Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, initially was not started as a college, however, to meet the required trained engineering personnel for the Public Work Departments, civil engineering classes, and a professorship in civil engineering was started at Hindu College in 1843, and in 1856, a college of Engineering was started in the premises of Writers Building, Calcutta. With the establishment of Calcutta University in 1857, this college was affiliated with this university. The first-degree exam in the undergraduate civil engineering program was held in 1864. During 1865 and 1869, it was merged with Presidency College. In 1880, this college shifted to the current place Shibpur in the premises of Bishop’s College, Howrah, and was called the Government College Howrah. The college was then changed to Bengal Engineering College and became fully residential from 1889 to 1921. During 1921-43, various departments of the college were reorganized on the recommendations of the Mukherjee Committee, and various UG programs and PG programs have been started since then. It was elevated as a deemed university in 1992 and became a full-fledged university in 2004. In 2014, the Government of India took over this institution and converted it to the Institute of National Importance and renamed it IIEST Shibpur.
In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about 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 IIEST Shibpur gave its reports.
Students Intake at IIEST Shibpur
IIEST Shibpur gave admission to 703 students at UG, 384 students at PG in 2021; In 2020, it admitted 589 students at UG and 315 students at PG. In 2019, it admitted 566 students at UG, however, none was admitted to integrated PG courses 2019.
IIEST Shibpur has distinguished professors at its faculty who have published many research papers. It has 250 professors at its faculty and 88.8% of them are Ph.D. holders, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:12, that is, one professor is available for every 12 students.
IIEST Shibpur Annual Expenditures
In the year 2021, IIEST Shibpur spent Rs. 25.4 crores as a capital expenditure, of which 22.7% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a whopping 70.8% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, and the remaining 6.5% of its funds spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures like build new buildings. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 18 crores, and in 2019, it was around Rs. 17 crores. The spending as a capital expenditure is increasing in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
In 2021, IIEST Shibpur spent over Rs. 126 crores as an operational expenditure, of which a significant amount of its fund, that is, 72.33% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, 27.55% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and 0.12% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences and Workshops. Spending as an operational expenditure was Rs. 113 crores in 2020 and Rs. 102 crores in 2019. So, spending as an operational expenditure is also increasing in 2021 when compared with the last two years.
IIEST Shibpur Research Details
Since IIEST Shibpur has a good faculty and good infrastructures, therefore, it filed 3 patents in 2021 and was awarded 1. It filed 1 patent in 2020 and 2 in 2019, however, none was granted.
IIEST Shibpur has many distinguished professors and research scholars in its faculty, so, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 11.19 crores through the 79 sponsored research projects from 29 companies in the year 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 26 and Rs. 5.5 crores through 50 and 53 sponsored research projects from 29 and 24 companies, respectively.
IIEST Shibpur received Rs. 3.07 crores through 86 consultancy projects from 59 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 4.26 crores and Rs. 3.23 crores through 87 and 97 consultancy projects from 64 and 72 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
IIEST Shibpur Graduations & Placements
UG Graduations & Placements
At IIEST Shibpur, 560 students who were admitted to UG degree courses, of whom 96.43% were awarded graduations and 78.72% of them got placements at top companies, and 56 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 74.91% students were awarded graduations, of whom 81.48% got placements and 52 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 72.22% students were awarded graduations, of whom 78.03% got placements and 37 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
Integrated PG Graduations & Placements
In 2021 at the integrated PG program, 96.72% of students were awarded graduations, of whom 33.33% got placements and 11 were selected for higher studies; in 2020, all were awarded graduations, of whom merely 25% got placements and 2 were selected for higher studies.
PG Graduations & Placements
In 2021 at the PG program, 69.45% of students were awarded graduations, of whom 36.88% got placements and 69 were selected for higher studies; in 2020, 86.67% students were awarded graduations, of whom 33.33% got placements and 68 were selected for higher studies; and 76.03% students were graduated, of whom 35.54% got placements and 63 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
At the Ph.D. research program, IIEST Shibpur admitted 809 students to research studies, of whom 74 were awarded graduations in 2021, 88 and 81 students were awarded graduations in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 7 LPA in 2021, Rs. 6.5 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 6.2 LPA in 2019 at top companies.
Median Salary for PG Graduation Rs. 7 LPA in 2021, Rs. 6.8 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 6.25 LPA in 2019.
Median Salary for Integrated PG Graduation Rs. 7 LPA in 2021 and Rs. 6.8 LPA in 2020.
There are more than a hundred companies such as TCS, PwC India, Cognizant, Tata Steel, IBM, HSBC, Amazon, L&T, etc., looking for graduates at IIEST Shibpur.
Students Diversity at IIEST Shibpur
There are 3006 students currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 83.53% are boys and 16.47% are girls, 1531 students are from within the state, 1440 are from outside of the state, and 35 are from foreign countries.
Facilities on IIEST Shibpur Campus
IIEST Shibpur has a lot of facilities that students can use. It has Hostel, Hospital, Banks, Printing Press, Sports grounds, Swimming Pool, Gym, Students’ Amenities Center, Slater Hall for Creative Expression, Spiritual Development Center, lifts/rams, etc.
Campus Festivals at IIEST Shibpur
There are many Technical and Cultural Festivals being celebrated in IIEST Shibpur campus to bring out the hidden talents of the students. REBECA – REunion and Bengal Engineering College Annual – is celebrated for 4 days with four different events such as 1) Classic Night – classical music is performed, 2) BEings Night – the stage is set for current students to rock the stage, 3) Kolkata Night – A night of Bengal Music, and 4) Mumbai Night. In this festival, seminars, alumni business meet, band competition, group dance, alumni students matches, and library competition are also being organized. Apart from these, there are many other festivals such as Gyandhara – India’s largest open quiz festival, Anuranon – the annual dramatic festival, TEDxIIESTShibpur – lecturing fest celebrated in March where speakers from various parts of the country are invited to speak on different topics and enrich the knowledge of students, Imitium – mining engineering fest, and OIKOTAAN – the music fest.
IIEST Shibpur is located in Howrah where both railway station and airport are available. Howrah Railway Station is about 5 kms from the institution and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is about 28 kms from the institution. So, students from any part of the country and the world can commute to this institution.
How to Get Admission at IIEST Shibpur
For UG courses at IIEST Shibpur: Students who passed or appeared for the +2 exam can take Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and should pass the minimum cut-off mark required at this institution in the JEE advanced exam.
For PG courses: Students who passed a bachelor’s degree or appeared for the final exam can take the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and should pass GATE to get admission to this institution.
Fee Structure at IIEST Shibpur
Students need to pay Rs. 5.47 lakhs as fees for UG courses at IIEST Shibpur, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 7 LPA from the top company, therefore, they can get back this amount within a year. So, the burden of fees would be eased.
IIEST Shibpur Scores by NIRF
Teaching, Learning, and Resources: IIEST Shibpur has a good faculty and better infrastructure for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 66.13%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: IIEST Shibpur has many distinguished professors and research scholars, so it scored 47.54%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As IIEST Shibpur has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 64.47%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: IIEST Shibpur has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, so it scored 49.70%, which accounts to 10 of overall NIRF scores.
Perception: IIEST Shibpur has a good faculty, impressive infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, moreover, it is also one of the oldest institutions of India, so it scored 42.36% in NIRF grading., which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.