IIEST is an institute of national importance established in Shibpur, West Bengal. It is among the most prestigious engineering colleges in India, holding a rank of 27th among other engineering colleges. IIEST was established in 1856 and holds a rich history. It is the 2nd oldest engineering college in India and has been providing quality education to students for ages. It has over 250 faculty members who provide continuous support to over 4000 students. Moreover, this engineering college has 16 departments and 8 schools.
IIEST provides a multi-disciplinary research environment to its students. They aim to develop world-class technologies for the development of India. It is an institute for higher learning and advanced research. The prime activity of this research institute includes:
- Creation and dissemination of knowledge
- Producing top-notch engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs
- Developing innovative technological solutions for societal issues
IIEST Shibpur has a rich history that dates back to the 19th century. The institute was originally established as Bengal Engineering College. Now, this institute has grown beyond boundaries and is recognized for its innovative research. In addition to providing the best knowledge to its students, IIEST also prepares them for job and training purposes. Every year it caters to the needs of 1500 students through its placement cell. The institute has a strong alumni network which also contributes to the placement activities.
The institute promotes entrepreneurship through its technology incubation club. The business incubation club of IIEST is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It was set up to promote innovation and entrepreneurship by converting and translating technological ideas into products, services, and processes.