Bhilai Institute of Technology - Durg

Infobox University
name = Bhilai Institute of Technology

motto = "Aspire to Excel"
campus = 0.28 km²(70 acres)
address = Bhilai Institute Of Technology, Bhilai House, Durg- 491001, (Chhattisgarh)
telephone = +91-788-2323997,
Fax No.: +91-788-2210163
nickname = BIT
established = 1986
city = Durg
country = India
type = Engineering and Management
principal = Dr.M.K. Kowar
director = Prof. B.S. Narang
affiliations = Chhattisgarh Vivekanand Technical University
website = []
, and an annual intake strength of 780.

The Institute is managed by a Board of Trustees which is headed by Managing Trustee.The Trust comprises duly constituted Governing Body consisting of the representatives of the Trust, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the state government of Chhattisgarh, the affiliating university, industrialists, senior bureaucrats, management experts, peoples’ representatives, and notable social workerscite web
title=The Balkrishna Memorial Trust
] .

All Courses offered by the Institute are approved by AICTE and affiliated to Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University (CSVTU).

BIT is an Institutional member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Institution of Engineers(India)(IEI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Institute of Steel Development and Growth (INSDAG), National HRD Network and American Information Resource Centre, Mumbai.

One of the premier engineering institutes of Indiacite web
title=Dataquest India Institute Ranking 2008|format=PDF
] , Bhilai Institute of Technology - Durg is known to produce quality engineers. Updated version of Quality Management System ISO 9001:2000 is installed in the Institute by the International Certifying Authority M/s KVQA of Norway.


BIT-Durg is located at the threshold of Durg city beside NH-6 or the Grand Eastern Highway aka GE road in Chhattisgarh state, India.The whole establishment is a 0.28 km²(70 acres) spread, in Bhilai House opposite to the Circuit house.Its proximity to Durg bus depot and Durg railway station facilitates fast commutation.Besides, it is connected to each and every corner of Bhilai-Durg agglomeration through various means of transportation such as mini buses, Minidors, Tempos, Auto-Rickshaws etc.


at Bhilai in 1959 cite web
title=BSP Commissioning|format=PDF
] necessitated for having suitably trained and skilled personnel in good numbers to do specific technical tasks of the plant.With this viewpoint, some organizations, industrialists, charitable institutions and philanthropic societies of the region took an initiative to establish an engineering institution and therefore a trust was formed and duly registered. The Government of erstwhile Madhya Pradesh accorded the permission to open a self supporting and self financing engineering institute and thus in July 1986, Bhilai Institute of Technology came into existence.

Seth Balkrishan was a philanthropist and a key founder member of this institution. His contribution in the field of education, sports, social upliftment and the spiritual needs of the community are legendary in Bhilai and in the region around. This institute is therefore tributed to him.


The institute has 5 blocks :
*Administrative block
*ECOMIT {Electronics & telecom-Computer science- Information technology} block
*Mechanical Engineering block
*Electrical/Civil Engineering block
*Engineering Sciences and Management block

And apart from these following significant buildings:
*State-of-the-art auditorium
*Open-Air Theater
*Hydraulics Lab and Workshop
*Fully airconditioned computer labs in every department

Administrative block holds offices of various admin. departments eg, Finance, Purchase, Building, Staff. It also hosts the central library.

ECOMIT Block has three departments in it namely, Electronics COMputer and Information Technology.(hence, ECOMIT). This block contains the Central Computer Lab.

Mechanical and Electrical & Civil Engineering blocks host their respective departments.

Engineering Sciences and Management block have facilities for research in basic sciences eg. Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and also hosts classes for Management Sciences.

State-of-the-art Auditorium and Open-Air theater host various cultural programmes and National/Local Seminars.

Hydraulics Lab and Workshop contain various equipments to facilitate the learning and researching in the areas of Basic Mechanical Engineering and Fluid Mechanics.

Besides, each block, apart from administrative block is equipped with its own computer lab, library and other labs relevant to their own learning and research purposes.

These blocks are interspersed with beautiful gardens containing rare species of flowers. BIT has won various "floral" competitions and is well recognised across the city for its floral beauty.

The Central Library

A fully computerized Central Library caters to its members from faculty, staff and students to occasional guest users. The Library is well stocked with more than 27000 books classified according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System, several encyclopedias and 800 CD ROMs spanning all aspects of Engineering, Sciences,Management and Technology. It also subscribes to over 140 journals in print,giving an insight into the latest developments.Several online journals are also subscribed to by the library. The Library subscribes to all leading periodicals, science magazines and newspapers.The facilities for reading and referral are available along other facilities such as book and journals issue.The Library has memberships of organisations and archives like DELNET(Developing Library Network Service), INDEST(Indian National Digital Library of Engineering Science and Technology),American Information Resource Centre and World Scientific Publishing Co.The library has two airy and spacious reading halls,which provide a quiet ambience for studies.The Library is also equipped with computers for automated working and Internet connectivity to facilitate data collection and research.Apart from the central library,every department has its own departmental library with a fair collection of all useful books in them that can be internally used within the department.The Book Bank facility is an innovative concept brought in to encourage bright students.The top five rank holders from every class are issued a complete set of textbooks for the duration of a full semester.The E-Library section has a healthy collection of numerous CBTs and educational software available for its users. The Free Surfing Zone in the Central Library offers Internet services for consulting subscribed online journals as well as In-library reference facilities for the CBTs and other relevant electronic study material.

The Central Computing Centre

Central computing lab was established with a viewpoint of bringing BIT on information superhighway. CCC was inaugrated by the then chief minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi.web cite| url=|title=CCC Establishment] A Computer Committee headed by the Principal of the Institute governs it.The CCC looks after the hardware and software maintenance of around 550 systems and 200 peripherals in the Institute located at different academic and administrative departments of the Institute. The independent computer centers of various academic departments are connected to the Severs of CCC through Wireless LAN. CCC itself contains 275 computers that are connected through wired LAN and fulfils the need of computers for Electronics, IT, Computer science & Engg. and MCA courses. All systems inside the campus are linked by a Local Area Network. There are four servers that function 24 hours of the day in the Centre, providing various services to the Institute.

Responsibilities of the CCC

*Providing computing & networking facilities to users and groups of BIT
*To provide state of art facilities to the students of BIT to make them computer wizard
*To equip the computers of BIT for scientific computation, academic activities, administrative and accounting data maintenance
*To provide Internet connectivity to all users of BIT inside the campus
*To look after the maintenance of all the computers and peripherals of BIT
*To provide training to the faculty and staff of BIT for better utilization of computational resources
*To organize Continuing Education Program
*To provide consultancy to other organizations
*To maintain BIT’s website
*To conduct online test as a regular practice

Features of the CCC

*Air-conditioned labs to house servers and desktops
*Four COMPAQ PROLAINT 370G Servers and one IBM Netfinity Server
*275 latest PIV HP-Compaq/IBM nodes
*Internet connectivity of 1 Mbit/s bandwidth through leased port
*18 printers including laser and color laser
*10 Laptops including a tablet PC
*Handheld PC
*Video conferencing kits with webcam
*Four scanners
*Licensed software

Departmental computer Labs

Each of the departments in BIT are equipped with a computer lab of their own, all of them connected in a network for effective sharing of resources.Distributed power conditioning systems take care of the power needs of the equipment. Powerful and robust server class machines like HP Proliant ML370 and IBM Netfinity 3000 take care of the major computing load and manage the network.The machines also provide for the much-needed Internet access, the services for which are backed up by diverse systems for connectivity. Printing jobs are entrusted to various network printers.These networked labs have been designed keeping in view the varied requirement of the syllabi for different courses. These labs are provided with adequate software and hardware support depending on their implementation packages.The Institute has around 600 PCs along with several notebooks, tablets and handheld computers to cater to the computing requirements of students. The computer systems are supported by a variety of peripherals like printers of different kind, scanners, plotters, light pens, digital cameras, backup systems and LCD projectors.The Internet services are offered with the help of a dedicated 1 Mbit/s wireless access line. The institute owns the several original and licensed multi-user software like LabVIEW 8 , LADSIM PLC Programming Software, TINAPRO Circuit Simulation Software, MATLAB version 6.2 with Simulink, VHDL version 5.2i (XILINX), ALDEC AHDL 5.2 (IC Design Software), ALDEC VERILOG 5.2 (IC Design Software), MULTISIM (Circuit Simulator), COMMSIM (Communication Simulator), ULTIBOARD (PCB Design Software), MONOID Version 1.0 (DSP Simulator), System Generator (Xilinx) (DSP Development & FPGA Design), PCI based DAQ Card with supporting Software, DIALS (Fiber Optic Simulation Software),Auto-CAD Release 2005, STAAD/PRO Version 2006, SPSS, Ulti-Board PCB Design, SPICE, SAP2000E, ANSYS Release 10.0 , PSCAD, Power Station (ETAP)Version 4.0, MathCAD V.11, PSIM 5.0, 6.0, Active HDL 6.5, SKM Power Tools 4.5, CASPOC, Scientific Word 8, CATIA, MATLAB r2006, Pro-E in addition to the commonly used system software and applications packages. Apart from regular lab sessions, the Computer Lab provides several services to the institute like "in-house project development, consultancy services, assistance in various trainings, seminars and workshops, content preparation for e-Classes, software demonstration and keeping e-Records".

Achievements of the Computer Science and Engineering department

Among the major achievements of the Computer Labs are successfully completed projects like e-Rogee Kalyan (developed for District Main Hospital,Durg), Electoral Vote Counting Package (Assembly polls 2003), Students Identity Card, e-Question Bank, Income Tax Form-16 for the Institute, Time Table Generator for the Institute, Automation of BIT Central Library, Development and maintenance of the official website of Institute, Accounting Software for the Institute, e-Alumni Records, Virtual 3D walthrough of the college,CRISys etc.

Open Air Theater

The Open Air Theater of BIT is used for hosting several activities like skits, dramas, renditions, festivals, competitions, seminars, Annual function etc. It has a total build up area of convert|3300|sqft|m2|abbr=on, seating capacity of 3000 people, convert|30|ft|m|abbr=on X 40 ft stage size, convert|300|sqft|m2|abbr=on each of Gent's and Girl's green room, convert|400|sqft|m2|abbr=on of Store room and convert|26000|sqft|m2|abbr=on of open area.

The Auditorium

The Auditorium of BIT was inaugrated in 2006. From then on it is responsible for hosting seminars, music shows and other activities. BITCON, the national conference conducted by BIT in 2007 was hosted in the Auditorium.The Auditorium has a build-up area of convert|10000|sqft|m2|abbr=on, seating capacity of 500 persons, Stage size of convert|40|ft|m|abbr=on X 30ft, Airconditioned hall, Air cooled entrance foyer area of convert|2000|sqft|m2|abbr=on, Boy's and girl's green rooms each of area convert|200|sqft|m2|abbr=on, Rest room , projector room, front area parking and electrical panel room.

ports Complex

The institute has an outdoor field area of 2000 m² comprising of Cricket, Hockey and Football fields and courts for Volleyball, Handball & Basketball.The sports complex also has an athletics track of 400 metres.Supporting it are the Indoor Stadium and Gymnasium of 350 m² for indoor events like table tennis, badminton, chess and carrom.

Organizational Heirarchy

Highest member in the heirarchy is Governing Body comprising of Board of Directors(Trustees). The Governing body is directly responsible for managing various functional areas like purchase, finance and execution of the college. The director reports directly to the Governing body and is responsible for executing day to day activities through a system of people responsible for various activities like Student management, department management, Proctorship, Account management etc.
Director has a system of people working under him profiled differently to handle different tasks. Following are the details of different profiles:
*Head of the department: HOD of a department is responsible for preparing course schedules, establishing committies, conducting department meetings, sacntioning departmental grants for various group activities, supervising studies and progress of individual student.
*Chief Warden: Chief Warden is responsible for Hostel management. He conducts hostel meetings, allows grants for hostel activities, oversees wellbeing of hostel residents, oversees mess and canteen, moitors dues on hostel residents etc.
*Proctor: Proctors are responsible for discipline in the college and the hostels.
*Professor Incharge: Professors Incharge are overseers of specific study area. They are responsible for counselling the students in that area, setting examination papers, monitoring lab activities and grade allocation to the students.
*Head of the Accounts: He is responsible for managing the institute financially.
*Registrar: He is responsible for managing transcripts, transferring credits of student earned elsewhere, issuing Transfer and Migration certificates, processing leave applications, submitting grades etc.

tudents and Faculty

Because this institute is among the firsts to fill in counselling cite web
title=BIT Intake,rank range and cutoffs, CGPET AIEEE
] , the probability of the students being intelligent and sharp-minded is high. Alumni of this institute is placed in several organizations across the country and some of them have even founded their own company. cite web

Faculty is a mix of working professionals having rich experience of Industry processes, new graduates and researchers cum lecturers. These lecturers are eminent in their specialization areas and have received excellency awards in them cite web
title=BIT Faculty awarded
] .

Programmes offered and Methods of admission

The programmes offered by the institute can be broadly classified as follows:
*Under-Graduate programmes
*Post-Graduate programmes
*Doctorate programmes

All the undergraduate programmes are full-time courses, whereas post graduate programmes involve both full-time and part-time courses.

Apart from this,for the purpose of promoting higher studies and researches, Research Centres in the fields of Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Environmental Engineering and Engineering Chemistry have been started in the institute. The centers offer Ph.D. courses.

The Institute enrolls 780 students in various different engineering programmes. Students are admitted through various channels of admission, most notable of them being CGPET and AIEEE.

Undergraduate programmes

Admission in BE Courses

The branch wise intake are reserved for State Quota, All India Quota & Management Quota. The percentages of various quotas are decided by the State Government. However, the current proportions are State Quota: 60%, All India Quota: 25% and Management Quota: 15%.

For admission under State Quota, a candidate is expected to qualify in PET conducted by Professional Examination Board, Chhattisgarh (CGVYAPAM). Thereafter, candidates having domicile of Chhattisgrah State are called for counseling by Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Chhattisgarh and according to availability at the time of counseling seats are allotted.

For admission under All India Quota, a candidate is expected to qualify in AIEEE conducted by CBSE, New Delhi. Thereafter, candidates are called for counseling by Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Chhattisgarh and according to availability at the time of counseling seats are allotted.

For admission under Management Quota, a candidate is expected to qualify either in PET conducted by Professional Examination Board, Chhattisgarh (CGVYAPAM) or AIEEE conducted by CBSE, New Delhi. After the declaration of results of the entrance examinations as mention, advertisement is placed in Newspapers and also in the website for admission under Management Quota. Application forms are made downloadable from the website. Applications thus received are scrutinized and is finalized strictly based on merit of the entrance examinations.

Lateral Entry Scheme

10% of the annual intake is reserved under Lateral Entry Scheme. Two categories of student are eligible to get the admission under this scheme:

1. Candidates having a three years’ diploma in the concerned discipline from AICTE recognized institutions are eligible for admission in the respective branches directly at the Second year of BE courses. The students thus admitted are required to clear foundation subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics – I & Mathematics – II as per the ordinance of the ordinance of CSVTU, Bhilai.

2. Candidates having a graduate degree (B.Sc.) from any recognized university with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects are also eligible for admission to BE 2nd Year directly. The students thus admitted are required to clear foundation subjects like Engineering – I, Engineering – II, Workshop Practice, Engineering Graphics as per the ordinance of the ordinance of CSVTU, Bhilai.

Admission in ME/MTech Courses

The admissions to M.E./M. Tech. are on the basis of GATE score and/or merit. The admission notice for M.E./M.Tech. are advertised by the Institute in the newspapers and on the Internet through the official website of the Institute.

Admission in MBA (Full Time) Course

The minimum qualifications for admission to MBA (Full Time) course shall be as follows:

A candidate holding a graduate degree (at least three years duration) or post-graduate degree of the university or of any other university recognized to be equivalent thereto by the university with at least 50% of marks (45% in case of SC, ST and OBC candidates) in aggregate in the faculty of either engineering, Medical science, Agriculture, Social science, Commerce, Arts, Life Science, Hotel Management, shall be eligible for application for admission to MBA course. However, the following courses shall not be taken as basic degree for application for admission to MBA course: LLB, BJMC, BPEd, BLib etc. Maximum age of the candidate at the time of admission in MBA (Full Time) course shall be 27 years or less for males and 30 years or less for females.

For admission in MBA (Full Time) course, candidates are expected to qualify the MAT conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) New Delhi. Thereafter, the candidates are to appear at the GD & PI conducted at the Institute. The merit list is prepared based on the composite score of the MAT and performance in the GD & PI. Advertisement in this effect is put in the News paper as well as on the official website of the institute.

Admission in MBA (Part Time) Course

In addition to above eligibility criteria (except the age limit), Candidates must posses at least Three Years of Work experience in any business organization/Institution. Eligible candidates are called for GD & PI for final selection. Advertisements are put in the news papers and also on the website of the institute. Admissions are made strictly as per the ordinance of the affiliating University.

Admission in MCA (Full Time) Course

For admission to M.C.A. course the candidate must be a graduate in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC, St and OBC candidates) of any Indian University, Foreign University or Institute recognized by the concerned University as equivalent thereto, or Open University or any other University established under the act of State Legislature or Act of Parliament. The graduation should be of 3 years regular study after passing the 12th standard examination of (10+2) scheme with Mathematics as compulsory subject at the 12th Standard. Admissions are made strictly as per the ordinance of the affiliating University. Maximum age of the candidate at the time of admission in MCA (Full Time) course shall be 27 years or less for males and 30 years or less for females.

For admission in MCA (Full Time) course, candidates are expected to qualify the Pre-MCA Test conducted by the Professional Examination Board of Chhattisgarh. Thereafter, the candidates are to appear at the counseling conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Chhattisgarh. Advertisement in this effect is put in the News paper by DTE, Govt. of Chhattisgarh

cholarships and Awards for B.I.T Students

To promote academic excellence among the students, following awards have been instituted.

*Seth Balkrishna memorial Annual Gold-Medal by the Institute for the Student of B.I.T. having a position in the merit list of the University- Final Year Examination and securing highest marks (all branches taken together).
*An annual scholarship of Rs 2,500/- awarded by the Institute for Students of B.I.T. securing highest marks in B.E. 2nd , 4th and 6th Semester Examinations ( all branches taken together).
*Sardar Inder Singh Jabbal Gold-Medal donated by Dr. (Mrs.) Vineeta Nayak and Dr. R.A. Nayak, to be awarded to B.I.T. topper in Civil Engineering in B.E. (Final Year) University examination.
*Naveen Nair Memorial Gold-Medal donated by Dr. M.N. Nair, to be awarded to the B.I.T. topper in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering in the B.E. (Final Year) University Examination.
*EXCEL Gold-Medal instituted by the management, awarded to BIT toppers in different branches of B.E., MBA, MCA, ME, MTech courses at the Final Year University Examination.
*Neeladri Guha Memorial Gold Medal donated by Shri Subhendra Guha, awarded to the BIT topper in MBA at the final year University Examination
*BIT Alumni Cash Award

The awards and medals are given away on 26th of January every year on the occasion of celebration of the Republic Day.

ports, Clubs and Tradition


Currently, almost all kinds (non-adventure and non life risking) of sports, both indoor and outdoor, are being played in the institute, more or less in a professional manner, Tournaments are conducted at college level wherein all the departments of the institute participate. Following sports are the most celebrated and the most played:

*Lawn Tennis
*Table Tennis

Cultural Festivals and Group Activities

BIT has been an epicenter of activities since its inception. Various departments encourage their students to conduct and participate in constructive activities such as puzzle shows, antakshari, skits, rendition/recitation competitions, debates, technical competitions, Classical Indian Music shows from renowned maestros in that field, seminars of all sorts (Technical, business, personality development etc.), eco drives etc. At the year end this finally culminates into the Annual Festival of BIT which is known in the town for the enthusiasm and energy it attracts from each and every living or non-living member of the institute. This festival is fervently awaited by students and professors alike and it is the one most prepared for.Each year Annual festival is given a different name and it has been named "LAMHE" in 2001 and "SPANDAN" in 2002.


This is an e-group on yahoogroups.It was founded on August 11,2004 by alumni of BIT-Durg.The group is constituted of alumni of the institution and its students and professors.The aim of the group is to convene students,professor,alumni and HRs of different companies to catalyze the recruitment and knowledge exchange process among students and experts from various areas of engineering and technology.The groups has brought a turn around in the recruitment process of the institution by creating a web of communication between HRs of different companies and training and placement cell of BIT-Durg.

The Alumni Portal

[ BIT Alumni Portal] is a platform provided to the professors, students and pass-outs of BIT to interact with each other in any way they like.It is designed by the alumni of BIT and is a completely non-official site aimed to have both trivial and serious interactions.The site is quite a buzz among the students, alumni and professors of the institute.Another forum of similar kind is [ Student's forum] but it is slightly formal in nature.


External links

* [ Bhilai Instiute of Technology-Durg]
* [ Student's forum]
* [ BIT Alumni]

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