Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhagalpur is an institute of national importance and a joint venture of Govt. of India (50%), Govt. of Bihar (35%) and BELTRON (15%). IIIT Bhagalpur started its first academic session under the mentorship of IIT Guwahati on 1st August 2017 in a temporary building of Bhagalpur College of Engineering. The institute is situated on the bank of the holy river Ganga, 250 km away from the city Patna, the capital of Bihar. The institute is fully residential and has separate hostels for boys and girls. 50 Acres of Land has been provided by the Govt. of Bihar and construction work is likely to start soon. The institute is operating in a temporary building but all the required laboratory development has been done as per the curriculum design.