The alumni association would like to welcome all those incoming students who have chosen to make IT-BHU their next home. This article is an attempt to answer some of your most commonly asked questions. Feel free to post a comment, or email us at jee @ itbhuglobal.org if you have any other questions.
1. Will ITBHU be converted into an IIT?
We have been lobbying very hard for this, and see it as possible in the coming months, esp. with the new MHRD. The Alumni Association is in regular touch with BHU administration and MHRD and regular updates are posted in our newsletter, the chronicle, at http://www.itbhuglobal.org/chronicle/
IIT or not IIT, IT-BHU has been always rated as one of top engineering colleges in the country. Many surveys have rated it higher than the existing IITs. Apart from great career opportunities, IT-BHU provides many avenues for overall growth of its students. Being a part of BHU, students can study courses at various faculties such as foreign language, music etc. IT-BHU has a very strong network of a LARGE number of alumni, who greatly miss BHU life and are always more than happy to meet and help another ITian.
2. How are the placements at IT-BHU?
The placements at IT-BHU are among the best in the country. Even in the recessionary times, it has had placements above 150%. Many surveys have rated the placements at IT-BHU as one of the best in the country. The institute sees a range companies visiting the instituting, including core engineering companies, IT companies, financial and consulting companies.
3. How are the new branches at IT-BHU?
- Industrial Chemistry
- Engineering Physics
- Mathematics & Computing
How are the dual degree courses at IT-BHU?
We do not have the placements for the dual degree courses as the first batch is yet to appear for placements. The coursework in the 5 year program involves more research opportunities and given the experience in the IITs, should various opportunities for students.
4. Which is better -- ITBHU(MECH) OR BITS PILANI(EEE)?
Which is better -- ITBHU(MINING) OR NIT Trichy(EEE)/IIIT Hyderabad (CSE)?
Again, we would request students to take the holistic picture to take into account.
One aspect that makes IT-BHU unique is that it allows to develop lateral thinking due to close interactions with guys from such diverse fields like Medical to Arts to Music to various Engineering fields. The place will allow to dream of an idea and validate it with excellent facilities and technical support available out there (129 departments) inside the campus. This is a place where there is confluence of so many cultures and the five or four years of stay moulds you to a near perfect human being capable of handling any adverse situation with absolute ease.
5. How does ITBHU compare with the newly formed IITs?
The new IITs could well go on to become one of the top institutes in the country, but currently most of them are run out of temporary campus. IT-BHU on the other hand, has great facilities and infrastructure for traditional engineering branches and a strong faculty. The student-faculty ratio is one of the best in the country. For example, the ECE department has one of the best fabrication and VLSI design facilities with all the leading EDA tools donated by several companies.
6. How are the prospects for MBA/MS at IT-BHU?
Many students from ITBHU go for further studies to the top management and engineering institutes every year. The curriculum provides you ample time to prepare for exams such as CAT or GRE, and you also get a great atmosphere since many students prepare for the exams together with you. The institute will provide you adequate opportunities for research oportunities. In terms of research output, IT-BHU was ranked third among all the top engineering institutions in India (including IISc and IITs). So you can imagine that faculty members at IT-BHU are also as good as any IIT.
Students from IT-BHU go to almost all the top universities for higher studies (Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, CMU, Caltech, UMich, UCLA to name a few) and all the top business schools for MBA (Harvard, Columbia, Sloan, Kellogg, IIMs, etc).
7. Which is better -- ITBHU(CSE) OR IIT(CHE/CIV)?
Students should give due opportunity to the branch they are choosing. Sometimes your branch in B.Tech. defines your future career prospects. If you choose IT-BHU over an IIT, the trade-off is a branch with more rewarding career over the IIT tag. Branch becomes more important if you want to stay in engineering profession and want to practice your technical expertise. Just to make a point, if you want to do MS/PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, it makes more sense to do B.Tech.(CSE) from IT-BHU rather than doing B.Tech.(Chemical) at an IIT.