Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar
|Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar|
Logo of the National Institute of Technology Jalandhar
|Motto in English||Hail Sarasvati|
|Chairperson||Dr Anil Kakodkar|
|Director||Dr. Samir Kumar Das|
|Location||Jalandhar, Punjab, India|
|Campus||Urban, Spread over 160 acres (0.65 sq.km) on the Amritsar G.T. Road Bye Pass|
The Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, popularly known as NIT Jalandhar (NITJ), is a public engineering institute located in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. It is one of the youngest of the 20 National Institutes of Technology of India. It was founded as a joint venture between the governments of Punjab and India, originally under the name Punjab Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar (PREC).
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.
The admissions to the B.Tech programs run by the institute are very competitive having acceptance ratio nearly 2-3%. Students were admitted on the basis of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) till 2012 but from 2013 the admission are based on Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) conducted across India.Total seats for B.Tech is 786 for 2011 admissions. The admissions to the MTech programs are by the GATE exam conducted by the IITs and IISc. The postgraduate admission is on the basis of research and interviews by the appropriate screening committees.
The following departments are present. All departments offer courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and are actively involved in research in their specific fields.
- Applied Chemistry
- Applied Mathematics
- Applied Physics
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electronics and Communication Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Humanities and Management
- Industrial and Production Engineering
- Information Technology
- Instrumentation and Control Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Textile Technology
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