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About National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala

Agartala (Tripura)   Estd : 1965 Approved by : AICTE Type : Government

About National Institute of Technology

National Institute of Technology Agartala, a centrally funded Institution is setup to impart quality technical education into various levels of higher learning. It may be mentioned here that the 23rd February 2006 is a Red Letter Day in the history of Tripura Engineering College as well as for the State of Tripura as the Union Cabinet approved the proposal of State Government for conversion of Tripura Engineering College to National Institute of Technology, a fully Central Government funded Institution with Deemed to be University status and would also to become a National Centre of Excellence.

The Institute (i.e. erstwhile Tripura Engineering College) was established in 1965 with the three traditional branches of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. It was initially affiliated to Calcutta University and had the same curriculum structure and examination system at par with Bengal Engineering College (presently Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur). After the establishment of Tripura University, the Institute was affiliated to the new Tripura University. The Institute is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Computer Science & Engineering degree course has been started in 1999-2000 session as well as three new courses viz. Electrical & Electronics, Production and Transportation Engineering have been introduced in this Institute during 2005-2006 sessions to cater the needs of the technical manpower in this region.

The campus of the Institute is spread over an area of 335 acres, set amidst a sprawling landscape of natural quietness. It presents a spectacle of harmony in modern architecture, natural beauty and picturesque surroundings. The Institute has basic infrastructure facilities for conducting the Under Graduate courses satisfactorily and also has the prospect of study various PG courses and extension of continuing education, consultancy services. 
          The Institute has Boys hostel facility, which is being run exclusively for the nominee students hailing from North Eastern States. Nominee students interested for staying in the hostel have to fill up a prescribed form for admission to the hostel and have to deposit the necessary fees as decided by the concerned authority. In the session of 2007-2008, hostel facilities for boys and girls will be available in the campus itself for which existing hostels are extensively renovated and also providing all facilities like internet connectivity, PA system, catering service, canteen and STD/ ISD booth. 
A well-equipped Medical Unit with a Medical Officer, Pharmacist and other supporting staff is available in the campus for rendering medical care to the students, staff and other inmates of the campus. In case of emergency, arrangements are being made for transporting the patients to the Jirania Rural Hospital (Primary Health Centre) which is 4 k.m. away from the campus or to the State Hospital at Agartala. An ambulance service is also provided for students & staff.
The Tripura Gramin Bank has a branch operating from the Institute campus. The campus also has a Sub-Post Office by the name ¡®¡®Tripura Engineering College¡¯¡¯ having PIN no. 799 055. 
A proposal is being initiated for opening a branch of CANARA Bank to accommodate the facilities of national banking. 
The Institute runs private bus services from Agartala to Institute and back during working hours and in cases of emergency adequate number of buses, jeeps and private vehicles are available on NH-44 for traveling from Agartala. Institute also runs its own bus service for campus dwellers.


Awards & Rankings

  • NIT Agartala is ranked 52nd best engineering college of India 2016 and 14th among NITs by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. 

  • It is also ranked 89th best university in India 2016 by National Institutional Ranking Framework. This is the first NIT to enter the list of Best Universities of India 2016 by National Institutional Ranking Framework. 

National Institute of Technology Vision and Mission

The National Institute of Technology Agartala is one of the 20 (twenty) National Level Technical Institutes setup by the Govt. of India. The Institute’s mission is 
"To help to improve the economic development of the country particularly the North-East states and also the public systems, through pursuit of excellence in technical education, research, consultancy and trainin


  • In order to response effectively to the needs of the society, the Institute aims at

  • Influencing the technical practices of the Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations through its Under Graduate and Post Graduate teaching programme for the young and prospective technocrats, Training of corporate executives, Consultancy and Research. The research programmes are oriented towards developing technical systems that are most suitable in the Indian context particularly for North-Eastern Zone.

  • Transpiring the technical knowledge from the Institute level to the entrepreneurs, so that an effective growth is obtained for the economic development of the Region and the Nation as a whole.

  • Enhance the effectiveness of technical education and innovative system and devising a mechanism to facilitate application of research findings to solve the problems in the industry.

Director Message

The National Institute of Technology and Agartala has been constituted by the honorable Govt. of India with the mission to herald a new chapter of development in the country, particularly, in the North-East states, through pursuit of excellence in technical education and research. In an era of renaissance in technical education in north east, the honorable ministry of Human Resources Development has conferred the status of “Institute of National Importance” to the Institute with a deemed to be University decree. The National Institute of Agartala, in its strategic initiatives realizes the responsibilities of its pivotal role of importance in the arena of higher education to meet the future challenges of a sustained development in a knowledge-based economy and roots its commitment in inculcating the values of quality education. The National Institute of Technology Agartala, in its quest, will strive to pursue a unique approach to the cause of education taking the contemporary global advances in academic and research dissemination in its stride. Such impetus will be the key in furthering, fostering and enhancing the frontiers of creating a sustained employment potential for the rural and socio-economically challenges in the entire North East. Among its various objective, The National Institute of Technology Agartala pledges to revitalize the indices of education not only in the field of technical subjects but also pursue a chapter of excellence in conventional science and management subjects through its various tributaries of M.Sc.,Post-doctoral and MBA programs to epitomize a holistic approach to the cause of academic prosperity and in its course of evolution into a multifaceted knowledge hub of the North East. Its strategic horizon encompasses models of contemporary educational innovation, promotion of young entrepreneur skills through its newly established Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Center and patronage to a robust faculty infrastructure of national and international repute which will help in strengthening, securing and promoting the very essence of object oriented technological education in the North East. The National Institute of Technology Agartala has initiated and will continue to patronize state of the art research endeavors beyond the realms of pure academic pursuance. The institute actively encourages such research efforts culminating in securing commercially exploitable intellectual property rights which help realize the objectivity of a higher education system in its proper perspective and encourages the disclosure of innovations achieved technical education into the public domain for the common good. Establishment of a vocational Training and Skill Development Center under the auspices of the Indian Society for Technical Education, a nodal center for research and Development under the auspices of TIFAC, a School of Rural Technology and Development and the establishment of a Kendriya Vidyalaya within its campus catering to quality primary school education, have been, some of its notable achievements in its societal commitments envisioned in its objectives to meet the need of a sustained employment potential and help elevate the indices of social security in the North East. The National Institute of Technology Agartala, have broken many impediments and barriers which stood in its way of becoming an Institute of National importance and today through its commitments to achieve its strategic objectives charters out even further in its quest to be a Center of Excellence in the near future.

Why join

Campus Facilities:

  • A sprawling landscape of nearly 500 acres of lush natural beauty cushioned in pristine serenity.

  •  A perfect pollution free ambience for pursuing ones commitment to education in perfect harmony with nature.

  •  A spacious 1042 bed boys hostel and 412 bed girls hostel with exclusive dining facilities for your culinary delights to make you feel at home away from your home.

  •  A cosmopolitan environment with international student exchange programmes makes sure that you blossom with the rich cultural heritage of our Nation.

  •  An all campus Wi-Fi connection ensures that you remain in touch with your near and dear ones at all times.

  •  A dedicated 30 Mbps broadband connectivity at our dedicated central computing facility to meet all your surfing needs.

  • A dedicated 33 KV power substation to ensure a 24 hr power supply in the campus.

  •  Modern gym facilities each for boys and girls help to keep you at the pink of your health.

  •  Upcoming huge sports and swimming complex with modern training infrastructure to give shape to all your athletic aspirations.

  •  Take part in the regular yoga classes to unify your mind and body in your effort towards excellence.

  •  IN-campus banking /ATM facilities and post office help to meet your financial needs and postal requirements with minimum effort.

  •  Upcoming modern shopping complex in the campus to satisfy all your marketing desires.

  •  Rapid logistical development has tremendously enhanced the accessibility of the city of Agartala from every corner of the nation by road, rail or air.

  •  Enhanced in-campus transportation facilities helps you to access anywhere inside or outside the campus.

  •  State of the art Trauma centre with in-house medical staff to take care of you in case you fall sick.


Academics :

  •  Stringent Anti Ragging Policy in practice help mitigate any apprehension of our new entrants.

  • Regular student feedback system and drop boxes ensure that your voices are heard in our continual effort to excellence.

  • A strict Teacher to student ratio is maintained to ensure you get the best of attention on the subjects in your discipline.

  • Special tutorial classes to help you tide over the difficult topics of your syllabus.

  •  All engineering disciplines both in the graduate and post graduate departments are additionally graced with visiting faculties of national and international renown and expertise.

  •  State of the art laboratories equipped with the most upto date equipments cater to satiate your research endeavors.

  • Extensive library facilities equipped with modern digital cataloguing gives you access to a world of literary wealth at your fingertips.

  •  Choose from a host of campus subscribed international and national research journals to keep yourself abreast in contemporary academics and engineering innovations.


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    National Institute of Technology, Agartala P.O.: Former Tripura Engineering College Barjala, Jirania, TRIPURA (W) Pin: 799046