IIT Varanasi (BHU): Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

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IIT Varanasi (BHU) Overview

IIT BHU was established in 1919, and it’s one of the excellent centers for education in the area of technology and engineering in India. Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi ranked 29th overall and 13th in the Engineering Category in the NIRF ranking 2022. IIT BHU admissions for 2022 are currently open. GATE 2023 application form window will now open from November 8. Candidates can make the rectifications to their submitted application form by November 11, 2022. The GATE 2023 exam will be conducted between February 4 and February 12, 2023. Further, IIT JAM 2023 exam will be held on February 12, 2023.

IIT BHU Latest Updates

  • November 30, 2022: The GATE 2023: Important notice regarding the withdrawal of international exam centers issued. Read more
  • November 30, 2022: IIT JAM form correction window is open till November 30, 2022. Read more
  • November 29, 2022: The GATE 2023 exam schedule has been released. Get all the updates here.
  • November 18, 2022: IIT JAM Application Form Correction 2023 (Started): The Last Date to Apply is November 30.

IIT Varanasi is an institute of national importance created by an act of parliament in 2012. IITV offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at various levels. IIT BHU is spread over 400 acres. IIT BHU is also known for its TPO/TPC. TPC IIT BHU is the Training and Placement Cell of the institute. The cell conducts Pre Placement Talks, Written or Online Tests, GD, and Interviews for recruitment and Intern Hiring.

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IIT BHU Quick Insights

IIT Varanasi is one of the prestigious educational institutions in India and has been recognized globally for its excellence in educating students. Some of the vital information regarding IIT BHU are mentioned in the below table.

Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi
Year of Establishment 1919
Type of institute Public
Accreditation NAAC,UGC
Courses/Degree Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral
Infrastructure Facilities Library, Classrooms, Laboratories, etc.
Location Uttar Pradesh, India

IIT BHU Admission Dates 2022

The important dates of the national-level exams accepted by the institute for IIT BHU admission 2022 across multiple courses are given in the table below

Event  Date

GATE 2023 exam date

February 04, 2023 - February 12, 2023

Exam date (IIT JAM 2023)

February 12, 2023

Declaration of IIT JAM 2023 result

March 22, 2023

Online application for admission after JAM result

April 11, 2023 - April 25, 2023

IIT BHU Ranking

IIT BHU is ranked 29th and 13th in the engineering category in the NIRF rating for 2022. According to QS World University Ranking 2023, the university is positioned between positions 651 and 700. 

IIT BHU Courses

 IIT BHU has a wide variety of courses in science-related disciplines. Listed down are the essential courses of the Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi

Course Duration Selection Criteria
B.Tech 4 Years Intermediate Graduate with 60% marks in 10+2 from a recognized board + JEE Advanced + JoSaa Counselling
MTech 2 Years B.Tech/B.E. in a relevant discipline with 60% marks 
MSc 2 Years  Bachelor's degree in relevant stream from a recognized University + IIT JAM scores
PhD 4 Years Master’s degree in relevant discipline with minimum 65% marks + Written test and Interview Merit

IIT BHU Fee Details

The fee-related information about courses offered at IIT BHU is listed below

Course Total Tuition Fee
B.Tech INR 3.33 Lakh
M.Tech INR 40,000
M.Sc INR 40,000
PhD INR 60,000

Read More: IIT BHU Courses and Fees

IIT BHU Departments

IIT BHU offers several courses. Some of them are listed below

Ceramic Engineering Chemical Engineering Computer Science and Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering Biomedical Engineering Pharmaceutics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Pharmaceutics Engineering Pharmacology

IIT BHU Admission

IIT BHU admissions for 2022-2023 are currently ongoing. Admissions for courses like B.Tech, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Tech , etc are done on the basis of exams like JEE Advaned/GATE/GPAT scores. IIT Varanasi offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in numerous engineering, technological, and modern science domains. IIT BHU Admission can be done online, those students who are willing to do their education at IIT BHU can apply on the official website of the college.

IIT BHU Eligibility Criteria 

IIT BHU admission for the years 2022-23 is entrance-based. IIT BHU strictly follows the selection based on the merits scores of the candidate and the eligibility criteria differ from course to course. The important information regarding the eligibility criteria for IIT Varanasi is mentioned below

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed the class 12 examination from a recognized board with an aggregate of 75% and a valid JEE Score.

M.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have a B.Tech degree from a recognized university and a valid GATE score.

Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have a good academic record from a recognized university with an aggregate of 60% in M.Tech degree.

Read More: IIT BHU Admission

Why Choose IIT BHU?

IIT BHU strives to provide students with the best education possible by using the most up-to-date teaching methods and developing curricula based on industry advancements. It has received a lot of awards and recognitions in the field of academic excellence from many areas of society. 

IIT BHU Academic Advantages

IIT BHU provides numerous academic benefits that enable students to excel in both their academics and their careers. Some of them are detailed below

  • The placement cell of IIT BHU has contacts with various MNCs and organizations around the globe.
  • It also provides infrastructure facilities to conduct group discussions, tests, and many more.
  • Many motivational speakers and famous personalities are called for the seasons and programmes by the college.
  • IIT BHU organizes different types of seminars, counseling seasons, and conferences for the betterment of students.
  • Moreover, IIT BHU has collaborated with a variety of universities both locally and nationally.

IIT BHU Cutoff

IIT BHU cutoff 2022 is released. IIT BHU offers various UG and PG courses. The cutoff is based on the JEE Main scores for the UG courses and IIT JAM for PG courses. Accepted exams are JEE Advanced, IIT JAM, and GATE.

IIT Varanasi Expected B.Tech JEE Advanced Cutoff 2022

B. Tech Specialisations Opening Rank Closing Rank
Computer Science and Engineering 820 880
Electronics Engineering 2200 2500
Mechanical Engineering 5500 6800
Chemical Engineering 7000 7900
Civil Engineering 7400 9000
Electrical Engineering 3000 3600
Metallurgical Engineering 11000 12700

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IIT BHU Infrastructure

IIT BHU is spread over 400 acres. IIT ensures the safety of the student as well as looks after their welfare and requirements. It provides students with modern infrastructure for a better learning experience.

Some of these are mentioned below

  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Hostel
  • Gym
  • Shuttle Service
  • Auditorium
  • Labs
  • Sports Complex

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IIT BHU Placements

IIT BHU recently concluded the first phase of the 2022 placement drive. The training and Placement office coordinates the placement procedure of the students. The office contacts various companies and industrial establishments to set up campus recruitment and select graduate and post-graduate students from all disciplines. It also provides all the required facilities for the companies to conduct placements.

IIIT BHU engaged a total of 332 recruiters. Some of the highlights of the placements are listed below

  • The highest international CTC offered was INR 2.05 CPA
  • The highest domestic CTC was INR 78 LPA
  • The number of companies participated was 332
  • The number of offers made were 1185

IIT BHU Top Recruiters

Some of the top recruiting companies include

Oracle Google Microsoft
Samsung JP Morgan Amazon
Paytm Uber Walmart

Read More: IIT BHU Placements

IIT BHU Scholarships

IIT BHU offers a variety of scholarships for its meritorious & needy students and the students belonging to SC/ST category to promote seamless education among the students enrolled in the UG and PG programs offered by IIT Varanasi. Some of the most popular scholarships offered at the institute are mentioned below

  • Merit Cum Means Scholarship
  • Top Class education scheme for SC students
  • National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students - Scholarship (Formally Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST Students)
  • State Scholarships
  • Endowment Scholarships

IIT BHU Collaborations

IIT BHU has collaborated with various universities in the country and across the country. Listed down are the universities which have collaborated with IIT Varanasi internationally

International Collaborations

Country Partnering Institute

University of Applied Sciences, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Technical University of Munich, Technical University Dresden
Italy IMEM-CNR, Parma
UK Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Belgium EMAT- University of Antwerp
Switzerland Paul Scherrer Institute
Japan Kyushu Institute of Technology

National Collaborations

  • Bhabha Atomic Research Institute, Mumbai, India
  • UGC-DAE-CSR, Mumbai and Indore, India
  • Inter-University Accelerator Center, India
  • POSTECH, PLS, S. Korea
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • Moser Baer India Limited, India

IIT BHU Faculty

IIT BHU has approx 300 faculty members in the 17 academic units including 10 Engineering Departments, 3 Science Departments, 3 interdisciplinary schools and 1 Humanistic Studies Department. The Institute is proud to have several stalwarts as faculty in various Departments, including Fellows of National Societies/Academies, JC Bose Fellows, Bhatnagar awardees etc.

IIT BHU Alumni

IIT BHU Alumni Association is the central alumni body of the institute that brings together the alumni of IIT BHU and its erstwhile avatars – IT-BHU, Banaras Engineering College (BENCO), the College of Mining and Metallurgy (MINMET), the College of Technology (TECHNO). Founded in 2021, it is an independent registered body under the Society Registration Act.

The key objectives of the alumni association are to

  • Provide a vibrant forum that promotes interaction and networking among alumni of the institute
  • Help alumni achieve their professional and societal goals.
  • Help alumni in their hour of need.
  • Contribute to the institute’s vision of being recognized among the world’s leading institutions in academics, research, outreach, and innovation.
  • Function on a charitable basis and run the Association on a ‘no profit, no loss basis.
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IIT Varanasi (BHU) Highlights

Institution Type Public
Total Faculty 265
Year of Establishment 1919
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 6673
Campus Area 1300 acres

IIT Varanasi (BHU) Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
13 Engineering
10 Engineering
7 Engineering
9 Engineering

Exams Accepted by IIT Varanasi (BHU)


Exam Date: Feb 12, 2023

Result Date: Mar 22, 2023


Exam Date: Feb 04, 2023

Result Date: Mar 16, 2023


Is IIT Varanasi Admission based on merit only?

Admission to IIT Varanasi is not entirely based on academic achievement. JEE Advanced, GMAT, GPAT, NET, GATE, IIT JAM, etc., are just a few examples of the qualifying entry exams that candidates must have passed. In addition, a written exam or PI is also given for some courses.

Do students have access to hostel facilities at IIT Varanasi?

Yes, IIT Varanasi provides UG students with a hostel. More than 30000 Indian students and 65 international students are housed in 76 hostels at the institute.  

What are the courses offered at IIT Varanasi?

The major courses offered at IIT BHU are B. Tech, M.tech B.Arch, and doctoral courses.

Does IIT BHU offers scholarships?

Yes, The Institute offers merit-cum-means scholarships to 25% of undergraduate students. Besides, there are several endowment scholarships offered by the Institute.

What is the highest package of IIT Varanasi for the year 2020-21?

The highest package of IIT Varanasi for the years 2020-21 is INR 2.05 CPA

IIT Varanasi (BHU) Reviews

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Sreeram | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2020

Reviewed on Aug 06, 2021

  • 4.2
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

Bharat Electronics Limited, Oracle, Goldmann Sachs, Yahoo, Nvidia, Freescale Semiconductors, Citrix are some of the companies who hire students from Electronics Engineering Department. Almost all roles are offered by different companies on our campus. the average salary is INR 13 lakh per annum and the highest salary is INR 30 lakh per annum. The lowest salary is INR 6 lakh per annum. This college has a large alumni network comprising famous people working in various fields who have established themselves in the academia and industry.

Fees and Scholarship

The annual tuition fees are INR 2 lakh. There are many scholarship options which will be emailed to the students after 1 or 2 months of joining the institute. Loans may be needed for financially weaker households. They can easily be availed from SBI which has a branch in the campus itself.

Ankit | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2018

Reviewed on Aug 03, 2021

  • 4.5
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • International Exposure 2.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
  • Social Atmosphere 5
Academics & Faculty
  • IIT BHU has a proper academic schedule and very well figure out. Class start at 8 is and continues till 5 pm with 2 hours break (12:00-2:00 pm).
  • Assignments are given in each subject which has to be solve and discuss in tutorial classes.
  • There is 3 test in each semester CT-1, CT-2, End final exam.
  •  The quality of classroom teaching is good.
  • Students can also take time from professors for clearing their doubt.
International Exposure
  • Until last year there is no official foreign exchange program at Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi [IIT BHU].
  • The student went abroad through their own contacts and intern.
  • This year IIT BHU signed Mo-U's with 10 different American universities including MIT for an exchange program.

Raftar | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2019

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

  • 4.5
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

I got an internship in CPWD stipend is INR 15 thousand.salary figure for our branch is INR 1 lakh per month.

Fees and Scholarship

B.Tech courses are offered at INR 200,000 per year for general and obs but INR 12thousand for st and sc category. 25 percent student gets a scholarship.

Srikar | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mining Engineering), batch of 2020

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

  • 4.3
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

Placement is good. The core companies that visit the institute are CIL, Vedantha and TATA Steel. There are many consulting firms and management firms that come for placements. For IT, there are many options. The average is around INR 12-14 Lakhs per annum.

Fees and Scholarship

The academic fee is around INR 2 lakh per year. Economically and socially backward people get scholarships from the government. loans are needed.

Abhinash | Integrated M. Tech Engineering Physics, batch of 2022

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

  • 4.3
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

I being a first-year undergrad haven't done any of the internship programs. Companies ranging from various domains hire from the institute. In fact, the college has been ranked 9th in NIRF ranking 2018 in graduate outcome criteria. The average salaries of the graduate range from INR 12-20lacs. The highest package of 2017-18 is INR 1.39 crore. Moreover, about 85-90% candidate who appeared in the campus placements were offered with decent job offers.

Fees and Scholarship

The fee details vary with the category. However, there are various scholarship opportunities provided by the institute and its alumni network in spite of the government schemes of scholarships. With various scholarship schemes available, about 35-40 % students get availed for institutional-based scholarship while the remaining can as well avail for other government scholarships. Also, various loans are provided for students by SBI with interesting return policies.

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