About National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar

Silchar (Assam)   Estd : 1967 Approved by : UGC, AICTE Type : Government

About National Institute of Technology

National Institute Of Technology, Silchar is one of the 30 National Institutes of Technology of India and was established in 1967 as a Regional Engineering College in Assam. In 2002 it was upgraded to the status of National Institute of Technology and was declared as Institute of National Importance under the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007.

History - 

In the late fifties, the Government of India decided to establish Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) under the Quality Technical Education Policy – one each in every major state – with the prime objective of imparting quality technical education throughout the country and to foster national integration. These Regional Engineering Colleges were established as joint ventures of the Government of India and the respective State Governments. Assam is considered as the flag bearer of the Northeast India and so in the year 1967, the 15th REC was officially established in Silchar. However, it took almost a decade for REC Silchar to start its academic programs due to various constraints.

The first batch of students was admitted in 1977 in the BE program in 3 branches of engineering namely, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. The total intake in the first batch was 60 students. The inadequate infrastructure facilities consisted of only a part of a hostel, two Assam type buildings (for classes and administration), a workshop building, seven faculty quarters and a few staff quarters when the College started its academic program in November 1977. Initially, under the guidance of the then Principal Dr. H. R. Chablani, the classes started with only four full-time Faculty members. The College started its academic program with affiliation from Gauhati University. The first batch of BE students was awarded degrees in the year 1982-83. Subsequently, two more branches, namely, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering started functioning from the year 1983 and 1987, respectively. The affiliation was later shifted to Assam University in 1994.

On the basis of the report of the High Powered Joint Expert Committee of AICTE and UGC under the chairmanship of Prof. S. K. Joshi, Director General of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Regional Engineering College Silchar has been transformed and upgraded to National Institute of Technology, Silchar with the status of Deemed University on 28th June 2002. The institute has been taken over by Government of India and subsequently made into a fully funded Central Government Autonomous Institution. This ensures a better financial status for NIT Silchar and will accelerate its growth ensuring that it becomes one of the premier technological institutes of not just the North- East but the entire nation. The institute has remodeled its curriculum and academic activities in line with that of the IITs. With its Deemed University status, the institute started awarding degrees from the year 2002 and the first convocation of the institute was held on 16 February 2004. The Government of India declared the Institute as an Institute of National Importance by enacting the National Institutes of Technology Act 2007.

Awards & Rankings

  • The ABP News National Education Awards has decided to honor NIT Silchar, with the Outstanding Engineering Institute, East India.
  • NIT Silchar has been given the award of the best engineering college in eastern India by leading industry body ASSOCHAM in the National Education Excellence Awards 2014.
  • India's Most Trusted Brand 2016.

National Institute of Technology Vision and Mission

Vision - 

The vision of NIT Silchar is: establishing unique identity by the development of high-quality human and knowledge resources in diverse areas of technologies to meet local, national, and global economic and social need and human society at large in a self-sustained manner.

Mission - 

The mission of NIT Silchar is: to train and transform young men and women into responsible thinking engineers, technologists and scientists, to motivate them to attain professional excellence and to inspire them to proactively engage themselves for the betterment of the society.

Director Message

Director Message

With a vision to train and transform young professionals into responsible citizens engaging themselves for the betterment of the society, NIT Silchar has come a long way from being a REC to brand- NITS. The Institute aims to produce skilled and trained industry-ready professionals through imparting quality technical education and acts as the center of excellence for engineering and scientific research. Tremendous hard work, confidence, and faith of all the stakeholders and well-wishers of the Institute encourage us to strive towards the zenith of academic excellence.

Being an integral part of the dynamic research community, NIT Silchar focuses on designing engineering and management programs that instill leadership and teamwork and carries a global appeal. The undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programs are regularly revised to comply with global technical developments and market demands. The Institute has bagged the 1st C-DAC Centre of Northeast India, established the first ever of its kind a High-Performance Computing Centre in its sprawling campus and won the prestigious ASSHOCHSM awards for Best Engineering College in East India in February 2014.

The research conducive green campus encourages the young minds to develop attributes and knowledge beyond the constraints of traditional classroom teaching and learning. The flexibility in the design of management and engineering education in the institute incubates global trends and helps to meet future demands, ensuring better Institute-Industry partnership both at local and global levels. NITS has been able to create a niche of its own and become the most preferred institute in the eastern region of the country. It stands as a humble spectacle where tradition meets vogue, aspiration meets inspiration and regional excellence defines global benchmarks.

Why join


Right from its inception National Institute of Technology, Silchar (then Regional Engineering College, Silchar) in 1967, has played a pivotal role in delivering to the technocratic demands of the world. The alumni of the institute have proved its worth in global arena and many of them designated in senior positions at highly respected institutions.


Out of this massive crowd of about 1.3 million aspirants applying for JEE (Mains), about top 1.5% make it to the most sought after and highly respected institutions like NITs. Out of which, NIT Silchar itself offers to only 0.04% of the total aspirants.


The faculty, besides doing world-class research, ensure that the students of the campus are ready to face the challenges of the professional world by providing them with a sound conceptual understanding of their respective disciplines and also by playing a huge role in their development as individuals who can lead and lead well.


With an average annual fund of Rs 150 crores received by the institute, the country envisions its future in us. Identified as a Centre of Excellence by the Government of India, the institute is reinventing itself to crush the competition from its contemporaries in various domains.


We are ranked 31st by Outlook and 26th by Edu-Rand in their annual survey for Best Technical Institute.
Also at the recently announced “Dataquest- CMR Top T-School Survey 2015", our institute has been ranked 12th among all Government Engineering Institutes in India and 9th as per HR score analysis.
The NBA accredited institute has been awarded as the BEST ENGINEERING COLLEGE IN EASTERN INDIA by leading Industry Body ASSOCHAM for the second consecutive year in the Education Excellence Awards 2015, and also as the OUTSTANDING ENGINEERING INSTITUTE IN EASTERN INDIA by ABP News-National Educational Awards 2015.


NIT Silchar has signed MoUs with various organizations of international repute (like C-DAC, NASSCOM, National Instruments, IBM, TATA Technologies, University of Illinois and much more) which facilitates the students with regular Industrial training exposing them to a practical working environment. Moreover, students pursue Industrial, managerial and research internships in leading Multinational firms and Research Labs contributing substantially to the industry. Intensity & rigor of the Practice School Programme makes our student's employment ready to take on work-life challenges.


Enrichment of the academic program, with the introduction of the Industry, oriented Audit Courses, open and inter-departmental electives; promotion of interdisciplinary research allows students to expand their horizon of learning and to diversify their knowledge.


The campus is home to students from 29 Indian states and 15 countries. The vibrant socio-cultural system molds our students into easily conformable species, ever-ready to adjust everywhere. Using the power of Technology the ever motivated students of NIT Silchar make themselves true professionals.

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