National Institute of Technology Patna (NIT Patna)
National Institute of Technology Patna,
Ashok Rajpath, Mahendru, Patna,
Bihar (800005), India
The National Institute of Technology Patna or NIT Patna is the Eighteenth National Institute created by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, upon rechristening a new name to the erstwhile Bihar College of Engineering, Patna. The Institute admits 706 students to the undergraduate (B. Tech, B. Arch. and integrated courses in Maths, Physics and Chemistry) and about 126 students to the Post Graduate Programs (M Tech and M Arch) every year on the basis of all India competition. It offers degree courses and post graduate courses in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology & Architecture. The Institute has created Department of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Science. The Institute is partially residential in nature providing facilities for accommodation to some of its students as well as the teaching staffs in its about 36 acres campus. The activities of the Institute are growing at faster rate towards achievements of Global Standard.
NIT Patna is situated on the south bank of river Ganges behind Gandhi Ghat, one of the most important reverence places of Patna. The Institute campus is 8 km from the Patna Junction railway station and 15 km from the Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport Patna. The entry to the institute is from Ashok Rajpath and it is about 3 km from Gandhi Maidan.
The existing infrastructures provide a conducive environment with an exciting campus life so necessary for professional growth. Behind the historic administrative building lies the main academic building which also houses the Civil Engineering Department and class rooms. The Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Departments face one another about 200 meters west from the Administrative Building. The department of Architecture, Electronics and Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, the Centre for water resources studies is located in separate buildings 300 meters to the east of administrative building. The institute has well equipped Computer Centre, Central Library nearby main building and Design Innovation Centre. A very good Students Activity Centre with many modern facilities, cafeteria (to be started very soon), world class Badminton and Squash court, Gymnasium, and other facilities related to students activity is ready for students to use. The institute is now well equipped with several other facilities like large lecture theaters with modern equipment and amenities, smart class rooms and Guest House. A separate Medical centre, auditorium and extension to Departments are likely to come up very soon. A new Girls Hostel on the bank of river Ganga is ready which can accommodate all girl students of the institute. A new Boys Hostel for first year students has been commissioned with state of the art facilities like modular kitchen, wi-fi and special facilities for differently abled students.
The Institute has a big playground where many National level football and cricket matches were arranged in the past when Patna had no stadium. The extra-curricular activities include facilities for outdoor and indoor games, open air theatre. We also have a local chapter of SPICMACAY for extra-curricular activities and student chapter for American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE). NIT Patna is the Institutional member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) which is devoted to promotion of quality and standards in technical education. Allahabad bank is operating in the campus.
The Institute runs several essential services in the campus namely suitable drinking water, sanitation and maintenance of cleanliness, security arrangements, own Doctors and Ambulance service for medical emergency help, EPABX and Internet facilities.
Placement of students
The placement and training cell of NIT Patna has played a significant role in the training and proper placement of final and pre-final year students of NIT Patna. For last academic session i.e, 2015-16, 75% students have been placed in number of reputed organizations with highest annual package of 16.85 lac and an average of 5.71 lac per annum. However 120% job offers have been made to eligible candidates.