National Institute of Technology Hamirpur (NIT Hamirpur)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY HAMIRPUR,
PIN 177 005
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur or NIT Hamirpur was established in the year 1986 as a joint enterprise of the Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh as a Regional Engineering College which was converted to NIT bestowing the status of a deemed University by MHRD in 2002. The Institute enjoys complete autonomy in academic affairs and it is managed by an autonomous Board of Governors consisting of nominees of the Central and State Governments, Industry and other Educational Institutions/Universities. The Institute is fully financed by MHRD, Government of India since April 2003. In conformity with the policy of Government of India, 50% seats are reserved for students from Himachal Pradesh and remaining 50% are earmarked for students from other States. A few seats are also available for Foreign Students under Self Financing Scheme of Government of India.
The NIT Hamirpur campus is located at Hamirpur District of Himachal Pradesh. The campus has an area of 230 acres in the picturesque surrounding and facing snow clad Dhauladhar Mountain ranges. It is surrounded by lush green pine trees. The campus is well laid with roads, electricity installations, water supply, underground drainage, etc. The place has healthy climate with moderate temperature ranging from 04 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius with an altitude of 900 meters.
The Institute provides undergraduate and postgraduate education in engineering fostering the spirit of national integration among the students, a close interaction with industry and a strong emphasis on research, both basic and applied. The Institute has made tremendous strides in the areas of curriculum development, laboratory & infrastructure development and research. The Institute offers UG, PG and PhD programs in various disciplines of engineering. All the UG programs are accredited by NBA for a period of five years w.e.f January 2008.
The campus is situated at Anu in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh and is 4 Kms from main bus stand of Hamirpur on Hamirpur – Toni Devi road. The city of Hamirpur is well connected with the rest of the country by road. The nearest broad gauge rail head is at Una (Himachal Pradesh) which is 80 Kms from Hamirpur.The nearest airport is at Dharamshala (Gaggal, district Kangra) which is about 75 Kms from Hamirpur.