National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna

Patna (Bihar) Estd : 1886 Approved by : AICTE Type : Government
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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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Top Courses & Fees

  • B.Tech 8 Courses Available
    Avg Annual Fee 30 K
  • B.Arch 1 Courses Available
    Avg Annual Fee 30 K
  • M.Tech 19 Courses Available
  • MSc 3 Courses Available
  • M.Plan 1 Courses Available
    Avg Annual Fee 0.2 K


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NIT PATNA, Patna Placement

National Institute of Technology has a separate and dedicated placement cell which organizes a number of activities to hone up the skills of students. This cell conducts on campus interviews, industrial visits and summer internship for students. Some companies that recruit regularly from the college are, L&T ECC, Indian Oil Corporation, ITD Cementation, HDFC, Hero ...

39.1 Lacs
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7.71 Lacs
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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).

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    Ashok Raj Path, Patna, Bihar, India- 800005

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