On September 15, 1998 Burdwan University Executive Council resolved to set up an engineering institute at the University Campus under the direct control and management of the University of Burdwan named- UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. On September 16, 1999 Burdwan University Court approved the resolution. As per provisions of the Burdwan University Act under Section 2 Sub-section 16 & 17 the institute enjoys the status of a Professional College run and managed by the University. Sri Buddhadeb Bhattacharyya, Chief Minister, Government of West Bengal, inaugurated the UIT building on September 4, 2001.With the approval of Govt of West Bengal and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), three graduate engineering courses, viz., Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology were introduced from the academic year 2000-01. Applied Electronics & Instrumentation was introduced from the academic year 2003-04. Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering have been introduced from the academic year 2008-09.From academic year 2013-14 two PG courses viz. ME (EIE) and ME (CSE) under the department of ECE and CSE respectively. UIT is a National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accredited institute and recommended for TEQIP phase-II grant. Currently the institute has a student strength of 1600+.