Institute of Technology, BHU
Institute of Technology is the Engineering School of Banaras Hindu University. BHU. It was founded in 1916 by the great nationalist and educationist Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya. Located on the banks of the river Ganga in the holy city of Varanasi (Banaras), Uttar Pradesh, it spans over 6 sq Km area. It is one of the oldest and largest educational Institutions in India.
Institute of Technology was formed by merging the three premier engineering institutes of Banaras Hindu University viz Banaras Engineering College (BENCO), College of Mining and Metallurgy (MINMET) and College of Technology (TECHNO). IT BHU celebrated its Platinum Jubilee in 1994.
IT BHU offers Undergraduate and Graduate level courses in almost all fields of Engineering and Technology. It is affiliated to the Indian Institutes of Technology and has a common entrance examination with them. The mission of the institute has been to develop an intellectually stimulating environment conducive to impeccable work ethos, development of solid foundation of state-of-the-art-knowledge and personality, enhancement of creativity through motivation and drive and upholding the the glory of intense Indian culture and values. For a long time, IT BHU has been playing a leading role in technological manpower development and research program comparable to the best in the world. It has been known for providing quality technological and scientific education and frontier research in various disciplines, so IT BHU students are seen to occupy key positions in Industry and academia in all over the world.
Department of Mining Engineering
Department of Mining Engineering, erstwhile College of
Mining and Metallurgy (MINMET), is one of the oldest departments of IT BHU
- founded in 1923. The first-ever degree courses in Mining and Metallurgy
in India were pioneered at BHU. It has been a part of Institute of
Technology since IT's inception in 1971.