Indian Institute of Technology Patna was established in August 2008 by an act of Parliament at Bihta, Patna in, a more than 550-acre sprawling campus. It is an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. IIT Patna is one of the most promising and upcoming IITs with a team of young and experienced faculties full of high energy and a desire to excel in new technology and learnings. The missions of the Indian Institute of Technology Patna are to provide advanced knowledge and educate students in science and technology and also teach research and innovation and pursue its mission of service to the nation.

The Continuing Education Programme (CEP) has been started to meet the workforce training and knowledge up-gradation technology needs of the industry, academia, and research organisations. The main aim of CEP of the Indian Institute of Technology Patna is to impart knowledge related to the frontiers in science, technology, and management to the people who want to upgrade their learning relevant to their field of interest. CEP of IIT Patna is dedicated to assisting working professionals in widening their knowledge base and improving their skills. Moreover, it is meant to provide training in cutting edge areas to the industry professional of this country to make them globally competitive. CEP also focuses on improving the teaching, research and management skills of a large number of faculties in various technical institutions across the country to enable them to improve the quality of the trained workforce coming out of such institutions and also to enhance their career opportunity.