National Institute of Technology, Sikkim Ravangla

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Overview

Established in 2010, National Institute of Technology, Sikkim is a non-profit public higher education institution located in Ravangla, Sikkim. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, India, National Institute of Technology, Sikkim (NIT Sikkim) is a coeducational higher education institution. National Institute of Technology, Sikkim (NIT Sikkim) 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 Sikkim also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

National Institute Of Technology Sikkim (NIT Sikkim or NIT SKM, Hindi: राष्ट्रीय प्रोद्योगिकी संस्थान सिक्किम) is a premier technical institute situated in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology in India and has been declared as an Institute of National Importance by Government of India. It is an autonomous institute and functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

History

National Institute of Technology, Sikkim is one among the ten newly sanctioned National Institutes of Technology by the Government of India under the 11th Five year Plan, 2009 NIT Sikkim started functioning in August, 2010.

Campus

Currently it is being operated from temporary campus at the Barfung Block, Ravangla Sub Division of South Sikkim. Ravangla campus is surrounded by great scenic beauty. It is likely to continue its activities at Ravangla Campus till its permanent campus comes up at Pakyong, Sikkim.It is managed by the NIT Sikkim Society registered under the Societies Act.

Academics

All courses and examinations are conducted in English language as the only mode of instruction. NIT Sikkim offers a 4-year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programme in the following engineering departments:

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biotechnology

It also offers a 2-year Master of Technology (M.Tech) programme in Computer Science and Engineering, and PhD Programme in many disciplines. Admission to undergraduate programmes is taken through the National level engineering entrance examination, JEE (Main). Prior to JEE (Main), students were admitted through AIEEE. Admission to (M.Tech) programme is through CCMT.

Departments

NIT Sikkim started its academics in 2010 with three engineering departments – Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering at undergraduate level.

Engineering departments

  • Biotechnology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Science departments

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Humanity and Social Science

Allied departments

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Campus facilities

Currently it is operating from a temporary campus at Ravangla. Its temporary campus still provides lots of facilities to its students.

PARAM Kanchenjunga supercomputer

512 Logical Cores + 240 Intel MIC HPC Cluster

India started a program to develop indigenous supercomputers and supercomputing technologies. For the purpose of achieving self-sufficiency in the field, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) was set up at Pune in 1988.Param(which means SUPREME) is the series of supercomputers designed and assembled by the CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED COMPUTING(C-DAC) in Pune, India. The latest machine in the series is PARAM KANCHENJUNGA next to Param ISHAN and Param SHAVAK. PARAM KANCHENJUNGA was formally unveiled by the hon’ble Sikkim Governor Shrinivas Patil at NIT campus on 15 April 2016.It is one of the most advanced and fastest supercomputer among all the supercomputers in India with a speed of 15 TFLOPS. It is the only supercomputer unveiled among all the 31 NIT’s in India. The supercomputer, ‘PARAM Kanchenjunga’ is a collaboration between Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Pune and the Ministry of Communications and IT. The supercomputer is equipped with the latest Intel-based processor and accelerator technologies which will give a major boost to research at all levels. The total cost to establish the supercomputer exceeds over ₹ 2 crores. Using the ‘PARAM Kanchenjunga’, two faculty members of National Institute Of Technology Sikkim(NIT) are already studying how to increase the efficiency of fuel movement through long oil pipelines such as from Middle East to India.

PARAM Kanchenjunga Specifications
32×16 cores
Head Node (Fujitsu RX300 S8, 4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 processor @ 2.6 Ghz)
28+4 Compute Nodes (Fujitsu RX200, RX350 S8)
Interconnects (Gigabit Ethernet and Infiniband)
OS (RHEL 6.5, kernel 2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64)
InClus cluster management toolkit.

Library

The institute has a central library which caters to all the academic needs of students. The library also subscribes to a number of scientific journals and magazines.

Internet accessibility

The institute is part of the multi-gigabit National Knowledge Network (NKN), a National research and education network. The academic buildings are all Wi-Fi enabled and they are connected through high speed LAN too. All the labs are also connected to the internet through high speed LAN. Almost all hostels are provided with internet facility through Wi-Fi or LAN and other hostels will also be provided in near future.

Auditorium

An Auditorium is inside the campus for important occasions and cultural events.

Hostels

The Institute provides boarding facilities to the students and the faculty members, on the campus. The Institute provides separate hostels for the male and female students with separate mess facilities.

Sports

The Institute has playgrounds with facilities for playing cricket, football, volleyball etc. It also has facilities to play badminton, table tennis etc. The institution also hosts a number of intra-sports tournaments for its students which are handled by the student body of NIT Sikkim.

  • Sports Week provides opportunity for the students to participate in inter-department volleyball, football, table-tennis, badminton and kho-kho tournaments as well as athletic events.
  • Xplode Cricket Cup is the annual intra-NIT cricket tournament.
  • Sangharsh is the annual chess tournament .


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