Central Digital Library
This Library came into existence as an important component of and along with the Non Plan Establishment of the institute in 1960. It continued to provide the following categories of services to its users : students, Teachers, Researchers and other staff members.
- Routine transaction (lending and retrieval) of books
- Providing Reference materials
- Reprographic services
- Reading room services
The three storied Library premises are situated adjacent to the Administrative Block of the Institute. It spans a total floor space of about 32,184 sq. feet, consisting of a separate Reading Hall, Periodical section, a processing section, stack Room, Book Bank and a Binding Unit, as briefly described below.
- Reading Room: It is situated in the ground floor. It stores Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks, News papers, popular Magazines, Journal & Reference Books for on- the spot use of the Library- users.
- Stack Room: It is situated in the first floor of the Library having open access to the users to select books of their choice & get them issued.
Book Bank: There are two Book Banks in the Library.
- One of them is meant for the students belonging to scheduled cast (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST). It was established under a scheme sanctioned by the government of Bihar (Welfare Department). Under this scheme the Welfare department, earlier Bihar Govt. but now Jharkhand Government, through their Disctrict Welfare Officer, supplies books & Almirahs. As many as 15 books are issued for one academic session to a SC /ST student from such a Book Bank.
- The other Book Bank is TEQIP Book Bank, used by both SC/ST students and General students. TEQIP Book Bank is governed & funded by World Bank Aid. Two Books are issued from this Book Bank for one academic session to a student.
Acquisition & Processing Unit: This is situated on the top floor on the library. New arrivals of Books & Journals are processed. (Accessioning, Cataloguing & Classification) here before they are stocked in the stack room.
- New arrivals of Books during 2005-2006
- Books of 239 different titles in TEQIP BOOK BANK were purchased during this year, comprising of 605 number of Books.
Total number of the books in the library including bound volumes of Journals as on 31.03. 2006 was as given below.
- Stack Room ………55144…….
- Book Bank (Sc /St) …23022……….
- TEQIP (Book Bank) …3022……..
The library has open access system to its users. It operates in two shifts in two shifts from Monday through Saturday.
08 :00 AM to 03 :00 PM
03 :00 PM to 10 :00PM
The Library subscribes to a sizeable number of technical, scientific & general periodicals journal & newspapers for the students and faculty members of the Institute. The Library system is ready to shift from manual to automated system, which include circulation, serial & online public access catalogue (OPAC) searching.Data entry work of the books is in progress & is likely to be completed within two months, and thereafter linking of Circulation Deptt is (issue & return of books, books position and upto date information regarding any book) to Reading Room and places to users friendly have to be done in the library.
In addition to this we have online service through INDEST CONSORTIUM on the subjects for the following:
- IEEE (IEL ONLINE)
- Springer – Verlag
One of the attractions of this campus is the OVAL structure – the Computer Center, which accommodates central computing facilities. There are mainly three types of services viz. computational services, laboratory services and network services. The Center’s services are extensively used by the students, faculty and staff members of the Institute. The centre is equipped with IBM-Netfinity 5500, SUN Microsystems Ultra Sparc and HCL Infinity Global Line 2765 XD Servers. Various systems and application softwares are installed and maintained by the center.
There are three PC Laboratories, which are used for UG/PG classes and one for Internet services. The internet service is available through VSAT on all week days from 08 :00 AM to 10 :00 PM. The network services are limited to the center, but it is to be extended to the whole academic and residential campus shortly. The floor space of the center is being augmented in order to accommodate a Multimedia Laboratory, a CAD Laboratory, a Smart Seminar Room and a Computer Museum.
Bank and Post Office
Institute has the RIT (Regional Institute of Technology) Branch of State Bank of India within its premises with special counters to be availed by the staff and students of NIT, Jamshedpur.
TheRIT (Regional Institute of Technology) Post Office is also located within the campus which staff and students can avail for all type of postal services.
Though the college is residential in nature, it gives its staff and students the facility of a bus service. The bus runs thrice a day from the college bus stand to Gopal Maidan at Bishtupur and vice-versa. It has three other stoppages at Nit Main gate, Gate four, Adityapur colony, All India Radio (Adityapur) respectively.
With almost 2000 students residing in the college campus, health issues cannot be neglected. Thus, the college has given the students the facility of a dispensary in the campus itself with a male and a female doctor. Not only do the students avail the facility of free check-up but also free medicines are provided. Recently, beds have also been added.
The Guest House has well furnished rooms made available to people visiting the college on request.
There are 11 hostels in the college, namely:-
- Rani Laxmi Bai Hall of Residence
- Ambedkar Hall of Residence
“All work and no playmakesJack a dull boy”
Keeping thisin mind the college pays a lot of emphasis on the all round development of the students.There is an athletic ground, a cricket ground in the campus. Apart from this, each of the hostels are provided with equipmentsofvarioussports like Table Tennis,Lawn tennis, cricket, football,badminton, carom, chess, etc.
The students actively participate in these sports and there is a college team for cricket, football, basketball, badminton, volleyball table tennis as well as athletics. They represent the college in various sports events held countrywide and make the college proud by bringing back scores of medals and trophies.
The college also organizes various sports events, the most important ones being The Annual Sports Meet and East Zone Inter NIT Cricket Tournament. While the former allows the students to showcase the athlete in them, the latter provides a healthy competition with other NITs of the east zone, e.g. NIT Patna, NIT Rourkela, etc.
Cultural and Dramatics Society
This club represents the total gusto of all the students here. Abbreviated asCDSfor theCultural and Dramatics Society, all the cultural events, competitions, etc fall under the terrain of this club. It covers all the talents fields of acting, singing (eastern and western), dance, instruments and anchoring. The students, interested in any of the mentioned areas are auditioned in a day long induction programme based on their talent as well as passion for the respective arts. Round the year events are also conducted.
The main event of CDS, is most certainly, the cultural fest, Utkarsh.
Fine Arts Club for Engineering Student
F.A.C.E.Sessentially stands forFine Arts Club for Engineering Students. The club consists of cornucopia of students specialized in various art forms, namely, sketching, painting, junkart, thermocol modelling, paper cutting, collage, cartooning, etc. The students are selected based on their performances in various events and competitions held during their induction programme, which judges their talent as well as dedication and interest.
Besides many events that are organized throughout the academic year, the main event of F.A.C.E.S is SHADES (Symposium of Handicrafts and Arts Display for Engineering Students) which is conducted during the annual cultural fest, UTKARSH.
Engineer’s Adventure Club
This club was started way back in 1989-90 at the behest of Mrs.Bachendri Pal. it was started with the motive to create atmosphere for teamwork, sacrifice, social service, awareness to environment and the most important: a healthy mind. Some of the regular activities of EAC are to arrange training programs for rock climbing,mountaineeringand trekking.