Director's Desk

Welcome to the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur). As the newly appointed Director, I am deeply honored to lead this prestigious institution, recognized for its outstanding contributions to engineering education and research. With a legacy spanning over 160 years, IIEST Shibpur has consistently produced leaders and innovators in various fields of engineering, science and technology. Situated in the banks of Hoogli, the lush green campus spanning over 114 acres houses many facilities inviting the new entrants to explore and excel.

At IIEST Shibpur, our commitment is to provide an enriching environment that fosters innovation, critical thinking, and the pursuit of knowledge. We aim to equip our students with the skills and mindset required to address the complex challenges of the modern world. Our curriculum is designed to blend rigorous academic training with practical, real-world problem-solving experiences. This holistic approach ensures that our graduates are not only technically proficient but also adaptable and innovative thinkers. In addition to academic excellence, we are committed to the holistic well-being of our students. Our campus offers a variety of facilities and services to ensure a supportive and engaging learning environment. From modern laboratories and libraries to sports facilities and cultural clubs, there is ample opportunity for students to explore their interests and develop new skills.

Our institute placement cell facilitates excellent internship and job placement opportunities for our students. This not only provides them with invaluable practical experience but also enhances their career prospects significantly. In addition to job placements, student and faculty mobility is also encouraged which allows them to gain international exposure, collaborate on global projects, and experience diverse educational environments. Partnerships are also being fostered and are being encouraged with esteemed institutions worldwide that nurture cross-cultural understanding and academic growth.

Our faculty, known for their teaching and research excellence, are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of engineers and technologists. I am particularly enthusiastic about expanding our research initiatives and enhancing our collaborative projects with industry and international institutions. My own research endeavours, which include proven solutions in mechanized mining, tunnelling, controlled blasting, and virtual reality applications in mining, reflect the potential for groundbreaking discoveries when academia and industry work together.

IIEST Shibpur has unique facilities and a vibrant academic community. Our institute is home to research centres and schools that are at the forefront of technological innovation. Ever since the transition from once a state owned university to UGC affiliated university and then to an Institute of National Importance, we at IIEST are continuously working to upgrade our infrastructure. This is primarily to support academic activities and cutting-edge research thus fostering an environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.

Our students benefit from a diverse range of academic programs and extracurricular activities that promote holistic development. From participating in national and international conferences to engaging in community service and leadership roles, our students are well-prepared to make meaningful contributions to society. The success of our alumni, who have distinguished themselves in various sectors globally, stands as a testament to the quality of education and training they received at IIEST Shibpur.

I invite you to explore the opportunities at IIEST Shibpur and join us in our mission to advance knowledge and contribute to society. Together, we can build on the institute’s legacy and create a future where education and research make a lasting impact on stakeholders to achieve new heights of excellence. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to IIEST Shibpur.

Warm regards,

Dr. V. M. S. R. Murthy
Director, IIEST Shibpur