Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna) is a public technical and research university located in Patna, Bihar, India. It is one of the eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011. IIT Patna offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Sciences, Humanities, and Management. The campus is spread over an area of around 654 acres. The institute has collaborations with many reputed international and national institutes to promote research and academic programs.
IIT Patna was established in 2008 as one of the eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under The Institutes of Technology
(Amendment) Act, 2011. The institute started its first academic session in 2008-09 with undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering.
The IIT Patna campus was established on an area of 654 acres in the Bihta region, about 20 km from Patna, Bihar. The campus was designed to be eco-friendly and sustainable, with features such as solar power, rainwater harvesting, and a waste management system.
Since then, IIT Patna has grown significantly and now offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various fields such as engineering, sciences, humanities and management. The institute has also established several research centers and collaborations with reputed national and international institutions to promote research and academic programs. The institute has also been successful in producing quality research and development and has been able to secure funding from various government and non-government agencies.
The first Prime minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru initiated the process of starting Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in 1953 with the objective of rapidly progressing in the field of Science and Technology through collaboration with world
class institutions. IITs have two prime objectives: (a) to perform high quality teaching and research, and (b) to produce high quality teachers and researchers.
IIT Patna was started in 2008 with B.Tech programs in 3 departments, viz., Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. At present, the institute has 6 Engineering (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil and Infrastructure, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering) departments, 3 Basic Science (Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) departments and a Humanities and Social Science department. These academic departments are responsible for teaching and doing research. To fulfil the objective of producing quality teachers and researchers the institute intends increasing the student strength from about 1100 at present to 5000 in the near future. All the departments are encouraged to update existing programs and launch new ones, especially keeping in mind real life needs.
The standard of an educational institute depends on the quality and integrity of its academic work. Academic integrity is a commitment to five fundamental values: Honesty, Trust, Fairness, Respect and Responsibility as defined in a document of ICAI (Int. Center for Academic Integrity 1999). IIT Patna will maintain high standard of academic integrity, while striving for excellence in teaching and research.
IIT Patna has a well-developed and modern campus that comprises of various academic and research buildings, hostels, sports facilities, and residential areas for faculty and staff. The academic area comprises of several modern buildings for classrooms,
laboratories, and offices. The library, which is one of the main academic resources on campus, has a collection of over 1,50,000 books and subscriptions to several national and international journals.
The campus also has several research centers and labs that support the research activities of the institute. Additionally, the campus also has several amenities for students such as computer centers, a health center, and a campus store. The campus also has a variety of recreational facilities, including sports fields, a gym, a swimming pool, and a student activity center.
The hostels are equipped with all necessary facilities such as mess, common room, and 24*7 security. There is also a separate hostel for international students. The campus also has a guest house for the faculty, staff and visitors. The campus is well-connected to the city and has good transportation facilities with regular bus service and auto-rickshaws.
IIT Patna has a strong placement record, with a large number of students getting placed in top companies every year. The institute's placement cell, known as the Training and Placement Cell, is responsible for coordinating and conducting the placement
process for students.
The institute has a good reputation in the industry and attracts a large number of recruiters from different sectors like IT, core engineering, consulting, finance, research and development, and management. Many leading companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Flipkart, and Goldman Sachs, visit the campus to recruit students.
The placement process typically begins in the seventh semester for undergraduate students and the fifth semester for postgraduate students. The institute also provides training and internships to students to help them prepare for the placement process. The percentage of students placed varies from year to year and it depends on the batch strength and the job market scenario. However, the placement rate is generally high and majority of the students get placed with good packages. The median salary for the batch of 2021 was around 12 Lakhs per Annum.