NIT Durgapur: All You Need To Know about the campus, Course structure, Syllabus, Placements and much more

All About NIT Durgapur:

NIT Durgapur or the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (formerly Regional Engineering College, Durgapur), was established by an Act of Parliament in 1960 as one of the eight such colleges aimed to function as a pace setter for engineering education in the country and to foster national integration.It is a fully-funded premier Technological Institution of the Government of India and is administered by an autonomous Board of Governors.

NIT Durgapur is a University which awards B.Tech., M.C.A., M.Sc., M.B.A.,M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees to students after their successful completion of the specified courses. The Institute imparts education in the disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Environmental science, Materials Science and Management Studies.

The highest body in the administrative setup of the Institute is the Board of Governors which is headed by the eminent scientist and educationist Prof. Bikash Sinha, the former Director of VECC and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics. The Board has representatives from the State and Central Governments, the University, All India Council of Technical Education, Indian Institute of Technology, the Industry and the Faculty of the Institute. The Director is the Head of Administration in the Institute.

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NIT Durgapur offers graduate and undergraduate programs in engineering, science and management. The institute has 16 departments and all of them are involved in active research which are mostly sponsored by major government agencies including Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

NIT Durgapur has a best-voltage laboratory, the best of its kind in the world and the first in India. There are specialised faculty members and skilled staff members in the fields of high-voltage and high-power engineering.

The institute possesses state-of-the-art computing facilities. NIT Durgapur has a computer centre as a central computing facility for the students, scholars and the teachers of the institute. The centre has infrastructure like computer hardware and software, air-conditioned space, stabilised uninterrupted power supply and trained technical manpower. In addition, the institute has developed two laboratories that train students in computer-aided design. Each academic department has its own computer laboratory with PCs and workstations running specialised engineering and scientific packages like MATLAB, AUTOCad, STADD, IDEAS, PSpice, ANSYS, AFS, Sybase and PowerBuilder.

The whole institute is connected by a campus wide LAN using high speed Fibre Optic/UTP cables. The LAN is managed by High Level Switches and a host of Servers. In addition to this, the Administrative Offices and the Library have separate local networks running Windows Server. The Library is fully computerised using LibSys software. The Institute has a dedicated 54 Mbit/s (34 Mbit/s BSNL+ 20 Mbit/s Reliance Comm) 24X7 Internet Connectivity, which serves the Institute Internet needs.

The computer science department has a CISCO lab in collaboration with CISCO.

On 17–20 February 2011, the Civil Engineering department (in association with Lund University, Sweden) organised an International Conference on Water Resources & Adaptation to climate changes. In November 2010, the Chemical Engineering department organised another international conference on Computation, Modelling and Optimization.

The listed departments help the students through their academic courses and awards graduate and post graduate diplomas to the students.

Academic Policies

The academic policies of the Institute are decided by its senate. It consists of all professors of the institute, and administrative and student representatives. The Senate controls and approves the curriculum, courses, examinations and results and appoints committees to look into academic matters. The teaching, training and research activities of the institute are reviewed by the senate to maintain educational standards. The director serves as the ex-officio chairman of the senate.

NIT Durgapur follows the credit-based system of performance evaluation, with proportional weighting of courses based on their importance. The total marks (usually out of 100) form the basis of grades, with a grade value (out of 10) assigned to a range of marks. For each semester, the students are graded by taking a weighted average of all the courses with their respective credit points. Each semester’s evaluation is done independently with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) reflecting the average performance across semesters. The medium of instruction is English.

Admission

As decided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, the procedure for selection of candidates for admission to the Bachelor Degree Courses in Engineering/Technology in National Institute of Technology Durgapur and in other NITs is on the basis of State Rank/ All India Rank (AIR) of JEE Rank conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and the same is executed through counselling by Central Counselling Board, JEE Main under guidance from MHRD, GOI as per schedule notified by CCB. In addition to the normal intake, a few seats are reserved for Foreign Students who are nominated by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India.

The mode of admission is through JEE Main and GATE and the courses offered are as follows.

Biotechnology Engineering

Tech Biotechnology Engineering

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:4 years
  • Fees:2.8 lakhs (approx)

Chemical Engineering

Tech Chemical Engineering

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:4 years
  • Fees:2.8 lakhs

Tech Chemical Engineering

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:2 years
  • Fees:1.45 lakhs

Civil Engineering

Tech Civil Engineering

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:4 years
  • Fees:2.8 lakhs

Tech Structural Engineering

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:2 years
  • Fees:1.45 lakhs

Tech Geotechnical Engineering

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:2 years
  • Fees:1.45 lakhs

Computer Science and Engineering

Tech High Performance Computing

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:2 years
  • Fees:1.45 lakhs

Tech Computer Science and Engineering

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:4 years
  • Fees:2.8 lakhs

Tech Computer Science and Engineering

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:2 years
  • Fees:1.45 lakhs

Electrical Engineering

Tech Electrical Engineering

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:4 years
  • Fees:2.8 lakhs

Tech Power Systems

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:2 years
  • Fees:1.45 lakhs

Tech Power Electronics and Machine Drives

  • Mode:Full time
  • Duration:2 years
  • Fees:1.45 lakhs

Research and collaboration

Professors, scientific officers and students of this institute publish many of papers in journals of international repute from publishers like IEEE, Elsevier, Springer-Verlag, Taylor & Francis etc.

In November 2010, the Chemical Engineering department organized an international conference on Computation, Modelling and Optimization.

In 17–20 February 2011, the Civil Engineering department of the Institute (in association with Lund University, Sweden) organized another international conference on Water Resources & Adaptation to climate changes.

Every year, a batch of 4 academically excellent students, who have just completed their 6th semester, selected across all departments by an internal panel are sent to CERN, Geneva, to pursue research work there.

In October 2015, the Chemical Engineering department organized an international conference on Recent Developments in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

Cut off Marks / Ranks

The following table depicts opening & closing ranks for JEE Main 2016. All the mentioned ranks are category-wise all India ranks. HS stands for Home State & OS stands for Outside State.

HSBio Technology11891189

Quota Department OPO OPC
HS Bio Technology 23119 31021
HS Chemical Engineering 8414 22790
HS Civil Engineering 9797 25717
HS Computer Science and Engineering 2572 8326
HS Electrical Engineering 7545 16756
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 6020 11704
HS Information Technology 10815 22611
HS Mechanical Engineering 9918 19189
HS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 23176 30737
OS Bio Technology 16886 23847
OS Chemical Engineering 12852 17028
OS Civil Engineering 11464 14886
OS Computer Science and Engineering 3588 5342
OS Electrical Engineering 6179 11617
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 5427 8566
OS Information Technology 5232 9182
OS Mechanical Engineering 6735 11335
OS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 17856 21633
Quota Department BCO BCC
HS Bio Technology 19474 32153
HS Chemical Engineering 19585 26001
HS Civil Engineering 22355 25172
HS Computer Science and Engineering 4112 7253
HS Electrical Engineering 5226 18815
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 2590 12358
HS Information Technology 7649 19509
HS Mechanical Engineering 6962 17435
HS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 22594 31309
OS Bio Technology 6280 7292
OS Chemical Engineering 4550 5609
OS Civil Engineering 4037 4306
OS Computer Science and Engineering 1287 2109
OS Electrical Engineering 2980 4022
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 1999 3188
OS Information Technology 2185 3861
OS Mechanical Engineering 2464 3995
OS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 5240 7456
Quota Department SCO SCC
HS Bio Technology 2429 4775
HS Chemical Engineering 1741 3476
HS Civil Engineering 2281 3894
HS Computer Science and Engineering 633 1728
HS Electrical Engineering 1087 2082
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 1870 2553
HS Information Technology 2990 4071
HS Mechanical Engineering 508 3588
HS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 4088 5051
OS Bio Technology 3170 4875
OS Chemical Engineering 1587 3250
OS Civil Engineering 1826 2226
OS Computer Science and Engineering 1133 1471
OS Electrical Engineering 1955 2302
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 905 2095
OS Information Technology 1555 2272
OS Mechanical Engineering 1329 2093
OS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 3860 4259
Quota Department STO STC
HS Bio Technology 2625 9674
HS Chemical Engineering 2487 5279
HS Civil Engineering 2047 4393
HS Computer Science and Engineering 611 1013
HS Electrical Engineering 3572 4396
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 1683 2060
HS Information Technology 2691 4634
HS Mechanical Engineering 1049 2294
HS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 7622 7924
OS Bio Technology 1966 2109
OS Chemical Engineering 1317 1371
OS Civil Engineering 774 876
OS Computer Science and Engineering 538 657
OS Electrical Engineering 415 913
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 951 1028
OS Information Technology 416 1150
OS Mechanical Engineering 766 948
OS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 1608 1875
Quota Department OPPDO OPPDC
HS Chemical Engineering
HS Civil Engineering 798 798
HS Computer Science and Engineering
HS Electrical Engineering 710 710
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 315 315
HS Information Technology 655 655
HS Mechanical Engineering 644 644
HS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
OS Bio Technology
OS Chemical Engineering 428 428
OS Civil Engineering
OS Computer Science and Engineering 139 139
OS Electrical Engineering 151 151
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 227 227
OS Information Technology
OS Mechanical Engineering
OS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 654 654
Quota Department BCPDO BCPDC
HS Bio Technology
HS Chemical Engineering
HS Civil Engineering
HS Computer Science and Engineering 180 180
HS Electrical Engineering
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering
HS Information Technology 824 824
HS Mechanical Engineering
HS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 607 607
OS Bio Technology
OS Chemical Engineering
OS Civil Engineering 221 221
OS Computer Science and Engineering
OS Electrical Engineering
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 212 212
OS Information Technology
OS Mechanical Engineering 121 121
OS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Quota Department SCPDO SCPDC
HS Bio Technology
HS Chemical Engineering 93 93
HS Civil Engineering
HS Computer Science and Engineering
HS Electrical Engineering 72 72
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering
HS Information Technology
HS Mechanical Engineering
HS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
OS Bio Technology
OS Chemical Engineering
OS Civil Engineering
OS Computer Science and Engineering
OS Electrical Engineering
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering
OS Information Technology
OS Mechanical Engineering 69 69
OS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Here are the legends to understand the table above.

OPO General Opening Rank
OPC General Closing Rank
BCO OBC Opening Rank
BCC OBC Closing Rank
SCO SC Opening Rank
SCC SC Closing Rank
STO ST Opening Rank
STC ST Closing Rank
OPPDO General-PwD Opening Rank
OPPDC General-PwD Closing Rank
OBPDO OBC-PwD Opening Rank
OBPDC OBC-PwD Closing Rank
SCPDO SC-PwD Opening Rank
SCPDC SC-PwD Closing Rank
STPDO ST-PwD Opening Rank
STPDC ST-PwD Closing Rank

Facilities & Accommodation

There is a medical unit-cum-hospital with arrangement for both indoor and outdoor treatment of the patients. The medical unit is served by two resident doctors and other medical staff around the clock. For any specialised treatment the patients are referred to the state government hospital situated at the other end of the city or another advanced medical centre.

A number of stationery shops are spread throughout the campus. There is a shopping complex within the campus which allows the students to cope up with all their daily necessities. There are a number of eateries distributed throughout the campus. The college also has two State Bank of India ATM machines along with a State Bank of India and a Canara Bank branch inside the campus

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur is a residential Institute. There are nine hostels for boys and three hostels for girls to accommodate the about 5000 boys and 2500 girls students. The canteen for the students and the staff is located near rear exit of the main academic building of the Institute.

Most of the teachers and the staff members reside in the residential quarters provided by the Institute. A modern Guest House beside the Director’s Bungalow extends hospitality to the guests of the Institute. It is a double storied building with modern living facilities overlooking a garden and tall sal trees all around. The guests of faculty members and students are also accommodated there with advanced booking as per availability. In the middle of the residential area there is a Shopping Complex. Branch offices of two nationalized banks State Bank of India and Canara Bank are there in the campus, both near the main academic building. A Post office is also there within the Institute Campus.

Placements

The training and placement department of the institute arranges for companies to conduct on-campus interviews to recruit students. 97 companies participated in the placement process for the academic year 2011–2012. Foreigners are not allowed to sit for any placement related activity here (Effective from 2012). Here is the department-wise placement % of 2016-17

DepartmentPercent of Students Placed (%)BT59.09CHE60.38CIV48.15CSE74.42ECE69.47EE55.17IT72.94ME62.88MME54.79Total62.93

Here’s a Pi-chart showing overall placement detailsof NIT Durgapur –

NIT Durgapur Placements
NIT Durgapur Placements , courtesy : UG placement report NIT DGP

Campus

The Institute is located about 160 KMs north-west of Kolkata on the Howrah-Delhi main railway route and overlooking the National Highway No. 2(the great Grand- Trunk Road). The Institute spreads over an area of 187 acres of land

NIT Durgapur enjoys one of the best academic ecosystems as this Institute falls under India’s richest educational belt, consisting of IIT Kharagpur, IISER-Kolkata, Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI) Kolkata, Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) Durgapur, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Jadavpur University Kolkata, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics Kolkata, Calcutta University, University of Burdwan, Presidency University, Kolkata, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, Visva-Bharati University and many other leading Research Institutes which are located in and around Kolkata.

The annual undergraduate intake is more than 1000 students.

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There are many facilities for the students to engage themselves in extra-curricular activities. The Institute has a full-fledged Physical Training Department for the students. Students are trained in various sports and games by well experienced and qualified coaches arranged by the Department of Physical Training. Two playing grounds – (the Lord’s and the Oval) are for outdoor activities like cricket, football and hockey. There are courts for volleyball, basketball and lawn tennis. There is a badminton court present in each hostel. A number of fests are held both in the odd and the even semesters. Cricket, football, badminton, table tennis, lawn tennis, basketball and volleyball are the common sports activities that keep the students busy. Besides the indoor game facilities available in the student hostels, there stands a Student Activity Centre, which includes an indoor auditorium and a gymnasium with latest equipment. The auditorium provides table tennis and badminton facilities. Every year, inter-college cricket and football tournaments are organised. Students also participate in various sports and games competitions elsewhere. The students run many hobby clubs, including a photography club, music club, dance club and an Enteract club. The institute organises its annual cultural festival, Recstacy, every year and various inter-college cultural competitions are also organised.

The students publish literary and technical articles in an annual magazine. To motivate the students in social services, the institute has a unit of the National Service Scheme (NSS). The students of this unit render social services in the nearby rural areas.

Recstacy, popularly known as RECS, is the school’s annual social and cultural festival. It is held for 4 nights and 3 days near the end of February. It draws a footfall of about 8,000 students from colleges across the country.

Aarohan is the Annual National Techno-Management festival organised by the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, India. Aarohan is organised during even semesters and lasts for four days. It is aimed at technical, arts as well as management students by offering a plethora of events, including lectures, seminars, workshops, competitions, paper presentations, exhibitions, quizzes, model displays and robotics events.

Other fests include Verve, The Quizzitch Cup, Motor Zundung, Ank, Mukti and Virasat.

Centre for Cognitive Activities, is the focal point where convergence of all technical, scientific and entrepreneurial endeavours of the students materialises. As the technical gymkhana of the institute, this club is the revolution which bridges the gap between knowledge and application. The bulk of the extracurricular activities held in the college all the year round are organised by the CCA, with the objective of probing the dark recesses of the human mind so that the grey cells are stimulated to create, conceptualise and evolve, triggering a rebellion of the new age mind against baseless conventions and meek acceptance. It organises Aarohan.

Center for Application Development (CAD) is the indigenous students’ activity club of Computer Application department founded in 2011. It engages in technical activities like seminars, TechTalk classes, orientation camps, workshops throughout the year. The club comprises post graduate students. Technoshine is the annual technical fest organised by the CAD team, which is dedicated to various technical and general events. The technical events include CodeWar, Codezip, Total Chaos, Trickology,Socket Combat, Gadget Guru, Robotics and the general events include Inspire India, Nethunt, just click, Tattoo Making, Brain Marathon, Treasure Hunt, Performer of the Year Technoshine X.5 was held from 3 to 5 October 2015 with large number of registrations including off campus participants. The treasure hunt was the new event included in Technoshine X.5 which was sponsored by the Inklings Club and turned out to be a huge success. Now the wait is on for Technoshine X.6 which is going to be bigger and better. It is going to take place from 23 to 25 September 2016 with more exciting events. This time it will be solely based on the theme ‘Comics’ and is going to include a new event “The Black Box” which is a surprise still to be unveiled.

Team NDORS (NIT Durgapur Off-road sports) is the official SAE BAJA team of NIT Durgapur under the banner of SAE Durgapur chapter. Baja SAE is an intercollegiate design competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Teams of students from universities all over the world design and build small off-road cars. The cars all have engines of the same specifications. The team is supervised by professors of Dept of Mechanical Engineering.

NSS is a society which strives to inculcate good social habits among the students. Its activities include cleaning of the campus, spreading awareness about the environment, visits to nearby slums to improve empathy towards the deprived classes, organising Blood Donation Camps.

Alumni Association

 The National Institute of Technology Durgapur Alumni Association (NITDAA) was formed on 21st December, 2002 at the behest of the then Board of Governors ( Video resolution in its 103rd meeting, item no. 103.17(A) dtd. 17.05.02) in the presence of the Principal and 90 other ex-students from all over the world. While the application has already been submitted to the Registrar of Societies for registration, intense activities have already started with positive response from ex-students settled around the world, to actively participate in the benevolent activities of the Association covering the following main Aims and Objectives, a part of which is extracted from the Memorandum of Association.

      • To act as a forum of human interaction for the Alumni of National Institute of Technology, Durgapur and their dependent Children.
      • To help and support their Alma Mater to improve Educational and Professional standards, help and support needy meritorious students, help in vocational training and placement, and strive for improvement of the college.
      • To provide, without remuneration, dissemination of knowledge and to undertake publication of journals etc., towards this goal.
      • To provide a forum for exchange of technical and professional information within the members of the Association.
      • To work for the well-being of the brotherhood as a whole and NIT, Durgapur in particular.

Interesting Facts

    • According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), the institute is ranked 30 in the 2016 engineering university rankings.
    • In NIT Durgapur, students’ hostels are called Halls of Residence. Each Hall of Residence is well equipped with gigabit internet facility, water purifier cum cooler, fooding mess (with separate vegetarian and non-vegetarian food distribution).
    • The Institute receives funding of about Rs.500 million per year from the Government of India. It is the first institute in Eastern India to be selected as a Lead Institute under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) [11] of the Government of India funded by the World Bank. Research in the institute is sponsored by government agencies including the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). NIT Durgapur subsidises undergraduate student fees by approximately 80% and provide scholarships to all M.Tech. students and research scholars to encourage them to pursue higher studies.
    • The Library as one of the important central facilities of the Institute supports the study, teaching, research and development programmes of the Institute. It is housed in a separate building having three floors on a plinth area of 1000sq. mtrs. The library has a collection of 1.2 lac volumes which includes Text Books, Reference Books & Bound vols. of Journals, Standards etc. The Library subscribes to about 180 current Journals. Library operations have been automated with the help of an integrated library software package, LIBSYS-4. The book database is accessible through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). Circulation Services are executed through Barcode System.
    • The College hosts a High Voltage Labratory with an Impulse voltage generator – 800 kV, 40 kJ.

Rankings

NIT Durgapur has been ranked amongst the top engineering colleges of the country multiple times by various surveys. Here are a few from recent years.

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Ranking Body Year NationalRank
National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD 2017 Rank
Outlook India Year 2016
Edu Rand India Year 2015
The Week Year 2015

In 2017, NIT Durgapur was ranked 8th amongst all the NIT by NIRF.

This was all you needed to know about NIT Durgapur. Also check out more such articles about NIT Warangal and NIT Hamirpur here!

Source: Wikipedia, http://www.nitdgp.ac.in/ 

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