About National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh

NIT Arunachal Pradesh Campus

The National Institutes of Technology are premier institutions of technology in India offering academic programs at undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral levels. Originally started as the Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs), they have grown in stature and are today rated among the top technological institutions of the country. In 2002, while granting them autonomy, they were taken under the ambit of Centrally Funded Technical Institutions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and renamed as National Institutes of Technology. Further, under the NIT Act 2007, they were elevated to the status of Institutes of National Importance.Students are admitted to B. Tech programs in the NITs on the basis of ranks obtained in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE). While 50% of the seats are reserved for students of the state in which the particular NIT is located, the remaining 50% of seats are open for students from across the country on the basis of merit. Reservation of seats is followed as per Government of India norms.

Institute History

In 2009, MHRD vide its Order No. F. 23-13-2009-TS-III dated 30th October and 3rd March 2010 decided to set up 10 new NITs during the 11th Five Year Plan. In order to closely monitor as well as facilitate the work of establishment of these new NITs, MHRD decided that existing NITs would mentor the new NITs for anti_raggingsome initial period or till such time as they are properly set up. The National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh (NITAP) is one such new NIT being established to cater to the needs of the State of Arunachal Pradesh.The National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh, situated in Yupia(a district in Arunachal Pradesh), was started as a joint and co-operative venture of the Government of India and the Government of Arunachal Pradesh in 2010 with a view to catering to the needs of man-power in technology for the country. The college has been conferred with autonomy in financial and administrative matters to achieve rapid development.


The site of the NIT is situated on a flat land surrounded by beautiful and green forest and mountains. The area is picturesque and serene and has an ideal academic environment. In the vicinity of the Institute are the offices of the District Officials like the Deputy Commissioner, the District Medical Officer, the Deputy Director of School Education, the District Planning Officer etc. Initially it is proposed to have three departments in the institution viz. Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering with an intake of 30 each. Classes shall be conducted in fully furnished classrooms located in a beautiful building. Separate hostel facilities for boys and girls are available. The campus shall be having round the clock electricity and water supply facility. State of art internet and telecommunication facility are also being installed in the campus.

About City

Population: 34,970 (2001)
Literacy Rate: 69%
Altitude: 440 metres (1,440 ft)
Climate: Tundra
Tribal Groups: Nyishis, Adis, Galos, Apatanis and the Miri’s
Festivals: Losar, Reh, Priest Dance, Tamladu, Sangken, Khan
STD Code: 0360

The climate of Yupia varies with elevation. Areas that are at a very high elevation in the Upper Himalayas close to the Tibetan border enjoy an alpine or Tundra climate. Below the Upper Himalayas are the Middle Himalayas, where people experience a temperate climate. Areas at the sub-Himalayan and sea-level elevation generally experience humid, sub-tropical climate with hot summers and mild winters.Arunachal Pradesh receives heavy rainfall of 80 to 160 inches (2,000 to 4,100 mm) annually, most of it between May and September.

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