DIAT, Pune – 2021

Defence Institute of Advanced Technologies Pune (DIAT Pune) started as the Institute of Armament Studies in 1952 in the College of Military Engineering (CME) campus in Pune, Maharashtra, and it was renamed the Institute of Armament Technology (IAT) and moved to its present location at Girinagar, Pune in 1967. Though it started for relatively narrow scopes, the role of the institute was considerably enlarged by the Defence R&D Council during 1964 and 1981. As it got All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) accreditation, Pune University recognized 8 postgraduate courses in engineering offered at this institution in 1980. Besides this, it was declared as a deemed university by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development Government of India in 2000. Finally, it was renamed from IAT to DIAT in 2006.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details on the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where DIAT Pune gave its reports.

Courses Offered at DIAT Pune

DIAT Pune offers only 31 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at DIAT Pune

Students Intake
DIAT Pune admitted 398 students each at postgraduate courses in 2021 and 2020, respectively.
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DIAT Pune has 83 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 66.26% are Ph.D. holders, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:5, that is, one professor is available for every five students.

DIAT Pune Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
In the year 2021, DIAT Pune spent Rs. 14.41 crores as a capital expenditure, of which a modest 17.17% on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a considerable 37.65% on buying new equipment and software for quality research, a decent 13.77% on engineering workshop, and remaining a considerable 31.41% on creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 6.52 crores, and in 2019, it was around Rs. 5.64 crores. The spending of capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
In 2021, DIAT Pune spent over Rs. 27.91 crores as an operational expenditure, of which a whopping 60.9% on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a considerable 35.17% on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 3.93% on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as an operational expenditure was Rs. 28.4 crores in 2020 and Rs. 16.98 crores in 2019.

DIAT Pune Research Details

Patents Details
As DIAT Pune has a good faculty, better infrastructure, and conducive atmosphere, it was able to file 11, 2, and 4 patent applications in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively, and got 10 and 2 patents in 2021 and 2020, respectively.
Sponsored Projects
DIAT Pune has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, therefore many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 7.5 crores through the 17 sponsored research projects from 9 companies in the year 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 3.32 and Rs. 10.41 crores through 17 and 11 sponsored research projects from 8 companies each, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
DIAT Pune received Rs. 1.2 crore through 18 consultancy projects from 21 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 89.8 and Rs. 1 lakhs through 15 and 12 consultancy projects from the same number of 15 and 12 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

DIAT Pune Graduations & Placements

PG Graduations & Placements
At DIAT Pune, 240 students got admitted at PG programs, of whom all students got graduated and 95% of them got placements at top companies, and 40 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a significant 92.54% students got graduated, of whom 64.57% got placements and 25 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a massive 98.76% students got graduated, of whom 50.64% got placements and 7 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 145 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 35 were awarded graduations in 2021, 16 and 24 students were awarded graduations in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of PG graduation: Rs. 15 LPA in 2021, Rs. 7 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 8.5 LPA in 2019 at top companies.
Top and high-paying recruiters of this prestigious institution are Whirlpool, Tata Power, Whirlpool India Ltd., Oyo Rooms, Bharat Dynamics, Solar Semiconductor, DRDO, Bank of Baroda, Bharat Forge, Indian Army, Indian Navy, and many more.

Students Diversity at DIAT Pune

There are 439 students currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 86.56% are boys and 13.44% are girls, 159 students are from within the state, 278 from outside of the state, and 2 from foreign countries.

Facilities on DIAT Pune Campus

There are many facilities such as hostels for both men and women, hospitals, gyms, sports, wi-fi, IT infrastructures, laboratories, convenience stores, guest rooms, banks facilities, lifts/ramps and many more are available for students.

Annual Festivals at DIAT Pune

PRAYAG is the annual inter-collegiate cultural fest where art & craft, music, dance, recitation, play, creative writing, photography, fashion show, etc., are being organized for getting refreshment and keeping boredom at bay.

SHANIWARWADA is the classical Indian dance festival celebrated in February where show-stopping events such as Bharatanatiyam and Gotipura are performed to promote classical dance and build the music culture of the city.

SUTRADHAR is a dance-based drama show being organized where many notable artists are being participated. However, the most appreciable part is, this dance show is being played in such a way that even hearing impaired communities can also understand and enjoy this dance show well.


As DIAT Pune is in Pune, one of the industrial cities in India, commuting to this institution is not a problem at all, moreover, major railway stations and airports are available near or within the city. For travel by train, Pune Junction Railway Station is available which is 21 km away from this institution. For air travelers, Pune Airport is available at a distance of 28.5 km away, and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai is available which is 164.9 km away from this institution, so students from anywhere can reach this institution easily.

How to Get Admission at DIAT Pune

Admission to PG courses: Admissions are given based on the GATE score obtained by the candidates, however, any exception to the admission process is made with due approval of the Vice-Chancellor based on the recommendation of the Postgraduate Committee (PGC).

1) Admission for MoD-Sponsored Candidates
Admissions are given to the M. Tech programs in the July semester of each year for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) sponsored candidates through Research and Training and Postgraduate Training (PGT) Schemes for DRDO and Tri-Service officers including Coast Guard. This admission is operated jointly by DIAT Pune and Recruitment and Assessment Center (RAC)/DRDO through the Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD)/DRDO.

2) Admission for Sponsored Candidates Other Than MoD
A candidate who is sponsored by his/her employer and who meets the additional conditions specified below may be admitted through a separate selection committee specifically for this purpose.


    1. A sponsored candidate must be in service of the sponsoring organization. The sponsoring organization must specifically undertake to provide a whole salary to the candidate and to relieve him/her to pursue the program for its full duration.
    2. The sponsored candidates seeking admission to the M. Tech programs are selected based on their performance in qualifying exams/interviews or both.

3) For Foreign Nationals

  1. The application of the foreign nationals who are sponsored by the armed forces will be scrutinized by the department concerned to assess their suitability for admission to the program. The department’s recommendations will be sent to the Chancellor through the Chairperson, PGC.
  2. The applications of the non-sponsored foreign national candidates are also considered for admission to the M. Tech admissions.

Minimum 55% marks/SPI of 5.5 on a 10-point scale as long as it is at least seven percent higher than the minimum pass marks/CPI.

GATE is a must for getting admission, however, sponsored candidates are exempted. For SC/ST candidates, a pass in the qualifying exam is enough, and seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/PWD and other candidates falling under various reservation categories as per the Government of India Rules.

Age Limit: Candidate age should not be more than 26 years, however, the relaxation is given as per the Government of India (relaxation is given to SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates as per the GOI norms).

Fee Structure at DIAT Pune

Students need to pay Rs. 1.24 lakhs as fees for PG courses at DIAT Pune, however, the saving grace is they can get an impressive salary of Rs. 15 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year.

DIAT Pune Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: DIAT Pune has a good faculty and better infrastructure for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 67.03%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: DIAT Pune has many able professors and research scholars, so it scored 33.73%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As DIAT Pune has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 52.16%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: DIAT Pune has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, therefore, it scored 45.71%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: DIAT Pune has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it does not offer UG courses and does not offer many programs, therefore it scored 2.87%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

DIAT Pune got 45.52% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 58.

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