BIT Sindri's Review and Verdict by CollegeDekho

Puja Saikia

Updated On: February 29, 2024 04:31 pm IST

Are you planning to take admission in India's one of the oldest engineering and technological institutes, BIT Sindri? Have a look at our unbiased review and verdict article that will provide you with much-needed information regarding academic composition, batch size, placements, faculty and many more!
BIT Sindri Review and Verdict by CollegeDekho

Campus at a Glance

Birsa Institute of Technology Sindri, the erstwhile Bihar Institute of Technology Sindri, is one of the senior-most engineering and technological institutes in India. It started functioning as the College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in 1949 at Patna. It shifted its campus to Sindri in 1950. From being a subsidiary of Ranchi College to an affiliated engineering college of Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh, BIT Sindri is at present under the affiliation of the Jharkhand University of Technology, Ranchi (JUT). BIT Sindri is wholly owned and administered by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt of Jharkhand, Ranchi. It is a fully residential college and provides accommodation for students, teaching and non-teaching staff.

Course-wise, the institute offers B.Tech courses in 10 disciplines of engineering, namely mechanical, electrical, metallurgy, production, chemical, electronics and communications, civil, mining, computer science, and information technology along with M.Tech and PhD. There are over 20+ degree courses available at BIT Sindri. The courses are approved by AICTE and most UG programmes are accredited by the NBA as well. Admission in B.Tech courses is done through JEE Main and BIT Sindri admissions in the M.Tech programme are based on GATE scores.

Facilities available at BIT Sindri include multimedia auditoriums, seminar rooms, an e-library, modern laboratories and more. Many infrastructural developments are currently undergoing. Furthermore, the placement statistics of the institute are commendable. A basic overview is not enough for a student to decide whether to take admission in BIT Sindri. Here is an unbiased review and verdict article that will help you gain more insight into the functioning of the institute!

BIT Sindri

BIT Sindri Ranking

NIRF Ranking- Declining!

Category

2023

2022

2021

Engineering

NA

250-300

201-250

Our Take:

If we compare the last three years' NIRF Ranking for the engineering category, BIT Sindri took a steep dive. The institute slipped to the 251-300 rank band in 2022 from 201-250 in 2022 and finally, in 2023, it failed to secure any ranking. Despite being one of the oldest engineering colleges in India, it is alarming that BIT Sindri failed to secure NIRF Ranking 2023.

BIT Sindri Academia and Batch Size

Academic Composition

BIT Sindri academia is a mix of lectures, tutorials and practicals. The institute follows a semester-based approach and the subjects are divided into professional electives and open electives. Students are awarded grades in the form of credits.

Batch Size

Tabulated below is the intake capacity of B.Tech at BIT Sindri:

B.Tech Discipline

Intake Strength

Mechanical Engineering

105

Electrical Engineering

99

Production Engineering

54

Metallurgical Engineering

54

Chemical Engineering

91

Civil Engineering

98

Electronics & Communication Engineering

52

Mining Engineering

49

Computer Science and Engineering

38

Information Technology

40

BIT Sindri Fees

The registration fee for BIT Sindri courses at the undergraduate level is INR 500. BIT Sindri M.Tech course registration fee is INR 700. The annual tuition fee structure for the courses offered at BIT Sindri is as follows:

Courses

General/BCl/BCII/EWS

SC/ST

Girls/TFW

B.Tech

INR 7,732

INR 1,957

INR 32

B.Tech Lateral Entry

INR 7,732

INR 1,957

INR 32

M.Tech

INR 7,732

INR 1,957

INR 32

Our Take:

BIT Sindri has adopted the latest curriculum and the data above shows that the intake capacity and the fees charged are appropriate compared to other engineering institutes. Students in many online platforms like Quora have expressed that the fees charged are reasonable.

BIT Sindri Infrastructure

Auditorium

Located within the campus in the DPA building is the BIT Sindri auditorium. Known as Deshpande Auditorium, it is named after the founding director of BIT Sindri. There are two seating options, one on the ground floor and one on the gallery. The auditorium is used to organise various shows, events and competitions.

BIT Sindri Auditorium

Lecture Hall

BIT Sindri has a three-storied lecture hall installed with smart teaching technology. All the B.Tech first-year classes are held in this lecture hall.

BIT Sindri Classroom

Laboratories

BIT Sindri has dedicated laboratories for each department. Some of them are computer network lab, data analysis and algorithms lab, database management system lab, IT lab, AI lab, microwave engineering lab and many more.

BIT Sindri Laboratory

Library

BIT Sindri has a well-equipped central library filled with course books, novels, competitive examination guides and many more. The hushed ambience of the library is well appreciated by the students. Students can also borrow books for a specified time from the library. The library has over 1 lakh books and a wide range of e-books as well.

BIT Sindri Library

Canteen

BIT Sindri has a canteen known for its multifunctional purposes. Apart from getting the tummy filled with cuisines like Chinese, and South Indian, the canteen is a favorite hangout area for students in between classes.

Sports

BIT Sindri offered separate grounds for boys and girls. The girl's playground is equipped with a basketball court. Some of the outdoor games the students enjoy are cricket, volleyball, football, basketball, etc. The campus also has a fully-equipped gymnasium with fitness machines, weights and other weight training and bodybuilding equipment.

Solar Energy

BIT Sindri has installed solar panels to meet their electricity needs which is a great effort towards sustainability. It produces a total of 850 KW of energy. Tabulated is the energy distribution in some of the institute’s buildings:

Building

Solar Capacity

Electrical Building

100 KW

Mechanical Building

100 KW

Administration

200 KW

Hostel No. 26

100 KW

Hostel No. 27

150 KW

Hostel No. 28

150 KW

Guest House

50 KW

Events

BIT Sindri organises multiple events for its students. The top events are as follows:

  • BAJA - It is a collegiate competition where BIT Sindri student teams design, build and race off-road vehicles.
  • SUPRA - It is a design competition where a team of students build and race formula-style race cars.
  • AEROTHON- It is a collegiate design competition that focuses on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
  • EFFICYCLE - It is a design competition where a team of students develop and race human-powered three-wheeled vehicles.

Hostel

There are a total of 25 hostels in BIT Sindri with separate accommodation facilities for boys and girls. The institute is planning to add three new hostels with 300 capacity each within its campus. These additions will add an extra capacity of 900 students. Sports facilities available in BIT Sindri hostels are table tennis, badminton court and volleyball court. The hostel fee structure is tabulated below:

Particulars

General/BCl/BCII/EWS

SC/ST

Girls/TFW

Hostel Maintenance Fee (per annum)

INR 7,000

INR 1,957

INR 32

Electricity Fee (per annum)

INR 2,500

INR 2,500

INR 2,500

Hostel Mess Fees (per month)

INR 3,900

INR 1,957

INR 32

BIT Sindri Hostel


Our Take:

The R&D building, a lecture & seminar complex and a student activity center are currently under construction at the campus. Even though BIT Sindri boasts about adding new infrastructure, there are a few areas where improvement is needed. Students on an online platform (Google Reviews) shared that the AC in the hall is non-functional and there is no proper ventilation. They further added that many of the chairs in the auditorium are broken. The hostel washrooms are not regularly cleaned. They have expressed the need to improve the mess food. Also, if we look at the hostel mess fees mentioned in the table above, the fee of INR 3,990 per month is a bit high given the quality of food offered. Also, security in hostels is a bit of a concern. According to a leading newspaper report, senior students have beaten up junior students and created a scene of chaos for over an hour. Here is a news snippet of the same.

BIT Sindri News

Source: Prabhat Khabar

BIT Sindri Internships and Placements

Internships

As per the official data of BIT Sindri, over 70% of students have taken up internships on average. The summer internship programme is of 2 months duration. Some of the companies that hire interns from this institute are:

Google

Amazon

Microsoft

Tata Steel

MITACS

Indian Steel & Wire Processing Limited

State Bank of India

Tata Steel Processing & Distribution Limited

Tata Motors

CIMFR

DRDO

BARC

PITC

Adecity

EduFeat Private Limited

Schlumberger

Wrytin

Icy Tales

ERIDE

CodingNinjas

IOCL

Wilco Source

Vedantu

TSLPL

Placements

In 2023, BIT Sindri received a total of 625 offers, out of which the highest with 99 offers was received by the mechanical engineering batch, followed by the electrical engineering batch with 98 offers. civil and chemical engineering batches received 85 and 75 offers, respectively. The rest of the offers were received by other branches. Tabulated below are some of the statistics related to BIT Sindri placements :

Year

Total Offers

Students Placed

2020

381

316

2021

439

356

2022

818

602

2023

901

625

BIT Sindri Company-wise Placements

Company

Students Placed

Capgemini

70

AMNS

57

L&T

53

JSW Steels

49

Adani Group

45

TCS-Ninja

40

Vedanta Resources

37

Aditya Birla Group

27

Jai Balajee

24

Narayana

23

Our Take:

As per the official placement report 2023, BIT Sindri has witnessed a 136% growth in placement offers in 4 years with 381 offers in 2020 to 901 placement offers in 2023. The data provided in the table above validates the same. In terms of company-wise placements, the highest number of offers were given by Capegemini, followed by AMNS and L&T, making them the top 3 recruiters in BIT Sindri placements 2023. For those who are looking for admission in BIT Sindri, the highest offers were received by the mechanical engineering and electrical engineering batches.

BIT Sindri Diversity and Demographics

The following data related to BIT Sindri students' gender ratio and demographic diversity has been taken from the NIRF Report 2024:

BIT Sindri- Gender Ratio Index

Particulars

B.Tech

M.Tech

Male

2595

194

Female

570

37

Female Percentage

18%

16.01%

Our Take:

If we analyse the gender ratio index, the percentage of female students as compared to males is less. With only 18% of female students in the B.Tech programme and 16.01% females in the M.Tech programme, BIT Sindri must take steps to increase the enrollment of more female students in these courses.

BIT Sindri- Demographic Diversity

Particulars

B.Tech

M.Tech

Within State

2846

194

Outside State

180

51

International Students

2

0

Our Take:

Analysing the data above, the demographic ratio of BIT Sindri students is not balanced. With only 5.75% of students in the B.Tech programme from outside Jharkhand, there is a lot of scope of improvement in this area. Students should be given the needed exposure to meet students from various cultural backgrounds which will contribute more to their holistic development.

BIT Sindri Faculty and Administration/Management

BIT Sindri currently employs 187 faculty. There are 30 female professors and 157 male professors. Most of them are M.Tech and PhD degree holders. Tabulated below is the list of professors, associate professors and assistant professors at BIT Sindri:

Regular Professors

Contractual Professors

Visiting Professors

117

65

5

Our Take:

The overall student-to-faculty ratio stands at 18:1, which is favorable. However, as the batch size varies from course to course, there is a difference in student-to-faculty ratio per batch. Also, after analysing the students' feedback across multiple platforms, BIT Sindri should employ more professors. However, they are satisfied with the quality of teaching provided by BIT Sindri professors.

Regarding the administration and management functioning of the institution, students have not highlighted any grave concerns that they have faced during their course of study.

BIT Sindri Location

Located at Dhanbad Road, Singri in Jharkhand, BIT Sindri is in a prime location easily accessible by local transport. The campus is at a distance of 28 km from the nearest railway station, Dhanbad Junction Railway Station. The closest airport is Munda Airport in Ranchi which is 160 km away from the campus.

Our Take:

BIT Sindri is located in an environment perfect for the students. However, with airways being the convenient option for out-station students, the distance is far with over 3 hour's journey to the campus from the airport. This can be a possible reason leading to comparatively fewer students enrolled from outside Jharkhand in BIT Sindri.

BIT Sindri Location

BIT Sindri Expectation vs Reality- CollegeDekho Verdict

BIT Sindri is a government-aided public institute established with a motive to cater to the country’s need for technological manpower for research and development-related programmes. As of 2023, it has invested INR 32 Lakhs in research. BIT Sindri has a strong alumni network of over 50,000. The Alma Connect initiative helps the students connect with distinguished alumni like Kamal Nath (CEO, Sify Technologies), Himanshu Rajan (CGM, Indian Oil Corporation Limited), Jai Narayan (Chairman, Urban Cooperative Bank) and many more. In terms of placement, the institute has delivered tremendous results. The highest salary offered in 2022 was INR 45.5 LPA. Overall, we can conclude that BIT Sindri is a good institute for the B.Tech programme as compared to the M.Tech programme. In areas like hostel maintenance, mess food and faculty numbers improvement is needed.

Final Review Checkbox!

Yay!

Nay!

Affordable Fee Structure

Compromise in Hostel Security

Modern Facilities

High Price and Low-Quality Mess Food

Multiple Competitive Events

Low Female Percentage

Good Quality of Teaching

Limited Student Diversity

Impressive Placement Statistics

Decling NIRF Ranking

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