National Institute of Technology Agartala (NIT Agartala)
National Institute of Technology, Agartala
P.O.: Former Tripura Engineering College
Barjala, Jirania, TRIPURA (W)
The Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) issued the official notification for conversion of Tripura Engineering College, Agartala to National Institute of Technology Agartala or NIT Agartala w.e.f. 01.04.2006 vide notification No. F. 20-20/2004/TS III/ dated 10.03.2006. This is the 20th NIT in India and 2nd in the North-Eastern region.
The Institute (i.e. erstwhile Tripura Engineering College) was established in 1965 with three branches at UG level viz Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. It was initially affiliated to Calcutta University and had the same curriculum structure and examination system of Bengal Engineering College, like other institutes affiliated to the University. After the establishment of Tripura University, the institute got affiliated to the new Tripura University. Degree course in Computer Science & Engineering was started in 1999-2000 Academic Session. Three new branches viz. Electrical & Electronics Engineering (now Electronics & Communication Engineering), Production Engineering and Civil &Transportation Engineering were introduced in this Institute during 2005-2006 session. Two more new courses viz. Electronics & Instrumentation and Chemical Engineering were also introduced in undergraduate level from the Academic Session 2010-11. From the Academic Session 2012-13 Bio-Engineering at undergraduate level has been started in the Institute. Apart from this, Institute also offer MBA, MCA programmes and M.Sc course in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry along with dual degree programme in Engineering Physics and science courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and C-DAC centre for imbibing vocational education within the academic and industrial community.
The institute has impelled the dispersion of quality education and pioneering research in the field of Science and Technology, Social Upliftment and Rural developments in the highly segregated regions of the North-East India.
After conversion, NIT Agartala started its journey with six department having student strength 750 in the year 2006. Whereas in 2014 the Institute to grows in manifold having nine departments in the undergraduate with PG and Ph.D. The total strength has been increased upto 3634 including 572 PG and 234 nos. of Ph.D scholars. The institute has also introduced Doctorate of Science and Doctorate of Engineering from the year 2012 in their respective field of research. The students and scholars of the Institute enjoy scholarships from TEQIP, AICTE and MHRD. The Institute offers scholarships to its Post-Doctoral Fellows. NIT Agartala was recently approved to be a QIP Minor Centre in the year 2012 and now accepts QIP scholars from the other institute of repute.
At present about 3500 students are studying in NIT Agartala. Under graduate students are admitted as per ranking of Joint Entrance Examination (Main). M.Tech students are admitted on the basis of Common Counselling based on all India ranking in GATE examination. Ph.D scholars are admitted through interview by making wide publicity in All India newspapers. The institute at present has adequate number of faculty members. Hostel facility for the students is available in the Institute. A 1000 (one thousand) capacity boys hostel and 500 (five hundred) capacity girls hostel have been made operational and the construction of another 1500 capacity hostel is going on and it is expected to be completed soon. The institute has a hospital attached to it having adequate number of Doctors. There is a primary health centre at Jirania which is only 4 (four) km. from NIT, Agartala. There are 2 (two) medical colleges and hospitals namely “ Agartala Govt. Medical College” and “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar memorial medical college and hospital” and a referral hospital namely “Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital” at Agartala which are only 17 km. from NIT, Agartala.
Massive work of infrastructure development is going on in the campus for the construction of more hostel, staff quarters, academic blocks, and facilities for recreational activities. The laboratories of the Institute have been equipped with modem facilities. Experienced and highly qualified young and motivated faculties are the main strength of Institute. The Institute is also utilizing the expertise of renowned faculty members (Regular & Retired) of Jadavpur University, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore etc by inviting them as visiting professors.
The institute has established academic tie-up with IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, Jadavpur University, IIEST(Formerly BESU), NITK Surathkal, NIT Warangal apart from other renowned University / Institute of India and abroad. All NITs of India are being academically networked.