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IIT BHU: Admission via JEE Advanced, Cut Off, Fees and More

Last updated on September 30th, 2020 at 12:05 pm

IIT BHU [Banaras Hindu University] or Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi is one of the reputed technical and research universities founded in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Banaras Engineering college was established in 1919 and given the status of IIT in 2012. Since its induction to IIT pool, it has maintained its top status and has become one of the most sought-out IITs by the students.

  • MHRD releases the NIRF ranking list for IITs every year.
  • This year IIT BHU has gained 11th position among the top engineering Institutions with a score of 62.54.
  • IIT BHU was the first of the elites to start degree courses in Mining, Metallurgy and Ceramic Engineering.
  • With its unique programs and future perspective curriculum, the institute undoubtedly runs in the league of the top engineering colleges in India.

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IIT BHU Highlights

Official Website www.iitbhu.ac.in
Type of Programs UG, PG, and PhD.
Stream Engineering and Pharmacy
Entrance Exam JEE Main, GATE, GPAT
Admission criteria 10+2 and JEE Mains
Application Mode Online
Collaborations University of Cambridge (UK), University of Oxford (UK), University of Sheffield (UK).

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IIT BHU: B. Tech Admission via JEE Advanced

Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi was established in 1919 as a public university. It is a research and technical university located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It transformed into Banaras Hindu University in 1968.

  • The university boasts 10 engineering departments, 3 science departments, 3 interdisciplinary schools and 1 Humanities & Social Sciences Section.
  • Admissions are granted via JEE Main followed by JEE Advanced.
  • Let us see the admission procedure step-by-step in the following section.

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B.Tech Courses Offered by IIT BHU

IIT BHU has 17 academic units, out of which 10 departments are devoted to engineering. Ranked 11th in NIRF rankings, 9th in The Week, undoubtedly, the institute offers a plethora of B.Tech courses in various disciplines.

  • Architecture, Planning and Design
  • Ceramic Engineering and Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology

Five-Year Dual Degree (IDD: B.Tech. & M.Tech.) Programs

Through JEE (Advanced), IITs offer admission into undergraduate courses for Bachelor’s, Integrated Masters or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering or Sciences. Candidates receive both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees enrolled in the dual degree programs once they complete the course. It saves time and within 5 years, candidates become the holder of two degrees instead of just one.

Additionally, five year-dual degree programmes are also available for students to consider.

  1. B.Tech + M.Tech in Ceramic Engineering
  2. B.Tech + M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering
  3. B.Tech + M.Tech in Civil Engineering
  4. B.Tech in Electrical Engineering and M.Tech in Power Electronics
  5. B.Tech + M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
  6. B.Tech + M.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering
  7. B.Tech + M.Tech in Mining Engineering
  8. B.Tech. Biochemical Engineering and M.Tech in Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology
  9. B.Tech. in Bioengineering and M.Tech in Biomedical Technology
  10. B.Tech + M.Tech in Materials Science & Technology
  11. B.Tech + M.Tech in Pharmaceutical Engineering & Technology
  12. B.Tech + M.Tech in Industrial Chemistry
  13. B. Tech + M.Tech in Mathematics & Computing
  14. B.Tech + M.Tech in Engineering Physics

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IIT BHU Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed class 12 examination with minimum 75% (65% for SC/ST) or have come in the top 20 percentile in their respective board.
  • Candidates will have to sit for JEE Main followed by JEE Advanced and get the minimum cut off to be eligible for IIT BHU Admission.

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IIT BHU Cut Off for Top Bachelor Courses

Every Institute follows their cut-off list for the intake of students, every academic year. The minimum percentage for each subject and aggregate varies across different categories. The cut-off is announced after the exam on the website.

Separate JEE Advanced cut-off lists are announced for different B. Tech programs offered at IIT BHU are announced every year.

Since the JEE advanced 2020 list is not yet announced, we can refer to the list from last academic year.

Courses Closing Ranks (2019)
Computer Science and Engineering 796
B.Tech + M.Tech Computer Science & Engineering 970
B.Tech + M.Tech Mathematics and Computing 1503
Electrical Engineering 3026
Mechanical Engineering 4268
Chemical Engineering 6421
Civil Engineering 6984
Metallurgical Engineering 8169
Mining Engineering 10212
Ceramic Engineering 10448

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Why Study at IIT BHU?

  • As it is a public university, the fees are mediocre and affordable. Apart from that, there are a lot of scholarships and financial assistance available for deserving students.
  • The management system of the university is proper and transparent.
  • Apart from the outstanding academic programs that you just read about, IIT BHU offers various recreational activities too. This is for the purpose of overall personnel development of the candidates.
  • IIT Varanasi also offers an array of certification courses in foreign languages, fine arts, music, etc.
  • The university has well-equipped computer facilities, library facilities, medical facilities and so on.
  • The alumni of the institute are the apex body and do wonders for the overall development of the university.

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IIT BHU Cut Off 2019 for B.Tech Specializations

Ceramic Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 4421 7530
EWS 1342 2058
General 10448 18113
SC 2606 3743
ST 1114

Chemical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 2757 5630
EWS 748 1692
General 6421 12066
SC 1728 2794
ST 810

Civil Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 2483 6024
EWS 768 1779
General 6984 12423
SC 1276 2410
ST 357 1141

Computer and Science Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 367 1089
EWS 83 176
General 796 2493
SC 214 569
ST 147 502

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Electrical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 1183 3880
EWS 287 884
General 3026 6566
SC 765 1613
ST 337 676

Electronics Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 1045 3058
EWS 249 856
General 2376 5572
SC 778 1521
ST 440 642

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Mechanical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 1680 5347
EWS 491 1545
General 4268 10950
SC 1046 2405
ST 446

Metallurgical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 3313 7045
EWS 857 1943
General 8169 14907
SC 2197 3014
ST 1043

Mining Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 3887 6584
EWS 1390 2620
General 10212 20406
SC 2475
ST 1023 1023

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Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology

Category Gender Neutral  Female Only
OBC 4476 6969
EWS 1414 2349
General 11691 19572
SC 2736 3645

Architecture (5 years)

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 7540
EWS 2732
General 22641 20929
SC 2905

IIT BHU JEE Advanced 2019 Cut offStudents whose scores range higher than the cut-off announced have greater chances of getting into IIT BHU and be part of their dream course. Lesser scores will narrow down your prospects. By taking a look at the above-given list, you’ll get an idea of how much you should score in JEE Advanced 2020.

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IIT BHU: Reservation through JEE Advanced Counselling

IIT BHU grants 795 seats for admission to B.Tech courses in 10 disciplines. Candidates clearing JEE Main and JEE Advanced will be eligible for JoSAA Counselling. JEE Main is a precursor for getting admission in NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs and JEE Advanced is a precursor for IITs in India.

  • According to the JEE Advanced Reservation criteria, 15% seats will be reserved for Scheduled Caste and 7.5% will be reserved for the Scheduled Tribe.
  • Candidates are required to submit the necessary documents proving that they belong to the mentioned caste.
  • Also, candidates belonging to the OBC category may be given reservation in some courses.

Faculty at IIT BHU

Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi consists of professors who are averagely aged 40. There is an undue advantage of recruiting teachers of young age. They will have a fresh perspective and a broader outlook for everything.

  • IIT BHU boasts of a diverse array of teachers.
  • Almost all the teachers in BHU, at least in the engineering department, are PhD holders.
  • They possess industrial exposure and are aware of the recent trends.
  • These professors hold certificates from relative industries and other esteemed organisations.
  • The faculty also is proud of the research work in their respective fields.

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Facilities Provided to Students at IIT BHU

Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi (IIT BHU) provides various facilities to make student life an enjoyable journey. It has the facilities of hostels, canteen, library, sports, medical, banking and ATM facilities.

Hostel Facilities:

Since the student body is from all over India, hostel facility becomes a necessity. Separate hostels are available for boys and girls.

  • A total of 19 hostels with a total capacity of 1903 double-seated rooms, 549 triple seated and 233 single seated rooms are available.
  • High-speed LAN connection, TV, common hall, sports room, gym and washing machines are available in addition to the necessary amenities.
  • Hostels are situated nearby so that students can walk easily to attend their classes.


  • IIT-BHU has a massive collection of study material aiding teaching and research. It has to National and International peer-reviewed e-Journals.
  • National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning [NPTEL] and Online public access catalogue (OPAC) are easily accessible for students.


  • Healthy meals are available for students with a variety of cuisine, catering to the taste buds of students from different backgrounds.

Sports & Recreation:

  • IIT BHU doesn’t encourage students with only study and no play.
  • Institute campus has several playgrounds, indoor and outdoor stadiums, courts for all kinds of sports you imagine to play-from tennis to squash to volleyball, swimming pools, etc.
  • Competition and tournaments are held among students at national levels to foster sportsmanship and team spirit.

Health Care:

  • The centre provides 24X7 health care services to students and staff at a reasonable cost.

Additional Facilities:

  • IIT-BHU campus has 24X7 wi-fi connection available all over the campus.

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IIT BHU Placement Offers

IIT BHU has excellent placement reports. Last year four international job offers were nabbed on the first day of placement and the highest salary package of INR 1.53 Crore per annum.

IIT Varanasi collaborates with some of the leading institutes and organizations for the internship as well as job offers. They have infrastructure within the campus to facilitate group discussions, tests and interviews besides other logistics.

Top Recruiters at IIT BHU include

Amazon Atos Syntel Grifeo
Barelogics India Mart
Cyient Just Dial
Cognizant IBM Global Services
Genpact Reliance
ADA Volksgeist Tech
ICICI Bank Wipro Technologies
Religare Wellness Ltd. Carrefour
IDBI Bank Roche Diagnostic

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IIT BHU Final Placement Highlights 2020

Total no. of Recruiting Companies 52
No. of Recruiting Companies on Day 1 33
No. of Offers Received on Day 1 188
Total No. of students registered 1063
No. of students placed 762
% Students Placed 71%
Highest Domestic Package INR 1.04 Crore
Highest International Package INR 1.53 Crore
Average Package INR 8.19 lacs
Total No. of PPOs 172

IIT BHU Final Placement Highlights 2020

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Scholarships for Undergraduate Students at IIT BHU

  • IIT BHU doesn’t shy away from providing financial assistance to its students. 25% of undergraduate students receive Merit-cum-Means scholarships.
  • Additionally, there are several endowment scholarships offered to the students from IIT BHU.
  • Besides free studentship, scholarship, reimbursement of mess charges and pocket allowances are offered to the students belonging to the SC/ST.

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IIT BHU Fee Structure for various B.Tech courses

Degree Amount in INR (Total)
B.Tech Courses 8.67 lacs
B.Tech + M.Tech Dual Degrees 10.81 lacs
B.Arch 10.81 lacs

Other Expenses

Particulars Amount in INR
Hostel 7500
One time Payment 5750
Deposit Money (Refundable) 9000
Medical Insurance Fee (Every odd semester) 375
Mess fee per semester 12000

Fee Waiver

Category Fee Waived
Family income less than 5 LPA and more than 1 LPA 2/3rd of the tuition fee
Family Income less than 1 LPA 100%

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Ques. Can I get an opportunity to do an internship or study outside India?

Ans. Yes, IIT BHU has remarkable collaborations, and international scholarships and exchange programmes are available.

  • Rhodes Scholarships (University of Oxford)
  • Japanese Government [MEXT] Scholarship Program
  • USIEF Fellowships for Indian Citizens
  • BENCO Scholarship
  • Korean Government Scholarship Programme
Ques. When does the placement season happen at IIT BHU?


  • Placement generally begins every year in the last week of July through to March.
  • Pre-placement talks are conducted to ease the students through the placement process. Training & Placement Office announces the Job offers, dates of interviews, selection of candidates etc.
  •  The Placement Office interacts with many industries in the country, of which nearly 200 companies visit the campus for holding campus interviews. The industries are Core Engineering industries; Manufacturing Industries; IT & IT-enabled services; Consultancy Firms; Management Organisations; R & D laboratories; Finance Companies.


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