National Institute of Technology Patna , formerly Bihar School of Engineering and Bihar College of Engineering , is a public engineering Institute located in Patna in the Indian state of Bihar . It was renamed as Nit Patna , by the government of India on 28 January 2004 .

NIT Patna functions from a 40 acres campus along Ashok Rajpath, geographically which lies on the southern bank of river Ganges .The campus lies alongside Gandhi Ghat where student usually enjoy scenic views of river Ganga and they also enjoy roaming around Ganga ghat in evening and be part of the most amazing Ganga aarti , which is a eye-catching event . Chhat Puja is also one of the most celebrated Indian festivals , which is celebrated at the ghat . The Building of NIT Patna is the most beautiful part of its infrastructure ,those reddish buildings are look like a fort .

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( As per now , Land for a new campus , a 125 acres plot , has been assigned in sikandarpur village in Bihta , around 40km from Patna )

The courses offered here are Undergraduate [ UG programs for CE, CSE , ME , ECE , EE , Architecture and Integrated M.Sc. ( this 5 year course has been closed since this year )], Postgraduate(PG), Master of Engineering ,PhD . Indian students are admitted through the Joint Entrance Exam ( JEE) , while international students are admitted through Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA).

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The campus is small but it is conversant with all the facilities like central library , computer center , student activity center(SAC) ,GYM ( separated for  girls and boys ), two college canteens , TT and Badminton court , Squash courts , cricket & Football ground withstand for 1000+ students , Medical center etc. other facilities like restaurant , saloon , malls , railway station , Airport are just a few minutes away from the campus .

 NIT Patna provides Hostel Facility for all , namely SONE , KOSI , BAGMATI , and the BRAHMAPUTRA ; for boys , and GANGA hostel for girls . There is a unique security facility for the girls on the campus gate and hostel itself . The girls have to mark their exit and entry from the hostel and main gate by signing in the register with  a fixed time, which is 8.30pm at the main gate and 9.30 pm at the hostel about which the guard aunties are very strict .

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The campus also offers excellent functional Wi-Fi connectivity to everyone .

The mess food is quite good but we all can agree that the taste of food like home can’t be found in the mess . So accept this stiff reality , and Swiggy ,Zomato is always there at your fingertips.

The college has an extremely affable environment . Seniors like another family to the juniors . They do take intro of the juniors , but that is not a thing to worry because it only strengthens our bond , and as time passes , seniors are equivalent to our friends . whenever we meet them ,they always offer treat . And the most interesting thing is , after the start of classes , you will get your Tech. senior according to your who will be your guardian . the seniors Started  this for some fun but now its like a tradition .

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There is an anti – ragging committee in college which always help the freshies if he/she is uncomfortable with any senior .

Talking about academics , this can be blindly said that professors in this college are excellent and highly qualified . They are well – experienced degree holders from various prestigious colleges like IIT, NIT , BIT and SPA etc..

Classrooms are big enough for students and the labs are also equipped with air conditioners and equipment is still in good working   condition .

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Abash Rai ( NIT Patna Batch 2k16 )scored AIR 1 in GATE 2020 in Electrical Engineering  .

The placement scenario of NITP is commendable . It has a massive list of recruiters that come for placements , which include companies like Adani power Ltd , Aditya Birla group chemical , BPCL , Bharti Infratel Ltd , Bhushan Steel Ltd , etc. The highest salary package offered in the previous session was 43 LPA by Amazon .

Other than Academics , students of this college are also excellent in sports . They have won many Gold , Silver , and Bronze medals in Inter NIT sports events , which have made this college the best option for sports enthusiasts .


The college has different clubs and societies for students like the Art and Literary club , Dance club , Robotics Club , Vista , CESC , Sankalp Ghar-Ghar Siksha ka – a unit of NSS etc. NIT Patna started up student chapters with an internationally recognized society like ASME ( American Society of Mechanical Engineers ) and SAE , especially for mechanical engineers and IEEE ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ) for ECE and EE students .

Now , Let’s talk about much awaited part of college life , it’s fest . NIT Patna organizes a big techno -cultural fest , Corona and Mélange, on the campus , which is almost a 1 week long fest . The students entirely manage this . The students from different colleges like IIT Patna , BIT Patna , NITJ Etc. take part in this fest .

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Cultural fest activities include events like face painting , singing , dancing , antakshari ,and rangoli  competitions as well as art and craft exhibitions and sports ( Gully Cricket , Intramural etc.) .

Technical Events include Robotics , circuit designing etc.

The fest also includes lectures by renowned people .

The celebrities which made this year fest best were the Trap Band , the famous singer Asees Kaur , and the youngest EDM/pop duo Zephyr tone .

This college is connected to the various tourist spot to visit and enjoy a weekend there with friends. Some beautiful Places to check out are Bodhgaya , Vaishali , Rajgir , Nalanda ,etc.

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Talking about a personal Experience , when I saw the college , I thought how would I be able to live here 4 years because For me it was the first time that I had come away from home to study . But as several days passed by , I started exploring the college , participated in programs and auditioning for clubs , and in the meantime I had a friend circle , especially my ‘spd+’  gang , and now , due to these friends and  seniors , 4 years of college life are also looking less . And I really liked this small and beautiful campus of NIT Patna .

There are also many interesting things which can only be experienced after visiting the place .

Thank your Payal Sehra for sharing your experience!!


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