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Established January 28, 2004
Type Institute of National Importance
Location Patna, Bihar, India
Campus South bank of river Ganges behind Gandhi Ghat, 8 km from the Patna junction railway station and is 20 km from the Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport, Patna
Website http://www.nitp.ac.in

The National Institute of Technology Patna is the eighteenth such institute, created by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India on January 28, 2004. Its origin can be traced way back to 1886 with establishment of a Survey Training School and Subsequent elevation to Bihar School of Engineering, Patna in 1900. Graduate level curriculum was introduced in 1924. It was renamed as Bihar College of Engineering Patna in 1932. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... For other uses, see Patna (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bihar (disambiguation). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML...



National Institute of Technology Patna erstwhile Bihar College of Engineering, Patna, is the 6th oldest engineering college of India. It has currently been accorded Institute of National Importance Status in accordance with the NIT Act. In 2004 NDA government decided to upgrade the college to NIT status as Bihar lost its only REC located at Jamshedpur after its division. All RECs were gradually upgraded to NIT status after a decision taken by the then NDA government, as a pivotal step towards creating more centres of excellence in technical education like the IITs. Besides in line with the idea of generally having one NIT per state, Bihar College of Engineering was the first college to be directly upgraded to NIT status. National Institute of Technology, Patna has taken rapid strides ever since it was accorded NIT status.With regularization of academic sessions and significant steps in the direction of improving infrastructure,it surely looks set to justify its upgradation and carve a niche of its own.New departments have been added and placements have improved significantly.The college is fast catching up with the more illustrious NITs.The newly earned INI status will further help in strengthening the academic programmes with powers to frame its own academic policy.

College Environment

The college has a long history of academic excellence but lost its way somewhat in the middle due to regional politics and irregular academic sessions at Patna University.However with the upgradation to NIT status and a steady flow of funds, the institute is definitely looking forward to overcoming these problems & lots of significant steps have been taken, regularization of academic sessions being one such example.New departments have been added like Computer Science & Engineering and the institute looks set for bigger achievements.

Computer Science Engineering

The institute has recently added the departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technology.The establishment of these two departments was a key contributing factor towards being accorded NIT status.Besides it is also expected that addition of these two departments will also have positive spin off effects on other departments and promote interdisciplinary research and give a big thrust to placements as well.

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