Indian Institute of Technology, Patna – 2021

The Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna) is one of the youngest second-generation IITs in India established in 2008 at Bihta near Patna, Bihar, in a sprawling area of 501 acres with a serene green atmosphere on the banks of river Ganga. It was established by an act of the Indian Parliament with the view to outreach the country in engineering science & technology.

In these analyses, we are going to analyse the institute’ students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures and fee structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where IIT Patna gave its reports.

Courses Offered at IIT Patna

IIT Patna offers just 6 courses in undergraduate programmes and 9 courses in postgraduate programmes in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at IIT Patna

Students Intake
IIT Patna admitted a decent number of 361 students to UG and a modest number of 172 students to PG in 2021; In 2020, it admitted 250 students to UG and 185 students to PG. In 2019, it admitted 225 students to UG.
IIT Patna has distinguished professors in its faculty who have published many research papers in National and International Journals. It has 127 professors in its faculty and all of them are PhD holders, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:9, that is, one professor is available for every 9 students.

IIT Patna Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
In the year 2021, IIT Patna spent Rs. 22 crores as a capital expenditure, of which 32.24% spent on procuring books, journals and e-resources for library, significant amount of its funds, that is, 54.2% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 1.46% on engineering workshop, and rest of the 12.1% fund spent on creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 67 crores, and in 2019, it was around Rs. 20 crores.
Operational Expenditure
In 2021, IIT Patna spent over Rs. 78 crores as an operational expenditure, of which 49.58% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staffs, a significant amount of its funds, that is, 48.87% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and 1.55% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences and Workshops. Spending as an operational expenditure was Rs. 77 crores in 2020 and Rs. 70 crores in 2019. So, spending as an operational expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared with the last two years.

IIT Patna Research Details

As IIT Patna has a good facility and good infrastructures, it filed 12 patent applications in 2021 and got 1 and it filed 6 and 3 patent applications in 2020 and 2019, respectively, however, none was awarded either.
Sponsored Projects
IIT Patna has many distinguished professors and research scholars in its faculty, so, many big companies are willing to sponsor IIT Patna, and therefore, it received Rs. 11.9 cores through the 46 sponsored research projects from 19 companies in the year 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 8 and Rs. 9.36 crores through 48 and 82 sponsored research projects from 11 and 24 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
IIT Patna received Rs. 3.17 crores through 38 consultancy projects from 27 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 1.29 crores and Rs. 48 lakhs through 36 and 14 consultancy projects from 32 and 12 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

IIT Patna Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
As the quality of teaching and infrastructures in IIT Patna is good, the graduation outcomes are also good, because of these, in 193 students who were admitted to UG degree courses, a huge 98.96% were awarded graduations and 64.48% got placements at the top companies and 8 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 98.41% students got graduations, of whom 63.69% got placements and 7 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 93.96% students got graduations, of whom 80.65% got placements and 16 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG, 86.11% students were awarded graduations, of whom 51.19% got placements at top companies and 9 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 79.79% students were awarded graduations, of whom 41.18% got placements and 7 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 75.58% students were awarded graduations, of whom 69.05% got placements and 23 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the PhD research programme, IIT Patna admitted 484 students to research of whom 54 were awarded graduations in 2021, 40 and 15 students were awarded graduations in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median salary of UG graduation: UG graduates got Rs. 14 LPA in 2021, Rs. 10 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 10 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median salary of PG graduates: Rs. 9.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 10 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 6.7 LPA in 2019.
Companies like Goldman Sachs, Google, Sales Force, Adobe, Gojek,, Morgan Stanley, etc., are looking for graduates at IIT Patna.

Students Diversity at IIT Patna

There are 1194 students currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 88.27% are boys and 11.73% are girls; 327 students are from within the state and the remaining 867 are from outside of the state.

Facilities on IIT Patna Campus

IIT Patna has a lot of facilities that students can use. It has a separate hostel for boys and girls, Hospital, gym, free wi-fi, cafeteria, sports, lifts/rams, etc.

Campus Festivals at IIT Patna

Anwesha is the Annual Techno-Cultural festival celebrated for 3 days in January every year, where many famous bands have performed their shows since the inception of this festival.


IIT Patna is 35 kms from Patna, and the nearest railway station is Ara railway station is 28.9 kms away from the institution, which connects most of the major cities in India that lie on Delhi-Kolkata main line. Nearest airport is Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport Patna, which is 32.2 kms from this institution.

How to Get Admission at IIT Patna

Studying science and technology is the dream of most of the students, but to make that dream real, we need a good institution. When we think about a good institution, IITs come first. So, here are the procedures to get admission to IIT Patna:

For UG courses at IIT Patna: Students who passed or appeared for +2 exam can take Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and should pass the minimum cut-off mark set by JEE IIT Patna in JEE advanced exam.

For PG courses: Students who passed bachelor degree or appeared for final exam can take Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and should pass GATE to get admission to IIT Patna.

Fee Structure at IIT Patna

Students need to pay Rs. 8.55 lakhs as fees for UG courses at IIT Patna, however, the median salary is an impressive Rs. 14 LPA at a top company. It means they can get back this amount within a year, so the burden of fees can be eased.

IIT Patna Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning and Resources: IIT Patna has a good faculty and better infrastructures for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 76.49%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: IIT Patna has many distinguished professors and research scholars, so it scored 44.92%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As IIT Patna has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 63.77%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: IIT Patna has students from every section and every part of India and has admitted more students from other states, so it scored 53.22%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: IIT Patna has a good faculty, impressive infrastructures and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it is a new IIT, so it scored 28.83% in NIRF grading, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

IIT Patna got 57.38% as an overall NIRF score and Ranked at number 21.

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