Indian Institute of Technology Patna is one of the new IITs established by an act of parliament on August 06, 2008. It runs from its transit campus in Patliputra Colony, Patna
Patna which was known as Patliputra has been a center of knowledge since long has been attracting visitors and scholars from many parts of the world such as China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, among others. This has been a land of visionaries. Some of the historical legends from this region include Lord Gautam Buddha, Lord Mahavir, Guru Gobind Singh, the famous astronomer Aryabhata and the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
IIT Patna has three schools (1) School of Engineering consisting of the following Departments namely, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering (2) School of Basic Sciences consisting of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics Departments (3) School of Humanities consisting of Humanities & Social Science Department.
The transit campus of IIT Patna is located on the campus of Navin Government Polytechnic in Patliputra Colony Patna. The institute is approximately seven kilometers away from the Patna Junction and eight kilometers from the Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan Airport Patna. The permanent campus of the Institute is coming up at Bihta which is approximately 34 kms from Patna.
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The institute has developed modern facilities that are fully equipped with state of the art machines and technologies to run the following programs:
- B.Tech in five Departments such as Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemistry.
- M.Tech in multi-disciplinary streams in eight specializations namely (1) Mechatronics jointly offered by Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, (2) Mathematics & Computing jointly offered by Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science & Engineering, (3) Nano Science & Technology jointly offered by Departments of Physics and Chemistry, (4) Computer Science and Engineering offered by Department of Computer Science & Engineering, (5) Communication System Engineering offered by Department of Electrical Engineering, (6) Mechanical Engineering offered by Department of Mechanical Engineering, (7) Civil and Infrastructure Engineering offered by Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and (8) Materials Science and Engineeringoffered by Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
- PhD programs in all the 10 departments and 3 centers of excellence: (a) Engineering departments: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering (b) Basic Science departments: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, (c) Humanities and Social Sciences, (d) Centre for Energy and Environment, Centre for Advanced Systems Engineering and Centre for Strategic Materials