KNIT was established as the Faculty of Technology in Kamla Nehru Institute of Science and Technology, Lucknow, in 1976 by the Kamla Nehru Memorial Trust. It was taken over by the government of Uttar Pradesh in 1979 with a view to develop an engineering institute in the Eastern UP region, better known as the Awadh region. In 1983 it was registered as a separate society and renamed as the Kamla Nehru Institute Of Technology.. In 1986 it became an autonomous institute of Avadh University which was later renamed Ram Manohar Lohia University. In 2000, the Uttar Pradesh government established a separate technical university, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, and affiliated all the state owned engineering colleges to UPTU. UPTU was later renamed Gautam Buddh Technical University.
It offers testing and consultancy services to the industry and other agencies. The institute is affiliated to U.P Technical University, Lucknow .
At present 638 institutes are affiliated to UPTU. Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur has been ranked number 4 based on students performance.
In October 2012,KNIT became an autonomous engineering college in Eastern U.P.region and fully granted by UGC.
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses
Undergraduate programs: B.Tech (4 years – 8 semesters)
The B.Tech curriculum prescribed by Gautam Buddh Technical University Lucknow comprises a full time four year course approved by AICTE. The curriculum consists of theory courses, practicals, projects and seminars. It also provides weightage for industrial training and extracurricular activities.
The theory courses are composed of basic Science and Humanities subjects, engineering courses, core courses and departmental specialized courses with a proportion of 16%, 34% and 50% respectively. There is an emphasis on computer education, and for this each branch, except Computer Science and Engineering, and Information Technology, includes some Computing papers.
Students do their industrial training of 6 weeks at the third year level in industry. The students deliver seminars in the third year on advanced topics.
The intakes are
- Civil Engineering (intake 66)
- Computer Science and Engineering (intake 66)
- Electrical Engineering (intake 66)
- Electronics Engineering (intake 66)
- Information Technology (intake 44)
- Mechanical Engineering (intake 66)
5% of the seats are reserved for the NRIs and 10 seats for other states’ nominees.
Master of Computer Applications (MCA) (3 years – 6 semesters)
This programme fulfills the industry’s need for software professionals. MCA is a six-semester full time postgraduate programme spread over three years. The MCA Programme was introduced in the institute in 1988 with its first batch passing out in 1991, initially with an intake of 30 students, which has been increased to 60 students in 2000.
The MCA Programme runs under the Computer Science and Engineering Department. Experts from industry and academic institutions are invited to deliver lectures on advancements in the field of Computer Science.
Full-time postgraduate (M.Tech)
- Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics and Drives) – 18 seats
- Mechanical Engineering – 18 seats
- Civil Engineering(Geo Technical) – 18 seats
- Computer Science and Engineering – 18 seats
Part-time (M.Tech) programme (five semesters) course
- Civil Engineering (Water Resources Engineering /Geotechnical Engineering)
- Electrical Engineering (Solid State Control/Power System)
- Mechanical Engineering (Machine Design/Industrial System Engineering)
- Electronics Engineering (Digital Electronics and Systems )
13 seats in all these branches,totaling to 52
Doctoral programme: Ph.D.
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics Engineering
- Applied Mathematics
- Applied Physics
- Applied Chemistry