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
Former name
Regional Engineering College Jalandhar
MottoSaraswati Namastubhyam
Motto in English
Hail Sarasvati
TypePublic technical university
EndowmentMinistry of Education, Government of India
ChairpersonSubhash Chandra Ralhan
DirectorRajiv Kumar Garg
Academic staff
Students4700 (approx)
Location, ,
CampusUrban,154 acres (0.62 km2)
Colours  Blue
AffiliationsMinistry of Education

Coordinates: 31°23′45″N 75°32′09″E / 31.3958746°N 75.5358439°E / 31.3958746; 75.5358439

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NIT Jalandhar or NITJ), formerly Regional Engineering College Jalandhar, is a public engineering university located in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. It has been declared as an Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Human Resoure Development, Govt of India. It is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology of India. It was founded as a joint venture between the governments of Punjab and India, originally under the name Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India (RECJ). RECJ and now NITJ was established in 1989 by the joint venture of Govt of India and Govt of Punjab on the Land of Village Bidhipur and Village Suranussi of District Jalandhar (Punjab) on the Grand Trunk Road bye-pass.


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. 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 Institute campus is widespread over an area of 154 acres.[1] It has many topographical features, various buildings of different nature with clean and wide roads surrounded by a green belt. The campus area has been broadly divided into different functional zones:

  1. Institution zone for teaching (departments/centers/administration)
  2. Residential zone for the faculty and staff
  3. Students’ hostel zone.

Other amenities on the campus include:[2]

  • Computer Centre
  • Central Library
  • Central Workshop
  • Central Seminar Hall
  • Dispensary
  • Post Office
  • Banks (State Bank of India, Canara Bank)
  • Guest House
  • Community Centre
  • Gymnasium Hall
  • Open Air Theatre
  • Sports Complex
  • Students' Activity Centre
  • Canteen
  • Mega Boys Hostel A, B and F (3/6 Blocks completed)
  • Modern Lecture Theatres
  • Technology Business Incubators(G+7) - Under Startup India Scheme
  • Shopping centre
  • Tennis courts, Basketball courts, Volleyball courts, and night canteen.

Under construction buildings

  • Mega Boys Hostel C, D and E (3 more Blocks)
  • Multi-Purpose Stadium with 15000 seating capacity
  • Type V QRTS(G+8) 4+1BHK

In 2019 ISRO launched their space incubation center at NIT Jalandhar.[3]


The students of National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar are drawn from all parts of the country. There are seven (plus one extension to hostel number 7) boys' hostels, two girls' hostels, and a mega girls' hostel. A mega hostel with three blocks was recently constructed. The facilities of the reading room, indoor games, etc. are available in each hostel. Internet facility is provided in every hostel. Other facilities like geysers, water purifiers, and Washing Machines are provided in all the hostels. The residential accommodation in hostels comprises cubicles and dormitories which have four-seater, two-seater, and one-seater facilities allotted on the basis of the year and course of study the student is pursuing. There are badminton courts, volleyball court, and special reading rooms which provide a good environment in the hostels.[4]

Organisation and administration[edit]


IT Building, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The various academic departments in the institute offer course based degree programmes and also degree programmes that are inclined towards research. There are fifteen academic departments in the institute. All the departments have the doctoral programme.[5]



Main building of NIT-J

The admissions to the B. Tech programs run by the institute are very competitive, with an acceptance ratio of nearly 2-3%. Students were admitted on the basis of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) till 2012 but from 2013 the admission is based on Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) conducted across India. Total seats for B.Tech. is 652 for 2011 admissions. For the session of 2019–2020, the seats for B.Tech. had increased by 33% and 874 students were admitted for B.tech courses. Similarly, the number of postgraduate seats were also doubled. As of 2019, there are 3854 students in Graduate and postgraduate programs of the institute. Admissions to the MTech programs are by the GATE exam conducted by the IIT and IISc. The postgraduate admission is on the basis of research and interviews by the appropriate screening committees.


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 the number of students placed to total number is nearly 1:1, with a number of students receiving multiple job offers. Campus Interviews are arranged for the final year B.Tech/ M.Tech/ M.Sc. students. The average salary offers at NIT Jalandhar, it is up nearly 54% in 2020.[6] A large number of reputed Industrial houses in the country visit the Institution and select the final year students as Engineers/ Management Trainees. Some of the Companies invite the students to their Corporate Offices for the interviews. Major companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Infosys, Reliance Petrochemicals Limited, Hero Motor corp.[7]


University rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[8]52
India Today (2020)[9]33

In 2020 NIRF Rankings, the institute was ranked 52 among the top 100 engineering colleges of India.[8] It ranked 33 among engineering colleges according to a survey conducted by India Today in 2020.[9]

Student life[edit]

Cultural festivals[edit]

Demonic Resurrection performing at Khamosh (the Rocknite at Utkansh-09)

TechNITi: A techno-management fest that is conducted during the odd semester in mid-September. The fest involves events from all the departments, including from robotics, workshops, guest lectures, and informals.[citation needed]

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 three-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, theatre, fusion, etc.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Campus - Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar". www.nitj.ac.in. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "About the Campus". Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  3. ^ Nihalani, Bishakha (19 January 2019). "ISRO launches Space Technology Incubation Centre at NIT, Jalandhar". The Indian Wire. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Hostels". Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Departments". Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  6. ^ Verma, Prachi. "NITs trump the slump this hiring season". The Economic Times. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Centre of Training and Placement". Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  8. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Best ENGINEERING Colleges 2020: List of Top ENGINEERING Colleges 2020 in India". indiatoday.in. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Anindya Ghose | Professor at Stern School of Business, New York University". stern.nyu.edu. Retrieved 21 April 2021.

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