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National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna

National Institute of Technology is a Government College and it was established in 1886 and accredited by AICTE. National Institute of Technology offers 32 courses in Engineering, Science streams. Popular courses are M.Tech, B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Plan, MSc. The placement record of the college varies from stream to stream. Highest package was 39.1 Lacs in 2018 academic year.
Patna (Bihar) Approved by : AICTE
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INR 39.1 L
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INR 0.2 K - 30 K
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National Institute of Technology, Patna Overview

National Institute of Technology

The foundation of the present-day National Institute of Technology - NIT Patna was laid in 1886 as Bihar School of Training which was later renamed as Bihar College of Engineering in 2004. The National Institute of Technology - NIT Patna is now a fully autonomous technical institute functioning directly under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). NIT Patna is one of the top engineering colleges in Bihar. The status of National Institute of Technology was given to Bihar College of Engineering as it lost its only Regional College of Engineering (REC) situated in Jamshedpur after the partition of Jharkhand from Bihar in 2000. According to the National Institutes of Technology act 2007, it has been granted the status of Institute of National Importance.

It offers 29 courses. The NIT Patna courses include UG as well as PG courses. There are 5 different levels of bachelors and master level degrees offered in NIT Patna. The degrees awarded at NIT Patna are, B.Tech, B.arch, M.Tech, M.Sc and M.Plan. The admission for NIT Patna courses is majorly a matter of general nation-wide entrance tests such as JEE Main or GATE.

The placement record of NIT Patna is excellent with around 80% of students placed in various reputed national and international companies. The strategic location of NIT Patna makes it easily accessible from all major cities in India including Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar etc. NIT Patna is only 2 kilometres away from Patna’s Rajendra Nagar Terminal railway station. It has hostels, library, recreational and sports facilities. The institute ranked between 101 - 150 scale by NIRF. It also has accreditation by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

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NIT PATNA Top Courses & Fees

B.Tech 8 Courses OfferedAnnual Fee 30 K
B.Arch 1 Courses OfferedAnnual Fee 30 K
M.Tech 19 Courses Offered
MSc 3 Courses Offered
M.Plan 1 Courses OfferedAnnual Fee 0.2 K

NIT PATNA,Patna Rankings


  • NIT PATNA-India Today
    • Ranked in 2018


    • Ranked in 2019
    • Ranked in 2018
  • NIT PATNA-The Week
    • Ranked in 2019

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NIT PATNA,Patna Placement and Salary Trends

  • Average Package
    INR 4.65 L
  • Total Offers
  • Max Package
    INR39.1 L

Scholarship at NIT PATNA


The National Institute of Technology scholarships are given to needy students on merit cum means basis. The scholarships are not indigenous but are sponsored directly by the MHRD or any other kind of NGO and Welfare associations. Some of the mentionable scholarship schemes at NIT Patna include scholarship worth Rs. 17,000  awarded to meritious minority students sponsored by minority commission of Ranchi, Jharkhand.

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NIT PATNA Awards and 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).

Top Recruiting Companies in National Institute of Technology

  • Microsoft

  • Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd.

  • L & T

  • Oracle

  • Havells

  • Syntel

  • Indian Army

  • Polaris

  • Denso India Ltd

  • Saint Gobain

  • Maruti Suzuki

  • Siemens

Related Questions

I score 60.8 percent in 12th can eligible for this college

-sonu kumar rajakUpdated on July 20, 2020 02:58 PM
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Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear student, 

for admission to National Institute of Technology, you will have to score a minimum of 75% marks in 12th along with JEE Main score.

If you want to know about the complete details for B.Tech admissions, you can read Engineering (BE/ B.Tech) Admission Process 2020 to know about eligibility, selection process, fees, etc.

Some of the Universities provide admission to the program directly on the basis of merit while some also accept admission on the basis of entrance exams. To know about the different entrance exams for B.Tech, you can check List of B.Tech ...


I would like to take admission in NIT-Patna, specifically in NIT-Patna. I have never appeared in JEE exam, also I don

-Waqar AnsariUpdated on September 03, 2019 12:40 AM
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Nidhi Bahl, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student, 

Admission to NIT Patna is done on the basis of scores obtained in JEE Mains only. 

You can check NIT Patna's Detailed Admission Process to know the admission requirements and important dates.

Please feel free to write back in case of further queries.


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What is the NIRF ranking for NIT PATNA ?

The NIRF Ranking for NIT PATNA are as follows :
In 2018 for Engineering : 100 .

Is NIT PATNA a government college?

NIT PATNA is Government college.

Which university is NIT PATNA affiliated to ?

NIT PATNA , is affiliated to the National Institute of Technology.

When was the college , NIT PATNA established ?

NIT PATNA was established in the year 1886.

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