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 &
NIT Arunachal Pradesh logo

National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh (also known as NIT Arunachal Pradesh) (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, अरुणाचल प्रदेश) is one of the 30 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 ( among the 30 NIT's.


Yupia is around 18 kilometers from Itanagar and around 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 around 2 kilometers. Besides, day and night bus services are available from Guwahati, which is around 400 kilometers from Naharlagun.[1]


Jawaharlal Nehru sought to develop India as a leader in science and technology. The Government started fourteen 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.

The success of technology-based industry led to high demand for technical and scientific education. Due to the enormous costs and infrastructure involved in creating globally respected Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), in 2002 MHRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi decided to upgrade 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 prestigious 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, and they award degrees which have raised their graduates' perceived value. These 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[4] in the remaining states/territories. This would lead to every state in India having its own NIT.

Union Cabinet has approved 10 new NITs in various parts of the 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 is an autonomous T-school. 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 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 this NIT, Dr.C.T. Bhuniya.

NIT Arunachal offers Undergraduate programs in Engineering. The institute has 6 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. 1 more branch is getting opened this academic session namely, Chemical Engineering, and so the total intake will be 230 students this academic year . PhD programme under the Computer Science and Technology branch has been started during the session 2012-2013.


  • 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


NIT Arunachal is a fully residential campus. There are 4 hostels for boys and 2 hostels for girls.[1] Mess is running private. Other basic and advanced facilities are available for student comfort. Each hostel is under the care of a warden. NIT Arunachal has a vibrant hostel culture and students are allotted with different hostels every year.


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 NIT's. This makes it one of the largest such examinations in the world. 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 7 engineering for now .Admission to these programs is through 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 also 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 03-04 October 2013.ATULYAM is an inter-college annual cultural festival of NIT Arunachal Pradesh. Atulyam is one of the important college fests in north east as well as in country. Atulyam has entertainment, fun integrate with awareness and responsibility, creating a holistic and magical environment making this festival grand, extravagant and worthwhile. Altogether 23 events was there in eight categories including theatrics, creat_ev_villaze, Viking zone, rhythm on the floor, literature, sports and Mr. & Ms. Atulyam.

Amit Sana, Runner up 1st Indian Idol performed for NITians at J. C. Bose Academic Block on 1st night of the festival.
Amit Sana enthralled everyone with his soulful voice singing the hits of "Chal Diye"

Social Activity ROSHNI[edit]

Atulyam has involved itself in educating the poor and needy as the light of education is most essential for the growth of a Nation. Atulyam aims to bring to everybody’s notice how important and significant a little conscious effort from their side can be. Roshni is a social activity for integrated and comprehensive social development for the deprived people of the Arunachal Pradesh. It helps the local people of Arunachal Pradesh by various social activities, especially in education development and awareness. It is running by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building.


Dept.of EEE has taken a brilliant initiative by publishingVidyut sanchaar the first ever magazine of NIT Arunachal Pradesh. The vision behind the work is to provide the Students, Faculties and Researchers a common platform for sharing their imagination and creativity in form of writing or art; Also to create an awareness of the ongoing innovations in the field of technology and to inculcate the habit of remaining always hungry for knowledge.


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].


  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. ^ [dead link] Central Counselling Board

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Coordinates: 27°08′59″N 93°43′01″E / 27.1498°N 93.7170°E / 27.1498; 93.7170