Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi ( also known as IIT-BHU ) is a public engineering institution situated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was founded back in 1919 as the Banaras Engineering College. Later in 1968, it became the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University(IT- BHU) . In 2012,it was designated as an Indian Institute of Technology .IIT Varanasi has a total of 13 departments along with three inter-disciplinary schools.
The official motto of IIT Varanasi is “संस्कार ही शिक्षा” (in Hindi, Sanskar hi Shiksha ) which means “Rite is Education”. The residential and co-educational campus of IIT Varanasi is built on an area of 400 acres. This institute is located in BHU campus which is spread over an area of about 1,300 acres at the southern end of Varanasi and is situated on the banks of the River Ganga.
The campus comprises of a total of 17 hostels for students, among which 12 are for boys, 4 for girls and there is one hostel which is for the marries couple. Various undergraduate courses offered by IIT, Varanasi are a four-year instructional programme for the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)in 9 disciplines and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm),a five-year program which is further categorized into the Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) programme and Integrated master's degree (IMD) programme. The IDD programme offers combined B.Tech and M.Tech or alternatively B.Pharm and M.Pharm degrees.The postgraduate courses are offered by the institute which includes M.Tech and Ph.D. degree.
IIT, Varanasi (formerly IT-BHU) was ranked 7th on Outlook India's Top Engineering Colleges of 2013.It is ranked 5th by Dataquest's Technology School in 2013. In India Today's Best Engineering colleges of 2013,IIT Varanasi has been placed at 7th position. In April 2016,Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) ranked IIT (BHU) Varanasi on 14th position.
|Name||Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi|
|Area Covered||400 Acres|
|Address||Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University
City- Varanasi , State- Uttar Pradesh, 221005
|Landline||0 542 6702070|
|Space Covered||400 Acres|