NIT Hamirpur 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 [email protected] or contacted through +91 1972 222308.

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NIT Hamirpur – History

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.

Eligibility

Candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria to get admission to NIT, Hamirpur.

  • A candidate needs to qualify the JEE (Main) examination.
  • The candidate should have passed the 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with either one of Chemistry, Biotechnology or Biology.
  • The candidate should have secured at least 75% marks (65% for the SC/ST candidates) in Class 12 or should be in the top 20 percentile in his/her respective Class 12 board examination.
  • Admissions to NIT, Hamirpur are granted on the basis of a candidate’s rank in the JEE (Main) examination.

Academics

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

Cutoff

General

Quota Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Chemical Engineering 62278 72652
HS Civil Engineering 32520 62749
HS Computer Science and Engineering 7767 19438
HS Electrical Engineering 17607 59758
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 14423 41383
HS Materials Science and Engineering 63681 72861
HS Mechanical Engineering 10761 57454
OS Chemical Engineering 15531 19031
OS Civil Engineering 14492 18346
OS Computer Science and Engineering 6574 8811
OS Electrical Engineering 10005 13609
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 8425 12114
OS Materials Science and Engineering 15645 21445
OS Mechanical Engineering 11786 13679
Five-Year B.Arch. Course
HS Architecture 1746 5577
OS Architecture 920 1483
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering 22149 45348
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 48348 66366
OS Computer Science and Engineering 9315 11777
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 11992 14460

OBC-NCL

Quota Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Chemical Engineering 29770 93482
HS Civil Engineering 29276 76004
HS Computer Science and Engineering 7246 28974
HS Electrical Engineering 27046 80273
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 16203 46299
HS Materials Science and Engineering 95703 110880
HS Mechanical Engineering 16681 71006
OS Chemical Engineering 6107 6998
OS Civil Engineering 5299 5855
OS Computer Science and Engineering 2477 3614
OS Electrical Engineering 4557 5245
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 4017 5231
OS Materials Science and Engineering 7697 7763
OS Mechanical Engineering 4667 5253
Five-Year B.Arch. Course
HS Architecture 2439 6033
OS Architecture 446 611
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering 25389 68234
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 26422 95038
OS Computer Science and Engineering 3893 4672
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 5246 6007

SC

Quota Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Chemical Engineering 4505 7186
HS Civil Engineering 3906 5874
HS Computer Science and Engineering 1345 3224
HS Electrical Engineering 3236 8348
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 4550 6577
HS Materials Science and Engineering 8389 8588
HS Mechanical Engineering 2772 7603
OS Chemical Engineering 3242 3924
OS Civil Engineering 2742 2964
OS Computer Science and Engineering 1717 1982
OS Electrical Engineering 2371 2838
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 2355 2839
OS Materials Science and Engineering 4406 4649
OS Mechanical Engineering 2311 2941
Five-Year B.Arch. Course
HS Architecture 301 556
OS Architecture 197 253
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering 2914 8180
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 6148 9295
OS Computer Science and Engineering 1521 2755
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 1838 3074

ST

Quota Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Chemical Engineering 2727 3791
HS Civil Engineering 689 1631
HS Computer Science and Engineering 451 1069
HS Electrical Engineering 1070 2172
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 403 1826
HS Materials Science and Engineering 2578 2578
HS Mechanical Engineering 942 2445
OS Chemical Engineering 1747 1817
OS Civil Engineering 535 1039
OS Computer Science and Engineering 1075 1364
OS Electrical Engineering 1120 1141
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 1149 1540
OS Materials Science and Engineering 2565 2565
OS Mechanical Engineering 1158 1213
Five-Year B.Arch. Course
HS Architecture 118 157
OS Architecture 91 91
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering 1819 2884
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 2911 3335
OS Computer Science and Engineering 1411 1597
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 1600 1862

General-PwD

Quota Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Chemical Engineering
HS Civil Engineering 809 809
HS Computer Science and Engineering 592 592
HS Electrical Engineering
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 974 974
HS Materials Science and Engineering
HS Mechanical Engineering
OS Chemical Engineering 548 548
OS Civil Engineering
OS Computer Science and Engineering 238 238
OS Electrical Engineering 404 404
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering
OS Materials Science and Engineering 916 916
OS Mechanical Engineering 87 87
Five-Year B.Arch. Course
HS Architecture
OS Architecture
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering 1305 1305
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering
OS Computer Science and Engineering
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 538 538

OBC-NCL-PwD

Quota Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Chemical Engineering
HS Civil Engineering
HS Computer Science and Engineering 896 896
HS Electrical Engineering
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering
HS Materials Science and Engineering
HS Mechanical Engineering
OS Chemical Engineering
OS Civil Engineering
OS Computer Science and Engineering 134 134
OS Electrical Engineering 236 236
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering
OS Materials Science and Engineering
OS Mechanical Engineering 135 135
Five-Year B.Arch. Course
HS Architecture
OS Architecture
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering
OS Computer Science and Engineering
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering

SC-PwD

Quota Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Chemical Engineering
HS Civil Engineering 88 88
HS Computer Science and Engineering 147 147
HS Electrical Engineering
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering
HS Materials Science and Engineering
HS Mechanical Engineering
OS Chemical Engineering
OS Civil Engineering
OS Computer Science and Engineering
OS Electrical Engineering
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 153 153
OS Materials Science and Engineering
OS Mechanical Engineering
Five-Year B.Arch. Course
HS Architecture
OS Architecture
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering
OS Computer Science and Engineering
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering

ST-PwD

Quota Branch name Open Close
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Chemical Engineering
HS Civil Engineering
HS Computer Science and Engineering
HS Electrical Engineering
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering
HS Materials Science and Engineering
HS Mechanical Engineering
OS Chemical Engineering
OS Civil Engineering
OS Computer Science and Engineering
OS Electrical Engineering
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering
OS Materials Science and Engineering
OS Mechanical Engineering
Five-Year B.Arch. Course
HS Architecture
OS Architecture
5-year B.Tech. + M.Tech. Dual Degree Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering
OS Computer Science and Engineering
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering

Fee Structure

Given below is the break-up for the Institute fee and the hostel fee under various heads.

NIT, Hamirpur – Institute Fee

Particulars Amount (Rs.)
Caution Money ( One-Time& Refundable) 3000
One-Time Fees 1850
Tuition Fees Per Semester 62,500
Other Fees Per Semester 7500
Annual Fees 1500
Total 76,350

Hostel Fees

Particulars Amount (Rs.)
Caution Money –Hostel (One-Time & Refundable) 1000
Caution Money- Mess (One-Time & Refundable) 2500
Hostel Seat Rent (Per Semester) 1500
Hostel Est. Fund 2400
Other Fees 1000
Mess Advance (Per Semester) 18,000
Total 26,400

Note:

  • The SC/ST/PH candidates are eligible for 100% Tuition Fee waiver.
  • The General and OBC category candidates with a family income of less than Rs. 1 lakh per annum are eligible for full remission of the tuition fee.
  • The General and OBC category candidates with a family income between Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh per annum are eligible for remission of 2/3rd of the tuition fees.

Campus

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

Facilities

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.

Sports

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.

Placements

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.

The table below gives a summary of the Undergraduate placement statistics for 2015 and 2016.

Particulars 2015 2016
Total no. of Recruiters 45 54
Highest Package Offered Rs. 16.85 Lacs Per Annum Rs. 16.85 Lacs Per Annum
Average Package Offered Rs. 4.70 Lacs Per Annum Rs. 5 Lacs Per Annum

For more detailed statistics, candidates can go through NIT, Hamirpur’s placement record for 2016 and 2015.

Some of the reputed recruiters who frequent the NIT, Hamirpur campus for their manpower needs include Oracle, Verizon, Maruti, Hero Motor Corp., Ford, TCS, Godrej, Snapdeal, Wipro, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd., IBM, etc.

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 branches 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. Sometimes 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

Alumni

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 endeavour 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 [email protected] .

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 organizes 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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