National Institute of Technology Delhi

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National Institute of Technology Delhi
NIT Delhi
Type Public institution
Established 2010 (2010)
Academic affiliation
MHRD
Chairman Prof Sanjay Govind Dhande
Director Prof. Ajay K Sharma [1]
Location New Delhi, Delhi, India
Campus Urban
Language English
Website www.nitdelhi.ac.in

The National Institute Of Technology Delhi (Hindi:राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, दिल्ली) (abbreviated NIT Delhi or NITD)is a public engineering institution located in Delhi, India. It has been declared as an Institute of National Importance by an act of Parliament of India.[1] It is one of 31 National Institutes of Technology in India.[2]

History[edit]

An aerial view shot of NIT Delhi Temporary campus at Narela.

The National Institute of Technology, Delhi is one of ten NITs established during the 11th Five Year Plan by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The first batch of students was admitted in the year 2010-11, in three undergraduate Bachelor of Technology degree programmes in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. For two years the institute's academic activities were carried out at National Institute of Technology, Warangal, the mentor institute for NIT Delhi.[1] The institute moved to a temporary campus at Dwarka, New Delhi in August 2012,[1] then to a temporary IAMR campus, sector 7, Narela in February 2014. From academic year 2013-14 the intake in each undergraduate programme was increased to 60 students. A Master of Technology programme in the discipline of Electronics and Communication Engineering with an intake of 15 students was introduced from the academic year 2013-14, followed by a Ph.D. programme that started in January 2014 with an intake of seven research scholars.

Organisation and administration[edit]

The rules, regulations and recommendations for the functioning of all NITs are decided by the NIT Council. The members of the council consist of representatives of all NITs and the MHRD. The institute is governed by a Board of Governors. The director of the institute is an ex-officio member of the Board. It decides on all aspects of the running of the institute.

Academics[edit]

NIT Delhi currently offers only engineering programs in graduate, undergraduate and doctorate level. The Institute offers four-year bachelor's degree programmes in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. It offers two-year master's degree programmes in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering (Analytics). The intake of students to these postgraduate programmes is 15 each. It offers Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programmes in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering.

Admissions[edit]

Undergraduate admission to the institute is through the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) organised by the MHRD's Central Board of Secondary Education. The seats are allotted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority. Fifty percent of seats are reserved under Home State category for Delhi and Chandigarh students. The remaining fifty percent seats are filled by students from other states.

Admission for foreign nationals is carried out by Direct Admission for Students Abroad (DASA) under the MHRD. The admissions are on the basis of the SAT score of the eligible candidates. The number of seats available for foreign nationals in each branch at NIT Delhi is 4 and these are over and above the intake (currently 60) of each branch.

Admissions to the M.Tech Programmes are made on the basis of performance in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

Departments[edit]

Currently, the following four departments are functioning in the institute:-

Research[edit]

The institute conducts theoretical and experimental research, including in the areas of VLSI and embedded systems, advanced magnetohydrodynamics and mathematical modelling of fluid dynamics.

Campus[edit]

Library[edit]

The Central Library, NIT Delhi was established in June 2012 in Dwarka. It moved to its present location IAMR Campus, Narela Institutional Area in February 2014. It is housed on the first floor of the building. The automation of library services is through an RFID library card.

Computer centre[edit]

A computer centre was established in February 2014 and maintains and manages WiFi facility through rack mounted blade servers in the campus having High speed (single mode) fiber backbone, managed by Layer 4 Switches providing 250 Mbit/s (1:1) bandwidth Speed.

Sports facilities[edit]

The college has a sports department with arrangements for several indoor and outdoor games. Indoor games include badminton, table tennis, carom and chess. Outdoor games include cricket, football and basketball. There are grounds for football and volleyball along with a cricket pitch and basketball court.

Student life[edit]

NIT Delhi has cultural and sporting clubs and organisations functioning within the campus. Saptrang, the institute's cultural festival, is a day-long event held during May.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Shenoy, Jaideep (9 August 2012). "NIT Delhi to move to temporary campus on Saturday". Times of India. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "NITs". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°34′57″N 77°03′44″E / 28.5826°N 77.0621°E / 28.5826; 77.0621