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

Last updated on August 23rd, 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

IIT Patna: Admission via JEE Advanced, Fees, Cut Off, Courses, Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on August 23rd, 2021

Indian Institute of Technology Patna has always remained among prestigious and renowned colleges of all time. IIT Patna ranking was 54th among the top 200 colleges and 26th among the IITs in India, no wonder IIT Patna soars as one of the top engineering colleges in India.

  • The institute has an extensive history with 93.10% of total and 100% for CSE students are being hired by several top companies every year.
  • The area of the college is vast and covers 504 acres of land.
  • Moreover, the college accepts candidates into B. Tech and BS-MS degrees who take up JEE Main and JEE Advanced examinations based on the percentile of the candidate.
  • The interior infrastructure of the college includes student hostels for both boys and girls, sports complex, transport service, labs, cafeteria, medical centres, gym, auditorium, Seminar Hall, convenience store, swimming pool, 24×7 WiFi facilitated campus.


IIT Patna Highlights

Particulars Details
Year of establishing 2008
City/State Patna/Bihar
Official Website www.iitp.ac.in
Ownership Government of India
Popular Courses B.E/B.Tech and M.E/M.Tech
Total number of courses offered 20( across three streams)
Admission criteria JEE Main, JEE Advanced and 10+2 scores
Application mode Online


IIT Patna: B.Tech Admissions via JEE Advanced

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Patna is approved by AICTE and UGC that provides undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programs.
  • The institute accepts students into courses under B.Tech only with acceptable ranks and score in JEE Main and Advanced. Check JEE Advanced Results
  • After the entrance examination, JoSAA Counselling follows, which is conducted for the seat allotment.
  • Candidates are accepted into the college for M.Tech program based on their percentile and All India Rank details in GATE examination.

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B.Tech Courses offeredIIT Patna

There are a total of six courses offered under the B.Tech program. They are:


Eligibility criteria for B.Tech courses 

  • The candidate applying should have passed the 10+2 examination.
  • Major subjects opted by the candidate must be Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in which he/she should’ve scored above 75%.
  • The candidate should’ve qualified JEE Advanced with a decent All India Rank.


IIT Patna Cut Off for Top B.Tech Courses 

IIT Patna cut off for various top courses are tabulated below. The opening and closing ranks are from Round 6 of JoSAA Counselling 2020.

Course  Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
Chemical Engineering 9567 12130
Civil Engineering 9625 12184
Computer Science and Engineering 1901 2719
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3073 6796
Mechanical Engineering 7247 8760
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 12398 14550

IIT Patna Cut Off for Top B.Tech Courses


The cut off for Computer Science and Engineering is the highest while it is the lowest for Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

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Study in IIT Patna during COVID-19

The outbreak of the current pandemic has changed everyday routines. Colleges and schools have started with online classes as well.

  • IIT Patna remains closed due to the increase in cases in the city and as per the order made by the government.
  • The college has started full-fledged online classes dating from 3rd April 2020.
  • Online classes are arranged on the WebEx platform where more than 100 students and faculties can stay connected throughout the course.
  • Students of every course are given with a separate login ID and password to enter the online classes.
  • Teaching faculties of the Indian Institute of Technology Patna are advised to be readily available over phone or email to clarify doubts made by students and instructions from the management
  • The IIT Patna campus has completely been isolated with no movement yet, then essential supplies are available and supplied to students staying on the campus.
  • Essential services such as food, hostel, milk, water, transport inside the IIT Patna campus and security continue to work with sanitisation and safety.


Why choose IIT Patna?

The institute always remained as one safe and admired college of all time.

  • College fest: IIT Patna happens to conduct a total of four fests every year. They are:
    • Anwesha: It is the annual techno-cultural fest held in January–February every year.
    • Celesta: This is the annual Techno-Management Fest which is being conducted every year to promote technical and managerial enthusiasm amongst young and bright minds of the nation.
    • E-Summit: This is known as the management fest of IIT Patna.
    • There are several other sports fest and TEDx events happening in the institute every year.
  • Course curriculum:
    • The curriculum is the same as other older IITs in India.
    • Every year, students take up two-semester exams, one during the mid-semester and one during the end of the semester.
  • Campus life:
    • IIT Patna is a widespread campus spread over 502 acres which provide students and faculties with free Wifi services.
    • Labs and classrooms are well- equipped for students in every department.
    • A super secured environment with a sports complex, gym, walking area, laundry and several student clubs are present inside the campus.
  • Placement wing:
    • Various top companies hire most of the student population from the college.
    • The college has seen 100% placement in students of some departments.
    • Also, the firms that visit the campus every year for placement include Samsung, Mathworks, Goldman Sachs, MakeMyTrip, Sapient, Addverb, Optum, Cadence, Force Motors, ZS Associates etc.

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IIT Patna Cut Off For B.Tech Specializations

IIT Patna Cut off is released after the declaration of JEE Main results followed by JEE Advanced results. The results and availability of the seats set parameters for the cut off decided by the universities. Let us see cut off for different specializations on the basis of category. These opening and closing ranks are from the 6th Round of JoSAA Counselling 2020.

Computer Science and Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
General 1901 2719
EWS 242 427
OBC-NCL 647 1108
SC 626 696
ST 349 524

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
General 3073 6796
EWS 754 1050
OBC-NCL 1896 2733
SC 1273 1594
ST 722 816

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Mechanical Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
General 7247 8760
EWS 1307 1517
OBC-NCL 3003 3528
SC 1730 2041
ST 825 927

Civil Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
General 9625 12184
EWS 1745 1852
OBC-NCL 3630 4234
SC 1778 2162
ST 616 693


Chemical Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
General 9567 12130
EWS 1606 1890
OBC-NCL 3767 4557
SC 2152 2603
ST 71P 213P

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
General 12398 14550
EWS 2018 2180
OBC-NCL 4633 5226
SC 2737 2870
ST 416P 492P


IIT Patna: Category wise reservation through JEE Advanced counselling (JoSAA)

The process to claim reservation for JEE:

  • A candidate can claim for JEE Advanced reservation when she/he belongs to SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD.
  • The candidate has to mention the reserved category he/she belongs to while filling the application form.
  • Those candidates under these categories must submit the certificates/documents proving the statement.
  • A candidate would come under the unreserved category when no document is provided as proof during the time of application filling.

Particular reservation for female candidates: Female candidates are given with special reservation of decrease in application fee as well as higher ranks compared to male candidates.

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Category of the candidate  Percentage of reservation 
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC (non-creamy layer/ candidates whose family income is less than eight lakhs per year) 27%
EWS 10%
PWD 5%


IIT Patna Category wise reservation

Faculty at IIT Patna

  • Professors remain as pillars of any teaching institution. IIT Patna has several professors with good knowledge and experience in the field of teaching.
  • The teachers are highly qualified and are Phd holders.
  • Also, the faculty experience ranges from 7-22 years.
  • Teachers at the Indian Institute of Technology Patna have relative industry experience that makes the learning all the way better.


Facilities Provided at IIT Patna Campus

There are several facilities provided by the management to students. They are:

  1. Library: The library present inside the campus of IIT Patna is well equipped with the modern technology of automation library system. It is fixed with an online public access catalogue (OPAC). The library is automated with self-check-in and check out using the RFID system. Services of E-Sources such as E-books, e-journals, e-databases and e-Turnitin are offered here.
  2. Hostel: Separate boys and girls hostels are provided for students that accommodate around 1200 students. The college management provides necessary arrangements for married research scholars. Gym for both boys and girls and 24×7 free WiFi are provided at the hostel.
  3. Sports Complex: Sports areas to improve the physical and mental health are present inside the campus.
  4. Laboratories: There are several libraries to uplift the practical knowledge of students. The labs present in the college are: Civil Engineering Lab, Computer Lab, Electrical Lab, Electronics Lab, Mechanical Lab.
  5. Other facilities: There are several more facilities that make the students’ lives more reliable. They are Cafeteria, Free 24×7 Wifi campus, Auditorium, Transportation, Hospital/ medical care, Gym, Convenience store, Guesthouse and a Seminar hall.


IIT Patna Placements

Over the past years, the Indian Institute of Technology Patna has an exclusive history of having 93%-100% placements recorded. The placement drive for 2020-21 started on December 1, 2020. The first phase was concluded on December 30, 2020. The placement percentage for CSE branch was over 75%.


Check the given table for IIT Patna Placements 2020-21 highlights:

Particulars Detail
B.Tech Placement Percentage 50%
Number of companies that visited 16 (Day 1)
Highest package of the year INR 52.50 LPA
Number of PPOs offered 15

Some of the top recruiters include Mathworks, Force Motors, Goldman Sachs, ZS Associates, Samsung, Uber, Infosys, Cap Gemini, and Wipro.

6 students also got internship offers from Google India while 2 students received internship offers from a Japan Based firm.


Scholarships Offered by IIT Patna

The institute offers merit-cum-means scholarship to students of economically weaker classes pursuing B.Tech. Read further for details about IIT Patna scholarships.

  • IIT Patna scholarships are provided to students pursuing B.Tech and M.Sc.
  • Students belonging to General and OBC categories shall be provided with a scholarship amount of INR 1,000 per month for eight months in a year.
  • Students who belong to SC/ST categories can escape from paying mess fee and hostel room rent.
  • Students desiring for this scholarship must have a minimum academic CGPA of 6.5.


IIT Patna Fee Structure For B.Tech Courses 

IIT Patna fees for the various B.Tech courses offered at the institute if tabulated below.

Particulars Tuition Fees for General (Rs.) Tuition Fees for SC/ST/PWD (Rs.)
Tuition Fees 1,00,000 100% waived off
Additional Fees 7,850 7,850
Mess Fee 13,066 13,066
Amenity Charges 500 500
Mess Security Deposit (Refundable) 15000 15000
Mess Admission 10000 10000
Mess Advance 25000 25000
  • Students belonging to SC/ST/PWD shall escape from paying the tuition fee. This means 100% of the tuition fees will be waived off.
  • Next, students who belong to economically backward classes with an annual family income of Rs 1,00,000 shall get full remission of the tuition fee.
  • Students belonging to economically backward classes with an annual family income between Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 5, 00,000 shall get remission of 2/3rd of the tuition fee.

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IIT Patna FAQs

Ques. When was the Indian Institute of Technology Patna established?

Last updated on October 17th, 2020

Answer: IIT Patna was set up in 2008.

Ques.How many IITs are there in Bihar?

Last updated on October 17th, 2020

Answer: Bihar has only 1 IIT, that is, IIT Patna. However, around 17 state universities and 4 central universities are located in Bihar.

Ques. What are the top B.Tech specifications of IIT Patna?

Last updated on August 4th, 2020

Ans. Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering

Ques. Does facebook come for campus recruiting to IIT Patna?

Last updated on August 4th, 2020

Ans. The answer is, unfortunately, no. There are several other firms like Google, Microsoft, etc. that visit the college.