IIT Patna was established in 2008 by an act of parliament and is one of the 15 IITs in India. Admission to the undergraduate program is through the Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE). The institute operates from its transit campus in Patliputra Colony, Patna and offers undergraduate and doctorate courses. The IITP logo symbolizes technology, science and education, and reflects the connection to Buddhism and Sanskrit culture. The institute is located near Polytechnic More and is 7 km from Patna Junction and 8 km from Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan Airport Patna. Taxis and auto rickshaws are the common transportation options, with typical fares of Rs 300-350 from the airport and Rs 70-80 from the railway station. Shared autos are also available for a cheaper fare.
Schools and Departments / Faculties
School of Engineering
School of Sciences
School of Humanities and Social Science
IIT Patna is a well-equipped institute with advanced classrooms, hostels, central library, computer center, research and computer labs, training and placement facilities, recreational facilities, medical facilities, and a 24-hour security system. The library has over 6000 books and access to 25 online e-resources. The computer center has a high-speed internet connection, and the institute has a number of research projects and facilities for students to visit industries and foreign universities for internships. The campus has recreational facilities for sports, and there are several co-curricular activities such as music classes, literary club, environmental club, robotics club, and cultural and annual fests. The institute provides 24-hour medical facilities and ambulance services, and the campus and hostels have 24-hour security.