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IIT Patna: Ranking, Courses Offered, Eligibility Criteria, Admissions 2021, Scholarships

Last updated on May 14th, 2021 by Chahak Kansal

Indian Institute of Technology Patna was established on August 06, 2008 by an Act of the Indian Parliament. As per NIRF reports, IIT Patna has been placed at 25th Rank in Top Engineering Colleges in 2020. According to Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), IIT Patna has 19th ranking in the best engineering colleges.

Admission to this college is done on merit of entrance exam basis in various courses offered by the college. Popular courses offered by IIT Patna are Engineering in, MTech, PhD and Research work.

Admission to the undergraduate courses in the IIT Patna is offered based on merit in the last qualifying entrance examination. Shortlisted candidates will then need to appear in person for the counselling round in order to finally confirm the seat. Admission to all the PG courses is done through candidate’s performance in entrance exams like JEE MAINS and GATE followed by counselling sessions.

Placement cell in IIT Patna, Bihar is very active in facilitating placement opportunities to the students who are passing out from the College. The top recruiting companies include Microsoft, Google, D E Shaw, Code Nation, Samsung and many more reputed organizations have hired students from IIT, Patna.

IIT Patna Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2008 | Autonomous (Public)
Established by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
Set by Government of India
Entrance Exam JEE(Mains)/JEE (Advanced)/ GATE/ IIT JAM/ NET
Courses Offered UG, PG, PhD and Research
Popular Courses B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc. PhD
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance Test
Top Recruiters Microsoft, Google, DE Shaw, Code Nation, Samsung
Campus Area 501 Acres
Facilities Available Hostel, Library Guest House Medical Unit, Wi-Fi campus, Transport
Official Website https://www.iitp.ac.in/index.php/en-us/

IIT Patna Ranking

Rank Report by Rank Ranking year
Human Resource Report 19th 2020
NIRF 25th 2020

IIT Patna Courses

Courses Duration Eligibility
B.Tech 4 Years Passed class 12th with 60% marks and selection is done on the basis of Entrance Exam JEE Advanced
M.Tech 2 Years Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Science or a Master’s degree in science with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks.
M.Sc. 2 Years B.Sc./BS degree (Major/Honours) in the concerned discipline.
PhD 3-5 Years Post-graduation is the respective Discipline with NET Exam Score

IIT Patna Admissions

Candidates who wish to apply to any of the courses offered by the IIT Patna need to apply for the same only in the online mode.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official website of the IIT Patna for the admission application.
  • Click on Register and register yourselves by entering the basic details such as name, mobile number, and email id.
  • On successful registration, click on fill application form.
  • Fill the application form by entering all the details carefully.
  • Pay the mandatory amount of application fee either online or offline.
  • Click on ‘Submit’ Tab to submit the application form for admission.
  • On final submission, the confirmation page will appear on the screen. Download the same and take a print out and keep it safe for future references.
  • IIT Patna announces the result of all the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses only on the official website of the university. To check the result, candidates need to visit the official website of IIT Patna and enter their roll number on the result portal.

IIT Patna Scholarships

IIT Patna provide the scholarship to needy students those students their parents income is less than 1 Lacs.

  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarships: IIT Patna gives MCM scholarships to meritorious and needy students.For Gen & OBC students: INR 1,000.For SC & ST students: Free messing, exemption, hostel room rent, and Pocket allowance of INR 250 per month.
  • National Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by the Government of India to postgraduate students who score first-class division or at least 60% marks in the Bachelor’s degree examination.
  • UGC Junior Research Fellowship: This fellowship is awarded only to a limited number of candidates who undertake the research work of PhD. Under this scholarship, the junior researcher receives a scholarship of INR 25,000 per month.
  • Departmental Fellowship: To be eligible for this scholarship, the candidate must score at least 55% marks in the postgraduate exam (50% for candidates belonging to SC/ST category). The amount awarded to each candidate under this scholarship is INR 600 per month.

IIT Patna Facilities

Below mentioned facilities are available to the students taking admission to IIT Patna.

  • Central Library: IIT Patna is providing a central library to its students which is inside campus. Library has OPAC system and own drop box facilities.
  • Hostels: The college provides separate hostel facilities for both boys and girls within the campus.
  • Other Facilities: Other facilities provided by the college include Gym, Cafeteria, Games and Sports, Co-curricular Activities, Medical insurance and Hospital facility, Wi –Fi campus, Shuttle, Computer centre, Auditorium, Convenience store and Labs.


Ques. Is college providing guest house facility also?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. Yes, the college is providing guest house facility. Candidate need to go to the college website and fill the guest request details form by going to Guest request form.

Ques. What is the Admission Process of IIT Patna?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. The Admission Process for the courses is entrance based. For B.Tech Candidate the selection is done through JEE Advanced and for MTech the candidates need GATE Scores which are considered for admission.

Ques. How many courses offered at Indian Institute of Technology?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. Total 3 courses are offered which includes B.Tech, MTech, PhD across 12 streams by IIT Patna. The college has a vast range of courses available in various science disciplines whereas per the interest students can take admission to any of the desired programs.

Ques. Are there any courses in IIT Patna that can be pursued through distance learning?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. Yes, the free online cloud computing course is an undergraduate computer course a student can apply for if the student has passed from science in 10+2 from a recognized board. The eligibility criteria is only student should have knowledge about the data structure and algorithm.

Ques. Are foreign students allowed to take admission into IIT Patna?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. Yes, IIT Patna allows admission to foreign students as well. Foreign students should have scored at least 60% marks in their qualifying exams. Also, they need submit the list of documents which is mandatory

  • Eligibility certificate from previous university
  • Medical fitness certificate
  • A police verification certificate