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IIT Varanasi: Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi Facilities Details

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

Aditi Chaurasia

IIT-BHU Varanasi Facilities

Indian Institute of Technology- Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is spread across 1300 acres and is considered the largest educational institute in Asia. The campus is covered with trees and is located in the oldest city in the world “Varanasi”. Students can learn and grow best on campus, and students from all over the country can live there with all the things they need.

IIT-BHU Varanasi Hostel Facilities

At IIT-BHU, separate hostel facilities are available for girls and boys. The rooms are air-conditioned and well-ventilated. They are provided breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner meals on a timely basis. The hostel is equipped with TV, laundry, recreational area, security system, and Wi-Fi connection. Rooms have attached bathrooms with hot and cold water facilities. IIT BHU hostels provide a good and safe environment to the students.

IIT BHU 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.

IIT-BHU Varanasi Classroom Facilities

The classrooms of IIT-BHU are well-equipped with lights, air-conditioners, fans, projectors, and other required facilities. IIT-BHU has an adequate number of classrooms for students. E-classrooms are also available.

IIT-BHU Varanasi IT Infrastructure Facilities

High-end computing and training facilities are available at the IIT-BHU university's 100-kilometer fiber optic backbone of Campus-wide LAN, which links all academic and administrative buildings and dorms to a well-equipped Computer Centre. Under the NME-ICT program, the University has received three 1 Gbps nodes of the National Knowledge Network (NKN).

IIT-BHU Varanasi Laboratory Facilities

The different departments of IIT-BHU have their own laboratories and other required facilities. The labs are well equipped with the necessary instruments and machines that help the students to perform practicals conveniently.  

Here is a list of labs available at different departments of IIT-BHU:

IIT-BHU Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab
  • Chemical Technology Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • Energy Resources Lab
  • Fluid Flow Lab
  • Heat Transfer Lab
  • Industrial Pollution Control Lab
  • Instrumentation Control Lab
  • Mass Transfer Lab
  • Mechanical Operations Lab
  • Sophisticated Instruments Laboratory

IIT-BHU Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomaterial Characterization Lab
  • Biomechanics Lab
  • Bio-Medical Signal & Images Processing Lab
  • Cellular Therapeutics and Bio-devices Lab
  • Computational Neuroscience & Neuro-Imaging Lab
  • Computer Application and Simulation Lab
  • Electronic Circuit and Control Lab
  • Electrophysiology Lab
  • Materials for Health Care and Nanomedicines
  • Microprocessor Lab
  • Physiology Lab
  • Polymer Chemistry Lab

IIT-BHU Department of Civil Engineering

  • Applied Geology Lab
  • Environmental Engineering Lab
  • Ganga Lab
  • Geoinformatics Lab
  • Geotechnical Engineering Lab
  • Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering Lab
  • Structural Engineering Lab
  • Transportation Engineering Lab

IIT-BHU Department of Physics

  • Advanced Solar Computing and Analysing Laboratory
  • Biophysics Lab
  • Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Lab
  • Fiber Optics and Photonics lab
  • Green Energy Physics and Solid State Ionics Lab
  • HPC Clusters
  • Mechanics Lab
  • Microwave Remote Sensing lab
  • Optics Lab
  • VLF Antenna (Space Weather Monitoring)

IIT-BHU Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Animal House
  • Computational Lab
  • Computer-aided design
  • Computer-aided manufacturing
  • Dynamics of machinery
  • Engineering drawing section
  • Experimental mechanics & materials
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Industrial engineering

IIT-BHU Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering & Technology

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry Labs
  • Pharmaceutics Labs
  • Pharmacognosy Labs
  • Pharmacology Labs
  • Production and metrology
  • Refrigeration & heat &mass transfer
  • Sophisticated Instruments Lab
  • Strength of materials
  • Tribology

IIT-BHU Department of Electrical Engineering

  • Control System Lab
  • Electric machine and Drives Lab
  • High Voltage Lab
  • Networks Lab
  • Power Electronics Lab
  • Power system Lab
  • Systems Simulation Lab

IIT-BHU Department of Metallurgical Engineering

  • Characterization Facilities
  • Heat Treatment/Sintering Facilities
  • Mechanical Testing Facilities
  • Synthesis Facilities

IIT-BHU Department of Biochemical Engineering

  • Bio-engineering and Cell-engineering Lab
  • Bioinformatics Lab
  • Biomolecular Lab
  • Bioprocess Technology Lab
  • Bioreactor Design & Cell Processing Lab
  • Cell Culture lab
  • Enzyme Engineering Lab
  • Food Technology Lab
  • Instrumentation Lab
  • Tissue Engineering Lab
  • UG and PG Lab

IIT-BHU Varanasi Library Facilities

IIT-BHU Shreenivas Deshpande Library is connected to the network that spans the entire institute. The library has two servers, seventy computers, and sufficient accessories to meet the requirements of its patrons. In the e-Library section, 50 computers provide access to databases, e-books, e-journals, and other e-resources. All sections of the library are linked to the computer network and equipped with Wi-Fi. Users may utilize their laptops in the library.

The library has five online 45 KVA UPS units and a 40 KVA DG set to ensure an uninterrupted power supply. For security purposes, the library has also installed CCTV with sixty IP-based color cameras and three color monitors. Additionally, we have two multimedia projectors that are utilized frequently for presentations and User Awareness Services.

IIT-BHU library provides the following services:

  • e-Books
  • e-Journal
  • Electronic Databases & Standards
  • IT Infrastructure
  • News Paper & Magazine
  • Open Source & Free electronic resources
  • Print-Journal
  • Theses & Dissertations

IIT-BHU Varanasi Sports Facilities

At IIT BHU, students are provided with recreational centers like sports facilities and gym facilities. The gym is for both boys and girls that helps them to stay fit and active. Sports facilities like Tennis courts, Indoor Squash Courts, Basket Ball Court, Volley Ball Court, and Swimming pools are available at the campus.

IIT-BHU Varanasi Medical Facilities

The institute provides medical services for its students and employees to ensure their safety and address their urgent medical needs. The campus also has an ambulance for emergency situations and expert paramedics on hand.

IIT-BHU Varanasi Auditorium

To hold events and seminar, IIT-BHU have K.N. Udupa Auditorium. The auditorium is well-equipped with speakers, projectors, air-conditioners, and seats.

IIT-BHU Varanasi Other Facilities

The campus provides a stationery store, general store, medical store, ATM, beauty salons, and other facilities. Students can avail of other basic needs from stores away at walking distance from the campus.

IIT-BHU Varanasi Facilities FAQs

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. What are the overall fees of IIT?

Ans. IIT costs for the entire program range from Rs 8 to Rs 10 lakh for students in the general category. The cost of studying BTech at an IIT has tripled for students in the General category over the previous six years, from Rs 50,000 to Rs 3 lakh.

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. 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