National Institute of Technology Agartala
|National Institute of Technology, Agartala|
|Established||1965; upgraded to National Institute of Technology in 2006|
|Type||Education and Research Institute|
|Director||Dr. Gopal Mugeraya|
|Location||Agartala, Tripura, India|
|Campus||Rural 335 acres (1.36 km2)|
National Institute of Technology Agartala,(Hindi: राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान , अगरतला) (Bengali: ন্যাশনাল ইন্সটিটিউট অফ টেকনোলজি,আগরতলা) shortened to NIT Agartala or NITA, is a technology-oriented institute of higher education established by the Government of India (MHRD) in Agartala. It was founded as Tripura Engineering College in 1965 and upgraded to a National Institute of Technology (NIT) in 2006. It is now the leading technical institute in the North-Eastern region of India after NIT Silchar and IIT Guwahati. It is considered a new institute in the family of NIT (2006–10 session) after NIT Jalandhar and NIT Hamirpur and is designated as an Institute of National Importance by an act of parliament. Admission to NITA is all like other NITs through centrally organised JEE(main),previously known as AIEEE.
- 1 History
- 2 Location
- 3 Academics
- 4 NBA Accreditation
- 5 Student life
- 6 Halls of residence
- 7 Campus facilities
- 8 Cheapest Car Innovation
- 9 NITA as knowledge hub
- 10 Gallery
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The College was established with courses in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. It was initially affiliated with the University of Calcutta and had the same curriculum structure and examination system as that of Tripura Engineering College, the other institute affiliated to the University. After the establishment of Tripura University, the college was affiliated to it as well. Following the enactment of the NIT Act the institute has become an Institute of National Importance thereby gaining Autonomy.
The college is located in the rural outskirts of the city of Agartala. The best way to reach the campus is to take the bus or an auto rickshaw from the old motor stand. Campus is located 4 km off the National Highway-44. The nearest railway station to the campus is Jirania railway station.
This institute offers nine undergraduate programs in Engineering, each of which are four years in duration. All undergraduate programs lead to a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree. Post graduate M.tech courses in Chemical, Civil, CSE, Electrical, ECE, Instrumentation, Mechanical are also offered. From July 2013, dual-degree courses in Engineering physics, 5-year integrated course in Applied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics have also been started. It is the second NIT in India after NIT-C to start Engineering Physics and 6th among all IITs and NITs. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers a three-year degree in Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) course. PhD and post-doctorate fellowships are offered by some departments. NIT Agartala also offers CDAAC programme. NIT-Agartala is ranked 10th among 30 NITs
|Computer Science & Engineering|
|Electronics & Communication Engineering|
|Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering|
|Dual degree in Engineering Physics|
|Master of Computer Applications|
|Master of Business and Administration|
|School of Hydro-Informatics Engineering|
|Applied Mathematics(BS-MS dual degree)|
|Applied Physics(BS-MS dual degree)|
|Applied Statistics(BS-MS dual degree)|
|Chemistry (BS-MS dual degree)|
In 2013, Mechanical and Civil Engineering branches of the institute was accredited by the National Board of Accreditation for 5 years while Electrical Engineering was provisionally accredited for 2 years.
Facilities include a Central Library and a Computer Services Center with internet access, as well as the departmental Computer Centers. The Institute provides boarding facilities to 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. Currently, the institute has four boys' hostels, one girls' hostel and an additional for freshmen only. All the hostels are Wi-Fi enabled. Since the construction works are getting delayed[vague], every two freshmen are allotted a single 120 square feet (11 m2) room.
The annual tech-fest, Aayam and culturalfest, Moksha are organised by the third year undergraduate students. Aayam 2012 included a lecture by Udaya Kumar, the designer of the Indian rupee sign. Sankalp is a cultural-management fest organised by second-year students. There are many dormant[why?] clubs such as the science club, enlightenment club, electronics club, robotics club, Tech-Addicts club, photography club etc. The Students' Gymkhana was founded in 2011. The Fifth Dimension is the campus e-magazine and newspaper discovered by tech-addicts club. Institute hosts some national level events such as North East Regional Debate organized by Tech-Addicts[clarification needed].
Halls of residence
( common for every year students)
|capacity = 1200|
|Dhalai Hostel ( Final year only)||capacity= 250|
|Gomati Hostel ( 2nd year only)||capacity= 100|
|Howrah Hostel ( 2nd year only)||capacity= 100|
|Gargi Hostel||capacity= 400|
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Being a relatively new NIT, constructions are going on all around the campus. Most of which are almost complete now.
The present central library has a vast volumes of books, journals and many back volumes of periodicals[vague]. Meanwhile, the new central library which is under construction will be almost 7 times the present library's capacity and it will be centrally air conditioned with numerous national and international facilities.
Bus facilities are available to the city from the campus. Besides, private auto rickshaw services are also available.
In campus shops or restaurants
There are lot of shops and restaurants inside the campus. A food court is also available. A new market complex is going to open shortly.
The Institute has a large green playground with flood light facilities for playing cricket and football. It also has separate courts for basketball and volleyball. Meanwhile, the much awaited Sports Complex was dedicated by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India to the nation when he attended the institute's fifth convocation.
There is a 10 bedded hospital inside the campus with ambulances on stand-by.
An Auditorium namely Visveswaraya NITA Auditorium is inside the campus for important occasions and cultural functions.Presently it has 1500+ seating capacity. Meanwhile the construction of the new auditorium is almost completed.
NIT Agartala is the first NIT in India to have a Kendriya Vidyalaya.
A 4-day annual cultural fest Moksha and annual techno-management fest Ayaam is hosted by the third year under graduate students. These occasions have witnessed a massive gathering in recent years and are among the most popular college fests in the whole North-east region. Besides that 2nd year sophos organise "Sankalp" -a techno cultural fest every year.
Prominent Bengali singer Manna Dey performed in a cultural fest in 1985 (during the days of T.E.C) on this ground.
Well known poet Kumar Vishwas also made his appearance in Aayam 2012.
Famous Music Director/Singer Vishal Dadlani sang at a Rock Concert in MOKSHA 2013.
The Institute has its own E-Magazine. www.thefifthdimension.in The Second Edition of the E-Magazine has recently been launched.
Cheapest Car Innovation
In a rare achievement NIT Agartala students made -what they euphemistically call- 'world's cheapest car' that cost less than Rs 8500. A group of students working on the innovative production, using only scraps, built a 2 stroke petrol car. This is for the first time chain sproket system and a steering were used in car mechanism.
NITA as knowledge hub
The Institute is all set to be the knowledge hub soon with the introduction of more specialized subjects like hydro-informatics, aeronautics. NIT Agartala has also bagged awards from 1st World Education Congress in the category of engineering colleges and also ranked in National B-School Award by ABP News back to back in 2012 and in 2013.
- Press release (May 2006) of converting Tripura Engineering College into National Institute of Technology with Deemed to be University Status, Press Information Bureau, Government of India
- "Guests@AAYAM'12'". aayam.org.in. Retrieved 2 April 2012. Click "Guests".