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NIT Patna: Ranking, Courses, Eligibility, Admissions 2021, Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on August 27th, 2021

National Institute of Technology, Patna (NITP) is the sixth oldest engineering institute in India. Erstwhile, Bihar College of Engineering was originally set up in 1924 and turned in NIT in 2004. NIRF ranked it an impressive 92 out of 300 engineering colleges in 2020, making it one of India’s leading technology institutes. NIT Patna has been declared the centre of excellence because of its excellent quality of education for Under Graduate (UG), Post Graduate (PG), and Research (Ph. D) students.

The Institute has seven disciplines, including Architecture, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and well-established physics, Mathematics and humanities, and social science departments. Admissions are offered based on merit and entrance exams such as JEE & GATE. The Institute focuses on studies and extracurricular activities for the overall development of candidates; it has an excellent infrastructure and provides facilities such as sports, medical, canteen, library, laboratories, etc.

NIT Patna’s placement records have witnessed remarkable growth in the past few years. The highest salary was around INR 40,00,000 per annum, whereas the average median salary offered during placement is around INR 7,00,000 per annum. Adobe, Hero Motocorp Ltd., Indian Air Force, Tata, Alstom, Indian Oil, L&T Powai, Maruti Suzuki, HDFC Bank, and Accenture are some of the regular recruiters.

NIT Patna Highlights

Established | Institute type Originally in 1886, NIT – 2004 | Public
Accreditation NAAC
Approved by University Grants Commission of India (UGC), AICTE
Set by Government of India, MHRD
Affiliations Autonomous
Entrance Exams JEE, GATE & NET
Courses Offered B. Tech, B Arch., M. Tech., MSc, Ph.D.
Popular Courses Civil, CSE, Electrical Engg. ECE, IT, Mechanical
Application Mode Online and Offline
Application Criteria Merit and Entrance Exam Scores
Top Recruiters Reliance, Tata motors, L&T, Accenture, Adobe etc.
Campus Area 40 Acres
Facilities Available Hostels, Canteen, Health Centre, Central Library, Auditorium, Banking, Transportation, Wi-Fi etc.
Yearly Intake Around 700
Official Website http://www.nitp.ac.in/

NIT Patna Ranking

NIT Patna was declared as an Institute of National Importance by MHRD under the National Institute of Technology Act 2007. The institute has been improving its ranking in recent years and is considered one of the best NITs in terms of placements.

  • NIT Patna has a NIRF rank of 92 out of 300 among all engineering institutions across the county.
  • NIT Patna was ranked 19 out of 31 among all NIT across the country by NIRF in 2020.
  • NIT Patna ranked 134 out of 200 in engineering by NIRF in 2019.

NIT Patna Courses Offered

Course Streams Eligibility Duration
B. Arch.
  • Architecture
50% aggregate in 10+2 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) 5 years
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology
75% marks in 10+2 and Top 20 percentile JEE entrance. 4 years
M Tech. (Engineering)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
Graduation with 50% + Entrance Test 2 years
Master in Urban & Regional Planning (MURP)
  • Urban and Regional Planning
10+2 2 years
Integrated M.Sc
  • Integrated M. Sc. in Chemistry
  • Integrated M. Sc. in Mathematics
  • Integrated M. Sc. in Physics
10+2 5 years
M. Tech (Computational Mathematics)
  • Computational Mathematics
BE/BTech/BArch/BPlanning in the relevant stream 2 years
M. Tech (Nanoscience and Technology)
  • Nanoscience and Technology
Graduation in relevant stream 2 years

NIT Patna Admissions

Admissions at the National Institute of Technology Patna are either based on merit or entrance exams. The Institute accepts national-level entrance tests like JEE and GATE for B. Tech and M. Tech professional programs while offering direct admissions for various other degree programs such as M.Sc. and MURP on a first-come and first-serve basis. NIT Patna also conducts screening exams and personal interview rounds before offering final admission to the candidate.

  • NIT Patna offers a 4-year B.Tech. courses and 5-year BArch and Integrated MSc programs and follows the different approach for each program; B. Tech. admissions are based on the overall score in JEE Mains
  • The admission process for MTech requires a valid score in the GATE entrance exam.
  • Candidates aspiring for a Ph.D. course need to clear the GATE/NET examination.

Relaxation in minimum eligibilities during admission:

  • B. Tech. / B. Arch. Admission eligibility criteria for SC/ST/PH candidates are governed by CCB (Central Counselling Board).
  • M. Tech. Admission eligibility criteria for SC/ST/PH candidates are governed by MHRD rules (on the basis of Grade Score).

Reservation of seats:

  • 15% seats are reserved for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates.
  • 3% seats are reserved for PH candidates.
  • 27% of seats are reserved for OBC candidates.

How to Apply?

Students who wish to apply for admissions in NIT Patna may follow the below steps:

  • The candidates can submit the application forms in both online as well as offline mode; via the institute’s official website or by visiting the college premises before the communicated deadline.
  • Candidates should check all eligibility rules carefully before applying for the course of their choice.
  • Candidates must fill in all the necessary details like personal details, qualifying exam details accurately.
  • Candidates should make sure they have the following documents ready:
    1. Date of Birth Certificate
    2. Marksheet of the qualifying exams
    3. Transfer Certificate
    4. Category Certificate (For reserved candidates)
    5. Passport Size Photographs
    6. Aadhar Card
    7. National level entrance exam mark sheet (JEE/NET/GATE)
  • Once forms are submitted, the institute will prepare the merit list, and it will be published on the official website. Merit list is prepared based on qualifying exam scores, entrance exam scores, screening interviews, and Counselling rounds.
  • Selected candidates will be required to submit the fees via online payment or by visiting the college premises in person.

NIT Patna Placements

NIT Patna is one of the best technology institutes in terms of providing placements to successful candidates. In recent years almost 90% of students have been placed in prestigious institutions and organizations.

  • In 2017- 2018, The average compensation was INR 7,70,000 per annum, and the highest package offered INR 39,12,000 per annum.
  • In 2019-2020, The average compensation was INR 8,80,000 per annum, and the highest package stood at INR 43,17,000 per annum.
  • Both placement percentage and salary packages offered have shown a significant increase in recent years.

Top Recruiting Companies/Institutions:

Below are few recent recruiters:

  • Amazon
  • Accenture
  • HDFC bank
  • Reliance
  • Adani
  • L&T
  • BPCL
  • Capgemini
  • Infosys
  • Indian Navy
  • Pfizer
  • NTPC

NIT Patna Scholarships

Scholarships in accordance with government policy are provided to eligible students. There is a total of 34 scholarships/stipends worth INR 52,14,882 offered in NIT Patna.

Scholarships/ Stipends Awarding Authority Amount (INR)
Minority-1 Minority Commission, Ranchi 17,000
Ex-seerviceman-1 Uttar Pradesh Sainik Kalyan 2,500
SC-2 ST & SC Development Dept. Orissa 49,760
SC-1 Indian Oil, New Delhi 12,000
SC-3 Indian Oil, New Delhi 1,08,000
ST-2 ST & SC Development Dept. Orissa 49,760
Gen-1 Sita Ram Jindal Foundation, New Delhi 2,400
SC-1 Indian Oil, New Delhi 12,000

NIT Patna Facilities

NIT Patna offers the following facilities to cater to its students, faculty, and non-faculty staff

  • Central Library – The Central library of the institute owns a vast stock of over 75,000 books to cater to the needs of all the relevant fields of engineering. It has a resourceful stock of over 10,000 computer-related books and a clearly demarcated section for every engineering branch and architecture.
  • Computer Centre – Institute has a state-of-the-art Computer Centre for the students, research scholars, and teachers of the institute.
  • Medical Facility – Two permanent doctors are always present on the premises. They can be consulted by the students and employees for any health-related problems on every working day free of cost. The institute provides a 24×7 ambulance facility to deal with any emergency.
  • Hostel and Mess – Hostel facilities are provided to the students. There are three boys’ hostels and two girls’ hostels. Every hostel has a central mess facility that provides quality breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hostel has uninterrupted water and electricity supply.
  • WIFI – NIT Patna campus has WIFI availability for students and staff. The Wi-Fi access is password secured and is provided 24×7 to assist and aid students in extensive research work.
  • Laboratory – Every department in the institute has an operational computer lab of its own. Students can sharpen programming skills and get hands-on experience with the use of the software required in their respective fields of concern.
  • Other Facilities – Sports Complex, Transportation Service, Woman Cell, Banking Services/ATM, Security, etc.

NIT Patna Faculty

NIT Patna boasts of qualified and experienced faculty. Each department is led by the Head of Department, well supported by team professors and assistant professors. The institute provides excellent infrastructure for the faculty to prepare well-groomed technology professionals and future leaders for the country. Below is a wise department break-up of the faculty of NIT Patna:

  • Department of Architecture – 19
  • Department of Civil Engineering – 28
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering – 22
  • Department of Electrical Engineering – 26
  • Department of Electronics & Communication Engg. – 37
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering – 32
  • Department of Physics – 9
  • Department of Mathematics – 9
  • Department of Chemistry – Not Available
  • Department of Humanities & Social Sciences – 5


Ques. What is the highest Package offered in NIT Patna?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. The highest Package offered in NIT Patna is in the range of INR 40,00,000 per annum in recent years. The different program has a different level of salary offered. The average median salary offered during placement is in the range of INR 6,00,000 to INR 7,00,000 per annum.

Ques. Is NIT Patna good for Civil Engineering?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. NIT Patna is one of the oldest colleges in Bihar; Its civil engineering branch is the second oldest branch among all NITs and IITs, with IIT Roorkee being the oldest. NIT Patna has a good infrastructure and facilities and can be a good choice for B. Tech in Civil Engineering.

Ques. Which is better, NIT Patna or NIT Raipur?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. Both colleges are good; you should consider various factors before opting for either. NIT Patna has a better track record of placement in core branches, and it is ranked higher than NIT Raipur. However, if you are looking for specializations like Metallurgy, Mining, or Architecture, NIT Raipur will be a better choice.

Ques. What are the B.Tech. courses available at NIT Patna?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. NIT Patna offers six B.Tech. Courses including Civil engineering, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Information Technology (IT), and Mechanical Engineering.

Ques. What is the MTech? (Mechanical) Are specialization programs available at NIT Patna?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. NIT Patna offers five specializations under MTech. (Mechanical) courses including Thermal Engineering, Production Engineering, Design Engineering, Automobile Engineering, and Renewable Energy Technology.

Ques. Does NIT Patna offer MSc Course?

Last updated on May 14th, 2021

Ans. Yes, NIT Patna does offer five-year integrated MSc programs. The specializations include Integrated M. Sc. in Chemistry, Integrated M. Sc. in Mathematics and, Integrated M. Sc. in Physics.