National Institute of TechnologyJamshedpur
Established 1960
Type Education and Research Institution
Faculty 115
Staff 400
Students 1350+
Location Adityapur, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Campus Spread over 320 acres; self-contained, beautiful, green and residential
Acronym NITJsr


National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur was born as Regional Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, and was established by the Government of India and the Government of Bihar as a joint venture in 1960 with the aim to generate technical graduates of highest standards who could provide technological leadership to the region. The foundation stone of this institute was laid on 15th August, 1960 at Adityapur. RIT was upgraded to National Institute of Technology on 27th December, 2002, with the status of a deemed university. It is now totally under the control of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, New Delhi since 1st April, 2003.

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The Institute, with 115 faculty, 1350 students, 300 administrative and supporting staff, is a self-contained campus. It is located on the outskirts of Jamshedpur on 320 acres of sprawling, rolling hilly, wooded land. It combines natural beauty of countryside with urban glamour of an industrial area. The flowing river and picturesque backdrop of low hills on one side and large tracks of forest on the other make the 320 acres of rolling campus an ideal place for higher learning and research. It has been growing from strength to strength ever since it was established in 1960.


To make a continuous and significant contribution towards building of qualified manpower in the relevant areas of engineering and science disciplines for the betterment and welfare of mankind.


To be a world class centre of excellence, producing quality manpower equipped with essential values required to provide integration of technical skill, humane outlook, leadership qualities and creative imagination to meet Indian and global needs.


  • To impart quality education in various areas of pure and applied sciences at the under graduate and post graduate levels comparable to the best in the world and also inculcate values in the students which will sensitize them to serve the need of the society.
  • To further the advancement of knowledge through the conduct of basic and applied research in pure and applied sciences and to disseminate and transfer the knowledge so generated for the benefit of Indian Industry and the other user sectors.
  • To be leaders in technology innovation and to promote use of appropriate technology in the country thereby enhancing the country's techno-economic strength and technological self-reliance.
  • To provide leadership in curriculum planning and laboratory development.
  • To develop continuing education programs and prepare instructional resource material in the conventional as well as the video and the computer based modes for training of personnel at various levels.
  • To develop programs for development both for its own staff and for teachers of other engineering institutions.
  • To develop close collaboration with industry through exchange of personnel and undertaking consultancy projects.
  • To develop strong collaboration links with other academic and research institutions in the country and abroad.
  • To anticipate the technological needs for India and to plan and prepare to cater to them.
  • To work towards to development of a culture for maintenance and conservation.


NIT, Jamshedpur was formally inaugurated on 15th August 1960 at Adityapur, Jamshedpur by Dr. Srikrishna Sinha, the then Chief Minister of Bihar and the first Chairman of the Board of Governors of NIT, Jamshedpur. His eloquent speech highlighted the dreams and aspirations to be nurtured by the institute to achieve excellence in higher technical education, research and development. This inaugural address was termed "the first lecture" in Humanities by the founder Principal Dr. R.P. Verma. It is noteworthy that both the founder Chairman and the founder Principal happened to be freedom fighters. Their nationalistic fervour and passion for progress set the college moving on the right path towards technological development. It has come a long way from its humble beginnings at the old campus located in Adityapur to its present status as a prestigious institute.

NIT, Jamshedpur started off by offering undergraduate courses in four branches (viz Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Metallurgy) of Engineering in 1960. Regular M. Tech. Courses in Power systems, Process Metallurgy and Surface and Colloidal Science, and Part time PG courses in Production Management, Machine Design, Power Electronics, Structural Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering were also started. In a short time, the institute grew to reach the status of an excellent technical institute.

A new phase in the development of the institute started in 1985. There was a massive expansion of the administrative and academic set up. In the academic sphere, M.Sc. courses in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Departments were started in 1986, and the MCA (Master of Computer Application) course in 1987.

Three more branches of study in Engineering at the undergraduate level, viz., Production Engineering and Management, Electronics, and Computer Science and Engineering started functioning from 1988. A new M Tech. course in Computer Integrated Design & Manufacturing was started in 1990.

Today, nearly forty six years later, NIT Jamshedpur continues to contribute significantly to the advancement of science and technology in India in a number of ways. It has produced world class engineers and scientists, and alumni of NIT Jamshedpur are achieving success in various capacities as entrepreneurs, managers, technocrats, consultants and advisers, and as faculty members and researchers, in India and abroad.


National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur is situated in the heart of the rich mineral and industrial belt of Jharkhand State - formerly a part of undivided Bihar. It is surrounded by large industries like Tata Steel and Tata Motors in the industrial city of Jamshedpur, and a galaxy of medium and small industries in Jamshedpur and in the Adityapur industrial complex.

The Institute is a self-contained campus. It is located on the outskirts of Jamshedpur on 320 acres of sprawling, rolling hilly, wooded land. It combines natural beauty of countryside with urban glamour of an industrial area. The flowing river and picturesque backdrop of low hills on one side and large tracks of forest on the other make the 320 acres of rolling campus an ideal place for higher learning and research.

Clubs and Societies


Amateur Electronics Society


Cultural & Dramatics Society


FACES stands for Fine Arts Club for Engineering Students. It is well known for its annual event SHADES. The art exhibition is a standout event in the college calendar.

The club was pioneered by the Batch of 1988 - 1992.

Founder office bearers were:

1. E Phanikumar - Did his PG from National Institute of Design and presently heads the firm "Firefly" at Hyderabad, India and is into animation films etc. He also won a National Award for Special Effects for the work in the Telugu feature film "Anji"

2. Felix Thomas - Still an active artist but only when he is free from his duties of serving the Nation. He is presently with the Indian Navy as a Commander and is at Pune after his M.Tech in Marine Engineering


The literary and debating society popularly called LDS in the insti organises a wide range of literary activities in the college. LDS is widely known for their events such as Baby's Week Out, SSMQ, and Endeavour - the magazine .Currently,Dion S Antao has been elected as the general Seceretary of the club and S.Natarajan as the Joint Seceretary of the club.

The LDS conducts events ranging from Freshers Group Discussion, Dumb Charades, Penta Hurdles, JAM, Extempore, Mock Press, Freshers Quiz, Crosswords, Debate etc. The batch of 1999 - 2003 also pioneered the Inter Hostel Literary fest - FLEX (Fest for Literary EXcellence).


National Service Scheme


The magazine from the Department of Production Engg and Management. A judicious mixture of Technical and Literary articles, Prodigy was a pure team work of the whole Department.

Noted Alumni

>> C.B.K. Rao - Managing Director, Delhi Metro Project
>> R.T. Singh - Served as CMD, Bharat Bhari Udyog Nigam Limited, and at present he is G.M. Operations at Tata Motors, Jamshedpur.
>> Prof. Chitranjan Sahay - Chairman of Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hartford, USA.
>> P.K. Goel - Advisor, Ministry of Small Scale Industries, Government of India.
>> Arun Gauba - Additional Director(QA), Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
>> Prof. A.K. Lahiri - Head, Metallurgical Engineering Department, IISc Bangalore.
>> P. Narayan - G.M., Indian Security Press, Nasik, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
>> Sanjeev Paul - Managing Director, Jamshedpur Utility Services Co., Jamshedpur.
>> Malli Mastan Babu - 1st INDIAN to accomplish 7 summits

External links

The institute has a very strong alumni and spread all across the globe. The institute offers wide variety of academic as well as research oriented courses. The college has 12 hostels and a state of the art fully functional digital library and a two storey computer center. The center provides round the clock internet connectivity through VSAT. is an unofficial initiative to reunite NIT Jamshedpur alumni from all over the world under a single platform. This site has been running since March 2006 with more than 700 users signed up.

An initiative of A forum where people meet and discuss things.

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