About IIT Patna
IIT Patna got established in 2008, under an Act of the Parliament of India. IIT Patna or IITP is an Institute of National Importance, as recognized by the Government of India. The institute established in 2008 has been fully operational since 2015. IIT Patna has been ranked the 19th best engineering college by the Human Resource Ministry, Government of India.
The motto of IITP is “विद्यार्थी लभते विद्याम्” (Sanskrit)”, which literally translates to “one who aspires wisdom, attains it.”
The campus of IIT Patna, spread across a rambling 501 acres, is located at Amhara, Bihta. The campus was inaugurated in 2015, by Narendra Modi. IIT Patna campus has an administrative block, a tutorial block, a computer science and electrical engineering block, a chemical and biochemical engineering block, a science block, humanities and social sciences block, and a mechanical engineering block. Apart from the various blocks, the campus has a food court, a library, a computer lab, a basketball court, a cricket field, a tennis court etc.
The campus provides residential facilities to all the students, faculty, and staff members. The campus also provides banking and healthcare facilities to all the inhabitants.
IIT Patna has four boys’ and one girls’ hostel. The four boys’ hostels are Aryabhatta Hall, Ashoka Hall, Chanakya Hall, and the New Boys’ Hostel. It also has two married scholars’ apartments near the campus area. The boys’ hostel is an 8-storey structure with 912 rooms, while the girls’ hostel is a 5-storey building with 108 rooms. Each hostel room is well-furnished with basic necessities as bed, mattress, study table, chair, watercoolers etc.
The boys’ hostel has four mess halls, while the girls’ hostel has one. Each hostel has a medical room, a tv room, and a social activity room for students’ social activities.
Some hostel activities at IIT Patna includes Tug of War, Wall painting, Coding nights, Open Mic, Plantation drives etc.
Computer Science and Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nano Science and Technology
Humanities and Social Sciences
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
The placement cell of IIT Patna actively develops a healthy relationship with various industries and organizations. All final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of IITP get placement opportunities. Some of the organizations involved in the placement drive of IIT Patna are Infosys, Tata Motors, Flipkart, Samsung, Microsoft, DRDO, Bank of India etc.
IIT Patna students has various food options available apart from the food they get at canteens and mess halls. Some of the options are as following:
New Zayka Food Court
Indo-Chinese Fast Food
Ankur Biryani House
Hari Om Sweets
IIT Patna Food Court
IIT Patna has collaborated with many foreign universities like National University of Singapore (NUS), University of Houston, Texas (USA), Louisiana State University (USA), University of Hartford, Connecticut (USA), University of Missouri, Columbia (USA), University of New South Wales (Australia), University of North Texas, Denton (USA) and University of Saskatchewan (Canada).
These MOUs allow students pursuing B. Tech, M. Tech, and PhD, and faculty members of IIT Patna to go to these universities for research, and academic purposes through student exchange programs.