Indian Institute of Technology Patna is an Institution of National Importance and a new addition to the hallowed IIT System that has proven its worth in last 50+ years. The alumni of IIT are internationally known for their caliber and contribution. Since its inception in 2008, IIT Patna- like its young as well as established peers- has pursued excellence with steadfast determination.
IITP has 6 Engineering Disciplines: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Material Science and Engineering; 2 Science Disciplines: Physics and Chemistry; Humanities and Social Sciences; Mathematics. Its faculty members are experts in their respective fields. The thriving PhD, M.Tech and B.Tech programs of IITP see the students and faculty publish prolifically, win competitions, come up with innovations and build societal awareness.
For impact, technology has to understand its vital links with (i) Humanities and Social Sciences, (ii) Mathematics and (iii) Natural Sciences. Technology can change life if it can acquire “Perspective” from Humanities and Social Sciences, “Technique” from Mathematics and “Foundations” from Sciences. In IITP, we will strive to achieve this 4-way harmony of Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Basic Sciences and Mathematics. The original charter of new IITs, viz., interdisciplinary research and teaching will thereby be addressed.
IITP is strategically placed, geographically speaking. The stretch from Gujarat to Manipur has 11 IITs (Gandhinagr, Jodhpur, Mandi, Ropar, Roorkee, Delhi, Kanpur, Patna, Kharagpur, Bhubaneshwar and Guahati) and a large number of NITs and renowned universities. This sets up a tremendous powerhouse of knowledge and high quality human resource. Additionally, the state of Bihar is rich with tradition and resources, emphasizes education, is blessed with the fertile Gangetic plain and abundant sunlight. This paves way for immense societal impact through agriculture and energy technology, amongst many other possibilities.
IITP has moved to its brand new campus at Bihta, a place with history, about 35 KM from main city Patna. The sprawling 501 acre campus houses four academic complexes for the departments, a Class Rooms Complex, Student, Faculty and Staff Residential quarters, Hospital and School and an impressive Administrative building. The 2015 autumn session in IITP started from the new campus in Bihta.
At this juncture of history, IIT Patna is poised for great things.