Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NIT Jalandhar or NITJ), formerly Regional Engineering College Jalandhar, is a public engineering institute located in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. It has been declared as an Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Human Resoure Development, Govt of India. It is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology of India. It was founded as a joint venture between the governments of Punjab and India, originally under the name Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India (RECJ). RECJ and now NITJ was established in 1989 by the joint venture of Govt of India and Govt of Punjab on the Land of Village Bidhipur and Village Suranussi of District Jalandhar(Punjab) on the Grand Trunk Road bye-pass.
Former Name: Regional Engineering College Jalandhar
Motto: Saraswati Namastubhyam (sanskrit)
Motto in English: Hail Sarasvati
Type: Public Technical University
Endowment: Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India
Chairperson: Prof Lalit Kumar Awasthi
Director: Prof Lalit Kumar Awasthi
Academic Staff: 191
Doctoral Students: 416
Location: Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Campus: Urban, 154 acres (0.62 km2)
Affiliations: Ministry of Human Resource Development.
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Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology was established in the year 1987 as Regional Engineering College and was given the status of National Institute of Technology (Deemed University) by the Government of India on October 17, 2002 under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi. Now the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has declared the Institute as “Institute of National Importance” under the act of Parliament-2007. A large number of reputed Industrial houses in the country visit the Institution and select the final year students as Engineers/ Management Trainees. As one of the National Institutes of Technology (NIT), the Institute has the responsibility of providing high quality education in Engineering, Technology and Sciences to produce competent technical and scientific manpower for the country. The Institute offers B.Tech, M.Tech, MSc, MBA and PhD programmes in the several disciplines of Engineering, Technology and Sciences.
Admissions in NIT Jalandhar
The admissions to the B.Tech programs run by the institute are very competitive having acceptance ratio of nearly 2-3%. Students were admitted on the basis of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) till 2012 but from 2013 the admission is based on Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) conducted across India. Total seats for B.Tech is 652 for 2011 admissions. For the session of 2019-2020, the seats for B.Tech had increased by 33% and 874 students were admitted for B.tech courses. Similarly, the number of postgraduate seats were also doubled. As of 2019, there are 3854 students in Graduate and postgraduate programs of the institute. Admissions to the MTech programs are by the GATE exam conducted by the IIT and IISc. The postgraduate admission is on the basis of research and interviews by the appropriate screening committees.
Departments of NIT Jalandhar
The following departments are present. All departments offer courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and are actively involved in research in their specific fields.
The various academic departments in the institute offer course based degree programmes and also degree programmes that are inclined towards research. The following courses based degree programmes are offered by the departments:
There are fifteen academic departments in the institute. All the departments have the doctoral programme.
The following departments offer B.Tech programmes:
- Department of Biotechnology
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
- Department of Electrical Engineering
- Department of Industrial and Production Engineering
- Department of Information Technology
- Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Textile Technology
The Department of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry offer two year Regular M.Sc. Programmes
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Physics
- Department of Mathematics
The Department of Humanities & Management offer two year Regular MBA Programmes
- Department of Humanities and Management
NIT Jalandhar Courses
NIT Jalandhar Placements
The institute is regularly visited by Indian and foreign Multinational corporations for offering jobs to final-year B.Tech and M.Tech students. The ratio of the number of students placed to total number is nearly 1:1, with a number of students receiving multiple job offers. Campus Interviews are arranged for the final year B.Tech/ M.Tech/ M.Sc. students. The average salary offers at NIT Jalandhar, it is up nearly 54% in 2020. A large number of reputed Industrial houses in the country visit the Institution and select the final year students as Engineers/ Management Trainees. Some of the Companies invite the students to their Corporate Offices for the interviews. Major companies like Amazon, Infosys, Reliance Petrochemicals Limited, Hero Motor corp.
NIT Jalandhar Housing
The students of National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar are drawn from all parts of the country. There are seven (plus one extension to hostel number 7) boys' hostels, two girls' hostels, and a mega girls' hostel. A mega hostel with three blocks was recently constructed. The facilities of the reading room, indoor games, etc. are available in each hostel. Internet facility is provided in every hostel. Other facilities like geysers, water purifiers, and Washing Machines are provided in all the hostels. The residential accommodation in hostels comprises cubicles and dormitories which have four-seater, two-seater, and one-seater facilities allotted on the basis of the year and course of study the student is pursuing. There are badminton courts, volleyball court, and special reading rooms which provide a good environment in the hostels.
NIT Jalandhar Campus
The Institute campus is widespread over an area of 254 acres. It has many topographical features, various buildings of different nature with clean and wide roads surrounded by a green belt. The campus area has been broadly divided into different functional zones:
- Institution zone for teaching (departments/centers/administration)
- Residential zone for the faculty and staff
- Students’ hostel zone.
Other amenities on the campus include:
Fests on campus
TechNITi: A techno-management fest that is conducted during the odd semester in mid-September. Participants from all over the country converge for this three-day event, which is usually the highlight of student life on campus. The fest involves events from all the departments, including from robotics, workshops, guest lectures, and informal.
Utkansh: A cultural fest that is conducted during the even semester, which aims at drawing out the creative side of the techies on campus. The event is usually a three-day affair that occurs during the end of March. Each day usually has theme-based events; previous themes have included folk, rock, Kavi Sammelan (poets meet), comedy, theatre, fusion, etc.
NIT Jalandhar Ranking
In 2020 NIRF Rankings, the institute was ranked 52 among the top 100 engineering colleges of India.
Institute has an active Alumni Association with Prof. Anish Sachdeva and Dr. Jatinder Kumar Ratan as its President and General Secretary respectively. NITJ aluminus are spread out all over the Globe.
NIT Jalandhar Notable Alumni
- Anindya Ghose - Professor, Stern School of Business
- Upasana Taku Founding team of MobiKwik in 2009