Bipin Tripathi Kumaon Institute of Technology

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Bipin Tripathi Kumaon Institute of Technology
बिपिन त्रिपाठी कुमाऊँ प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान , द्वाराहाट
Type Engineering College
Established 1991
Director Dr. R. K. Singh
Undergraduates 1600
Postgraduates 179
Location Dwarahat, Uttarakhand, India
29°45′14″N 79°25′37″E / 29.754°N 79.427°E / 29.754; 79.427Coordinates: 29°45′14″N 79°25′37″E / 29.754°N 79.427°E / 29.754; 79.427
Campus Rural
acronym BTKIT

Situated in the city of Dwarahaat, Bipin Tripathi Kumaon Institute of Technology, formerly Kumaon Engineering College (KEC), is an autonomous engineering and technology institute in the Almora district in state of Uttarakhand, India. The college was established by the government of Uttar Pradesh in 1986 and started functioning in 1991. Now the institute is named after the renowned Uttarakhand movement activist Bipin Chandra Tripathi.[1] It is financed by the government of Uttarakhand and managed by the Board of Governors with the Minister of Technical Education Government of Uttarakhand as the Chairman and Secretary of Technical Education as Vice-Chairman. The Director is the member Secretary of Board of Governors. Originally affiliated to Kumaun University, it is now affiliated to Uttarakhand Technical University.

The foundation of college was laid under the guidance of Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Govt. of India on 20 April 1986, during the reign of Late Chief Minister Vir Bahadur Singh when 155 acres of land was allotted for college by the UP Govt. Academic session in B.E. was started with 2 branches CSE and ECE in the year 1991 with a well-planned educational program, similar to the one followed at IITs and RECs/NITs of the country for the development of technology & engineering education facilities in the Kumaon Region. Seeing the availability, capability, and usefulness of land, college prepared a master plan and project report regarding development of college in different fields in the year 1996, which was approved by the administrative council. At present, the institute runs seven graduate engineering programs i.e., Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering and three Postgraduate programs i.e., Masters of Computer Applications, Master of Technology (M. Tech) in CSE and Mechanical departments. Besides this, the institute has now started Ph. D. programs in 2016. The Institute offers several other infrastructural facilities for faculty and students, such as hostels, staff residential campus, departmental buildings, student’s activity club and a multipurpose hall have been developed. An atmosphere conducive to learning and all-round personality development of the students is being created. Emphasis is being laid on self-discipline & mutual respect.


Top view of the college

The college is in the hilly region of Dwarahat on Kathgodam-Ranikhet-Karnaprayag National Highway (87-E), about 30 km from Ranikhet and about 3 km from Dwarahat near Gauchar village. The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam (118 km).

Academics and administrative buildings

The college is spread over an area of 155 acres (0.6 km2) at an altitude of 1450 meter in a quiet, congenial, hilly and pollution-free environment with a picturesque view. The summer is pleasant with a max of 30 °C for a few weeks; for rest of the time, the weather remains cool.

The Dunagiri Temple and the Panduakhal Temple are at the outskirts of Dwarahat. The Dunagiri temple has an importance from the period of Ramayana when Lord Hanuman was taking the Drona mountain for the Lakshmana (brother of Lord Rama) a small piece of that mountain was dropped in this region. The Dunagiri Temple was built on the peak of that piece.

Administration and Organization[3][edit]

The institute is administered by an Autonomous Society named as "Bipin Tripathi Kumaun Institute of Technology Dwarahat Society" which is registered under Societies Registration Act. The memorandum of association, society rules, bye-laws and employees conduct rules are duly approved by the Uttarakhand state government. The institute enjoys freedom with regard to internal administration and functioning.

The Administration Section of BTKIT, Dwarahat is headed by Registrar and function under the overall supervision of the Principal.

The following functions/duties being performed by the Administration Section

1. All Establishment matters pertaining to the teaching and non-teaching employees of the Institute.

2. Maintenance of their Service Books and Personal Files of all employees.

3. Legal cases.

4. Disciplinary cases.

5. Conducting of meetings of Board of Governors and KEC Society.

6. Recruitment of regular, Adhoc and contract employees and maintenance of Roster Register.

7. Processing of Career Advancement and Assured Career Progression Cases.

8. Printing of Advertisements on behalf of the Institute.

9. Central Dispatch work.

10. Vigilance cases.


The college offers Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology degrees, as well as Master of Computer Applications. It offers CCNA and Oracle (scheduled) courses.

Undergraduate Courses[edit]

The college has various departments that offer 7 B.Tech Degree programs in Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Bio-chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering & Chemical Engineering.

Postgraduate Courses[edit]

The College provides 3 M.Tech Degrees programs in VLSI (ECE), Thermal Engineering (ME) and Computer Science & Engineering (CSE). The institute is also offers 3 years degree program in Master of Computer Applications.

Doctoral Program[edit]

The college has started offering the Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) as part of its doctoral education programme in several disciplines from July 2016.[4]


The national-level techfest Aarohan was being organised in the odd semester every year.[5]


The college has eight departments:


The college has a Central Library, which is open access. Students and staff have access to a large number of books and journals, besides many competitive and technical magazines. The library is procuring about 14 international journals and 50 national journals. The library is the heart of academic and research activities of the BTKIT. It has been catering to the needs of faculty members, research scholars, and students on campus effectively. It has huge volumes of books and e-journals which cover the disciplines of Technology, Computer Science, Management, Humanities, Applied science and other related areas. The Library with its modern collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services fills an essential role for the academic community in their intellectual pursuits library services at BTKIT, Dwarahat is provided to students, staff & faculty members for updating their knowledge and supporting the research and teaching/learning activities. These services are provided through the central library and departmental libraries. The library consists of 45000 books with around 6000 titles and also consists of various national and international journals and magazines for enhancing the knowledge of the students. In addition, the institute has Digital Library with complete study material from NPTEL and VISIONET


The college has 9 boys and 3 girls hostels and one transit hostel. One boys hostel (180 single seated) is under construction. The following are the hostels in KEC:

  • Aravali Hostel [90 X 2] BTech, final year and MCA 2nd Year Boys
  • Trishul Hostel [25 X 2], MCA First Year Boys and M.Tech Boys
  • Nanda Devi Hostel [60 X 3] B.Tech, Second-year boys
  • Shivalik Hostel [30 X 2] B.Tech, First Year Boys
  • Gaumukh Hostel [60 X 3] B.Tech, First Year Boys
  • Gangotri Hostel [60 X 3] B.Tech, Final Year Girls
  • Kailash Hostel [120 X 2] B.Tech, final and second year Boys
  • Yamunotri Hostel [60 X 2] MCA, Pre-Final Year and B.Tech Second year girls
  • Nalanda Hostel [60 X 1] First Year Girls
  • Transit Hostel [60 X 1] First Year Girls
  • Vindhyachal Hostel [125 X 1] B.Tech, Third Year
  • New Boys Hostel [120 X 1] MCA, 2nd Year and B.Tech, Third year
  • Saraswati Hostel MCA, Pre-Final Year Girls and B.Tech, Pre-Final Year Girls

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There are 5000+ alumni spread across the world who have fueled growth of the nation, Indian and multinational companies.

Notable Alumni[edit]


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