The Bengal Institute of Technology and Management (BITM) is located in Santiniketan - a place which can be rarely associated with an engineering college. Even the surroundings are far from what you might experience at Jadavpur University or BE College (Shivpur). Seven kilometeres from Bolpur situated as if far from the maddening crowd, BITM may look desolate but once you enter you are in a different world altogether. The 60 acre campus is comprised of canteens, laboratories, gardens, huge buildings and playgrounds.
In spite of its limitations BITM (Shantiniketan) has done quite well where as the infrastructure is concerned. The five computer laboratories and digital communication engineering laboratories, besides chemistry, physics and a host of other labs prove this rightly. According to the authority the best part of the institute is its highly qualified faculty. The quality of students has also improved over the last few years. Although initially under the Visva Bharati affiliation(2001) it had a humble beginning with just 250 students, now under the West Bengal University (2003) in last 4 years BITM has admitted around 900 students in 5 engineering streams.
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Now the long term goal according to the director of the college is, to achieve autonomy. To cope with the changing sciences and a huge syllabus what is more necessary is flexibility. Nevertheless at present it is the placement issue which forms the talk of the campus. Interviews are already organised by well known companies like Dell, Wipro, GE Capital, Reliance Petrochemical, Cadbury India, Godrej and Eveready. Special grooming sessions are also conducted for students appearing for the interviews. Thus the present scenario at BITM Santinikatan is surely indicating to a steady growth not only of the Institute itself but also of its students' careers.
This can be said to be the fruitful consequence of the gradual yet steady development of this engineering college which enduringly enhances its way to a very prosperous future.
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