National Institute of Technology (NIT) Patna is ranked at 134th in the Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019, making it one of the leading technical institutes in India. The institute started as a Bihar College of Engineering. But in 2004 the university was renamed to NIT Patna under the National Institute of Technology Act 2007 and was also declared as an Institute of National Importance. The college currently has a student strength of 2,805 including male and female students, as well as a highly qualified faculty of 147 members with a majority of Ph.D. holders. 

NIT Patna offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programs in Engineering, Science, Humanities and 11 other departments. Admission is done based on entrance examinations such as JEE Mains, GATE, CAT and NET. The institute also offers healthcare, sports and other facilities to students. NIT Patna has had a great placement record with nearly 420 students from the 4-year undergraduate program getting placed last year, with an average annual CTC of INR 6 LPA. Recruiters included  Hero Motocorp Ltd., Indian Air Force, Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Oil, L&T Powai, Maruti Suzuki to name a few. 

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NIT Patna Highlights

Established | Type  1886 | Autonomous
Recognized By UGC, AICTE
Campus  125 acres
Official Website http://www.nitp.ac.in/
Popular Courses  UG, PG and Ph.D.
Entrance Test JEE, GATE
Application Mode Online

NIT Patna Ranking

National Institute of Technology Patna has been ranked by various recognized ranking platforms for its performance in the Engineering category among other institutes: 

  • Ranked 134th in Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 38th in Engineering category by The Week Ranking 2019 

NIT Patna Courses

National Institute of Technology Patna provides students with some of the most popular chosen higher studies choices. These include undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programs in various specializations: 

Program Specialization Eligibility Tuition Fee (per annum)
B.Tech Civil Engineering 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination. INR 1,65,700
Electronics and Communication Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
B.Arch - 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination. INR 1,65,700
M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

Final year student or graduate of Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering or Master's degree (or equivalent) in relevant discipline.

INR 1,09,200
Mechanical Engineering 
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
M.Sc Physics Undergraduate level (minimum 50%) with the related subject as a primary subject in a B.Sc. degree from any recognized university in the country -
Chemistry
Mathematics
Ph.D Engineering 

Masters degree or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline with at least 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized institute or university.

INR 56,300
Science / Management
Humanities and Social Sciences

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NIT Patna Admission

>Admission in NIT Patna is based on the entrance exam. For different courses, scores of their respective entrance exams are accepted. Given below are the list of courses along with the selection criteria:

Program Selection Criteria 
B.Tech JEE Main and JoSAA
M.Tech GATE 
M.Sc Centralized Counseling
Ph.D CSIR or CBSE NET/JRF

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NIT Patna Cutoff

Mentioned below is the JEE Mains cutoff for admission to the B.Tech program at NIT Patna: 

Course Other State Home State
Computer Science and Engineering 6597-11493 5403-14519
Electronics and Communication Engineering 12754-16582 15402-19320
Electrical Engineering 16789-19078 17837-23444
Mechanical Engineering 17805-20723 19310-24161

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NIT Patna Placements

National Institute of Technology Patna is well known for its placement record because of its highly dedicated and efficient placement cell. The Training and Placement Cell of NIT Patna is committed to getting students placed at reputed companies and esteemed organizations in India and abroad. In the academic year 2018-2019, NIT Patna saw a successful placement season with 419 students from the undergraduate 4-year program getting placed across various sectors in the industry at prestigious organizations and reputed companies. The median annual CTC was INR 6 LPA.

Previous recruiters at NIT Patna have been some of the biggest tech giants in the industry. These include Accenture, Aditya Birla Group,  Adani Power Ltd, Ahmadabad, Bharat Petroleum, BSEB, Capgemini, Engineers India Ltd(EIL), Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co., HCL, Hero Motocorp Ltd., Indian Air Force, Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Oil, L&T Powai, Maruti Suzuki, Polaris Financial Technology Ltd. and many more. 

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NIT Patna Faculty

National Institute of Technology Patna has a large and diverse faculty of 147 members, out of which 136 are Ph.D. holders in their respective fields. The faculty at NIT Patna is highly qualified and have attended some of the most reputed universities in India and abroad. All members are very interactive and cooperative with the students, and always stay available to students even outside of the classroom or lectures. The faculty at NIT Patna includes the Dean, professors, assistant professors, associate professors and other members. 

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NIT Patna Facilities

Being one of the leading technical institutes in the country, NIT Patna offers its students several provisions and facilities to its students on campus. Some of these are as follows:

  • Hostel: There are 3 boys hostels and 2 girls hostels that offer comfortable accommodation to residing students. All necessary facilities for recreation, food and internet are available. 
  • Sports: The institute has several sports grounds and courts for football, cricket, hockey, basketball, volleyball, badminton and lawn tennis separately. 
  • Health Care: The institute has a dedicated health center with qualified staff and medical facilities required by students, staff and faculty. 
  • Other: The other facilities provided to students on campus include a branch and ATM of Allahabad Bank, a shopping center, library with over 75,000 books in print and a gymkhana. 

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NIT Patna FAQs

Ques. How good is NIT Patna? Is it comparable with better NITs and good private institutes like Thapar?

Ans. National Institute of Technology Patna is ranked at 134th in the Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019, making it one of India’s prime engineering colleges. The institute offers several courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. The college has a very qualified and accomplished faculty of about 150 members who are very experienced and hold expertise in their fields. The college offers several facilities such as health care, sports grounds for playing cricket and football. A Tennis court, Basketball court and Badminton court are also present. Several other sports such as Table Tennis, Athletics, Volleyball are also available for students. The separate hostel provisions feature uninterrupted water and electricity supply. Hostels have got separate wi-fi connections for providing internet facilities to students 24x7. Newspapers and magazines are put up in the common rooms. The institute also has a well-stocked library with over 75,000 books. 

Ques. How are the placements at NIT Patna?

Ans. NIT Patna has a dedicated Training and Placement cell that assists students in becoming professionally trained and receiving placement opportunities from all over the country and abroad. In the academic session of 2018-2019, nearly 420 students from the 4-year undergraduate programs were recruited by some of the most reputed companies. NIT Patna recruiters include esteemed organizations and tech giants such as  Indian Oil, Accenture, Aditya Birla Group,  Adani Power Ltd, Ahmadabad, Bharat Petroleum, BSEB, Capgemini, Engineers India Ltd(EIL), Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co., HCL, Hero Motocorp Ltd., Indian Air Force, Indian Army, Indian Navy, L&T Powai, Maruti Suzuki, Polaris Financial Technology Ltd. and several others. The median salary was an annual CTC of INR 6 LPA.

Ques. How to apply for admission at NIT Patna?

Ans. The application forms must be submitted online through the official website of the institute. Click on the online application form, register and Login. Fill all the information in Block Letters. Select Fee waiver category based on Income certificate. Select the Hostel Accommodation (if necessary). Proceed to fill the application form with Personal details such as Academic qualifications. Then upload the necessary documents and proceed to submit the form and pay the application fee. The application fee is INR. 1000 (INR. 500/- for SC/ST candidates)