The Central Library, one of the important central facilities of the Institute, currently has 60,000 volumes, including textbooks, reference books, back volumes, standards, and non-book material such as CD-ROMs and video tapes.The Central Library at the NIT Silchar is privileged to support the institute’s march towards its vision – ” To develop the institute into the systematic leader and pivot for excellence in technical education sector and catalyzing absorption, innovation, diffusion and transfer of high technology for improved productivity, quality of life and improved empowerment thereby effecting regional growth.”The Central Library undertook major renovation activities to create a “State of the Art Library”. During the reporting year, the library has been fully automated with Libsys software & implemented RFID & DVR Technology for security purpose under TEQIP grant. The Library has become first library in the entire NE Region to implement RFID & DVR Technology. The database creation is under process. The library staffs have also been trained in the computerization activities. The Library staffs have successfully completed two projects entitled ‘Virtual Classroom’ & ‘Developing a Digital Library’ sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India under MODROB Scheme. Under the project the Library has established first ever Digital Library in an educational institution in North East India & has implemented the e-learning solution in the Institute. The Library has established Digital Library and it has implemented the e-learning solution in the Institute.
Computer Service Centre
The Institute computing facility includes high-end workstations and Intel Pentium based Personal Computers. All the computing resources of the Institute are connected through a gigabit backbone LAN. The Institute has its Internet Access facility through a 2-MBPS leased line circuit from M/S. BSNL and a 64 KBPS SCPC VSAT Link from ERNET. It is planned to enhance the 64 KBPS SCPC VSAT into a 1MBPS DAMA VSAT for additional bandwidth for Internet access during the current year. Faculty members have been provided with a Desktop PC with Internet Connectivity. During the 2006 , Internet connectivity has been extended to Students’ Hostels.
The workshop of the Mechanical Engineering Department acts as a Central Workshop of the Institute. It has Machine, Wielding, Fitting, Carpentry, Smithy, Pattern making and foundry shops. The workshop has Centre Lathes, Turret Lathe, Milling machines (horizontal, vertical & universal), Drilling machines (sensitive, polar & radial), Slotting machine, Grinder Pedestal, Surface Grinder M/C , Tools and Cutter Grinder Shaper machine, Planner machine, Power saw, MIG wielding machine, TIG wielding set, Motor Generator wielding set, Wood Turning Lathe, Electric furnace, Thickness Planner, Smithy Hearth furnace, Shearing machine, Grinding machine, Bench Grinder, Sand Reaming machine, Green Hardness Tester, Sheet Bending machine, Hand Punching machine, Plate Bending machine, Sieve analyzer, Permeability tester etc. Common workshop classes are held in the workshop along with workshop classes for higher semester of Mechanical Engineering branch. Different project works for the undergraduate students are also held in the workshop. The workshop is well equipped for the project works of the PG students of the Department. However, continuous efforts are being made to augment the facilities of the workshop commensurate with the change in technology. The workshop is also used for fabrication work for the Institute.
The Institute has a dispensary heaving staff as given below:
1. Senior Medical Officer: 1
2. Lady Medical Officer: 1
3. Pharmacist: 1
4. Nurse-cum-midwife: 1
5. Medical attendant: 3
All the staff and students of the Institute avail medical aid from the dispensary. The Institute also has an ambulance for carrying patients to Silchar Medical College Hospital for emergency treatment.
The Institute has got a sub Post Office within the campus. The sub Post Office has facilities like registration, money order, and speed post. The post office function from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm. Students and staff and people from the surrounding villages get facilities take advantage of the facilities of this Post Office.
Bank and Shopping Centre
Bank A fully computerized full-fledged core-banking branch of State Bank of India operates in the campus. The students, staff and people of the villages surrounding the campus avail the facilities of the branch.Shopping CentreA portion of the old LTD building houses general provision stores, PCOs, Fax Centres, DTP centers, bookshop, etc.
Games and Sports facilities
The Institute has a playground measuring 150m X 90m with facility for playing football, Cricket, Hockey, and other games. The institute is also planning to construct a mini sports complex for providing various types of outdoor and indoor games to students of this Institute. NIT Silchar also has a hard court for playing basketball and is provided with hard courts for playing Volleyball and Badminton. It has got a Lawn Tennis court within the campus. Overall, the institute has sufficient facilities for games and sports.
The Institute has got six Boys’ hostels and one Girls’ hostel. During the year under review, construction of 300-bedded Boys’ Hostel No-7 has been taken up. All the hostels have their individual Mess Management Committee to look after the fooding requirement for their boarders.
- Director’s Bungalow : 1 unit
- Prof. Quarters : 7 units
- Asst. Prof. Quarters : 7 units
- Lecturer Quarters : 15 units
- Type-D Quarters : 12 units
- Type-C Quarters : 8 units
- Teachers Flat : 12 units
- Grade III Quarters : 60 units
- Grade IV Quarters : 30 units
- Type-A Quarters : 12 units
- Main Administrative building.
- Mechanical Engineering Department building.
- Mechanical Workshop in 2 blocks.
- Amenities building.
- Old Administrative building.