Institute of Armament Technology (IAT) came into existence as the Institute of Armament Studies in 1952 within the campus of the College of Military Engineering at Dapodi, Pune
. Now, it is located at Girinagar on the southern bank of Khadakwasla Lake
A Deemed University, it offers courses in all branches of engineering and technology related to defense. It also imparts training to a number of personnel from government and non-government organizations. Seminars, workshops, research, design and development activities are carried out.