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 programme 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 programme with affiliation from Gauhati University. The first batch of BE students were 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.
Area 625 Acres
Buit up area 539 Acres
Total Students 2786
Hostel Facility True
- Boys Hostel
- Comp. Lab
- Guest house
- Medical Fac.
- post off.
Students Activities & Clubs
NIT Silchar has always striven to encourage an equitable balance between academics and extracurricular engagements among its students. The intention is to create future leaders in chosen fields and not just technically accomplished individuals.Inorder to promote this various society have been encouraged under various departments and technical organizations.
Electronics & Communication Society
The Electronics and Telecommunication Department has an active Society called “Electronics Society” which has been formed with a view to promote various technical activities among the students. Both the faculty and the students are the members of the Society.
The Electrical Engineering Society aims at guiding the students to undertake various activities like technical seminars and debates on various fields of electrical engineering which enables the students to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology.
Civil Engineering Society
The students and the staff of the Civil Engineering Department are the members of the Society. The Society aims at organising various activities for the professional development of the students. The most important function organised annually by the Society is “aaghaz”. It involves a wide variety of events including seminars, paper presentations, debate, quiz and software contests.
Mechanical Engineering Society
The Mechanical Engineering Society, called “MES” is an integral part of the Department which aims at bringing the best out of the students and helping them hone their skills through various activities conducted by the Society. The Society is also involved in active consultancy works for the development and utilization of resources of the North-Eastern part of India.
IEEE Students' Branch
IEEE NITS (National Institute of Technology, Silchar) is one of the many student organizations working under IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, headquartered in USA. We are a part of the IEEE Kolkata Section, under Asia Pacific Region (IEEE Region 10). Being one of the few IEEE branches in the north-east, we hope to fulfill our role to bring the latest innovations in technology to this vibrant corner of India.
Indian Society for Technical Education
The Institute has a very active ISTE Students’ Chapter and a Teachers’ Chapter as well. The Institute is an Institutional Menber of ISTE as well. The Society is chiefly concerned with the technical and educational extra-academics. In addition to these events, the Institute also organizes rock concerts, food fests, Institute freshers and farewell.
Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering Society
The Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering (EIE) has a society, the INSEES (Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering Society), comprising of the faculty and student members of the department. The society has been formed with a view to promote various technical activities among the students. It aims to play an active role in the development of students as potential engineers by various out-of-curriculum and extra-curricular activities including organizing of seminars, paper presentations, debate, quiz and software contests. The society also organises socialisation programmes for the freshmen in the society.
INSEES aims to inculcate among its members an awareness and appreciation of the various disciplines of not just Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering but also other relevant fields. By way of its activities, INSEES aims to be a platform for all the students of NIT Silchar in general and particularly of the students of EIE department. The INSEES plays a vital role as an active organization of the EIE department at NITS which promotes career interests of the members.
Computer Science Society
The students and the faculty of the Computer Science and Engineering Department are the members of the Society. The Society aims at organising various activities for the professional and intellectual development of the students. It involves a wide variety of events including seminars, paper presentations, debate, quiz and software contests.The society also organises socialisation programmes for the freshmen in the society.