University Institute of Technology, Burdwan University

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University Institute of Technology, Burdwan University
Main building of Bardhaman UIT.jpg
UIT ,Burdwan University
Motto in English
Gateway to New Horizon of Excellence
Type Government(Self Financed)
Established 1999
Principal Dr. Apurba Kr. Ghosh
Undergraduates 360
Location Humanities Building, North, University Rd, Golapbag, Burdwan University
Burdwan-713104, West Bengal
, India
23°15′25″N 87°50′46″E / 23.257°N 87.846°E / 23.257; 87.846Coordinates: 23°15′25″N 87°50′46″E / 23.257°N 87.846°E / 23.257; 87.846
Campus Urban(almost 400 acres)

University Institute of Technology is the engineering department of Burdwan University, Burdwan, West Bengal, India, and represents the Faculty of Engineering that was at National Institute of Technology, Durgapur since its inception. The Executive Council of Burdwan University resolved on 15 September 1998, to set up an engineering institute at the university campus under the direct control of the University of Burdwan - named University Institute of Technology (UIT).

The institute has the status of a professional college run and managed by the university. Sri Buddhadeb Bhattacharyya, Chief Minister, Government of West Bengal, inaugurated the UIT building on 4 September 2001. With the approval of Government of West Bengal and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), three graduate engineering courses, viz., Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Information Technology were introduced from the 2000 session. From 2003 Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering started. Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering were introduced in 2008.


University Institute of Technology, Burdwan University

The institute is located about 100 km northwest of Kolkata, on the southern side of Grand Trunk Road. The nearest airport is at Kolkata about one and a half hours' drive through NH2. Burdwan is well connected through rail and road with the rest of India. The intake is 360 students for undergraduate courses annually. UIT is approved by the Government of West Bengal and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). UIT is a National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accredited institute and recommended for TEQIP phase-II grant.


UIT offers graduate degree for six engineering branches:

It offers postgraduate courses in two branches of engineering:

Annual intake is 360 students through West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination for B.E and GATE score is considered for admission into its M.E course. UIT has joint research programmes with Jadavpur University, BESU Shibpur, CMERI Durgapur, and CSIO laboratories.

Centre of Excellence[edit]

Institute-industry partnership cell (IIPC): The university has opened an IIPC with financial assistance from AICTE. A university MBA Professor looks after the activity of the cell. It is looked after by a committee composed of Placement Officer, Faculty Members and representatives of the Final Year students.

Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE): The Professional Activity Center of the IETE, a body of the Government of India for Information Technology, Computer Science & Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering was opened in 2002. It was upgraded to the standard of Subcenter in 2004. The purpose of this center is to inject professionalism into the outlook of the students through seminars, invited lectures and workshops.

Shaking hands with IBM: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between IBM India and The University of Burdwan in August 2006 for a tie-up with IBM in an academic initiative in the presence of Mr Nirupam Sen, Minister-in-Charge of Commerce & Industries, Government West Bengal. IBM will make available software worth Rs.12.0 Crores to the University of Burdwan at no cost. The objective is to develop skilled manpower for the IT industry through technology training and curriculum design.


UIT has a lush green campus. The campus is a part of University of Burdwan's campus. The hostels are: New and old Banabas boys hostel(for first year students), Prof S.N. Bose boys hostel, J.C. Bose boys hostel, Madam Curie girls' hostel.


Central library The Central library has 2,90,000 volumes of books with 50,000 titles. 500 international journals, 200 national journals, and 100 magazines are subscribed.

UIT library The institute library has 30,000 volumes of textbooks with 4,000 titles. The library is computerised. The library receives 20 national and 30 international journals. The library has a reading room. The library subscribes to on-line, digital libraries of academic societies like IEEE, IEE, and ACM.

Cultural and Technical fest[edit]

UIT conducts its cultural fest "WALTZ" and conducts its technical fest TECHFEST every year.

Extra Curricular Activities[edit]

Institute has its NSS unit and REC Club(Renewable Energy Club) through which students do many extra curricular activities.

The institute also provides its students opportunities to develop their skills through establishing new technical clubs like Coding Club,Robotics Club,Cinematography Club.

The institute also has its own Literary Club to conduct various extra curricular activities like debate,quiz,elocution etc.and a Youth Service Society to care for poor children in slums by providing them with education and conduct several social works and responsibilities.

Training and Placement[edit]

The Placement Cell comprises the Training & Placement Officer, college authorities, the faculty members and the students. The cell has enlisted itself with non-profit making bodies for information regarding campus recruitments and further studies.

Some of the companies with which students of the college have secured placements are Allfon,Alumnous,Anshinsoft,Aryans Infoway Pvt. Ltd.,Aztec,CMC,Capgemini India,Computer Science Corporation,EDS,Elitmus,Erevmax,Ericson,Flextronics,IBM,Infosys Ltd.,Integra,iFlex Solutions,First Consulting Group(FCG),Genpact,Hexaware Technologies,Haldia Petrochemicals,Keane India,L&T Emsys,L&T Infotech,Lexmark,MBT,Oracle,Polaris Software,Reliance Telecom,Rockwell,RS Software,Sandvik Asia,Sankalp Semiconductors,Sanmar,Sasken,Satyam Computer Services Limited,Siemens,Slash Support,Tata Consultancy Services,US Technology,VAI Engineering & Automation,Wipro Technologies,Wipro Infotech, Honeywell, Ashok Leyland, ABB, Tata Motors, Bharat Electronics Ltd.,IBM, Deloitte, The Linde Group, and UST Global.


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