IITP Central Library
The Central Library of IIT Patna is one of the advanced library in terms of its collection and services. Central Library caters to the information need of its highly demanding faculty members, students, research scholars as well as staff of the Institute, by offering a wide range of Information Technology (IT) based (and value added) services and products. The Central Library is in fast growing stage. It was started in December 2008 with approximately 1000 books and one online resource. During the short span of time the library has acquired good number of books and e-resources including e-books, e-journals and e-databases. This library is equipped with modern technology of library automation system with Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and Self Check-In and Self Check-Out (Drop Box) system using RFID technology. The Library has 15 terminals with internet facility for accessing the different e-resources subscribed by the library.
The library remains open from 8.00 AM to 10.00 PM, all seven days throughout the year. Users can avail the library facilities during opening hours. Library issues the Institute Identity Card cum Library Card with smart card facility for availing library facility. One can issue or return books at any time in the library during opening hours using the Self Check-In and Shelf Check-Out (Drop Box) system or directly to the library desk.
Store and Purchases
Welcome to the Stores & Purchase Department of Indian Institute of Technology Patna. Stores & Purchase department of IIT Patna is catering needs of all other departments. This section contains details of the NIQ / Tenders / EOI / RFPs related information for the vendors / OEM / Service Providers. IIT Patna is an institute of National Importance hence, the procedure adopted by the institute is in consonance with the wider objective to achieve excellence in all activities of the Institute i.e. academic, research and development. The related aspects of accounting, record keeping, inventory, stock verification, Asset Register, Purchase Procedure etc will need proper attention so as to make the overall stores and purchase systems efficient and transparent. In short, we always strive to purchase right quality materials at the right place, at the right time, from the right source. Emphasis will be laid on the use of office automation to achieve efficiency and responsiveness in functioning.
IIT Patna has appointed Mr Sanjay Kumar, Assistant Registrar, as Hindi Officer of the Institute. He has been assigned with the responsibility of implementation of the Official Language. Its activities includes translation of Annual Report, Annual Accounts, Audit Reports, Different Nameplates, and presentation of Degrees/Diploma in Hindi. Service Books and Health Books are printed in Hindi and English both. Hindi Diwas is celebrated on 14th September and competitions of Hindi knowledge are organised.
IIT Patna guest house is situated at residential area of Bihta campus (Block 2; 2nd and 3rd floor). This facility is developed to provide comfortable accommodation to guests visiting IIT Patna for official work, attending conference/seminar/workshop/JEE/GATE meeting etc. Accommodation is also provided to the guests of IIT staffs/faculty members and parents of IIT students. Second and third floors of the building, comprising of 22 rooms are used to run the Guest House. All rooms are equipped with AC and high-speed Wifi internet facility. Eight out of these 22 rooms are having attached toilets. These eight rooms are also equipped with TV, sofa, mirror etc. A full-fledged canteen equipped with all modern facilities is also available in the guesthouse. The full address of IIT Patna guest house is: Room no 202, Block 2, IIT Patna, Amhara, Bihta, Patna-801118.
Health care is very important for any Institute and IIT Patna is committed to provide quality services and medical care facilities to its students, staff, and faculty members. We have a dispensary in our temporary campus with a full time medical officer. IIT Patna is also tied with Mahavir Vatsalya Hospital and Sahyog Hospital for providing medical care services. The Medical Rules of the Institute, approved by the BoG IIT Patna, provides the details for attendance, treatment, and reimbursement.
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Cell, IIT Patna
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) is inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an inclusive India. The aim is to create a virtuous cycle between society and an inclusive academic system by providing knowledge and practices for emerging professions and to upgrade the capabilities of both the public and the private sectors in responding to the development needs of rural India. The current policy context urges institutions of national importance to adopt villages and develop appropriate technologies. IIT Delhi is the coordinating institute of UBA and each IIT has a UBA cell to channelize their resources. Dr. Aditya Raj, Assistant professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, is the Coordinator of UBA Cell IIT Patna. The UBA Cell of IIT Patna has formed an inter-disciplinary team of faculty members and support staff. UBA provides an opportunity to channelize our energy with measurable outcomes. We are mandated to work through the network of available units in the Institute and will also try to collaborate with various community stakeholders. For instance, the UBA Cell of IIT Patna will work hand in gloves with NSS, IIT Patna. We have identified few villages around our upcoming permanent campus and have chosen to work on select themes. We hope to develop villages around our upcoming campus as model villages and then scale it up throughout Bihar. We will be happy to receive your suggestions- if any.
IIT Patna has been doing commendable work in rural Bihar.
- UBA provides us a dream opportunity to channelize our energy with measurable outcomes.
- We will work through the network of available units in the Institute and also try to collaborate with various stakeholders.
- Last week, we had a UBA Cell meeting where we formed a core team and discussed our smart objectives.
- More rural immersion and public engineering projects.
- We are requesting all faculty members to make sure that 10-20 percent of all BTech. project should be done with focus on inclusive rural development. Similarly MTech. and PhD students should be encouraged for inclusive technology.
- We have decided to focus on few of these EEEs (Education, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Evaluation, and Empowerment) to start with deliverable outcomes.