National Institute of Technology Puducherry (NIT Puducherry)
National Institute of Technology Puducherry
Karaikal, Puducherry-609 609.
The National Institute of Technology Puducherry or NIT Puducherry is an ‘Institute of National Importance’, functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India. It’s a premier autonomous technical Institute of the region, established under the 11th Five year plan vide order No.F-23-13/2009-TS dated 30th October, 2009 by an act of parliament (NIT act 2007).
Historical Background: An Overview:
NIT Puducherry started functioning from the academic year 2010-2011 onwards, from its transit yet independent campus, at Arignar Anna Government Arts and Science College, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal.
It commenced with three pioneering Engineering departments – namely, (1) Computer Science and Engineering (2) Electronics and Communication Engineering and (3) Electrical and Electronics Engineering at undergraduate level.
It saw the addition of B. Tech course in Mechanical engineering and M. Tech Courses in Computer Science and Engineering in the year 2014.
Though in Transit campus yet, it is self-sustained and well equipped with the necessary amenities to meet the needs of the students. Smart classrooms, well equipped laboratories, library with sufficient and good number of books, seminar halls, conference rooms, administrative block, self sufficient Hostels, volleyball field, basketball court, ample ground to conduct sports events and canteen for dining etc make up the solid foundation of the Institute.
Presently NIT Puducherry serves to be a brand name, attracting students country and worldwide. The Institute admits students into the B.Tech degree program on the basis of ranks obtained in the Joint Entrance Examination Main since 2013 (prior ,through AIEEE till 2012) , and through the scheme of Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA).
The students are admitted into M.Tech programme through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Recently, NITPY has started the Ph.D program and demand for seats is increasing in fervour.
Present Status: A Glance
Currently, NITPY has grown to be one of the most respected names in the field of technical education in the country. Today, the institution is recognized as an institute of national importance along with the IITs and IIMs by the NIT Act. The dynamic and constantly evolving academic programme curriculum reflects the institute’s commitment to stay abreast with the expanding frontiers of knowledge worldwide and its commitment to a well groomed academic curriculum.
The institute believes in holistic development of a student’s personality along with providing him/her a solid knowledge platform. It nurtures an ambience where creativity and new ideas flourish, by imparting learning blended with excellence, to create worthy leaders and technocrats of tomorrow.
“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy” hence, extra-curricular activities enjoy equal importance towards overall development of students, making them fit for the multifaceted challenges of the corporate world.