National Institute of
Technology, Hamirpur (commonly referred to as NIT Hamirpur) is a public
technical university located at Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh state of India
and is wholly funded by Government of India. It is one of the twenty
National Institutes of Technology established and administered by Government
of India. It runs undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Engineering
and Architecture and Doctor of Philosophy programme in Engineering, Sciences
and Humanities. The institute ranks 20th in the nation and is among the 6
NITs which are in the top 20 list. Computer Science at NIT Hamirpur is among
the top 8 CS/IT programs outside IIT system.
|General Information About NIT Hamirpur
|Institute of National Importance
|Prof I K Bhat
Established in 1986 as Regional Engineering
College, Hamirpur in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh, it was a joint
enterprise of the Government of India and the Government of Himachal
Pradesh. Come 26th June, 2002 REC Hamirpur was awarded the status of
deemed-to-be university and upgraded into an NIT. As a result of this
transition the institute came under the sole purview of the Government of
India. Recently, it has been awarded the status of institute of national
importance by an Act of Parliament. Also,more recently,it was adjudged as
the best NIT in terms of infrastructure by the World Bank.
Departments in NIT, Hamirpur
NIT Hamirpur currently has 7 academic departments, namely:
Applied Sciences & Humanities
Computer Science & Engineering
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Students are admitted through their performance in the All-India Engineering
Entrance Examination (AIEEE), held every year. The academic year starts from
early August and terminates in late May. The semester system of education is
followed and each academic year consists of an odd and an even semester,
which are punctuated by a short winter vacation during late December and
early January, and a longer summer vacation spanning June and July.
Engineering undergraduates need to successfully complete eight semesters in
order to be awarded Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), while their
counterparts in the field of architecture need to complete ten semesters to
be awarded Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch).
In 2005 Master of Technology (M.Tech) were introduced in different
In 2006 Doctor of Philosophy programme was also started in different
Campus Life of NIT,
The institute campus is situated in Anu in
Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The campus is at an altitude
of 900 metres above sea level and overlooks the Dhauladhar range. It is
approximately 4 kilometres from the main bus terminus of Hamirpur town on
the National Highway running through Hamirpur and Toni Devi.
Being a residential institute, there are five boys' hostels and one girls'
hostels in the campus along with separate residences for the faculty and
staff. Each hostel has its own peculiarities. Some have four-seated or
triple-seated rooms, while others have doublets and singlets. The different
Dhauladhar Boys' Hostel
Kailash Boys' Hostel
Manimahesh Boys' Hostel
Parvati Girls' Hostel
Shivalik Boys' Hostel
Vindhyachal Boys' Hostel
The canteen, juice bar, Nescafe coffee bar and the nearby Ekta Cafe are some
of the most frequented jaunts. Not to forget Tilak's Dhaba, which used to
serve delicious dishes even in the middle of the night when the examinations
were in full swing.Sadly(shockingly for the alumni who might not be aware of
this recent development),the Tilak la dhaba was closed by the college
authorities for no good known reason.Students are terribly disappointed over
this gratuitous and extreme step taken by the college authorities. The
complete absence of a movie hall in the district is overcome by the
fortnighly movie shows held in the auditorium.
Hill 'Ffair and Nimbus are the official cultural and technical festivals
respectively. Nimbus is a comparatively younger event than Hill 'Ffair.
During the days of Hill 'Ffair the open air theatre becomes the nerve-centre
for all activity. The rock show, fashion parade, and the Mr. & Miss Hill 'Ffair
competitions are some of the most popular events.
2nd Gate performs during Hill 'ffair 2005 in the Open Air TheatreA number of
extracurricular activities are organized throughout the year by the ISTE
students chapter of NIT Hamirpur. The newly formed GNU/Linux User Group of
NIT Hamirpur organizes workshops, demonstrations, presentations all
throughout the year. The students are also running a literacy mission to
help the poor children residing in and aound the campus to stay ahead in
life. Art of Living sessions are also organized regularly at subsidized
rates for those residing in the campus.