Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (NITJ) is a leading premier autonomous Institution of northern India located in eco-friendly environment amidst a rambling campus spread over 154 acres. It is located on G. T. Road, Amritsar Byepass, 12 km from Jalandhar bus stand, 11 km from Jalandhar city railway station and 16 km from Jalandhar cantt. Railway station. Nearest airport Raja Sansi International Airport, Amritsar is 70 km away. The other nearby Airports are Chandigarh – 150 km and Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi – 390 km. Shatabdi Express train from New Delhi offers comfortable and easy connectivity to Jalandhar. Others Express and Superfast trains are also available besides AC buses round the clock. Jalandhar city is surrounded by famous Sutlej and Beas rivers, and is famous for leather goods, sports goods and hand tool industry. India’s largest textile industry is 70 km away located at Ludhiana.
The department is pioneer in grooming textile engineers in this part of the country. Among 31 NITs of the country, it is the only NIT which runs Textile Technology courses and provides trained manpower to the textile industry. The department has well experienced and dedicated faculty, wide gamut of interdisciplinary research activities encompassing filtration textiles, agriculture textiles, geotextiles, sports textile, medical textiles, composites, waste water management etc. The department has seven well-equipped laboratories (Fibre science lab, Spinning lab, Weaving lab, Chemical Processing lab, Textile Testing lab, Garment Technology and Advanced Fabric Research lab) with modern research facilities providing technical support to the industries which are continuously being upgraded under TEQIP, DST-FIST and DST instrumentation programme. Department has contributed more than 600 research publications in reputed academic and applied journals, conference proceedings etc. Department has successfully carried out several consultancy projects and many sponsored research projects supported by DST, CSIR, MHRD, TIFAC and World Bank Assisted Project. Several grants are received from MHRD, DST and CSIR for conducting research on innovative ideas. Seven patents have been applied by the faculty members of the department.