JIS College of Engineering was established in the millennium year 2000 by JIS Foundation and over the last decade grown in rapid strides to transform it into an Autonomous Institute. JIS Group is the largest educational conglomerate in the state of West Bengal and leading Private sector Educational Group dedicated to impart demand driven education in Science, Engineering, Technology, Management and Medical Science with highly laudable quality.
In the direction of thought of our honorable Chairman's dream Igniting Minds, Empowering Lives the Institute has taken several new educational initiatives in the recent past. The prime focus continues to drive us towards achieving increased standard of technical education and wider research outreach programme. It is imperative, therefore, to be both creative & innovative in the approach to lead the institute towards a Centre of Excellence.
The Institution is declared Autonomous by the University Grant Commission in 2011. The autonomous status conferred with qualification of 2(f) and 12(b). The Institution is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT). The Institution was accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2009 and all its eligible technological departments are accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) or under re accreditation process. Further, the Institution has qualified for the World Bank Grant of Rs. 4 crore under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) Phase II in the Subcomponent 1.2, for PG and Demand driven Research & Development & Innovation, as the only private self financed institution from the State of West Bengal after three lead Universities JU, BESU and CU.
Located in its sprawling 17.5 acres lush 'Green Campus' at Satellite Township of Kalyani, 55 km north of Kolkata, the College has strength of 3000 + students pursuing various degree engineering courses along with computer application and management. The Campus is an ideal educational ambience with Classrooms, Laboratories, Smart Classrooms, Seminar Halls, Conference Halls, Computer Centre, Central Library, Gymnasium, Store and Canteen with campus WI Fi connectivity.
The Institution is moving ahead by allying, hand holding and hand shaking with lead Universities and Institution of the Nation and the State. The Institution is a Learning centric environment with Authority always having a careful concern towards pedagogical aspects of the Learning Teaching and making the Faculty members up to date with high end standard. Regular pedagogical training by both the Technical training institute (viz. NITTTR) and by the Corporate (viz. WIPRO Mission 10X) is a feature. The faculty members are trained in every available opportunity under NMEICT programme, ISTE workshops and are always encouraged to use global academic repositories like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) etc.
Being an Engineering College, Institution is equally concerned for close networking and tie ups with Industry. Regular Industrial events in mother engineering as well as soft engineering are phenomena. Collaboration with Texas Instruments or events like Infosys Campus Connect, IBM TGMC, Microsoft Faculty Connection, MSDN Academic Alliance WIPRO Mission 10X Learning Approaches, and Oracle University are some illustrations. The AICTE funded Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC) is recognition of the effort. Under autonomous framework Industrial personnel have direct say in the curriculum design as Expert in the Board of Studies (BOS).
From the viewpoint of the students, there are variations in the teaching learning process with content beyond the syllabus. In Design Lab (by following IIT MHRD framework certified by IIT Bombay), the departmental students get opportunity to become Industry ready via spoken tutorial in the technical skill of their choice. The students further get opportunities to attend live classes hosted by the IITs (specifically IIT Madras) via Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education (QEEE) programme in core subjects. Moreover, the students get opportunity to tune themselves by the Institutional Skill Development Porgrammes. The IIPC and Finishing School have pro active views regarding technical, communication and soft skill of the students. The students are provided with the programmes like advanced (GATE coaching), remedial teaching to address the concerned of the advanced and weak students. Entrepreneurship has also been encouraged with an AICTE sponsored Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) in place.
The members of the Institution have enriched their experience and knowledge base through sharing and exchanging with all possible stake holders viz. students, faculty, guardian, alumni, authority, employer and in extent with experts and regulatory bodies. This has facilitated our effort to improve institutional governance, networking and services to community and economy. The scrutiny, analysis, monitoring and evaluations of its programmes with community and self appraisal are consistently practiced so as to identify the educational policies in a dynamic process.The Research and Development is another emerging aspect with faculty members (17 in nos) receiving their Ph.D. award during their stay in the Institution largely due to nurturing vision of the authority. Some more faculty members are on the avenues of getting their awards (28 in nos). Hosting and arranging R&D events like National and International Conference / Workshop / Seminar are a day by day phenomena. In the recent past, the Institution hosted back to back International Conferences (IC3A2013 in the area Computation and Communication followed by ICONCE 2014 in the area of Non conventional Energy) technically cosponsored by IEEE regional section the papers of later of which are available at IEEE Xplore. The experts, delegates and participants of event include stalwarts form USA, Germany, Japan, UK, Netherlands and SAARC countries. Another international Conference ICAME 2015 is announced which is on the queueThe Institution has been chosen as commencement venue by the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in its inception as a National Institution. In a recently concluded survey of Times Newsgroup, the Institution ranked 35th amongst the Private self financed Institution and 81st among all Engineering Institution in the Country.