University Institute of Information Technology, Himachal Pradesh University

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University Institute of Information Technology (UIIT) Shimla
Himachal Pradesh University Logo.png
Motto Eyes of Knowledge Seeth
Established 2000
Chancellor Urmila Singh
Vice-Chancellor Prof. A.D.N. Bajpai[1]
Director Dr. Manu Sood [2]
Location Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
31°06′42″N 77°08′24″E / 31.1117°N 77.1401°E / 31.1117; 77.1401Coordinates: 31°06′42″N 77°08′24″E / 31.1117°N 77.1401°E / 31.1117; 77.1401
Campus Urban
Acronym UIIT
Affiliations Himachal Pradesh University
Website www.uiit.ac.in

University Institute of Information Technology, Himachal Pradesh (UIIT) is in the Himachal Pradesh University campus at Summerhill, Shimla. It started functioning on 11 September 2000.

UIIT has been producing professional leaders in the field of information technology, as well as enhancing technological strength of the region and the country. Well known for its B.Tech in Information Technology programme throughout India, the institute benefits from the being in close collaboration with the IT industry.

It functions under the Executive Council of the Himachal Pradesh University since 2000 in the university campus. The institute admits students from all over the country to the Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology and imparts training to make them competent, motivated engineers, leaders, thinkers, innovators and scientists. The academic program of UIIT is approved by the All India Council of Technical Education.

Facilities[edit]

Internet facility[edit]

The university has been provided by University Grants Commission a leased line of 50 Mbit/s (1:1) dedicated bandwidth as a part of UGC infonet for Higher Education. UIIT is a part of the Campus Wide Optical Fibre Network on which Internet facility is available on 22×6 basis.

Campus[edit]

The campus has a cafeteria, a health centre, recreational facilities, 14×6 Wi-Fi connectivity and banking facilities with 24-hour ATM service. Currently the classes are being held in the basement of the bio-technology building, while a proposed building is nearing its completion since 2009.

Library[edit]

The institute over the past nine years has created a dedicated library exclusively for the usage of students and faculty. It has acquired a good collection of books related to information technology and allied areas. Over Rs.75 crore has been spent to purchase latest editions of quality books. A good reading space has been provided. The library subscribes to about 20 computer magazines/journals besides daily newspapers. Plans to create a special section of e-books, CD-ROM and other resource material to provide a resource bank of share wares and other learning material are also on their way to implementation. Students also have access to the Main Library of the university. The library is connected with networking facility through Wi-fi and CAT-6 Cable.

Placements[edit]

Placement of the students is of major concern to the institute. For this purpose, a full-time placement cell under a faculty member has been created to liaison among the students and prospective employers and to keep a watchful eye on the emerging trends and future needs of the industry.

The institute has a good track record of placements with students placed in companies like Infosys, GlobalLogic, Sapient, Accenture, Oracle, Satyam, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, NexTag, Impetus, Perot systems, IBM and other such MNCs. Adobe visited the UIIT campus in year 2010 and recruited two students, pegging them lump sum 5 lakh annually. Though the institute is still in its nascent stages, it is expected to excel with time due to good quality of students admitted through an all India based entrance test.

Extracurricular[edit]

The institute organizes events for the all-round development of the students. Amongst all the biggest event is UTKARSH which is a two-day inter-college festival in which colleges from in and around the state are invited to participate. The fest is conducted by Information Technology Students Association (ITSA) which has a president, vice president, finance secretary and joint secretary in the Governing Body. It is the only event of its kind on the campus which takes place at three venues simultaneously with 1500 to 2000 students. Other events include inter-college sports competition.

Alumni[edit]

The institute has given many leading IT professionals to the industry. Few students from UIIT are working in prestigious companies like Oracle Corporation, IBM and Adobe. One alumni, Amit Chibber,[who?] was awarded a Service Oscar by Oracle Corporation. Few students have joined IITs and NITs for post graduation.

The institute has given many leading IT professionals to the industry. In 2012, one student each made it to IIT Kanpur, IIIT Hyderabad and Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, with few making to the Partheas.com, Saholic.com and Thomson Reuters. Two students joined Samsung India Software Center as software developers after completing M. Tech from the above institutes.

Issues[edit]

The institute is plagued by many issues such as improper staff,[3] lack of proper campus, lack of sanitation. Recently the institute has attracted the scrutiny of the different news agency that in their reports have highlighted the various shortcomings of the institute which include lack of hostel facilities, lack of proper campus, lack of teachers.[4] Students have been denied of facilities despite paying huge amount of fees.

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