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May 18, 2012
Sumit Thakur EEE07 @ 06:04 PM

The IIT BHU fraternity takes great pleasure in extending its heartiest congratulations to all of you who have qualified the IIT JEE 2012. It is the first and most significant step towards the intense journey of personal transformation that you will undertake in the next four or five years. We know from our own experience that as exciting as it sounds, it is intimidating too. A bunch of questions would pop up as you decide which course to pursue and at which IIT.

We feel extremely happy in playing our role to help you gain deeper insights into life@IIT BHU. IIT BHU, the oldest among the 16 IITs with a history spanning over more than 9 decades, breathes inside the lush green campus of the largest residential university of Asia - Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

The institute boasts of extensive infrastructure with royal architecture reminiscent of the pre-independence era. Life at campus is vibrant all the year round with host of activities conducted by various Student Clubs. If you have a passion there is a club for it !!!

Students also get ample opportunities to pursue multidisciplinary activities in coordination with other faculties of the university such as pure sciences, the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) - a top notch medical school, Faculty of Fine Arts etc. This model is a very unique feature of IIT BHU that sets it apart in the whole of IIT system.

IIT BHU students go to a wide variety of institutions after graduation. These include top business schools and engineering schools for MS/MBA/PhD all over the world. The continuous chain ensures that during your life at IIT BHU, you can approach your seniors for advice on these matters.

Moreover with a long history comes a big network of alumni who are spread all across the globe and have made their names in different fields. This is the greatest resource that you will tap into once you cross the gates of the college and put your foot in the real world.  See the official page of PAN IIT, the alumni organisation that spans across all the IITs http://iit.org/iithistory

With this background we are ready to take any question about life@IIT BHU. Best of luck to all of you.

Note: The students of IIT BHU have created a facebook page to help out fresh JEE grads. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/guide.to.iitbhu/

The students have also published an online brochure that answers many of the frequently asked questions about the institute.  Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/guide.to.iitbhu/doc/402544043123799/ 

For a sneak peek into students' thoughts on various branches at IIT BHU  and their scope in terms of campus placements, higher studies etc. refer to the blog post at http://www.itbhuglobal.org/archives/2012/05/iit_bhu_varanasi_welcomes_the.html#comment-25274

Ref: The questions from 2011 are archived at this page.

PS: We will try giving detailed answers to all the queries here on the forum itself. In case you want to reach out to one of our students on campus or one of our alumni, you can get their contact information (email id, phone #) at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ar2sm_1eqrlCdFVlS1l3cGpnTkw3MEtqaHN1ZjlXaFE&pli=1#gid=0. Please note that the response on email queries might be slow. Thus it is advised that you also post your query on the forum in addition to reaching out to people above."
97 Comment(s) (The views expressed here are those of the commenters, and ITBHUGlobal.org is not responsible for them.)
 Hammad Ayyubi said:

I have got AIR 2580. What do you think are my chances in Comp Eng Btech and Dual degree Mtech?
What are pros and cons of prefering Mtech over Btech? Why the rush for Btech?

May 19, 2012 11:19 AM
 jayant joshi said:

i have cleared jee 2012 with air 3323.
whether i should prefer mechanical btech/DD in iit bhu
or CS at iit jodhpur(or any new iit)...
Any suggestion that might help is welcome...

May 19, 2012 8:38 PM
 Sumit Thakur said:


It depends on few things...If you have a deep interest in the subject of computer science then you should definitely do serious research about CS at newer IITs.
Otherwise if you are looking for a) an established brand name, b) a course that can open up several high value options for you and c) a "complete" undergraduate experience, then Mechanical at IIT BHU is a better choice.

Mechanical is academically the toughest department at IIT (BHU) and has good, experienced faculty. If you want to know about long term career in this field you can reach out to one of our alumni contacts listed at the top.

Sumit Thakur
Electrical 07

May 19, 2012 9:50 PM
 Sumit Thakur said:


Students generally tend to prefer B.Tech over Dual Degree courses because that gives them an option of supplementing their B.Tech. education in an IIT with an MS/PhD from a different institution, preferably abroad, thus adding more diversity and richness to their academic profile.

Having said that, several companies that do come for campus placements may give more preference to dual degree students. This is based on the perception that the additional 1 year of study gives students better insight into their respective areas of study and thus makes such candidates more adept for "core" engineering job profiles.

I guess one of our current students can better guide you on the campus placements trends of dual degree students.

Sumit Thakur
Electrical 07

May 19, 2012 10:03 PM
 Anonymous said:

@ Hammad

The closing rank for CSE Dual was 2967 last year so you stand a pretty good chance of getting it. The B. Tech course might be difficult to get at your rank since the closing rank is bound to rise. As far as placements are concerned, when it comes to CSE the placements for both Dual and B. Tech courses were equivalent this year.

Shobhit Shubhankar
First Year
Chemical Engineering

May 19, 2012 11:27 PM
 opazad said:

Please add my name any guy from Delhi can contact me even personally

May 20, 2012 4:48 AM
 ved prakash said:

@ jayant joshi you can visit here to get some idea http://janisharali.blogspot.in/

May 20, 2012 1:14 PM
 Abhijeet Ghoshal said:

In my experience, doing an M.Tech. has many long term benefits than doing B.Tech. Yes, it takes one extra year, but it goes a long way forward.
1. If you want to do MS/PhD, your preference increases (in every school) over an undergrad.
2. If you want to do MBA abroad, your preference increases. I think even in Indian MBA, preference is higher for M.Techs. than B.Techs.
3. If you prefer taking up a job, most companies in that domain pay you more than a B.Tech. Thus, you get compensated for your degree.
4. Only if you join Infosys/Wipro type of software companies or companies not in your domain (like finance), your degree will not be values immediately.

At least half of the people do an MBA in some point of their lives or take up a job in their domain (or both).

May 20, 2012 2:41 PM
 Himanshu said:

i have cleared iitjee 2012 with a ALL INDIA RANK of 3332 . What are my chances of getting in btech mechanical engineering in IIT BHU ?
Also i wud like to inform you that iit madras is starting a new course of Electrical Engineering and IIT roorkee is starting civil engineering with sum specialisations .
any suggestions please .......

May 20, 2012 8:15 PM
 Narayanan said:

This is an excellent initiative of providing useful advise to prospective students and an opportunity to create right visibility for our alma mater. Our institute official web site looks terrible and historic with out dated information. Prospective students would like to get current updated information from the official web site . Information with respect to current placement statistics and life at the campus including various cultural, sports and technology festivals are some thing the prospective students would like to know more . While the institute authorities may manage the web site and not bothered to update regularly, the current students in the institute and those like Yogesh who can influence the faculty in charge for the web site need to volunteer for urgent update of web site to give updated and relevant information.

While playing a part through social media in terms of brand building and marketing the institute is very relevant and a good idea , we do not have a choice of leaving the the official web site in its current status. I am sure we have current students with excellent skill sets to revamp the look and feel of the official website and update it with current information.

Best wishes


May 20, 2012 9:00 PM
 Karan said:


IIT-JEE provides a detailed list mentioning the opening and closing ranks per branch, using which you can get a general sense of what rank you need to have to expect a branch at IIT (BHU).

One factor that everyone needs to keep in mind is the conversion, though. So on a general sense, your rank has to be well near the opening rank of a branch, if you really think of getting admission in that particular branch.

The difference in rank would be a little hard to mention, but we are expecting a big leap in both opening and closing ranks.

My suggestion would be to not only apply for branches in which your selection chances seem bright, considering the last year's record, but also to apply for other branches you might have interest in.

And one think that is of utmost importance is to KNOW what kinda work profiles you can expect, and what is the real industry work that happens in that particular branch. And this can be done if you contact a person who is already in later years of his college life, in the same branch, same campus.

Put in some hard work, shortlist some branches, hunt multiple people on facebook who are in the same branch, and get genuine help that way.

Hoping to see some of you in campus, soon :)

Karan Bajaj
B.Tech. Part 3
Computer Engineering

May 21, 2012 2:43 AM
 Sumit Thakur said:

@ Narayanan Sir

Thanks a lot for your feedback Sir. Comments from experienced alumni like you keep us motivated to improvise continuously.

I'm pleased to tell you that we have already taken steps in the direction of improving institute's website. The alumni are working in close coordination with the web committee at institute to revamp the look and feel of the public face of our institute, the itbhu.ac.in website. Believe me Sir you will soon see the joint effort bearing fruit.

Sumit Thakur
EEE 07

May 21, 2012 8:35 AM
 Shobhit said:

@ Himanshu:

Mechanical at IIT BHU might be difficult as it would in all probability close at a higher rank this year. At your rank it might be possible for you to get the course at Roorkee but Madras looks unlikely because Electrical is a really good branch and should close at a much higher rank. Try exploring the other options that you might have. Thanks.

May 21, 2012 10:05 AM
 Vikram Karve said:

IIT BHU Varanasi must strive to improve their student placement, especially since it suffers from location since most of the jobs today are in metros (NCR, West and South India). It would be wise for the IIT BHU Training and Placement Officer to open branch offices in places like Bangalore, Pune and New Delhi (NCR) to better coordinate placements. The Institute Faculty must be more proactive and must interact with industry in order to ensure excellent placements for their students. It is good placements that will attract top ranking IITJEE students to IIT BHU.

May 22, 2012 12:06 AM
 Sudhir Goyal said:

my IIT-JEE rank is 1795 and i have cleared in 2nd attempt
i am actually confused of opting which college and branch..

as per last year opening,and closing ranks
i have options:
Roorkee elec(814-1709)
Roorkee mech(1209-1806)
BHU cse(1548-2509)
kharagpur chem(1723-2026)
kanpur aerospace(1333-2012)
guwahati elec and comm(1353-2040)

i dont have particular interest in any
but i would be comfortable with cs,elec or mech
also would it be beneficial for me to take dual degree courses..

i have a major doubt between roorkee elec and bhu cs
seeing opening closing ranks roorkee seems better..
but since IT-BHU is going to convert to IIT ...adds confusion to me

please give your suggestion...

May 22, 2012 10:57 PM
 Anonymous said:

@ Sudhir,
Go for IIT BHU CS. Best branch in all your choices. The gap between Roorkee and BHU will shrink considerably as the IIT conversion happens. End of the day, in the long term, IIT tag carries a lot of weight, but which IIT its from does not matter.

May 23, 2012 7:12 AM
 Anonymous said:

@ Sudhir

After conversion, Older 5 IIT's and IIT-BHU will come at the same level due to strong alumni and long history of students coming via JEE system.

With additional funding due to IIT conversion, it will take few years but closing rank for CSE at IIT-BHU should move up drastically in next few years. This year it is expected to close in 1500-2000 range and in 2-3 years it should close before 1500. If we look at the closing rank of CS at Roorkee, you will notice that it has been moving up each year. Now CS department of BHU is better than Roorkee so there is no reason for BHU CS to close after Roorkee in few years. I will expect CS at BHU to close before 1000 after 5-6 years.

If I were in your position, I will put CSE BHU before electronics at Roorkee unless you are interested in electronics. Placement of CS BHU is better than Roorkee Electronics so if you don't care of specific subject and simply want better oppurtunities in higher studies and placement then CSE BHU is better deal.

Anyway, you can not go wrong with good branches in older IIT be it electronics or CS. Enjoy your next 4 years.

May 23, 2012 10:55 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 00 said:

@ Sudhir

IIT BHU will get clubbed with 5 older IIT's after conversion due to long history of taking students via JEE and alumni network. Closing ranks of all branches at IIT-BHU will move up each year from now on. I will suggest going for IIT-BHU CS if you are not looking for any specific branch because that's best option.

Roorkee CS department is not in good shape but due to one extra I it was closing so much higher than BHU. You can guess where BHU closing rank is headed in next few years so don't go by last year closing rank. After 3-4 years, anyone ranked higher than 1500 is not likely to get CS at BHU.

May 23, 2012 11:51 AM
 Himanshu said:

my air is 3332 what could i get ?
i want mechanical stream .
luking to last year's counselling data :
1) btech at iit gandhi nagar
2) dual degree / btech it bhu

btech at it bhu may be difficult so what shud i choose among the rest two ?

May 24, 2012 11:13 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Himanshu

If you are very interested in specific branch and you can get at Gandhinagar then go for that. Newer IIT's will not have same campus experience as BHU and it's big part of your life. BHU alumni network is very strong. Alumini network of Gandhinagar will take 20 years to build even at basic level. Same situation with any new IIT's.

If you are not interested in specific branch then you can try to get core branches in BHU. Even though closing rank will jump substantially up this year due to conversion, you should be able to get something good at your rank.

Best of luck with your seat allocation.

May 25, 2012 10:10 AM
 smy said:

I have secured the AIR 2956. I am very confused as to which of the two I should prefer- institute or branch. I am not very passionate about a particular branch but would definitely prefer CSE or EEE which I can get in the new IITs, as per last year's cutoffs. I can get chemical, civil and possibly electrical (B Tech) and CSE dual degree course at BHU. Please give me some frank suggestions...

May 26, 2012 12:56 AM
 mitul said:

could we migrate from integrated mtech programme to btech programme in bhu
whats diff between integrated mtech and dual degree courses

May 26, 2012 1:12 AM
 Anonymous said:

First of all, heartiest congratulations to you all, for qualifying the most dreaded and toughest examination on this earth (IIT-JEE). Certainly, this is the life turning event for every one of you; which is fraught with excitement, suspense and curiosity about choosing the right career path, that means making an optimum choice between your JEE rank and an IIT.

Let me introduce myself, I graduated in mechanical engg from IIT (BHU) in yr 2000, that was the time when seats were limited (less than 2,500 in toto and JEE was exceptionally toughest) and if someone was below 1800 (JEE rank) it was an almost impossible to get mechanical branch at BHU. I had batch mates who left erstwhile Roorkee University (CSE/Electronics/Electrical branches) and preferred studying mechanical at BHU. I must tell you all that the brand value of IITs that you are seeing today, was built due to quality professionals it has produced in past.

Having said that, it surprises me when I see lots of queries and comments posted by prospective students that focus heavily on packages, internet/hostel facilities, short cuts (B. Tech Vs DD) location etc. Rarely, any one has talked about his/her passion about becoming an outstanding engineer and pursuing his/her real interest, believe me – this is what which will make difference to you and your career. Just getting an IIT will not make any difference, as you have to prove yourself in professional world against the high benchmark already set by alums; if you can meet/exceed that expectation – you are a true IITian.

Request you all to pursue you interest, then select institute of your choice. However, I personally feel that due to conversion IIT (BHU) will leap frog in short span of time (2-3 yrs) and it will be challenge to get good branches if JEE rank is below 1500.

Good Luck to you all.

May 26, 2012 10:53 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Mitul

I don't think you can move from M.Tech to to B.Tech. Integrated M.Tech gives you one degree after you complete the course. Dual gives you both degree.

To reconfirm my understanding, please post your queries on


Current students will correct me if my understanding is wrong about current status.

May 26, 2012 10:53 AM
 Govind Malhotra said:

@Smy :

Congratulations for securing a good rank in IIT-JEE. I would suggest you to give equal preference to Institute and branch. See you'll be staying in the institute for 4-5 years so basic facilities, nice environment, proper infrastructure, helpful seniors and a strong Alumni network are necessary. New IITs lack in some of these areas that's why it is not advisable to join them unless you are very much passionate about some particular branch and you are not getting it elsewhere.
Lets say if you join some good IIT with a branch that you dont have any interest in, the rest 4 years of your life will seem a burden for you. So it's important to make a right combo.

Due to conversion of IT-BHU to IIT BHU, probably you might not get CSE(5 year course). I would suggest you to take up chemical engineering at this rank (if it interests you). Chemical engineering is one of the best department in the college with good faculty and nice placements.

Govind Malhotra
2nd year Mining Engineering

May 26, 2012 11:06 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:


There are pros and cons with new IIT and established IIT's(including IIT BHU).

New IIT's don't have any alumni network yet and it will take 10-15 years for them to have even basic level of alumni network. New IIT's don't have campus and infrastructure in place yet. Problems associated with new IIT's are obvious.

Now due to these problems, you can get good branches in new IIT's with lower ranks as well. Your chances of getting CSE dual or Electrical is very less because closing ranks are expected to jump by big margin for all branches in IIT-BHU due to conversion. You should be able to get Mechanical, Chemical or civil in BHU. Mechanical at BHU is one of the best department in India and gets very good placement.

You can also opt for Mathematics and Computing at BHU if you simply want good placement and don't have any idea about your interest. Companies hiring for CSE, Electronics and Electrical are often open for Computing as well.

You can look for Electrical dual also but it will take 5 years. One year extra is hardly an issue in long term. So you have plenty of choices at BHU with good prospect.

I will suggest you to post questions about different branches at http://www.facebook.com/groups/guide.to.iitbhu/

Current students from respective branches can help you with more information. They can help you to decide order of you choice as well.

Best of luck with your seat allocation.

May 26, 2012 11:13 AM
 Gaurav Mehta said:

My jee rank is 4890 this year & I want BHU only so what are my chances for any branch at BHU & how should I fill preference in on line choice filling.

May 28, 2012 3:17 AM
 Harshit said:

i hv secured AIR 2323...can i get cs in iitbhu..?
if not then which course should i opt?

May 28, 2012 4:34 AM
 bgr said:

I secured a rank of 5446 in iitjee -2012 and belong to general category . I have a chance of getting B.S (chemistry) four year course in IIT Kanpur , B.Design in IIT Guwahati , M.Sc integrated (5 year course) in IIT Kharagpur , M.Tech in IT-BHU , all courses in ISM – Dhanbad .
I got 258 marks in BIT-SAT . I am likely to get M.Sc (Hons.)- dual degree(chem, biological sciences) in BITS –Hyd.
I am awaiting AIEEE result and likely to get rank around 9000 .
I request you to advice me which course I shall take . Finally I am interested in doing MBA’s in IIM’s .

May 28, 2012 9:15 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Harshit

Due to conversion, closing ranks are expected to jump. I highly doubt that you can get CS B.Tech but you will have an outside chance of getting Dual CS at IIT BHU. Dual follows the same course for first 3 years and has similar placements. In fact, dual CS gets bit higher salary.

If you don't get those two, you can opt for Elctronics or Electrical. Electronics department of BHU is one of best in India. Mechanical is another very good and famous department from BHU. Even with jump in closing ranks, you should be able to get one of the above listed choices. If you are interested in specific branch then go with that but you can not go wrong with any of the above options at BHU. After 2-3 years, none of the above listed branch will be available at your rank so take advantage of it and join IIT BHU.

Best of luck with your seat selections.

May 28, 2012 2:05 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ BGR & Gurav Mehta,

Since you are open to all possibilities, Please also post your questions at

Your questions can be answered in more interactive manner on that platform.

May 28, 2012 2:10 PM
 aditya mangla said:

hello ,i am aditya, my rank is 3575 - in jee2012 , confused bw iit bhu - maths and computing (5 yr) , bhu - chem,bhu civil , bhu - mech(5 yr) , iit delhi - textile engineering.
NOTE - 1) i am from delhi so obviously want 2 stay in delhi
2)i have no such branch preference but ya till class 12 i have been least interested in maths , my phy and chem are quite good .
3) i wud want a branch where both core and non core jobs are available
4) also pls comment on chem vs civil scene at iit - bhu

May 28, 2012 7:23 PM
 N Gupta said:

My daughter got 3690 AIR. she has no specific choice but a good institute.

we heard that around 80% IITians never go in the Tech or Core Job ? most of them get in IT/ Consultancy/ Management/Finance etc !! is it true ? if true then why so research for selection of Branch ?

her basic interest in study of Chemistry but wish to keep her option open for civil services.

this year BHU got IIT status. this year after 2nd list in counselling there is exit route also. how these two development would affect Cut off at BHU.

suggest her best 4 yr & 5yr course at BHU or any other IIT.

May 30, 2012 10:01 AM
 PR said:


First thing is that if you want to grow up in life then try to leave the comforts of your home town (think of better avenues if available elsewhere).

In your case since you can get a better branch in BHU then IIT-Delhi (to me all branches are good), but i am saying better here in terms of broad-base applications, hence i would recommend you 5 year mech in BHU over textile engg in IIT-Delhi.

mech is great branch in terms of broad base applications. It opens maximum no. of avenues for an engg student.

if you can get it at your rank........just take it....otherwise take chemical.........

else if you are comp sci / electronics freak....look for DCE (if you have good rank there).....however will not get IIT brand then......

May 30, 2012 10:51 AM
 AB said:

Dear Gupta Ji,

If your daughter is interested in chemistry, then go for Industrial Chemistry Integrated 5 year M.tech at IIT-BHU. She can get that easily for this rank.

She will have 2 advantages here, first is that she can continue with chemistry as one of the subjects for CSE (Mains).

Secondly, if she looks for a different line, she can get very good options abroad for PhD.

thirdly, if she wants to join industry, she can very well get a good job in Pharmaceuticals / fine chemicals Industry.

anyway don't just go by my advise but do what best you think for her......

May 30, 2012 11:00 AM
 Anonymous said:

@ Mr N Gupta,

I'm an alum from the 90s, so I can comment on the post-Engineering career options. It is correct that a lot of IIT graduates from 90s and early 2000s ended up in IT/ Consultancy/ Management/Finance etc. However, all times do not remain the same. Now IT in on the wane, Finance is in recession and core industries are picking up. Good engineering branch makes you future proof and opens lot of doors, which is a first step to a great career. Imagine a CS graduate joining Facebook after college and then growing to management ranks quickly. So a good branch is important for the getting the right first step in the career.
Can't comment about the branch options based on current rank. In our times, all the good branches closed at around 1500. Now ranks have changed due to more seats and reservation etc. Expect IIT BHU ranks to go back up in 2-3 years with the IIT tag.

May 30, 2012 11:47 AM
 Pankaj Kumar said:

I got AIR of 8118. I am interested in modern technology and Computer Science and Engineering.Where should I opt for taking branches. May I get any branch in IIT BHU.What about new IITs.What should I prefer BTech of Dual degree?
Please guide me ...

May 30, 2012 7:48 PM
 Vikas Kumar said:

Hi Bhaiya,
I have got AIR 658. I am interested in science and modern technology/cse.Where should I opt for taking branches. Should I get CSE branch in IIT BHU .
After completing B-Tech/M-Tech, I want do PhD preferably from abroad.What should I prefer BTech of Dual degree if I would try in Roorkee and Guwahati?

May 30, 2012 7:56 PM
 Kishor said:

got AIR 903 in JEE 2012 I'm interested in CSE which is good choice IIT Roorkee CSE or IT-BHU CSE or IITH CSE

May 30, 2012 8:52 PM
 Anon said:

These are a collection of the most comprehensive posts made so far about the scope of various branches at IIT (BHU) Varanasi.

Computer Science and Engineering

CSE is one of the most prized departments of IIT-BHU. Friendly faculty, good coding environment and great placements make IIT-BHU CSE a good choice for students.


IIT-BHU CSE witnessed awesome placements. We had 3 Facebook recruits this year. The highest package this year has been in Facebook at 75 lpa for 3 students. Then we had Google (to be more specific Google Mountain View) with a 1,20,000 US Dollar ($) package. All major recruiters like Google, Microsoft, Zynga, Yahoo, Adobe, etc regularly visit the campus for interns and placements. The average has been near 14 lpa and majority gets placed above 10 lpa. Most of the students have 2 or more offers at the end of placement season.

Advantages of IIT BHU CSE over other CSEs?

1. Our Departmental Fests – Adhyayan and Codefest are internationally acclaimed. We have huge international participation especially from Europe and US. Generally, foreign entries win and so we even keep prizes like Best in 1st year IIT BHU, etc. (Mind it, these are separate from our Annual cultural and technical fests)

2. Due to lack of IIT Tag, IT BHU had been low in preference list of JEE aspirants. So IIT-BHU has been much lower in opening and closing ranks than what it deserves to be. In the coming years, IIT-BHU CSE wont be available at the ranks it is available now.

Coding Environment

We have a nice coding environment better than most IITs. Seniors are very friendly and ever ready to help juniors and guide them. The senior-junior relationship of IIT BHU CSE is unique where seniors willingly encourage and enlighten students. It is the good coding environment of IIT BHU that:

1. IIT-BHU (then IT-BHU) came second in Inter IIT Programming Contest. (Mind it, its different from Inter IIT Sports. We shall go there as well from this year onwards)

2. We, at IIT BHU, regularly participate in various events organized by Codechef, SPOJ, ACM, Codeforces and this creates best coders here.

3. We have been listed in top 10 institutes worldwide for coding by Google Summer of Code. Only other IIT to feature is IIT-Kharagpur.

4. Be it Kashiyatra, our cultural fest or Spardha, our sports fest; web designing, flex designing and all other software is managed by students from over IIT-BHU. Visit www.kashiyatra.com to see the productivity.

Mechanical Engineering

Ok, people have already vociferously advocated mech at IIT BHU for various reasons. I graduated this year, so let me answer your doubts:

1. I think you can get an idea of research fields of professors fromhttp://itbhu.ac.in/mec/index.php/people/faculty.html I can assure you that our professors are amongst the best (I am not getting emotional, it’s a fact) and also the strictest in the country. They routinely publish in international journals and the impact factors of several research papers from our dept is astounding. If you join mech at IIT BHU, be prepared for serious gruelling.Interest students in our batch take up several projects under the guidance of professors and also compete nationally and internationally at competitions. For instance, I won a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) event organized by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning) at IIT Kharagpur in 2010. My classmates also built an all-terrain vehicle and competed at SAE- BAJA (Society of Automotive Engineering). Students have also earned acclaim in Japan, Taiwan, Korea etc in interns/projects and many have offers of higher studies from there. Several of my batchmates and seniors have patents to their credit.

2. No student from the 2012 B.Tech Mechanical batch is immediately going for an M.Tech. Everyone’s planning to wait out the economic turmoil in the West. I can tell you about students from earlier batch who are at Michigan and Harvard (students I know personally).

3. Regarding amenities, all you need to know is you will have awesome internet connection- nothing else matters. Period. I mean, if I say the bathrooms are crappy, are you going to run off to another college? Anyways, we lived in a twin-sharing room basis in college. New hostels will function from this year, so maybe our juniors will have single accommodation.

Now, my own two cents about Mech. I had the option of mech at BITS and CS at NITs and my dad is also an IITBHU Mech alumnus. Mech at IITBHU gives you amazing flexibility as far as your career is concerned. I have met IITBHU Mech alumni- CEOs of Govt Oil Companies, former Exec. Director of Goldman Sachs, Scientists at Singapore, Venture Capitalists from Silicon Valley, Motivational speakers etc. You may be interested in some engg field right now but after 4 years, should you happen to change your mind, you have diverse options.

- Aviral Srivastava (Batch of 2012, Mechanical Engineering)

Ceramic Engineering

For rankers 4500+! The option of Ceramics at IIT-BHU and Why you are one of the luckiest guys as of now?

1. You don't have an option! Life has never dealt a better hand to you! So, take what you can and live out this summer with no worries! After all, it could be your last carefree summer.

2. Ceramics is the most versatile option for the future. Why?

- If you want to pursue a PhD, you can move to Cera, Mat Sc, Geology, etc. Ceramics offers you the widest scope, the least competition, and the greatest potential for growth! Oh, and easy foreign internships!

- If you want to pursue a career in management, Cera offers you the prospect of a Niche branch! It helps in interviews! Also, the ample amount of free time helps you get a good undergrad score as well as develop a powerful resume! This, of course, is combined with the time to prepare very well for CAT/GMAT!

- Placements seems to be a crunch, when it comes to Core companies, especially if you compare it to CS, ECE, EEE! However, if you broaden your views, then you will realize that if your career line is in the core industry, your rise becomes phenomenal! Ultimately, even if you dont 70% of the salary of the CS guys now; when you're 26, you will reach the same levels, but you will have better perks!!

- And with the right profile, and skill-set, you can do carve out career lines that will never come on campus. (Consulting, IB, FMCG) Of course, be prepared to go over and above your work in college to get the above!

In summary, base your decision on what you really want to do! Placements are difficult to predict because of volatile hiring seasons, but know that if you're good at what you do, companies will hire you, no matter the branch!

- Bharat Kumar (4th Year, Ceramic Engineering)

May 30, 2012 10:09 PM
 Anonymous said:

hello sir...i secured 6050 rank in iit jee...is der any chance of getting mechanical in ISM dhanbad dis year?? i doont want to compromise with the field and want to pursue M.S in automotive design after my b.tech...can i do tht after pursuing b.tech in industrial or production? i hv chances of getting dual degree mechanical in bits pilani...

my second doubt is regarding counselling procedure..in case i get a seat in first round nd do the payments..nd i dnt tk admisiion after third round, will i b eligible for giving iit jee nxt yr?? in brochure itss written u cn leave ur seat after second round? wht abt third round?? tried contacting at the jee offices ..no one knws nethin abt it... :(

plzzz help!!!

May 30, 2012 10:23 PM
 Vidyasagar Gautam said:


I am a student of B-Tech, Computer Science at IIT-BHU, so commenting in this post.First of all I want to congratulate you to securing a good enough rank in IITJEE to have cse branch at IIT-BHU. If you are possibly getting cse at IIT Roorkee then go there but don't go in new IITs. New IITs don't have strong alumni network and campus placement. There is a little difference between IIT BHU and IIT Roorkee. adding an extra I does all that. Also IIT BHU's cs placement is better than IIT Roorkee. So If you are interested in cse as well as in BHU, then join IIT BHU. But prepare your mind to select a particular institute. It may be a critical step of your life.
Best of luck for getting a cs seat in IIT.

May 31, 2012 12:44 AM
 Uday Shankar said:

I have got AIR 10,120 in JEE-12 and want to join IIT-BHU. May I get any seat there.
I qualified in second chance, so not interested in any particular branch.
please suggest me.

May 31, 2012 12:51 AM
 sp said:

@ Uday

Take any branch other than Biochemical.
This dept is still in infancy. There is no HOD, no industry relation, no proper interships and no placements. After Dual you have to end up in infosys or wipro.

Alumni - Please do somthing and help this branch to come up with times.

May 31, 2012 2:28 AM
 deepika singh said:

i am confused between computers, electrical, electronics branch in iit bhu which probably i can get. my iit air is 2684. please give the preference order of these courses considering both 4 year btech and 5 year dual degree courses. also give the preference order of mathematics and computing at iit guwahati.
also i had trouble in computer science in my high school. also consider that factor for the preference.

May 31, 2012 7:40 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Kishor

I am CS 2000 pass out from BHU. Congratulations for getting a good rank. In our time , BHU CS used to open around 600-700 and close around 1300-1500 without carrying an IIT tag. Due to missing I and arrival of other new IIT’s, despite being the best CS department after older 5 IIT's, BHU kept sliding down in opening/closing rank. Now it has the IIT tag so we expect it will make a huge jump in opening and closing rank for the next couple of years. CS BHU has much better department than CS Roorkee. There should be no reason for BHU CS to close after Roorkee in 3-4 years. It might take 3-4 years because not every students does proper research before deciding and they put their order of preference based on last year's opening/closing rank.

Academics at Roorkee CS is a major issue. Roorkee CS does not even have a separate department due to faculty issue. Faculty input is major issue at CS department. CS department of Roorkee is weak spot of Roorkee. Just to put things in perspective, IIT-BHU (then IT-BHU) came second in Inter IIT Programming Contest. IITBHU(then IT-BHU) was top 10 institutes worldwide for coding by Google Summer of Code. Roorkee was not in that list.

BHU has one more advantage over Roorkee and Guwahati. BHU has been taking students of same caliber as older 5 IIT's for the last 40 years. Roorkee and Guwahati have 10-15 years of history of doing so. It takes time for graduates to climb up the ladder in industry so you will find that BHU alumni are placed at much higehr positions. Strong alumni network is very important in later part of your career. You tap into your alumni network opportunities which will not be available to you without alumni network. BHU comes much ahead compared to Roorkee on this factor.

After the conversion IIT-BHU will come right after older 5 IIT’s due to everything being same for the last 40 years resulting in large number of BHU graduates at various level with other IIT graduates. BHU CS has advantage over Roorkee on this front.

Conversion will give one time extra funding to upgrade everything even though I don’t think you will see very huge improvements quickly mainly due to current standard of all departments being already high. Anyway, extra one time funding will help to make it even better.

In our time 1/3rd of the CS department used to go for higher studies in US for MS or PHD with full scholarships. Scholarships for MS is mainly dependent on good work done by students which went before you. I did MS in USA with some IIT-D guys. Roorkee students were not coming in big numbers at least at universities where BHU and IIT’s CS grads used to come. So BHU CS comes ahead as compared to Roorkee CS on this front.

Hyderabad CS is a big NO due to obvious reasons. They don’t even have their campus and facilities set up at this time. For Guwahati it took 15 years to come to current standards so you can make a guess how long it will take new IIT’s to reach to at the level of Guwahati’s standard. Placement was decent at Hyderabad but what I heard that Hyderbad CS got almost 100% placement. That means it was not 100%. Cross check it though, because I don’t have first hand information about it. Now CS department not getting 100% placement is only due to all the issues faced by newer IIT’s so I will stay away from newer IIT’s for next few years. New IIT’s will improve but currently at your rank you should not be even thinking about them. Placement of BHU and Roorkee should be comparable, check with current students. BHU placement should take upward trajectory due to extra companies coming to BHU after IIT tag. Anyway, don’t read too much about exact details of current placement stats at any place in any branch because it keeps changing each year and by the time you graduate it can be different than the current stats. But I won’t be too much worried about the placement either at BHU or Roorkee when you are talking about the CS department.

I am likely to have some bias towards BHU so I will quote a neutral person who is in the position to judge CS department. Dr. Dhiraj Saghi, a professor at of IIT-Kanpur CS department, was ask following question,

“Is IIT Roorkee as good as original five IITs.” And his answer was ,

“IIT Roorkee is doing well. They do have some weak spots. In Computer Science, for example, I would definitely rank IIIT Hyderabad higher than IIT Roorkee. In general, look at the website. Do they have enough faculty members in that discipline. IIT Roorkee has its strengths. And the original five IITs have their weaknesses.”

In short - Taking account of Academics, Students standing in inter IIT and international competitions, Placements, Opportunities for higher studies and Alumni network; I will rank IIT-BHU > IIT Guwahati> IIT Roorkee, big gap > IIT Hyderabad. Last few years of opening and closing rank does not reflect it due to missing IIT tag at BHU but this will change in coming few years for sure. People were not preferring Guwahati due to location so opening and closing rank is again not reflection of true status. Since Hyderabad produces lot of candidate for IIT, you might have seen some decent ranked students opting for it due to closeness despite having better options at other IIT's.

I tried to give you very detailed answer mainly because you seem very interested in CS and asked a direct question. Most of the queries we get where students have a list of 5 different branches as their option without having interest in anything. Campus experience wise, you will enjoy BHU because it is right in the city.

Good luck with your selection. Wherever you go , enjoy your 4 years, because all BHU graduates miss their BHU and Varanasi days.

May 31, 2012 8:13 AM
 shashi said:

I am 1996 passout from IIT BHU and i will say things have changed completely in last 15 years , in our times there used to be only 2500 students selected through IIT JEE . so students now have more opportunities . IT BHU has always taken very bright student . It was better then many of IIT's in our times due to faculity , student quality and facilities . I have been to many other IIT's no one offers the opportunity to be part of university at the same time have the previlage of going through the IIT system. one xtra I has never been a issue . Now that officialy there is that extra I , i feel the current batch is getting a steal. they should avail it asap , i am pretty sure IIT BHU will be ranked 3-4th in 2-3 years time . its a 100 year old institution with alumni all over the world , no other older IIT's even match it , newer one dont even compare. Its a steal , grab it.

May 31, 2012 10:43 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ deepika singh

Considering your problem with computer science and assuming that you are open to all subjects , I will suggest you to fill your top three choices in following order.

Electronics at BHU , Electrical at BHU and Mechanical at BHU.

You might miss first two choices due to jump in closing rank as result ot conversion of BHU to IIT . You should be able to get Mech at your rank at least this year. By the time you graduate, even Mech will close much higher than your current rank and you will consider yourself lucky. So take advantage of it this year to get some core branch. Don't opt for some obscure branch unless you are very interested. You can go for even Civil and Chemical if that interests you. All 5 departments have very good reputation and faculty. Alumni of those departments have done very well.

I will not suggest Math and computing option unless you enjoy Math. Also, most students from Math and Computing end up working in Software field which you don't enjoy. I will not suggest Electrical dual course, which is 5 year course, over mechanical unless you like Electrical.

Best of luck with your selections.

May 31, 2012 11:43 AM
 Sarthak said:

I secured AIR 2730 in IITJEE 2012. I am still confused about what branch and college to give highest preference. Kindly help me in selecting the best option available for me. I really am not able to select the best course for me as all seem to interest me.

May 31, 2012 12:34 PM
 rishabh sethiya said:

hi sir,
i have scored 1986 rank in iit .i m confused how is BHU CS and what will be its predicatble closing rank.and give me an over view on EC branch

May 31, 2012 8:12 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Sarthak

After the conversion of BHU to IIT, BHU will be at same level as older 5 IIT's. Older 5 IIT's and BHU have been admitting JEE candidates for more than 40 years. Since conversion is happening this year, we expect that closing ranks will move for all branches at IIT-BHU over the next few years. This year is likely to be the last year when some one with your rank can join an established IIT like BHU with good branch. Please read the reply given to deepika singh above as well becuause her rank is similar to yours and advice is applicable to you as well.

Since you are open to all branches, I will advice you to fill your top 5 branch options in following orders to secure a top branch in established IIT.

Electronics at BHU > Electrical at BHU > Mechanical at BHU > Chemical at BHU > Chemical at Roorkee > Civil at BHU or Civil at Roorkee

You might not get the top two choices at your rank but still it's better to put it on your list. You are likely to get Mech at BHU with your rank. Mech at BHU is top 5 Mech department among all IIT's and it has very good faculty. Mech is always in demand. Several companies visit BHU campus to recruit BHU Mech graduates and there is 100% placement.

Good luck in securing a seat with good branch at established institute.

May 31, 2012 8:51 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Vikas Kumar

Please see my above reply to Kishor. It's applicable to you. If you want to go for higher studies then BHU CS is great fit for you. You do have to work towards that goal but 100's of students from BHU CS have attended graduate schools in USA with full scholarships. They have created a good reputation and name for BHU so it will help you when you apply. You should opt for B.tech CS first and then opt for Dual CS due to being interested in MS and PHD. It's better to do B.tech from IIT and then do MS and/or PHD from outside.

Good luck.

May 31, 2012 9:55 PM
 Sumit Thakur said:

@ Rishabh Sethiya

Our alum Rohit Ranjan who is a pass out of CSE(Class of 2000) has given a very good comparison of CSE at IIT BHU vis-a-vis other IITs. Please go through his post here:


If you want to get insights into current atmosphere of CSE at IIT BHU, go through the post made by one of our current students at the link below:


-Sumit Thakur
EEE 2007

May 31, 2012 10:07 PM
 Sameer jain said:

Hello All: I am a graduate of Chemical Engg from IIT BHU from 1988 and i would, for the sake of the newcomers, like to point out one key item. IIT BHU, prior to it IT BHU and prior to it BENCO has probably one of the most accomplished alumni of any of the engineering institution from India. The list of these overachievers runs into thousands and continues to grow as graduates are taking the helm of industry, academia, R&D, etc., Here is an anecdote from my experience: When i was starting my first company in Texas in 1995 and approached a Venture Capital firm for seed funding, I was amazed to find that 2 managing partners and 1 general partner were IT-BHU graduates. Needless to say, I got the funding from that firm. During my second venture which i started in Silicon Valley, i ran into at least a dozen VCs, CEOs of well-establsihed firm who were again IT-BHU grads. The feeling of brethren is very evident and the spirit to help a fellow IT_BHU grad has been experienced by me several times in my 24 years post-IT BHU. I congratulate you all on your great achievement in passing the JEE and wish you all the best.

May 31, 2012 10:18 PM
 pratik said:

how is the xposure at iit bhu and how is mechanical department there??????????

June 1, 2012 6:47 AM
 Kapil Dwivedi said:

A suggestion to prospective students:

Folks, congratulations on getting a rank in IIT-JEE. I can assure you that your life will never be the same again and 20 years from now you will mark this achievement as a turning point in your life. Remember that you are few of the luckiest and brightest people in planet.

I have been observing your queries and questions about IIT-BHU for sometimes now. The most common questions are :

1. How good is the placement of XXXXX branch? What is the maximum package?
(Placement is volatile. It is highly dependent on economy. No one can predict what will happen when you will graduate in 2016/2017. However it is certain that IITBHU will make you good engineers who will be ready to shine in the industry. So don't worry about placement of 2016 right now. Your job will depend on your communication skills, to a lesser extend to your academic grades and of course your luck).

2. What are MBA prospects?
(MBA admission doesn't depend on your branch. Every year a large number of ITBHU alumni join top MBA institutes around the world. Key factors that will determine your success in MBA include your academic performance in any institute, CAT/GMAT score and your personality. So attend your classes, get good grades and work on your communication skills).

3. What will be my chances for internship/MS abroad?

(You will have good chances. Some departments require students to complete mandatory summer training in industries. Current students should be able to guide better. But in general students have been going out.

For MS/PHD abroad, GRE score will be key for you. Maintain good relations with your professors as their recommendations will be key for it.)

Something about me. I got in JEE 2003 with a rank of 2994. I didn't give any other examination and it was my 3rd mains examination ;-).. So I had no other choice. I was disappointed as I was going to miss an IIT. I went to talk to an uncle of mine who did his B. Tech. in Mech - ITBHU. He told me right away - " Go to BHU". I joined chemical engineering and I never regretted it. I never felt in my job that I am at a disadvantage of being from IT-BHU. Coming to BHU was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Hope it helps.

Best of luck

Kapil Dwivedi
Chemical - 2007

June 1, 2012 9:46 PM


June 2, 2012 3:24 AM
 Animesh Pathak CSE03 said:

Dear All students from JEE (especially those asking about CSE at IIT BHU),

First of all, congratulations! Clearing the JEE is a big achievement, and I am sure that your family is very happy too.

As far as your question is concerned, I was in a similar situation in 1999, when I could pick CSE in Roorkee (before it was IIT), CSE in IIT BHU, and CSE in IIT Guwahati, with my JEE rank of 815. I chose CSE B.Tech at IIT BHU, and have always been happy with my decision. I went for a summer internship to Paris in my 3rd year, and PhD in Los
Angeles afterwards at the Univ. of Southern California. Now I am a researcher in France at Inria, their top research lab. My classmates are in the IAS, did their MBAs from IIMs or top business schools in the USA, and one is even a script writer in Bollywood! The environment at IIT BHU is a unique one due to the presence of the university, due to which I was able to get a diploma in French in the evenings.

For your case, I strongly recommend choosing B.Tech in CSE at IIT BHU. With the IIT conversion, we will be getting much more funds, which will lead to even better facilities and more faculty. Also, the alumni community at IIT BHU is very strong and passionate, and we are always ready to provide help to our juniors. I, for one, will be available for you if you have any questions during your degree :).

Regarding dual degree courses, some find them more attractive, and I know some students at CSE IIT BHU who are in the IDD program and have visited my lab in summer 2010 and 2011. That is also a great option, if you intend to invest 5 years in it.

Hope this helps. Do let me know if you have any other questions.

CSE 2003
animesh AT gmail

June 2, 2012 6:16 AM

THANKS ANIMESHJI, But if this year cutoff rank of iit bhu cse goes up and close before 1975 than which best option i go for.

June 2, 2012 8:50 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Maheshwarir

You should consider Electronics or Electrical at BHU as your second best option if you can not get CS at BHU. These two branches are closest to CS BHU due to sharing some courses with CS. Both branches of BHU are reputed world wide and have very good faculty. Check the department website for faculty to get an idea.

Advantage of branch like Electronics and Electrical is that you get very good prospects in core as well as in non-core sector. Most of the companies coming for CS at BHU are open for both branches. Many top core companies visit the campus as well.

If you don't get either Electronics or Electrical at BHU then you can consider Electrical at Roorkee.

You should be able to get one of the options at your rank this year.

Best of luck and enjoy your 4 years.

June 2, 2012 4:31 PM
 priyank said:

I am getting Kharagpur Electrical,Roorkee CS,Guhawati CS,Guhawati Electrical,BHU CS,Roorkee Electrical & BHU Electrical..I'm confused in preference order..please help

June 3, 2012 12:35 AM
 Sumit Thakur EEE07 said:

What's your rank Priyank ?

June 3, 2012 3:21 AM
 amit said:

i secured 3169 and intrested in mech or electrical i admire for bhu mech but seeing rise in opening-closing rank iam in great worry please advise a good order of list. which is better 5year dual degree or 4year btech advise to what extent oc ranks of bhu will rise

June 3, 2012 8:10 AM
 MANISH said:

my rank in jee2012 is 9743 i am intersted in getting admission to iits & willing to continue with any branch. plz suggest that is there any option regarding change of branch after getting into iits.

June 3, 2012 9:56 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Amit

Closing ranks are expected to shift by 400-600. Your chances of getting Mech at BHU are slim this year. Most students prefer 4 year B.Tech because they might be interested in doing MS or MBA. You can explore Chemical or Civil at BHU if branch interests you. Both have very good reputation and students of both branches have done very well.

June 3, 2012 9:32 PM
 Shobhit Shubhankar said:

@ Maheshwarir

I think the next best option for you would be either Electronics or Electrical at BHU. Both are circuit branches like CS and would hold you in good stead.

Shobhit Shubhankar
2nd Year, Chemical Engineering

June 3, 2012 11:16 PM
 Rohit said:

I have got 3935 rank in jee2012, is there any chance of getting chemical in bhu, after it bhu s conversion to iit.?

Also suggest if I should choose from iit ropar mechanical if I have a slight liking for physics over chemistry.

I also wanted to know that does cs gets a very high placement in comparision to mech / chem /elec.?

Also mech or elec. is also a confusion in new iits like in ropar
Thanks in advance!!

June 4, 2012 8:25 AM
 Sanat Kumar Gupta said:

My son has got jee-2012 rank 2634. Which branch should he prefer from the following:-

1. IIT-K Metallurgy / Economics / Physics / Chemistry / Maths and
2.IIT-D Textile / Biotechnology

3.IIT-B Chemistry

4.IIT BHU: CS/Electronics/Mech /Electrcical

He is planning to do MBA also alongwith IAS.
Should he prefer dual degree course of Madras and Kharagpur and Roorkee in civil branch if he is in interested also in civil services and MBA.

June 5, 2012 10:09 PM
 Ambar Laad said:

My AIR in JEE 2012 is 2434. I am interested in electronics. Do i stand a chance of getting it this year, considering it as now become an IIT?

June 6, 2012 3:50 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Sanat Kumar Gupta

Congratulations !!

If he has a particular interest then he should opt for that. In absence of any particular interest, he should opt for option 4. At his rank none of the options will be available after few years. Option 4 provides him with an established IIT with very good branch. It’s better to stick with core branches and not opt for an obscure branch if your son has no specific interest. Core branches will have broader scope and future prospects. I will arrange the selection in following order if he has no special interest in anything,

BHU CS > BHU Electronics or Electrical > BHU Mech > IIT-K Math and computing > IIT-K Metallurgy > IIT-K Economics

I did not put textile in the list because no one gets job in Textile after their graduation. They get consultancy job which any one can get from any branch. It’s always better to take a branch which allows you to work in core as well as in no-core field. I also did not list Chemistry and Physics because they are mainly for someone interested in research. I don’t have much idea about Biotechnology course so check with IIT-B students for details.

Math and computing is good if he loves the math otherwise it’s better to stay away from this branch, specially at IIT-K. In IIT-K , math and computing has very less computing and mostly math. At other places this branch has equal portion of math and computing.

If he wants to do MBA then branch does not matter at all. For , IAS I am not sure but Mech and Electrical are two subjects which any one can take as an option during the IAS exam. Verify this information about IAS because I am not very sure about it.

I doubt that he will get CS at BHU due to expected jump in closing rank at BHU for all branches. He has decent chance of getting either Electrical or Electronics at his rank but make sure to fill both because he might miss one. He should be able to get Mech at his rank this year. All 4 branches are expected to close much higher after few years and anyone with 2634 rank will not be able to get anything after 1-2 years. Last few years ranks were closing lower due to BHU not having an IIT tag even though it will come right after older 5 IIT’s in reputation.

Good luck with seat allocation.

June 6, 2012 12:49 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Sanat Kumar Gupta

I forgot to add one point. Since Dual degree courses take one year extra, most students avoid it if they want to go for higehr studies.

June 6, 2012 12:54 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Rohit

I highly doubt that you can get Chem at BHU this year at your rank but put it high in your order. Physics and Chemistry you studied for class 12th is very different from what you will study in IIT. CS usually gets higher start salary but don’t read too much into start salary. Start salary has nothing to do with what you will be doing after 10-15 years. Go with your interest first. Electrical is usually more popular than Mech but check with new IIT’s students about facilities in various departments before deciding to take anything. At BHU you can opt for Metallurgy. BHU faculty in metallurgy is best among all IIT’s and graduates of Metallurgy have done very well.

Good luck with your selections.

June 6, 2012 1:03 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Amber Laad

No one can predict the closing rank this year. We expect closing ranks to keep moving for next few years but this year you stand a very good chance of getting Electronics at your rank. Unless you have anything against Electrical, I will suggest you to put Electrical right after Electronics in your choice list. Both branches share few course with CS and most CS companies are also open for both branches. BHU Electronics and Electrical graduates also get very good core job opportunities.

June 6, 2012 1:10 PM
 Peeyush said:

A big congratulations to all those who qualified.
My only suggestion to everyone would be that at this stage try to prioritize your interests and fill up the counseling form based on that.
And don't go by the pay packets for the different branches because at this stage it is difficult to tell as to what will be the market situation 4-5 years down the line.
Just try to find out what interests you most and go for it.
All the best.

Mech 06

June 7, 2012 2:35 AM
 Pritam SRC said:

I have got a rank of 4k. I'll get metalurgical, engineering physics and chances of chemical , civil, n maths and computing. please let me know which is the best course amongst these, with respect to future prospects and placements, also whether the subject is interesting to study or not.
thank you.

June 7, 2012 7:53 AM
 karansodhi said:

i got 1170 air. i want go in the field of cmputer science. can you please tell me which iit should i join? cse guwahahti or cse bhu or cse ropar? also is bits pilani better than all 3 of these? my bitsat score is 377

June 8, 2012 5:52 AM
 karansodhi said:

sorry for double post but i also want to ask if engineering physics bombay would be a good choice? i m interested in physiscs but will I even have a good career after taking such a not so famous branch in india?
Also, if i do 5 year integrated Mtech in maths and computing from iit delhi will i get jobs in reputed companies like google, oracle, etc? (I am not talking about better pay but about jobs in better companies)
Please reply anyone who can help as only 1 day is left. Thank you

June 8, 2012 5:55 AM
 shashank said:

my rank is 3367 , i have seen the faculty of iit ropar , i was impressed .plus the placement there was said to be about 11 lpa (average).
i am confused between cse at ropar and civil at bhu
wt should i do?

June 8, 2012 8:18 AM
 shashank said:

my rank is 3367 , i have seen the faculty of iit ropar , i was impressed .plus the placement there was said to be about 11 lpa (average).
i am confused between cse at ropar and civil at bhu
wt should i do?

June 8, 2012 8:19 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ karansodhi

Engg Physics is good choice if you want to go for research field. If you want to work in CS field for a reputed company like Oracle, Google etc then Computer science is better option for you than math and computing. BITS is not better than BHU and Guwahati.

Microsoft , Oracle, Google, Facebook and several other world class companies visited BHU campus and hired CS graduates. BHU is much better brand name than Guwahati specially after the IIT tag. So you should first try BHU CS and as your second choice opt for Guwahati CS. I don’t have any strong opinion about Ropar and BITS because one is IIT but lacks the advantage of being an established place. BITS Pilani is good place too but it’s not an IIT so depending on your preference you can put either BITS PILANI or Ropar as your third choice.

Good luck.

June 8, 2012 8:21 AM
 abhi said:

which is better 1
1.c.s. dual bhu
2.chem. btech guahati
3.electronics btech bhu

June 8, 2012 7:43 PM
 karansodhi said:

what about cse at roorkee? is it better than cse at bhu? last year cse roorkee ended at 1032 so there is a chance i met get it. the only problem i have in joining cse bhu is that the amount of exposure and opportunities to do something new i get will be less as compared i get while doing, say math and computing in delhi. what do you think?

June 8, 2012 7:56 PM
 Pulkit said:


since u want to go in the field of CSE, dont leave CSE or MnC. Physics at college level is different from your school level physics. here it involves more of calculus. EP Mumbai is a good branch but it wont have anything like your school level physics. Moreover you have interest in CSE. So better take that. I dont know how Ropar is in the scene. It will take atleast 15 years for Ropar to reach the present status of BHU or Guwahati.

If you want to get insights into current atmosphere of CSE at IIT BHU, go through the post at the link below:


Alumni views can be seen at:


IIT tag does matter and IIT-BHU and Guwahati are as good as Pilani, so i would recommend the following order for you.
IIT-BHU > IIT Guwahati> BITS Pilani, a big big gap >>>>> IIT Ropar

June 8, 2012 8:28 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ shashank

If you are very interested in CS then take CS in new IIT's. It will work out fine. But don't take CS only due to salary stats of last year. You initial salary has no correlation with what you will be doing after 10 years. If you like Civil then BHU civil is very good option for you. BHU Civil comes with huge brand name and all the benefit of established IIT.

If you like Math and want to work in software field then Mathematics and computing at BHU is your best option. Most companies for CS are also open for MnC. MnC has mix of Computing and Math. Placement for MnC at BHU has been very good. You can fill this option higher than other two options if you like math & cse otherwise don’t opt for this.

June 8, 2012 9:38 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

@ Abhi

If you are going for Chem B.Tech at Guwahati based on last year's opening/closing ranks then you are not likely to get CS dual or Electronics at BHU. Both branches are expected to close much earlier due to conversion to IIT. Chem department of BHU is better option than Guwahati. If you are interested in Mech then you should opt for Mech before Chem.

I will suggest following order for you,

CS Dual CS > Electronics BHU > Electrical BHU > Dual Electrical> Electrical Guwahati > Mech BHU > Dual Mech BHU > Mech Guwahati > Chem BHU > Chem Guwahati.

Closing ranks of all branches in Guwahati are expected to go down and for BHU it should go up. Huge changes are expected so filling your choices in suggested order might result in you getting Mech or Dual Mech at BHU if you get lucky. You should be able to get Chem at BHU which is better than Chem at Guwaahti. BHU is much bigger brand name than Guwahati. I put the preference order assuming that you have no specific interest and simply looking for a better prospect. If you have an interest in specific subject then change the order accordingly.

Good luck!

June 8, 2012 9:59 PM
 karansodhi said:

thank you mr rohit ranjan and pulkit and all others who have been helping people like me on this page. You all have helped a lot!

The last thing I want to ask is the information about placements at iit roorkee this year, just so that i can compare bhu and roorkee at that topic too. I can see that bhu has beter faculty than roorkee and i know that means a lot and on the other hand roorkee has better infrastructure and i dont even know what difference it can make.

June 9, 2012 10:00 AM
 Pulkit said:

As far as infrastructure is concerned, CSE dept at BHU has expanded its present building and also a huge building is being constructed just behind the present department. So even IIT-BHU might have better infra than Roorkee one year from now. With new IIT tag and huge grants, BHU's infra is gonna improve a lot (though its already very good).

June 10, 2012 1:34 AM
 Anonymous said:

my air in jee is 6144.
can i get mining or ceramic
in iit-bhu.
also my bitsat score is 312.
i can get civil in bits pilani.
what should u do mining from iit-bhu
or ism dhanbad or civil from bits

June 10, 2012 8:15 PM
 rohan said:

my air in jee is 6144.
can i get mining or ceramic in iit-bhu.
also my bitsat score is 312 & i can get
civil in bits pilani.
which should be better mining in iit-bhu or ism dhanbad or civil in bits pilani.

June 10, 2012 11:39 PM
 Gaurav Sinha said:


I did Mining from IIT - BHU (or previously IT BHU in 2006. While I can not comment on whether you can get it or not (because at my time, it use to close at much higher ranks) but what I can say is Mining at IIT - BHU is much more than just mining. My batch mates today are in all fields ranging from Banking to Core Mining. In addition to all advantages listed above of IIT - BHU, I think one of the great things that have personally helped me a lot, is studying with a bunch of very motivated people who were always thinking big and trying for next step. Not every one is like that, but you get ample people with desperation - choice is upto you to get inspired from them or from others who just enjoy yor 4 years. Point is at IIT - BHU you will have umpteen number of characters who can inspire you and tonns of opportunities to try for overall academic success, which goes beyond taking just a job after B. Tech.

If you solely want to learn Mining and nothing else ISM Dhanbad may be a better place for you. For BITS Pilani my 2 cents are - Outside India the only Indian university that has a golbal recognition is IIT, no other. So I would not give up a chance to study in an IIT.

Gaurav Sinha
IIT - BHU '06
Columbia Univ '09

June 11, 2012 6:32 AM
 Abhijeet said:

@Gaurav and Rohan,

I would dispute with Rohan's point of view about BITS Pilani, because at least in the US, BITS Pilani is a very well known brand, with extremely strong alumni base, many of them at top places in academia and industry. Nevertheless, it is better to have Mining in IIT-BHU than Civil in Bits-Pilani. Opportunity wise, there is not much of a difference, but IIT brand is stronger than BITS Pilani brand.

June 11, 2012 3:21 PM
 sunirmit said:

What are the prospects of getting in US for Ph.D. programmes after doing 5 year mtech in industrial chemistry from iit bhu?

Do we get placement in core industry in this branch here in India?

June 14, 2012 7:37 PM
 shrinivas said:

my rank is 5533.(gen category)
i have got industrial chemistry(integrated Mtech)at IITBHU.i wanted to know about the placements.
also i have chances of geting electronics and instrumentation at bits goa..what shud i prefer.
i may get BS chemistry at IIT kanpur in further rounds.may i know abt this branch?should i prefer BS chemistry or bits goa.

June 17, 2012 11:03 AM
 rohan said:

my jee air is 6144.
i have got mining dual degree(m.tech.)
in ism dhanbad.
my bitsat score is 312 & i can get cse in bits goa.
which one would be better ?

June 25, 2012 5:44 PM
 himalika said:

i just want to know about the campus life there? is the place too old? i mean the hostels and everything? and also please let me know about the placements of electronics batch.

June 26, 2012 11:04 PM
 Ravisha said:

I need immediate help on course choice.. I have got Industrial Chemistry at IT BHU and Chemical at BITS Pilani. Where should I go?

July 6, 2012 3:45 AM
 Anonymous said:

Hi.. My bro got AIR 5800 and he is planned to choose mining, out of his own will n interest. how r the future prospectus and any advice on this issue. also pls leme know the fee strucute link both academic n hostel .

July 6, 2012 5:01 AM

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