Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi


Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi is a public engineering institution located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Founded in 1919 as the Banaras Engineering College, it became the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 1968. It was designated an Indian Institute of Technology in 2012. IIT (BHU) Varanasi has 14 departments and three inter-disciplinary schools.

IIT (BHU) Varanasi offers four year instructional programs for the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and five year programs for Integrated Dual Degree (IDD). The IDD program offers combined B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees. Admission to all programs is expressly through the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology. 

Postgraduate courses offer Master of Technology (M.Tech.) and Ph.D. degrees. Admissions to the M. Tech program are made through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Science and Indian Institutes of Technology.


Application process

Admission for undergraduate students is through Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) for undergraduate courses and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for postgraduate courses. From 2013, admission to undergraduate programs will be based on two tier test called (1) Mains and (2) Advanced. In addition, the students qualifying through JEE (Advanced) test need to be in the top 20 percentile of the respective categories and/or have secured 75% or above in the qualifying exam conducted by the boards of their respective state/UT.

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