Indian Institute Of Technology, Patna Overview

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

About College

IIT Patna is one of the new IITs ranked 21 in the Top 25 Engineering colleges in India. PG and PhD admission for the session 2022-23 are open at IIT Patna. The list of shortlisted candidates for PhD interviews has been released. Selected candidates will have to appear for the online interviews scheduled from May 9-10. Admission to the BTech courses will be offered through JEE Advanced 2022 exam. The cutoff for the BTech program closes at 2732 for the CSE branch and at 14216 for other branches. Recently, IIT Patna signed MoU with Bihar Education Department for setting up science labs in schools.

IIT Patna is one of the eight new IITs established by the Act of Indian Parliament. The institute has 10 academic departments, 50 laboratories, 3 schools, and a few advanced research centres. The research and education areas of IIT Patna are Engineering, Pure Science, Mathematics, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The institute has collaborations with 9 foreign universities. These collaborations provide research opportunities to students and faculty members in different areas of Science and Technology. Students and research scholars from IIT Patna also go to US, Australia, Singapore, and Canada for exchange programs and international internships.

The institute offers more than 40 courses through UG, PG, and PhD degrees. The flagship program of IIT Patna is BTech. The program is specialized in 9 streams. Candidates seeking admission to the program are required to appear for the JEE Advanced exam and participate in the JoSAA counselling. For IIT Patna BTech admission, JEE Advanced rank of 1849-14216 is desirable. The total fee charged for the 4-year BTech program is INR 6.98 Lacs. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST category are exempted from tuition fee payment.

IIT Patna also offers one year Post Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. The program is provided in collaboration with Bombay Stock Exchange. The program is conducted every weekend for 3 hours per session. For the 2-semester program, the institute charges INR 1,29,800. After the successful completion of the course, the participant is awarded with dual certification from BSE Institute and IIT Patna.

The institute has seen an immense improvement in the 2021-22 placements as well. The graduating batch of 2022 received 313 job offers which was only 223 for the previous year. Similarly, there has been an increase in the number of students placed from BTech and MTech programs. The total students placed from BTech program were 190 and 55 from MTech. The highest salary increased from INR 54.57 Lacs to INR 61.3 Lacs. IIT Patna average salary package too increased from INR 16.17 LPA to INR 26.95 LPA.

IIT Patna Ranking

Various ranking agencies from around the country and the world have given IIT Patna a ranking. According to NIRF, it is placed 47th. In addition, the QS World University Ranking for 2021 places it at number 36.

IIT Patna Ranking
Body/Magazine Category  Ranking  Year 
National rankings 
NIRF Overall  47 2021
B.Tech  21 2021
NIRF  Overall  54 2020
B.Tech  26 2020
Times Higher Education  Overall  801 2020
Times Higher Education B.Tech 601 2020
NIRF  Overall  58 2019
B.Tech  22 2019
Outlook  Overall  31 2019
International rankings 
QS  University 36 2020
QS University 34 2019

IIT Patna Admission

Admission to courses in IIT Patna is based on scores acquired in the following qualifying national level exams:

Program Selection Criteria 
B.Tech JEE Advanced Score, JEE Main is merely qualifying 
M.Tech GATE Score
Ph.D GATE/ UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET/ ICAR or ICMR score OR Written Test

Consequently, the counselling portals would release cutoffs commonly for all IITs including for IIT Patna. Those who qualify for the cutoffs would be called for completing final admission formalities.

How to Apply?

Applications are accepted through different channels, one for the entrance exam, second for counselling. They are available online open for a limited time.

  • B.Tech applicants would have to register for JoSAA separately. 
  • M.Tech applicants will have to apply through COAP to register for counselling. 
  • Only PhD applications will be accepted through the IIT Patna website.

*Note: Counselling portals are not application portals, thus candidates must ensure they read all instructions before submitting any application.

IIT Patna Placement

Placement Factors B.Tech M.Tech
No. of Eligible Students 124 64
No. of Students Placed 117 42
Placement Rate 94.35% 37.12%
No. of Offers 143 54
Highest CTC INR. 40 LPA INR. 59 LPA
Average CTC INR. 14.76 LPA INR. 12.71 LPA
Top Recruiter Microsoft  Rakuten

Overall 30% increase in opportunities for M.Tech students were recorded for IIT Patna Placement in 2020. In B.Tech placements saw a 13% increase in highest CTC in comparison to 2019 placements. 

IIT Patna Scholarship

The IIT Patna students can avail themselves of the facility of financial assistance or scholarships to manage their academic expenses. A variety of financial aid options from institute scheme scholarships, central scheme scholarships, and other schemes. Some of the most popular scholarships available to IIT Patna students are listed below. 

  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarships for UG and MSc Students: IIT Patna offers MCM scholarships to meritorious and needy students. To become eligible for this scheme, students need to have a minimum of 6.5 SPI in their first semester with no F-grade. Also, the annual parental income of the applicants must be less than INR 4.5 lakhs. However, the benefits of MCM scholarships are as follows:
  • For Gen/OBC Students: Free tuition fee along wth INR 1,000 per month for two semesters. 
  • For SC/ST Students: Free messes, exempt from hostel room rent along with a monthly pocket allowance of INR 250.
  • Top Class Scheme for SC Students: Funded by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the scholarship is specifically designed for UG students of the SC category. A total of total scholarships is allotted to IIT Patna for the students whose annual family income is less than INR 6 Lakhs and is not the third sibling of the family. Following mentioned below are the benefits of this scheme. 
    • Full tuition fee 
    • Living expenses up to INR 2,200 per month per student
    • Books and Stationery allowance up to INR 3,000 per annum per student
    • Computer/laptop worth INR 45,000
  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for RPF/RPSF: The scholarship is offered to the UG students by the Ministry of Railways. Interested students must have secured 60% and above in their 12th/diploma/graduation to become eligible for this scheme. This scheme, however, awards INR 2000 pm to male students and INR 2500 pm to female students.
  • Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilites: IIT Patna offers scholarships for UG and PG students with disabilities. Students with 40% disabilities whose annual family income is less than INR 2.5 lakhs are eligible for this scheme. However, the following benefits are offered to the SwDs in this scheme:
    • Maintenance allowance up to INR 1,600 for hosteller in Engineering Courses
    • Disability allowance of INR 4,000 PA for visually impaired & intellectual disabilities and INR 2,000 PA for hearing impaired, physically disabled, and other types of disability.
    • Reimbursement of tuition fees and non-refundable fees etc.
    • Book allowance of INR 1,500 PA. 


Q. How many faculty members teach at IIT Patna?

Ans. There are over 110 faculty members across 10 departments of IIT Patna. All faculty members are PhD holders and have their areas of expertise in various fields of Engineering, Sciences & Technology.

Q. Are hostel facilities available at IIT Patna?

Ans. Yes, there are 2 hostels located on campus of IIT Patna. 1 hostel is for males and the other is for females. Outstation candidates can apply for hostel facilities by filling an application form.

Q. Does IIT Patna offer admission on merit basis to students?

Ans. IIT Patna does not offer admission on merit basis for any course. But there are some exceptions in terms of appearing for entrance exams for PG courses if students are IIT graduates with an 8.0 pointer on 10 point scale.

Q. Can I apply for admission to IIT Patna if I am from Delhi?

Ans. Admission at IIT Patna is not just for Bihar state students. All those applicants who qualify for the IIT Patna cutoffs are eligible to take admission in any course even if they are from Delhi or Mumbai or Hyderabad.

Q. Which Engineering Department of IIT Patna is famous?

Ans. The Department of Computer Science & Engineering of IIT Patna is very famous. This is because its cutoffs for admission are high, placements are 3 times better in comparison to other departments and most students opt for CSE at UG and PG levels.

Q. I am an international student, can I apply for B.Tech at IIT Patna?

Ans. No, international students can apply for only M.Tech and PhD at IIT Patna. They cannot apply for any other courses offered at IIT Patna. In 2019, there were absolutely no international enrollments.

Q. What is the highest package at IIT Patna?

Ans. A total of 180 job offers were made to date for the placement session of 2021 by the top MNCs and companies. The highest package of IIT Patna stood at INR 52.50 LPA.

Q. Is IIT Patna good for M.Tech?

Ans. IIT Patna provides a research-friendly environment to its students and considering the placement statistics, IIT Patna is extremely good for pursuing M.Tech. Also, IIT Patna provides the best facilities to its M.Tech students such as Wifi, labs, medical facilities, classrooms, sports, etc.

Q. How is IIT Patna Electrical?

Ans. The Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Patna offers the best quality education to its students and has highly experienced and qualified faculty members. The placement rate for the Electrical Department at IIT Patna is almost 93% with the highest CTC offered of INR 31 LPA.

Q. How can I get admission to the Ph.D. program at IIT Patna?

Ans. Candidates wishing to apply for Ph.D. are required to have completed their Phil. Or Master's degree in Science in the relevant field with a minimum of 6.5 CGPA from any IIT.