate is selected on the basis of GATE or NET-LS / CSIR/UGC NET JRF/ DBT-JRF/ ICMR JRF/ DST-INSPIRE fellowship scores.

IIT Varanasi Placements

The Training and Placement Cell in the institute looks after the placement of the students who are being graduated. Many students get placed in reputed companies every year. There are many prestigious recruiters linked with the institute who provide job roles in their companies to the candidates.

Top recruiters include Microsoft, Uber, Facebook,  Cognizant, Maruti Suzuki, Akash Institute, Reliance Industries Limited, Oracle, Flipkart, Tower, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Goldman Sachs etc. Highest salary package offered was 1.52 crores by Tower Research Capital in the year 2018. This year, an US-based company has made the highest salary package offer. 

Placement Statistics IIT Varanasi 2018-19

No. of participating companies  144
No. of jobs offered  683
Highest Package Offer 1.52 crore
Departments with 100% placements Electrical Engineering & Electronics Engineering 

IIT Varanasi Result & Cut-off 

The students in B.Tech courses in IIT Varanasi are admitted through JEE  Main score and in M.Tech courses, it is based on the GATE Scores. The cut-off list is announced after the JEE or GATE result is declared for the year. The cut-off list is prepared on the basis of the number of students participating, highest score and number of seats available in the institute. 

JEE-Advanced Closing Rank 2018

Course Specialization Category
General SC ST OBC
B.Tech Electronics Engineering 2309 791 340 1125
Electrical Engineering 2817 726 355 1341
Computer Engineering 903 243 151 373
Ceramic Engineering 8716 2023 170 3764
Civil Engineering 5774 1144 360 2274
Mechanical Engineering 3647 922 398 1503
Chemical Engineering 5562 1401 781 2479
Metallurgical Engineering 6821 1782 887 3257
Mining Engineering 8809 1900 120 3619 +M.Tech Computer Science & Engineering 977 279 170 484
Mining Engineering 9302 1892 149 3853
Metallurgical Engineering 8144 1842 159 3576
Materials Science & Technology 7788 1922 333 3744
Ceramic Engineering 9567 2136 357 3909
B.Tech Electrical Engineering + M.Tech Power Electronics 3202 888 411 1584
B.Tech + M.Tech Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology 9699 2127 455 4026
Civil Engineering 6500 1385 397 2493
B.Tech Bioengineering + M.Tech Biomedical Technology 9625 2121 388 4024
Biochemical Engineering 9038 2071 432 3945
B.Tech + M.Tech Mechanical Engineering 4292 1297 457 1698
Mathematics and Computing 1439 709 523 809
Engineering Physics 6026 1759 875 2768
Industrial Chemistry 8999 1995 874 3768

IIT Varanasi Alumni Network

A strong alumni network ensures a successful and solid foundation of the institute. The alumni of the institute remain connected with the present and graduated students. Students seek guidance from the alumni regarding their professional pursuits.

The alumni of the college ensure the fact that every student of the institute, gets placed in the right place according to his/her interest. Not only this but the alumni also visit the campus on various occasions to share their personal experience towards success, which helps the current batch students to choose the right direction in their academic life.

IIT Varanasi Scholarships

IIT Varanasi provides merit-cum-means scholarship to the students. Scholarships are given to 25% of the undergraduate students. Meritorious students are provided with scholarships in the form of financial aid, tuition fees waivers etc.

National Scholarship Portal is another platform, where students having family’s annual income less than 2.5 LPA from some selected institutions can apply for the scholarship. IIT BHU is one of them. Financial assistance is also provided to postgraduate and PhD students.

IIT Varanasi Campus Facilities

Spread across 1,300 acres of land, IIT Varanasi campus has a lot to offer that any student can ever ask for. The facilities offered in the campus include spacious separate boys’ and girls’ hostel, library, auditorium, IT infrastructure, sports complex, medical unit, laboratories, gymnasium, hygienic cafeteria, internet access and alumni association.

Among all the things, there is a great facility to be mentioned that IIT BHU has one main library along with many departmental libraries that house more than 100,000 books.

Students, as well as the faculty members, can also subscribe to a large number of technical and scientific journals. Apart from the libraries, there are also other things to be mentioned. Every year, IIT BHU celebrates its annual techno-management festival, Technex, which has footsteps dating back to 1939. Addition to this, there is also a socio-cultural festival, named Kashiyatra, which sees participation from all over the country.


Source Rank
NIRF (2018) 14
NIRF (2017) 31
NIRF (overall) 70
The Week 9