NIT Jamshedpur: National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur

The National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur (NIT Jamshedpur), is an Institute of National Importance located at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. Established as a Regional Institute of Technology on 15 August 1960, it was upgraded to National Institute of Technology(NIT) on 27 December 2002 with the status of a Deemed University. It is one of the 32 NITs in India, and as such is directly under the control of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It is the third in the chain of 8 NITs established as a part of the Second Five Year Plan (1956–61) by the Government of India.

NIT Jamshedpur


Key Description of NIT Jamshedpur:

Type: Public

Established: 1960

Chairman: Prof. Karunesh Kumar Shukla

Location: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Campus: Urban, 325 acres (132 ha)


Social Network: Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube


History of NIT Jamshedpur

National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur was founded as the Regional Institute of Technology in 1960 by Dr. Srikrishna Sinha, the then Chief Minister of the state of Bihar (unpartitioned). The date of 15 August, Independence Day in India, was chosen for the laying of the foundation stone. It was among the first eight Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) established as part of the Second Five-Year Plan (1956–1961). It now serves as the NIT for the newly carved state of Jharkhand, while NIT Patna serves as the NIT for the state of Bihar.


Academics and admission

The institute offers a Ph.D degree in various streams and twelve semester courses various disciplines.


Ranking of NIT Jamshedpur

NIT Jamshedpur was ranked 79 among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020.



There are two annual festivals:

  • Ojass, a techno-management festival of the college to showcase the technical and managerial skill of the students.
  • Culfest, a cultural festival.
  • Technica, an annual festival for students of Metallurgical and Materials engineering from all over India
  • Vidhaan, a civil branch festival managed by Civil Engineering Society of NIT Jamshedpur.


Notable Alumni

  • Malli Mastan Babu - fastest 7 summiteer in the world