National Institute of Technology, Agartala
Founded as the Tripura Engineering College in 1965 this college was declared a National Institute of Technology (NIT) in 2006. NIT Agartala or NITA is located in Agartala, Tripura, India.
The institute was made residential from the 2007 – 2008 session with the opening of two boys hostels and one girls hostel. The campus is now totally connected through Wi-Fi. The Institute has a large green floodlighted sports field for cricket and football. It also has separate courts for basketball and volleyball. An auditorium with a capacity of over 1500 is used for important functions while a new auditorium is also under construction.
A plan is under preparation for 335 acres of land where a new campus will be built. The Institute is getting a 33 kilovolt dedicated power supply through Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited, for uninterrupted power supply in the campus. The Institute has also obtained a grant of 12 crore rupees from DoNER for the development of infrastructure, including the extension of the library building and the Academic Building, development of the centralized computer centre, a new water treatment plant and boys’ and girls’ common room.
Studying at NITA
Tripura Engineering College began with the three traditional branches of engineering – civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Computer science and engineering were introduced from the 1999 – 2000 session, and three new degrees – Electrical & Electronics, Production and Transportation Engineering began in 2005 – 2006. In 2006 it became a fully Central Government funded Institution with Deemed to be University status. The Postgraduate programme in structural engineering was recently started by the Civil Engineering dept.
The total seats were increased from 250 to 420 from the academic session 2007 – 2008. This institute offers nine four-year undergraduate programs in engineering. Post graduate Master’s of Technology (M.Tech) courses in chemical engineering, civil engineering, civil and structural engineering, electrical, electronic and computer engineering, instrumentation, and mechanical engineering are also offered. From July 2013, dual-degree courses in engineering physics and a five-year integrated course in applied physics, chemistry and mathematics have also been started. It also has a program in engineering physics. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers a three-year degree leading to a Master’s in Computer Applications (MCA) course. PhD and post-doctorate fellowships are offered by some departments. NIT Agartala also offers a CDAAC programme.
More specialized subjects like hydroinformatics and aeronautics have also been introduced.
Life beyond the classroom
The annual tech-fest, Aayam, and the four day cultural fest, Moksha are organised by the third year undergraduate students. Many other clubs such as the science club, enlightenment club, electronics club, robotics club, Tech-Addicts club, and photography club are available. Sankalp is the techno cultural fest held every year. From 2015 Moksha and Aayam will combine to become Advaitam, a techno-culture festival lasting for 5 days.
Graduates have been recruited by several well-known organizations in India and abroad. Some well known recruiters are: