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|
|Director||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).
The institution was established in 1987 as Regional Engineering College and, on 17 October 2002, was given the status of National Institute of Technology (Deemed University) by the government of India under the control of Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, in a bid to provide increased autonomy in decision-making.
NITJ is a leading premier centre of excellence in engineering and technology to produce technical manpower for India. The institute offers BTech programs in nine disciplines of engineering and technology along with research programs leading to MSc, MTech and PhD. The institute acquires a national character having 50% student intake from Punjab and the rest from other states/union territories of the country.
The students of National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar are drawn from all parts of the country. There are seven male hostels, two female hostels, and a mega hostel that have a capacity to accommodate around 2,000 male and 300 female students respectively. A mega hostel for boys having capacity of 1600 student is under construction. The residential accommodation in hostels comprises cubicles and dormitories which have four-seater, two-seater and one-seater facility allotted on the basis of the year and course of study the student is pursuing.
The admissions to the BTech programs run by the institute are by the All India Engineering Entrance Examination AIEEE till 2012 but from 2013 the admission are based on jee main rank.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
- Humanities and Management
- Industrial and Production Engineering
- Instrumentation and Control Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Textile Technology
- Electrical Engineering
- Mining Technology
To promote academic and cultural activities in the department, as well as raise awareness about best practices related to the academic domain, each department has a dedicated society:
- Society of Civil Engineers (SocCEr)
- Chemical Engineering Society (Ches)
- Professional Association of Computer Engineers (PACE)
- Society of Electronics and Communication Engineers (SOECE)
- Society of Progressive Instrumentation and Control Engineers (SPICE)
- The Industrial Engineers Society (TIES)
- Society of Mechanical Engineers (SOME)
- Textile Engineers Society (TES)
- Society of Bio-Tech Engineers and Researchers (SOBER)
Apart from the above, to make students well aware of their field, there are student chapters of internationally acclaimed societies.
The ASME Student Section is an institute chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. It strives to bring technical competency and excellency among the students of mechanical engineering and of all the disciplines. It actively organizes technical events and web seminars by eminent people throughout the year. It has taken initiative to promote awareness for greener technology, stressing for the need of conserving energy and preserving the ecosystem.
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 number of students placed to total number is nearly 1:1, with a number of students grabbing multiple job offers.
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 informals.
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 four-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, theater, fusion etc.
Students take part in many extra- and co-curricular activities to take the stress away from their hectic schedules. Most students are members of societies, which organize events to keep the campus entertained. Some events of note organized by societies outside fests include NITJ Idol (the hunt for the singing heartthrob of the college) and JAM Eve (when participants outwit each other in under a minute).
The active societies include
- The Music and Dramatics Society (MADS) brings together music and drama buffs. The society holds the prime responsibility of hosting UTKANSH (the annual cultural fest) as well as BHARAT DHWANI or NIT Day which is celebrated to commemorate national unity as well as the day when the college was upgraded to NIT status from its erstwhile REC tag.
- The Literary and Debating Society (LADS) organises events including quizzes, mock parliaments, devil's advocate, as well as writing competitions. The society holds the prime responsibility for the publication of the institute newsletter, CAPSLOCK, which highlights issues relating to the entire fraternity on campus.
- The Fine Arts Society is for the creative and gifted in arts. It organizes events in painting, pottery and best out of waste, to name a few.
- The Photography Society is for the avid shutterbug. They hold photo contests whose themes have included shadow photography, fashion photography and landscapes of campus.
- The Movie Club organises movie screenings as well as movie-making contests known as IMAGINEERS and advertisement making competitions known as ADGINEERS.
- Rajbhasha Samiti is the society for promotion of the national language. Apart from organizing language-specific writing and speaking contests, it aims to increase the use of the national language in the technical sphere. It bring out an annual Hindi magazine Parikrima.
- Eco Club is for raising environmental awareness in the campus. The club is trying to start an initiative where the campus can be rid of its dependence on plastics.
- Yoga Club is for promotion of yoga amongst students.
- UDAAN - Wings of Dreams is a techno-managerial social welfare club of NITJ. In association with NGO 'GOONJ' it organises collection campaign, blood donation camps, social awareness drive, etc.
- PRAYAS is a student-run club for teaching the poor kids of construction workers on campus. It is also involved in many charitable activities.
- QUEST is a quizzing club. It organises various quizzes and helps spread the quizzing culture in the institute.
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