The IIT(BHU), Varanasi owes its existence to the far-sighted vision and relentless efforts of the founder of the first residential university of India, the Banaras Hindu University, Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya ji. Three engineering and technological institutions were established by Malaviya Ji, viz. the Benaras Engineering College (BENCO) in 1919, the College of Mining and Metallurgy (MINMET) in 1923 and the College of Technology (TECHNO) in 1932, as the constituent units of Banaras Hindu University. To provide a strong integrated educational base, BENCO, MINMET and TECHNO were emerged to form the Institute of Technology (IT, BHU) in 1968. The IT, BHU has been admitting students through the JEE conducted by the IITs since 1972. On June 29, 2012, the Institute of Technology, B.H.U. was converted into IIT(BHU), Varanasi vide Gazette Notification No. 36, No. 34 of 2012 dated 21st June, 2012.
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IIT(BHU) offers the B.Tech. in 10 disciplines, B.Arch., IDD in 14 disciplines, M.Tech. in 14 disciplines, M.Pharm., M.Sc. in 2 disciplines and Ph.D. in all departments.
Institute has a library, which has an excellent print collection of over 1,42,000 volumes of books, Journals, theses, reports, and pamphlet also provide access to over 15,000 electronic journals, etc.