Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (or IIT Patna) will complete its 13 years of establishment in 2021. It is recognised as an institution of national importance by the MHRD, Govt of India. IIT Patna offers 6 UG and 9 PG courses in Engineering for admission. Admissions at IIT Patna are entrance based, for over 1100+ seats in total. 

Students opt for studying at IIT Patna for its 100% PhD holding faculty, 11:1 faculty student ratio, 97% placement rate and a good sponsorship funding for research. At present IIT Patna has a funding of INR 12+ crores. 

IIT Patna Admission Updates:

  • IIT Patna M.Tech Admission has started from March 24, 2021. Eligible candidates can apply till April 27, 2021.
  • JEE Main to be next conducted from March 15-18. Consequently, JEE Advanced is scheduled for July 3 for B.Tech admission. 
  • IIT Bombay conducted GATE 2021 this February. M.Tech applicants can expect the release of answer key by March 22. 
  • IIT JAM results are expected to be released by March 20 for M.Sc aspirants.
  • Counselling would begin as and when entrance exam results are released.

For admission to IIT Patna, applicants should qualify for the cutoffs that would be released for each course. In 2020, B.Tech closing and opening ranks for general category students have been illustrated through a graph:

Cutoff Graph

For more details check: IIT Patna Cutoff

IIT Patna Ranking

IIT Patna has been ranked #54 by NIRF 2020 Ranking, it has jumped up by 4 positions in comparison to 2019 ranking. More rankings have been tabulated below for reference:

Ranking Agency  Rank  Category of Rank
NIRF 2020 #54 Overall 
#26 B.Tech
QS 2020 #36 Overall 
THE 2020 #801 Overall 

Check: IIT Patna Ranking

IIT Patna Courses: Eligibility & Selection Criteria

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

Program Course Details
B.Tech Duration: 4 years | Full time
Eligibility: Class 12 pass or appeared candidates can apply. Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1992. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates.
Selection Criteria: Entrance scores + JoSAA Counselling
M.Tech Duration: 2 years | Full time
Eligibility: B.Tech / B.E. / M.Sc degree in a relevant discipline.
Selection Criteria: Entrance scores + GATE Counselling + Interview
M.Sc Duration: 2 years | Full time
Eligibility: B.Tech/ B.Sc degree in a relevant discipline.
Selection Criteria: Entrance scores + CCMN Counselling + Interview
Ph.D Duration: 4 years | Full / Part time
Eligibility: M.Tech/M.Sc/MA/M.Phil degree in relevant discipline.
Selection Criteria: Entrance scores + Interview

Check: IIT Patna Courses & Fees

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 Advanced Score, JEE Main is merely qualifying 
M.Tech GATE Score
Ph.D GATE/ UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET/ ICAR or ICMR score OR Written Test

Consequently the counselling portals would release cutoffs commonly for all IITs including for IIT Patna. Those who qualify for the cutoffs would be called for completing final admission formalities.

How to Apply?

Applications are accepted through different channels, one for entrance exam, second for counselling. They are available online open for a limited time.

  • B.Tech applicants would have to register for JoSAA separately. 
  • M.Tech applicants will have to apply through COAP to register for counselling. Check: GATE Cutoff for Top M.Tech Colleges.
  • Only PhD applications will be accepted through the IIT Patna website.

*Note: Counselling portals are not application portals, thus candidates must ensure they read all instructions before submitting any application.

Check: IIT Patna Admission

IIT Patna Placement

The placement stats for 2020 at IIT Patna are as follows for both B.Tech and M.Tech students:

Placement Factors B.Tech  M.Tech
No. of Eligible Students 124 64
No. of Students Placed 117 42
Placement Rate 94.35% 37.12%
No. of Offers 143 54
Highest CTC INR. 40 LPA INR. 59 LPA
Average CTC INR. 14.76 LPA INR. 12.71 LPA
Top Recruiter Microsoft  Rakuten

Overall 30% increase in opportunities for M.Tech students were recorded for IIT Patna Placement in 2020. In B.Tech placements saw a 13% increase in highest CTC in comparison to 2019 placements. 

Read more: IIT Patna Placement

IIT Patna Scholarships

Various scholarship and fellowship schemes are available for both UG and PG students respectively at IIT Patna to support their studies. The scholarships offered commonly for UG and PG students are as follows:

Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship:

For students belonging to the Minority Communities to pursue professional and technical courses are offered full fee reimbursement if they have family income below INR 2.50 Lakhs and scored at least 50% in the last qualifying exam.

Scholarships for Students with 40% SwD Disabilities:

Students with less than INR 2.50 Lakh family income can apply for this scholarship. Under this scholarship applicants can avail full fee reimbursement along with:

  • Maintenance Allowance of INR 1,600 p.m. for Hostellers
  • Disability Allowance: 
    • INR 4,000 p/a for Visually impaired; 
    • INR 2,000 p/a for Hearing impaired; 
    • INR 2,000 p/a for Physically disabled; 
    • INR 4,000 p/a for Intellectual disabilities; 
    • INR 2,000 p/a for all other types of disability.
  • Book Allowance: INR 1,500 p/a

Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students (UG students): 

Applicants with a family income of INR 6 Lakhs enrolled in a full time course can avail this scholarship. Here applicants will be given the following benefits:

  • Full tuition fee (non-refundable) charges.
  • Living expenses: INR 2,220 per month per student.
  • Books and stationery expenses: INR 3,000 per annum per student;
  • A latest computer/laptop of a reputed brand with accessories. And a one time assistance of INR 45,000 per student during the course.

Check: IIT Patna Scholarship


Ques. How many faculty members teach at IIT Patna?

Ans. There are over 110 faculty members across 10 departments of IIT Patna. All faculty members are PhD holders and have their areas of expertise in various fields of Engineering, Sciences & Technology. Check: IIT Patna Faculty.

Ques. Are hostel facilities available at IIT Patna?

Ans. Yes, there are 2 hostels located on campus of IIT Patna. 1 hostel is for males and the other is for females. Outstation candidates can apply for hostel facilities by filling an application form. Read more: IIT Patna Hostel.

Ques. Does IIT Patna offer admission on merit basis to students?

Ans. IIT Patna does not offer admission on merit basis for any course. But there are some exceptions in terms of appearing for entrance exams for PG courses if students are IIT graduates with an 8.0 pointer on 10 point scale.

Ques. Can I apply for admission to IIT Patna if I am from Delhi?

Ans. Admission at IIT Patna is not just for Bihar state students. All those applicants who qualify for the IIT Patna cutoffs are eligible to take admission in any course even if they are from Delhi or Mumbai or Hyderabad.

Ques. Which Engineering Department of IIT Patna is famous?

Ans. The Department of Computer Science & Engineering of IIT Patna is very famous. This is because its cutoffs for admission are high, placements are 3 times better in comparison to other departments and most students opt for CSE at UG and PG levels.

Ques. I am an international student, can I apply for B.Tech at IIT Patna?

Ans. No, international students can apply for only M.Tech and PhD at IIT Patna. They cannot apply for any other courses offered at IIT Patna. In 2019, there were absolutely no international enrollments.