Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi (abbreviated IIT BHU) is a public engineering institution located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Founded in 1919 as the Banaras Engineering College, it became the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 1968. IIT BHU Varanasi has 14 departments and three inter-disciplinary schools. Admission to IIT BHU is entirely based on the ranks obtained in JEE Advanced, GATE or GPAT. IIT BHU has collaborated with University of Cambridge (UK), University of Oxford (UK), University of Sheffield (UK). It provides Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programs in Engineering and Pharmacy.

Latest Updates: 

  • IIT BHU is now inviting application for admission to Ph.D Program. The last date for online submission of the application form is November 16, 2020

IIT BHU Important Dates



Opening of admission portal for Online submission of Application Form for Ph.D

November 02, 2020

Last Date for submission of Ph.D Application form

November 16, 2020

Date of Interview November 30 to December 03, 2020

Announcement of List of Candidates Offered Admission including Wait List

December 10, 2020

Last date for online submission of Admission Fee

December 12, 2020

Last date for 1st withdrawal from Admission/Waitlist activation December 15, 2020
Last date for 2nd withdrawal from Admission/2nd Waitlist activation December 19, 2020

IIT BHU Highlights

Official Website
Type of Programs UG, PG, and Ph.D.
Entrance Exam JEE Main, GATE, GPAT
Application Mode Online

IIT BHU Courses

IIT BHU has 17 academic units, including 10 Engineering Departments, 3 Science Departments, 3 Interdisciplinary Schools, and 1 Humanities and Social Sciences Section. The Courses offered by IIT BHU are B.Tech., B.Pharm., and Integrated B.Tech. program at the Undergraduate level, M.Tech. and M.Pharm. at Postgraduate Level, and Ph.D. program at Doctoral level.

Course Name Specializations Eligibility
B.Tech Electrical Engineering  Intermediate Graduate with 75% marks or above OR a position in the top 20 percentile in 10+2 from a recognized board
Civil Engg.
Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Mining Engg.
Electrical Engineering
M.Tech Chemical Engineering B.Tech/B.E. in a relevant discipline with 55% marks or above
Structural Engg.
Geotechnical Engineering
Industrial Management
Microwave Engineering
Mine Planning
Transportation Engineering
M.Pharm Pharmacology B.Pharm or an equivalent degree in Pharmacy
B.Tech + M.Tech Computer Science Engg. Intermediate Graduate with 75% marks or above OR a position in the top 20 percentile in 10+2 from a recognized board
Biochemical Engineering
Ceramic Engg.
Material Science Engineering
Mining Engg.
Ph.D. In all disciplines Master’s degree in relevant discipline 

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IIT BHU Admissions

The admission to the institute is done through national level examinations such as JEE Advanced for UG courses and GATE for PG courses. To take admission in Ph.D., the candidate must be qualified in UGC NET/ CSIR NET. 

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IIT BHU Ranking

Body Rank Year
NIRF 11  2019
NIRF 28th (Overall) 2019
The Week 9th among engineering colleges in India 2017

IIT BHU Scholarship

IIT BHU offers Merit-cum-Means scholarships to 25% of undergraduate students. Besides, there are several endowment scholarships offered by the Institute. All the students (non-sponsored) admitted to M.Tech./ M.Pharm. programs are provided financial Assistance equivalent to the Junior Research Fellowships.

International Scholarship

  • Rhodes Scholarships
  • Chinese Govt. Scholarship
  • Korean Govt. Scholarship
  • Japanese Government Scholarship for Research Scholars

B.Tech/ B.Pharm/ IDD and IMD

  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
  • Top Class education scheme for SC students
  • National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students - Scholarship (Formally Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST Students)
  • State Scholarships
  • Endowment Scholarships

IIT BHU Placement

The training and placement cell of the Institute several activities such as pre-placement talks, expert talks, mock interviews, seminars and more. IIT BHU is known for the best placement offers on campus. Some of the frequent recruiters of the Institute include Samsung, Deutsche Bank, Google, Oracle, Bajaj, HSBC Bank, J.P. Morgan, Amazon and more. 

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