Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur


Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
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Motto य़ॊगः कऱमसु कौशलम(Diligence leads to Excellence)
Established 1963
Type Education and research institution
Director I.K.Bhat
Academic staff 170
Admin. staff 150
Undergraduates 2000
Postgraduates 1500
Location Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
26°51′44″N 75°48′56″E / 26.862228°N 75.815642°E / 26.862228; 75.815642Coordinates: 26°51′44″N 75°48′56″E / 26.862228°N 75.815642°E / 26.862228; 75.815642
Campus Urban, spread over 312 acres (1.26 km2)
Acronym MNIT
Website http://www.mnit.ac.in

Malviya National Institute of Technology at Jaipur is a higher education institute for technical education in India located at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It is one of the National Institutes of Technology and an Institute of National Importance. It was established in 1963. The institute is fully funded by MHRD, the Government of, India, New Delhi. The institute's director is I. K. Bhat and the Chairman of the Board of Governors is Karan Singh.

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History

The institute is one of the Centres of Excellence in the country established by the MHRD, government of India. The Institute formerly known as Malaviya Regional Engineering College(MREC) was established in 1962, as a joint venture of the government of India and government of Rajasthan.

In 1963, the college started functioning from its temporary campus at Pilani and admitted 30 students each in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The college moved to the present campus to Jaipur in 1965. The college was inspired by the educationist Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya and thus named as Malaviya Regional Engineering College. Prof. V.G. Garde, the educationist and visionary, was the first principal.

It offered five year Bachelor of Engineering programmes in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering. The duration of the B.E. Degree Course was changed to four years from 1983.

The institute was upgraded to a National Institute of Technology and was declared Deemed University on June 26, 2002 and since then the institute started offering Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree instead of Bachelor Of Engineering degree. On 15 August 2007 MNIT and all other NITs have been declared as Institutes of National Importance by the government of India under the NIT Act. The institute is now under The Ministry of Human Resource and Development, New Delhi. It has been selected to participate in the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program of the government of India and the World Bank.

Academics

The institute offers eight four-year undergraduate courses of study leading to the Bachelor of Technology degree and a five-year undergraduate course leading to the Bachelor of Architecture degree, with a total of over 1800 students. Postgraduate degrees award Master of Technology (M.Tech.), Master of Science (MSc.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) or Master of Urban Planning. There are also doctoral programs with over 300 students. There are over 150 faculty members engaged in teaching and research.

Admissions to the institute are through the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), as all other NITs.

Departments, centres and schools

Campus

The campus extends over 312 acres (1.26 km2) of lush greenery. It provides staff clubs, dispensary, banks, post office, community center, school, staff residences, gymnasium, playing fields, guest houses, and canteen.

The campus is in three sectors:

  • Instructional buildings
  • Central facilities
  • Students hostels
  • Staff colony

The instructional buildings include departments, the library, and administrative block. These are at walking distance from the students hostels and staff colony. There is a branch of the ICICI BANK formerly known as Bank of Rajasthan on the premises and a Post Office. Other banks such as SBI, PNB etc. are within walking distance from the institute campus. A dispensary is supervised by a team of Medical Officers and two Compounders. The Institute has a part-time homeopathic doctor and Ayurvedic doctor on the campus. Canteen buildings, one near the instructional zone and another near the hostels, provide food to the students and the staff during and beyond the working hours of the Institute. There is an Amul parlor.

There are two guest houses in the campus to cater the needs of guests and students.

There are facilities for sports and games and for co-curricular activities.

Extracurricular activities

MNIT annually organizes Neuron its national level technical festival. Neuron is one of the biggest technical festival in India, with a footfall of 10,000 students from all over country. Annually MNIT conducts the MNIT Sports Tournament. Students from all across the country, from NITs and IITs participate in the event. MNIT is part of the Inter-NIT sports federation. MNIT hosts Blitzschlag, a national level techno-cultural festival, which began as an intra-college technical symposium cum cultural festival organised by the Mechanical Engineering Society, MNIT, in 2005. It attracts participation from all corners of the country.

The institute has a sports department with a faculty strength of five coaches and five support staff, other than the gardeners. The college has international size basketball courts (four), football ground(one), tennis court(two, with flood lights), badminton and table tennis courts (separate in every hostel, open 24 hours). There is an indoor badminton court in the sports department and a gymnasium. There are three standard volleyball courts.

National level events include Neuron, Blitzschlag, Electronica, Moments, MST, Schrifftum, Taal and Zodiac.

Controversies

In September 2010 the institute was facing a 30% staff shortage. Allegations were made that this affected academics, which the administration denied.[1] Irregularities in refund of caution money deposited by students were revealed in April 2011. According to a Right to Information (RTI) reply, the instituted collection more than INR124 lakh (US$251,500) in five academic years between 2005−06 and 2009−10, and disbursed only a small part of it when the students graduated.[2] In October 2011, former chairman Karan Singh submitted his resignation stating "poor health and issues involving academics and administration." More details were not available.[3] As of November 2011, Singh is still listed by the university as Chairman.[4]

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