About National Institute of Technology (NIT-P), Patna

Patna (Bihar)   Estd : 2004 Approved by : AICTE Type : Government

About National Institute of Technology

National Institute of Technology Patna is the 18th National Institute of Technology created by the Ministry of H.R.D. Government of India after rechristening the erstwhile Bihar College of Engineering Patna on 28. 01. 2004. NIT Patna marked its humble beginning in 1886 with the establishment of pleaders survey training school which was subsequently promoted of Bihar College of Engineering Patna in 1924. This made this institute the 6th Oldest Engineering Institute of India. The graduate level curriculum was later elevated to the post graduate level in 1978. The institute is situated on the south bank of holy river Ganges behind Gandhi Ghat, one of the most important and reverential place of Patna. The Gandhi Ghat is associated with the immersion of ashes of father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi in the river Ganges. The campus has a picturesque river view with historic building presenting a spectacle of architectural delight and natural beauty.

National Institute of Technology Patna has been declared as an Institute of National Importance and has been granted a fully Autonomous Status by MHRD, Government of India. The Institute has also been declared as a Centre of Excellence of impart high level education training , research and development in science, engineering technology and humanities. It is imparting high quality education & values at UG (B.Tech), PG (M.Tech) & Ph .D programmes through its experienced faculty well versed in their respective field of engineering an technology with well equipped laboratories . At present the Institute has seven disciplines viz. Architecture, Civil Engineering, Compute Science & Engg., Electrical Engg., Electronics & Communication Engg., Information Technology and Mechanical Engg., and well established departments of physics, Mathematics and Humanities and Social Science.

National Institute of Technology Patna aims at setting out very high education standards and holds long record of academic excellence. The pedagogical aspects have been formulated to suit not only the needs of the contemporary industrial requirements but also to develop human potential to its fullest extent in a range of professions. Extra curricular activities are planed through games and sports, cultural programmes and NSS activities. Cultural activities provide a platform to know about the culture of various states and regions of the country and opportunity for national integration.

Ever since its rechristening, NIT Patna has been on the fast track of development and has undergone numerous facelifts because of which placement records have witnessed unprecedented growth and is touching new heights as the graph of placement is increasing remarkably.

Awards & Rankings

  • NIT Patna Ranked 5 among all NITs and ranked 37 among all Engineering Institutes in India in Times Survey [Source: The Times of India dated June 26, 2014.
  • National Institute of Technology Patna has received the prestigious award of “Outstanding Engineering Institute (NORTH)” by the ABP NEWS National Awards in 2014.
  • NIT Patna has been awarded “Outstanding Engineering Institute (North) 2013” under National Education Leadership Awards by Dainik Bhaskar.
  • NIT Patna ranked 40 as per Digital Learning Magazine- June 2014.
  • NIT Patna ranked 16 as per DATAQUEST India among Top Government T-school in India (May, 2015).

National Institute of Technology Vision and Mission

Vision :

To contribute to India and the World through excellence in scientific and technical education and research; to serve as a valuable resource for industry and society; and to remain a source of pride for all Indians.

Mission :

  • To generate new knowledge by engaging in cutting-edge research and to promote academic growth by offering state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes
  • To identify, based on an informed perception of Indian, regional and global needs, areas of specialization upon which the Institute can concentrate
  • To undertake collaborative projects which offer opportunities for long term interaction with academia and industry
  • To develop human potential to its fullest extent so that intellectually capable and imaginatively gifted leaders can emerge in a range of profession

Director Message

It is my pleasure to introduce one of the oldest Technological Institutes of North India, National Institute of Technology Patna, whose history goes back to 1876 when four survey schools were established in Dacca, Hoogly, Cuttack and Patna. The schools at Hoogly and Cuttack failed but those at Dacca and Patna continued to prosper. In 1882, a separate altogether, named as Bihar Industrial School, was opened in the premises of the survey school in Patna college campus. In July 1886, these two separate institutions were merged and given the name of Bihar School of Engineering under the leadership of Mr. A Ewbank, the then principal of Patna College. Between 1892 and 1902, a functional building which is at present the main administrative building of NIT Patna, was built with Rs. 100,000/- donation from Nawab Lulf Ali Khan of Patna City. The balance amount of Rs. 38,000/- came from the Prince of Wales reception fund. Prof. C. R. Walford was the Principal of this college from 1900 to 1926. In 1924, the engineering school upgraded to Bihar College of Engineering under Patna University. In 2004, MHRD, Government of India upgraded Bihar College of Engineering to National Institute of Technology Patna and in 2007 it came under the act ‘NIT Act 2007’and declared Institute of National Importance.

At present NIT Patna is offering undergraduate programs (B. Tech & B. Arch) and Post graduate program (M. Tech & MRUP) along with Ph.D. Programs. Total number of students is nearly 3000. The institute has state-of-art laboratories, in each department. This great institute has produced large number of alumni who served the nation with distinction like Mr. M. B. Verma, former Program Director of Prestigious LCA Project of DRDO, Dr. Ratan K. Sinha, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of India, Mr. C. Prasad, Ex. D G CPWD to name a few.

The Institute has a very active linkage industry from its inception. Different PSUs are awarding scholarships to our students. The institute is going to sign MoU with FICCI and CII for collaboration soon.

All our passed out graduates are serving the Indian Industry and PSUs with distinction.

I wish the Institute all the success.

Prof. (Dr.) Asok De
Director, NIT-P

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Contact Details of National Institute of Technology, Patna

  • Contact No:
    +91-0612-2371715
  • Email ID:
    baboorai@nitp.ac.in
  • Website:
    http://www.nitp.ac.in
  • Address:
    Ashok Raj Path, Patna, Bihar, India- 800005