Location and Climate

About the City :

The city of Jalandhar is situated between the rivers Sutlej and Beas on National Highway 1. It is one of the important towns of Punjab and is known for rich educational, cultural and literary activities. It is an internationally renowned industrial centre for sports goods, leather goods and hand-tools. The city is 370 kms away from Delhi enroute to Amritsar and is easily accessible from Delhi by train or bus. The Shatabdi Express trains plying from New Delhi in the morning at 07.20 hrs and in the evening at16.30 hrs, are the best modes of travel to Jalandhar. This train takes less than 5 hours to reach Jalandhar City.

 

How to reach NIT Jalandhar :

The Institute is located on G. T. Road, Amritsar bypass, 12 km from Jalandhar Bus Stand, 11 km from Jalandhar City Railway Station and 16 km from Jalandhar Cant Railway Station. It is around 70 km away from Raja Sansi International Airport, Amritsar, 150 km from Chandigarh Airport and 390 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. It is connected to New Delhi by rail through Shatabdi Express and other super fast trains as well as through AC buses round the clock. The city is surrounded by famous rivers  Sutlej and Beas and is internationally famous for agricultural products,  textiles, leather goods, wood products, and sports goods. The nearby site seeing includes Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, Science City etc.

 

NIT Jalandhar

Climate :

The weather during December is very cold with a temperature of about 10-20 °C and night temperature of as low as 2-4 °C.

The city has a humid subtropical climate with cool winters and long, hot summers. Summers last from April to June and winters from November to February. Temperatures in the summer vary from average highs of around 48 °C to average lows of around 25 °C .Winter temperatures have highs of 25 °C to lows of 2 °C. The climate is dry on the whole, except during the brief southwest monsoon season during July and August. The average annual rainfall is about 70 cm.