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National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur

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Address: Durgapur, West Bengal, India
Website: http://www.nitdgp.ac.in/
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National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur

About the college:

The National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान दुर्गापुर) also known as NIT Durgapur or NITDGP, is a public engineering college located in Durgapur, West Bengal, India. Formerly known as the Regional Engineering College, Durgapur (REC Durgapur), it is among the first 8 Regional Engineering Colleges established in India and was founded in 1960 by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. Today it is one of the 30 National Institutes of Technology in India and has been recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007.

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Education facility

The institute has a high-voltage laboratory, the sixth of its kind in the world and the first in India. There are specialised faculty members and skilled staff members in the fields of high-voltage and high-power engineering.

The institute possesses state-of-the-art computing facilities. The Institute has a computer centre as a central computing facility for the students, scholars and the teachers of the institute. The centre has infrastructure like computer hardware and software, air-conditioned space, stabilised uninterrupted power supply and trained technical manpower. In addition, the institute has developed two laboratories that train students in computer-aided design. Each academic department has its own computer laboratory with PCs and workstations running specialised engineering and scientific packages like MATLAB, AUTOCad, STADD, IDEAS, PSpice, ANSYS, AFS, Sybase and PowerBuilder.

The whole institute is connected by a campus wide LAN using high speed Fibre Optic/UTP cables. The LAN is managed by High Level Switches and a host of Servers. In addition to this, the Administrative Offices and the Library have separate local networks running Windows Server. The Library is fully computerised using LibSys software. The Institute has a dedicated 54 Mbit/s (34 Mbit/s BSNL+ 20 Mbit/s Reliance Comm) 24X7 Internet Connectivity, which serves the Institute Internet needs. The computer science department has a CISCO lab in collaboration with CISCO.

On 17–20 February 2011, the Civil Engineering department (in association with Lund University, Sweden) organised an International Conference on Water Resources & Adaptation to climate changes. In November 2010, the Chemical Engineering department organised another international conference on Computation, Modelling and Optimization.

Departments and placements

The training and placement department of the institute arranges for companies to conduct on-campus interviews to recruit students. 102 companies participated in the placement process for the academic year 2011–2012. Foreigners are not allowed to sit for placement related any activity here (Effective from 2012).

  • Biotechnology-70.59%
  • Chemical Engineering -67.50%
  • Civil Engineering -59.57%
  • Computer Science -95.95%
  • Electronics Engineering -85.90%
  • Electrical Engineering -84.06%
  • Information Technology -90.48%
  • Mechanical Engineering -83.04%
  • Metallurgical & Materials Science -53.85%

The above branches and their respective placement percentage are on the basis of placement report for 2012 passed out batch as on 12 March 2012




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