Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna commences the application process for admission to the Master of Technology (M.Tech) by Research Programs for the academic session in January 2021. Apply Now

Candidates can apply by November 4, 2020, through online mode. The admission-processing fee is Rs. 300/- for General/OBC/EWS (Male) candidates and INR 150/- for SC/ST/PwD/Female (all categories). 


Important Dates

Online fee submission begins

October 17, 2020

Online fee submission Last date

November 4, 2020

Last Date to submit Application Forms by post (with enclosures)

November 12, 2020

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna is ranked at 22nd in the Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019, making it one of the leading Engineering colleges in the country. The college currently has a strength of 989 students in total. IIT Patna also houses a best in class faculty of 126 members, with most of them being Ph.D. holders in their fields from reputed national and international universities. It is one of eight new IITs established by Ministry of Human Resource and Development, GOI. The campus of the institution is situated in the Patliputra Colony, Patna.

The institute has collaborated with various foreign universities such as Louisiana University, New South Wales University in Australia. The Institute offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and research-level Doctoral Programs in Engineering and Science. Selection is based on National Level entrance exams like JEE Advanced, GATE or IIT JAM. Last year, the cutoff for admission to B.Tech is CS and Engineering was 2617. IIT Patna also holds a remarkable placement record, bagging a top offer of INR 38 LPA from Microsoft. 

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IIT Patna Highlights

Established | Type

2008 | Autonomous



Academic Staff


Campus Area

501 acres

How to Reach

Distance from Bihta Railway Station – 2Km

Official Website

IIT Patna Ranking

Indian Institute of Technology Patna has received several rankings from authorized and  prestigious organizations: 

  • Ranked 22nd in Engineering Category by NIRF Ranking 2019.
  • Ranked 31st Overall by Outlook Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 34th Overall by QS University Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 24th in Engineering category by SuccessCDs Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 19th in Engineering category by Jagranjosh Ranking 2019
  • Ranked #601 - #800 Internationally by World University Ranking 2020

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IIT Patna Courses

IIT Patna provides B.Tech under five specializations at the undergraduate level, M.Tech., M.Sc., at post-graduation level, and Ph.D. at the doctoral level in three disciplines. The courses are as mentioned below

Program Specialization Eligibility Tuition Fee (first year)
B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering Class 12 pass or appeared candidates can apply and Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1992. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1987. INR 2,23,100
Civil Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

B.Tech/ M.Sc degree in relevant discipline

INR 43,600
Structure Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Ph.D Engineering

M.Tech/M.Sc/MA/M.Phil degree in relevant discipline

INR 23,168
Humanities and Social Sciences
M.Sc Physics CCMN Counselling/IIT JAM INR 33,600

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IIT Patna Admission

Admission to courses in IIT Patna is based on scores acquired in the following qualifying national level exams:

Program Selection Criteria 
B.Tech JEE Main and JEE Advanced Score
M.Tech GATE Score followed by Written Test and/or Interview
Ph.D GATE/ UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET/ ICAR or ICMR score OR Written Test and Interview

IIT Patna Cutoff

Tabulated below is the JEE Advanced Cutoff for admission to B.Tech at IIT Patna:  

Course Cutoff
Computer Science and Engineering 2617
Electrical Engineering 5995
Mechanical Engineering 7872
Civil Engineering 10163

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IIT Patna Placement

The Training & Placement Cell at the IIT Patna handles all the needful aspects regarding internship programs and placement opportunities of the students in all possible manners. Right from contacting companies to managing all logistics, arranging the aptitude and other tests, pre-placement interactions between the recruiters and the students and conducting final interviews, TPC provides the best possible assistance to the recruiters and the students. The cell also organizes numerous workshops, seminars and mock drills related to the pre-placement assistance to the interested students.

In the previous academic year of 2018-2019, a total of 210 placement offers were made, with 114 B.Tech students getting placed. The highest CTC offer was from Microsoft, which offered an annual package worth INR 38 LPA, bringing the average salary package to an impressive INR 13.05 LPA. 

Year wise salary

Recruiters included MNCs and tech giants like Mathworks, Goldman Sachs, Force Motors, ZS Associates, MakeMyTrip, Sapient, Addverb, Optum, Cadence, TCS R&D, Strand Life Science, LTI, LinkedIn, Saavn, Future First, Cognum, L&T ECC, Uber, L&T Heavy Engineering, Samsung, Infosys, Wipro, Capgemini, Aakash Institute and several others. 

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IIT Patna Faculty

The faculty at IIT Patna consists of 126 members, out of which 125 are Ph.D holders in their respective disciplines. The faculty members are all highly experienced and extremely qualified in their fields. They are cooperative towards students and are always approachable whenever students require clarifications of concepts or doubts. The faculty consists of professors, assistant pr4ofessors, associate professors and others. 

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IIT Patna Facilities

The institute has developed modern facilities that are fully equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities that are routinely used to train and educate students. Below mentioned are the amenities provided by the institute:

  • Hostel: IIT Patna has one boys’ and one temporary girls’ hostel on the campus. It provides comfortable accommodation with an aesthetic environment. Each hostel is self-contained with amenities such as a reading room, an indoor games room, a gymnasium, and a mess. 
  • Central Library: The Central Library of IIT Patna is one of the advanced libraries in terms of collection and services. It is growing at a faster rate with more than 14,000 books with 39 online resources including E-books and E-Journals. It is equipped with modern technology with self-check-in and self-check-out.
  • Medical Unit: IIT Patna has a hospital running with primary basic care facilities for both employees and students. The expenses are covered under a medical insurance policy for the students. A pharmacist and an assistant are always available on a full-time basis to provide emergency first-aid and other medical services.

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IIT Patna FAQs

Ques. Is IIT Patna good? 

Ans. IIT Patna is ranked 22nd in the Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019. It is one of the leading engineering colleges in the country and offers the best in class academic record and facilities. The college has some of the finest faculty members who are all Ph.D holders in their disciplines and have considerable experience. There are several facilities available to students across the campus that enhance their academics as well as student life. These include sports facilities such as grounds, gymkhana, indoor games, etc. Accommodation is also offered with 2 boys hostels and 1 girls hostel. There is a common room, a  mess and a part of the common room is made into a gym. The girls' hostel also has a badminton court. Boys' hostel has a gymnasium on the first floor alongside the common room. IIT Patna Hospital at Bihta campus runs with the help of Ruban Memorial Hospital, Patna. It is functional with primary basic health care facilities for employees and students. Overall IIT Patna is a great Engineering college which is a great option for any eligible candidates seeking admission. 

Ques. How are placements at IIT Patna?

Ans. IIT Patna has a dedicated and active Training and Placement Cell that offers students opportunities to get placed with companies that are some of the biggest names in the industry. In the previous academic year, a total number of 158 students were placed in reputed companies like LinkedIn, Saavn, Future First, Cognum, L&T ECC, Uber, L&T Heavy Engineering, Infosys, Wipro and several more. The highest package was offered by Microsoft which offered a CTC of INR 38 LPA, this was followed by INR 33.50 LPA by DE Shaw. The average offered CTC was worth INR 13.05 LPA. Among the PSUs, ISRO and IOCL recruited students from the college as well. There were a total of 30 preplacement offers during this academic session from companies like Intel, Webstaff, Amazon, Mathworks, ezDI, TCS Research, etc. 

Ques. How to apply for admission at IIT Patna? 

Ans. Candidates seeking admission for B.Tech courses at IIT Patna are first required to register on the official website of NTA or JEE Main. Similarly, for admission to M.Tech courses, candidates must register first on the website of COAP. Candidates seeking admission to any other course at IIT Patna can visit the official website of the college where they can apply through the admission portal of the college. Here they will need to fill in the required details and finish their application process, upon which they will be registered for the courses, conditional to meeting the requirements.