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Netaji Subhash Engineering College
Logo of Netaji Subhash Engineering College. Kolkata
Motto● प्रबोधोदय ● विवेकोदय ● उत्कृष्टत्व ● Rise to Knowledge, Rise to Excellence
TypeSelf funded ; aided by World Bank under TEQIP (I & II) (Govt. of India)
EndowmentINR 730 million (US$10 million)(2012)
PrincipalProf. (Dr.) Tirthankar Datta
DirectorDr. Hrishikesh Mandal
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students1000 (per academic year)
Undergraduates820 (per academic year)
Postgraduates180 (per academic year)
Location, ,
ColorsRoyal Blue & White
NicknameNSEC garia (pronunciation: énséc)Panchpota.
Affiliations● B.Tech & M.Tech (West Bengal University of Technology)
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Netaji Subhash Engineering College (Bengali: নেতাজী সুভাষ ইঞ্জিনিয়ারিং কলেজ) or NSEC is a graduate and undergraduate engineering college of eastern India located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Established in 1998, it is situated at Techno City, Panchpota, Garia in the southern part of Kolkata. The institute is noted for its strong academic foundations and ranks as one of the top engineering colleges in the state of West Bengal.[1]


Netaji Subhash Engineering College (NSEC) was set up, keeping in mind the ideals of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who contributed to the Indian Freedom Movement. Netaji believed that true independence could only stem from a strong base in education and technology. The college was set up in 1998 in collaboration with the Techno India Group and The Institute of Computer Engineers (India). The college started with three engineering courses and today is one of the largest self-aided engineering colleges in West Bengal. At its inception, the college was affiliated to the University of Kalyani. In 2002, the college was affiliated by the newly instituted West Bengal University of Technology.


Main Building and Administrative Building

Netaji Subhash Engineering College operates out of its suburban campus in Techno City, Kolkata, Garia in the southern part of Kolkata. The institute is connected to other parts of the city through both railways and roadways. The nearest railway station is the Garia railway station in the Sealdah-Sonarpur section of the Kolkata Suburban Railway and the nearest bus terminus is the Garia Station Bus Stand. The Dhalua Main Road connects the institute to Garia railway station. The Kavi Subhash metro station provides Kolkata Metro Rail connectivity to different parts of the city.

The Basic Engineering & Sciences block



  • Undergraduate

The admission procedure for B.Tech is based on the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) and JEE(Main).

  • Postgraduate

M.Tech admissions are offered through GATE examination and a personal interview. MCA admission entrants are required to qualify the state level entrance test named JECA (Joint Entrance for Computer Application).

  • Doctoral

PhD admissions are offered through personal interview of the Techno India University.


NSEC is approved by:[2]

NBA and TEQIP[edit]

In 2005 the college was given accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering. In April 2008 the same accreditation was given for information technology.[3] The college was also selected for an educational grant from the World Bank in its Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) as one of the few institutes in West Bengal.[4] NSEC ranked Second in Project Implementation of TEQIP (following Jadavpur University which achieved first place in West Bengal).[5] The institute is regarded as one of the best in West Bengal based on the number of students who prefer this college over other private engineering colleges of the state.[6]


There is no such formal ranking system among the engineering colleges of West Bengal, India. However, based on numerous surveys being conducted upon educational benchmarks, campus placements and administrative strength, several unofficial ranking systems place NSEC among the leading engineering colleges of West Bengal, India.[1][7][8] The Institute is ranked among 251-300 rankband in NIRF 2020 Engineering Ranking. Considering the growth and students' career success made over the years, the college is set to be one of the leading engineering institutes in India in near future.

Industry Academia Partnership Initiative[edit]

In 2008, Infosys launched the Campus Connect program, an industry-academia partnership initiative, with 60 colleges in India. The college was one of the institutes that was selected for the program and as of 2015, the program is still active.[9]

Organisation and administration[edit]


  • The Academic Council consists of all the faculty members, Registrar and Librarian
  • The Academic Committee consists of senior faculty members for day-to-day monitoring of academic activities
  • Regular interactions take place with the student representatives
  • Regular meetings with HODs for an exchange of views and career guidance


The college is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and Techno India University. The courses offered by the college under WBUT are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and was accredited by the National Board of Accreditation(NBA). It is one of the best colleges in West Bengal. Its educational records and competitive achievements are unmatched.[citation needed] Students bring here prestigious prize from each category. It manages its own developer student club which is in collaboration with Google Developers Group, Kolkata.

West Bengal University of Technology[edit]

The departments in the college affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology are:

Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering

The Department of Electronics Engineering was established in 1998 and was accredited by the NBA in 2004.

Courses Offered:

  • Under Graduation: Electronics and Communication Engineering (B.Tech)
  • Post Graduation: Communication Engineering (M.Tech)

Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering The Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering was formed under the Department of Electronics in 2006. It became a full-fledged separate department in 2009. This department has the highest number of students who have got jobs in college campusing.

Course Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (B.Tech)

Department of Bio-Medical Engineering The Department of Bio-Medical Engineering was formed under the Department of Electronics in 2002. It became a full-fledged separate department in 2009 offering the B.Tech program in Bio-Med Engineering.

Course Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Bio-Medical Engineering(B.Tech)

Department of Computer Sciences The Department of Computer Sciences was established in 1998 and was accredited by the NBA in 2004.

Courses Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Computer Science Engineering (B.Tech)
  • Post Graduate: Computer Science Engineering (M.Tech)

Department of Information Technology The Department was established in 1998 and was accredited by the NBA in 2007.

Course Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Information Technology (B.Tech)

Department of Electrical Technology The Department of Electrical Technology was instituted in 1998 and was accredited by the NBA in 2004.

Courses Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Electrical Engineering (B.Tech)
  • Post Graduate: Control and Instrumentation Engineering (M.Tech)
  • Post Graduate: Power System Engineering (M.Tech)

Department of Civil Engineering The Department of Civil Engineering was formed in 2012.

Course Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Civil Engineering (B.Tech)

Department of Mechanical Engineering The Department of Mechanical Engineering was formed in 2012.

Course Offered:

  • Under Graduate: Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech)

Department of Computer Applications and Management The Department of Computer Application was established in 2001.

Courses Offered:

  • Under Graduate: BCA, BBA
  • Post Graduate: MCA, MBA

Techno India University[edit]

The Techno India University is accredited by the University Grants Commission (India).[10] The departments in the college affiliated to the Techno India University are:

Department of Computer Sciences

  • Doctoral Program (PhD) in Cellular Automata, Web Intelligence, Distributed Computing, Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia Systems and Compiler Design.[11]

Department of Electrical Engineering

  • Doctoral program (PhD) in Electrical Power System, Electrical Machines and Control Engineering.[12]

Department of Basic Engineering Sciences

  • 3-years undergraduate program covering all branches of Science, the knowledge of which are required in the field of Engineering.[13]

Student life[edit]

NSEC Entrepreneurship Cell[edit]

[14] The Entrepreneurship Cell of NSEC was founded on 21 August 2017.The NSEC E-Cell deploys the learning, gathering and execution based system to develop and enhance the knowledge of the students in fields like startup and B-Plan development, higher education, job consulting, public speaking, personality grooming etc. Projects have been initiated such as hosting a platform called TechTrends to discuss and work on the newer trends in technology, thus working in projects and picking up internships. The main aim was to get a strong and concrete student profile for all college students to prepare them from social challenges. They hosted the Hult Prize event on campus on 11th Nov, 2017.

The NSEC E-cell started on campus the NSEC Campus Diaries which was the first ever educational and entertainment based YouTube v-log of NSEC.

Phoenix, the Official Tech Club[edit]

Phoenix logo

The history of PHOENIX, the official Tech Club of the college, dates back to 2006, when seven students formed a platform that would think beyond the academic courses that everyone studies in college. Thus began Phoenix — the Tech Club. Today, every student of NSEC is essentially a member of Phoenix and the Club is well known in other tech colleges of the state. The functioning of Phoenix stands on its various pillars: The PR Team, the Creative Team, the Database Team, the Web Team, the C Team, the Photography Team etc. Today, besides organising the three big events (Avenir – the annual Tech Fest, Brainstormer – The Inter College Quiz Competition and Kurukshetra – the Intra College Debate Competition) Phoenix holds forums. Presently these are: The C Forum, The Robonix Forum, The SSPD forum and the Web Designing Forum. "Come, Let's Rise", is the motto of the club[15]

Wiki Academy[edit]

The first Wiki Academy of Kolkata was set up at the college in collaboration with Wikimedia Foundation, India. The event witnessed large scale participation of students from colleges and universities.


Richard Stallman at the opening ceremony of NIXAL

Nixal – the GNU/Linux user group of Netaji Subhash Engineering College (NSEC) was formed by the college. The group was the brainchild of a student of the Computer Science & Engineering Department, Mr.Asis Biswas. Nixal was inaugurated by Richard Stallman on 19 February 2003. The group was formed to learn about and contribute to GNU/Linux and spread the message of free software movement. The group follows Open Source Software ethics. After 2005 the activities of NIXAL saw a decline but now it is being revived. Nixal now exists as an open-ended user group and promotes the free software movement through seminars and workshops(FOSS).


The students of the college take part in National Level Competitions. Some of the major competitions are

College Events[edit]

Apart from academic events, the college calendar has a number of other major events:

Freshers' Welcome[edit]

Blossoms, the Freshers' Welcome Party was instituted in 2002 to introduce first year students to college life. Blossoms had seen students' performances as well as bands like Fossils, Eshaan, Colors, Cactus and other Bangla Bands. It was discontinued in 2013 owing to lack of approval from the authorities. Since 2016, a small segment has been introduced in the annual cultural fest to welcome the first year undergraduate will get dirty food and low budget and cheap arrangement which is very disappointing for freshers.

Annual Tech Fest[edit]

The Annual Tech Fest Avenir is one of the earliest Tech Fests of Kolkata was set up with help from Kshitij of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.[16] The tech fest has seen participants from almost all major engineering colleges of West Bengal. It started in 2003 with a participation of 100 people. Over the years it has grown enormously with Avenir 2014 seeing participants count of over 4000 from all major engineering colleges of the state but organised once in 4 years.[17]

Annual Techno-management fest of NSEC

Annual Cultural Fest[edit]

Mesmerizer, the annual cultural fest of NSEC was often regarded as one of the well-regarded college fests of Kolkata. It used to be a big budget show sponsored by MNCs like IBM, Wipro, Air India, Coca-Cola and Hero-Honda. The cultural program constituted of a blend of rock and classical music. With the inception in 2002, the fest saw performances from major bangla bands like Fossils, Chandrabindoo, Nachiketa, Cactus and Bhoomi. Celebrities who have performed at the college include KK, Kunal Ganjawala, Neeraj Shridhar, Javed Ali, Euphoria, Bombay Vikings, Bangladeshi band Miles, bangla bands like Lakkichhara, Eeshaan, Prithibi, Morruddyan and Underground Authority. The fest added several new feathers and colors to its charm before it got revived in 2016 as Mesmerizer Rebirth. Almost all major engineering, medical and general degree colleges get guest invitation to this mesmerizing fest and the crowd response remains magical every year.


In the 20 years since its inception, there has never been a formal alumni association of the college, nor any formal alumni reunions. However, since 2015, various departments, on their initiative, have set up formal alumni associations and have held reunions/interactions with alumni of the department.

  • Homecoming - ECE Alumni Meet: The annual reunion of the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized by the ECE Alumni Association since 2015.
  • Melange - CSE Alumni Meet: The annual alumni meet of the department of Computer Science and Engineering organized by the CSE Alumni Association since 2015.[18]
  • Inceptra- IT Alumni Meet: The alumni meet of the Department of Information & Technology is known as "Inceptra" and was first held in August 2015.
  • Smriti - Bio-medical Alumni Meet: The annual reunion of the Bio-medical Department of the college held since 2015.
  • S’accorder - BCA/MCA Alumni Meet: The alumni meet of the Department of Computer Applications of the college was first held in 2016.
  • Samhar - EIE Alumni Meet: The annual alumni meet of the department Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering organized by Aikatan, the EIE Alumni Association since 2015.

Student Organisations[edit]

The college had once been a hotbed of student politics in the early years of the New Millennium. There was a prominent student body on the campus, affiliated to the Students' Federation of India who used to interact with the college management to negotiate student rights and general improvements on infrastructure and campus recruitment. Since 2011, there have been no student organisations, apart from the student-founded Tech Club Phoenix and the Departmental Alumni Associations formed by the students in some of the departments.

ECE Alumni Association[edit]

The ECE Alumni Association

The ECE Alumni Association [19] is a voluntary organization of the faculty, ex-students and present students of the Department. It was formed to foster enhanced interaction between the former and present students of the department. The association organizes seminars/workshops/talks all around the year where prominent ex-students from around the world are invited back to campus. The Association also organizes its annual reunion, "Homecoming" between February and April every year. Since 2017, several alumni funded scholarships have been established through the association to support academically gifted students from the department in their research and professional development.

CSE Alumni Association[edit]

The CSE Alumni Association is a platform for Alumni, Students & Faculty of CSE department to connect & interact. It was formed to engage the CSE department as well as its global community to support and advance the program's excellence. The association organizes different alumni activity like seminars/talks all around the year.[20] The Association also organizes its annual reunion, "Melange" in the month of October every year.[21]

Aikatan: EIE Alumni Association[edit]

Aikatan, meaning 'Harmony', is the official Alumni association of Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering department of Netaji Subhash Engineering College.[22] It was founded in 2014 to promote interaction among the alumni and the students of the Instrumentation department. The association organizes its annual reunion, "Samhar" in March every year since 2015.


The majority of students from the college are placed in the software industry. A few students choose the core engineering sectors.[23] Many students opt for higher education, pursuing the likes of Masters/PhD or MBA in institutes of India and abroad. Alumni[citation needed] from the college can be found in many premiere universities around the globe such as: Arizona State University, City University of New York, Georgia Tech, Imperial College London, Iowa State University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Max Planck Society, McGill University, National University of Singapore, New York University, Ohio State University, Stanford University, State University of New York at Buffalo, Technical University of Dresden, Trinity College Dublin, University of Bristol, University of Cincinnati, University of Florida, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Nottingham, University of Southampton, University of Southern California, University of Utah, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Tech, etc. Many students have earned a place at the Indian Institutes of Management, Indian Institutes of Technology, XLRI, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, National Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management Development Institute.

Alumni are well placed in various multinational companies all over the world such as Accenture, Airbus, Amazon, AMD, Apple Inc., Axis Bank, CapGemini, Carl Zeiss AG, Cirrus Logic, Cognizant, Deloitte, Ericsson, HCL Enterprise, IBM, ICICI Bank, Idea Cellular, Intel, Infosys, Microsoft, Mindtree, Oracle, Samsung, SAP AG, Siemens, Synopsys, Syntel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Elxsi, Wipro, Verizon and alike and in nationalized sectors such as Air India, Allahabad Bank, BSNL, Department of Space Semiconductor Laboratory, National Thermal Power Corporation, State Bank of India, Steel Authority of India Limited, etc. Defence establishments like the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army visit the campus to take students from the college.[23] NSEC records the highest placements in the Techno India Group. A few have gone on to take up academic positions at National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Technology and various self-aided engineering colleges across India.

Several NSEC graduates have gone on to become successful entrepreneurs as well as agents of social change by joining the coveted Teach for India Fellowship Program and Child Rights and You (CRY).

Notable Alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Top Engineering Colleges In West Bengal. (2011-02-03). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  2. ^ Netaji Subhash Engineering College. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  3. ^ NBA Accreditation NBA Website in the article: List of New Accredited Programmes of Technical Institutions of 19 July 2008
  4. ^ Techno India Group Techno India Group Website Archived 12 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ The Telegraph Kolkata 12 February 2008 The Telegraph Website
  6. ^ The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Metro | Students set tech standards. (2010-08-02). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  7. ^ » Top & Best Engineering Colleges in West Bengal. (2011-05-13). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  8. ^ West Bengal's best engineering colleges 2012. (2013-09-16). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  9. ^ The Infosys Campus Connect Programme | World Economic Forum - The Infosys Campus Connect Programme. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  10. ^ University. (2012-08-16). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  11. ^ Netaji Subhash Engineering College. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  12. ^ Netaji Subhash Engineering College. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  13. ^ Netaji Subhash Engineering College. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
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  15. ^ Phoenix Archived 13 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  16. ^ Chanda, Barsheekee (1 April 2013). "Avenir - The Annual techno-management fest of Netaji Subhash Engineering College". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  17. ^ 2K16, Avenir. "Avenir - The Annual Tech Fest of NSEC". Facebook. Facebook. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  18. ^
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 March 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ Association, AEIE Alumni. "About Aikatan". Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  23. ^ a b

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