About Indian Institute of Technology (IITP), Patna

Patna (Bihar)   Estd : 2008 Approved by : AICTE Type : Government

About Indian Institute of Technology

Indian Institute of Technology Patna is one of the new IITs established by an Act of the Indian Parliament on August 06, 2008.

Patna which was known as Patliputra has been a center of knowledge since long has been attracting visitors and scholars from many parts of the world such as China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, among others. This has been a land of visionaries. Some of the legends from this region include Lord Gautam Buddha, Lord Mahavir, Guru Gobind Singh, the famous astronomer Aryabhatta and the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

IIT Patna has ten departments: These are Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Humanities & Social Science departments.

The Institute has developed modern facilities that are fully equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities (equipment software and machines) that are routinely used to train and educate students in the following programs:

B.Tech in five disciplines:

Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

M.Tech in multi-disciplinary streams with eight specializations:

  • Mechatronics jointly offered by Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering,
  • Mathematics & Computing jointly offered by Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science & Engineering,
  • Nano Science & Technology jointly offered by Departments of Physics and Chemistry,
  • Computer Science and Engineering offered by Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
  • Communication System Engineering offered by Department of Electrical Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering offered by Department of Mechanical Engineering,
  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering offered by Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and
  • Materials Science and Engineering offered by Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Budding research scholars are admitted in the PhD program of this Institute in all ten (10) departments.

As of April 2016, IIT Patna has six hundred seventy students enrolled in its B Tech programs, one hundred sixty one M.Tech students and two hundred fifty nine Ph.D students. Since inception in 2008 and till April 2016, more than four hundred students have been awarded B.Tech. degree, more than seventy five students have been awarded M.Tech. degree and more than 20 research scholars have been awarded PhD degree.

As of April 2016, faculty strength of IIT Patna is one hundred one (which includes one DST Ramanujan Faculty Fellow, one Adjunct Faculty, one DST INSPIRE Faculty and one Visiting Professor). Faculty members are supported by more that seventy efficient staff (non-teaching) members. These numbers are anticipated to increase as the Institute is growing at a steady pace. The faculty members of IIT Patna have a wide range of academic and research experience. They have been trained in the top ranked Institutes within the country and abroad.

Research activity in IIT Patna has been published in high quality and peer-reviewed national and international journals. Please browse individual faculty member web-page for more information. Faculty members of IIT Patna have been also participating in national and international conferences of repute.

Awards & Rankings

  • IIT Patna has been ranked as the 10th best engineering college in the recently released ranking by the Human Resource Ministry, Govt. of India.

Director Message

Indian Institute of Technology Patna is an Institution of National Importance and a new addition to the hallowed IIT System that has proven its worth in last 50+ years. The alumni of IIT are internationally known for their caliber and contribution. Since its inception in 2008, IIT Patna- like its young as well as established peers- has pursued excellence with steadfast determination.

IITP has 6 Engineering Disciplines: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Material Science and Engineering; 2 Science Disciplines: Physics and Chemistry; Humanities and Social Sciences; Mathematics. Its faculty members are experts in their respective fields. The thriving PhD, M.Tech and B.Tech programs of IITP see the students and faculty publish prolifically, win competitions, come up with innovations and build societal awareness.

For impact, technology has to understand its vital links with (i) Humanities and Social Sciences, (ii) Mathematics and (iii) Natural Sciences. Technology can change life if it can acquire “Perspective” from Humanities and Social Sciences, “Technique” from Mathematics and “Foundations” from Sciences. In IITP, we will strive to achieve this 4-way harmony of Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Basic Sciences and Mathematics. The original charter of new IITs, viz., interdisciplinary research and teaching will thereby be addressed.

IITP is strategically placed, geographically speaking. The stretch from Gujarat to Manipur has 11 IITs (Gandhinagr, Jodhpur, Mandi, Ropar, Roorkee, Delhi, Kanpur, Patna, Kharagpur, Bhubaneshwar and Guahati) and a large number of NITs and renowned universities. This sets up a tremendous powerhouse of knowledge and high quality human resource. Additionally, the state of Bihar is rich with tradition and resources, emphasizes education, is blessed with the fertile Gangetic plain and abundant sunlight. This paves way for immense societal impact through agriculture and energy technology, amongst many other possibilities.

IITP has moved to its brand new campus at Bihta, a place with history, about 35 KM from main city Patna. The sprawling 501 acre campus houses four academic complexes for the departments, a Class Rooms Complex, Student, Faculty and Staff Residential quarters, Hospital and School and an impressive Administrative building. The 2015 autumn session in IITP started from the new campus in Bihta.

At this juncture of history, IIT Patna is poised for great things.

Dr. Pushpak Bhattacharyya,


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