The "National Institute
of Technology, Raipur" was established as "Government College of Engineering
and Technology" in Raipur (Chhattisgarh) on 1956-09-14. The construction
work was completed in 1962 and inauguration was done on 1963-03-14 by
India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The first session of
the college had commenced from 1956-07-01.National Institute of Technology
Raipur is a Technical Institution of national importance set up by an Act of
parliament(Act 29 of 2007) namely, the National Institute of technology Act
2007, which received the assent of the President of India on 5th June,2007.
The provision of the Act have come into force with effect from 15th
August,2007 as per Notification S.O.1384(E) dated 9th August, 2007 of the
MHRD(Dept. of Higher Education),New Delhi. As per the provision of the said
Act, this Institution runs on non profitable basis.
|General Information About NIT Raipur
||Institute of National Importance
||Dr. Shashi Krishna Pandey
Departments in NIT, Raipur
The institute is committed to the challenging
task of development of technical education by preparing seasoned graduates
in highly sophisticated field of engineering and technology. Development of
India as an emerging industrial power is a demanding exercise as it involves
the combination of cost effectiveness and efficiency along with producing
world-class technology at the cutting edge. For about five decades we have
been doing it with sincerity and commitment at NIT Raipur.
At present the institute offers graduate level courses in twelve
Campus Life of NIT, Raipur
As you move along the National Highway # 6
(from Raipur to Bhilai) the largest campus which comes to notice and
building which strikes your imagination immediately will be that of Govt.
Engineering College, Raipur, spread over an area of 100 acres, it is one of
the biggest campus amongst all the technical institutions of Chhattisgarh.
The campus is a completely planned entity consisting of the main
institute building, six hostel blocks, residential quarters for teaching and
non-teaching staff, a bank, a separate PWD and electricity office for campus
maintenance, a well equipped dispensary and a well maintained guest house.
The campus has got an additional facility of a local railway station meant
specially for the benefit of the students of nearby areas. This campus is
away from hubbubs of the city yet it is easily accessible from it. The
institute is about 5 km from the Raipur railway station and about 12 km from
the air port.
The institute has a well - organised, magnificent building symbolising the
grandeur of the institute. This huge building alone covers a total area of
62060 sq.m. It is a triple storied planned structure alongwith a central
tower standing upto the height 23 meters. There are 35 lecture halls
extending over an area of 6675 sq.m & 13 drawing halls/studios extending
over an area of 3510 sq.m. about 85 labs over an area of 11510 sq.m. The
other amenities comprise of a canteen, cycle stand, N.C.C, N.S.S department,
a student activity centre co-operative store, and dispensary. The building
is being further extended for the architecture and electronics departments
with the construction cost of about Rs. 40 Lakh.
Location of NIT-Raipur
Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, has been the place of strategic
importance- being the gateway to the mineral rich Chhattisgarh state, having
an enormous potential for development with seemingly inexhaustible natural
The city of Raipur is situated on the trunk line connecting Bombay and
Howrah at a distance 831 Km from Howrah and 311 Km from Nagpur on the
national highway #6. The location of this institute is in the vicinity of
Bhilai steel plant. Raipur is well connected through Air-Routes from Mumbai,
New Delhi, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Vizag, Nagpur and Kolkata.