Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
(BIT Mesra), is an autonomous engineering and technology oriented institute of higher education located in Ranchi
. It is a Deemed University under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.Since the inception of main campus in Mesra (Ranchi) in 1955, BIT has opened extension centres in Lalpur (Ranchi), Allahabad, Kolkata, Noida, Jaipur, Chennai, Patna and Deoghar
, and overseas extension centres in Bahrain
, Muscat (Oman
), Ras al-Khaimah (UAE) and Mauritius
The main campus of the Institute at Mesra is located 16 kilometers from Ranchi in a 780-acre (3.2 km sq) setting at the confluence of the rivers Jhumar and Suvarnarekha. The Mesra campus is entirely residential, providing accommodation to 3200 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 550 members of faculty and staff.The infrastructure includes research laboratories, lecture halls, workshops, playground, gymnasium and a central library with over 1,00,000 books, journals and electronic databases.