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Everything technical about it

Admission for the 500 seats in NSIT will be based on the score of AIEEE this year and not on the combined engineering exam (CEE) score reports Vimal Chander Joshi

education Updated: Mar 31, 2010 15:20 IST
Vimal Chander Joshi
Vimal Chander Joshi
Hindustan Times

With a huge campus spread over 145 acres, located in Dwarka, offering engineering degrees, the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology has, in the 27 years of its existence, successfully changed Delhi’s technical education scenario. NSIT students have been achievers and made news not only in India, but abroad too.

Two teams from the institute were, last year, invited to the annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, for which they had to design a vehicle addressing a series of engineering problems faced by the original Moonbuggy team (Apollo 15, in 1971). A three-member team was also crowned the ‘Nobel Memorial Quiz National Champions’ last year.

“I had got admission in IIT Kharagpur and IIT Guwahati in their MSc programmes but I chose NSIT as I got electronics and communication and this institute offers programmes which are as good as the ones taught in an IIT,” says Tathagat Tripathi, a third year student of BE.

Famous for: Its DU tag and impressive placement records. The average salary package this year has been Rs 5.6 lakh a year and the maximum Rs 16.5 lakh. This year, a record number of 100 companies have committed to visit – with JP Morgan and KPMG coming for the first time.

Programmes: Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in electronics and communication, computer, instrumentation and control, manufacturing processes and automation, IT and biotechnology. Admission for the 500 seats in BE will be based on the score of AIEEE this year and not on combined engineering exam (CEE) score as had been the practice until last year. The college offers MTech in signal processing, information systems and process control.

Extra-curricular: The college organises three festivals every year. Resonanze, the intra-college cultural festival, Moksha, and a festival of technology called Innovision.

Infrastructure: There are four boys’ hostels and one girls’ hostel. Sports facilities include a football ground, cricket ground, table tennis rooms, gymnasium, etc. The Delhi government and NSIT have proposed a plan to set up a Science and Technology Park (STP) at the campus.

It will house R & D units of Indian and MNC firms, providing incubation facility for students/start-up firms.

NSIT is an autonomous institution of the Government of NCT of Delhi under the department of training and technical education. It is affiliated to Delhi University and formally comes under the purview of the Faculty of Technology, University of Delhi. It was formerly known as the Delhi Institute of Technology (DIT) and had its campus at Kashmere Gate till the year 1997. The present campus is located at sector 3 in Dwarka.

“There should be some effort to improve the library. We should have a bigger reading room. Currently, it’s operating from the basement of IIIT (another engineering college on the campus), which is too small an area for both the library and reading room,” says Tathagat Tripath, a third year student of BE.