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ConnectNIT is a group with website web site[1] dedicated in inducing synergy and co-operation among the NITs (National Institutes of Technology) scattered over India. The project comes under the TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme) which has often articulated the necessity for such inter-NIT linking[citation needed]. ConnectNIT annually hosts an inter-nit quiz (zeNITh) that attempts to induce participation and competition from NIT's spread throughout India. Moreover the website has information regarding the NIT's from students perspective and also an AIEEE {AIEEE} section for the benefit of those looking to join the college. Alumni registration, provided in the website is an added feature that enables the current students to bond with their seniors. Gallery of photos, discussion forums and a dedicated blog are also present in view of increasing student interaction on an online platform.

NITs in India[edit]

National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are colleges of engineering and technological education in India. They were originally called Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs). In 2002, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, decided to upgrade, in phases, all 17 Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs), renaming them National Institutes of Technology (NITs), on the lines of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). These institutes are rated just next to the IITs in terms of student quality, research and placements. There are currently 20 NITs, the latest being NIT, Agartala. The Cabinet, at a meeting presided over by Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh, approved the proposal to introduce the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) Bill 2006 in parliament to bring 19 such institutions within the ambit of the act. Their locations are deliberately scattered throughout the country with the government norm of an NIT in every major state of India for regional development. The individual NITs after the introduction of the NIT Act will function as an autonomous technical universities and hence draft their own curriculum and functioning policies. The mode of instruction in all NITs is English. This provides a single communication mode to students coming from diverse cultures and from all parts of country.

ConnectNIT has its headquarters at NIT Trichy with its team in all NITs.

ConnectNIT core team (2012–13) includes Mr. Prateek Agarwal as overall coordinator and Mr. Ankit Anand as its General Secretary. It has various sections like Web Development, Marketing, Design & Publicity to smoothly spread its unity idea.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ ConnectNIT