Students are admitted to undergraduate courses through an All-India competition known as Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by all the seven IIT's along with IT-BHU and ISM-Dhanbad, at various centres across the country in which more than 1,50,000 candidates compete for around 4,500 seats.
The admissions to Institute of Technology–Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad are also done through JEE for about 850 seats. From the year 2006, JEE pattern has undergone a change,instead of two level selection procedure there will be only one level of selection wherein just three separate papers of Chemistry,Physics,Mathematics of 2 hour duration each take place. The paper would be objective type in nature designed to test the comprehension and analytical ability of the candidates.
The detailed information can be obtained from the JEE Website and the JEE office of the Institute.
This Institute offers 11 courses leading to four-year Bachelor of Technology and one five year B.Arch. course/Five-year dual-degree programmes are also available here in few disciplines wherein both B.Tech. and M.Tech./M.B.A. degrees are awarded after successful completion of the programme. Further the Institute offers 5 year integrated M.Tech./M.Sc. programmes for which the students are admitted through JEE.
However no admission is available to any Non resident Indian at undergraduate level at the institute. "As per the decision of IIT council the admission to the Undergraduate programme through Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) scheme is abolished"