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A perfect blend

A virtual mash-up of Delhi University’s culture and IIT’s brains, NSIT offers you the best of both worlds

education Updated: Nov 30, 2011 10:37 IST
Garima Upadhyay

Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) is every engineering enthusiast’s dream college. With the emphasis on extra-curricular activities, and hands-on learning, the academic culture alleviates the pressure to perform. Here, you can explore many of your talents and nurture them. Similar to the IITs, NSIT attracts the best of minds, but goes beyond that and also offers a more relaxed study-environment with tremendous scope for creative expression.

USP: The sheer size of the campus and multifarious extra-curricular options available are the star attractions. Lucrative placements also add value to NSIT

Faculty strength: The institute has approximately 90 faculty members

Programmes: NSIT has various departments that offer programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Some of the departments are electronics and communication engineering, information technology, bio-technology, computer engineering, instrumentation and control and more

IT Quotient: The entire college campus is Wi-Fi enabled. The institute’s website (www.nsitonline.in), mostly student-run and maintained, gives details about life at the institute, the admission process, programme details etc. The institute’s Facebook page is very vibrant and acts as a forum for students to access datesheets, results, information about various colleges’ events, placement schedule etc. Another forum, NSIT Lounge, provides students the space to gossip about campus life, look at the placement schedules, pick up tips from alumni and socialise with college friends.

Clubs and societies: NSIT is incomplete without the mention of its wide-raning plethora of clubs and societies. Students here proactively take part in college life and continue to set up various student initiatives. Some of the popular student-run initiatives include: Alliance, an e-newspaper that lets you know everything you wanted to know about NSIT; Automotive Projects, for automotive engineering enthusiasts; Crosslinks, the media management society; Reminisce, the official alumni magazine etc.

Some of the prominent clubs include: Computer Society of India, SPIC-MACAY and IEEE, a non-profit organisation and the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Through its global members, the IEEE is the leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others. Moksha, the cultural festival of NSIT is another much-awaited event of the academic calender.

Infrastructure: The NSIT campus has many cafes and small shops in the midst of a lot of greenery. Also, there are sports facilities that include basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a cricket field and a football field. There is a music room with instruments such as electric guitars and a synthesiser. The computer labs have high-speed internet and up-to-date PCs. The institute also houses pool and table tennis facilities, along with various canteens. The library has a wide selection of books, journals, e-journals, magazines and newspapers that is constantly expanded.

Studentspeak: “For the past five or six years toppers from their respective schools have made it into NSIT. It is a very different feeling to study amidst toppers where you may have your differences yet you work as a team when it comes to a project. The culture is really cool. Majority of us are from Delhi which makes it easy for all of us to interact,” says Monadhika Sharma, a final year computer engineering student.

Factfile
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) was originally established as Delhi Institute of Technology (DIT) in July 1983. Started with a view to churn out highly competent, intelligent and dedicated engineers, the institute has more than achieved its aim by emerging as one of the leading tech schools in the country. Unlike the clichéd saying that ‘engineers are not created but are born’, NSIT does a commendable job in training students to achieve excellence in technical research as well as a multitude of extra-curricular activities. Within a short span of 26 years, NSIT has carved a distinct identity for itself in the field of higher technical education

Wishlist
For long, the students wanted a canteen. With the opening of a large catering space that wish has come true