Birla Institute of Technology - Mesra, popularly known as BIT, is a Deemed University under Sec. 3 of the U.G.C. Act 1956. The Birla Institute of Technology was established in the year 1955 at Mesra, Ranchi, by the Philanthropist-Industrialist Mr. B M Birla with a vision to be recognized as a world-class learning institution for engineering and technology. It functions under the overall supervision, direction and control of a high power Board of Governors, comprising representatives of the Ministry of Education, Government of India, the U.G.C., the State Government, The Chancellor, the AICTE, The Hindustan Charity Trust and the Institute Faculty. Shri G.P. 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 decides the academic policy of the Institute. The Institute offers Under Graduate, Post Graduate as well as Doctoral level programmes in Engineering & Technology, Applied Sciences, Remote Sensing, Computer Applications, Information Science, Bio-Medical Instrumentation, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Business Management & Hotel Management & Catering Technology. It is fully residential, providing accommodation to approx. 3200 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 2000 members of the faculty and staff. The buildings, which include lecture halls, research laboratories, workshops, library etc. cover an area exceeding 3,50,000 sq. ft. It has co-educational facilities with separate hostel accommodation for boys and girls. The well laid out campus provides all facilities for cultural, recreational and sports facilities. The total number of registered students now exceeds 10,000 distributed amongst the main campus at Mesra and the extension centres within India as well as three overseas centres. The Institute along with its extension centres at present has more than 10000 students enrolled for different Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes. It also has more than 150 registered students for the Ph.D. Programmes. The Institute has also been active in initiating as well as becoming a part of International ventures and tie-ups. It has collaborative arrangements with Universities in the USA, UK & Canada. It is an active member of the EAGER NETWIC Project of ASIA LINK programme of European Commission for establishing a world class academic network of Higher education in the rapidly growing field of Wireless and Mobile Communication between the five partner Universities
Location - The Institute is located in a picturesque 780 acre setting at the confluence of the rivers Jumar and Subanarekha, 16kms from Ranchi.
Transportation - Ranchi, the Capital City of the State of Jharkhand is connected by air from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata & Patna. The airlines servicing Ranchi are Air India, Kingfisher, Jetlite & MDLR.
From Mumbai to Ranchi
Air India flight IC- 809 Departure from Mumbai 8 AM Arrival at Ranchi 12.35 PM (One halt at Delhi).
Jet Lite S2-6721Departure from Mumbai 5.30 AM Arrival at Ranchi 9.15 AM (One halt at Patna).
From Ranchi to Mumbai
Air India flight Departure from Ranchi 4.15 PM Arrival at Mumbai 9.30 PM (One halt at Delhi).
Jet Lite S2-6721 Departure from Ranchi 10 AM Arrival at Mumbai 12.15 PM (Direct).
From Delhi to Ranchi
MDLR Airlines 9H-171 New Delhi at 08 : 40 AM Ranchi at 10 : 30 AM (0 Stop).
Air India IC 809 New Delhi at 11.00 Hrs Ranchi at 12 : 35 AM (0 Stop).
Kingfisher DN-726 New Delhi at 16 : 30 Ranchi at 18 : 10 (0 Stop).
Air India IC-7609 New Delhi at 16.55 Ranchi 18.35 (0 Stop).
From Ranchi to Delhi
Kingfisher DN-726 Ranchi at 18 : 40 New Delhi at 21 : 35 Via: Patna.
MDLR Airlines 9 H-172 Ranchi at 14 : 00 New Delhi at 15 : 50 0 Stop.
Air India IC-7609 Ranchi at 19 : 10 New Delhi at 22 : 30 1 Stop.
4. Air India IC-810 Ranchi at 16 : 15 New Delhi at 17 : 55 0 Stop.
From Ranchi to Kolkata
Air Deccan DN-574 Ranchi at 07 : 25 AM Kolkata at 08 : 30 AM 0 Stop.
Air Deccan DN-578 Ranchi at 18 : 30 Kolkata at 19 : 45 0 Stop.
MDLR Airlines 9H-172 Ranchi at 11 : 00 AM Kolkata at 12 : 00 Noon 0 Stop.
From Kolkata to Ranchi
Air Deccan DN-573 Kolkata at 06 : 00 AM Ranchi at 07 : 10 PM 0 Stop.
Air Deccan DN-577 Kolkata at 16 : 40 Ranchi at 17 : 55 0 Stop.
MDLR Airlines 9H-171 Kolkata at 12 : 30 Ranchi at 13 : 30 0 Stop.
Departments / Faculty
Engineering & Technology.
Hotel Management & Catering Technology.
Hostels - The institute is completely residential and all the students are provided with a room in one of the hostels or Halls of Residence. The campus has 10 hostels for boys and four separate hostels for girls. The interior of the hostel includes spacious Dining Halls, Common Rooms, Reading Rooms. Rooms are located on both sides of the entrance. The rooms are constructed in a row with a wide veranda in all along the length with air gaps and balconies well set for common use.The students are provided with a single-seated room furnished with steel cot, table and chair and a built-in almirah. Girl students avails a shared furnished room, which is quite spacious and airy. Each room has a cupboard, wardrobe and a sizeable rack. Indoor games like table tennis, carom and chess etc. are available in each hostel in common room. The reading room subscribes to a large Number of magazines, periodicals and newspapers covering wide taste of reading of residents. The entertainment hall has also been provided with colour television set in each hostel. The Hostel Night organised by the inmates is a memorable yearly event where students interact with the faculty members amidst cultural and music programmes, fun and frolic, in festive mood. Each hostel has an Independent Mess, completely managed by the students through Mess committee members elected from among the residents themselves.
Central Library - The BIT Central Library collection comprises of hybrid resources (Print & Electronic) in the filed of science and technology which includes; 10130 online journals, 100 print journals, 112470 books, 2503 CDs, 58 audio cassettes and 4079 project reports. The Central library automated its all routine activity through library software called LIBSYS and also extended the various services like; CD-ROM database search, OPAC and Web based OPAC. Reference, Reading Room, Lending, Reprographic service, Book Bank, Book Reservation, Referral, New arrivals, Overnight issue, Inter library loan, Bibliographic service, Current Awareness Service, Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), DELNET, Off campus service through telephone, fax, e-mail, and SMS. Even the library has digital library section where the Teaching faculty/ students/ research scholars can access the online and offline electronic resources. The Central Library being a member of AICTE INDEST consortium provides online access to IEEE/IEL, ASME, ASCE journals. The institute has recently subscribed to ACM and Science Direct journals, while several online journals are made available through UGC Infonet scheme.
Tracer Study Cell - Tracer study is a field-based research activity. It is about tracing or locating a particular object in a dynamic system in order to determine its path of movement. In the present context, the system is technical education and the employment status of the pass-out students is the object to be traced. Besides generation of data on status of employment, a tracer study can be used to generate various other important information related to gainful employment. All the past and present students of the institute are required to register themselves online, as members, through the official website. This cell acts as a link between the institute and its alumni by providing them a common platform for mutual value addition in the knowledge base through reciprocation and interaction. Micro-meteorological Observational System - Department of Applied Mathematics has established a Land Surface Atmosphere and Micro-meteorological Observational System (LATAMOS) comprising agro meteorological observatory and micro-meteorological tower at Main campus of the Institute at Mesra. The Set-up includes various ground-based equipments to measure and record soil temperature at different depths, soil heat flux, soil moisture, rainfall, humidity, evaporation and duration of sunshine.
Some of the other facilities are:
The 32-meter tall Micro-meteorological Tower is equipped with a variety of weather sensors. These include slow response sensors at logarithmic heights of 1,2,4,8,16, and 32 meters above the ground to measure air temperature, wind speed and direction (wind vector) and relative humidity at 1-minute average intervals fast response sensor (CAST3 Sonic anemometer) at 10 meter height to sense all three components of wind speed and sonic temperature at 10 Hz frequency (10 records per second) and an albedometer at 32 meter height (to measure reflected short-wave radiation).
Net radiometer has also been installed at 2.5-meter height to observe incoming and outgoing short wave and long-wave radiation to study the radiation and energy balance. Some measurements are made manually and others are automatically recorded by two Data loggers (CR3000 and CR1000) installed on the micro-meteorological tower containing multiplexers inside continuously. Potential evapotranspiration, different energy balance components (Sensible, latent and ground heat fluxes) having importance for monsoon activity, horizontal and vertical transport of mass exchange are also observed online.
The surface agrometeorological observatory contains Sun-shine recorder (For sunshine hours duration for a day), Cup counter anemometer for wind speed, wind vane for direction, Stevenson screen (In which four types of thermometers maximum, minimum, dry bulb-instantaneous, and wet bulb-temperature at which surrounding air has no more capacity to absorb moisture), self recording and non-recording rain gauges, dew gauge (Important for moisture partitioning for crop), soil thermometers at surface, 5, 10, 20 and 25 cm depths, grass minimum thermometers, and US Class A Pan evaporimeter for determination of potential evapotranspiration. the observatory is having clear fetch towards NNW to S directions.
DST-INSPIRE - Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired/ing Research (INSPIRE) is a unique program initiated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India for inspiring young talents towards advanced studies and research in basic sciences. The basic aim of INSPIRE is to instil scientific temper to the youth population of our country and to give them a flavour of bliss ingrained in creativity. The camp will provide a forum for intensified, stimulating and brainstorming interaction between the participants and the highly esteemed mentors through lectures, lab experiments and lab visits. For more info - http://www.bitmesra.ac.in/dstinspire2010/
CIF - The Central Instrumentation Facility is established under Technical Education Quality for Improvement Programme (TEQIP). CIF offers sophisticated instrumental facilities for advanced research to BIT faculty and researchers as well as to those from other Institutions/Industries, who may be in need of the same.
CIF is equipped with sophisticated instruments to carry out:
Industry Institute Interaction - BIT has always been alive towards building up relationship with the industry and over the last 5 decades has sought to develop synergistic tie-ups with several leading industries. BIT was also the pioneer in setting up Small Industries Research Development Organization (SIRDO) for providing support to Entrepreneurs for setting up their industry and also has an arrangement with the effective Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for establishment of a mechanism for wholesome technology development through setting up Technology Incubation Centre.Multi-dimensional association have been forged with leading organisations like Tata Steel, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Motors, Texas Instruments, TCS, Infosys, Cognizant, Mphasis, ICICI Prudential amongst others.s
Campus Placements - The Department offers centralized services in Mesra, plus services in each of the extension centres, to meet the diverse needs of the BIT student population. The 'Competency Development Programme' initiated by the Department is very popular amongst the student community. This offers training programmes in soft-skills. Campus recruitments have been very consistent and most of the companies visit year after year which reflects on the competencies of the students.
The Training & Placement office coordinates the campus visits and makes all efforts to facilitate the same with the following:
Pre Visit Efforts are welcomed by the Institute and it facilitates early PPT's in the month of Feb/March every year. Display of all publicity material on the notice boards (Institute and Hostels). Collection of resume's and forwarding soft copies of the same through e-mail. During the Campus Visit Institute auditorium is well equipped with the audio-visual facilities for the company presentations.
Large halls are made available for the written tests. Arrangement on request for stay at the Institute guest houses located at one of the most scenic spots in the campus.
Airport/Railway Station pick-up would be arranged by the Institute, if required. Facilities are available for an online test for more than 150 students at one time. AC rooms available in the Placement block for conducting GD's & Interviews.
Video Conferencing Facility - The Training & Placement Department is equipped with VC facilities which are put to use for presentations/interviews as well as training sessions.
Auditorium - The Institute has a Mini Auditorium as well as a Golden Jubilee Auditorium, which can accommodate as many as 2, 500 people. This is an ideal venue for cultural events organized by the student community.
Guest Houses - The Institute maintains three Guest-Houses. Two general purposes Guest-Houses with 38 furnished rooms and VIP Guest-House with 3 deluxe double bedrooms to accommodate Guests appropriately.
Shopping Complex - The Shopping Complex consisting of the Co-operative Stores as well as stationery shop, tailoring units, cafeterias etc. provides the daily requirements of the campus of nearly 5.000 residents.
Railway Reservation Counter - A Reservation Counter has been established in the campus by the Indian Railways.
Dispensary-Cum-Health Centre - It provides various facilities outdoor-indoor services like Pathological Tests, E. C. G., X-Ray, Immunization, National Programme (Pulse Polio Immunization Programme, Leprosy clinic, T. B. clinic, Immunization), Maternity & Anti-natal-check-up. In case of any emergency, which is to be managed by super specialist in Intensive care centre, the patient ire referred to either to local Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi or Apollo Hospital Erba, Ranchi. The centre has liaison with the doctors of these two hospitals.
Community Service - Treatment and supply of medicines to residence of 10 local Villages at free of cost. One Rural Dispensary has been started for the local villagers under community health services by the Institute in a near by village. One doctor and one paramedical staff are posted there from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for the medical treatment of villagers. One dispensary with two doctors and paramedical staff has been started functioning at Lalpur Extension Centre to fulfil the immediate medical requirements of staff and students of the centre.
Specialist Facility - Services of specialist of Rajendra Institute of Medical and Sciences, Ranchi are available to the Hospital. Staff - members and their dependants as well as students have been covered by Mediclaim for reimbursement of their medical expenses. Hospital is open round the clock with the medical officer and two Para-medical staff on Duty shift-wise.
Alumni Association - Birla Institute of Technology has it's own Alumni Association which not only unites old batch mates but also provides facilities like:
Alumni Career Services - The Alumni Career Services Centre provides a full spectrum of services and resources to enrich the career satisfaction and success of Birla Institute of Technology alumni throughout their career development.
Mentorship Programme - With a view to provide assistance to the engineering students in preparing themselves for their careers, BIT is launching a Web-based Mentorship Programme. All alumni are invited to participate in this programme. The Alumni can share their experiences with young and interested people, motivate and guide them towards self-development and establish / re-establish a link with their alma mater. The programme has been designed through inputs from the industry, BIT Alumni Associations as well as the student community.
BIT was the very first Institute to establish a Department of Space Engineering & Rocketry in the year 1964.
BIT also introduced the concept of Small Industries Entrepreneurs' Park and became the first and the only 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.
BIT became the very first technical University to establish overseas extension centres in the year 2000.
It is one of the few Universities to be accorded a Super Computer at the core of its ultramodern IT infrastructure.
The Institute has been accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) & the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) established by the UGC & AICTE respectively.