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 (sanskrit)
Motto in English
Hail Sarasvati
EndowmentMinistry of Human Resources Development, Government of India
ChairpersonAnil Kakodkar
DirectorLalit Kumar Awasthi
Location, ,
AffiliationsMinistry of Human Resource Development.

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NIT Jalandhar or NITJ), formerly Regional Engineering College Jalandhar, is a public engineering institute located in Jalandhar, Punjab, 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 Punjab Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar (PREC).


Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology was established in 1987 as a Regional Engineering College and was given the status of National Institute of Technology (Deemed University) by the Government of India on 17 October 2002, under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi. Subsequently, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, 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 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 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.[1]



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. 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 Amazon, Infosys, Reliance Petrochemicals Limited, Hero Motor corp.[2]


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 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 facility 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.[3]


The Institute campus is wide spread over an area of 154 acres.[4] 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:[5]

  • Computer Centre
  • Central Library
  • Central Workshop
  • Central Seminar Hall
  • Dispensary
  • Post Office
  • Banks (State Bank of India, Canara Bank)
  • Guest House
  • Gymnasium Hall
  • Open Air Theatre
  • Sports Complex
  • Students' Activity Centre
  • Canteen
  • Mega Boys Hostel (3/6 Blocks completed)
  • Modern Lecture Theaters

Under construction buildings:

  • Mega Boys Hostel (3 more Blocks)
  • New M.Sc Department Building
  • Expansion of Workshop
  • Technology Business Incubators(G+7) - Under Startup India Scheme
  • Multi Purpose Stadium with 15000 seating capacity
  • Type V QRTS(G+8) 4+1BHK

In 2016 ISRO launched their space incubation center at NIT Jalandhar[6]

Fests on campus[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. 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, theatre, fusion etc.


College rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2019)[7]113

In 2019 NIRF Rankings, the institute was ranked 113 among the engineering colleges.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Campus - Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar". www.nitj.ac.in. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Nihalani, Bishakha (19 January 2019). "ISRO launches Space Technology Incubation Centre at NIT, Jalandhar". The Indian Wire. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  8. ^ "Anindya Ghose | Professor at Stern School of Business, New York University".

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