IIT (BHU) Varanasi is a premier autonomous public, technical and research institute in India. It is located in the holy city of Varanasi, India and was founded in 1919 as the Banaras Engineering College. In 1968, BENCO, TECHNO and MINMET were merged into one and the Institute of Technology (IT-BHU) was established integrating the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil and Municipal Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Silicate Technology and Pharmaceutics. The Department of Silicate Technology subsequently became the Department of Ceramic Engineering. A separate Department of Electronics Engineering was also established.
The departments of Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics and Applied Chemistry were established in 1985. It has been known variedly through the years as BENCO, MINMET, TECHNO, IT-BHU before being recognized as an IIT in 2012. With 16 departments, 3 inter-disciplinary schools, IIT-BHU is in the heart of BHU, one of the largest universities in Asia.
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 both B. Tech and M. Tech degrees. Among engineering colleges, IIT (BHU) Varanasi was ranked 11 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020.
IIT (BHU) Varanasi has produced alumni who made a mark for themselves in the fields of technology, business, politics, and arts, among other fields The institute celebrated its centenary year in 2019-2020.
To know more about the Institute, visit its official site at Indian Institute of Technology(BHU) (iitbhu.ac.in).