The newly set-up Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in this Bihar city will start its doctoral programmes from next month, explained an official. 'IIT-Patna will become the first among the eight new IITs set up last year to start PhD programmes,' said institute official Subhash Pandey. The IIT will have PhD programmes in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Humanities and Social Sciences.
At present, the IIT is functioning from a polytechnic building here as a temporary campus. The process of land acquisition for a permanent campus is underway. The official added, that the first director of the institute A.K. Bhowmik will also assume charge in July.