Army Institute of Technology, Pune (AIT) is an undergraduate engineering college affiliated to the University of Pune.
AIT is located at Dighi Hills, Alandi Road area in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Only wards of army personnel are allowed
admission. The admission is done through JEE MAINS exam. AIT functions under the aegis of the Army Welfare Education
Society (AWES) and has the seniormost officer of the Indian Army, the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army (COAS), as
the President of its Board of Governors.
We at AIT, strive for excellence in providing the right environment for development of physical, intellectual,
emotional and spiritual quotients with a view to produce total quality engineers, preparing them to face
challenges of the modern information society.
The college was set up when B.C. Joshi, PVSM AVSM, ADC (1935–1994), the then Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, saw the need for
an engineering college for the children of all ranks of the Indian Army. His view was that children of army personnel were disadvantaged
as far as education was concerned due to the direct consequence of soldiers serving under difficult conditions in remote areas where
educational facilities are not always available. Additionally, the regular movement of army personnel, potentially across the country,
affects the continuity of education. AIT was formally inaugurated by Gen S.Roy Chaudhary PVSM, ADC on 24th Feb, 1995. The first batch
of students graduated in 1998. The succeeding batches continue to excel in all fields - be it sports, culturals or academics.
The beautiful campus, serene ambience and architectural splendor,state of the art infrastructure, all provide vital ingredients for
a delectable academic environment for development of total quality engineers. And this tradition of excellence continues with every
new batch coming to the Institution.
AIT offers under-graduate and post-graduate engineering courses. Under- graduate (Four year duration): Computer Engineering(120 seats), Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (120 seats),
Information Technology (60 seats) and Mechanical Engineering (60 seats) , Post-graduate(Two year duration) : Mechanical Design (18 seats). All above programmes are approved by All India Council
For Technical Education (AICTE) and affilated by Savitribai Phule Pune University (formarly Pune University). All U.G courses are accrediated by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with A Grade in 2016 and NBA.
Under Graduate receives a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree & Post Graduate receives a Master of Enginering (ME) degree from Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Life at AIT
Life at AIT AIT benefits from its location on the outskirts of Pune in that it is not plagued by air and noise pollution and that the
ample space allows for planned expansion. The largest building is the Academic Block, which houses the lecture halls, most laboratories,
offices for the administration and an auditorium. The lawn in front of the Academic Block is the first view that visitors to the campus
have, and is one of the preferred spots for a sit-down in the evenings. On either side of this centre are located the hostels for
students and residential quarters for staff. As AIT is intended to be a residential college, the campus attempts to be self-contained
and has various messes and cafés, along with a shop for common household products and an ATM of the HDFC Bank. Sports are an especially
popular pastime at AIT and the campus boasts a basketball court, a cricket field, a tennis court, a volleyball court, a football (soccer)
field, a badminton court (which sport, of course, originated in Pune), fitness studio, a croquet lawn and two squash courts. Indoor
sports are also enjoyed, be it chess, pocket billiards or table tennis. The AIT library is open to all students and staff and is one of
the most frequented locations on campus. The library has a very technical bent and, as of 2016, had 9098 titles and 29605 volumes, and
subscribed to 45 national periodicals and 17 international journals. The current focus is on augmenting instruction media to include
Computer Based Teaching. The campus is well serviced through public transportation links to the nearby suburb Vishrantwadi and also to
the most popular locations in Pune: the University, Deccan, Main and East Streets and the railway station. The village of Dighi is a
short walk away, as are the hills which lend their name to the locality.