The new campus of IIT Patna is Unique in many reasons and this is presenting the world class institute in Bihar. It is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. IIT Patna is part of National Knowledge Network (NKN) which provides a high speed core networking for all the knowledge related institutions in India to integrate seamlessly all of the scientific community of India.
The New Bihta Campus of IIT Patna
The four blocks of boys hostel have 940 single-occupation rooms. There are a common room, a music room and a mess. The entire campus is equipped with Wi-Fi and fire-safety devices, and all the buildings are painted in eye-soothing cream and beige.
The four blocks of the faculty quarters are painted in purple, however. One of these four blocks for now will be used for providing accommodation to 100-odd girl students. The institute director’s residence and a hospital are also ready. So are the 2-BHK staff quarters. For uninterrupted power supply, the campus will have a dedicated 33kV electrical line for which a receiving substation and two 11kV distribution substations are ready. Of course, there’s a 24-hour power backup in the form of a hi-tech genset. Plus, the electrical fittings are equipped with sensors; that is, if lights, fans or other gadgets are left switched on in locked rooms, they will automatically get switched off.
The centrally-airconditioned buildings are earthquake resistant. In fact, the area is prone to quakes measuring 8 on the Richter scale, but these buildings can resist tremors measuring up to 12. Conforming to the GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) norms, the campus boasts of 25 to 30% green area.
Logo of IIT Patna
The gear wheel in the logo represents technology while the atomic orbitals signify sciences. The sun within them conveys that science subjects are studied at par with technological subjects. The mathematical symbols pi (π) and zero (0) signify the efforts of the great Indian mathematician Aryabhata who hails from the ancient kingdom of Magadha. The saffron and green bands encompassing the logo represent the national flag of India. The Sanskrit Sloka “Vidyaarthee Labhathey Vidyaam” means that knowledge is attained by the one who aspires it.
Collaboration with foreign universities
To impart quality education and excel in the field of research IIT Patna has collaborated with many foreign universities like National university of Singapore (NUS), University of Houston, Texas (USA),Louisiana State University (USA),University Of Hartford, Connecticut (USA), University Of Missouri, Columbia (USA), University of New South Wales (Australia), University of North Texas-Denton (USA) and University of Saskatchewan (Canada).
The MoU is intended to give opportunities to B. Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D. students and faculty from IIT Patna to go to USA, Australia, Singapore and Canada and develop their research skills and interact with people working in different areas of science and technology.
Placements at IIT Patna
Training and Placement Cell actively engages in developing relationship with various industrial organizations and employers. The cell organizes summer internships for per-final year students and placement activities for final years students. The highest package offered till date is ₹18 lakh (US$27,000), by Amazon. In 2013, students secured an average annual package of Rs 6.5 lakh. Six computer science students have clinched jobs in Microsoft IDC with a package of ₹16 lakh(US$24,000). Flipkart, the online shopping portal founded by two IIT alumni, has recruited three students at a package of Rs 12.5 lakh each. Of them, two are from computer science, while one is from electrical. Moreover, three students from 2014 batch are pursuing higher studies in different universities in US.The placement of IITP graduates is 97% in 2013 batch, even a third-year student has been selected for an annual package of Rs 18.5 lakh per annum.
20 BTech degree holders agreed to set up their own companies. Two students from Computer Science and Engineering – Batch of 2013 have developed a Braille mobile handset for blind people.