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Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology

Krishna Institute Of Engineering And Technology (KIET) is one of the largest of the many emerging private engineering institute in Delhi-NCR situated near the old Ghaziabad city. The college aims towards creating engineers for the industries. Placement and marks obtained in the UPTU are considered to be important criterion for success.

Most of the students of the college are recruited by software companies.

The college is affiliated to the Uttar Pradesh Technical University or UPTU

The Institute

Location

KIET is located 30km from Delhi Uttar Pradesh border on the Ghaziabad-Meerut highway 13 kilometers from Ghaziabad towards Meerut.

History

Under the aegis of the Krishna Charitable Trust KIET was born in the year 1997. The college was then affiliated to the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar university, Agra. Later the institute came under UPTU after it was formed.

Infrastructure

The Infrastructure

The college has 18.5 acres of area, houses our five academic departments that cater to the academic needs of the students. The focus has been on simultaneous growth of both basic needs like class rooms, laboratories, drawing hall, workshop, library, conference hall, etc. for academic activities on one hand and students support facilities like hostels, canteen, stationary shop, medical support, transport, students activity center etc. on the other hand.

The Library

The college has a fairly medium-sized library which has a collection of 17000 plus books under 3080 titles in engineering, science & technology, computers, communication and management etc. It subscribs to about 171 Indian and international journals, the library is an exclusive member of DELNET & the British Council Library. The library is fully automated with the RAMLIB Library Management Software System. CDROMs and electronic media are also available.

Hostels

There are two boys hostels, including one exclusively for the first year students and one girls hostel. Each hostel has been provided with adequate security and telephone connection besides recreational facilities like TV, Table Tennis, Newspapers. There is 24 hours power backup available. All the hostels are in-campus. All the hostels are triple-storeyed buildings with adequete steps for cleaniliness. Free internet facility through Wi-Fi is also provided in all the hostels. Gymnasium facility is also available for the students. There is a common entertainment hall.

Admissions

Students are admitted either through the state level counselling for the SEE-UPTU(also called as UPSEAT exams or directly at the college level through the management quota seats. The exam is held in the 3rd weak of April and the results announced the next month generally. For the admission purposes about 70% seats belong to the reserved seats and only 30% seats are open seats. 50% of the seats belong to the reserved category as notified by the GOI notifications. Out of the remaining 50% seats 10% are reserved exclusively for the girls, 5% for armed forces, 5% for ph, 5% for freedom fighter quota. Out of the total seats 15% seats are there for the management quota. The branches are allocated right in the 1st year on the counselling day.

Management and Organisation

The college is managed by Krishna Charitable trust. The trust makes all the important decisions and policies relating to college.

The head of the institution in the Director General who is assisted by a Director responsible for day to day decisions and an Additional Director. In addition two deans, Dean (Academics and Student Affairs) are also there.

The college functions as an Affiliated College with the UPTU which decides is course structure and other rules and regulations.

UPTU is responsible for the award of degrees and conducts extarnal exams (End Semester)

Academics

The college imparts (undergraduate) education in 5 streams of engineering:
Department Intake Branch Code
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 120 Seats EN(021)
Computer Science and Engineering 120 Seats CS(010)
Electronics and Communication Engineering 120 Seats EC(031)
Information Technology 120 Seats IT(013)
Mechanical Engineering 120 Seats ME (040)
Total 600 Seats

All these have been accredited by the NBA

Starting from the 2007-08 session the seat intake in the Information Technology stream has been increased to 120 seats.

Now all the branches of engineering have been accredited by the NBA Masters Programme

  • Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) 120 Seats
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA) 120 Seats

Others B. Pharma 60 Seats

These streams make up the main departments at the institute. Besides these the maths department is also quiet large by the number of faculty members.

Fee

The fee for the students entering the college in the academic year 2007-08 and afterwards has been increased to Rs.60,000 (tuition fee) and about Rs.1,10,000 (hostel+mess inclusive). Students admitted before the mentioned year pay the same amount as at the time of admission (Rs. 44,000 tution and about Rs.80,000 colege+hostel+mess)

Fees Rs. 60,000/- (subject to change by Hon'ble Court/Fee Committee.) The fees of 2003-2007 Batch is still in dispute.

The departments

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department



The department is catering to the needs of the industry by training its students in its several well-equipped spacious laboratories to become valuable engineers.

The department has recently been expanded the student intake from 60 to 120. The college has reapplied for the National Board of Accreditation Accreditation. This department is perhaps the most hated of all the departments for the vastness of the course. Until now no national level core-branch company has visited the campus.

Electronics & Communications Engineering Department



Electronics and Communications Department provides undergraduate level courses in the two crucial fields. The objective of the Department is to prepare students with a good foundation so that they graduate to becoming effective systems engineers. The results in the university examinations have been excellent throughout. The department has well-equipped labs for the following. No or insignificant number of core-branch companies have come to the institute.

Computer Science and Engineering Department

The Computer Science & Engg caters the cental computing fascilities. The department has more ambitious projects in the pipeline in the years to come.

Information Technology Department

Earlier a part of Computer Science & Engg Department, recently the Information Technology Department nowruns independently. With all the state-of-the-art facilities, department encourages students to take up projects.

Various IT companies pick recruits the students in their pre-final year.

Mechanical Engineering Department



The Mechanical Engineering Department is one of the key strengths of the Institute. By far this is the most successful of all the departments with largest number of "core-branch" placements.

Classes

The classes generally consists of batches of 50-60 students during the lecture classes and about 30 students in the tutorial classes. The lecture classes are generally interactive and the students may raise questions directly there on the topic of discussion. During the lecture classes, the teacher (most of the times the same as the one giving the lecture) distributes a problem sheet comprising of selected previous years UPTU questions which the students are required to solve and submit. This carries marks in the Internal Assessment portion.

Examination & Assessment

The examination of student is done both internally at the college and externally by the UPTU each of which have equal weightage.

There are 10 subjects each semester carrying overall 1000 marks. There are 5 "main" subjects each of which has a 100 marks external theory paper and 50 marks are awarded by the subject teacher internally. The internal assessment consists of two sessional tests of 15 marks each and the remaining 20 marks are awarded on the basis of attendance and homework assignments.

Besides, there are 4 practical and laboratories of 50 marks each semester which may or may not be related to the subjects being studied. The remaining 50 marks are for general proficiency.

Average students get generally about 60% marks in the external assessment and about 80% marks in the internal evaluation.

Student and College life

All those students who study at kiet are called kietian.

Approximately half of the students reside in hostels within the campus and the other half either live in rooms on rent nearby or come from adjoining cities of Ghaziabad, Noida or Meerut. Students are admitted through SEE-UPTU which takes only UP domicile students. Of all the students, Lucknow and Kanpur students have the greatest share. Varanasi students are present in significant number.

Fests & Other Co-curricular activities

A Tech-Fest was organised by Cyborg,a society run by Computer Sc Deptt in Oct'2005

It was followed by series of activities by various societies that run in the college of electronics deptt, Mechanical depptt, IT deptt and MCA Students.

A full-fledged technical festival was held this academic year March 12-18(2007-08)

Sports

The small college playground hosts 24 hours cricket matches throughout the year. The ground is well lit-up and has a good volley ball and lawn-tennis courts. Table tennis is the favourite amongst hostellers.

Several intra-college tournaments have taken place.

Students have also participated in inter-college tounaments and have won as well.

Criticism

The students believe the management is too authoritarian in its approach and the campus is a bit small (just 19 acres for 2500 students).

The UPTU exams are accused of asking the same questions almost every year which promotes rote-learning. The answer-script evaluation has always been a big source of trouble for all students. Copies are often lost which leads to a CARRY OVER PAPER note on the students' marksheet ruining the career of the student. The evaluators most of the times, are said to be evaluating the answerscripts in a hurry (for want of more money) thus without reading all the answers. It is said that step-marks are generally not given.

Some people also don't blame the faculty for such poor standards of teaching, instead blaming UPTU which gives them loads of syllabus to cover with relatively less time.

Recognition and Ranking

  • The college boasts of an excellent campus placement of students.
  • It has been rated number 5 in infrastructure in a survey conducted by Dataquest magazine in 2005
  • KIET was the first private college in Uttar Pradesh to be awarded ISO-9001-2000 certification.
  • Almost every year students make into the top-ten of the state-wide UPTU examinations.
  • KIET recently bagged a National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board grant of Rs. 3.84 crores for the construction of a TBI building List of Technology Businuess Incubators
  • This year (2007), KIET has been rated number 1 by the 1st year results amongst all colleges in the UPTU.
  • The college appears as ranked number 44 in 2007 Dataquest college survey

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