Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology (Dr. AIT) was founded by M.H. Jayaprakash Narayan in 1980. Named after Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the institute is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi and is recognized and accredited by AICTE and NBA respectively. The institution is accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade. The Institution has achieved 163 Rank in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The institute offers graduate, post graduate and doctoral courses in all its disciplines. In the year 2010, academic autonomy was conferred by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, which has enabled the institution to frame its own curriculum, examinations and awarding of the degrees.
Panchajanya Vidya Peetha Welfare Trust (PVPWT) governs Dr. AIT, which is one of the 22 educational institutions managed by the Trust. Late Sri M.H. Jayaprakash Narayan has strived very hard for the progress in the infancy stages and the saga is continued by th PVPWT comprising of great technocrats, engineers, educationists and philanthropists. Being located on the outer ring road near Jnana Bharathi Campus, Mallathahalli, Bengaluru, the campus is spread over. There are several buildings catering to hostels, canteen, library along with well-ventilated classrooms and high-tech laboratories. One can find latest equipment, drawing rooms, data center, indoor sports complex, outdoor playgrounds and gymnasium. The total built up area of these building is 39619 sq.m. The library has 83,373 volumes of books with 20,843 titles, 13,913 e-books and 8611 full text e-journals. There are also 114 national journals and online journal through DELNET. There is accommodation for boys and girls in the hostels with a capacity of 732 boys and 387 girls respectively. There is transportation facility available for the staff and students from various parts of the city, in addition to BMTC services. The Syndicate Bank has a captive vouch in the campus catering to the needs of the staff and students.
The Institute has adopted ‘Outcome Based Education’ (OBE)system and practical learning. The curriculum of every program is not only designed to meet the program specific objectives but also to achieve inclusiveness through interdisciplinary courses and sustainable technologies. Some courses like ARM Processors, MEMS, Smart Sensors, Intellectual Property Rights and inter department electives like Internet of Things (IOT), Web Design, Elements of Solar Engineering, Nano Technology and Operations Research etc., have been introduced for the benefit of the students. Students are encouraged to take up projects across disciplines and along with the students of other programs. As per the mission, several industry-based laboratories have been set up and industry prescribed electives are taught to build strong bondage between institute and industries. Various research projects are funded by AICTE, DST, DRDO, VTU and other recognized funding agencies. Many number of instruments and equipment pertaining to research have been procured to enhance the innovative research activities.
The Institution has a total strength of 532 staff members consisting of 256 faculty, 137 technical staff and 140 administrative staff. Research & Development, Consultancy and Industry Institute Interaction is on the rise every passing year. In addition to this, good association with Entrepreneurship Network has enabled the development of the private enterprise in the students. Faculty Development Programs, Industrial visits, Workshops, Seminars, Conferences and other academic events are organized to promote the need of the faculty, staff and students.
Getting placed in well regarded companies is the dream of every graduate. This is performed in the best manner by the Training and Placement Cell. Training activities on the campus help to build up rapport with companies that visits the college for recruiting the eligible candidates by testing their employability skills. The academic intellectuality is transformed into a worthwhile employment by 45 companies that visit the campus. The curriculum that is designed to train the students for challenging the interview along with the pre-placement training that is organized by the Placement cell are of great benefit to the aspiring students. TCS, Infosys, Cognizant, IBM, Intel, Mindtree, Wipro etc., are some of the core companies that visits to test and recruit students.
Scholarships are offered to many students of UG, PG and PhD from various sources to encourage their academic excellence. Alumni of the institution also participate on different occasions to recollect the joyful moments and to prove that they are the support for the institution by notable donations. The Institution has Memorandum of Understanding with reputed Multi-National Companies and Universities for the academic purpose, training, internship, projects and research. Patents are the feathers to the cap of the institution. The institution being supported by World Bank through TEQIP program is very supportive for all academic purposes and infrastructure development. Further students participation in National, International events, Conferences, Sports, Cultural activities and Project presentations are being encouraged by the Institution.