The University Polytechnic was established in 2001, as a joint venture of the Department of Welfare, Government of Jharkhand and BIT, Mesra to impart Diploma and B. Sc (MLT) level technical education amongst the youths of Jharkhand. The campus of the University Polytechnic is located close to the National Highway 33 in the vicinity of the BIT Main campus. Spread over an area of 16 acres (64,750 m2), it is on the outskirts of Ranchi, surrounded by green forests.
The University Polytechnic is fully residential with three large hostels, (two for boys and one for girls), accommodating about 700 students. It has twenty five full-time faculties and an equal number of visiting faculties from BIT Mesra. It has a library, laboratories, training and placement cell, NSS, sports and games facilities.
The University Polytechnic conducts the following 3-year courses:
B. Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT)
Diploma in Technology (Automobile)
Diploma in Technology (Electrical)
Diploma in Technology (Electronics)
Diploma in Technology (Computer)
Diploma in Technology (Manufacturing)
Diploma in Technology (Mechanical)
The selections for admission are based only on marks obtained in the Matriculation (for Diploma) and Intermediate/ 10+2 with Science (for BMLT) Board examinations.