JIT: A Palace turned into Heritage Educational Campus
India has a rich architectural heritage when we talk about the palaces inhabited by the kings and members of the royal families. The sad part is that most of these regal mansions and buildings met a fate where they were left abandoned and unattended for the need of a strong and capable care-taker. Even when the government occupied many of such buildings, they were turned into government offices that were again treated with a lot of indifference and apathetic attitude towards conserving heritage. Jahangirabad Fort used to be one such property but not anymore. Let’s find out what happened to it.
Spread over a sprawling campus of 55 acres, the historical fort of Jahangirabad in Barabanki is an architectural marvel. Restoring the heritage walled fort to its former glory by the Jahangirabad Educational Trust, the fort has been transformed into an iconic institution of learning, with a focus on providing the students with state of the art facilities. This blend of heritage architecture and modern educational facilities has been made ready after years of careful heritage restoration project.
Surrounded by lush green and serene settings, the renovated Jahangirabad Educational Trust campus is just a 45-minute drive away from the Lucknow Railway Station. It serves as an ideal place for learning, where the students find themselves away from the hustle bustle of city, devoid of any distractions. The walled palace offers a unique experience, setting a perfect example of the amalgamation of rich history and modern education. The campus houses the Jahangirabad Institute of Technology (JIT) and Jahangirabad Media Institute (JMI).
At JIT and JMI, we focus not just on academics but strive to provide an environment that is conducive for character building. Our all-inclusive approach works on grooming students in such a manner that they are able to imbibe the qualities necessary for excelling in their respective fields.
Jahangirabad Institute of Technology is an institute under the Jahangirabad Educational Trust Group of Institutions and is affiliated to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. It is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for offering multiple disciplines in Engineering & Management.
JIT has also expanded its curriculum to provide graduate and post graduate programs in journalism and mass communication. The Jahangirabad Media Institute is approved by the Study Centre of Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (MGAHV), Wardha and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.
The faculty at Jahangirabad Institute of Technology comprises of highly educated experts with years of experience in their domains. Dedicated towards fostering young talents and providing them with an enriching educational experience, our faculty members support students in developing their intellectual and ethical capabilities – preparing them for the real world challenges. To provide global exposure to the students, we also have visiting faculties from USA and Europe guiding them forward.
As a part of our mission, we direct our efforts towards providing affordable quality education to the underprivileged communities and health care to the surrounding communities.
At Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, we firmly believe in intellectual freedom and independent thinking. Our goal is to become a renowned institution in knowledge creation, research, innovation and learning. Join us in our endeavour to make a difference to the society.