IIT (BHU) has 17 academic units including 10 Engineering Departments, 3 Science Departments, 3 Interdisciplinary Schools and 1 Humanities & Social Sciences Section. The academic departments at IIT (BHU), Varanasi are:
- Interdisciplinary Schools:
- Humanities & Social Sciences Section
The departments of Metallurgical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mining Engineering and Chemical Engineering have been recognized as Centres of Advanced Studies (CAS) by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. The Department of Metallurgical Engineering was the first engineering department in India to be thus recognized. The departments are supported under the FIST, SAP and DST schemes of the Government of India.