National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur

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National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान हमीरपुर
NITH logo.jpg
Former names
Regional Engineering College, Hamirpur
Motto उद्यमेन हि सिद्धयान्ति कार्याणि न मनोरथैः॥ (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
No substitute for hard work
Type Public
Established 1986
Affiliation Ministry of Human Resource Development
Director Ajay K. Sharma [1]
Undergraduates 3000
Postgraduates 300
Location Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Campus Urban
Acronym NITH

The National Institute of Technology Hamirpur (abbreviated as NIT Hamirpur or NITH) is a public engineering college located in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is one of the thirty one National Institutes of Technology established, administered and funded by MHRD. NIT Hamirpur offers a comprehensive curriculum for undergraduate, graduate and doctorate studies in various fields of engineering, pure sciences and humanities.[2]



The institute came into existence on 7th, August 1986 as Regional Engineering College, Hamirpur in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India, it was a joint enterprise of the Government of India and the Government of Himachal Pradesh. The classes commenced at Government Polytechnic College, Hamirpur as REC Hamirpur did not have a campus initially. The classes and administration moved to current location in 1987 when few buildings were constructed. At the inception, the institute only had three departments, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Later, two more departments Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering were added in 1988 and 1989 respectively. The department of Architecture was established in 2000. Recently in 2013, Chemical Engineering department also came into existence. The institute only offered undergraduate courses until 2005, when it started offering graduate and Ph.D programs.

On 26 June 2002, REC Hamirpur was awarded the status of deemed university and upgraded into a National Institute of Technology. As a result of this transition the institute came under the sole purview of the Government of India. It was awarded the status of Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament along with other NITs and IITs. NIT Hamirpur has been ranked as best NIT in terms of infrastructure by the World Bank in 2007.[3]

Departments and centres[edit]

NIT Hamirpur has 15 departments and 2 centres of excellence. The academic departments at NIT Hamirpur include the following

  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Management and Humanities
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Energy and Environment
  • Material Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

The two centres of excellence located at NIT Hamirpur are

  • Centre for Excellence in Energy & Environment
  • Centre for Material Science and Engineering


Computer Centre[edit]

Computer Centre is a central facility, which caters to the needs of academic departments. The aim of the centre is to provide professional services, promote and assist the use of new computing technology among the students, staff and administration.[4]

Central Library[edit]

The institute library was set up in 1986 in one room of Government Polytechnic Hamirpur and was shifted to the institute campus in 1988 in Visvesvarya Block. At present it is in a separate building with the floor area of 3200 square meters. The library has more than 75,000 books and numerous scientific journals in both print and electronic format. The reading halls of the library can accommodate around 600 people at a time.[5]


NIT Hamirpur provides sports facilities for indoor and outdoor games. Teams are sent out to compete in university-level sports competition. Sports facilities include cricket, football, lawn tennis, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton and athletics.[6]

Health Centre[edit]

NIT Hamirpur has its own health centre. It is equipped with basic medical facilities and in case of emergency, patients are referred to the Zonal Hospital, Hamirpur.[7]


The institute campus is situated in the Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh, India, at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level. The campus spawns across 320 acres and is located on a hilly terrain which is surrounded by pine trees. The distance to campus from main bus terminus of Hamirpur city is approximately 4 kilometres.

Being a residential campus, there are ten boys' hostels and three girls' hostels, with residences for the faculty and staff. Some hostels have four-seated or triple-seated rooms, while others have doublets and singlets. Mega Hostel is the newest and largest in its capacity.[8]


Boys' Hostels

  • Kailash Boys' Hostel
  • Shivalik Boys' Hostel
  • Dhauladhar Boys' Hostel
  • Vindhyachal Boys' Hostel
  • Mani Mahesh Boys' Hostel
  • Neelkanth Boys' Hostel
  • Satpura Hostel
  • Mega Hostel Block-III
  • Himadri Hostel
  • Himgiri Hostel

Girls' Hostels

  • Parvati Girls' Hostel
  • Ambika Girls' Hostel


Hill 'Ffair and Nimbus are the cultural and technical festivals respectively.


Students performing at Open Air Theater during Hill'ffair 2005

Hill'ffair is a cultural event of the institute, organised at the national level, with the involvement of well known bands, singers, musicians, artist, poets and participants from all across the country. Three days of performance with over a wide genre of dance, music, drama. The fact that the students of our institute and various other institutes showcase their talent makes Hill'ffair unique in its league.[9]

During the days of Hill'ffair the open-air theatre becomes the nerve-centre for all activity. The rock show, fashion parade, and the Mr. and Miss Hill'ffair competitions are some of the most popular events.


Nimbus is the annual technical festival of National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is touted to be an amalgamation of ideas, expressions, innovations,prototypes, knowledge channels, taken to the most premier levels.

Clubs and societies[edit]

ISTE Students Chapter


In 2004, the students of NITH started a literacy mission called "Prayas", to help the poor children residing around the NITH campus. Prayas aims to help kids through the problems faced by them in their studies. The daily classes of Prayas are held at lecture halls of NITH which are attended by more than 150 kids and around 100 student tutors.[10]


GLUG NITH is a moniker for the GNU/Linux User Group of National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur. GLUG NITH is mainly designed to cater to the GNU/Linux related needs of the students, faculty, staff, and anybody else belonging to NIT Hamirpur. GLUG NITH organises workshops promoting Linux OS, open source software and creating an environment of coding & collaboration among the students.[11]

Rotaract Club NITH[edit]

Rotaract club, NIT Hamirpur is an affiliate of Rotary club Hamirpur and has rendered its services for the welfare of the people of Hamirpur. The members of the club actively support the local community, raise money for charity and conduct blood donation camps.

Departmental Societies[edit]

There are departmental technical societies on the campus which help in organizing technical talks, workshops and technical competitions for students. The active technical societies on campus are

  • Computer Science & Engineers Community(CSEC)
  • Society of Civil Engineering(C-SOC)
  • Society For Promotion of Electronics Culture (SPEC)
  • Society of Mechanical Engineers (SOME)
  • Forum of Computer Engineers (FORCE)
  • Electrical Society (ELSOC)
  • Society of Chemical Engineering (DRAVYA)


According to Edu-Rand Rankings of 2015, NIT Hamirpur is ranked as the 30th best Engineering College of India.[12] Also it has been ranked 11th among 31 NITs.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Director NITH". Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  2. ^ "About NITH". Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  3. ^ "NITH Newsletter, Aug 2008" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Computer Centre NITH". Retrieved 2016-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Central Library NITH". Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  6. ^ "Sports Complex NITH". Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  7. ^ "Health Centre NITH". Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  8. ^ "Hostels NITH". Retrieved 2016-02-17. 
  9. ^ "Hill'ffair". Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  10. ^ "Litracy Mission Prayas". Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  11. ^ "GLUG NITH". Retrieved 2016-02-17. 
  12. ^ "Best engineering colleges in India". 
  13. ^ "NIT Trichy or NIT Warangal: Which one tops the list?". 

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Coordinates: 31°42′25″N 76°31′35″E / 31.7070°N 76.5263°E / 31.7070; 76.5263