Netaji Subhash Engineering College

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Netaji Subhash Engineering College
Logo of Netaji Subhash Engineering College. Kolkata

● प्रबोधोदय ● विवेकोदय ● उत्कृष्टत्व ●

Rise to Knowledge, Rise to Excellence
Established 1998
Type Self funded ; aided by World Bank under TEQIP (I & II) (Govt. of India)
Endowment INR INR730 million (US$11 million)(2012)
Principal Dr. A. K. Ghosh
Dean Dr. S Bhaduri
Director Dr. H K Mandal
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 1000 (per academic year)
Undergraduates 820 (per academic year)
Postgraduates 180 (per academic year)
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, IndiaIndia
Campus Suburban (20 acres)
Approvals AICTE
Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
National Board of Accreditation
Colors Royal Blue & White
Nickname NSEC (pronunciation: énséc)

● B.Tech & M.Tech (West Bengal University of Technology)

● Basic Engineering Sciences & PhD (Techno India University)
Netaji Subhash Engineering College (logo).jpg

Netaji Subhash Engineering College (Bengali: নেতাজী সুভাষ ইঞ্জিনিয়ারিং কলেজ) or NSEC is a graduate and undergraduate engineering college of eastern India located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It ranks as one of the top engineering colleges in the state of West Bengal.[1]

The college was established in 1998. It is situated at Techno City, Panchpota, Garia in the southern part of Kolkata.


Netaji Subhash Engineering College (NSEC) was set up, keeping in mind the ideals of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who contributed to the Indian Freedom Movement. Netaji believed that true independence could only stem from a strong base in education and technology. The college was set up in 1998 in collaboration with the Techno India Group and The Institute of Computer Engineers (India). The college started with three engineering courses and today is one of the largest self-aided engineering colleges in West Bengal. At its inception, the college was affiliated to the University of Kalyani. In 2002, the college was affiliated by the newly instituted West Bengal University of Technology.


Netaji Subhash Engineering College operates out of its suburban campus (20 acres) in Techno City, Garia in the southern part of Kolkata. The institute is connected to other parts of the city through both railways and roadways. The nearest railway station is the Garia railway station in the Sealdah-Sonarpur section of the Kolkata Suburban Railway and the nearest bus terminus is the Garia Station Bus Stand. The Dhalua Main Road connects the institute to Garia railway station (2.0 kms from campus). The Kavi Subhash metro station provides Kolkata Metro Rail connectivity to different parts of Kolkata (3.0 kms from the campus).

Frontal View of the Main Building.
Frontal View of the Main Building. 
In the background: Department of Computer Application.
In the background: Department of Computer Application. 
Gate No.2: One of the entrances of the Institute.
Gate No.2: One of the entrances of the Institute. 
Netaji Subhash Engineering College at dawn.
The Basic Engineering Sciences Department and 1st Year Classrooms are located in the First Year Building. 
Netaji Subhash Engineering College at dawn. 


  • Undergraduate

The admission procedure for BTech is based on the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) and JEE(Main).

  • Postgraduate

MTech admissions are offered through GATE examination and a personal interview. MCA admission entrants are required to qualify the state level entrance test named JECA (Joint Entrance for Computer Application).

  • Doctoral

PhD admissions are offered through personal interview of the Techno India University.

Organisational structure of NSEC


  • The Academic Council consists of all the faculty members, Registrar and Librarian
  • The Academic Committee consists of senior faculty members for day-to-day monitoring of academic activities.
  • Regular interactions take place with the student representatives
  • Regular meetings with HODs for an exchange of views


The college is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and Techno India University. The courses offered by the college under WBUT are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation(NBA).

West Bengal University of Technology[edit]

The departments in the college affiliated to the West Bengal University of Technology are:

Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering[edit]

The Department of Electronics Engineering was established in 1998 and was accredited by the NBA in 2004.

Courses Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Electronics and Communication Engineering (B.Tech)
  • Post Graduate: Communication Engineering (M.Tech)

Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering[edit]

The Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering was formed under the Department of Electronics in 2006. It became a full-fledged separate department in 2009.

Course Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (B.Tech)

Department of Bio-Medical Engineering[edit]

The Department of Bio-Medical Engineering was formed under the Department of Electronics in 2002. It became a full-fledged separate department in 2009 offering the B.Tech program in Bio-Med Engineering.

Course Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Bio-Medical Engineering(B.Tech)

Department of Computer Sciences[edit]

The Department of Computer Sciences was established in 1998 and was accredited by he NBA in 2004.

Courses Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Computer Science Engineering (B.Tech)
  • Post Graduate: Computer Science Engineering (M.Tech)

Department of Information Technology[edit]

The Department was established in 2004 and was accredited by the NBA in 2007.

Course Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Information Technology (B.Tech)

Department of Electrical Technology[edit]

The Department of Electrical Technology was instituted in 1998 and was accredited by the NBA in 2004.

Courses Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Electrical Engineering (B.Tech)
  • Post Graduate: Control and Instrumentation Engineering (M.Tech)
  • Post Graduate: Power System Engineering (M.Tech)

Department of Civil Engineering[edit]

The Department of Civil Engineering was formed in 2012.

Course Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Civil Engineering (B.Tech)

Department of Mechanical Engineering[edit]

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was formed in 2012.

Course Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech)

Department of Computer Applications[edit]

The Department of Computer Application was established in 2001.

Courses Offered:

  • Under Graduate: BCA
  • Post Graduate: MCA

Business School[edit]

The department was started under the Basic Science and Humanities department and was later turned into a full-scale facility.

Courses Offered:

  • Under Graduate: BBA
  • Post Graduate: MBA

Techno India University[edit]

The Techno India University is accredited by the University Grants Commission (India).[2] The departments in the college affiliated to the Techno India University are:

Department of Computer Sciences[edit]

  • Doctoral Program (PhD) in Cellular Automata, Web Intelligence, Distributed Computing, Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia Systems and Compiler Design.[3]

Department of Electrical Engineering[edit]

  • Doctoral program (PhD) in Electrical Power System, Electrical Machines and Control Engineering.[4]

Department of Basic Engineering Sciences[edit]

  • 3-years undergraduate program covering all branches of Science, the knowledge of which are required in the field of Engineering.[5]


NSEC is approved by:[6]

NBA and TEQIP[edit]

In 2005 the college was given accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering. In April 2008 the same accreditation was given for information technology.[7] The college was also selected for an educational grant from the World Bank in its Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) as one of the few institutes in West Bengal.[8] NSEC ranked Second in Project Implementation of TEQIP (following Jadavpur University which achieved first place in West Bengal).[9] The institute is regarded as one of the best in West Bengal based on the number of students who prefer this college over other private engineering colleges of the state.[10]


College Rankings
Engineering – India
India Today[11] Did not participate
Outlook India[12] Did not participate
Dataquest[13] Unranked
CSR-GHRDC*[14] Unranked
Private colleges:
Mint[15] Unranked
Electronics For You[16] Unranked
* Limited participation

There is no formal ranking system among the engineering colleges of West Bengal. However, some unofficial ranking systems place NSEC among one of the top engineering colleges of West Bengal.[1][17][18] The college is foreseen to become one of the better engineering colleges in India in near future. However, at the present, the college does not feature among the top 50 engineering schools of India.


The college has a very healthy student to teacher ratio of 7:1. Some of the faculties of the college are associated with various research institutes such as Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur University, University of Calcutta, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, etc. Some of the well-known faculties of the college are as follows. This list is not comprehensive.

  • Prof.(Dr.) A K Mullick (ECE); former faculty and Dean of the Radar Center, IIT Kharagpur.
  • Prof.(Dr.) S. Das (ECE); formerly faculty of Jadavpur University, Fellow, IEEE
  • Prof. D.K Mitra (ECE); former GM of Philips
  • Prof.(Dr.) A K Ghosh (ECE);
  • Prof. A Laha(ECE); Senior Advisor to industrial sectors in India and abroad.
  • Prof. (Dr.) C J Singh (ECE)
  • Prof. (Dr.) M K Ghosh (EE) former faculty of IIT Kharagpur
  • Prof.(Dr.) A Bhattacharya (CSE); author
  • Prof. (Dr.) Chandan Banerjee (IT);
  • Prof. (Dr.) Anupam Ghosh (CSE);
  • Prof.(Dr.) S.K Goswami (EE);
  • Prof. (Dr.) Partha Sarathi Pal (EE); Senior Research Fellow, IIT Kharagpur
  • Prof. (Dr.) G K Das Mahapatra (Chemical Sciences)
  • Prof. (Dr.) Dr. Sreya Pal (Physics)
  • Prof. (Dr.) S. Bagchi (Physics)
  • Prof. (Dr.) D. Barman (ME)

Industry Academia Partnership Initiative[edit]

In 2008, Infosys launched Campus Connect program, an industry-academia partnership initiative, with 60 colleges in India. The college was one of the institutes that was selected for the program and as of 2013, the program is still active. [19]

Phoenix, the official Tech Club[edit]

The history of PHOENIX, the official tech club of the college, dates back to 2006, when seven students from the college formed a club that would think beyond the academic courses that everyone study in the college. They began "Phoenix" the Tech-Club. Every member of NSEC today is officially a member of Phoenix, and Phoenix is now well known in other colleges.

Phoenix – Tech Club, NSEC

The functioning of Phoenix stands on its various pillars, The PR Team, the Creative Team, the Database Team, the Web Team, the C Team, the Photography Team etc. Today, besides organising the three big events (Avenir – the annual tech fest, Brainstormer – The inter college quiz competition and Kurukshetra – the Intra college debate competition) Phoenix holds forums. Presently they are: The C Forum, The Robotix Forum, The SSPD forum and the Web Designing Forum. "Come, Let's Rise", is the motto of the club[20]

Wiki Academy[edit]

The first Wiki Academy of Kolkata was set up at the college in collaboration with Wikimedia Foundation, India. The event witnessed large scale participation of students from colleges and universities.


Nixal – the GNU/Linux user group of Netaji Subhash Engineering College (NSEC) was formed by the college. The group was the brainchild of a student of the Computer Science & Engineering Department, Mr.Asis Biswas. Nixal was inaugurated by Richard Stallman on 19 February 2003. The group was formed to learn about and contribute to GNU/Linux and spread the message of free software movement. The group follows Open Source Software ethics. After 2005 the activities of NIXAL saw a decline but now it is being revived. Nixal now exists as an open-ended user group and promotes the free software movement through seminars and workshops(FOSS).

Richard Stallman at the opening ceremony of NIXAL

Placements and higher studies[edit]

The majority of students from the college are placed in the software industry. A few students choose the core engineering sectors.[21] Many students opt for higher education, pursuing the likes of Masters/PhD or MBA in institutes of India and abroad. Most students of NSEC get placed in multinational companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture, IBM, Microsoft, Apple Inc., Ericsson, Oracle, CapGemini, SAP AG, HCL Enterprise, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, Siemens, Tata Elxsi and alike and in nationalised sectors such as National Thermal Power Corporation, Air India, Steel Authority of India Limited, BSNL, etc. Defence establishments like the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army visit the campus to take students from the college.[21] NSEC records the highest placements in the Techno India Group.

Alumni[citation needed] from the college can be found in universities worldwide such as: Stanford University, Imperial College London, University of Southern California, Ohio State University, McGill University, Vanderbilt University, Arizona State University, Drexel University, Clemson University, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Cincinnati, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Southampton, State University of New York at Buffalo, University of Utah, University of South Florida, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Kiel, National University of Singapore etc. Many students have earned a place at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Management Development Institute, XLRI and the Indian Institutes of Management.

Student activities[edit]

The students of the college take part in National Level Competitions. Some of the major competitions are

College events[edit]

Apart from academic events, the college calendar has a number of other major events:

Freshers' Welcome[edit]

The Freshers Welcome is organized to introduce first year students to college life. The freshers welcome titled BLOSSOMS has seen students' performances as well as bands like Fossils, Eshaan, Colors, Cactus and other Bangla Bands.

Annual Techno-management fest of NSEC

Annual Cultural Fest[edit]

Mesmerizer, the annual cultural fest of NSEC usually held in March/April is often regarded as one of the best college fests of Kolkata sponsored by companies like IBM, Wipro, NIIT, Air India, Coca-Cola and Hero-Honda. The cultural program is a mixture of rock and classical music. It started in 2002, the first Fest of NSEC. That same year the first batch of B.Tech passed out from NSEC. That time the guest performers were Chandrabindoo, Nachiketa, Cactus and Bhoomi. Celebrities who have performed at the college include KK, Kunal Ganjawala, Neeraj Shridhar, Javed Ali, Euphoria, Bombay Vikings, Bangladeshi Band Miles, Bangla bands like Lakkichhara, Cactus, Fossils, Eeshaan, Prithibi, Morruddyan, Chandrabindoo, Bhoomi and Under Ground Authority.

Annual Tech Fest[edit]

The Annual Tech Fest Avenir is one of the earliest Tech Fests of Kolkata was set up with help from Kshitij of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. The tech fest has seen participants from almost all major engineering colleges of India. It started in 2003 with a participation of 100 people. Over the years it has grown enormously with Avenir 2014 seeing participants count of over 4000 from all major engineering colleges of India.

Student associations[edit]

There are two student associations:

  • General Body of the Students
  • Bangladeshi Engineering Student Society (BESS)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Top Engineering Colleges In West Bengal. (2011-02-03). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  2. ^ University. (2012-08-16). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  3. ^ Netaji Subhash Engineering College. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  4. ^ Netaji Subhash Engineering College. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  5. ^ Netaji Subhash Engineering College. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  6. ^ Netaji Subhash Engineering College. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  7. ^ NBA Accreditation NBA Website in the article: List of New Accredited Programmes of Technical Institutions of 19 July 2008
  8. ^ Techno India Group Techno India Group Website[dead link]
  9. ^ The Telegraph Kolkata 12 February 2008 The Telegraph Website
  10. ^ The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Metro | Students set tech standards. (2010-08-02). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  11. ^ "Best Engineering colleges 2014". India Today. 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Top Engineering Colleges". Outlook India. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "India's Top Engineering Colleges 2012 (DQ-CMR T-Schools Survey 2012)". Dataquest. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "GHRDC-CSR Engineering Colleges Survey 2013" (PDF). Competition Success Review (Competition Success Review and the Global Human Resources Development Centre): 1–6. July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Top 50 Private Engineering Colleges of 2009" (PDF). Mint. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Top 50 Private Engineering Colleges" (PDF). Electronics for You: 84–85. May 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  17. ^ » Top & Best Engineering Colleges in West Bengal. (2011-05-13). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  18. ^ West Bengal's best engineering colleges 2012. (2013-09-16). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  19. ^ The Infosys Campus Connect Programme | World Economic Forum - The Infosys Campus Connect Programme. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  20. ^ Phoenix. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  21. ^ a b

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