National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur

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National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur
Type Public
Established 1960
Chairman Virander S.Chauhan
Location Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Campus Urban, 350 acres (140 ha)

The National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur (NIT Jamshedpur), is an Institute of National Importance located at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. Established as a Regional Institute of Technology in 1960, it was upgraded to National Institute of Technology(NIT) on 27 December 2002 with the status of a Deemed University. It is one of the 31 NITs in India, and as such is directly under the control of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It is the third in the chain of 8 NITs established as a part of the Second Five Year Plan (1956–61) by the Government of India.[1]


Main Administrative building

National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur was founded as the Regional Institute of Technology in 1960 by Dr. Srikrishna Sinha, the then Chief Minister of the state of Bihar (unpartitioned). The date of 15 August, Independence Day in India, was chosen for the laying of the foundation stone. It was among the first eight Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) established as part of the Second Five-Year Plan (1956–1961). It now serves as the NIT for the newly carved state of Jharkhand, while NIT Patna serves as the NIT for the state of Bihar.[1]

Academics and admission[edit]

The institute offers a 4-year Bachelor of Technology degree in the various streams. Admission is through Joint Entrance Examination - Main and Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) for students from abroad.[citation needed]

The institute also offers various postgraduate degrees. These include a 2-year Master of Technology degree, with admission through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Admission to the 3-year Master of Computer Application program is through NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET) and to the 2-year Master of Science is thorough Centralized Counseling for M. Sc./M.Sc. (CCMN) jointly conducted by the National Institutes of Technology.[citation needed]

The institute offers a Ph.D degree in various streams and twelve semester courses various disciplines.[1]


University rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[2] 101–150

NIT Jamshedpur was ranked in the 101–150 band among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.[2]


There are two annual festivals:

  • Ojass, a techno-management festival of the college to showcase the technical and managerial skill of the students.[3]
  • Culfest, a cultural festival.[4]
  • Technica, a technical fest hosted by metallurgical engineering dept.


The Institute has adequate Sports facilities for its students. Students of NIT, Jamshedpur have made the Institute proud on numerous occasions, at inter-NIT sports tournaments. Every Hall of Residence has its own Badminton and Volleyball Courts, Table-Tennis and Carrom facilities are housed in the Common Rooms. The Institute has a Football Ground, Basketball Court, Lawn Tennis Court in the Up Hostels Complex. The Cricket Ground and Technology Students' Gymkahana are situated in the Down Hostels Complex.

Sports meet[edit]

Sports meet is the annual sports and athletics event where students get to participate in several sporting and athletics competitions. It is generally held in the even semester of the academic calendar.[5]

Alumni association[edit]

The alumni have organized the Global Summit on Infrastructure Development of Jharkhand and the Trade Technology Show at NIT Jamshedpur in January 2003 to assist the state government in formulating its policies. Members of the alumni association from India and abroad took part in these events. NIT (RIT) alumni association also took part in the "India Power Conclave" at New Delhi during January 2004, which was a forum for 600 delegates from all across the globe, to explore the Indian power sector's investment potential of USD 400 billion and the way ahead.[6]

Alumni website:

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "About us". NIT Jamshedpur. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  3. ^ "OJASS 13". NITJSR. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  4. ^ "CULFEST'17". NITJSR. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  5. ^ Sports & Athletics Meet Portal
  6. ^ "Alumni,NITJSR". Alumni,NIT Jamshedpur. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  7. ^ "World's Fastest 7 Summiteer". Retrieved 17 July 2014.

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