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IIT Varanasi: Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi Frequently Asked Questions

  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Government
  • 13th by NIRF under Engineering Category

Aditi Chaurasia

IIT-BHU Varanasi Q&A

Q. What is IIT BHU famous for?

Ans. Thanks to the foresight of its founder, Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya, BHU enjoys the distinction of being the first institution to provide degree programs in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, metallurgy, and pharmaceutics.

Q. Which branch in IIT BHU is best?

Ans. CSE is considered the best branch of IIT-BHU.

Q. Can I get direct admission to IIT BHU?

Ans. The students must meet the minimum requirements of having completed their 10+2 or equivalent with 75% of their grades coming from a recognized board or placing in the top 20% of their respective board exams. The JEE Main and JEE Advanced exam scores are used in the Institute's selection process.

Q. How to pay IIT BHU fees?

Ans. The candidates can pay IIT BHU via credit/debit card, debit card, or net banking. Additionally, candidates for admission to IIT BHU are eligible to apply for a number of financial opportunities. No matter the non-reservation category of applicants, undergraduates are granted a variety of endowment scholarships each year.

Q. Which stream gets the maximum number of placements offered at IIT BHU?

Ans. As per the previous trends, the Department of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and the Department of Mathematical Sciences has maintained a very high placement record every year.

Q. Do IIT students get scholarships?

Ans. The students from the relevant states are given national scholarships. IIT is used to forward applications. Every year, these scholarships are given out or renewed, and to be considered, students must submit a progress report at the start of the academic year.

Q. Is M Tech available in BHU?

Ans. Yes, IIT Varanasi (BHU) offers a Master of Technology (MTech) course of a two-year duration.

Q. Who is eligible for IIT BHU M Tech?

Ans. The minimal passing grade for candidates in the qualifying degree was 60%, or 6.0 CPI (on a 10.0 point scale). Additionally, they must have passed the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) for M.Pharm. programs and the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for M.Tech. programs.

Q. What is the JEE exam for?

Ans. JEE stands for Joint Entrance Exam and it is a national entrance exam held for candidates seeking to pursue an engineering course from various colleges across the country. IIT stands for Indian Institute of Technology and this is the most prestigious college to study engineering in India.

Q. What are the selection criteria for IIT-BHU?

Ans. Candidates must clear JEE Main and appear for JEE Advanced and obtain a valid rank for IIT BHU UG admission and GATE for PG admissions. Candidates have to select IIT BHU as their preferred college. The selection is done on the basis of scores obtained in the entrance exams.

Q. What are the subjects for Ph.D. in IIT BHU?

Ans. Ph. D. Department of IIT-BHU provides specializations in Humanistic Studies in four areas namely History, Philosophy, Sociology, Environmental Studies, English, and Computational Linguistics.

Q. How can I apply for IIT BHU?

Ans. IIT BHU Varanasi UG Admission Process

  • The candidate must meet the IIT BHU Varanasi eligibility criteria.
  • The candidate must appear and qualify for the JEE Advanced examination.
  • If the candidate qualifies for JEE Advanced then the candidate must register for JoSAA counseling on the official website.

Q. What is the cutoff of IIT BHU?

Ans. Admissions into specializations are done based on ranks acquired in the entrance exams.

Q. What is the JoSAA R6 closing rank for IIT BHU BTech in CSE?

Ans. JoSAA has released the opening and closing ranks for Round 6 Seat Allotment on Oct 16. JoSAA R6 closing rank for IIT BHU BTech in CSE is 897.

Q. Who is eligible for IIT BHU M Tech?

Ans. The minimal passing grade for candidates in BE/B.Tech degree is 55%. Additionally, they must have to pass the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for M.Tech. programs.

Q. What is the total fees of IIT?

Ans. IIT fees for the complete course range between Rs 8-10 lakh for general category students.

Q. Is there any scholarship for IIT students?

Ans. Students from the relevant states are granted National Scholarships. The applications are transmitted via IIT. Annually awarded/renewable scholarships for which students must submit a progress report at the beginning of each school year.

Q. Can I study at IIT for free?

Ans. You can basically study for free in NITs/IITs, however, schools do provide a variety of scholarships and reimbursements based on family income. Thus, you must pay a negligible amount over a period of four years.

Q. Does IIT BHU Varanasi provides scholarships?

Ans. Yes, scholarships/financial aids are available at the Indian Institute of Technology-BHU.

Q. What are the tuition fees of IIT BHU?

Ans. IIT Varanasi average Tuition Fee is INR 46,398 per annum

Q. What are the hostel fees at IIT BHU?

Ans. IIT Varanasi Hostel Fee is INR 4.70 K. All Hostelers are required to deposit a Mess Advance Charge of Rs. 12000/- in each Semester (Odd and Even) and Rs. 6000/- for the Summer Term.

Q. What is the average package of IIT BHU CSE?

Ans. IIT BHU is known for its excellent placements in almost all the branches, according to the placement Statistics of 2022-23, BHU-CSE students received an average package of 34 LPA.

Q. What is the average placement package for IIT BHU?

Ans. According to Banaras Hindu University NIRF report 2023, the median package offered during BHU UG 4-year and PG 2-year placements average package stood at INR 18.96 LPA for B.Tech graduates and INR 19 LPA for M.Tech graduates.

Q. Which recruiters visited the campus during IIT BHU Placements 2022?

Ans. Some of the top recruiters of the Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi are Graviton Research Capital, Microsoft, Google, Goldman Sachs, Samsung, Morgan Stanley, Times Internet, Paytm, PayPal, KPMG, Adani, Aditya Birla, etc.

Q. What is the stipend for IIT BHU interns?

Ans. The highest stipend offered to IIT-BHU interns was INR 2 lakh per month, whereas the minimum stipend offered was INR 80,000.

Q. What was the highest salary offered during IIT Varanasi Placements?

Ans. BHU Placement 2023 offered the highest package of INR 1.2 CPA.  

Q. Does IIT BHU helps in placement?

Ans. Yes, the Training and Placement Cell of BHU helps the students to develop skills and knowledge about placements. It also holds college interviews and choose graduate and post-graduate students from all fields.

Q. Which stream gets the maximum number of placements offers at IIT BHU?

Ans. As per the previous trends, the Department of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and the Department of Mathematical Sciences has maintained a very high placement record every year.

Q. What is the closing rank of IIT BHU?

Ans. JoSAA R6 closing ranks for BTech in CSE at IIT BHU it is 897.

Q. What is the minimum percentile required to appear in JEE Advanced?

Ans. Minimum JEE Main marks required for JEE Advanced will be in the form of NTA percentile scores and will vary for Gen, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and Gen-EWS categories. Category- wise expected cutoff (percentile) is given below:

  • EWS: 63-67
  • OBC: 67-72
  • SC: 43-47
  • ST: 25-30

Q. What is the new date of JEE Mains?

Ans. The exam dates for JEE Main 2023 have been announced by the NTA. JEE Mains 2023 exam date for session 2 is 06, 08, 10, 12, 13, and 15 April 2023 and the JEE Main 2023 exam date first attempt NTA is 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 January and February 1.

Q. What are 75% of the eligibility criteria in JEE?

Ans. A student should either have scored 75 percent or above in the Class 12 board exam or have appeared among the top 20 percentile candidates of the respective board exam result to get admission.

Q. Is there a swimming pool at IIT BHU?

Ans. Yes, the swimming pool is available at IIT Varanasi

Q. Can parents stay in IIT BHU?

Ans. Parents of students seeking admission to IIT (BHU) or parents visiting their children are provided accommodation on the campus. Facilities are provided with lodging for the associates and families of IIT faculty members and non-faculty.

Q. What sports are played at IIT BHU?

Ans. Spardha is a sports event of IIT-BHU that celebrates sportsmanship through an array of 19 sports that include athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, carrom, chess, cricket, football, handball, hockey, kabaddi, kho-kho, lawn tennis, powerlifting, squash, taekwondo, table tennis, volleyball, and weightlifting.

Q. How are the hostels at IIT BHU?

Ans. The majority of IIT BHU hostels are of an older model, but some new dormitories are under construction and others are already operational. In the new dormitory, the quality of the mess and hot water are satisfactory.

Q. How many departments are there in IIT BHU?

Ans. Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. programs and there are 15 departments and 3 inter-disciplinary Schools.

Q. How can I directly contact IIT BHU Varanasi?

Ans. IIT-BHU Official Website:

IIT-BHU Admission Helpdesk- 0542-670-1212, 0542-236-9242 

IIT-BHU Address- IIT BHU, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India