Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur) is the second oldest engineering college in India. The institute offers 45 courses in the fields of Engineering, Management, Science, and Architecture. Admission to these courses is entrance-based through exams such as JEE Main, GATE, CAT, MAT, and XAT. Applicants can apply online for the registration. IIEST functions through the efforts of over 250 faculty members and currently holds a student population of over 4000. The most popular courses offered include B.E./B.Tech and M.E./M.Tech. 

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IIEST Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1856 | Public
Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Courses offered | Type UG, PG, and Doctoral | Engineering and Management
Selection criteria Entrance-based
Accepted exam scores JEE Main, GATE, CAT/ MAT/ XAT
Application mode | Fee Online | INR 1,500 (General)/ INR 1,000 (Reserved)
Popular Courses B.E./B.Tech, M.E./M.Tech
Top Recruiters Accenture, Aditya Birla Capital, ICICI Bank, Cognizant
Facilities Available Hostel, Library, Computer Labs, Hospital
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IIEST Ranking

  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology has been ranked 19th by the NIRF among engineering colleges.
  • The week has ranked IIEST Shibpur at 18th.

IIEST Courses 

IIEST offers a total of 45 courses under 7 programs namely:

  • BTech
  • BArch
  • BTech + MTech
  • MTech
  • MSc
  • MBA
  • MOP

Given below are the details of the courses offered:

Course Name Details
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Specializations: Aerospace and Applied Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, and Mining Engineering.
  • Eligibility: 50% marks in 10+2 in the science stream.
  • Selection criteria: JEE Main exam score
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B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Specializations: Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering
  • Eligibility: 10+2 in Science stream
  • Selection criteria: JEE Main
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  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specializations: Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Power System Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, VLSI Design, and Production Engineering.
  • Eligibility: B.Tech in relevant discipline
  • Selection criteria: GATE exam score
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  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specializations: Human Resource Management, Finance, Operations Management, and Marketing Management
  • Eligibility: 55% marks in Graduation in any discipline.
  • Selection criteria: CAT/ MAT/ XAT
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  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specializations: Chemistry, Applied Geology, Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Nutrition & Food Processing
  • Eligibility: 55% marks in in relevant discipline.
  • Selection criteria: IIT JAM
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  • Subject: Physics, Humanities & Social Science, Mathematics, and Chemistry
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IIEST Admission

Admission to IIEST Shibpur is entrance-based. Students applying for UG and PG programs are required to submit the JEE Main and GATE exam scores respectively. For the Doctoral programs, the institute conducts its own entrance exam followed by the interview.

How to apply? 

Applicants need to apply online on the official website along with the application fee and required documents. Application fee for the general category students is INR 1,500 and for the reserved category students is INR 1,000.

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IIEST Facilities

  • Hostel: There are a total of 18 hostels on the IIEST campus. 3 separate hostels are provided specially and only for the female students and scholars. Each hostel is also provisioned with its own mess and is managed by a well experienced Chief Warden. Read More
  • Library: IIEST has an expansive and well-maintained library. It caters to all the academic and research needs of both the students as well as the research scholars. The library contains over 2 lakh books, journals, and E-journals. It occupies a total of 3000 sq. mtrs, and is over 150 years old.  
  • Sports Facility: There are excellent facilities provided to the student to encourage them to develop their athletic and sports abilities. There has also been a recent addition of a Student’s Amenities Centre as well as a Yogic practice arena, constructed for the benefit of the students. All activities are managed by the Institute Sports Board. 
  • Computer Labs: IIEST is well equipped with state-of-the-art computer labs that are able to cater to the needs of the students, research scholars, faculty members, and staff. The students are provided with the latest technology and hardware that best allows them to effectively handle their coursework. 
  • Hospital: The institute has an on-campus hospital that is capable of providing efficient care and treatment to the residents. It is equipped with all the necessary supplies and equipment to handle most medical needs. The hospital is staffed by 6 doctors who are professionally trained and well capable. 
  • Mess/ Canteen: There is a mess allocated to each of the 18 hostels where the students can enjoy tasty, healthy meals. Apart from the respective hostel messes, there are also a number of cafes and eateries on campus that provide delicious and hygienically prepared food to the students and faculty. 


IIEST is considered to be one of the top engineering colleges in India and it is easy to see why. It has been known for decades to be one of the best universities to produce quality engineers and scientific professionals. Its alumni have been known throughout India to be masters in their professional fields. The institute provides quality education along with a well-rounded college experience to all its students, and it also provides a perfect environment for researchers looking to expand in their field. IIEST is an excellent choice for any aspiring engineer to begin their professional journey. 


Ques. How are the placements at IIEST Shibpur?

Ans. IIEST Shibpur is a good engineering institute no doubt, the placements scenario is very good like Every top nit's. IIEST Shibpur offers both CS and IT branches both have the same opportunity and nice placements.

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Ques. Are any seats reserved for the West Bengal domiciles in IIEST Shibpur?

Ans. IIEST Shibpur has provided the following reservations for the applicants:

  • 50% of the seats are reserved for candidates outside West Bengal
  • 50% are reserved for students domiciled in West Bengal
  • 22% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste
  • 6% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribe 
  • 3% of the seats are reserved for Physically Challenged students
  • 3 seats are reserved under Defence Quota
  • A maximum of 5% of seats (supernumerary) is reserved for Tuition Waiver Scheme.

Ques. What are the eligibility criteria for each course?

Ans. The eligibility for each course is as follows:

Course Name Eligibility Criteria
  • Indian Citizen
  • 10+2 pass
  •  Valid score on JEE Main Paper 1
  • Qualifying degree
  • Valid GATE score:
  • Min 60% for General Candidates and 55% for SC/ST/PH Candidates in the qualifying examination. 
  • Min of 60% (CGPA=6.5 on a 10 point scale) for OC/OBC and 55% (CGPA=6.0 on a 10 point scale) for SC/ST/PWD candidates - through CCMN. 
  • Valid JAM score/ Admission test conducted by the institute.
  • Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University/Institute with at least 55% marks in aggregate.
  • CAT/XAT with min 65% score.
  • MAT/CMAT with min 85% score. 
  • Valid NET/GATE/SLET score is mandatory. 
  • PG Degree in Basic Science with NET/GATE/SLET qualification
  • Graduate Degree in a Professional Course (Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Medicine etc) with valid NET/GATE/SLET score
  •  Post Graduate Degree in a Professional Course
  • Min 60% marks in qualifying degree exam

Ques. What is the specialization-wise cut off for IIEST B.Tech?

Ans. BTech JEE Main 2019 Cut Off for General Category is as follows:

Branch Rank Details of the course
Aerospace Engineering 14999-22344 Read More
Civil Engineering 19147-27598 Read More
Computer Science and Engineering 4978-9379 Read More
Electrical Engineering 10445-16511 Read More
Mechanical Engineering 11669-19625 Read More
Mining Engineering 22516-31923 Read More
Information Technology 9524-17031 Read More
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 9219-11482 Read More
Metallurgical and Material Engineering 19784-28592 Read More
Architecture, Town and Regional Planning 748-2155 Read More

Ques. Does IIEST provide any scholarship to students?

Ans. IIEST offers its students a variety of scholarships. These are provided by the institute to students of all the programs of both UG as well as PG. In the year 2018, 50% of the students benefited from the various scholarship schemes offered by the Institute.