IIT Patna is currently offering BTech programme in the following five disciplines:
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
- Chemical Science and Technology
Students are admitted to the BTech programme through IIT-JEE. The BTech programme consists of eight semesters spread over four academic years. For BTech students with financially weak background, Merit-cum-Means Scholarships are provided by the institute on merit.
IIT Patna has started M.Tech. programme in multi-disciplinary streams in eight specialization namely
- M.Tech. in Mechatronics
- M.Tech in Mathematics & Computing
- M.Tech. in Nano Science & Technology
- M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering
- M.Tech in Communication System Engineering
- M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
- M.Tech in Civil & Infrastructure Engineering
- M.Tech in Materials Science & Engineering
offered by School of Engineering & Technology (Department of Mechanical Engineering jointly with Department of Electrical Engineering) , School of Basic Sciences (Department of Mathematics) jointly with School of Engineering & Technology (Department of Computer Science & Engineering) & School of Basic Sciences (Department of Physics jointly with Department of Chemistry), School of Engineering & Technology (Department of Computer Science & Engineering), School of Engineering & Technology (Department of Electrical Engineering), School of Engineering & Technology (Department of Mechanical Engineering), School of Engineering & Technology (Department of Materials Science & Engineering) respectively.
The Ph.D. program in IIT Patna has started in Engineering, Science and Humanities & Social Sciences departments since July 2009. Faculty members at IIT Patna have diverse areas of research. Till date, IIT Patna has 140 research scholars that include 8 CSIR JRF awardee, 15 UGC JRF awardee, 4 DST inspire awardee, 2 TCS fellowship awardee, 1 UGC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship awardee. Students enrolled in PhD program in IIT Patna are guided to do high quality research. Relevant departments are equipped with state-of-art research equipment and have access to peer reviewed journals. Ph.D. Supervisors in IIT Patna are committed to mentor research scholars and groom them for successful careers.
IIT Patna also promotes and encourages interdisciplinary research, in which case two or more departments and centers contribute to innovative and cross-boundary research. Faculty members from various departments, centers and schools across the campus are exploring research areas that must involve extensive interaction of different traditional disciplines.
IIT Patna publishes PhD program advertisement twice a year (in the months of March-April and September-October) in internet as well as newspaper. Admission in PhD program of IIT Patna to all categories of students is granted on the basis of interview/admission test held tentatively in the month of December and May – July every year.