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National Institute of Technology, Silchar

National Institute of Technology, Silchar



Qq5r+3wm, Nit Road, Fakiratilla, Silchar, Assam 788010 .

Approved by
: Government
Year of Establishment
: 1967
Status of Autonomy
: Affiliated College

About National Institute of Technology, Silchar

National Institute of Technology Silchar (NIT Silchar or NITS) holds a significant position among the 31 NITs of India. Its roots can be traced back to 1967 when it was established as a Regional Engineering College in the charming city of Silchar. Recognizing its potential and contribution to technological education, the institution was granted the status of National Institute of Technology in 2002. Subsequently, it was declared an Institute of National Importance under the esteemed National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007. The establishment of the Regional Engineering College in Silchar was a collaborative effort between the Government of India and the State Government of Assam. This joint venture aimed to address the country's growing demand for skilled manpower in the field of technology. These colleges, known as RECs, operated under the shared administration of the central government and the Assam state government. In due course, the college gained autonomy in financial and administrative matters, marking an important milestone in its journey. In 2002, the institution's progress was recognized, and it was granted Deemed University status, leading to its transformation into the National Institute of Technology, Silchar. The year 2007 brought another momentous change as the Indian government, through the NIT Bill, bestowed upon the National Institutes of Technology the prestigious status of Institutes of National Importance. Situated along the Silchar-Hailakandi road, approximately twelve kilometers away from the city of Silchar in Assam, the NIT Silchar campus occupies a serene location at coordinates 24.75°N, 92.79°E. This picturesque setting provides an ideal environment for learning and growth. The governance structure of NIT Silchar adheres to the constitution of the National Institutes of Technology Act 2007. As per this act, the President of India assumes the role of the Visitor to the institute. The board of governors and the Senate serve as the authorities governing the institute. The chairperson, appointed by the Visitor, leads the board, while the day-to-day operations are overseen by the director, also appointed by the Visitor. The board of governors comprises representatives from the Central Government, the State Government, the NIT Council, and the Institute Senate. It is worth noting that NIT Silchar acts as the Mentor Institute for NIT Nagaland. NIT Silchar boasts a range of departments catering to various branches of engineering and non-engineering disciplines. The engineering departments include Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, the institute houses non-engineering departments such as Chemistry, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Studies, Mathematics, History, and Physics. Academically, NIT Silchar offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Engineering, Science, and Humanities across its 11 departments. The B.Tech. program alone admits over 632 students annually, as of 2015. Furthermore, the institute provides postgraduate programs in Engineering, Science, and Management, showcasing its commitment to comprehensive education. In addition to its academic pursuits, NIT Silchar is home to a Kendriya Vidyalaya school that offers education up to Class XII. Notably, the Kendriya Vidyalaya has recently acquired its own dedicated campus within the institute. Moreover, the institute runs its own primary school, conveniently located near the computer science building, to cater to the children of its faculty and staff. With its rich history, commitment to excellence, and diverse academic offerings, NIT Silchar stands as a premier institution fostering technological education and nurturing future leaders in India.

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Courses Offered

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Branch: Business Administration, Actuarial Science
  • Duration
  • : 2 Years
  • Study Mode
  • : Regular
  • Seat Intake
  • : 30
  • Application Fee
  • : ₹ 750
  • Fees Yearly
  • : ₹ 30000

B.Tech - Bachelor of Technology

Branch: Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics And Computer Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering
  • Duration
  • : 4 Years
  • Study Mode
  • : Regular
  • Seat Intake
  • : 20
  • Application Fee
  • : ₹ 750
  • Fees Yearly
  • : ₹ 25000


  • wifiWIFI
  • libraryLIBRARY
  • auditoriumAUDITORIUM
  • computer_labCOMPUTER LAB
  • cafeteriaCAFETERIA
  • lecture_labLECTURE LAB
  • hostelHOSTEL

Sports Facility

  • cricket_groundCRICKET GROUND
  • football_groundFOOTBALL GROUND
  • basketball_courtBASKETBALL COURT
  • vollyball_courtVOLLYBALL COURT
  • tennis_courtTENNIS COURT
  • badminton_courtBADMINTON COURT
  • table_tennisTABLE TENNIS
  • indoor_sportsINDOOR SPORTS


Students also plan, organize, and manage various national and international cultural and techno-management festivals, enhancing their managerial abilities and solving practical challenges while working in a team. Tecnoesis is the technical festival of NIT Silchar. Incandescence is the annual cultural fest of NIT Silchar. There are many other fests conducted regularly.


Microsoft, Deloitte, Maruti Suzuki, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Honda, Snapdeal, Accenture, Vodafone, IndianOil, ITC Limited, Nokia, Philips, TATA, IBM and other leading companies actively recruit from NIT Silchar.


The Vision of NIT Silchar is establishing unique identity by development of high quality human and knowledge resources in diverse areas of technologies to meet local, national, and global economic and social need and human society at large in self-sustained manner.


The mission of NIT Silchar is to train and transform young men and women into responsible thinking engineers, technologists and scientists, to motivate them to attain professional excellence and to inspire them to proactively engage themselves for the betterment of the society.

Beyond Academics : Campus Life

The fully residential institute providing accommodation to all the faculties & students is endowed with great infrastructure like Students Activities Centre (SAC), Gymnasium, auditoriums, indoor & outdoor stadiums and Central Library which are hot spots of different student activities round the year. Various active groups like Entrepreneurial cell , AISEC, ISTE , SESI, GyanSagar, NCC, NSS, SAE help students to explore their creativity. Students also plan, organize and manage various national and international level cultural & techno-management festivals enhancing their managerial abilities & solving practical challenges while working in a team.


What is NIT Silchar?

NIT Silchar, officially known as the National Institute of Technology Silchar, is an autonomous public technical university located in Silchar, Assam, India.NIT Silchar was established in 1967 as a Regional Engineering College (REC) and later became an NIT.

What are the popular undergraduate programs offered at NIT Silchar?

NIT Silchar offers undergraduate programs in various engineering disciplines, including Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and more.

How can I apply for admission to NIT Silchar?

Admission to NIT Silchar for undergraduate programs is generally done through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). For postgraduate programs, candidates have to apply through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) or other relevant entrance exams.

How is the faculty at NIT Silchar?

NIT Silchar boasts a highly qualified and experienced faculty in various engineering and science disciplines. The institute encourages research and innovation, contributing to its reputation in the academic world.

What is the placement scenario at NIT Silchar?

NIT Silchar has a placement rate of 80.61%. In 2022, 97 students were placed with 537 offers. The highest salary offered was INR 44 LPA by Amazon. The average salary was INR 13.58 LPA.