IIT Jammu - Dream College For a Student
A dream come true college for a student wanting to pursue bachelors in technology[B.TECH] in India.
In three words – Indian Institute of Technology. Commonly abbreviated as the IITs, they are the undisputed top choice of students these days and why shouldn’t they be? Every year, more than a million aspirants take up the JEE exam to qualify and reserve their seat in an IIT. Unfortunately the seat count never seems to be enough. This cut throat competition engendered a need to create more seats in the prestigious institute. As an out turn, six new IITs have been established in 2016, situated in Tirupati, Palakkad, Goa, Bhilai, Dhalwad and Jammu respectively.
IIT Jammu got off the ground on May 1, 2016 at Jagti village, tehsil Nagarota in Jammu. Situated on the National Highway 44, it is spread across 400 acres of land provided by the state government. The first batch of students in the college was enrolled in 2016, in a temporary campus in Paloura, Jammu for engineering in computer science, electrical and mechanical fields respectively. The main campus, that became operational from the session 2017-18, can accommodate about 650 students.
IIT Jammu was instituted based on the motto “Learn, Engage, Invent and Create impact”. The vision behind the motto was to create tomorrow’s world through technological interventions which are humanistic, creative and futuristic.
Some of the conspicuous attributes of the institution that make it unique are-
- To provide a synergic and creative work as well as research environment that is also intellectually invigorating and challenging.
- It strives to set up the benchmarks for the domains where it is engaged.
- The students must not only aim to be an academic success but also work on their all-around development with leadership qualities along the spirit of honesty and integrity.
- The teachers and the staff should interact and learn with the other contributors of the society to avoid social stratum.
- The college also offers a wide variety of content based on humanities as a part of the education and encourages curiosity for design management and innovative culture.
- The tutelage should initiate self-motivated learning and interest.
- The institute also promotes volitional interactions and diversification of groups within its premises so that the institutional guidance should be able to nurture developing minds.
- The curriculum should make the students indulge in inter-disciplinary research driven teaching so that the learning environment evolves towards perfection.
The institute endeavours to make an impact on recognized horizons by providing problem solving approach to other educational institutes, technical interventions as well as providing research-based results to government sectors. At the bigger scale, the institute also aims to collaborate with other international bodies in joint ventures so as to create a global impact of its presence by producing world class research work and work on key global concerns. It encourages to develop within itself a culture of environmental awareness and serve humanitarian causes.
Speaking of events, since the inauguration of the prestigious institute on July 15, 2016, there have been a plethora of events, be it social, cultural or technical. From international Yoga day to Teachers day, from talk on local legislation, to interactive sessions with faculty of other educational institutes, the college encases a wide variety of events, not only for the peers at the college itself, but for anyone curious enough to attend. Also, there is a bimonthly talk series known as the “Dialogue Over a Cuppa”, abbreviated as DOAC talk series which conducts interactive sessions over different subjects. In one of these series, the topic was “The Talim: A Cryptographic System of Design Coding” which talked about the enigmatic code in the native practise of Kashmir i.e. the Kashmiri Carpet Weaving. The talk disclosed manners of coding and decoding the designs in this cryptic language and how it resembles bit map technology of contemporary computers.
Furthermore, workshops such as ‘Mind and Ethics’, ‘Physical Computing and Embedded Systems’, also play avital part in educating the young minds in diverse fields. A two-day workshop on Value Creation and Brand Building was also organized at the Paroula campus. It was conducted by Mr. Gautam Mahajan, President, Customer Value Foundation, and Inter-Link India. Mr. Mahajan, who is a global expert on value creation and brand-building. Such workshops help develop creative thinking and entrepreneurship among students promoting business minds. To add to this, events based on social causes have their own importance here. The Plantation Drive and the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan were two such events were students were seen donning the responsibilities of not just good citizens, but also excellent human beings. Other events such as the Heritage Visit and the Organ Donation awareness drive was also full of enthusiasm of students.
|Course name||Duration||Total Fees||Seats||Cutoff [GN-MALE]||Cutoff [GN-FEMALE]|
|B.TECH (COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING)||4||INR 4.3 – INR 4.7 LAKHS||34||3000-5000||
|B.TECH (ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING)||4||INR 4.3 – INR 4.7 LAKHS||34||
|B.TECH (MATERIAL SCIENCE ENGINEERING)||4||INR 4.3 – INR 4.7 LAKHS||34||
|B.TECH (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING)||4||INR 4.3 – INR 4.7 LAKHS||33||
|M.TECH (DATA SCIENCE)||2||INR 2.1 – INR 2.3 LAKHS||18||-||-|
|M.TECH (INFORMATION SECURITY)||2||INR 2.1 – INR 2.3 LAKHS||18||-||-|
|M.TECH (SIGNAL PROCESSING)||2||INR 2.1 – INR 2.3 LAKHS||18||-||-|
|PH.D. (CIVIL ENGINEERING)||3||INR 25K – INR 47K||-||-||-|
|PH.D. (COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING)||3||INR 25K – INR 47K||-||-||-|
|PH.D. (HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE)||3||INR 25K – INR 47K||-||-||-|
|PH.D. (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING)||3||INR 25K – INR 47K||-||-||-|
|PH.D. (ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING)||3||INR 25K – INR 47K||-||-||-|
|PH.D. (MATERIAL ENGINEERING)||3||INR 25K – INR 47K||-||-||-|
|PH.D. (CHEMISTRY)||3||INR 25K – INR 47K||-||-||-|
|PH.D. (PHYSICS)||3||INR 25K – INR 47K||-||-||-|
|PH.D. (MATHEMATICS)||3||INR 25K – INR 47K||-||-||-|
IIT Jammu Placements [avg stats in recent years]
|Students Placed||70 – 80|
|Avg CTC||INR 7 – INR 10 LAKHS|
|Highest CTC||INR 15 – INR 25 LAKHS|
The primary goal of any educational institute is to impart world class knowledge to its students which would further help him to keep up with the real world and yet there are various other aspects which IIT Jammu aims to achieve, such as-
Initiation of seminars of strong medium of interactions.
Creation of excellent undergraduate laboratories.
To recognize individual abilities and particular attributes which a student can excel at and provide an environment to groom them in their respective fields.
Create a responsive system to attract exceptional faculty and members of staff.
Initiation of networking and collaboration at a national level.
Nationally and internationally recognized individuals in diverse fields of science and technology should have emerged from the institution.
It should connect with the local community as well as the region for developing solutions to problems faced by the people within the city or the region.
The institute should recognize indelible translational research areas with a constant support of minuscule increments.
It is a well-known fact that an educational institute is ranked based on the quality of research papers that it publishes. Since IIT Jammu has been just recently established, the count of research papers published by the institute is not very significant but the institution places immense focus on it nevertheless. The research agenda is that the research work published by the institute should be translational, realistic, futuristic and ambitious while remaining firmly rooted to the ground realities. Also, the research should create leaders with entrepreneurial skills.
Higher education institutions play an important role in shaping communities’ development. Their activities can lead to raised wages and productivity allowing countries to make impressive strides in accelerating social, economic and scientific advancements and breakthroughs. Therefore, it is necessary for such institutes to involve themselves in community outreach-based research to contribute to a strong knowledge based economy. To achieve this objective IIT Jammu aims to closely be connected to the other IITs as well as the community for sharing the resources and knowledge. To connect to these communities, the institute tries to reach out to the to know them better. To do that, it should connect with the public at large to know about the region and find solutions to the existing problems. The Institute should reach out to the state and local government officials for conducting workshops from different levels to understand the regional issues for exploring possible solutions. It should also monitor the schools to impart technical low-level knowledge to school kids to create excitement and curiosity in budding gems of the country.