Set up by Act No. 14 of 2002 vide Extraordinary Gazette notification of Government of Himachal Pradesh dated May 23, 2002. Approved by the University Grants Commission under section 2(f) of the UGC Act.
The University commenced academic activities from July 2002 with undergraduate B.Tech. degree programs in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology, Bioinformatics, and Civil Engineering (from July 2003).
The University is offering M.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering), M.Tech (Electronics & Communication Engineering), M.Tech Construction Management, M.Tech. programme in Biotechnology and a 6 year dual degree B Pharm-M Pharm Practice.
JUIT Waknaghat offers a challenging academic environment to its students. It aims to instill the habit of life-long learning and therefore, provides a learner-centric rather than a teacher-centric educational process. The system has been designed to provide students the freedom to learn what they want to learn at a pace determined by them. Post-graduate students are encouraged to develop independence in thought and action as well as the ability to develop solutions that tightly fit problem requirements. These students shall acquire the capability to deploy appropriate technology paradigms for given tasks, explore new technology, and lead teams to solve complex problems.
The University is spread over 25 acres of lush green picturesque slopes of Waknaghat, in District Solan of Himachal Pradesh, creating a tranquil environment that can heighten the spirit and energy level of all learners and inspire them to optimize their learning efforts. The architectural design of the campus is entrusted to M/s Arcop Associates Pvt. Ltd., an eminent Canada based architect firm, with the construction being undertaken by the Group itself. Functionally and aesthetically spread out, the architectural plan builds on providing an intellectual ambience in clusters in an exciting landscape that is easy flowing and community-friendly.
A phased construction plan over 5 years envisages a total built up area of over 600,000 sq.ft. comprising the Academic Block (with lecture theatres, classrooms, tutorial rooms, laboratories, administrative and faculty offices, and the library), Hostel residences for boys and girls (for around 1600 students), faculty residences, Guest House, Annapoorna, Open Air Theater, sports facilities, Gym, Bank with ATM, Dispensary, Helipad, University Bus, laundry and other associated services. At present, around 2000 students (boys and girls) alongwith 76 faculty reside on the campus. Internet connectivity is currently available to all the faculty & students