National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar Overview

  Silchar   UGC, AICTE, MHRD   ESTD 1967
  Silchar   UGC, AICTE, MHRD   ESTD 1967

About College

National Institute of Technology Silchar, earlier called as Regional Engineering College was established in the year 1967.  The academic program in NIT Silchar kicked-off in the year 1977. The institute was recognized as Deemed to be University in 2002.

This fully funded NIT was declared as the Institute of National Importance in 2007. The institute offers many courses on several academic levels like undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate. These courses include B. Tech, M. Tech, MBA, M.Sc. and PhD.

There are several specializations available in the institute such as Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering etc to choose.

National Institutional Ranking Framework has placed NIT Silchar on 65th position in 2019. NIT Silchar ranking is 10th among other top government universities given by India Today.

According to Data Quest, National Institute of Technology Silchar is on the 18th place among other engineering colleges and 14th among top government T-schools. NIT Silchar World ranking is 65.

209 expert faculty members run the institution under the guidance of chairman and director of the institute Prof. Sivaji Bandyopadhyay. These faculty members have years of teaching experience and they fill their students’ minds with the light of knowledge.

In this co-ed institute, students are trained for the competitive world outside and to push their academic limits to reach excellence. NIT Silchar faculty members also make the students skilled for NIT Silchar placement process.

NIT Silchar Courses offered and Fee Structure

NIT Silchar offers many undergraduate engineering courses for students like B. Tech in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering etc.

Postgraduate courses offered by the institute include M. Tech in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Power and Energy Systems Engineering, Material & Manufacturing Technology etc. Doctorate courses include PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering etc.

NIT Silchar fee structure for B. Tech and M. Tech course is 1.3 lakh and 70,000 per annum, respectively.

NIT Silchar Course Highlights

  • On UG level, the institute offers full-time four-year engineering courses called bachelor degree.
  • On PG level, the institute offers full-time two-year engineering courses.
  • On the doctorate level, the institute offers full-time three-year courses.

NIT Silchar Admission Process

All the applicants are admitted to several engineering courses on the basis of their qualifying exam score. Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) score is considered for the applicants of B. Tech course. JEE Mains is followed by a counselling round JoSAA and personal interview round. 

Similar to the NIT Silchar MBA, to consider the students for M. Tech applicants, a Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering (GATE) score taken into consideration. 

For the admission in NIT Silchar PhD course,  applicants’ admission depends on the marks scored in the qualifying exam. However, the final selection of the candidates depends on their previous exam score, GATE or JEE Mains score and the personal interview round score.

  • For admission in full-time B. Tech course, JEE Mains score is considered.
  • For admission in full-time M. Tech course, GATE score is considered.
  • For admission in the PhD course, marks in the qualifying exam are taken into consideration.

NIT Silchar Placements

The Training and Placement Cell facilitates the placements of students according to their skills and interest. Many companies visit the campus every year with job opportunities for students.

Before every placement session, students are given training by the institute to give hands-on experience to face the reality of the competitive world. B. Tech and M. Tech students get placed in the esteemed companies.

NIT Silchar M. Tech placements depend on students’ academic performance and personal interview score. The top recruiters of the institute include  Accenture, BHEL, BOC, BharatBenz, Citi, Escorts, HCC, Ericsson, Godrej, HCL, IDEA, Indian Oil, Mahindra, Sony, Tata etc.

The placement procedure starts with interested companies sending mail to the Training and Placement cell of the institute.  Job Notification Form (JNF) is issued by the institute and after allotment of date, company visits the campus and on its completion declares final selection list.

Among all the streams, NIT Silchar CSE placements have witnessed a major success over the years.

NIT Silchar Placements 2018

No. of participating companies  83
No. of participating students  604
Total jobs offered  520
Highest salary package  22 LPA
Average salary package  6.15 LPA
Highest recruiting branch  Computer Science & Engineering 
Company with highest package offer Goldman Sachs

NIT Silchar Result & Cut-off

The NIT Silchar results related to the candidates’ selection is announced after the declaration of GATE and JEE Mains score for the year. A cut-off list is prepared for B. Tech and M. Tech candidates. This cut-off list is the final step towards admission in the institute on a certain course.

Candidates are required to cross the cut-off mark in order to get admitted to the institute. This cut-off mark is prepared on the basis of the number of participating candidates, their scores in the qualifying exam, the difficulty level of the exam and number of seats available in the institute.

B.Tech candidates are required to clear the JEE Mains cut-off score while M. Tech candidates are required to cross the GATE cut-off score.

JEE Mains NIT Silchar cut off 2018 (General Category)

Course Name  Closing Rank
Civil Engineering  42828
Mechanical Engineering 35482
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 29472
Electronics and Communication Engineering  21354
Electrical Engineering 26429
Computer Science and Engineering


NIT Silchar Alumni Network

With 17 notable alumni members, the NIT Silchar has a reason to boast of its excellence with pride. The institute has maintained strong bonds with the alumni over the years through different sources.

Their achievements have added charm to the institute. The alumni members have been the backbone of the institute and inspiration for many.

Some of the notable alumni members include Prasanta Kr Das, (Country Manager in Hewlett Packard), Rajeev Sharma (Managing Director Thermal Services, Alstom India Ltd.), Jumee Hazarika ( Addl. Director, DISB, DRDO), Vikalp Sahni (Co-founder, Goibibo), Utpal Das (Chief Commercial Officer, Viacom18 Media Private Ltd.) etc.

NIT Silchar Scholarships

Many scholarship schemes are functioned for B. Tech, M. Tech and PhD students to ease their financial obstacles in their academic journey.

These scholarship schemes provided by the institute include Chinese Government Scholarship, New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships, PhD scholarships etc. Special scholarship to SC and BC meritorious students are also provided.

National Scholarship Portal also offers scholarships to students with family’s annual income less than 2.5 LPA and students from this NIT can avail these scholarships.

NIT Silchar Campus Facilities

How to reach NIT Silchar?

NIT Silchar is located in the Cachar district in Assam. It can be easily communicable via rail, road and air. The institute can be reached through Lumding or Guwahati. Both the places have a direct link with Silchar, and there are daily train services available between Silchar and Lumding.

NIT Silchar campus has many on-site facilities that any student can desire for in a campus.  The classrooms are well equipped with teaching supplements.

The canteen and mess provide hygienic food and drink items. These facilities include an administrative building, workshops for creative and technical pursuits, a big NIT Silchar library building with peaceful reading room and stack room, separate NIT Silchar hostels for boys and girls.

There are eight boys hostels and two girls hostels, activity area, guest house, Continuing Education Centre (CEC), playground for sports, indoor games court, a bank, a shopping centre and a post office.  These amenities are all a student can ask for in the campus.

Apart from these, NIT Silchar fest is a popular event among all colleges in our country. Incandescence is the name of the fest, which is one of the most awaited one happens in the month of February every year.


Source Rank
NIRF (2018) 65
NIRF (2017) 53