National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh

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National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
NIT Arunachal Pradesh - Main Building (Temporary Campus).JPG
NIT Arunachal Pradesh main building(Temporary Campus)
Motto न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते
Motto in English
Certainly there is no purifier in this world like Knowledge
Established 2010
Director Prof (Dr.) C.T. Bhunia
Location Yupia, A.P., India
Acronym NITAP
Website www.nitap.in & www.nitap.ac.in
NIT Arunachal Pradesh logo

The National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh (also known as NIT Arunachal Pradesh) (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, अरुणाचल प्रदेश) is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology in India and is recognized as an Institute of National Importance. The classes of NIT Arunachal Pradesh were started from 2010 in a temporary campus in Yupia, Arunachal Pradesh. NIT Arunachal Pradesh has been ranked 19th (www.eduvidya.com) among the 31 NITs.

Location[edit]

Yupia is 18 kilometers from Itanagar and 11 kilometers from Naharlagun, which is the twin capital town and houses the temporary campus for the institute. The nearest railway station is Naharlagun, which is two kilometers away. Day and night bus services are available from Guwahati, which is 400 kilometers from Naharlagun.[1]

History[edit]

Jawaharlal Nehru sought to develop India as a leader in science and technology. The government started 14 RECs between 1959 and 1965, at Bhopal, Allahabad, Calicut, Durgapur, Kurukshetra, Jamshedpur, Jaipur, Nagpur, Rourkela, Srinagar, Surathkal, Surat, Tiruchirappalli, and Warangal). It established one in Silchar in 1967 and added two others located at Hamirpur in 1986, and Jalandhar in 1987.

The RECs were jointly operated by the central government and the concerned state government. Non-recurring expenditures and expenditures for post-graduate courses during the REC period were borne by the central government, while recurring expenditure on undergraduate courses was shared equally by central and state governments.

Due to the costs and infrastructure involved in creating the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), in 2002 MHRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi upgraded RECs to "National Institutes of Technology" (NITs) instead of creating IITs. The central government controls NITs and provides all funding. In 2003, all RECs became NITs.

The upgrade was designed along the lines of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) after it was concluded that RECs had potential as proven by the success of their alumni and their contributions in the field of technical education. Subsequently, funding and autonomy for NITs increased. The changes implemented recommendations of the "High Powered Review Committee" (HPRC).[2] The HPRC, chaired by Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, submitted its report entitled "Strategic Road Map for Academic Excellence of Future RECs" in 1998.

In 2006, MHRD issued NIT status to three more colleges, located at Patna (Bihar Engineering College - a 110-year-old college), Raipur (Government Engineering College),[3] and Agartala (Tripura Engineering College).[3] Based on the request of state governments and feasibility, future NITs are either converted from existing institutes or can be freshly created. The 21st (and the first brand-new) NIT is planned for Imphal in the north-eastern state of Manipur at an initial cost of Rs. 500 crores. In 2010, the government announced setting up ten new NITs in the remaining states/territories.[4][5] This would lead to every state in India having its own NIT.

Union Cabinet has approved 10 new NITs in India. NIT, Arunachal Pradesh is one of those new NITs to be mentored by NIT, Durgapur. NIT Arunachal Pradesh shall be temporarily housed in Yupia, the district headquarters of the Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh is situated in the same district. An all weather road to the other parts of the country connects Yupia.

Functioning[edit]

NIT Arunachal is an autonomous technical institute. It functions under the NIT act. The governing body consists of The Minister of Human Resource and Development, government of India, who is the Chairman of the Council. Each NIT has a Board of Governors who take up administration matters.

Till 2011 November, NIT Durgapur was monitoring the NIT Arunachal Pradesh, but now MHRD has appointed a Director to the NIT, Dr.C.T. Bhuniya.

NIT Arunachal offers undergraduate programs in engineering. The institute has six departments with about 50 faculty members and around 500 enrolled students. The annual intake for the B.Tech. program is 180, 30 seats for each departments. Chemical Engineering has opened, and so the total intake will be 230 students. A PhD programme under the Computer Science and Technology branch started during the session 2012-2013.

Departments[edit]

  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Biotechnology Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering

Facilities[edit]

NIT Arunachal is a fully residential campus. There are four hostels for boys and two hostels for girls.[1] The mess is run privately. Each hostel is under the care of a warden.

Admissions[edit]

Students are taken in for the undergraduate courses through the Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) conducted by CBSE, New Delhi. More than one million students write this test every year to gain admission into one of the 31 NITs. Admission to some other autonomous national level technical institutes (called Deemed University) is also through JEE undergraduate programs.

The institute awards B.Tech. degrees in engineering. Admission to the programs is through a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). NIT-AP follows the reservation policy declared by the Supreme Court of India, by which 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), 15% for Scheduled Castes (SCs), and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes (STs). The institute accepts foreign nationals through scholarships awarded by the government of India, and non-resident Indians through an independent scheme known as Direct Admission for Students Abroad (DASA).[9][10]

The B.Tech. program is a four-year program while the B.Arch. program is five years long. The first year of the B.Tech. program is common across all disciplines, during which students take basic courses in engineering, mathematics and professional communication.[11]

Cultural events[edit]

Amit Sana, Performing at Atulyam 2013, NIT Arunachal Pradesh

The first cultural festival ATULYAM was held on 3-4 October 2013. ATULYAM is an inter-college annual cultural festival of NIT Arunachal Pradesh. There are 23 events in eight categories including theatrics, creat_ev_villaze, Viking zone, rhythm on the floor, literature, sports and Mr. & Ms. Atulyam.

Technical Festival ADDOVEDI[edit]

Addovedi is the annual intercollege technical festival organized by the students of NIT Arunachal Pradesh.[6] It is the first dedicated technical festival organized by a university in Arunachal Pradesh. The third edition of the festival was organized from the 30th to the 1st of November 2015.

Social activity ROSHNI[edit]

Roshni is a social activity for the deprived people of the Arunachal Pradesh. It helps the people of Arunachal Pradesh with social activities, especially in education development and awareness. It is run by the students.

Publication[edit]

Dept.of EEE has taken an initiative by publishing the first ever magazine of NIT Arunachal Pradesh.[7]

Administration[edit]

Under the constitution of the National Institutes of Technology Act 2007, the President of India is the Visitor to the Institute. The authorities of the institute are Board of Governors and the Senate. The Board is headed by the Chairman, who is appointed by the Visitor. The Director, who is the secretary of the Board, looks after the day-to-day running of the institute. The Board of Governors has nominees of the Central Government, the State Government, the NIT Council and the Institute Senate.[5].

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
  2. ^ Department-related Parliamentary standing committee on human resource development 178th report on The National Institutes of Technology Bill, 2006". Accessed July 6, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Major decisions: cabinet". Archive. Press Information Bureau, Governmenmt of India. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  4. ^ Central Counselling Board
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ addo, vedi. "addovedi". Addovedi. addovedi. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  7. ^ Vidyut sanchaar

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°09′N 93°43′E / 27.150°N 93.717°E / 27.150; 93.717