Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT): Fostering the Future Innovators and Engineers

Engineers are the most flexible people in the world!

It is said that an Engineer can be the owner of the company and also can be the worker of the company. Having said that, the one who pursues their education in engineering receives rigorous training during their academics, which assists a challenging spirit in themselves.

Companies seek such pupils who are flexible and can efficiently perform every difficult task with the help of their challenging spirit. There is a huge demand for engineers in the industry. Yet, there are various streams in engineering,like mechanical, electronics, biotechnology, civil engineering, information technology, and many others.

Amongst all, engineering in Information Technology (IT) has high demand due to technological development that propels globalization and digital transformation and makes everything accessible to humans.

In order to assist digital transformation and continuous development, the need for IT professionals and other stream engineers has been emerging. And the streams enhanced efficiency and transformed the world into a global village and made information accessible to everyone.

Catering to the emerging need for IT and other engineering streams, the institutions impart the pupil who will be flexible and meet the industry standards. Among other institutions, Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT) was conceived by a joint insight of the Himachal Pradesh and the Founder Chairman of Jaypee Group, Shri JaiPrakash Gaur, in 2000.

The State Government leased the land, and Act No. 14 of 2002, on which the institution was established, and published in the Extraordinary Gazette on May 23, 2002. In its Letter No. F 9-10/2002(CPP-1) dated December 9, 2002, the University Grants Commission granted its permission under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act. The JUIT is a part of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

In search for ‘India’s Best Universities to Study for International Students,’ we crossed the path of Jaypee University of Information Technology path and interviewed the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr Rajendra Kumar Sharma. In interactive communication, he shared the saga story and the future vision of the university.

To know more about India’s best engineering university, read ahead.

The Origin of the University

The university was established under Act No. 14 of 2002 vide Extraordinary Gazette Notification of the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh dated May 23, 2002, and the academic activities of JUIT commenced in July 2002.

The University campus is spread over 25 acres of lush green picturesque slopes of Waknaghat hills in the Solan District of Himachal Pradesh. The campus is pollution free and enjoys lovely weather throughout the year. The maximum summer temperatures touch 32 to 35 degrees centigrade for one month in a year.

Today, the university offers undergraduate B.Tech degree programs in bioinformatics, biotechnology, civil engineering, civil engineering with computer applications, computer science and engineering, electronics and communication engineering, electronics and computer engineering and information technology.

Apart from B.Tech programs, the university is presently offering M.Tech in biotechnology with specializations in industrial biotechnology and medical biotechnology; civil engineering with specializations in structural engineering, construction management and environmental engineering; computer science and engineering with specialization in information security anddata science; electronics and communication engineering with specialization in the internet of things (IoT).

Besides these, the university also offers MSc programs in biotechnology, microbiology, and PhD (Doctoral) programs. JUIT has world-class infrastructure,built in a phased manner, and now the university has acquired74228.71 sq m area.

JUIT encompasses an academic block with a spacious auditorium, lecture theatres, classrooms, tutorial rooms, laboratories, administrative offices, faculty offices and a library. Along with it, the university has been accredited twice by the NAAC in 2011 and 2017. In NIRF Ranking, the university is placed in the 138th position among all engineering institutes in the country in the year 2021-22.

A Dynamic Entity

Prof.Dr Rajendra Kumar Sharma is a well-known academician and researcher who graduated from IIT Roorkee. He was the former dean of academic affairs and faculty affairs at the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in Patiala, Punjab. In HEI, Prof. Sharma has worked for 31 years.

He worked at the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology for 24 years, and he is attempting to use that experience to transform JUIT into the ideal teaching and research HEI. Under his guidance, JUIT recently struck an agreement with the Directorate of Technical Education, Himachal Pradesh, to advance technical education within the state. JUIT has also signed MoU with IIT Ropar, Punjab, to give a flip to its research and innovation activities.

A Vision and Mission Statement


To become a centre of excellence in the field of IT and related emerging areas in education, training and research comparable to the best in the world for producing professionals who shall be leaders in innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and management.


  • To develop as a benchmark University in emerging technologies.
  • To provide state of an art teaching-learning process and a stimulating R&D environment.
  • To harness human capital for a sustainable competitive edge and social relevance.

Exchanging Learning Programs

The JUIT coordinates collaborative projects between overseas universities and institutes. This entails establishing alliances, fostering academic and student interactions, and setting up team research projects. In order to help foreign faculty members and international students adjust to life in India without difficulty, JUIT also provides administrative support.

While mentioning the student exchange learning programs, Prof. Dr Kumar says, We also have a student exchange program with the University of Florida, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and the University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA, where selected students of JUIT are pursuing their final semester credits. MoUs with many other reputed International Universities and Institutions make JUIT a preferred choice for the students.”

Cheering and Captivating Activities

The energetic Jaypee Youth Club at JUIT offers opportunities for co-curricular activity in the university through several constituent groups. These clubs include ones for drama, sports, and the literary, cultural, environmental, and health fields.

The other students choose the student body, and faculty members offer assistance and guidance. They competitively organized events, including sporting, technical, and cultural festivalsalsoinviting other institutions. All semester students are encouraged to join different groups.

Cultural and Musical Bonanzas, Annual Cultural Festivals, Sports Festivals, Technical Festivals, Nukkad Nataks, Model United Nations and Youth Parliament, are some of the activities conducted by the JYC. Apart from this, The JUIT Waknaghat has introduced NCC Senior Wing for girls and Boys.

Bestowing Employment Opportunities

Over the years, JUIT has developed a solid network with leading companies to hire its engineering graduates. JUIT’s Training and Placement Cell manages campus placements for graduating students. The cell offers the visiting firms total support during the placement process.

In accordance with the needs of the visiting companies, the university arranges the pre-placement interviews, group discussions, online and written assessments, and talks. Additionally, the pupils are encouraged to sign up on challenging coding sites. The students’ affiliation with Infosys Spring Board aids them in preparing for placements.

Paving the Way

While stating the employment opportunities of the University, Prof. Dr Kumar also mentions the achievements of JUIT and postulates,

  • “It is the first private University in HP, established in 2002 with its Chancellor as Governor of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Twice Accreditation by NAAC (2011 & 2017).
  • 6 per cent of faculty is PhD from reputed Universities in India and abroad.
  • Several faculty members are post-doctorates from reputed International universities.
  • Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (TIEDC) is established in the university, and it works to harness the talents and research strengths available in different Engineering disciplines and apply the same to socially relevant projects in the form of start-up ventures. TIEDC provides mentoring and technological guidance to perspective Entrepreneurs. The Department of Industries, Himachal Pradesh, supports the cell under Chief Minister’s Start-ups/Innovation Projects/New Industries Scheme.
  • Excellent placements in multi-National Companies with the highest package of 50 LPA in 2021-22.
  • JUIT has 19 patents to its credit. Many more are in the pipeline.”

Sneak a Peek at Future

After communicating about the institute’s achievements, Prof. Dr Kumar also shares his vision and states, “In a globalized, well-connected world, employers increasingly value graduates with international experience and education. With its solid international tie-ups and richly diverse and cosmopolitan environment, JUIT helps its students develop a global perspective.”

“Programs taught in English by local and international faculty, student exchanges with partner universities all over the world, international research cooperation and international faculty exchange – all of these are the vision of JUIT to make its education truly international and world-class. Our alumni are well settled in India and abroad and setting benchmarks for the upcoming students to learn in a serene environment and grow in their respective lives in all directions,”she concludes.


To become a centre of excellence in the field of IT and related emerging areas in education, training and research comparable to the best in the world for producing professionals who shall be leaders in innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and management.


  • To develop as a benchmark University in emerging technologies.
  • To provide state of an art teaching-learning process and a stimulating R&D environment.
  • To harness human capital for a sustainable competitive edge and social relevance.

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