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Established in 2010, National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the small city of Shillong (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Meghalaya. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, India, National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya (NIT Meghalaya) is a coeducational higher education institution. National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya (NIT Meghalaya) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. NIT Meghalaya also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services
National Institute of Technology Meghalaya (Hindi:राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान मेघालय) also known as NIT Meghalaya or NITM is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology situated in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. The classes of NIT Meghalaya were started in 2010 at the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat.
The institute is one among the 31 NITs in India established as Institutions of National Importance with funding support from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, government of India.
The institute was set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development by the NIT act in 2010. The foundation stone of NIT Meghalaya at Cherrapunjee (Sohra) was laid by then Union Minister for IT and Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal in October 2012.
Reputation and Rankings
NIT Meghalaya (NITM) is ranked 57th best engineering college of India (2016) and 15th among NITs (2016) by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The institute is also ranked 3rd in the North Eastern Region of India (Engineering) by National Institutional Ranking Framework
The institute presently functions from its temporary campus at the Bijni Complex located in Laitumkhrah, Shillong, of the North Eastern Hill University. The Institute has been allotted a plot of land of about 300 acres(another 73 acres are to be added soon) at 25° 15′ 22.00″ N, 91° 44′ 40.00″ E in Sohra (Cherrapunjee) in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya for its permanent campus. The Institute proposes to construct a modern state-of-the-art campus to accommodate all its requirements in such a manner that logistics are minimized while the built structures are also in harmony with the surroundings. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has awarded the contract for construction of the permanent campus of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Meghalaya to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD). The Phase-I of constructions in Sohra campus which is expected to complete at the earliest by 2020 shall tentatively include the following:
i. 25,000 sqm academic and administrative buildings
ii. Boys hostels for a capacity of 1500
iii. Girls hostel(s) for a capacity of 400
iv. 120 residences of various categories
v. 100 room guest house
vi. Health Centre
vii. 1500 capacity auditorium
viii. Indoor stadium
i. Power sub-station
ii. Reservoir for rain water harvesting
iii. Water supply network
iv. Roads and drains for Phase-I
v. Basic landscaping for Phase-I
The estimated expenditure in this phase(Phase I) is about Rs. 300 crores.
NIT Meghalaya organizes two major college fests—Cognitia, technical fest, and Shishir, cultural fest—in an academic year. Besides these, the college also organizes sports fest. There is student council to preside student affairs which is elected through voting by exclusively students every year.
Average funding of a National Institute of Technology is Rs. 100 crores. Additionally, On average, each NIT also receives Rs. 20-25 crores under World Bank funded Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP).
The institute admitted its first batch of B. Tech students in July 2010 and the first two batches carried out their studies in the mentor institute, SVNIT Surat till December 2012. The academic activities of the institute in Meghalaya started in Shillong at the Bijni Complex of the North Eastern Hill University, located in the city, with the admission of the third batch in July 2012.
The institute has B. Tech programs in the following disciplines:
- Electronics & Communication Engineering(ECE)
- Computer Science & Engineering(CSE)
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering(EEE)
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Admissions to the B. Tech program in the Institute are based on JEE(Main)(replacing AIEEE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and through the counseling conducted by the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB).
M.Tech has been started from 2014 session.
- Civil Engineering.
- Computer Science and Engineering.
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
- Electronics & Communication Engineering.
- Environmental Engineering.
- Mechanical Engineering.
MSc has been started from 2015 session.
The 5 year integrated M. Sc. program will be offered by the institute in the following disciplines:
- Earth Science
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) programme was started in August 2013. The Institute admits Ph. D students under the following categories :
- Full Time: Scholars under this category shall work full-time for the Ph.D. courses/research. They may receive fellowship/assistantship offered by the Institute or other funding agencies.
- Sponsored: Recognized R&D organizations, national institutions, other universities, government organizations or industries may sponsor research scholars. They shall be admitted through the normal process, and they shall not be entitled to any fellowship/assistantship from the Institute. They shall work full-time for the Ph.D. courses/research.
- Project Fellow: Scholars working on different research projects at the Institute may be admitted to the Ph. D. programme provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria, subject to the consent of the Principal Investigator of the project.
- Part Time: Scholars employed in academic institutions/ universities (including NIT Meghalaya)/ R&D organizations may be considered for admission into the Ph. D. programme of the Institute, following the normal admission procedures. They shall fulfill the stipulated requirements for Ph. D. admission
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
The Department of Mechanical Engineering was started from July 2013. The department offers 4-years (8 semesters) B.Tech Programme in Mechanical Engineering with an initial intake capacity of 30. From the year 2014, the department has started the PhD programme in the area of Design & Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering, Application of Soft Computing Techniques in Machining, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modeling, Fluid Mechanics etc. The department is also planning to start M.Tech programme in near future. The department also offers common courses for the 1st year students in Engineering Mechanics, Basic Thermodynamics and Workshop Practice. The main objective of the department is to cater the students with class tutorial and in hand practice with state-of-the-art laboratories & workshop.
Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
The department of Computer Science & Engineering, NIT Meghalaya offers B. Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering discipline. This U.G Programme in Computer Science and Engineering is perhaps the most popular Programme in NIT Meghalaya, with a maximum intake of 30 students per year. The department has adequate facilities to support these teaching activities. It has a well qualified and experienced faculty team. The Computer Science and Engineering department makes all efforts in imparting high quality education to its highly motivated students. One of the aims of this department to play its role of producing Computer Engineers ready to satisfy the needs of the Computer and IT world. The Department is also actively involved in various Research activities. The department also started its Mtech program from 2014 with an initial intake of 20. There is also a PhD programme under which research scholars are admitted twice a year.
Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE)
The Department of Electrical Engineering started since the inception of NIT Meghalaya. Presently the department offers B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD program. The B. Tech program started in 2010 with an intake of 30 students and since 2014 onward M.Tech program has been started with an intake of 20 students offering specialization in Power & Energy Systems. Presently there are full-time and part-time research scholars, registered for PhD program. The Department aims to impart high quality education to the students and carry out fundamentaland industry oriented research work. The research interest of faculties encompass various areas of electrical engineering such as Deregulated power system, Soft computing application in power system control, Voltage stability alleviation under Deregulated Environment, Power Electronics & Drives, Control System and Instrumentation, Mechatronics, Embedded System, Non-conventional Energy system, High Voltage Engineering etc. The department have well-equipped laboratory facilities to the students such as Electro-Technique Lab, Electrical Machine Lab, Network and Systems lab, Digital Electronics Lab, Power System Simulation Lab, Control & Instrumentation Lab, Power Electronics & Drives Lab, Microprocessor Lab, Microcontroller & Embedded Systems Lab. Specialised simulation software like Power Factory 14.1 (DIgSILENT), PSIM (Power Simulator), PSS@E (Power System Simulator for Engineers) are available with the department to develop the computing efficiency of the students and also to carry out research activities.
Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering provides a mix of theory and practice,with strong emphasis on industrial applications. The department caters to all areas of electronics engineering such as Integrated electronics and circuits,Tele-communications and Computer technology. The Department is equipped with a variety of laboratories catering to the basic training and research needs of its students. The department offers Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programme at present and has also initiated the Ph.D. programme
Civil Engineering (CE)
NIT Meghalaya’s Civil Engineering department first began its session from July 2012. The Department, which has an intake capacity of 30 students, offers 4 years (eight semesters) B. Tech programme in Civil Engineering. Since 2014, the Civil Engineering Department has initiated the Ph.D programme on Environmental and Structural Engineering to equip the students on environment safeguards and be competent on their know how on safe and secure constructions in tune with the changing nature, including disasters such as earthquakes, drought and floods. Additionally, the department is planning to start M.Tech programme in the near future. Currently, the Department is offering common courses for 1st year students in Engineering Drawing and Environmental Science.
Humanities & Social Science
The department of Humanities and Social Sciences strives to provide the students allied knowledge essential to engineering students and in various disciplines like English Language and Literature, European Literature in Translation, Classical Greek Literature, Abnormal Psychology, General Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management and Operations Management.
The Department of Physics is a part of NIT Meghalaya since the beginning. Physics is a part of basic engineering subjects.
The Department of Chemistry is a part of NIT Meghalaya since the beginning. Chemistry is a part of basic engineering subjects.
The Department of Mathematics is a part of NIT Meghalaya since the beginning. Mathematics is a part of basic engineering subjects.
NITM Central Library
The institute has a central library which is still in its development phase.
Training & Placement cell
The Training and Placement cell division of the institute primarily focuses on these following functions and responsibilities:
- Helps every student define his/her career interest through individual expert counselling.
- Organize and coordinate Campus Placement Program, to fulfill its commitment of a job to every aspirant.
- Makes internships and training in various Companies to get keen knowledge of how the things go inside company.
NIT Meghalaya provides separate hostels for boys & girls to many of its outstation candidates. The hostels are provided with all the basic facilities a student will need . All the hostels are
provided with internet facility. Adequate bus facility has also been extended for commutation of students staying at Hostels.