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National Institute of Technology - Silchar ( Assam )

Facilities
Size
540 Acres
Accredited By
UGC , AICTE
Established Date
1967
Government
Type
2786
Total Students
Rs. 17620 - Rs. 45370
( Annually) Fees Range
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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.

Overview Courses

List of entrance exams Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), JEE Mains, Common Admission Test, CMAT, MAT
Percentage students passed first class 67%
Percentage students passed with distinction 43%
Total faculty 147
Transfer Allowed Yes
Eligibility For Transfer None
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Overview Campus

No. of nearby joints 13
Area 540 Acres
Built up area 2185302 Acres
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Overview Placement

  • Interested companies contact NIT Silchar Training and Placement Cell through e-mail ID: tnp.nits@gmail.com
  • Training and Placement Cell will send a Job Notification Form (JNF) along with formal invitation and relevant information by e-mail.
  • Placement office allots slots based on JNF and availability.
  • After allotment of date, the company visits the campus and conduct various stages of placement.
  • After the completion of selection procedure, the company is required to announce the final list of selected student on the day itself.

Number of visiting companies 40
Average Salary 4.8 lacs
Min Salary 3.5 lacs
Max Salary 35.0 lacs
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