Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur was set up as the first IIEST of the country by the Government of India in 2014 by converting the erstwhile Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. The institute, established in 1856 as Bengal Engineering College, has been a premier seat of higher learning in the field of Engineering and Technology. During its almost 160 years of glorious existence the institute has produced brilliant engineers and technologists who have left their indelible mark over numerous engineering marvels across the entire globe.
Located just across the bustling metropolis of Kolkata beside the River Hooghly the 114-acre campus contains all the academic and administrative buildings, hostels, playgrounds, hospital and other amenity centers. In the green and serene campus, a virtual modern day tapovan, modernity lives side by side with heritage.
The institute, besides offering the Master's and Doctoral programs in Science and Engineering, is the only institute in the country to offer exclusively 5-year Integrated Dual Degree B.Tech and M.Tech programs in traditional and interdisciplinary areas of engineering and technology.
From faculty members to undergraduates, members of the institute community are engaged in research with the pursuit of creating and disseminating knowledge for "A Greener and Smarter World". The theme areas of research include specific segments of Energy, Environment, Advanced Materials, Bio-Medical Engineering, Mechatronics, Sensors, Information and Communication Technology for the society.