Indian Institute Of Technology, Patna Overview

  Patna   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 2008
  Patna   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 2008

About College

IIT Patna Overview

Established in 2008, Indian Institute of Technology Patna is one of the premier IITs with the motto of providing quality education in Engineering, Science and Technology fields. This institute is governed by the ITA (Institutes of Technology Act).

Among BRICS nations, IIT Patna has been ranked 108th in 2018. National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has placed IIT Patna on 22nd position among best engineering colleges in India. In all categories, the institute holds the 58th place, according to NIRF. 

IIT Patna has five departments- Humanities and Social Sciences, Basic Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Computer Center and Centre for Endangered Language Species. Many courses are offered by the institute from undergraduate to doctorate level. These courses include Nano Science and Technology, Mechtronics, Humanities and Social Sciences, VLSI Design etc.

Faculty members of the institute guide the students to make the best of their studies. The expert faculty members of the institute have many years of teaching experience in relevant fields and with these years of experience, they help the students making them ready to face challenges in the upcoming corporate world. The institute runs under the guidance of Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharya, the director of the institute.

IIT Patna Courses offered & Fee Structure

IIT Patna offers many undergraduate, doctorate and postgraduate engineering courses for students. These courses include Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Nanotechnology, Mechatronics, Communication Systems Engineering etc. A total of six PhD courses are available at the engineering department of IIT Patna.

  • On the undergraduate level, full-time four-year engineering courses are available.
  • On postgraduate level, full-time two-year engineering courses are available.
  • On the doctorate level, full-time PhD courses are available.

IIT Patna Admission Process

All the applicants of undergraduate and postgraduate courses have to get certain JEE and GATE score to get admitted to the course they are seeking in IIT Patna. Final selection is based on the combined score of the competitive examination, previous examination score and on the performance in the personal interview round. JEE Mains exam is followed by JoSAA counselling and personal interview round. The PhD candidates have to appear for a written test or interview to get admission.

  • For admission in B. Tech. course, candidates require certain JEE Mains score.
  • For admission in M. Tech. course, candidates require certain GATE score.
  • For admissions in PhD courses, the candidate has to sit for a written test or interview.

IIT Patna Placements

Since its birth, IIT Patna has been offering a great placement record over the years. Every year, many students get selected by some reputed companies, who have a good relationship with the institute. In the batch of 2017-18, the institute achieved a 90% success rate on the ground of its placements. Great salary package offers are made to the students taking part in the Training and Placement of the institute among which the highest package was 49.80 lakhs per annum. Last year, 88 Companies visited the campus. Top recruiters of the institute include Amazon, HPCL, Microsoft, Samsung, IOCL etc.

Placement Statistics of IIT Patna 2018

No. of B. Tech. participating students 140
No. of B. Tech. students placed 125
Placement Percentage (B. Tech.) 90%
No. of M. Tech. participating students 49
No. of M. Tech. students placed 31
Placement Percentage (M. Tech.) 64%
Highest Salary Package 49.80 LPA
Average Salary Package 11.47 LPA
Lowest Salary Package 4.87 LPA

IIT Patna Result & Cut-off

In a very short while, IIT Patna has marked its name in the page of renowned institutions of our country. To make its success rate higher, the institute chooses its students on the basis of some criteria. The criteria are made solely by the institute and for the institute. The cut-off list is prepared on the basis of the number of students taking part in a certain course, JEE or GATE examination’s maximum score and the number of seats available in the institute. This list is announced after the competitive exam score is declared of that year. The cutoff for every category and specialization differs, even in the same institute. 

IIT Patna JEE Advanced Cut-off 2018 (General Category)

Course Opening – Closing Rank
Mechanical Engineering 3019 - 7053
Electrical Engineering 3127 - 5841
Civil Engineering 6430 - 8674
Chemical Engineering 6525 - 8746
Computer Science and Engineering 999 - 2731

IIT Patna Alumni Network

Like every other IITs in the system, IIT Patna also has a core association of its alumni. The institute’s strong alumni network pushes its growth. The current batch of IIT Patna remains in touch with the alumni. The alumni of the institute provide professional guidance and boost to its present and past students whenever necessary. Students are also benefitted with the growth of the individual alumni members and the alumni also provide ample opportunities to the passing out students. Recruiters are kept in contact by the alumni to bring benefits to both institutes as well as students. Regular job updates are provided through the alumni association. The association conducts its alumni meet every year to bring the students together and relive the memories. 

IIT Patna Scholarships

Many scholarships are offered to the students in IIT Patna. These scholarships are provided in the form of financial aids, tuition fee waivers etc. National Scholarship Portal is another platform from where students having family’s annual income less than 2.5 LPA can apply for the scholarship. These scholarships reduce the financial burden on the deserving and meritorious students. It is worth to be mentioned that scholarships provided to exclusively IIT students are accepted by the Institute.

IIT Patna Campus Facilities

IIT Patna campus has all the facilities any student can wish for. The 501 acres of campus is equipped with facilities like  Institute Wellness Center, medical unit with 24/7 ambulance service associated with local hospitals too, air-conditioned guest house for staff, students and their family members, heating ventilation, hostels with attached bathrooms, sports cell with indoor and outdoor activity area, store and purchase department etc. 

The campus is also equipped with state of the art technological facilities. It has laboratories to provide hands-on training to future engineers. The classrooms have inbuilt audio-visual aids for better learning methods.


Source Rank
NIRF (Engineering) 10
NIRF (Overall) 83
NIRF (Engineering) 2017 19