National Institute of Technology, Silchar

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National Institute of Technology Silchar
National Institute Of Technology Silchar Logo.svg
MottoTejasvi nāvadhītamastu
Motto in English
Let our study be enlightening
TypePublic engineering school
Established1967 (55 years ago) (1967)
ChairpersonGautam N. Mehra
DirectorSivaji Bandyopadhyay [1]
Academic staff
213 (2022)[2]
Students4,417 (2022)[2]
Undergraduates3,036 (2022)[2]
Postgraduates670 (2022)[2]
711 (2022)[2]
Location, ,
CampusUrban 625 acres[3]

National Institute Of Technology Silchar (NIT Silchar or NITS) is one of the 31 NITs of India and was established in 1967 as a Regional Engineering College in Silchar. In 2002, it was upgraded to the status of National Institute of Technology and was declared as Institute of National Importance under the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007.


The Regional Engineering College at Silchar (Assam) was founded in 1967 as a joint venture between the Government of India and the State Government of Assam to cater to the country's need for manpower in technology. RECs were jointly operated by the central government and the Assam state government.

The college was conferred with autonomy in financial and administrative matters[when?]. In 2002, the institution was granted Deemed University status and was renamed as the National Institute of Technology, Silchar. In 2007, through the NIT Bill, the Indian government declared the National Institutes of Technology as Institutes of National Importance.[3]


The institute is located at 24.75°N, 92.79°E by the Silchar-Hailakandi road, twelve kilometers from the city of Silchar in the state of Assam.

Organisation and 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 the board of governors and the Senate. The board is headed by the chairperson, who is appointed by the visitor. The director, who is appointed by the Visitor, 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.[4][5] NIT Silchar is the Mentor Institute of NIT Nagaland.[6]


Engineering departments[edit]

Non-engineering departments[edit]


NIT Silchar offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Engineering, Science and Humanities with 11 departments. The annual intake for the B.Tech. program is more than 632 (632 as of 2015). The institute also offers different post graduation programs in Engineering, Science and Management. The institute also has a Kendriya Vidyalaya school up to Class XII.[8] Now, the Kendriya Vidyalaya has got its own campus inside the institute. The institute has its own kids school near to computer science building.

Undergraduate programs[edit]

The institute awards B.Tech. degrees in all six disciplines under the engineering departments.[9] Admission to these programs is through the JEE-Main. NITS 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).[10]

In the four-year program of B.Tech, the first year instruction is common across all disciplines, in which students are taught the basic courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Professional communication, Basics of Computer Programming, Basic Engineering Drawing, and Basic Mechanical Workshop.

Postgraduate programs[edit]

The institute offers M.Tech. and M.Sc. degrees in various disciplines.[9] The institute also offers MBA degree in Human Resource, Marketing and Finance.

Faculty Quarters at NIT Silchar, Assam

Rankings and Reputation[edit]

University rankings
General – international
Times (World) (2020)[11]801-1000
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2022)[12]76
Engineering – India
NIRF (2022)[13]38

NIT Silchar was ranked 38th among all engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2022, and is ranked as the 8th best NIT amongst the 31 NITs across the country. The Times Higher Education World University Ranking ranked National Institute of Technology Silchar 801-1000 in 2020 rankings.[14]


Students are admitted for the undergraduate courses through the JEE-Main conducted by National Testing Agency [NTA], . Admission to the M.Tech and PhD courses are primarily based on scores in the GATE exam, conducted by the IITs. Faculty from other institutes work as research scholars under Quality Improvement Program (QIP).[15]


  • The ABP News National Education Awards has decided to honour NIT Silchar, with the Outstanding Engineering Institute, East India.[16]
  • NIT Silchar has been given the award of best engineering college in eastern India by ASSOCHAM in the National Education Excellence Awards 2014 and 2015.[17][18]


The institute has received funding in a number of international and domestic research projects with academia and industry in the past few years. Faculty from the institute have received 4 international projects in 2019 under the SPARC program of MHRD [19] with University of Saarland, Germany, Dalhousie University, Canada, Queen's University, Canada and Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom. The institute has also received projects with universities in France [20] and Finland.[21] There are ongoing research projects with SERB, DST, DIT, MNRE, CSIR, BRNS, BARC, UGC, AICTE, MeitY, CPRI, under Govt. of India.[22]

Student life[edit]

Technical and Cultural fests[edit]

The annual technical and management festival of NIT Silchar, Tecnoesis,[23] is held every year in the month of October. It comprises various events like competitions, exhibits, coding rounds, hackathons, robotic events and talks from guest speakers from all over India.

The annual cultural fest of Incandescence, is held every year in the month of February. Various artists, singers, celebs are invited from all over the country. It also comprises the Gliterati, the annual fashion show of NITS and ThunderMarch, a metal concert.[24]

Papon (singer) in 2014 Fest


  1. ^ "The Director". NITS. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  2. ^ a b c d e "NIRF 2022" (PDF). NIT Silchar.
  3. ^ a b "About NIT Silchar". NITS. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Administration in NIT Silchar". NITS. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Organization Structure of NIT Silchar" (PDF). NITS. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  6. ^[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ "List of Departments in NIT Silchar". NITS. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Kendriya Vidyalaya in NIT Silchar". KV_NITS. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
  9. ^ a b NITS Academics
  10. ^ DASA Homepage
  11. ^ "Top 1000 World University Rankings 2020". Times Higher Education. 2019.
  12. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 15 July 2022.
  13. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 15 July 2022.
  14. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". Ministry of Education.
  15. ^ Quality Improvement Program (QIP)
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-07-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "NIT-Silchar bags excellence award by ASSOCHAM - Times of India". 2014-08-03. Retrieved 2018-01-13.
  18. ^ "World University Rankings". Times Higher Education (THE). 2020-08-25. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  19. ^ SPARC Proposals
  20. ^ CEFIPRA Project
  21. ^ Project in 2019
  22. ^ Annual Report Projects
  23. ^ "Tecnoesis Website".
  24. ^ "Gymkhana Activities". National Institute of Technology, Silchar. Retrieved 30 January 2019.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°45′27″N 92°47′07″E / 24.757432°N 92.78537°E / 24.757432; 92.78537