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, vide letter no. F.9-10/2002(CPP-I) dated 09 Dec. 2002.
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 (Electronics & Communication Engineering), M.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering), M.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering with Specialization in Software System Security), M.Tech (Civil Engineering with Specialization in a)Structural Engineering, b)Construction Management and c)Environmental Engineering), M. Tech (Biotechnology) and M.Tech (Nanotechnology).
The University is offering Ph.D.in Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Mathematics and Physics & Materials Science.
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.
Phased manner construction through the years brought a total built up area of over 102948.56 sq.m. comprising the Academic Block (with lecture theatres, classrooms, tutorial rooms, laboratories, administrative and faculty offices, and the library), Hostel residences for boys and girls, faculty residences, Guest House, Annapoorna (Mess), Open Air Theater, sports facilities, Gym, Bank with ATM, Dispensary, Helipad, University Bus, laundry and other associated services. At present, boys and girls hostels accommodate around 1800 students (boys and girls) and about 100 residences for faculty and staff. Internet connectivity is currently available to all the faculty & students.