IIT BHU was founded in 1919 as Banaras Engineering College by Madan Mohan Malviya. The next stage of development saw the establishment of College of Technology (TECHNO) and College of Mining & Metallurgy (MINMET). In 1968, the former engineering colleges of BHU, namely Banaras Engineering College (BENCO), MINMET, and TECHNO, were merged to form the Institute of Technology (IT-BHU). It was later designated as IIT BHU in 2012, by an Act of Parliament. IIT BHU was the first institute in UP to offer degree courses in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metallurgy and Pharmaceutics. Since then, it has grown to introduce a number of new programmes. The institute has been ranked 11 position in the recently released NIRF 2020 ranking. It was ranked 10 among top Engineering colleges in India by The Week. Spread over 400 acres, IIT BHU is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The institute has more than 350 faculty members.
IIT BHU Highlights
|Also known as||IIT BHU|
|City||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|Former name||Banaras Engineering College|
|Location||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|Accepted exams||JEE Advanced, GPAT, GATE, CSIR-NET|
|Popular courses||BTech, MTech|
|Total courses||64 courses across 4 streams|
|Ranking 2020||Ranked 11 by NIRF 2020Ranked 10 by The Week|
|Faculty||350+ faculty members|
IIT BHU Admission
IIT BHU provides admission to various courses on the basis of merit or entrance exams score.For admission in undergraduate courses at IIT BHU,candidate must have secured at least 75 per cent aggregate (65 per cent for SC/ST) in class 12 from a recognised board of education. Candidates in the top 20 percentile in class 12 are also eligible to apply. Detailed course-wise IIT BHU admission process is mentioned below:
- Admission to BTech, BArch and five-year dual degree (BTech+MTech) is done on the basis of JEE Advanced score, followed by JoSAA Counselling
- BPharma admission will takes place on the basis of JEE Main score
- MTech and MPharma admission is based on valid score in GATE / GPAT
- Admission to all the PhD programmes in IIT BHU is conducted based on GATE or GPAT or UGC/CSIR-NET scores followed by an entrance test and personal interview
IIT BHU Placements
IIT BHU has already kick started its pre-placement process for 2020-21 session. The institute has not only witnessed an increase in its pre-placement offers from 164 in 2019-20 to 253 in 2020-21 but also seen a substantial growth in the number of internships offered. A total number of 141 internship were offered in 2019-20, while the 2020-21 session has witnessed a total of 204 internship offered to the students. Talking about the final placement data for 2019 batch, four international jobs were offered with the highest salary package worth Rs 1.53 crore per annum. Highest domestic package offered was Rs 1.04 crore per annum. However, the average packages ranged between Rs 8-9 LPA. Over 762 students were placed in top-notch companies out of 1,063 registered students in BTech. Some of the top recruiting companies that visited the campus on the first day of the recruitment cycle were Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Google, Cisco, XL, Oracle, Wipro, TATA Steel, and DMT.
Talking about the summer internships of IIT BHU for the academic session of 2020-21, a total of 81 students received internship offers. Nearly 110 students bagged Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) from some well-established organisations, including Goldman Sachs, D Shaw, Microsoft, Google, ITC, Cisco, Uber, Nautonics, Sprinkle, etc.
Key Placement Highlights of 2019
|Total number of students registered||1,063|
|Total number of students placed||762|
|Total number of companies visited||52|
|Percentage of students placed||71%|
|Highest international package||Rs 1.04 crore|
|Highest domestic package||Rs 1.52 crore|
|Average placement package||Rs 8.19 LPA|
IIT BHU Scholarships
IIT BHU provides merit-cum-means scholarships to 25 per cent undergraduate students. Apart from this, the institute also offers a list of international scholarships, including Rhodes Scholarships 2019, University of Oxford; USIEF Fellowships for Indian Citizens: 2019-2020; Japanese Government [MEXT] Scholarship Program 2019 for Research Students along with many more. All the students (non-sponsored) admitted to MTech and MPharm programmes are provided financial assistance equivalent to the junior research fellowships. All eligible students admitted to PhD programmes also received scholarships from the institute. A list of scholarships has also been funded by the alumni. Below mentioned is a complete list provided by IIT BHU official website:
List of Scholarships funded by Alumni
|Sl. No.||Name of Scholarship||Amount of Donation|
|1||N.C. Jain Scholarship||Rs 1.04 crore|
|2||Jagmohan & Manju Bansal Scholarship||Rs 25.83 lakh|
|3||MS. Indira Ananthachari Endowment Fund||Rs 22.61 lakh|
|4||IIT BHU 76 Batch Scholarship||Rs 17.10 lakh|
|5||MEC. 97 Scholarship||Rs 10.07 lakh|
|6||American-Indus Corporation Scholarship||Rs 31.79 lakh|
|7||Hira Fotedar Scholarship||Rs 2.92 lakh|
|8||Jay Agrawal Scholarship||Rs 4.24 lakh|
|9||BENCO’64 Scholarship||Rs 31.97 lakh|
IIT BHU Cut Offs
|Round||2018Cut-off by rank||2019Cut-off by rank||2020Cut-off by rank|
IIT BHU Notable Alumni
- Nikesh Arora
Nikesh Arora (born February 9, 1968) is an Indian-American business executive. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of Palo Alto Networks. Arora was formerly a senior executive at Google. He served as the president of SoftBank Group from October 2014 to June 2016. On June 1, 2018, Arora took on the role of CEO and chairman at Palo Alto Networks.
- Deepak Ahuja
Deepak Prabhu Ahuja is a financial executive working in the automotive manufacturing industry. He is most well known for being the former CFO of Tesla.
Ahuja holds a bachelor’s degree in ceramic engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi and a master’s degree from Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science of Northwestern University. Ahuja enrolled at Northwestern University in 1985, with his first class being taught by Morris E. Fine.
- Jay Chaudhry
Jay Chaudhry (born 1958) is an Indian-American entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, developing the world’s largest cloud-native security platform in order to securely accelerate digital transformation and help customers expedite the adoption of a zero trust security model. Prior to this, he founded AirDefense (acquired by Secure Computing), CoreHarbor (acquired by AT&T) and SecureIT.