College Review IIT BHU


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 asIIT BHU
CityVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh
Former nameBanaras Engineering College
LocationVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh
Accepted examsJEE Advanced, GPAT, GATE, CSIR-NET
Popular coursesBTech, MTech
Total courses64 courses across 4 streams
ApprovalsUGC, AICTE
Ranking 2020Ranked 11 by NIRF 2020Ranked 10 by The Week
Faculty350+ 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:  

UG Courses

  • 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

PG Courses

  • MTech and MPharma admission is based on valid score in GATE / GPAT

PhD Courses

  • 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

Particulars Statistics
Total number of students registered1,063
Total number of students placed762
Total number of companies visited52
Percentage of students placed71%
Highest international packageRs 1.04 crore 
Highest domestic packageRs 1.52 crore
Average placement packageRs 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 ScholarshipAmount of Donation
1N.C. Jain ScholarshipRs 1.04 crore
Jagmohan & Manju Bansal Scholarship
Rs 25.83 lakh
MS. Indira Ananthachari Endowment FundRs 22.61 lakh
IIT BHU 76 Batch ScholarshipRs 17.10 lakh
5MEC. 97 ScholarshipRs 10.07 lakh
American-Indus Corporation  Scholarship
Rs 31.79 lakh
Hira Fotedar Scholarship
Rs 2.92 lakh
Jay Agrawal Scholarship
Rs 4.24 lakh
BENCO’64 ScholarshipRs 31.97 lakh

IIT BHU Cut Offs

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IIT BHU Notable Alumni

  • Nikesh Arora
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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.

IIT BHU – Cutoffs, Campus, Admission Process, Fests, Notable Alumni

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