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Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi (IIT (BHU) Varanasi) , formerly Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU) is an engineering and technology higher education institute located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is among the nine Indian Institutes of Technology introduced through the The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011. IIT (BHU) Varanasi has 13 departments and three inter-disciplinary schools. In 2009, IT-BHU was put for a change into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) by altering the Institutes of Technology Act 1961 through The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011 which was passed by the Lok Sabha on 24 March 2011 as well as by the Rajya Sabha on 30 April 2012.

Programs of Study

Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech)Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering
Bachelor of Pharmaceutics (B. Pharm)Pharmaceutics
Integrated Dual Degree (B. Tech and M. Tech)Biochemical Engineering, Bioengineering with M. Tech in Biomedical Technology, Ceramic Engineering, Civil Engineering with M. Tech in Structural Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering with M. Tech in Power Electronics, Materials Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering
Integrated Dual Degree (B. Pharm and M. Pharm)Pharmaceutics
Integrated Master՚s Degree (M. Tech)Engineering Physics, Industrial Chemistry, Mathematics and Computing


IIT (BHU) Varanasi has around 13 departments and 3 interdisciplinary schools. The academic departments at IIT (BHU) Varanasi are quoted below:


  • Computer Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering


  • Applied Chemistry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Pharmaceutics

Interdisciplinary Schools

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Material Science and Technology

Student Activities

IIT BHU delivers the on-campus housing facilities to its students, research scholars and faculty members. Students are required to live in one of the 11 hostels throughout their stay at the institute. There are total 9 hostels for male students and 2 for females.

  1. Festivals: Technex is the annual technical festival. It follows the footsteps dating back to the year 1939.
  2. Kashi Utkarsh: Kashi Utkarsh is a student-run and a not for profit organization working for the elimination of misery, penury and disease chiefly in the village of Lehartara.

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