About National Institute of Technology,Sikkim
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.
National Institute of Technology, Sikkim is one among the ten newly sanctioned NITS by the Government of India in 2009 under the 11th Five year Plan. It is being established in the Barfung Block, Ravangala Sub Division of South Sikkim. It is managed by the NIT Sikkim Society registered under the Societies Act. Institute is fully funded by Government of India under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
NIT Sikkim currently runs 3 branches namely:
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electronics and Communications Engineering
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Literacy Rate : 76%
Climate : Sub-Tropical
Altitude : 7000 ft
Languages : Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, English and Hindi
Festivals : Losar, Loosong, Saga Dawa, Lhabab Duechen, Drupka Teshi and Bhumchu
STD Code : 3592