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Spread over 800 acres of land, the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NIIT) is one of the largest academic campuses in India. Facing National Highway 67, the main entrance of the institute is located on the southern end of the campus. The academic facilities of the institute include the central library, departmental buildings, lecture halls, workshops, computer centres, etc.
NIIT has separate buildings for each department and each department has its own library. In addition to that, the college has a modern central library as well. The library has more than two and a half lakh of documents comprising reports, standards, technical books, back volumes of journals and compact disks. It has subscribed to more than 200 print periodicals, more than 600 e-books and more than 5000 e-journals along with around 18,000 back volumes of journals. The central library of NIT Trichy also has approximately 2,00,000 books in the Book Bank scheme.
NIT Trichy provides excellent accommodation to its students. To make the stay of students a worthwhile experience, the institute provides its students with all the amenities. It does not only have residential facilities for its students but also for the faculty and staff members of the institute. NIT Trichy has twenty-two boys’ and five girls’ hostel. The hostels altogether can accommodate up to 6000 students. For vegetarian students, it has a pure vegetarian mess located on campus along with 2 mega messes and 2 government messes.
NIT Trichy has several cafeterias where food is available for the students. It also has a guest house on the campus. For medical facilities, NIT Trichy has a modern hospital and an Apollo pharmacy providing help to the students 24*7. The college also has an India Post Office, a State Bank of India, two SBI ATMs and a Canara Bank ATM. Apart from this, it also has a Cafe Coffee Day restaurant and two supermarkets for the students and faculty.
There are 18 boys' and 5 girls' hostels. Together they accommodate 5320 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Two more hostels (2 for boys) are under construction. Once completed they will be able to accommodate 5850 students.
Committees consisting of elected student representatives and Wardens manage them.
The Delta Force is an active group of developers and programmers who are responsible for the maintenance of the institute website and the development, administration and updation of most of the content on the institute intranet. Being a part of the Web Team is a steep learning experience as it throws up new challenges everyday and there is always another project around the corner for anyone with the drive and knowledge to try it out.
Antartica and GLUG-T share one thing in common-the Penguin.This group promotes Linux and other open source softwares. They meet every third saturday of the month and actively involve themselves in popularising open source which still remains a huge question mark in the people's mind.
It all began when a few guys played a veena, a mridamgam and a few other instruments on the terrace of lapis hostel years ago. Today it is –The Music Troupe, a platform where a group of engineers rejoice at the ecstacy that the harmony of notes and the precision of percussion creates.
Ranging from Indian classical to light popular music and western, the music troupe provides a vast canvas that can be used by students to quench the creative thirst. Besides representing the college in various cultural festivals and performing at college for events like FESTEMBER and NITTFEST, the music troupe also performs for charity and social causes.
Music is a uniting force transcending all barriers created by man. With chords, notes, beats and rhythm we, the Music Troupe of NITT make an effort to strengthen this force and keep alive the spirit of rock and roll.
A synchronized group of students charged with unparalled energy and vigor who not only dance to the tune of the melody but also makes it an epitome of excellence by bringing out their talent now and then.Their harmonious dance steps bears eloquent testimony to the ecstatic spirits that defines life at NITT. It is blessed with enormous talented dancers whose outstanding performances have won several inter college dance competitions at national level most recently at IIT Madras, JIPMER and many more.
The flag bearer for the promotion of the preservation of Indian culture on campus, this society calls upon distinguished celebrities in their art forms to come down and spark interest and inspire with their mastery in their respective art forms. Associated with its parent concern, the club organises concerts through out the year calling upon the who s who in the classical field of Indian arts.
Aayaam is the Hindi Literary and Cultural Society of National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli. The idea of having such a forum was conceived by Hemant Kumar, Anirudh Roy and Rahul Gadewadikar. As an outcome of their efforts, Madhushala - an online portal on the intranet of NIT Tiruchirappalli, came into existence during 2004-05.
This portal was primarily dedicated to the people who were willing to contribute towards Hindi Literature. This literary group was the first of its kind in Tamil Nadu and the whole of South India, where Hindi is not widely spoken. The motive behind establishing Aayaam was to promote the love for Hindi in Trichy in general and NIT Trichy in particular. It provides a common platform to all the Hindi speaking people to make their voice heard on a mass scale, in form of their literary works. It is a platform for those who admire Hindi literature and want to bring forward their creativity in story writing , poem composition or any form of composition in Hindi.
This Student's Society aims at keeping the elegance of the national language, Hindi, blossoming in NITT. Having won numerous competitions outside the college, the members are brimming with confidence as they organize the Hindi literary competitions at the inter college level in the College Cultural Festival, Festember, apart from celebrating cultural events like Holi etc.
The English Literary Society of NITT has no doubt a very odd name to go by, but equally eccentric are the geniuses that are a part of it. Kings in their domains of english literary events from quizzing to dumb charades, the club has scalped numerous events around the country at national level. The informal atmosphere in the club builds to its character along with the uniqueness of the reason behind the name titled after a painting made by one of our alumnus during a competition he turned up late for and had only mere 10 minutes left. No doubt, his smart interpretation saw him win first place and have his drawing immortalised as the logo of this club.
The Phoenix, NIT Trichy (formerly, LEO Club of NITT) is one of the most famous and established clubs in the campus started as a student activity group in 1995. A junior wing to the Lions Club of Srirangam in its early days, Phoenix is now affiliated to United Nation Council of India and Bhutan. It is a club run by a dedicated set of students with great zeal and passion.
The club combines its primary objectives of performing social service tasks in and out of campus, with organizing various cultural, literary and sporting events, bringing out the hidden talents amongst the Nittians. From organizing medical camps to blood donation camps to initiating recycling of paper around campus, the members try doing their bit for the society.
On a lighter note, events like Literati ( annual Lits event), Leophoria ( The interaction event for first years), Sports Fete (annual inter-department sports event ), Nostalgia (Final Year Awards Night) and its flagship event the Model United Nation conference helps foster a sense of camaraderie amongst the budding engineers.
The independent nature of the club ensures that there is no limit or restriction upon the type of events that can be held by the club. Phoenix is always open to fresh ideas and has hence ventured out into a partnership with UNIC, thus exposing the club to a whole new set of ideas and an opportunity to stand out among its peers on a national platform.
The Phoenix, NIT Trichy is firmly committed towards the students of NITT and it is its constant endeavour to make their time in a college a memorable one for which it constantly strives to improvise and innovate its activities.
LEO Club of NITT Rocktown, a social club of NIT Trichy, is one of the most famous and established clubs in the campus. It is guided by the parent organization the LIONS club of Thiruchirapalli, Rocktown.
The LEO club of NITT Rocktown is affiliated to the LIONS club international.
The objective of the club is to promote social and service activities among the Nittians which will develop the individual qualities of Leadership, Experience and Opportunity and to unite its members in friendship, fellowship and mutual understanding.
The club is run by the students of NITT. The faculty co-ordinator of the club is Dr P.Sivashanmugam(Chemical Engineering).
National Service Scheme (NSS) is a permanent youth programme under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and funded by Government of Tamil Nadu and Government of India in the ratio of 5 : 7. The motto of NSS is "Not me but you". It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole. This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need of selfless service and appreciation of the other man's point of view and also consideration for fellow human beings.
It is a two year voluntary service where students are allowed to develop their personality through social service. NSS volunteers have helped in the Plantation project in college where over 6400 saplings were planted. Apart from that, camps are held in nearby villages where attempts are made to improve conditions for the villagers. Blood donation camps, computer coaching for school children, cleaning up temples and various such activities fill the calendar of an NSS volunteer.
National Cadet Corps (NCC) is the largest organisation in the country with an aim to shape thousands of young men and women into responsible,alert,disciplined,strong and highly motivated citizens of our country.It inculcates a sense of commitment to the values of national integration,secularism,nationalism and social welfare and awareness in the young minds.
The Institute has a NCC(Air Wing)flight with a maximum of 50 cadets including girls.Enrolment is purely based on willingness.As the flight capacity is limited to just 50 cadets the selection is based on the physical and mental fitness among the students who have expressed their desire to join the flight.Cadets can be in NCC for a maximum period of three years.Credit is given in the first year UG programme in our flexible credit based education. After one year of training and a camp, a cadet is eligible to write 'B' certificate examination.Further,with one more year of training and attending another camp,cadet is eligible to appear for 'C' certificate examination conducted by Tamil Nadu NCC Directorate.
Each year, 40 parades each of 2 hours duration are conducted.Each parade session has 40 minutes of ground training and 80 minutes of technical subject classes covering subjects like air force,weapons & arms,aeromodelling,meteorology,general services,social welfare & awareness,first aid and personal hygiene subjects.Practical sessions on range-firing and aeromodelling are also arranged.
A chapter of CRY (Chennai) , NITT for CRY is run by students who believe every child deserves his/her right to enjoy their childhood hence make every effort they can towards this purpose in various measures. Starting off with generation of funds through innovative ways like designing and selling tshirts, bags, selling commodities at subsidized prices to students and still ascertaining minimal profits, organising fund raisers, paper collection etc. But the club does not stop at generating funds alone, these funds are presented to needful organisations that serve children. Being members driven by human emotions, the students personally visit the recipient organisation premises and interact with the inhabitants to hit a melancholic personal chord.
Pupil for Pupil committee (PPC) was founded by PG students of NIT Trichy in 2005
The main aim of this student run organisation is to help poor and needy children get access to educational materials such as Stationeries, Sports Item, blackboard, Water purifier, Television, etc...
It organises various sports tournaments which are evenly distributed throughout the academic year. Sale of old newspapers available in the PG hostels is a major source of funds for PPC. Students also donate money voluntarily, that adds to the funds.
This fund is exclusively utilised for promoting education of poor children. Needy children are identified from various schools through proper channels and help is extended to them, based on the funds available.
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The National Sports Organization is a nationwide movement to instill physical awareness amongst the youth. The NSO Nitt chapter consists of around 1000 students in all the 4 years. The NSO is responsible for organizing the sports day in the college. It also conducts regular meetings in which the students are encouraged to take up various sports activities.
The NSO maintains the Sports Center,which comprises of a gymnasium,an indoor badminton court and table tennis court. It also has carrom boards.The sports center houses the office of the Department of Physical Education. The NSO maintains a swimming pool,with special timings for girls. It also maintains a cricket ground.
Karate Club is a registered club of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli(formerly known as Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli) for all the students of NITT. Master P R Asokan(a) Ashokaraj, a VI Dan Black Belt holder from Karate Budokan International, Malaysia is the karate instructor in the club. He is teaching Karate in NITT from 1981 with an aim to spread the knowledge of Martial Arts in the life of engineering professionals.Budokan style of karate is practised in the Karate Club of NITT.
Karate club was started in NITT with the aim of making Martial Arts, Yoga & Meditation, common in the life of students. Here, stress is given primarily in making exercises and practise of Karate simple & easy enough to be practised by a professional student. In the club, the martial arts are taught in such a way that it becomes easier for the student to reach the tougher levels of Karate once he has mastered the basics. We never aim to spread our knowledge of Martial Arts for monetary purposes. We keep special provisions for dedicated & financially poor students. We believe that Martial Art is a holy practice for reaching the ultimate level of Buddha.
The Trekking Club of NITT provides the students of NITT a respite from the humdrum routine as they fly off to an unexplored place to be amongst nature and understand its true beauty.
Visits are organised to nearby hills and emphasis is paid on enjoying the trip, unravelling nature rather than just plain physical exertion. Previous trips have included popular spots such as Kodaikanal and numerous rarer known places. Usually, two major trips are organised every year.
Certified trekking personnel accompany the students during these trips to ensure utmost safety.
The National Institute of Technology formely Regional Engineering College's Alumni Association (RECAL) was formed with the objective of having a forum for past students of Regional Engineering College / National Institute of Technology, Trichy. Over the years, RECAL has associated itself with the institute in every possible event and been a part of the activity.
The objectives of the association are,
Robotics and Machines Intelligence is the on-campus robotics group, primarily involved in the development of robotics enthusiasm amongst the students. Its been responsible for holding workshops and organizing competition events. Novice enthusiasm is catered to by workshops meant for first years in which the basics of electronics governing a simple line follower with logical gates is worked upon. More advanced workshops are held for people working with microcontrollers and Image Processing. Membership to the group is open to students from all the fields of engineering, the only criteria being knowledge of basic elementary electronics/programming and an interest for robotics.
One of the newest clubs on the horizon, having its modest beginning in 2006, Vox Lumos aka the Speakers Forum of NITT provides a platform for the students of NITT to practice the fine art of public speaking and receive constructive feedback from equally enthusiastic peers.
Also, workshops are organised to provide pointers to the general public on various components of speaking including group discussions and interviews which play a critical role in the placement process.
Members of the club have shone around the nation sweeping events in various college cultural festivals.
The film and documentary club of NITT has brought yet another medium into the limelight through various promotional screenings of world class cinema, bringing down eminent personalities from the industry to provide the students an opportunity to understand the nuances of presenting in this form of media and its powerful impact. From critical reviews of widely acclaimed movies to encouraging budding film makers on campus, this club holds a lot of promise. It believes the celluloid medium can promote awareness on contemporary issues and also on cultural and technological aspects of the country to which it belongs. It can provide insights into the various aspects of the human psyche. It helps us in forming opinions and in general, broadens the mental horizon.
PSI,the upcoming science and technology club,encourages students to think innovatively and invent uniquely.Kick started in 2005,this club has scaled great heights in the competitive technical field.The members of this club have taken part in Tech-fests across the nation,the major ones being- IITs in Roorkee,Mumbai and Chennai,Anna University,NIT Surathkal and VIT.It forms a platform for implementing the various ideas of science enthusiasts in the campus.
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