President inaugurates India's first IIEST
President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the first Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) of the country in Shibpur located in the city of Howrah, West Bengal.
IIEST are a group of academic institutions in India for research and education in engineering. The Government of India had first proposed these institutes in 2007 to cater to the growing demand for technological and scientific workforce in the industrial and service sectors of India as well as the increasing requirement for qualified personnel in research and development. Admissions to IIEST Shibpur will be done through the JEE advanced from the year 2015.