National Institute of Technology, Goa
The National Institute of Technology Goa (also known as NIT Goa or NITG) was set up, using Rs 250 crore provided by central government, in 2010. The first batch of students was admitted in the year 2010-11. During its initial years, NIT Goa was mentored by National Institute of Technology, Surathkal.
The Goa State Government had proposed that 50% of the seats in this Institute should be reserved for State of Goa but the Union HRD ministry wanted Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Lakshwadweep students to be grouped with Goa students for the 50% reservation. After the locals opposed the idea, the Government of India agreed to 50% reservation exclusively for the state of Goa. The temporary campus is located in the Goa Engineering College (GEC) Campus Farmagudi, Ponda approximately 29 km southeast of Panaji, capital of Goa. The permanent campus is to come up in an area of 300 acres, spanning from Cuncolim to Balli.
A three storey building inside the Goa Engineering College (GEC) campus has been renovated with various classrooms, laboratories, administrative section and a conference hall. Each classroom, laboratory and conference hall possess facilities such as multimedia projectors and internet.
Studying at NITG
The Institute offers under Graduate and Post Graduate courses in three Engineering Departments: (1) Computer Science and Engineering (2) Electronics and Communication Engineering and (3) Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
The Institute also offers Ph.D in all the three above mentioned engineering departments. Along with that the Institute offers Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics and English. The Institute admits students into the B.Tech degree program on the basis of ranks obtained in the Joint Entrance Examination JEE. 30 students are admitted in each branch.
For M.Tech Programme, the Institute admits students through the GATE score. Each department is offering 20 seats for the M.Tech programme, out of which 18 seats will be filled up through CCMT and the remaining 2 seats are meant for the sponsored candidates.
Life beyond the classroom
Coriolis is the annual Science and Technology Festival at NIT GOA. ‘Spectra’ is the first techno-cultural student fest of NIT Goa.
NITG has an impressive placement record.