NIT Hamirpur: All You Need To Know

NIT or the National Institute of Technology is a public engineering college located in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is one of the thirty one National Institutes of Technology established, administered and funded by MHRD. NIT Hamirpur offers a comprehensive curriculum for undergraduate, graduate and doctorate studies in various fields of engineering, pure sciences and humanities. The College is run by the able hands of Prof. Ajay K Sharma who is the Director. He can reached via or contacted through +91 1972 222308.


The institute came into existence on 7th, August 1986 as Regional Engineering College, Hamirpur in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India, it was a joint enterprise of the Government of India and the Government of Himachal Pradesh. The classes commenced at Government Polytechnic College, Hamirpur as REC Hamirpur did not have a campus initially. The classes and administration moved to current location in 1987 when few buildings were constructed.

At the inception, the institute only had three departments, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Later, two more departments Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering were added in 1988 and 1989 respectively. The department of Architecture was established in 2000. Recently in 2013, Chemical Engineering department also came into existence. The institute only offered undergraduate courses until 2005, when it started offering graduate and Ph.D programs.

On 26 June 2002, REC Hamirpur was awarded the status of deemed university and upgraded into a National Institute of Technology. As a result of this transition the institute came under the sole purview of the Government of India. It was awarded the status of Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament along with other NITs and IITs. NIT Hamirpur has been ranked as best NIT in terms of infrastructure by the World Bank in 2007.


NIT Hamirpur has 15 departments and 2 centres of excellence. The academic departments at NIT Hamirpur include the following:

  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Management and Humanities
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Energy and Environment
  • Material Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

The two centres of excellence located at NIT Hamirpur are

  • Centre for Excellence in Energy & Environment
  • Centre for Material Science and Engineering


The campus is situated at Anu in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh and is 4 Kms from main bus stand of Hamirpur on Hamirpur – Tauni Devi road. The city of Hamirpur is well connected with the rest of the country by road. The nearest broad gauge rail head is at Una (Himachal Pradesh) which is 80 Kms from Hamirpur. The institute campus is situated, at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level. It spawns across 320 acres and is located on a hilly terrain which is surrounded by pine trees.

The campus has a picturesque surrounding facing snow clad Dhauladhar mountain ranges. Lush green pine trees surround it. The campus is well laid with roads, electric installations, water supply, underground drainage, etc. The place has healthy climate with moderate temperature ranging from 1°C to 38°C with an altitude of 900 meters.

Being a residential campus, there are ten boys’ hostels and three girls’ hostels, with residences for the faculty and staff. Some hostels have four-seated or triple-seated rooms, while others have doublets and singlets. Mega Hostel is the newest and largest in its capacity.

Boys’ Hostels

  • Kailash Boys’ Hostel
  • Shivalik Boys’ Hostel
  • Dhauladhar Boys’ Hostel
  • Vindhyachal Boys’ Hostel
  • Mani Mahesh Boys’ Hostel
  • Neelkanth Boys’ Hostel
  • Satpura Hostel
  • Mega Hostel Block-III
  • Himadri Hostel
  • Himgiri Hostel

Girls’ Hostels

  • Parvati Girls’ Hostel
  • Ambika Girls’ Hostel


Computer Centre

Computer Centre is a central facility, which caters to the needs of academic departments. The aim of the centre is to provide professional services, promote and assist the use of new computing technology among the students, staff and administration.

Central Library

The institute library was set up in 1986 in one room of Government Polytechnic Hamirpur and was shifted to the institute campus in 1988 in Visvesvarya Block. At present it is in a separate building with the floor area of 3200 square meters. The library has more than 75,000 books and numerous scientific journals in both print and electronic format. The reading halls of the library can accommodate around 600 people at a time.


NIT Hamirpur provides sports facilities for indoor and outdoor games. Teams are sent out to compete in university-level sports competition. Sports facilities include cricket, football, lawn tennis, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton and athletics.

Health Centre

NIT Hamirpur has its own health centre. It is equipped with basic medical facilities and in case of emergency, patients are referred to the Zonal Hospital, Hamirpur.


Training & Placement department was established in this institute in the year 1995. Since then lots of activities are being conducted within the ambit of this department for the benefit of students.

  • Every year, more than 50 reputed companies including MNC’s visit NIT Hamirpur
  • More than 75% of total students placed under campus placement. Recruitment for every batch starts from August onwards. Above 30% of students are getting more than one placement.
  • Almost all eligible students are placed in companies of International and National repute under campus placement.
  • In every branch about 15% students crack various post graduate exams like CAT, GRE, GATE, GMAT etc. These students get recruited by top universities around the world.

Student Activities

There are a number of activities that the students of NITH participate in. Let me list a few of them.

CSEC: This is a student’s club of the Computer Science & Engineering Department of NIT Hamirpur. Being a student’s club of one of the most prominent branch of the institute, CSEC plans a number of educational events, lectures, workshops, conventions, insight meets and various other events to help out the students of Computer Science and Information Technology branch with their overall course and development.

C-SOC: CSOC-Society of Civil Engineering is the departmental student body of Department of civil engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (H.P.) which organizes various technical/non-technical events, workshops, interactive sessions, Alumni interactions for students of NIT Hamirpur round the year. An annual techno-cultural fest of Department of Civil Engineering, “SYGNET” is organized in which plethora technical/non-technical events are held, ending the academic session with an annual prize distribution ceremony, in which students also give ON-STAGE performances.

CSS: Students of NIT Hamirpur are voluntarily getting involved in the ‘Community Services Scheme’ because of many reasons. Sometime there are unclean roadside verges, which need cleanliness. They always assert that it is the institute administration or government or charitable organizations job to work for the welfare of those who are in need.

Administration of NIT Hamirpur helps communities through its different programs. Students’ participation in the community services scheme has reminded that there are more important things in the real world along with attending the classes or passing the exams. Following are the example of community service that the student community participates in:

  • Cleanliness of the campus
  • Helping in the local fire
  • Tutoring children living in slums
  • Awareness program about the spread of disease hygiene etc
  • Use of Science and Technology to uplift living standards of local villagers simultaneously keeping
  • in mind the environment impact


The mission of National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur Alumni Association is to provide a platform to never abandon the memories, made during the years at this Institute. In an endeavor to bring closer those who were once very close to each other, the web site serves as a portal for resources and a mode of communication for the alumni. Alumni can update their information, such as mailing addresses, email, telephone numbers and employment information to stay in touch. If one has any questions they may reach out to Er.Vinod Thakur, who is the President of the Alumni Association via email to .

Interesting Facts

  • According to Edu-Rand Rankings of 2015, NIT Hamirpur is ranked as the 30th best Engineering College of India.
  • It has also been ranked 11th among 31 NITs.
  • In 2004, the students of NITH started a literacy mission called “Prayas”, to help the poor children residing around the NITH campus. Prayas aims to help kids through the problems faced by them in their studies. The daily classes of Prayas are held at lecture halls of NITH which are attended by more than 150 kids and around 100 student tutors.
  • GLUG NITH is a moniker for the GNU/Linux User Group of National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur. GLUG NITH is mainly designed to cater to the GNU/Linux related needs of the students, faculty, staff, and anybody else belonging to NIT Hamirpur. GLUG NITH organises workshops promoting Linux OS, open source software and creating an environment of coding & collaboration among the students.
  • Rotaract club, NIT Hamirpur is an affiliate of Rotary club Hamirpur and has rendered its services for the welfare of the people of Hamirpur. The members of the club actively support the local community, raise money for charity and conduct blood donation camps.

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