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 The Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Ranchi was established by the eminent philanthropist and industrialist, late Shri B.M.Birla in 1955, as a part of the lifelong commitment towards building a technologically advanced and industrially strong India. The very first Institute in India to establish a Department of Space Engineering & Rocketry was BIT, in the year 1964.The achievements of the institute, both in terms of research and high standards of academic programs, led to its status of Deemed University in 1986. BIT also introduced the concept of Small Industries Entrepreneurs' Park in 1970 and was the first institute in India to facilitate the initial project funding. BIT also became the first technical University in India to establish overseas extension centers in the year 2000. It is also amongst the few Universities in India to be accorded a Super Computer PARAM 10000.
The well laid out campus of the Institute provides facilities for cultural, recreational and sports activities. The institute has been a stalwart amongst the institutions imparting the technical education and has been included in the top 10 elite institutes of the country. The institute attracts students not only from India but also from several other countries of Asia and Africa. It is a full fledged member of the Association of Indian Universities and is also a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities and its degrees are recognized the world over.


The main campus of the Institute is at Mesra, a picturesque 780 acre setting at the confluence of the rivers Jhumar and Suvarnarekha, located 16 kilometers from Ranchi . It is an entirely residential setting, providing accommodation to over 1600 students and about 500 members of faculty and staff. One of the most beautiful and well-maintained educational campuses in the country the Mesra campus’ infrastructure includes research laboratories, lecture halls, workshops, playground, gymnasium and a central library with over 1,00,000 books, journals and electronic databases. It also has a mini auditorium and a Golden Jubilee auditorium. There is an Indian Railway Reservation Counter, a UCO bank branch with an ATM and a SBI ATM in the campus itself. There is also a 12 bed hospital and a Lord Shiva temple. The transport facility of buses runs Campus to Ranchi city and back at regular intervals of 2 to 3 hrs, from 0700 hrs in the morning to 2000 hrs at night. The Institute also has a very rich tradition of sporting activities. The Institute has had the privilege to host several All India as well as Zonal Level tournaments along the years. Adequate facilities are provided for various sports like gymnasium including Multi gym, a stadium for track and field events, cricket/ football/ hockey ground, a basketball court, a tennis court, a badminton court, and a volley ball court.


There are a total of 13 student hostels in BIT, 11 hostels for boys and 2 hostels for girls. The policy of the hostel is sharing a room between 2 students in the 1st year but from the 2nd year single rooms are allotted to all students. The hostel includes spacious Dining Halls, Common Rooms and Reading Rooms. Each student’s room has a cupboard, wardrobe and a sizeable rack. In the common room, indoor games like table tennis, carom and chess etc, are available. The reading room subscribes to a large number of magazines, periodicals and newspapers also. Color television set has been provided in the reading room of each hostel. There is a yearly “hostel night” organized by the inmates, memorable event where students interact with the faculty members amidst cultural and music programmers. Each hostel has an Independent Mess, managed by the students through a mess committee selected from among the residents themselves. The committee’s job is to look over the complete management including the Menu, preparation, purchases and billing under the supervision of the Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent of the hostels.

Departments and Centers:

BIT has 7 core academic departments. The Programs offered are:

1. Engineering & Technology

  • Department of Applied Mechanics

  • Department of Civil Engineering

  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering

  • Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

  • Department of Environmental Science & Engineering Group

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Department of Polymer Engineering

  • Department of Production Engineering

  • Department of Remote Sensing

  • Department of Space Engineering& Rocketry

2. Applied Sciences

  • Department of Applied Chemistry

  • Department of Applied Mathematics

  • Department of Applied Physics

  • Department of Bio-Medical Instrumentation

  • Department of Information Science

3. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • M.Pharm.- Pharmaceutical Sciences (Spl.: Pharmaceutics / Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Pharmacognosy / Pharmacology)

  • B.Pharm. - Pharmaceutical Sciences

4. Department of Biotechnology

  • M.Sc.- Bioinformatics

  • B.E.- Biotechnology

5. Department of Architecture

  • MUP- Town Planning

  • B.Arch.

6. Department of Management

  • M.B.A.- Town Planning

  • Industry Specific Courses

7. Department of Hotel Management & Catering Technology

  • Bachelor in Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT)

Extension Centers


  • Lalpur

  • Allahabad

  • Kolkata

  • Noida

  • Jaipur

  • Chennai

  • Patna

  • Deoghar


  • Bahrain

  • Muscat (Oman)

  • Ras al-Khaimah (UAE)

  • Mauritius

Cultural Activities:

BITotsav a four day festival is organized every year in February. Various teams from BIT and other colleges participate for prizes during the entire event. The main attractions of the event are Band-Nite, Dance-Nite, Music-Nite and Core-Nite.
BIT's largest club or student society, the IEEE student chapter organizes Unnayan another annual event. The Unnayan 2009, coming up on the 5th - 8th of February 2009, will be the biggest festival till date for the collage.
Initiated in the year 1997, an international level technical festival organized by the IEEE Student Chapter has completed a successful decade of excellence with International Unnayan 2007. Various teams from BIT and other colleges from India and abroad participates with the students putting on displays of their ingenious inventions and also presenting technical papers to a distinguished audience. "Vaarta", a series of guest lectures held in International Unnayan brings distinguished people from a wide area of scientific and industrial research across the world.
Spardha is another annual intra-BIT technical festival organised by the IEEE student chapter. Events like The Da Vinci Code and Sensex draws hordes of students every year to the event.
Zeitgeist is a techno-management extravaganza, biennially organised by the IEEE Student Chapter. Zeitgeist is a platform for both creativity and innovation for participants as well as the organisers. It has events like Den Katalveno, Cashflow, Ne Plus Ultra, and Galazio.
ColossIEIum is again an annual festival organized by The BIT Students Chapter (CS & ET Division) of The Institution of Engineers, India.
There is also an Annual Intramural Sports meet.
Srijan is another Annual Art and Photography Exhibition at BIT, Lalpur organized by Fine arts society.


BIT has been the one major influence to the economy since the last five decades. The BIT alumni have set a lasting impression to the Institute, making it proud of their achievements, many of whom are now amongst the leaders in various fields all over the world. Some of the more successful ones are:

  • Ajai Sharma, CEO, iMatters

  • B.N.Singh, CGM, National Highways Authority of India

  • K. N. Rao, COO & Director, DCM Shriram Industries, India

  • Karan Bajaj, A Celebrated Author

  • Prof. Kishor Munshi, Professor, Industrial Design Centre, IIT, Bombay

  • Rohit Singla,Senior Vice President,PWC India


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