National Institute of Technology Jalandhar was established in the year 1987 as Regional Engineering College and was given the status of National Institute of Technology by the Government of India under the control of Ministry of Human Resource Development
The Institute campus is wide spread over an area of 154 acres. It has many topographical features, various buildings of different nature with clean and wide roads surrounded by a green belt. Other amenities on the campus include a guest house, a community centre, a dispensary, shopping centre, banks, post office, sports complex, playgrounds, new Tennis courts, Basketball courts, Volleyball courts, open air theatre, central seminar hall and night canteen etc.
There are seven boys’ hostels and two girls’ hostels. The facilities of reading room, indoor games, etc. are available in each hostel. Internet facility is provided in most of the hostels. Other facilities like gysers, water purifires, water coolers and air coolers are provided in all the hostels.
Students of all B Tech disciplines are required to undergo industrial Practical Training after the 6th semester of B Tech Programme. The centre helps the students in arranging their training in the industry. Campus Interviews are arranged for the final year B.Tech/ M.Tech/ M.Sc. students. A large number of reputed Industrial houses in the country visit the Institution and select the final year students are Engineers/ Management Trainees.