About NIAMT (formerly NIFFT)
National Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Ranchi (NIAMT Ranchi) was established in 1966 by the Government of India with the assistance of UNESCO in its erstwhile name National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology. It is currently affiliated with Jharkhand University of Technology (JUT). NIAMT Ranchi, over the years, has evolved a four-tier academic framework constituted by Advanced Diploma, B. Tech, M. Tech and PhD programmes in the relevant fields of study. The academic framework of NIAMT includes the multidisciplinary feature of Advanced Manufacturing Technology involving B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. The Doctoral program is focused on application of fundamental knowledge towards value addition in processes and products.
The students are admitted to the undergraduate and postgraduate courses, run by the Institute, through JEE mains and CCMT platforms, respectively. The Institute is completely residential in nature with a 58 acre of lush green campus, constituted by well-equipped academic facilities, library with ample number of printed text resources and online reading and reference materials, separate girls’ and boys’ hostels, residential facilities for faculty officers and staff, play-ground and gymkhana, dispensary for medical care, and all other liveable facilities. In addition to the Government scholarship schemes, students are financially supported through merit-based scholarships scheme of the Institute.
The faculty of the Institute are recruited with high eligibility standards, at par with INIs, and are exceptional in their areas of expertise. The consistent passion and effort of faculty members in education, research, and industry-specific training and skill development, over the years, has created the brand of the Institute in the niche domain of manufacturing Technology.
The academic and administrative endeavours of the Institute is effectively supported by highly experienced officers and technical staff in conducting training and research at laboratories and workshop as well as conducting the activities at different administrative sections.
Its unique pedagogical focus on metal manufacturing has always been the attraction of core manufacturing industries in the recruitment of students of NIAMT across the country. The Industry Liaison Cell of NIAMT Ranchi has been catering its services according to the employment needs of the students. They invite the top recruiters like Tata Steel, Hyundai, Birla Accucst, BOSCH, Maruti Udyog Limited, Bharat Forge, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance, Bajaj Auto, TVS Motors, etc.
Besides successful careers in industries, a good number of pass-out graduates join postgraduate programs in IITs, IISc, and IIMs. Alumni of the Institute, besides leading the manufacturing industries, are serving as faculty member in IITs, NITs, IIMs and at reputed institutes abroad.
The completely residential campus encourages the students to take up various extra-curricular activities, throughout the year, like sports and cultural performance, building scientific models and racing cars for national and international events, promoting education among the less-privileged children of the locality through ‘Kartavya’, an NGO run by students and alumni of the Institute.
As a follow-up of the clarion call of Make in India, by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, in 2014 the Institute launched an initiative to elevate its academic framework to cater to the knowledge in Advanced Manufacturing, particularly in the key areas of Industry 4.0. Accordingly, the Institute was renamed as National Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (NIAMT) in 2021 with the approval of the Ministry of Education, GoI.
Keeping the emerging need for digital competence in the manufacturing sector in view, the Institute has established the Centre of Excellence in Industry 4.0, in collaboration with the Software Technology Park of India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GoI, to produce the vanguards in achieving self-reliance in digital manufacturing, as well as to promote incubation of start-ups and entrepreneurship in the domain of digital manufacturing. (e.g., big data, ML, AI, IoT, etc.).
The Institute finds plenty of untapped opportunities in small and microscale rural artisanship and organic resource-based livelihood practices popular in the State of Jharkhand. With an aim to elevate the skill and practices in this segment of the economy, the Institute has established the MSME incubation centre, under the aegis of the Jharkhand Government. Moreover, to encourage equity and self-reliance, NIAMT has established the ‘women technology park’ under the funding of the Department of Science and Technology, GoI.
In summary, NIAMT, is committed to exert its all-out endeavour in paving the sustainable, inclusive, and competitive track for Advanced Manufacturing Technology, in line with Industry 4.0. In this pursuit, the Institute aims to adapt the translational competence, for the rapid conversion of emerging technology to value-added products, as an enabler of the global manufacturing leadership for India.