Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

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Heritage Institute of Technology
हेरिटेज प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान
Motto 'Be Your Own Light'
(आत्म दीपो भव)
(sa: Atmo Deepo Bhavo)
Type Private
Established 2001
Principal Prof. Pranay Chaudhuri
Director Prof. Dulal Chandra Ray
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 2,700
Undergraduates 2,300
Postgraduates 400
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India
22°31′6.72″N 88°24′58.85″E / 22.5185333°N 88.4163472°E / 22.5185333; 88.4163472
Campus Urban
Approvals AICTE, UGC
Affiliations West Bengal University of Technology
Website heritageit.edu

Heritage Institute of Technology, popularly known as HITK or HIT, is a private autonomous[1] engineering college in Anandapur, Kolkata, near the East Kolkata Township, West Bengal, India. It is affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata.


Heritage Institute of Technology was set up on the eastern fringes of Kolkata in 2001 by a group of industrialists hailing from the flourishing information technology, electronics and related industries around Kolkata, and some public figures. The foundation behind the growth of HITK is the Kalyan Bharti Trust. To meet the demand for technical manpower and in view of fiscal constraints at the governmental level, the Kalyan Bharti Trust supplemented the state government’s efforts in setting up new engineering colleges by establishing the Heritage Institute of Technology in September 2000.


Heritage Institute of Technology is built on the Heritage campus, in Anandapur on the southeastern fringes of Kolkata. Along with HITK, the campus encompasses The Heritage School, Kolkata , The Heritage College, Kolkata and The Heritage Academy, Kolkata. It is a 10-minute drive from East Metropolitan Bypass (near Ruby Hospital, about 2 km away). The nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at Dum Dum, Kolkata.

Departments in Faculty of Technology and Management[edit]

The institute offers one undergraduate course (B. Tech.) and three graduate courses (M. Tech., MBA and MCA). All courses are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education AICTE, Government of India and the Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal. Since its inception, it has been affiliated to the West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata.[2]

The institute has accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). According to the goals of the institute to establish itself as a Center of Excellence in Education and Research, there are plans to start Ph.D. courses in engineering and technology disciplines.

The institute offers undergraduate B. Tech. course[3] in the following engineering disciplines:

The graduate school offers full-time two-year Master of Technology (M. Tech.) degree in the following disciplines:

Admission to the undergraduate B.Tech. courses is done through the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) and All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE),[4] while for graduate M. Tech. courses, admission is done through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

The Computer Application Centre offers full-time three-year Master of Computer Applications (MCA) degree course and admission is through JECA.

It started as a technical college. Some of the departments maintains a very low standard of education. Students from Information Technology department have reported of repeated threats from the department faculty. Deep Malya Mukhopadhyay, Joydev Hazra, Anindya Jyoti Pal are faculty members from IT department, who have very often played with a student's career.

Heritage Institute of Technology though being among the renowned colleges of West Bengal, India is often found mis-leading students.

The Management Education Center offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree as a full-time two-year course at the graduate level.

Student exchange[edit]

The institute signed an MoU with New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for a student exchange programme[5][6] under which the first batch of 20 students had a six-week training programme at NJIT during 2008. The seventh batch of students underwent the training programme in 2015.

It has signed an MoU with the College of Natural Science, Sungkyunkwan University.[7] Negotiations are on with the University of Sussex for academic collaborations


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