National Institute of Technology, Patna – 2021

National Institute of Technology Patna (NIT Patna) was initially started as Bihar College of Engineering Patna in 1886 in Patna Bihar with the establishment of a leader survey training school that eventually transformed into Bihar College of Engineering Patna in 1924. This made this institute the 6th Oldest Engineering Institute of India. The graduate-level curriculum was later elevated to the postgraduate level in 1978. In 2004, the Bihar College of Engineering was elevated as the National Institute of Technology Patna. Besides this, it was declared as an Institute of National Importance in 2007 and has been granted a fully Autonomous Status by MHRD, Government of India. The Institute has also been declared as a Centre of Excellence to impart high-level education training, research, and development in science, engineering technology, and humanities.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where NIT Patna gave its reports.

Courses Offered at NIT Patna

NIT Patna offers just 6 courses in undergraduate programs and a modest number of 22 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at NIT Patna

Students Intake
NIT Patna admitted 646 students in 2021, 550 students in 2020, and 489 students in 2019 at UG programs, and it admitted 351 students in 2021 and 288 students in 2020 at PG programs.
NIT Patna has 162 distinguished professors at its faculty, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:16, that is, one professor is available for every 16 students.

NIT Patna Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
NIT Patna spent Rs. 8.7 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which a modest 26.98% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a whopping 58.77% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, merely 0.34% spent on engineering workshops, and a decent 13.91% of its fund spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 11.7 crores and it was around Rs. 14 crores in 2019.
Operational Expenditure
NIT Patna spent over Rs. 85 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a considerable 59.31% of its funds spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a decent 39.14% of its funds spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 1.55% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as an operational expenditure was Rs. 75 crores in 2020 and Rs. 51 crores in 2019. The spending as operational expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years

NIT Patna Research Details

Sponsored Projects
As NIT Patna has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 11 crores through the 79 sponsored research projects from 17 companies in the year 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 5.8 and Rs. 7.4 crores through 61 and 44 sponsored research projects from 14 and 9 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
NIT Patna received Rs. 6.8 crores through 1225 consultancy projects from 279 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 5.3 and 4 crores through 906 and 755 consultancy projects from 200 and 89 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

NIT Patna Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At NIT Patna, 514 students have been admitted to UG degree courses and 85.21% of them graduated, of whom 98.83% got placements at top companies and 10 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 88.58% of students graduated, of whom 98.59% got placements and 48 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 83.76% of students graduated, of whom 84.01% got placements and 35 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG programs, 80.33% of students graduated, of whom 18.84% got placements at top companies and 58 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 76.19% of students graduated, of whom 1.55% got placements, and 47 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 69.92% of students graduated, of whom 16.42% got placements and 45 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, NIT Patna admitted 648 students to research studies: 32 students graduated in 2021, and 30 and 10 students graduated in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 6.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 6 LPA in 2020, and also in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 3.6 LPA in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.
The top recruiters of the NIT Patna are IBM, Amazon, Deloitte, Microsoft, TCS, ABB Ltd. Accenture, Adani, Aditya Birla, Afcons, AMW, Bharti Infratel, Bhushan Steel Ltd, Capgemini, Compro Technology, Denso, ERA Group, Hero Motors, HDFC, HCL, HDFC, Hindalco, Indian Army, etc.

Students Diversity at NIT Patna

At NIT Patna, a considerable number of 2611 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 85.33% are boys and 14.67% are girls, 1448 students are from within the state, a considerable number of 1158 students are from outside of the state, and remaining 5 students are from foreign countries.

Facilities on NIT Patna Campus

NIT Patna has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, hospitals, labs, libraries, cafeterias, sports, a gym, a computer center, women’s cell, security, banking, scholarship, lifts/ramps, etc.

Annual Festivals at NIT Patna

Corona The annual technical fest of NIT and one of the biggest technical fests in the country where 150 institutes from across the country participate at this event making it the largest technical fest of Bihar and Jharkhand. Aimed at providing a platform to showcase the best and the latest innovations in the world of technology, various events such as robotics, circuit designing, programming, presentations, etc., give the students to showcase their talent and their practical skills to use. The event is nurtured by a plethora of lectures by some of the renewed scientists and engineers. Besides this, Edifice is another technical fest where students are invited to participate in tech competitions like designing buildings, etc., and winners are awarded cash prizes.

Apart from technical fests, a cultural event, Melange, is organized to bring out the hidden talent of the students. Moreover, social services such as Kartavya and Sankalp are organized to help underprivileged people.


NIT Patna is in Patna, the capital city of Bihar which has a good transport system, so commuting through this city is easy. Patna Junction Railway Station is at a distance of 5.7 km away and Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport is at a distance of around 11.2 km away from the institution are available to reach this institution. Therefore, students from India and the world can commute to this institution.

How to Get Admission at NIT Patna

For UG courses at NIT Patna: Students who passed or appeared for the +2 exam can take Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and should get the minimum cut-off mark/rank required at this institution.

For PG courses: Students who have passed a bachelor’s degree or appeared for the final exam can take the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and should get valid GATE scores to get admission to this institution.

Fee Structure at NIT Patna

Students need to pay Rs. 5.69 lakhs as fees for UG courses at NIT Patna, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 6.5 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year.

NIT Patna Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: NIT Patna has a good faculty and impressive infrastructure for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 54.45%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: NIT Patna has many distinguished professors and research scholars and it got patents for some innovative technologies, however, it scored 24.3%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As NIT Patna has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 61.87%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.

Outreach and Inclusivity: NIT Patna has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, so it scored 50.77%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: NIT Patna has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, so it scored 9.87%, which is accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

NIT Patna got 42.06% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 72.

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