National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh

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National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh
National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh Logo.png
Mottoन हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते
Motto in English
Certainly there is no purifier in this world like Knowledge
DirectorProf. Pinakeswar Mahanta [1]
Location, ,
NIT Arunachal Pradesh Under construction (Permanent Campus)

National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh (also known as NIT Arunachal Pradesh or NITAP) 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.


The Indian 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 2004, 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.



NIT Arunachal Pradesh Temporary campus in Yupia

Yupia is 18 kilometers from Naharlagun, which is the twin capital town and houses the temporary campus ces are available from Guwahati, which is 400 kilometers from Naharlagun.[6]


The facilities and services that NITAP renders to the students, faculty and staff members make it stand among the top level institutes. The amenities provided to the students make the stay in NITAP a good experience. The presence of modern facilities such as 24 X 7 availability water and electricity and a variety of food for different test. The institute and hostels are equipped with Internet and LAN facility so as to get relevant information for academic development.

NIT Arunachal is a fully residential campus. There are five hostels for boys, namely Deer Hall of Residence, Mithun Hall of Residence, Lagoon Hall of Residence, Pragati Hall of Residence, and Tiger Hall of Residence and three hostels for girls, namely Rose Hall of Residence, Hornbill Hall of Residence and Peacock Hall of Residence. The mess is run privately. Each hostel is under the care of a warden.

Sufficient number of buses have been provided by the institute and the State Gov't for the students to travel from their hostels to the Institute.

Organisation and administration[edit]


NIT Arunachal is an autonomous technical institute. It functions under the MHRD


The Administrative Block under construction in permanent campus

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].


  • Department of Basic and Applied Science
  • Department of Biotechnology Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Management and Humanities



Students are taken in for the undergraduate courses through the Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) Main conducted by National Testing Agency(NTA).

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 follows a common curriculum.

Admission to the graduate M.Tech and PhD courses are primarily based on scores in the GATE exam, conducted by the IITs. Admission to the MS programme is done through the CCMN conducted by the NITs.


University and college rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[7]200

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 200 among engineering colleges in 2020.[7]

Student life[edit]

Cultural events[edit]

A performance from Atulyam, NIT Arunachal Pradesh

ATULYAM is the Annual Cultural Festival of NIT Arunachal Pradesh. The first cultural festival ATULYAM was held on 3-4 October 2013. There are 23 events in eight categories including Flash Mob, 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.[8] 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 1 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.


Dept.of EEE has taken an initiative by publishing the first ever magazine of NIT Arunachal Pradesh.[9]


  1. ^ "Director". NITAP. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ Department-related Parliamentary standing committee on human resource development 178th report on The National Institutes of Technology Bill, 2006". Accessed 6 July 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Major decisions: cabinet". Archive. Press Information Bureau, Governmenmt of India. Retrieved 7 July 2007.
  4. ^ Central Counselling Board
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  8. ^ addo, vedi. "addovedi". Addovedi. addovedi. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  9. ^ Vidyut sanchaar

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