Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar

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Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar
Logo of NIT Jalandhar.png
Logo of the National Institute of Technology Jalandhar
Motto सरस्वती नमस्तुभ्यम्॥
Motto in English Hail Sarasvati
Established 1987
Type Public
Chairperson Dr Anil Kakodkar
Director Dr. Samir Kumar Das
Academic staff 100+
Students ~3500
Undergraduates 3000+
Postgraduates 300+
Doctoral students 70+
Location Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Campus Urban, Spread over 160 acres (0.65 sq.km) on the Amritsar G.T. Road Bye Pass
Website www.nitj.ac.in

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.


Main building of NIT-J

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.


IT Building, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The following departments are present. All departments offer courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and are actively involved in research in their specific fields.

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Amit Boni - GM India, Motorola Mobility [1]
  • Manav Garg- CEO, Eka

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