National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
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|National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान,श्रीनगर)|
|Motto||الظلمات إلى النور /तमसो मा ज्योर्तिगमय|
|Motto in English||" Lead me from Darkness to Light"|
|Type||Public (Institute of National Importance, under NIT act of Parliament)|
|Endowment||Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India|
|Dean||Prof.M.D. Mufti (Academic affairs)|
|Director||Dr. (Prof.) Rajat Gupta|
|Campus||Urban, near world heritage site Dal Lake|
The National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (Hindi - राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान,श्रीनगर), formerly Regional Engineering College, Srinagar (Hindi - रीजनल इंजीनियरिंग कॉलेज,श्रीनगर), commonly known as NIT Srinagar, (Abbreviation - NIT SXR), (An Institute of National Importance), is a premier public engineering institute located in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, and a leading engineering institute of North India, along with other NITs and IITs of India. It is one of the 30 NITs in India, and as such is directly under the control of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It is the 7th in the chain of 17 NITs established as a part of the Second Five Year Plan(1956-61) by the Government of India. Refer History of RECs for more information on the Regional Engineering College established during the 2nd five year plan (1956-60). The institute has recognition as an Institute of National Importance under NIT act of Parliament and has produced more than 8000 graduates.
- 1 History
- 2 Location
- 3 Rankings and reviews
- 4 Placement
- 5 Admissions
- 6 Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
- 7 Department of Chemical Engineering
- 8 Department of Civil Engineering
- 9 Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- 10 Department of Information Technology
- 11 Department of Electrical Engineering
- 12 Department of Electronics and Communication
- 13 Department of Mechanical Engineering
- 14 Student life
- 15 Technical Festival (Techvaganza)
- 16 Innovation
- 17 Notable alumni
- 18 References
- 19 External links
The National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, was established in 1960 as the Regional Engineering College, Srinagar. It was one of the first eight Regional Engineering Colleges established by Government of India during the first Five Year Plan. The institute shifted to its present campus in 1965. As the Regional Engineering College, the college was affiliated with the University of Kashmir.The Regional Engineering College, Srinagar was upgraded to become the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar in July, 2003. In the same year, the institution was granted Deemed University status with the approval of the University Grants Commission, All India Council of Technical Education and the Government of India. On August 15, 2007 it became an Institute of National Importance under the NIT Bill passed by the parliament of India.  National Institute of Technology Srinagar has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NIT Jalandhar & NIT Hamirpur for imparting quality education under TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Program). NIT Sri has also been awarded the Status of National Key Resources Centre (KRC) In the Water Sector by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India.
The mission statement of NIT Srinagar is -
- Vision : To establish a unique identity of NIT Srinagar by development of high quality technical manpower and technological resources for contributing to the economic and social development of the nation at large and region in particular.
- Mission : The mission of NIT Srinagar is to train & transform its students and faculty into well trained and highly motivated engineers, scientists, technologists who become knowledge makers as well as knowledge users for contributing to nation building with high degree of professional excellence.
- To achieve excellence in imparting technical education.
- To work for solution of problems relating to regional development (pollution control, energy, requirements, rural housing etc.).
- To spread computer education.
- To promote the culture of small entrepreneurship.
- To strengthen the continuing education for industry/field personnel.
- To establish centre of excellence in specific areas of emerging technologies.
- To expand administrative, academic and laboratory infrastructure.
The institute is located on the western bank of the world heritage site, Dal Lake near the Hazratbal Shrine in the eastern region of the Srinagar city. It is located in the Kashmir valley which is at the north of the country, surrounded by the scenic Himalayan ranges. 
Rankings and reviews
|University and college rankings|
|General – International|
|Engineering – India|
NIT Srinagar is ranked 57 on Outlook India's survey on Best Engineering College 2013 and 31 among Best Government Engineering College 2013, by Outlook India. It is also ranked 42 on College Khabar's ranking on Best Engineering College 2013.
The National Institute of Technology Srinagar has an outstanding placement history since its establishment. The notable part is that during 2011-12 session it achieved 100% placement in CSE , IT , ECE along with 98% placement in Mechanical (ME) , 95% in Electrical (EE) , 85% in Metallurgical and Materials(MME) and 39% in Civil and 42% in Chemical engineering respectively. Most of the students are placed all over India and even in abroad. Major recruiters include HSCC Ltd., Forbes Marshall, Trident India Ltd., Aricent Group, Samsung, Capgemini India, Tata Motors, IOCL, Infosys, HCL, TCS Limited, Carborundum (online), SISO (Samsung), L&T, Wipro Technologies, SEL (Samsung), Cognizant, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Autocom, Simplex, Coal India Limited, DEL, NTPC, ISMT, ONGC, Atkins, Bharat Electronics, DENSO, Affcons, Era, JSW, Flareum, Maruti & Suzuki, Power Grid, NHPC, HPCL, DRDO, HLS Asia, Ircon, RITES, Punj Lloyd, ABB, VEDANTA, MECON, ACC, Alstom, Patel Engineering, HCC, Kirloskar Oil, Nokia Siemens, TATA Indicom, AIRTEL, SONY Ericsson, NOKIA, BHEL and many more.
The admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of NIT Srinagar is done through the following ways
Undergraduate Course (B.Tech.)
- Joint Entrance Examination (MAIN), Formerly All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).
- DASA (Through SAT, for Non Resident Indians).
Postgraduate course (M.Tech.)
- Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering (GATE) (Through CCMT counselling).
|Bachelor of Technology|
|Computer Science and Engineering|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering|
|Metallurgical and Materials Engineering|
|Master of Technology|
|Water Resources Engineering|
|Communication and Information Technology|
|Electrical Power and Energy System|
|Industrial Tribology and Maintenance Management|
|Mechanical System Design|
|Arts and Science|
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
The department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (earlier known as the Department of Metallurgical Engineering) was established in the year 1963. It conducts a four (04) years under-graduate academic programme leading to the award of B.Tech. Degree in "Metallurgical & Materials Engineering". At present, the sanctioned intake strength of students at B.Tech. level is 59 per year. The "Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professional Education" starts at the second year (3rd Semester) level of the B.Tech. programme. The engineering programme is based on the credit system and the student evaluation is done on the performance of the student in three written examinations being conducted in each subject/course during the semester at a definite interval of the time period. Based on the performance in the examinations and in the class, the students are awarded grades on absolute basis.The curriculum of B.Tech. programme includes compulsory industrial training of 4-6 weeks duration after 5th Semester in the relevant industries/R & D centres in and or outside the states. A two Semester "Project Work" is given to the students to synthesize their knowledge in relevant areas of engineering.The department has adequate laboratory facilities to conduct experiments for the undergraduate students in various courses of the engineering curriculum. The department has qualified faculty and the expertise available includes disciplines VIZ. Foundry Tech., Materials Technology, Corrosion Engineering, Welding Technology, Physical Met., Ferrous and Non-ferrous Metallurgy, Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation etc. Apart from teaching, the department is engaged in a wide range of activities covering research and development, testing and consultancy, curricular and faculty development. The department aims to produce technocrats who possess besides necessary technical knowledge, human and social values, leadership qualities, and high degree of confidence and technical creativity. The students who have passed out over the years from the department are well placed in reputed industries & academic institutions of the country & abroad.
Department of Chemical Engineering
The Department of Chemical Engineering was started in 1963 with a five year degree programme (B.E.) in Chemical Engineering. Later on it was converted to four year degree programme and the first batch under this programme passed out in 1985. With the conversion of REC Srinagar to NIT Srinagar in 2003, the B.E. courses were merged into B.Tech. courses. The Department presently offers instructions at undergraduate level leading to 4 year B.Tech. degree in Chemical Engineering. The Department has produced more than 2000 chemical engineering graduates majority of them have been from different parts of the Country. Few of them were also from foreign countries like, Iran, Libya, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. Engineering graduates from the Department achieved respectable places in various sectors. Some of them are also serving abroad at good positions. The Department has been maintaining a high standard of teaching and a high quality of professional training to enable the students to compete in the national and international job markets. The Department has been maintaining close liaison with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, J&K Science and Technology Department, State Pollution Control Board, Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu and various industries in J&K State.
Department of Civil Engineering
The department of Civil Engineering is the largest and one of the earliest Engineering departments of NIT Srinagar established in the year 1960. It consists of a group of highly qualified and experienced faculty, supported by experienced technical staff and a good laboratory infrastructure. The department offers instructions at undergraduate level leading to 4-year B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering and at the post graduate level leading to M.Tech degrees in Water Resources Engg. and Structural Engg., and also Ph.D. degrees. The instruction at the undergraduate level aims at providing the students a broad based education with emphasis on theory and practice of Civil Engineering, keeping in view the current and future requirements of the industry. At the post graduate level, students are trained to assume independent responsibilities laying emphasis, again on country’s current and future requirements in the industry, R&D Organisations, design firms and academic institutions. Field visits are arranged for students at all levels to acquaint them with practical knowledge in the various areas of Civil Engineering. The department is well equipped to carry out research leading to M.Tech and Ph.D. degrees. The department also takes Consultancy Assignments from industry in the areas of Geo - technical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Structural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Surveying etc.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Department of Computer Science & Engineering was started in the year 2007, offering four year undergraduate courses, wherein undergraduate students are imparted knowledge in multitude of specialties, including: computer Architecture, Network, Operating System, Data Structure and Algorithm, Theory of Computation, Numerical analysis, Compiler design, Graphics, Artificial intelligence, Database Management System, Data mining, Software Engineering, Human computer interaction, etc. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering embodies the Institute's tradition of excellence as a world-class leader in computer science and engineering education and research. CSE is in a period of exciting growth and opportunity. In the current ever evolving industrial scenario contents delivered to the students are regularly updated by the faculty members who have themselves been at the helm of path breaking research and innovations. In addition to academic work, the CSE department also has computer science research programmes (for a full listing of specialties visit Research Areas) supported through government and industry funding. Faculty research helps define and expand the current and future use of technology.
Department of Information Technology
The Department of Information Technology was established in 2007, offering four year undergraduate programme(B.Tech) in Information Technology. This undergraduate programme is of 4 years duration with the first year spread over two semesters which is common to all the branches. The intake capacity of the department was 40 in 2007 and then subsequently increased to 55 in 2009. The Department offers a broad curriculum including: Database Management, Software Engineering, Management of Information Systems, Data mining, Computer Graphics, Advanced Internet Technology, Computer Networks, Operating System, Data Structures and Algorithms as the main courses and other courses in collaboration with the other departments of the institute at the undergraduate level. The Department of Information Techology embodies the Institute's tradition of excellence as a world-class leader in IT education and research. IT sector is in a period of bloom in terms of growth and opportunity. In the current ever evolving industrial scenario contents delivered to the students are regularly updated by the faculty members who have themselves are well acquianted with path breaking research and innovations in the present technology-oriented world. In addition to academic courses, the department also has IT research programmes supported through government funding and industry sponsorship. Faculty research helps expand the current and future use of new and existing technologies.
Department of Electrical Engineering
The Department of Electrical Engineering was one of the first departments of the National Institute of Technology. It was established in the year 1960 with Dr. Russell. W. Burns as its first Head of the Department. Lying in the heart of the institute, this department has an experienced faculty. There are ten laboratories in the department, including a computer lab & the electrical workshop. The department has a sanctioned intake of 59 students at B.Tech level. The students are admitted on the basis of entrance test conducted at the National level JEE Main. A number of students are absorbed by various organizations & campus placement under Campus Recruitment Program. Its main vision is to make Department of Electrical Engineering a Center of excellence to promote academic, research, development and consultancy services to meet the regional, national and international requirements and to consolidate and promote the Human Resources and infrastructure facilities available for optimal use and further resources generation through projects of regional, continental and international relevance.
Department of Electronics and Communication
The department was established in 1984,the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering has developed a vast infrastructure and a competent faculty. The faculty specializations include: VLSI design, Communications, image Processing, micro-electronics, machine Vision, data security etc.The Department is an ISTE approved centre for offering computer science courses.The Department offers consultancy and research in many areas. The real strength of the department lies in its qualified, dedicated and motivated faculty.The department is equipped with contemporary laboratory equipments required for the excellent growth of students.Presently it has a sanctioned intake of 60 students per year at B.Tech level .The students are admitted on the basis of entrance test conducted at the national level JEE Main.The Department is also running a PG course in "Communication & IT",which has a intake of 18 students per year.Future plans of expansion include R&D in Tele - medicine,Development of VLSI Design Center.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The department was established in 1960, the Department of Mechanical engineering has an intake capacity of 77 in B.Tech and 25 in M.Tech (Mechanical System Design). Prof I.K.Pandita is the present Head of the Department. The students are admitted to B.Tech. on the basis of entrance test conducted at the national level JEE Main. The curriculum includes a diverse range of the subjects. The department has 12 labs to cater to the needs of the students. The real strength of the department lies in its qualified, dedicated and motivated faculty. Most of the students are recruited by reputed organizations during campus placement every year. The Department has established a M.Tech course in "Mechanical System Design" which is running from the last six years.
Facilities include a Central Library and a Computer Services Center with internet access, as well as the departmental Computer Centers , 24*7 WiFi service at each hostel and a shopping unit within the confines of its beautiful campus, a great plus during inclement winter weather with its snowfalls.
The Institute provides boarding facilities to all the students and the faculty members, on the campus. The students also have the option of staying outside the campus and study as day-scholars. The Institute provides separate hostels for the male and female students with separate mess facilities. There are also guest houses available to meet additional temporary housing needs.
- Halls of residence
- Chenab Boys Hostel
- Indus Boys Hostel
- Tawi Boys Hostel
- Jehlum Boys Hostel
- 8-Block Dal Boys Hostel
- Girls Hostel
The Institute is planning to build a Mega Hostel of 1000 students capacity.
There is a Common-hall, adjacent to the hostels, which provides facilities for indoor games like table-tennis, carrom etc., along with a fully equipped gymnasium.
The Institute has a Maintenance Engineering Centre set up under the Indo-Italian collaboration. The centre caters to the maintenance engineering needs of the Institute and as the region as a whole in respect of research, consultancy and academics.
Technical Festival (Techvaganza)
The annual three day national level science and technology festival Techvaganza is held in April. There are exhibitions and a display of technology from various parts of India. The festival is organized, financially managed and conducted entirely by the students of the Institute, with sponsorship from reputed companies.
In continuation of our efforts towards advancing research and teaching at National Institute of Technology Srinagar, the organization of Science Internship Programme under INSPIRE scheme sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi is another step forward in this direction. The INSPIRE Scheme has been launched by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India in 2008 for the brightest students of the country and the scheme has three components. They are
- Scheme for Early Attraction of Talents for Science (SEATS)
- Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) and
- Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC).
One of the components of scheme for early attraction of talent for science is INSPIRE internship in which annually about 50,000 students of top 1% performance in class X board examination and pursuing science at plus 2 level will be given an exposure to the world leaders in science in the science camps to experience the joy of innovations.
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- R.K. Wanchoo (BE), Executive Director, BHEL, Hyderabad
- Rakesh Misri (BE), Executive Director,HR and Direct Sales, HPCL, Mumbai
- Paul Luthra (BE), CEO Datawarehost, SAN Jose CA, USA
- Sharad Adhikary (BE), Director, Ministry of Labor & Employment, Deptt. of Labor,Government of Nepal, Nepal
- Umesh Kumar (BE), Vice President and MD, Bartec Middle East FZE, Dubai
- Vimal Wakhlu (BE), Chairman and Managing Director, Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (GOI Enterprise) India
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