Hostels are quite cheap costing about INR 3,000/- per month and for staying outside, it costs about INR 4,000/- per month including food. Food quality is great with each meal costing about Rs.50. There is a three storied library. There is WiFi in all classrooms and hostels. The fluidics laboratory is considered the largest in Asia.
The area of the library is 3,000 square meters and it is open from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm (Mondays to Fridays) and 10.00 am to 6.30 pm (Saturdays and Sundays). The library has hardware and integrated library management software, LIBSYS-4. The library provides online search facilities (OPAC) of its database from any computer connected to the Internet through WebOPAC and four nodes installed in the library dedicated for the users. The library is connected with the llocal area network (LAN) of the University and provides e-mail and Internet browsing facilities to the users of the library. The collection of books is about 132,000 and 40,000 bound volumes of journals, and a collection of documents, such as patents, standards, technical reports and pamphlets. The library has old and rare books and journals of the nineteenth century. The library is a member of the Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Science and Technology (INDEST) and UGC-INFONET Digital Library consortium of Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre.
Major number of students stay on campus hostels and halls. Many students also prefer to stay off campus. First and second years students stay in the hostels and sharing room with other fellow students is mandatory. third years stuents get the options to stay either in single room accommodation (Hall) or can share room with other fellow. All final years students need to stay in the halls.
The Institute has a beautiful green campus covering an area of nearly 121 Acres on the northern bank of the river Hoogly opposite to Kolkata Port. Several Institution buildings, accommodation for staff and students, campus amenities and services are the main components of the campus.
The main building covering a total floor space of about 22,000 square meters is a four stored building with a central corridor. Most of the academic departments, department of Human Resource Management, Office of the Dean (Academic) the Examination office are located in this building.
A composite eight storied science and technology building with a carpet area of 14,400 square meters has newly been constructed to accommodate the expansion facilities of existing and upcoming departments. Most of the administrative offices including the office of the Director, Offices of the Dean, Registrar and Finance Officer are located here.
The Workshop complex is housed partly in the premises of the heritage building and partly in the adjoining building. The total area of the workshop complex is about 8,500 square meters.
The M.N. Dastur block and A. K. Seal hall also house some of the academic and administrative departments.
The Institute is expanding, new buildings are being constructed, and some of the old buildings have been converted to accommodate Banks, offices as well as specialized schools set up for the research and development activities.
Accommodation for Students and Staff
The Institute, with a student population of more than 3200, has 15 hostels including two for girls and 1 for girl post graduate and research scholars. However, residential accommodation of all the UG and PG students in the campus hostels are not guaranteed. The Institute also provides accommodation for a large number of faculty members and other categories of staff within the campus.
The Institute has a hospital to cater to the needs of the campus inmates with medical officers and other supporting staff. Besides, the hospital has an ID Ward to effectively isolate students suffering from infectious diseases such as chicken pox, mumps, measles etc. Outdoor treatment is available in two shifts: morning and afternoon except Sundays and holidays.
Serious cases are generally transferred either to any city hospital or to the students’ health home, Kolkata. This Institution has membership of the students’ health home. The hospital of the Institute provides 24 hours ambulance service.
Campus Services & Management
The Institute is provided with, uninterrupted power supply from the Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation. Water supply is provided by the Howrah Municipal Corporation. In addition, the
Institute has its own captive generation plant and also water supply sources. There are three agencies which look after the maintenance of various services in the Campus: the Public Works Department (Maintenance) with an Assistant Engineer-in-charge for maintenance of all buildings and roads, the Electrical Wing of the P.W.D. with a Sub Assistant Engineer-in-charge to look after the maintenance of electrical services and a Public Health Engineering Department with a sub-Assistant Engineer-in-charge for maintenance of water supply and sewage disposal services. For looking after the security of the campus and maintenance of the compound, there is an Estate Office.
All the departments, schools and centres of the Institute have computing facilities of their own. In addition, there is a Central Computer Centre which provides computing facilities for sponsored research and consultancy projects. All the departments, Computer Centre and all the hostels are connected in a campus wide network with fibre-optic backbone and the whole campus is wi-fi enabled.