Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur

Also known as: IIESTS

Quick Facts

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Type of Institute
Institute of National Importance
Genders Accepted
  • Estd. Year: 1856
  • Campus Size: 121 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 196
  • Total Students Enrollment: 3313

About College

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur was established in the year 1856. IIEST was formerly known as Bengal Engineering College (BE College). In the year 1992, the College gained the status of Deemed University by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Later in 2004, BE College became a full fledged University by an act in the West Bengal Assembly and renamed as Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. In 2014, the College was taken over by the Government of India and renamed as Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IEST), Shibpur. The College offers undergraduate (B.Tech, B.Arch), postgraduate (M.Tech, MBA) and research (M.Sc, Ph.D) courses in different areas.


IIEST is located at Botanic Garden, Howrah, West Bengal. The College is 2.7 km away from the Shalimar Railway Station and it will take around 15 minutes for the students to reach the College. Howrah Railway Station is about 5 kms away and  Kolkata Airport is 28.6 km away from the Institute. Students can take a cab or a bus to reach Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology. Prepaid taxis are also available at the Airport and Railway Station.

Accreditations and Collaborations:


  • Military Institute of Science and Technology
  • IBM
  • Research Engineers Inc.
  • Tata Steel
  • M.N Dastur
  • Larsen and Toubro
  • The Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation
  • AT Lagos
  • Nigeria for Worley Parsons
  • An Oil and Gas Consulting Firm

Clubs, Committees and Societies:

  • Robodarshan - The Robotics Society: This Club provides a base for students who are into robotics to progress and contribute to this field. This Club helps to facilitate students to understand, design and learn robotics and also provides efficiency in the field of robotics, control, and automation
  • Les Thespians - The dramatics society: IIEST conducts stage plays, street plays, mono-acting and acting workshops in this club. This Club is for theatre lovers and nukkad enthusiasts. Professional theatrical groups like Suman Mukhopadhyaya's Tritiyo Sutro, Koushik Sen's Swapnasandhani, Blank Verse, Ayena Natyo Goshthi, Alternating Living Theatre has also marked their plays in Anuranon.
  • Catharsis - The Photography Society: This Club provides a platform for all photographers and students who are keen to learn photography. Students can share their ideas, vision, photographs and technical knowledge with the interested.
  • Euphony - The Music club: This Club imparts musical knowledge to the students who are interested in music. Guitarists, keyboard players, bassists, drummers, violinists, and vocalists are part of this club.
  • LitSoc - The Society of literature:  This Club helps students who are interested in literature and want to gain insight on the history of this language. The club also provides a platform for students to showcase their literary skills.
  • Quizmaniac BEings: This is the quiz club of IIEST. This club has organised the largest quiz of Kolkata.
  • SCAGE - Creative Arts and Green Environment: The members of this society works for the betterment of the campus by improvising creativity and by nurturing creative arts.
  • Society of Games and Sports:  This club helps students achieve a healthier lifestyle cope with a studious environment. IIEST has various centres for physical education and sports activities to help students maintain physical fitness. It also organises various tournaments like cricket tournament, chess tournament, basketball tournaments, etc.
  • Code IIEST: This Club was created to help programmers cherish themselves in the world of algorithms, computer programming, and programming contests. This Club helps in learning to host a programming contest and face challenges related to programming. It also aims in training sessions and discussions related to algorithms, binary search, technicalities like array size and the likes.
  •  DebSoc - The Debating Society: This Society organises debate competitions and also conducts various lectures and speeches in events.
  •  Reflexo Beta - The Dance Society:  This club deals with dance art forms both regional and western. It also gives an opportunity for students to perform.

Ranking / Rating

Rank Score Rating
45th 249.81 AAAA
Careers360 Rank NIRF Rank
AAAA+ 19th
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Exams and Cutoffs

Exam Date: 18 Jul, 2020 - 23 Jul, 2020
JEE Main Paper 1
Exam Date: 18 Jul, 2020 - 23 Jul, 2020
JEE Main Paper 2
Exam Date: 18 Jul, 2020 - 23 Jul, 2020
Exam Date: 06 Feb, 2021 - 07 Feb, 2021
Exam Date: 29 Nov, 2020 (Tentative)
Exam Date: 31 Jan, 2021 (Tentative)
Exam Date: 05 Jan, 2021
Exam Date: 30 May, 2020 - 31 May, 2020
No exam date Available

Admission Process

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur provides undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes related to various disciplines to the students of the Institute. The college considers the scores of JEE Main for offering admission to B.Tech and B.Arch programmes, GATE scores for M.Tech programmes and JAM scores for M.Sc programmes. Detailed description on all programmes and its admission procedure are mentioned below.

For Undergraduate Courses (B.Tech/B.Arch):

  • Candidates should appear and qualify for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main).
  • Based on the marks scored in JEE Main, candidates have to register for IIEST Shibpur's official website to participate in the counselling process. 
  • Candidates will be offered admission based on choice filling, choice locking, document verification and fee payment.  

For Postgraduate Courses (M.Tech/MBA):

  • For M.Tech, candidates should qualify for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
  • Based on the marks scored in GATE exam, candidates have to register for CCMT counselling. During the counselling choice filling, they have to select IIESTS as their preference.
  • Admission will be offered based on their choice filling, choice locking, document verification and fee payment. 
  • For MBA, candidates should fill an application form for the admission to the college.
  • Aspirants will be shortlisted on the basis of the marks scored in their academic session, starting from class 10th.
  • Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for a written ability test followed by an interview.
  • Final admission will be done on the basis of the combined performance in academic sessions (50%), written ability test (30%) and personal interview (20%).
  • Further, the candidates have to get their documents verified and pay the fee.

For Research Courses (M.Sc/Ph.D):

  • For M.Sc, the candidates have to appear and qualify for the JAM Examination.
  • Based on the marks scored in JAM Examination, candidates have to register for CCMN counselling and opt for choice filling and choice locking by choosing IIESTS. 
  • Admission to these programmes will be offered on the basis of choice filling, locking, fee payment and document verification. 
  • For Ph.D, admission will be based on the performance in tests/interviews conducted by the respective departments.


Engineering and Architecture (M.E /M.Tech.)

Median Package 6.25 Lakhs

Engineering and Architecture (B.E /B.Tech)

Median Package 6.20 Lakhs
Source: NIRF


Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology provides various infrastructure and facilities to the students and faculty such as a separate hall of residence (hostel) for boys and girls, sports, canteen, medical facilities, library with a collection of books, guest house and a computer centre. Other facilities like internet, hospital, etc are also available for them.

  • Halls of Residence:  Hostel facility is provided by IIEST, with separate blocks for boys and girls. Other facilities like internet and mess facilities are also available for hostel students.
  • Sports: The institute provides sports facilities and encourages them to participate in indoor and outdoor games for their physical and mental well being.
  • Canteen: The campus has a number of eating outlets for the students where they get food at a reasonable price.
  • Medical Facilities: IIEST has a medical centre for the students and faculty in case of any emergency or injuries. Doctors are available at the clinic to help students. Medicines and ambulances are also available.
  • Library: The Central library has a collection of books, journals and other resources in Mathematics and Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Biotechnology, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management ranging from printed books, e-books, back volumes, and CDs/DVDs. 
  • Computer Centre: The Institute has a well equipped computer centre. The students have free access to the systems present at the computer centre.
  • Guest House: IIEST has a guest house available for the guests visiting the college for lectures, seminars, or meetings.
  • Boys Hostel Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel Girls Hostel
  • Gym Gym
  • Library Library
  • Sports Sports
  • Auditorium Auditorium
  • Hospital Medical/Hospital
  • IT Infrastructure IT Infrastructure
  • Laboratories Laboratories
  • Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
  • Banks Facilities Bank/ATM Facilities
  • Alumni Alumni Associations
  • Guest Room Guest Room

Student Reviews

4.1/5 89 Reviews

It is really a great experience to enjoy the college life .

Posted on 26 May' 20 by Suraj Prakash Sharma
Batch of Jan. 1, 2023 | B.Tech Mining Engineering
College Infrastructure
Good infrastructure with lot of greenery. Hostels are well prepared and have much space. Complete WiFi networks and smart boards are also available. Cleanliness is also taken care of here in the campus.
Academic is excellent . I like it so much because quality of teaching is really very good here. Faculties are very supportive to the students and overall development is the basis of academic here. Curriculum is also updated here.
Good placement records. About 70% of students are placed. Computer science, information technology and mining Engineering lead in placement graphs. Average salary is about six lakhs and highest is about forty laks per annum.
Yes, fees is manageable. It is about two lakhs per year. But I think I'm getting my money's worth here in the college. As facilities are good, academic is excellent and faculties are very good. So fees is used properly.
Campus Life
Campus Life is awesome here. There are several activities in which students can spend their leisure time. More than 15 clubs are operated in the campus for the students . These clubs also help in the development of personality of the students.
Anything Else
I'm enjoying my life here in the college. I have seen some development in my personality and thinking after joining the college. It would be a lovely opportunity for a guy to come and study here. It is one of the oldest engineering institute in the country.
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A campus with a history

Posted on 24 Apr' 20 by Souvik Chakraborty
Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
College Infrastructure
IIEST provides with all the necessary infrastructure. The classrooms and labs are clean, well light, and well equipped. Our library holds a huge collection of 12000+ books and dissertation papers. The campus hosts four fully functional canteens along with a CCD and a Nescafe outlet. We also have a dedicated sports centre. The hostels are decent but some of them require renovation which we are working on. Overall, IIEST provides you a good infrastructure that ensures a great learning experience.
I'm a student in the civil engineering department, but I also have friends in every other department on campus. Most of our teachers are extremely qualified and passionate about education, barring a few. They make you love the subject rather than cram needlessly. IIEST treats education as a priority and provides great exposure to a variety of projects. However the curriculum is outdated and has little relevance in the industry. Hopefully that'll change soon.
The placements have been good so far on campus. Our highest package for 2019 was 40 LPA, offered by Microsoft to three of our students, 2 of them from our Computer science and 1 of them from our IT department respectively. The average package for core branches has been around 6-7 LPA, and non-core has been around 10-12 LPA. We have an active placement cell that ensures great participation from the industry in every placement season.
You can find the exact fee structure on our official website. I certainly feel it's value for money considering it charges considerably lower than other colleges of similar stature such as IITs and BITS.
Campus Life
We have an extremely vibrant campus life. We have a wide array of clubs for you to choose from, be it dancing, dramatics, writing or singing. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of competitions and other events organised by these clubs. The campus is extremely safe with a dedicated hospital that caters to students 24*7 with a doctor always on call. The campus is located very close to the Hooghly river and is serene filled with greenery.
Anything Else
IIEST Shibpur is the second oldest technical institute in our country. It has been through quite a journey transitioning between phases of highs and lows owing to the regional political climate. But the one thing that has remained constant is its dedication towards developing professionals who'll serve the nation and make our country proud. IIEST may not be perfect but it'll provide you a home, and a platform to launch your career. I invite you to be a part of our family. Come, join us.
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The place is worth the pain you had for the JEE MAIN.

Posted on 19 Mar' 20 by Aman
Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | B.Tech Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
College Infrastructure
A big central library is here. We have a two sports grounds. We have one gymnasium and courts for badminton, volleyball and basketball. Wi-Fi is available in all the department and labs are completely equipped.
Currently pursuing B.Tech in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. The curriculum is updated and matches with GATE and other competitive examinations. The teachers are experienced and are experts of their respective fields.
The placement of college is excellent. Maximum of the students get placed from the on-campus recruitment. 90% of the students in my department were placed this year. This is the scenario in all the other departments.
Since it is categorised as NIT and is one of the INI having rank of 19 among all the engineering colleges of India, there should be no question for the value of money. Obviously it is worth it and scholarships are also provided to the needy students.
Campus Life
The campus is full with Greenery. It is at the bank of Hooghly river and Botanical Garden is near it. The campus life is full with life and students feel very safe inside it. There is a hospital inside the campus itself to handle the emergency cases
Anything Else
If you really want to opt for IIEST Shibpur and are not getting NIT Trichi, Surathkal or Allahabad, don't think twice. The place will provide you more than just knowledge and placement. The life here will be unforgettable.
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My best 4 years

Posted on 04 Mar' 20 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | B.Tech Information Technology
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Yes to all the new comers our college iiest shibpur has one of the oldest and largest resourceful technical library named after famous mathematician Ramanujan central library in the south east asia. The institute with a student population of more than 3200 has 17 hostels including 2 for U.G and 1 for P.G girls. As for sports facilities we have a mini stadium like ground ,full of grass,neat and well maintained named as OVAL ,LORDS ground includes swimming pool and basketball court.
IIEST ,Shibpur ranks 19th in NIRF ranking 2019 among engineering is the first college to become indian institute of engineering science and technilogy(IIEST) in india in 2014.the institute has a rich history It is empowering the nation since 1856.considering the year of establishment it the 3rd most oldest engineering college in has 16 department and 8 schools has over 250 facculty members.
As a institute of national importance ,more than 100 companies visits per year to recruit the one of the brighest engineering graduates of india.most of the student get multiple offers from different companies .overall the placement scenario is good.
Yes the college is more than worth of money.
Campus Life
As the college is located in howrah which is just 9km away from kolkata .so you can easily enjoy not only the beautiful 4 years of campus life but also the live the moment and enjoyment of the beautiful metropolitan city the city of joy kolkata.
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My experience is one of the best 4 years of my experience which i am going to cherish forever in my life.
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Provides value education with good ROI.

Posted on 21 Aug' 18 by Sarßõtõsh
Batch of Jan. 1, 2020 | MBA
Placements : However the placement scenario of the college is good, but the placement of the department is average. Average package is 3lakhs/ annum. Mostly banking and financial Sector recruits from this department, but students are placed in other MNC' s also. The internship are provided to all the students at different reputed industries. Students are paid a lump sum during the internship and sometime they get some pre placement offers also. Infrastructure : Regarding infrastructure, it is one of the best campuses of West Bengal with a blend of architecture and greenary. A huge central library with departmental libraries has well collection of books and journals. There are the latest technologiesogies driven computer lab for individual departments. There are several labs sponsored by government. Of India. Along with this class are well-equipped with audio visual technologies. In the recreation part two large well maintained play grounds with w swimming pool within the Campus. There is a huge auditorium along with some departmental seminar halls. There is a large number of hostel with nice accommodation. Canteen, food stalls, cafeteria, Stationary goods centre are present within the campus. As a whole it is a mini educational city within a city. Faculty : Most of the faculty members are well educated and experience with a doctorate degree. They share their immense knowledge both academics and corporate. Students can approach with their problem and they don't hesitate to solve their problem. Teachers used to focus more on practical and live experiment and provide opportunity to visit several industries and have interaction with various corporate personals. The student to faculty ratio is 5:1. The course curriculum are regularly updated with the current scenario. Other : College used to organize different educational, social and cultural event all through the year. There are several educational and social club within the college. It organize one of the biggest cultural fest of Eastern India I. e Rebeka.
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Questions related to IIESTS

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what to choose IIEST Shibpur or Jadavpur University . If we get top branch in the college ??

Ayush 23rd May, 2020

Hello ,

I don't personally know about these colleges but based on NIRF ranking and student reviews you can find that Jadavpur University is better than IIEST Shibpur . It doesn't mean IIEST Shibpur is not good , IIEST Shibpur is also an excellent college .

Here I am mentioning some points :-

  1. Jadavpur University NIRF ranking is 14 whereas IIEST Shibpur NIRF ranking is 19 .
  2. You can see in careers360 students reviews Jadavpur rating is more than IIEST .
  3. In terms of campus IIEST Shibpur has slight bigger campus area than Jadavpur University.

You can compare both colleges here :-


which is the best branch in IIEST Shibpur ??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 23rd May, 2020


see iiest shivpur has different courses like,, mba etc, however if you are asking about branches, top five branches according to placments and course curriculum,

computer science engineering

Information technology

electronics and communication engineering,

mechanical engineering

electrical engineering


Who many students share rooms in IIEST Shibpur hostel ?? plzzz answer.

Soumili 25th May, 2020
Hello there,
In IIEST Shibpur, four students share one room. This is only for the first and second years. After that you can get single accomodation. According to the reviews of some students, there is sufficient space for 4 students in each room. The food of the hostel is not so good, but overall experience is nice, as per their reviews.
Hope this answer helps you.
God luck!!

How is MAKAUT haringhata compare to vidyasagar, kalyani and calcutta university for IT, AI and MBA?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th May, 2020


see it depends which course you may enroll for, if you are asking about btech course on IT, kalyani university will be first choice, makaut will be second and calcutta university will be in third position. for mba courses none of the university is very good in terms of placement. through iiswbm is under calcutta university, but it placement record it moderate compare to other tier 1 college.


Which is better: Mechanical at IIEST shibpur or IT at Hbtu kanpur?

Ketaki Dhotre Student Expert 11th May, 2020


I would recommend IIEST anytime. Formerly Bengal Engineering and Sciene University(BESU) IIEST Shibpur, is one of the oldest engineering institutes which has now been upgraded to the status of institute of national importance in the year 2015.Being old, the institute has done well in procurement of a mighty alumni base which proves quite instrumental in placements and all.Its the mother institute of highly reputed IIT Kharagpur. That even adds to its value.Its a central govt. Technical institute now and hence has a greater degree of transparency in fund regulation and policy framing.

Talking about HBTU , it is one of the oldest engineering colleges in the entire North India and 19th enginnering college in the entire country. From the year 2017–18, i.e. from this year onwards, it would also be admitting students on the basis of JEE MAIN ranks only. The mother institue of 41 technical institutes in the state including IIT Kanpur. That adds to the value of the institution as well.Being old, the college has done enough to procure a mighty lace of alumni that has established the prestige of the institution in the industry apart from that among the common masses. Its a thing that always proves instrumental in placement drives of the college. But, the college administration is not that supportive. You will have an approximate idea of entire Indian bureaucracy by the completion of your four years if you opt for this college. Also, its hard to get good marks at the college.

Hope this helps!

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