About National Institute of Technology Durgapur (NIT Durgapur), Durgapur

Durgapur (West Bengal)   Estd : 1960 Approved by : AICTE Type : Government

About National Institute of Technology Durgapur

The National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (formerly Regional Engineering College, Durgapur), was established by an Act of Parliament in 1960 as one of the eight such colleges aimed to function as a pace setter for engineering education in the country and to foster national integration.It is a fully-funded premier Technological Institution of the Government of India and is administered by an autonomous Board of Governors. The Institute is a University which awards B.Tech., M.C.A., M.Sc., M.B.A.,M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees to students after their successful completion of the specified courses. The Institute imparts education in the disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,Information Technology, Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Environmental science, Materials Science and Management Studies. As decided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, the procedure for selection of candidates for admission to the Bachelor Degree Courses in Engineering/Technology in National Institute of Technology Durgapur and in other NITs is on the basis of State Rank/ All India Rank (AIR) of AIEEE conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and the same is executed through counselling by Central Counselling Board, AIEEE under guidance from MHRD, GOI as per schedule notified by CCB. In addition to the normal intake, a few seats are reserved for Foreign Students who are nominated by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India.

Awards & Rankings

  •  Many faculty members have achieved distinction in the field of research by way of publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals and also received best paper awards. Many of them also have the honour of acting as reviewers of international journals

  • The Institute was granted academic autonomy in July 2003 and it awards its own degree. The Senate is the highest policy-making academic body of the Institute. 

  • The students have received several prizes and awards in various other institutes like Indian School of Mines Dhanbad, IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi and many such technical organizations and forums as Engineering Fairs organised by the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, National Council of Science Museums, Government of India and many more. The NIT Durgapur is proud of producing the brains more than 90% of which gets employed by campus interview itself. Some of the alumni are in the higher ranks in the organisational hierarchy of the corporate sectors in Europe and the USA. 

National Institute of Technology Durgapur Vision and Mission


To impart quality technical education and focus on research and innovation to cater to the need of the country.


  •  To impart quality technical and scientific education and produce engineers, technologists, scientists and citizens who will contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of the country and excel in various disciplines of knowledge
  • To initiate the students to research-oriented teaching-learning environment in the Institute with a focus on excellence and innovation

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    Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, A-Zone, Durgapur, West Bengal, India- 713209