National Institute of Technology Patna is the
18th National Institute of Technology created by the Ministry of H.R.D.
Government of India after rechristening the erstwhile Bihar College of
Engineering Patna on 28. 01. 2004. NIT Patna marked its humble beginning in
1886 with the establishment of pleaders survey training school which was
subsequently promoted of Bihar College of Engineering Patna in 1924. This
made this institute the 6th Oldest Engineering Institute of India. The
graduate level curriculum was later elevated to the post graduate level in
1978. The institute is situated on the south bank of holy river Ganges
behind Gandhi Ghat, one of the most important and reverential place of Patna.
The Gandhi Ghat is associated with the immersion of ashes of father of the
Nation Mahatma Gandhi in the river Ganges. The campus has a picturesque
river view with historic building presenting a spectacle of architectural
delight and natural beauty.
National Institute of Technology Patna has
been declared as an Institute of National Importance and has been granted a
fully Autonomous Status by MHRD, Government of India. The Institute has also
been declared as a Centre of Excellence of impart high level education
training , research and development in science, engineering technology and
humanities. It is imparting high quality education & values at UG (B.Tech),
PG (M.Tech) & Ph .D programmes through its experienced faculty well versed
in their respective field of engineering an technology with well equipped
laboratories . At present the Institute has seven disciplines viz.
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Compute Science & Engg., Electrical Engg.,
Electronics & Communication Engg., Information Technology and Mechanical
Engg., and well established departments of physics, Mathematics and
Humanities and Social Science.
National Institute of Technology Patna aims at
setting out very high education standards and holds long record of academic
excellence. The pedagogical aspects have been formulated to suit not only
the needs of the contemporary industrial requirements but also to develop
human potential to its fullest extent in a range of professions. Extra
curricular activities are planed through games and sports, cultural
programmes and NSS activities. Cultural activities provide a platform to
know about the culture of various states and regions of the country and
opportunity for national integration.
Ever since its rechristening, NIT Patna has
been on the fast track of development and has undergone numerous facelifts
because of which placement records have witnessed unprecedented growth and
is touching new heights as the graph of placement is increasing remarkably.