IIT BHU is a pioneer engineering institution located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Founded in 1919 as the Banaras Engineering College, it became the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 1968. It was designated an Indian Institute of Technology in 2012. It is having 13 branches of engineering and three inter-disciplinary schools. Its Mining Engineering department has produced more than 60 PhDs, currently enrolled more than 60 doctoral, more than 60 M.Tech students, along with 400 B.Tech students.