IT BHU Campus

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT- BHU) Varanasi – College Details


Since its formation, the Institute of Technology has not only developed to become a premier educational institution producing graduate engineers with sound scientific and technological background, but has grown into a Centre which provides versatile postgraduate training and conducts advanced research in Engineering and Technology. A large number of alumni of the Institute are occupying top positions in many leading industries, educational institutions and research establishments in India and abroad. Many of them have established their own industries/ companies and several are serving in diverse Governmental Departments/Agencies.

IIT BHU Campus Details

The campus spread over 1350 acres was built on land donated by the Kashi Naresh, the hereditary ruler of Banaras. Apart from the main campus, the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus covering 2,760-acre is at Barkatcha near the city of Mirzapur, about 80 kilometers from Banaras.

It has 140 teaching departments and more than 55 hostels for boys and girls. The total enrollment in the university stands at just over 15000, including students from all over India and abroad. Several of its colleges, including engineering (IT-BHU), science, linguistics, journalism & mass communication, law and medicine (IMS-BHU), Faculty of Management Studies, are ranked amongst the best in India. Out of these IT-BHU is set to become India’s 16th IIT, IIT-BHU from the academic session 2010 .Also, the university is well known for its Department of French studies which offers degree and diploma courses. BHU is ranked as the second best university in the field of research in India after Delhi University.It is also ranked as the best overall university of India on all parameters as per the India Today magazine dated 2 June 2010

Student Amenities


There are 60 hostels (including 17 Girls Hostel) with an accommodation capacity of 9128 students (7003 boys and 2125 girls) in the campus

Central Library

The Central Library is one of the largest libraries of the country. It was established in the Telang Hall of the Central Hindu College in the Kamachha campus of the University in 1916, with a small but precious collection donated by Professor P.K.Talang. Nurtured in its infancy Bu the renowned historian Sir Jadunath Sarkar, it had eminent scholars of the library science like Dr.S.R.Ranganathan, the father of Library movement in India, as its Libraries.
The Central Library changed its location to present building, in 1941, situated in the main campus. The construction of the present majestic building was started in 1927 with a very generous donation from Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad of Baroda after whom it has been named. This elegant building was designed on the suggestion of Mahamana Malaviyaji.

The institute follows the semester system and offers the following courses:

  • B. Tech. (four year duration)
  • Integrated M. Tech (five year duration)
  • M. Tech Dual Degree (IDD B.Tech + M.Tech degrees) (five year duration)
  • M. Tech. (two year duration)
  • M. Sc. (in Applied Sciences)
  • B Pharma and M Pharma (5 year course)
  • Ph.D (all engineering, science and interdisciplinary areas)

Departments & Courses at IIT BHU

  • Computer Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering

Applied Departments

  • Applied Chemistry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics


Highest Salary(in lakhs) 4.9
Average Salary(in lakhs) 16.5

Over 95% of the students were placed

Branch No of Students No of offers
Ceramic 22 42
Chemical 44 71
Civil 30 67
Computer 40 60
Electrical 51 109
Electronics 54 89
Mechanical 49 113
Metallurgy 32 60
Mining 36 84
Pharmacy 1 1
TOTAL 359 696
M.Tech & M.Pharm 172 55
MCA/M.Sc. 47

Institute Rankings: Consistently Top 5!

Campus Festivals at IIT BHU

A lot of cultural, technical & literary festivals take place at IIT BHU.The institute organizes the technical fest “Technex”, cultural fest “Kashiyatra” and sports fest “Spardha”.


TECHNEX (TECHNical EXcellence) has its footsteps, dating back to 1939. Technex brings together students from all over the country to participate in the celebration of knowledge and creative extravagance along with experts from the fields of both academia and industry. It hosts various challenging events based on Software Development, Model Exhibition, Paper & Poster presentation, Astronomy, Robotics, general awareness and many more. With technological innovation scaling new heights, Technex promises to keep a tab on the advancements and stay in sync with the mood of the times.


The IT BHU Cultural festival is called Kashiyatra. Started in 1982, Kashiyatra also took on the names of Sparsh and Spandan at several stages. ITBHU was the first engineering college in the nation to host Kavi Sammelan as a part of its cultural fest.
The rock culture of ITBHU has witnessed the rise of bands like Hot Rocks and Alloy. Crosswindz- the Rock Nite of Kashiyatra has seen performances by bands such as Parikrama and Indian Ocean. Legends like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Shubha Mudgal, Shaan, Lucky Ali, Shibani Kashyap have performed at KY.


Spardha has evolved into one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated sports extravaganzas in India. Over 1800 competitors from 40 colleges, including IITs and NITs, congregate at the Mecca of college sports gathering.

A majority of the games are held under floodlights including football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton. Several others, such as athletics, cricket and hockey take place on the playground during the day.

IIT BHU Address: Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, VARANASI – 221002, (UP) INDIA



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