National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna  Patna, Bihar

 ESTD 1886
 Public College
  AICTE, COA Approved

National Institute of Technology (NIT) , Patna

Sheeza Khan

Latest Updates on NIT Patna

  1. The CAT Exam has recently concluded on 26th November 2023 and students might want an overview of the exam and in order to do the same they can follow these links: CAT Exam analysis, CAT result, CAT Cutoff, CAT score vs Percentile, and CAT Percentile Predictor. 
  2. CAT exam 2023 is scheduled for Nov 26, 2023. Registered candidates can download the admit card from the IIMCAT website.
  3. GATE 2024 exam will be conducted on Feb 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2024. aims to conduct BTech admissions which are based on JEE Main score 2024 and will be followed by JoSAA Counselling. NTA has released the JEE Main 2024 Session 1 and Session 2 Exam dates.
  4. JEE Main 2024 Session 1 will be conducted on January 24, 2024, and February 1, 2024, as per the notice of NITP. The session 2 exams for the Admissions to NIT will be conducted on April 1, 2024, and April 15, 2024. NITP BTech CSE Cutoff 2023 remained 6670 - 13964 for the General Category. 

About NIT Patna 

NIT Patna also known as an autonomous institute which was established in the year 1886 by an act of parliament. NITP was formerly known as Bihar School of Engineering or Bihar College of Engineering and was renamed as NIT Patna by the Government of India on 28th January 2004. 

The institute is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, and offers Undergraduate, Post Graduate, and Research programs in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, and Science and technology.

NITP has been ranked 72 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2021) in the best engineering colleges in India category.  The program, B. Tech CSE, offered by NIT Patna is one of the most sought-after courses for NIT Patna Admission. For admission, candidates must qualify JEE Main Exam and the cutoff for admission to NIT Patna is around 2521.

The institute is honored to receive the 100% placement record in its last session with a maximum number of placements in the department of B. Tech CSE. The highest salary package from NIT offered reached up to INR 43.17 LPA.

NIT Patna Important Dates

NIT Patna important dates for BTech events for admissions to NITP:

BTech Events

Display of CSAB Special Round-I Seat Allotment ResultAugust 08, 2023
Exercise seat options and Online ReportingAugust 08 - August 11, 2023
Display of CSAB Special Round-II Seat Allotment ResultAugust 13, 2023
Online ReportingAugust 13 - August 15, 2023
Release of JEE Main Notification 2024November 2023
JEE Mains 2024 exam date session 1January 24 to February 1, 2024
NTA JEE Mains 2024 Exam Date April sessionApril 1 to 15, 2024

NIT Patna Important dates for MTech Events admissions to NITP

MTech Events

GATE Online Application Process Opens August 30, 2023
GATE Closing Date of REGULAR online registration/ application process (Without Late Fee)September 29, 2023
GATE Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application process (With Late Fee)October 13, 2023
Modifications in GATE 2024 ApplicationNovember 07 - November 11, 2023
Availability of GATE Admit cards for downloadJanuary 03, 2024
GATE 2024 ExaminationsFebruary 3,4,10 & 11, 2024

MSc Events

IIT JAM Registration WindowSeptember 05 - October 13, 2023
IIT JAM Exam DateFebruary 11, 2024

NIT Patna Highlights





National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Patna



Established in


Approved and Recognized by


Courses Offered

Undergraduate – B. Tech, B. Arch

Postgraduate – M. Tech, MURP, M. Sc

Highest Salary Package

INR 43.17 LPA

Top Recruiters

Goldman Sachs, Wunderman Thompson, United Healthcare, Intel, Capgemini, Cognizant, Adobe, Samsung, Tata Power, PhonePe, etc.

Official Website

NITP Rankings 2023

In terms of overall ranking, NITP has seen changes in its position over the years. In 2020, it was ranked 151 out of 200 colleges in India according to NIRF. In 2022, it improved to 101 out of 200. However, the NITP Architecture program had a lower ranking in 2022, being 30th out of 30 colleges in India. 

In 2023, NITP showed improvement, being ranked 23rd out of 30 colleges according to IIRF. Additionally, for the specific fields, in 2023, the Architecture program of NIT was ranked 19th by NIRF, while its Engineering program was ranked 41st. The list here below mentions the rankings of NITP in several categories:

  • NITP is Ranked 72 by NIRF Ranking 2021 in Engineering category
  • NITP is Ranked 151-200 in the NIRF Overall Rankings 2020
  • NITP is Ranked 92 by NIRF Ranking 2020 in Engineering category
  • NITP is Ranked 38 by The Week Top Engineering Colleges India in 2019.

NITP Admission Process

Here are the admission stages for NIT Patna and the important steps for completing the same:

Admission Stages


Application startsApply for JEE Main
JEE MainsCandidates having a valid JEE Main score should appear for counseling
Final Admission OfferAccept the seat

NITP M. Tech Cutoff 2021

The M. Tech 2021 of NIT Patna and the Cutoff 2021 for the institute have been released for various specializations offered by NITP. Below mentioned are the various specializations offered under M. Tech along with the cutoff marks of NITP:


OP and CR

Master of Architecture


Master of Urban and Regional Planning


Computer Networks


Control Systems Engineering


Communication System


Design Engineering


Environmental Engineering


Geotechnical Engineering


Information Security


Power System Engineering


Production Engineering


Structural Engineering


Transportation Engineering


Thermal Engineering


Microelectronics and VLSI System Design


Water Resources Engineering


NITP B. Tech Cutoff 2021


OP and CR



Civil Engineering


Computer Science and Engineering


Electrical Engineering


Electronics and Communication Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


NITP Courses

NITP Courses offer programs at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate level. NITP offers B. Tech, B. Arch at the undergraduate and M. Tech, Integrated M. Sc at the postgraduate level. NITP also offers Ph. D. program at the doctorate level.



Admission Criteria

B. Tech

Pass in 12th class with PCM securing at least 75% marks in aggregate from a recognized board

A valid score in JEE Main Exam

B. Arch

Pass in 12th class from a recognized institute

A valid score in NATA Exam

Integrated M. Sc

Pass in 12th class exam along with a valid score in JEE Main Exam

JEE Main Exam + JoSAA Counselling

M. Tech

Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field from a recognized university

A valid score in GATE Exam

M. Plan

Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field securing at least 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized institute

A valid score in NIMCET Exam

Ph. D.

Master’s degree in the relevant field from a recognized university

GD + PI conducted by the institute


NIT Patna Departments

The NIT Patna has below mentioned academic departments:

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

NIT Patna Admission

Admissions to Undergraduate engineering programs of NITP are provided based on candidates’ performance in the entrance examinations conducted for respective courses offered by NIT Patna:

  • Admission to B. Tech to the college requires a valid score in the JEE Main Exam.
  • Admission to B. Arch to NIT Patna is done based on candidates’ performance in the NATA Exam.
  • Admission to M. Plan to the college is done on candidates’ performance in the NIMCET Exam.
  • Admission to Integrated M. Sc to NIT Patna is done on candidates’ performance in JEE Main Exam + JoSAA Counselling
  • Admissions to M. Tech to the institute is provided based on GATE score.

NIT Patna BTech Admission Process

NIT Patna is offering a 4 year long B.Tech program under 6 different specializations via regular mode. NITP is charging a total fee of INR 5.7 Lakhs for its B.Tech program.

NIT Patna B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The students who need to seek admission to the B.Tech program of NIT Patna are required to pass their 10+2 with physics, chemistry, mathematics and English as mandatory subjects.
  • The students need to secure almost 60% or 6.5 CGPA in aggregate. 
  • The students will be needed to look up the B.Tech Selection Criteria of NIT Patna
  • The students then are selected on the basis of rank secured by them in JEE Main as per the rules of the college.
  • The students will have the seat allotment of NITP done on the basis of his/her performance in JoSAA counseling process and previous academic records and other factors.

NIT Patna Campus

NIT Patna campus is spanning around 39 acres (16 hectares) and is said to be situated along Ashok Rajpath. NITP offers a very unique geographical advantage as the college is located near the confluence of the Ganges and Gandak rivers.

Adjacent to NIT Patna is the picturesque Gandhi Ghat, providing all the students with the opportunity to enjoy all the stunning views of the Ganges. Furthermore, there are plans for expansion with a new 125-acre (51 ha) campus in Bihta. 

While the main campus of this NIT moves to Bihta, some management courses will still be available at the existing Ashok Rajpath campus. This development reflects the commitment of NITP to growth and development, ensuring a seamless transition for the students of NIT Patna as it embraces a larger, more modern campus of NITP while preserving its existing presence.

NIT Patna Placement Details

NIT Patna has a separate and dedicated Training & Placement cell that caters to students’ requirements of their dream job. Some of the major recruiters who have visited the college campus are Adobe, Oracle, Amazon, Alstom, Cognizant, Jio, etc.

As per the Placement data of 2020 for NIT Placements, the highest package offered by NIT Patna at the institute has reached up to INR 43.17 LPA and there were almost 442 job offers witnessed. The engineering department has never failed to attract lucrative offers.

Below mentioned are the Placement Statistics of Batch 2021 for NITP:

Highest Placement Package

Average Placement Package

INR 43.17 LPA


NIT Patna MURP Admissions 2024

NITP is offering a 2-year MURP (Master of Urban and Regional Planning) program with a total fee of around INR 1.7 Lakhs. In order to be eligible for this program of NIT, candidates need to have a B.Arch degree and must have attained a minimum of 60% or a CGPA of 6.5 during their undergraduate studies.

As per NIT Patna, the selection process for the MURP program will be based on the candidates’ GATE Exam rankings. Then the seat allocation as per the NIT Patna will take place following the successful completion of the CCMT counseling process, considering factors like previous academic records and seat availability as per the brochure of the college

NIT Patna Department-wise Average Package

Here is a table of all the departments of NITP mentioning the average packages for each and every department. As per the report of placements of NITP


Average Package in INR LPA

Computer Science


Electronics and Communication












NIT Patna Total Jobs Offered

Here are the total registered students and Total Jobs Offered (Department-wise) as per the placements report of NITP:


Total No. of Registered Eligible Students

Total No. of Jobs Offered










Electronics and Communication



Computer Science



Information Technology















NIT Patna Scholarships

NIT Patna students can opt for various scholarship options which is given based on merit-cum-means. NIT Patna Scholarships can be obtained on the official website of the NITP

The scholarships are offered by various state governments, PSUs and other organizations for students of undergraduate and postgraduate level programs. Ph. D. students are qualified for a scholarship under TEQIP-III for the duration of the course as per the brochure of the institute.

NIT Patna is offering concessions to its UG & PG students on the basis of grade scores. However, the reservation of seats as per the NITP is as follows:

  • 15% of seats are reserved for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates as per the brochure of the college
  • 3% of seats are reserved for PH candidates as per the brochure of NIT Patna. 
  • 27% of seats are reserved for OBC candidates as per the brochure of the college.

The hostel charges of NITP are not included in the scholarship awards/stipends. NITP generally covers the tuition fee and other academic expenses of the institute. A 1st-year student of the B.Tech program from NITP can avail the facility of scholarships at NITP on the basis of their rank in the JEE Main entrance exam and 10+2 academic performance. 

NIT Patna Campus

Patna’s NIT operates from a campus of 40 acres in the area along Ashok Rajpath, which lies in the southern bank of the river Ganges exactly opposite the point of its confluence with river Gandak. The campus of NITP lies alongside Gandhi Ghat.

NIT Patna Facilities

Here are the facilities of NIT Patna:

  • Central Library
  • Computer Centre
  • Student Activity Centre (SAC)
  • Gymnasium (separate for boys and girls)
  • College Canteens (Govt Canteen, Nescafe Canteen)
  • Table Tennis and Badminton court with Synthetic International flooring
  • Squash Courts
  • Medical Centre
  • Cricket / Football Ground with stands for 1000+ students

NIT Patna Notable Alumni

 The NIT Patna Alumni are mentioned here:

  • Bindeshwari Dubey, Former Chief Minister of Bihar
  • Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar
  • Ratan Kumar Sinha, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India (AEC); Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
  • PA Sangma, Former Chief minister of Meghalaya
  • Bhubaneswar Behera, An Engineer, Writer and a Scholar from Odisha
  • Manas Bihari Verma, Indian Aeronautical Scientist

NIT Patna Fests

The two fests hosted by NIT Patna are the cultural fest Melange and technical fest Corona. Both the fests of the college are celebrated together occurring every year in January. This event is entirely managed by students and students from several colleges across the country are invited to participate.

  • The activities in cultural fest of NIT Patna include face painting, singing, dancing, antakshari, and rangoli along with arts and craft exhibitions and sports.
  • The technical sport Corona of NIT Patna includes activities such as robotics, circuit designing, programming, and presentation competitions and workshops.

NIT Patna Ranking Comparison

Here is the ranking comparison of NITP for over the years:

  • NIT Patna has been ranked for the year 2022 stands at 54
  • The college has been ranked for the year 2021 stands at 62
  • The college has been ranked for the year 2020 stands at 67
  • NITP Ranking for the year 2019 stands at 72
  • NIT Patna Ranking for the year 2018 stands at 77

Here are the parameters and their respective scores for Patna’s NIT

  • Teaching Learning and Resources (PLR) of the college 61.49 out of 100
  • Research and Professional Practices (RP) of NITP 39.77 out of 100
  • Graduation Outcomes (GO) of NIT Patna 70.28 out of 100
  • Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) of 52.28 out of 100
  • Perception of the college 4.87 out of 100.

NIT Patna Ranking: Different Categories

Here is the ranking for NIT Patna for the year 2023 for different categories:

Overall Category

Rank 2023







NIT Patna Student Reviews

NIT Patna Course curriculum is very good as per the students and all the aspects which are required for any specific field can be found in the curriculum. Placement of NITP though as per the student reviews is increasing day by day.

The college and its students of the 2018 batch have bagged very good placements as per the report of NITP and our senior got a 1.6 crore package in Facebook, one senior got 1.08 crore in Amazon and one 30 LPA in Google.

The faculty of NITP is one of the best and most well-qualified & highly experienced many professors are doing their research in their areas.
The hostel facility of NITP is very good . The rooms of NITP have to be shared by 3 students there are around 7 bus hostels and 1 girls hostel.

There are lots of clubs in NITP like ISIE, saptak(for music), drama club, photography club, NSS, e-cell, coding club, and many more all these clubs allow students to explore themselves in all fields.

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