Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST, Shibpur) is a public technical and research university recognised as an Institute of National Importance under MHRD by the Government of India. Situated in Shibpur, Howrah in West Bengal, it is controlled by the Council of National Institutes of Technology.
Established on 24 November 1856, it was the first college to become Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) in India in 2014. It is the third engineering college in India and 2nd oldest engineering college in India considering the year of graduation. It has 16 departments and 8 schools with over 250 faculty members and a student strength of over 4000.
The college is ranked 21st among engineering institutes by NIRF-2020.
The 123-acre campus is situated in Shibur, Howrah district of West Bengal. Campus facilities comprise the central library covering an area of 3000 square metres, catering to the research needs of students, research scholars and faculty as well as to research workers of neighbouring universities and research institutes.
The computer centre caters to the needs of the undergraduate students, containing two laboratories, each equipped with 30 Pentium-4 PCs. These are connected through LAN to a central server. The PCs are also provided with Internet facilities.
The campus also facilitates a variety of sports and activities on the Lords Ground and Oval Ground. A basketball court, swimming pool and indoor sports room are also provided to host tournaments throughout the year.
Accommodation facilities on campus comprise 17 hostels.
B.E. – Aerospace Engineering | Civil Engineering | Computer Science and Technology | Electrical Engineering | Electronics and Telecommunication | Metallurgy and Material Science | Information Technology | Mechanical Engineering | Mining Engineering
Integrated Dual Degree B.Tech. and M.Tech. Programmes
Aerospace Engineering: Aero structure, Aerodynamics
Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Technology: Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical Engineering: Power Electronics, Machines and Drives; Power and Energy Systems; Control Systems and Instrumentation
Electronics and Telecommunication: Microwave Communication, Communication and Signal Processing, VLSI and Micro-Electronics
Metallurgy and Material Science: Physical Metallurgy, Iron and Steel Technology, Surface Enginee
Information Technology: Information Communication and Visualization, Computing Science, Embedded Systems
Mechanical Engineering: Thermal Engineering, Machine Design, Production Engineering
Mining Engineering: Mining Engineering, Geomechanics, Geoinformatics, Environmental Engineering and Management
Full and part-time time M.E./M.Tech. and M.T.R.P. courses – Aerospace & Applied Mechanics | Architecture | Civil Engineering | Computer Science & Technology | Electrical Engineering | Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering | Information Technology | Mechanical Engineering | Metallurgy and Materials Engineering | Mining Engineering
M.Sc. – Physics | Chemistry | Mathematics | Earth Sciences | Food Processing and Nutrition Science
PG diploma in Bio-Informatics
Ph.D. – Aerospace & Applied Mechanics | Architecture | Chemistry| Civil Engineering | Computer Science & Technology | Electrical Engineering | Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering | Human Resource Management | Humanities and Social Sciences | Information Technology | Mathematics | Mechanical Engineering | Metallurgy and Materials Engineering | Mining Engineering | Physics
Schools/centres offering Ph.D. programmes:
Community Science & Technology | Management Sciences | Material Science | Mechatronics and Robotics
Purabi Das School of Information Technology; Safety and Occupational Hazards; VLSI; Centre for Green Energy and Sensor Systems; Centre for Healthcare Science and Technology
Part-time evening course
Civil Engineering; Industrial Metallurgy
Part time course
IIEST Shibpur offers placements to students from the B.Tech., B.Arch., B.Tech.+ M.Tech., M.Tech., M.Sc., and M.B.A. departments. Students are involved in different research projects, innovation, entrepreneurship activities and short-term courses to gather knowledge. The training and placement of the institute is controlled by the human resource department, headed by one professor, staffs and a placement adviser.
The institute organises various placement related activities throughout the year, some of which include internships, job placements, vocational training, career counselling and entrepreneurship development.
IIEST 2019-20 placement highlights
Selection Criteria: JEE (Paper 1 and 2) scores/ranks.
Eligibility: 10+2 from a recognized board (science stream) with a minimum of 50% in final qualifying exams and valid JEE mains results.
Selection Criteria: IIT JAM / GATE scores.
Eligibility: B.Tech. in relevant stream from recognized university and valid GATE score.
Selection Criteria: MAT/CMAT/CAT/XAT/GMAT scores.
Eligibility: bachelor’s degree in relevant stream from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks in honours subject (55% for SC/ST/PWD)
Selection Criteria: performance in university-conducted entrance test and interview
Eligibility: master’s degree in relevant stream from a recognized university
Fees- first year fees range from INR 41,500 to INR 2.11 lakhs
Admission Fee INR 500
Students Activity Fee INR 500
Institute Development Fee INR 1000
Examination Fee INR 1000
Tuition Fee INR 35000
Institute Caution Money (One time and refundable) INR 2000
Total amount payable at the time of admission INR 40000
Institute dues of Rs. 40000/- is to be deposited in the UCO Bank of India in cash or by Demand Draft/Pay Order drawn in favour of “Registrar, IIEST, Shibpur”, payable at Kolkata.
Hostel Maintenance Charge INR 1000
Seat Rent INR 600
Electricity and Water Charges INR 300
Total amount payable at the time of admission INR 1900
Hostel Charges of Rs. 1900/- is to be deposited in the UBI, BESUS Branch in cash or by Demand Draft/Pay order drawn in favour of “Registrar, IIEST,Shibpur”, payable at Kolkata.
Mess Caution Money (one time and refundable) INR 1000
Mess Dues Advance (per semester and adjustable) INR 1000
Mess Entrance Fee (per Semester) INR 250
Mess Charges (monthly)* INR 1600
Total amount payable at the time of admission INR 3850
The National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked IIEST Shibpur 43rd overall and 21st among engineering institutes in 2020
IIEST Shibpur was ranked 301-350 among the top 650 Universities in Asia category by the QS Asia Ranking 2021.
With a student population exceeding 3200, the college campus houses 17 hostels including two girls’ hostels for UG students and one girls’ hostel for PG and Research Scholars. There are nine multi-seated hostels for boys: A. C. Roy Hall (Hostel 7), D. Banerjee Hall (Hostel 8), A. K. Seal Hall (Hostel 9), Hostel 10, Hostel 11, Hostel 13 (exclusively for PG and Research Scholars), Hostel 14, Hostel 15, Hostel 16.
There are five single-seated halls for boys: Richardson Hall, Macdonald Hall, Sen Hall, Sengupta Hall, Wolfenden Hall.
There are three girls’ hostels (single and multi-seated): Sister Nivedita Ladies Hostel, Pandya Hall, Lt. William Hall of Residence (for PG and Research Scholars).