IIEST, Shibpur (Erstwhile “Bengal Engineering College”) ranks 21th in NIRF-2020 among Engineering Institutes. It is the first college to become Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) in India in 2014. The Institute has a rich history. It is empowering the nation since 1856. Considering the year of establishment, it is the 3rd engineering college in India but considering the year of graduation it is the 2nd oldest engineering college in India. It has 16 departments and 8 schools. It has over 250 faculty members and a student strength of over 4000.
IIEST, Shibpur functions as an Institute of higher learning and advanced research. Prime activities include creation and dissemination of knowledge; producing engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs of highest quality equipped with the latest technologies and developing innovation technology solutions for the cause of the society.