National Institute of Technology Sikkim

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National Institute of Technology Sikkim
राष्ट्रीय प्रोद्योगिकी संस्थान सिक्किम
Motto चरैवेति
Motto in English
Keep Moving
Established 2010
Type Public
Endowment Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.
Director Prof. A.B. Samaddar [1]
Location Ravangla, Sikkim, India
27°17′51″N 88°21′26″E / 27.297505°N 88.357221°E / 27.297505; 88.357221Coordinates: 27°17′51″N 88°21′26″E / 27.297505°N 88.357221°E / 27.297505; 88.357221
Website www.nitsikkim.ac.in
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National Institute Of Technology Sikkim (NIT Sikkim or NITSKM) is an Institute of National Importance in Sikkim state of India. It is one of the 30 National Institutes of Technology in India. And is one among the ten new NITs [2] established by the Ministry Of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India .

History[edit]

National Institute of Technology, Sikkim is one among the ten newly established NITs by the Government of India under the 11th Five year Plan, 2009.[3] NIT Sikkim started functioning in August, 2010.

Campus[edit]

A view of the Ravangla Campu
NIT Sikkim, Ravangla Campus

Currently it is being operated from temporary campus at the Barfung Block, Ravangla Sub Division of South Sikkim. It is likely to continue its activities at Ravangla Campus till its permanent campus comes up at Khamdong, Sikkim.[4] It is managed by the NIT Sikkim Society registered under the Societies Act.

Academics[edit]

All courses and examinations are conducted in English language as the only mode of instruction. NIT Sikkim offers a 4-year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programme in six engineering fields, 2-year Master of Technology (M.Tech) programme in Computer Science and Engineering, and PhD Programme in many disciplines. Admission to undergraduate programmes is taken through the National level engineering entrance examination - JEE (MAINS). Prior to JEE (MAINS),students were admitted through AIEEE. Admission to (M.Tech) programme is taken through CCMT.

Departments[edit]

NIT Sikkim started admitting students for the academic session 2010-11 with an intake of 30 students each in ECE, EEE and CSE department. Currently it offers Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in following six departments:

Admissions to the (B.Tech) programme in the Institute are based on JEE(Main)(replacing AIEEE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and through the counselling conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) (earlier CCB).

Campus facilities[edit]

Currently it is operating from a temporary campus at Ravangla. Its temporary campus still provides lots of facilities to its students.

Library[edit]

The institute has a central library which caters to all the academic needs of students. The library also subscribes to a number of scientific journals and magazines.

Internet accessibility[edit]

The academic buildings are all Wi-Fi enabled and they are connected through high speed LAN too. All the labs are also connected to the internet through high speed LAN. Almost all hostels are provided with internet facility through Wi-Fi or LAN and other hostels will also be provided in near future.

Auditorium[edit]

An Auditorium is inside the campus for important occasions and cultural events.

Hostels[edit]

The Institute provides boarding facilities to the students and the faculty members, on the campus. The Institute provides separate hostels for the male and female students with separate mess facilities.

Sports[edit]

The Institute has playgrounds with facilities for playing cricket, football, volleyball etc. It also has facilities to play badminton, table tennis etc. The institution also hosts a number of intra-sports tournaments for its students which are handled by the student body of NIT Sikkim.

  • Sports Week provides opportunity for the students to participate in inter-department volleyball, football, table-tennis, badminton and kho-kho tournaments as well as athletic events.
  • Xplode Cricket Cup is the annual intra-NIT cricket tournament.
  • Sangharsh'. is the annual chess tournament .

The students are also encouraged to participate in events like Inter NIT sports meet. Sports are thoroughly promoted with the aim that leaders of tomorrow need to be good sportsperson.

Technical And Cultural Activities[edit]

"ABHIYANTRAN" is the Annual Tech Fest of the Institute.Abhiyantran encompasses an entire gamut of events that test the technical skills and thought process of aspiring engineers from all branches with problems which check the technical knowledge as well as the intellect. Events like Robotics, Hardware and Software Designing, Paper Presentations, provide the perfect stage for young minds to display their talents. It witnesses participation from different Engineering Colleges, and different companies extend their support by sponsoring the events and organizing workshops.

"UDGAM" is the Annual Cultural Fest organised by the Student body of the Institute.[5]The cadence of life touches right note when it blossoms with all colors. Brushing of all shades of human emotion and artistic flair plays an important role in an all-round development. And this cultural extravaganza provides opportunity to all the students for the realization of this very purpose. The event is a culmination of sound and lights, of music and arts, of dances and drama, of thoughts and words, the perfect place to bring out the artist in everyone and to break the rut of daily life.


The Electronics and Communication Department has its unique tech-society, ANUVRAT which organizes the most exciting technical events and quizzes round the year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Director, NIT Sikkim". 
  2. ^ "Sikkim has its own NIT". MINGLEBOX.COM. 
  3. ^ "Elevent five year plan 2007-12,section 6.83" (PDF). Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "new campus at Khamdong". Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "NIT Sikkim cultural fest". Bridge NIT journal. 

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