National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna

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 The foundation of the present-day National Institute of Technology – NIT Patna was laid in 1886 as Bihar School of Training which was later renamed as Bihar College of Engineering in 2004. The National Institute of Technology – NIT Patna is now a fully autonomous technical institute functioning directly under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). NIT Patna is one of the top engineering colleges in Bihar. The status of National Institute of Technology was given to Bihar College of Engineering as it lost its only Regional College of Engineering (REC) situated in Jamshedpur after the partition of Jharkhand from Bihar in 2000. According to the National Institutes of Technology act 2007, it has been granted the status of Institute of National Importance.

It offers 29 courses. The NIT Patna courses include UG as well as PG courses. There are 5 different levels of bachelors and master level degrees offered in NIT Patna. The degrees awarded at NIT Patna are, B.Tech, B.arch, M.Tech, M.Sc, and M.Plan. The admission for NIT Patna courses is majorly a matter of general nation-wide entrance tests such as JEE Main or GATE.

The placement record of NIT Patna is excellent with around 80% of students placed in various reputed national and international companies. The strategic location of NIT Patna makes it easily accessible from all major cities in India including Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, etc. NIT Patna is only 2 kilometers away from Patna’s Rajendra Nagar Terminal railway station. It has hostels, library, recreational and sports facilities. The institute ranked between 101 – 150 scale by NIRF. It also has accreditation by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

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Course Details

                            Available Course
Sr.No. Course Name Duration Mode Status
1 B.TECH 4 Years Regular Detail
2 B.ARCH 5 Years Regular Detail
3 M.TECH 2 Years Regular Detail
4 MSC 5 Years Regular Detail
5 M.PLAN 2 Years Regular Detail

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Admission Details

The admissions are done on the basis of ranks acquired in national level entrance tests such as JEE Main. The admission in B.Tech and B.Arch courses is done on the basis of JEE Main. Candidates need documents for admission such as JEE Main scorecard (For B.Tech and B.Arch), JEE main allotment certificate issued by JoSAA (For B.Tech and B.Arch), GATE Rank certificate (For M.Tech and M.Plan). Class X Board or similar Examination Passing Certificate. Class X or similar Mark Sheet, Class XII or similar Mark Sheet, Class XII or similar Provisional Certificate/ Original Certificate. Character Certificate (recent), SC/ST/PwD/CW/KM Certificate (in the name of the Applicant) issued by the competent authority, OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (in the name of the Applicant) issued by the competent authority, Transfer Certificate from School/ College as well as Migration Certificate from Board/ University. (For B.Tech and B.Arch) and at least two passport size self-attested photographs.

  • Admissions in the 5 years Integrated M.Sc courses are done by evaluating 10+2 or similar level examination marks in the entrance exam conducted by NIT Patna. The candidate who is looking forward to studying 5 years Integrated M.Sc course in NIT Patna must have had Science stream in 10+2 or similar level examination from any recognized central or state board of secondary education.

NIT PATNA B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • NIT Patna offers B.Tech degree in five different specializations. Candidates who are seeking admission have to clear. The final selection shall be based on the candidate 12th result & JEE score followed by the counseling.

NIT PATNA M.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have at least 60% (55% marks for SC/ST) marks in there B.E./ B.Tech.

NIT PATNA MSc Eligibility Criteria

  • The admission for Master of science is based on the JAM Entrance Exam. Candidates need to qualify the for eligible to apply M.Sc. Program in NIT Patna. Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for a written test on topics in his/her discipline.

NIT PATNA M.Plan Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have at least 60% (55% marks for SC/ST) marks in there B.E./ B.Tech.

NIT Patna B.Arch Selection Process 2019

  • The student will be allocated a college based on the choices he/she has filled in the JoSAA form. The seat allocation will be depending on the ranks scored by the candidate. Multiple rounds of counseling are conducted to grant the student admission in National Institute of Technolgy – NIT Patna in the course of B.Arch. Just selecting the preferred institute as NIT Patna does not guarantee admissions in the institute as the NITs including NIT Patna observes the high opening and closing ranks. Students can get allocated in NIT Patna B.Arch course in any of the multiple counseling rounds conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Students are requested to have patience for the process. Once the student is allocated to NIT Patna, he/she has to visit the institute with the JEE Mains institute allocation letter and other required documents of past academic records. The institute will grant a seat in B.Arch course to the student after a round of document verification by the institute and payment of prescribed admission fees. For more details in NIT Selection Process, and Counselling Process.

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Infrastructure and Facilities

  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports Complex
  • Shuttle Service
  • Labs
  • Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel
  • Canteen
  • Placement
  • Medical Facilities
  • Auditorium
  • wifi
  • Cafeteria
  • Convenience Store

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Placements Details


NIT Patna campus placements are done by some of the most reputed Indian and international tech companies. The companies visit the NIT Patna campus in their quest to find some of the best and fresh talent from across the country. More than 30 companies visit the NIT Patna for campus placements every year. There have been cases where exceptional students have been offered a package of RS. 16.85 lakh per annum. However, the average package of campus placements at NIT Patna mostly ranges around Rs. 5 lakh per annum. The rate of placements every year from NIT Patna is around 70%. Students from NIT Patna work hard all year to secure a lucrative job offer at the time of NIT Patna campus placements. The most eminent companies that come for the placements include Microsoft, Larsen and Toubro, LG, Oracle, Wipro, Infosys, Tata, Polaris, etc.

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Contact Detail

Contact Details of National Institute of Technology, Patna

    • Contact No: +91-0612-2371715
    • Email ID:
    • Website:
    • Address: Ashok Raj Path, Patna, Bihar, India- 800005

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