While there are about 500 engineering colleges in a single State like Andra Pradesh, the citizens of Jammu & Kashmir, with only a few engineering institutions, deserve the effort of the University of Kashmir to establish ‘Institute of Technology (IOT)’ at Zakura Campus, Hazratbal, Srinagar, as a constituent engineering institution of the University of Kashmir. IOT, as the only State-Level engineering institution in District Srinagar, was established in the year 2014 offering B.Tech. Programme in Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics & Communication Engineering, while B.Tech. in Civil Engineering shall be introduced from the current academic year.
The vision of the University, while establishing IOT, is to build a truly different institution of engineering and technology in the State of J&K- an institution with a marked difference in quality to serve the local people in the global arena. The commitment is to nurture the juvenile minds and prepare them for challenges in the technological world of 21st century. The 4-year engineering programme has been designed and implemented by the University in order to provide the students with a solid foundation for understanding the modern technology. This is supplemented with a strong emphasis on theory, practice and management- as the basis for technopreneurship development among the students. The institute is all set to bring out the hidden potential within its students and provide proper guidance to make them future engineers capable of meeting any challenge that will be faced by them after leaving the institute. Further, the institute shall also focus to improve their communication skills, critical thinking abilities, moral values and sense of responsibility. Our aim is to build an effervescent community of engineers, where faculty and students are cronies in a mutually inspirational education process, engrossed in learning and experimenting.
We are conscious of the fact that about 80% of 1.5 Million engineers, graduating annually in India, are not employable. Our unique teaching and learning process, with a proper blend of theory and practice, is aimed at preparing industry-ready and employable engineers capable of providing skilled manpower facilitating the Industry at local, national and international level.
We believe that inventions and innovations are the fruit of science and technology. Our objective shall be to encourage the students and teachers work out technological solutions for the problems faced by the local society. This would lead to the development of inventions, innovations and of course Patents-which shall form our significant ‘academic progress indicator’.
Our campus is located in a spacious and lush green landscape at Zakura, near Main Campus of the University of Kashmir, and adjacent to the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar. The institute is housed in three spacious Blocks, with about 20 state-of-art Labs and 12 Classrooms. While the Labs are equipped with most of the state-of-art equipment for imparting practical training, the Classrooms are fitted with teaching/learning aides in addition to a comfortable seating arrangement. With a pool of qualified and experienced faculty members and together with State-of-art infrastructure established in an orchard of Apples, walnuts and plum trees, provides a spectacular ambiance- a highly living environment that encourages interaction and camaraderie.
Dear Students, I extend a warm welcome to you and I hope that your academic pursuit at IOT will be fruitful. I believe that the experiences you gain from here and the moments you spend over here will be cherished by you all your life..!
(Prof S.M.A. Andrabi)
Prof S.M.A. Andrabi