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Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Birla Institute of Technology, (popularly known as BIT Mesra) is an autonomous engineering and technology oriented institute of higher education located in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. It is a Deemed University under section 3 of the Universtiy Grants Commission Act, 1956.

In addition to Mesra (Ranchi), BIT has extension centres in Lalpur (Ranchi), Allahabad, Bhimtal (Nainital), Kolkata, Noida, Jaipur, Chennai, Patna and Deoghar, and overseas extension centres in Bahrain, Muscat (Oman), Ras al-Khaimah (UAE) and Mauritius.


The Birla Institute of Technology was established in 1955 at Mesra, Ranchi, by the philanthropist and industrialist B M Birla. The institute was affiliated to Patna University until 1960 and then to Ranchi University. BIT was declared a deemed university in 1986 under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 under notification No. F. 9-2/83-U.3 of August 28, 1986.

BIT was the first institute in India to establish a department of space engineering and rocketry, in 1964. BIT introduced the concept of Small Industries Entrepreneurs' Park and became the first institute in the country not just to provide 'nursery sheds' and central designing and workshop facilities to young entrepreneurs, but also to facilitate the initial project funding.

Small Industries Research and Development Organization (SIRDO) was set up in 1970 as a launching pad for small manufacturing enterprises run by technical graduates of BIT. Companies born from this concept include Meditron, Alcast etc. This idea was appreciated by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and spread to other leading institutes of India such as IITs by the Government as a concept of Science and Technological Entrepreneurs Park (STEP). The first STEP was approved and located in BIT Mesra. The entrepreneurship development cell was founded in year 2007 by students Amit Chaudhary and Ankit Jain with B.M. Karan as mentor to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship among students.[2][3][4][5] To add financial strength to this effort, BIT has set up SIDBI Center for Innovation and Incubation (SCII) by an arrangement with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to provide a limited period of time to new entrepreneurs, start up companies, and technology based organizations, to facilitate Research and Development operations in areas of interest with the faculty of the institute.

BIT became the first technical University in India to establish an Overseas Extension Centre - at Bahrain, in the year 2000. It is one of the few universities in India to be accorded a supercomputer (PARAM 10000 at the core of its IT infrastructure.

The institute along with its extension centres has more than 10,000 students enrolled for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It has more than 150 registered students for the Ph.D programmes.

Organization and administration

BIT functions under the control of a Board of Governors, comprising representatives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, the U.G.C., the State Government, the Chancellor, the A.I.C.T.E., the Hindustan Charity Trust and the Institute Faculty. Mr. C.K. Birla is the Chairman of the Board of Governors. The Governor of the state of Jharkhand is the Chancellor of the Institute. The Technical Council headed by vice chancellor decides the academic policy of the Institute.


Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra is located in India

  • Lalpur,Ranchi
  • Kolkata
  • Allahabad
  • Noida
  • bhimtal, Nainital
  • Jaipur
  • Patna
  • Deoghar

Extension Centres Within India: Lalpur (Ranchi), Bhimtal (Nainital), Allahabad,Kolkata, Noida, Jaipur, Patna & Deoghar

The main campus of the Institute at Mesra is located 16 kilometers from Ranchi in a 780-acre (3.2 km2) setting at the confluence of the rivers Jhumar and Suvarnarekha. The Mesra campus is entirely residential, providing accommodation to 3200 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 550 members of faculty and staff. The infrastructure includes research laboratories, lecture halls, workshops, playground, gymnasium and a central library with over 1,00,000 books, journals and electronic databases.

Campus facilities

* 780-acre (3.2 km2) campus
* Built up covered area exceeding 840,000 sq ft (78,000 m2)
* Golden Jubilee auditorium as well as a Mini auditorium
* PARAM 10000 super computer
* 100 Mbit/s LAN Connection in all BIT hostels rooms
* R&D building housing computer and scientific labs.
* Post Office
* Indian Railways Reservation Counter
* A three storied library. There is a separate internet facility inside the library in order to let students read IEEE and other journals
* UCO Bank branch with an ATM.
* State Bank of India ATM
* 16 bed hospital.
* Lord Shiva temple
* Buses run between campus and Ranchi city, from 0600 hrs to 1900 hrs, at regular intervals.
* Co-operative shops.
* Food canteen.
* Medical Stores.
* Sports complex.
* Music room.

Central facilities

Central Computer Aided Design Laboratory (CAD-LAB) The CAD Laboratory is a central facility of the institute where all users - undergraduate and postgraduate students, research scholars and faculty members - can work with design and analysis software. They can learn to use the latest software and carry out their research work.

Central Computing Facilities (CCF) The maintenance and upkeep of the CCF is done by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering; however the CCF is used by students and staff from all departments of the Institute.

The PARAM 10000 Supercomputer was gifted to the Institute by C-DAC, in recognition of the Institute’s commitment towards quality higher education and research. The PARAM supports projects that require parallel processing and multi processor capabilities.

Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) was established in 2006 under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP), funded by the World Bank and Government of Jharkhand, with an objective to provide instrumentation facilities for advanced research, to faculty.

Central Library The Central Library was established in 1955. It has print and electronic resources in the fields of science and technology. The collection includes 10,000 online journals, 100 print journals, 113,000 books, 2500 CDs, 60 audiocassettes and 4000 project reports.


Departments and programmes

BIT has 21 academic departments. The institute offers Ph.D. in almost all the below disciplines at Mesra and the Extension Centres. Course programmes offered are:

Model of a rocket in front of the Space Engineering and Rocketry Department

• Engineering and Technology

o Department of Applied Mechanics

 M.E. - Computer Aided Analysis and Design (CAAD)

o Department of Civil Engineering

 M.E. - Civil Engineering (Spl.: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering/Structural Engineering)
 B.E. - Civil Engineering

o Department of Computer Science and Engineering

 M.E. - Software Engineering
 M.Tech. - Computer Science
 B.E. - Computer Science and Engineering

o Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

 M.E. - Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Spl.: Control Systems/Power Systems)
 B.E. - Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 B.Tech. (Part time) - Electrical and Electronics Engineering

o Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

 M.E. - Electronics and Communication Engineering (Spl.: Instrumentation & Control Engineering / Microwave/Wireless Communication/Software Defined Radio)
 B.E. - Electronics and Communication Engineering

o Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Group

 M.Tech. - Environmental Science and Engineering (Multidisciplinary)

o Department of Information Technology and MCA

 Master of Computer Applications
 B.E. - Information Technology

o Department of Mechanical Engineering

 M.E. - Mechanical Engineering (Spl.: Heat Power/Design of Mechanical Equipment)
 B.E. - Mechanical Engineering

o Department of Polymer Engineering

 M.E. - Polymer Engineering
 B.E. - Polymer Engineering

o Department of Production Engineering

 M.E. - Production Engineering (Automated Manufacturing Systems)
 B.E. - Production Engineering

o Department of Remote Sensing

 M.Tech. - Remote Sensing
 M.Sc. - Geoinformatics

o Department of Space Engineering and Rocketry

 M.E. - Space Engineering and Rocketry (Spl.: Aerodynamics/Rocket Propulsion)
 M.Tech. - Fuels and Combustion

• Applied Sciences

o Department of Applied Chemistry  M.Tech. - Environmental Science and Engineering (Multidisciplinary)
 M.Sc. - Applied Chemistry
 Department of Applied Mathematics
 M.Tech. - Scientific Computing
 M.Sc. - Applied Mathematics

o Department of Applied Physics

 M.Tech. - New Material and Processing Technology
 M.Tech. - Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
 M.Sc. - Applied Physics

o Department of Bio-Medical Instrumentation

 M.Sc. - Biomedical Instrumentation (In collaboration with the B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata and with assistance from Advanced Diagnostic Centre, Ranchi and Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi)

o Department of Information Science

 M.Sc. - Information Science
 M.Sc. - Information Technology

o Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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

o Department of Biotechnology

o 8M.Sc. - Bioinformatics

 B.E. - Biotechnology

o Department of Architecture

 MUP - Town Planning
 Bachelor of Architecture

o Department of Management

 Master of Business Administration

• Industry Specific Courses

o Department of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

 Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT)

International relations

BIT Mesra has established international ventures and tie-ups. It has collaborative arrangements with universities in the USA, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Pakistan, and China.

• It is a member of the EAGER - NetWiC[9] Project of ASIA LINK programme of European Commission for establishing an academic network of Higher Education in the field of Wireless and Mobile Communication between the five partner universities. An international centre for wireless and mobile communication has been created in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, in co-operation with Aalborg University (Denmark), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), Università di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy), and Institut Teknologi, Bandung (Indonesia). A double-degree M.E. programme in Software Defined Radio (SDR) has been jointly developed by the centre and the Centre for Teleinfrastructure, Aalborg University, Denmark.
• The institute has an agreement with Purdue University, USA for a Student exchange program.
• The institute has an agreement with the University of Leeds in UK adding an option of getting dual degrees, one from BIT (B.E.) and other from the University of Leeds (MEng) for students of Electrical, Electronic and Production Engineering of BIT Mesra.
• BIT Mesra is one of the two Asian educational partners of University of New Brunswick, Saint John of Canada in the field of Business Administration.[14] • BIT Mesra is one of the five Indian Universities which are partners in French "n+i" network. "n+i" network is a consortium of 70 French engineering postgraduate schools (French: Grandes Ecoles d’Ingénieurs françaises) who made the choice to mutualised their actions in the field of international cooperation.
• BIT Mesra is an educational partner in conducting an International PhD in Computer Science financed by Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy. The other partners are Università di Udine (Italy), Università di Siena (Italy), Institute of Information Science and Technologies-Italian National Research Council (Italy), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain), Université de Nice (France), INRIA, Sophia Antipolis (France), B.M Birla Science Centre (India), C-DAC Hyderabad (India) and Institute of Mathematical Sciences (India).

National collaborations

BIT offers programs in collaboration with Indian institutes and industry.

• BIT Mesra has a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (also known as IRIMEE) which allows candidates selected in Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) course to undergo a four-year training programme in Mechanical Engineering at BIT Mesra.
• The Institution of Engineers (India) offers an ME programme for practicing engineers to its graduates and corporate members in selected engineering disciplines in collaboration with BIT Mesra.
• The Institute of Technology and Management (ITM), Mumbai has started a collaborative research program leading to the award of Ph.D Degree in Management with BIT Mesra.
• BIT Mesra conducts a six month post-graduate program in management and insurance (PGPMI) in association with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance.
• Lotus Clinical Research Academy, Bangalore conducts 2 year Master of Pharmacy course in Clinical Research, M.S. in Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance and 1 year Postgraduate Diploma course in Bioanalytical Techniques, in academic collaboration with BIT Mesra.
• Department of Space Engineering & Rocketry has initiated collaborations with R&D Laboratories of VSSC‐ISRO, DRDL, DRDO, Research Centre Imarat, High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Liquid Propulsion Systems centre(LPSC),Aeronautical Development (ADA) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). It has been recognized as a Centre for Training of the Scientists from DRDO and ISRO.
• Dept. of Applied Chemistry established Research Collaboration with Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India, ICMR Institute, Virus Unit, Kolkata, IIT Guwahati, Assam & NCCS, Pune.
• Department of Mechanical Engineering has been identified by National Program for Materials and Smart Structures (NPMASS), an initiative by GOI, to establish a Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Design Centre.
• Department of Remote Sensing & Geoinformatics of BIT Mesra is selected for interpretation of Chandrayaan‐I data by SAC ISRO and PRL Ahmadabad along with IIT Bombay and IIT Roorkee in the country. Experience gained in this mission will be used in future CHANDRAYAAN‐II and MARS mission.
Institute publications

BIT publishes international journals through its departments. These journals have eminent personalities from India as well as abroad on their Editorial Advisory Boards.

• Department of Architecture

o Journal - ABACUS

• Department of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

o Journal of Hospitality Application and Research (JOHAR) ISSN 0973-4538

• Department of Management

o Journal - The Alternative
o Newsletter - Manage-a-BIT

• Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

o Journal - PHARMBIT ISSN 0973-6204

• Department of Production Engineering

o Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Research ISSN 0973-0281


Admissions for BIT Mesra are based on All India level exams in respective fields.

Undergraduate Courses

• B.E.: through AIEEE conducted by CBSE and Central Counselling by CCB
• B.Arch.: through AIEEE and Central Counselling by CCB
• B.Pharm.: through AIEEE and AIPMT
• Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT): Institute Entrance Test and Interview

Postgraduate courses

• M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm./MUP: based on GATE scores and interviews (for GATE candidates) and Institute Entrance Test and personal interviews (for non-GATE candidates)
• M.B.A.: through CAT conducted by IIMs, Group Discussions and Interview
• M.C.A.: based on Online Entrance Test followed by Counselling.
• M.Sc.: based on scores in institute Online Entrance Test (BIT-MET) and Counselling/Interviews


Golden Jubilee Auditorium, BIT Mesra

• Texas Instruments: BIT Mesra is one of the 15 Elite Universities in India as classified by Texas Instruments India
• BIT has been consistently ranked as among the top engineering colleges in India, by national surveys for engineering education like India Today, Outlook (magazine), Dataquest India, Mint/Hindustan Times, The Times of India etc

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