Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) 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
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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 Undergraduate level, M.Tech. and M.Pharm. at Postgraduate Level, and Ph.D. program at Doctoral level.
At the Undergraduate level, IIT (BHU) offers a four-year B.Tech and B.Pharm degree program to the candidates. Candidates who have secured at least 75% marks or equivalent grade in 12th from a recognized board are eligible to apply for the concerned courses. Admission to B.Tech and B.Pharm programs is done through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), while candidates willing to take admission to the Integrated B.Tech + M.Tech, Integrated M.Tech or B.Pharm + M.Pharm, need to appear for JEE Advanced 2018.
At postgraduate level, IIT Varanasi offers M.Tech and M.Pharm programs to the candidates. M.Tech course is provided under 30 different specializations and the M.Pharm program is offered under four specializations. Candidates seeking admission to the M.Tech and M.Pharm program must hold a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline with at least 60% in aggregate. Admissions to the M. Tech program will be based on the marks in GATE conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Science and Indian Institutes of Technology. For an M.Pharm program, candidates need to appear for Graduate Aptitude Pharmacy Test (GPAT).
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The Research program is provided under several specializations such as Engineering, Pharmacy, Science and Humanistic Science. The criteria to apply is Master’s in a relevant engineering discipline with minimum 60% marks from a recognized University/ Institute. Selection for the Ph.D. is done through GATE or GPAT/ DBT-JRF/ DST-INSPIRE fellowship/ NET-LS/ ICMR JRF/ CSIR/ UGC NET. Candidates will be shortlisted by the DPGC of the Department/ School concerned for the program.
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IIT (BHU) offers Merit-cum-Means scholarships to 25% 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.
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