The College was established in 1965 with the
three traditional branches of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
It was initially affiliated to the University of Calcutta and had the same
curriculum structure and examination system as par with Bengal Engineering
College, the other institute affiliated to the University. After the
establishment of Tripura University, the college was affiliated to the new
University. After the enactment of the NIT Act the institute has become an
"Institute of National Importance" and will shift to a new campus presently
The National Institute of Technology Agartala is one of the 20 (twenty)
National Level Technical Institutes setup by the Govt. of India. The
Institute’s mission is
“To help to improve the economic development of the country particularly the
North-East states and also the public systems, through pursuit of excellence
in technical education, research, consultancy and training”.
|General Information About
||Institute of National Importance
||Dr. S.C Saha
||Rural 335 acres (1.36 km2)
In order to response effectively to the needs of the society, the Institute
Influencing the technical practices of the Governmental and Non-Governmental
organizations through its Under Graduate and Post Graduate teaching
programme for the young, prospective technocrats, training of corporate
executives, consultancy and research. The research programmes are oriented
towards developing technical systems that are most suitable in the Indian
context particularly for North-East.
Transpiring the technical knowledge from the Institute level to the
entrepreneurs, so that an effective growth is obtained for the economic
development of the Region and the Nation as a whole.
Enhance the effectiveness of technical education and innovative system and
devising a mechanism to facilitate application of research findings to solve
the problems in the industry.
The Institute offers seven UG courses and one PG courses will be introduced
in Civil Engineering Department in the academic session 2007-2008. The
Institute offers BE degree under Tripura University, however the Institute
will be autonomous under NIT act which is already passed by the parliament.
The Institute recently introduced a new curriculum in the line of IITs where
more number of elective subjects offered to make the system flexible. The
Institute followed the mark based system of evaluation, but provisions have
been kept for switching over to credit based system. Industrial training,
under taking projects is a part of the education system and students are
also encouraged to take various activities for social development through
NSS and NCC.
The Institute recently has been converted from State Engineering College to
National Institute of Technology. The total seats have been increased from
250 to 420 for the academic session 2007-2008. Recently three Under Graduate
courses has been introduced in Electrical & Electronics Engineering,
Transportation Engineering and Production Engineering. The Civil Engineering
Department will start a PG programme in Structural Engineering to fulfill
the requirement of the State. The campus which was nonresidential is to be
made residential with reopening of two boys hostels and one girls hostel for
the students admitted for the session 2007-2008. A master plan is under
preparation for 335 acres of land where a new campus will be built with
modern facilities for overall requirement of the Institute. The Institute is
getting a 33 KV dedicated power supply through Tripura State Electricity
Corporation Limited for uninterrupted power supply in the campus. The R. D.
Department of Govt. of Tripura took total renovation work of the existing
buildings after conversion to NIT. The Institute is also obtained a grant of
12 crore rupees from DoNER for the development of infrastructure like
extension of Library Building, extension of Academic Building, Centralized
Computer Centre, new water treatment plant and boys and girls common room.
The campus of the Institute is spread over an area of 335 acres, set amidst
a sprawling landscape of natural quietness. It presents a spectacle of
harmony in modern architecture, natural beauty and picturesque surroundings.
The Institute has basic infrastructure facilities for conducting the Under
Graduate courses satisfactorily and also has the prospect of study various
PG courses and extension of continuing education, consultancy services.
The Institute has Boys hostel facility, which is being run exclusively for
the nominee students hailing from North Eastern States. Nominee students
interested for staying in the hostel have to fill up a prescribed form for
admission to the hostel and have to deposit the necessary fees as decided by
the concerned authority. In the session of 2007-2008, hostel facilities for
boys and girls will be available in the campus itself for which existing
hostels are extensively renovated and also providing all facilities like
internet connectivity, PA system, catering service, canteen and STD/ ISD
A well-equipped Medical Unit with a Medical Officer, Pharmacist and other
supporting staff is available in the campus for rendering medical care to
the students, staff and other inmates of the campus. In case of emergency,
arrangements are being made for transporting the patients to the Jirania
Rural Hospital (Primary Health Centre) which is 4 k.m. away from the campus
or to the State Hospital at Agartala. An ambulance service is also provided
for students & staff.
The Tripura Gramin Bank has a branch operating from the Institute campus.
The campus also has a Sub-Post Office by the name ‘‘Tripura Engineering
College’’ having PIN no. 799 055.
A proposal is being initiated for opening a branch of CANARA Bank to
accommodate the facilities of national banking.
The Institute runs private bus services from Agartala to Institute and back
during working hours and in cases of emergency adequate number of buses,
jeeps and private vehicles are available on NH-44 for traveling from
Agartala. Institute also runs its own bus service for campus dwellers.
The Institute is located on a picturesque site, which is 4 k.m off National
Highway (NH-44) and about 20 K.M. away from the capital city, Agartala.
Agartala is linked to the rest of the country by road and rail-link via
Silchar and Guwahati. It has got direct Air Link with Kolkata and Guwahati.
Agartala is situated at 91.50 E longitudes and 23.80 N latitude at a height
of 12.80 meters above the sea level. The climate in the institute campus is
moderate. The temperature is varying from minimum 6 C in the winter to
maximum 35 C in the summer. The area has an approximate annual rainfall of
2200 mm. At present, the area of the campus of the Institute is about 335
acres. However, the State Government has been accepted the proposal on
principle to allot more land for the total development of NIT Agartala.
The Institute campus is connected to the National Highway with all weather-metalled
roads. Regular bus and jeep services are available from Agartala to College
Chowmuhani. Auto-rickshaw services are also available on the route from
College Chowmuhani to Institute and back.
National Institute of Technology Agartala, a centrally funded Institution is
setup to impart quality technical education into various levels of higher
learning. It may be mentioned here that the 23rd February 2006 is a Red
Letter Day in the history of Tripura Engineering College as well as for the
State of Tripura as the Union Cabinet approved the proposal of State
Government for conversion of Tripura Engineering College to National
Institute of Technology, a fully Central Government funded Institution with
Deemed to be University status and would also to become a National Centre of
The Institute (i.e. erstwhile Tripura Engineering College) was established
in 1965 with the three traditional branches of Civil, Electrical and
Mechanical Engineering. It was initially affiliated to Calcutta University
and had the same curriculum structure and examination system at par with
Bengal Engineering College (presently Bengal Engineering and Science
University, Shibpur), the other Institute affiliated to the University.
After the establishment of Tripura University, the Institute was affiliated
to the new Tripura University. The Institute is approved by All India
Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Computer Science & Engineering
degree course has been started in 1999-2000 session as well as three new
courses viz. Electrical & Electronics, Production and Transportation
Engineering have been introduced in this Institute during 2005-2006 sessions
to cater the needs of the technical manpower in this region.