It is a matter of great pleasure to release the Information Brochure of NIT Durgapur for the academic session 2021-22. This new brochure comes with a host of first-hand knowledge about the institute. It not only highlights the academic programmes operating on campus but also some of the most recent achievements of the students, faculty members and the institute as a whole on various national platforms. The academic programme curricula have not been included in this brochure as they are dynamically modified and kept posted up to date on the institute website. The existing programme curricula gives a lot of flexibility and opportunity to the aspiring students. This brochure fantastically focuses on various academic / research facilities and relevant outputs, which are of social importance. Campus facilities that inject life into the system have also been nicely depicted in this booklet. Lastly, it is noteworthy that NIT Durgapur has produced a large number of highly reputed personalities and an honest attempt has been made so as to inspire the student community.
Prof. Anupam Basu
Director, NIT Durgapur
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The campus is spread across 187 acres of land and houses multiple buildings, laboratories and classrooms. It has state of the art infrastructure with modern amenities. The campus is also physically-handicapped friendly. Among the buildings, it has lush green gardens and huge trees.
New Academic Building
Computer Science Engg. Department
Student Activity Centre
Design and Innovation Center
New Auditorium Building
FACILITIES AND SUPPORT
187 ACRE LUSH GREEN CAMPUS
The campus of NIT Durgapur is spread over a vast area of 187 Acre, comprising of various Academic buildings, Labs, Hostels, Faculty Quarters, Playgrounds and Gardens.
The Institute Guest House standing beside the Director's Bungalow serves to render hospitality to the Official and Non-official guests of the Institute. It is a unique double storied building with modern living facilities overlooking a beautiful garden and tall sal trees all around. The guests of faculty members and students are also accommodated there with advanced booking as per availability.
UTKARSH BHAWAN (HEFA)
G + 10 Storied Central Research & Academic Laboratory Building. Central Research Facility (CRF)
Physical Characterization Facility
Chemical Characterization Facility
Mechanical Characterization Facility
High Performance Computing and Storage
Electrical and Electronics Fabrication and Characterization Facility
Centralized Laboratory Facility (CLF)
Basic Electrical Engg. Lab
Basic Analog and Digital Electronics Laboratory
Process Control Lab
Central Instruments Facilities (CIF)
1) XRD Equipment: PANalytical XPert Pro Basic X-ray Powder Diffraction Package with all accessories and soft wares. Offers Defect studies of Metallic Alloys including Rietveld Analsis, Phase Analysis, Chemical Analysis for both inorganic and organic specimen, Microstructural Parameters. Compatible for samples of solid flat specimens, solid powders, liquid specimen, thin films etc.
2) SEM with EDS Equipment: SEM: S-3000N, HITACHI-JAPAN, EDS : THERMO-NORAN-USA, SIX-NSS 200 with PC Monitor, Softwares etc. Offers morphological and surface studies of Metallic Alloys, semi-conducting, insulating and biological samples. Chemical analysis, Phase analysis, X-ray mapping etc. on the EDS.
HOSTELS AND RESIDENTIAL QUARTERS
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur is a residential Institute. There are total 13 hostels to accommodate the admitted students. All the hostels have been provided with WiFi facility to give seamless internet connectivity to the students.
The most of the teachers and the staff members reside in the residential quarters provided by the Institute. A model co-educational higher secondary school has been set up for the wards of the employees of the Institute.
STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTRE (SAC)
The Student Activity Centre (SAC) is treated as one of the Central Facilities of the Institute with a mission to train the students in physical activities so as to enable them to face the complex societal challenges in sound health and state of mind.
Excellent facilities are available for major sports, Yoga, Martial Art, NCC and NSS. It also includes well equipped multi gymnasiums for boys and girls with separate timings.
PLAYGROUNDS AND COURTS
The institute has two playgrounds, the impressive ‘Lords’ Football stadium and the central Sports ground ‘Oval’ where all the major games are organized throughout the year including Volleyball courts with flood light facilities, concrete cricket practice pitch, concrete Basketball Court with flood light facilities, concrete tennis court with flood light facilities, concrete badminton courts with flood light facilities, Table Tennis, Chess, Yoga etc.
Beside central sports facilities, most of the halls of residence are equipped with Volleyball and concrete badminton courts including Table Tennis and Carom board facilities.
Each hostel has its own canteen. Apart from those the other canteens that we have inside campus are :
1) Wonder Cafe
3) Chandu Tea Stall
1) Computer Center
2) Centre of Excellence in Advanced Materials
3) Centre for Biomedical Engineering & Assistive Technology (BEAT)
4) Centre for Research on Environment and Water (CREW)
5) Centre for Advanced Research on Energy (CARE)
6) Centre of Excellence on IoT and Intelligent Systems (IoTIS)
HIGH VOLTAGE LABORATORY
At present, very few colleges have high voltage and High Power Laboratory facilities due to the involvement of huge costs and availability of specialised faculty members as well as skilled staffs in this field.
The High Voltage Laboratory of NIT Durgapur is a graduate research and undergraduate teaching laboratory with many infrastructure and testing facilities.
The Library as one of the important central facilities of the Institute supports the study, teaching, research and development programmes of the Institute. It is housed in a separate building having three floors on a plinth area of 1000 Sq. metres. The library has a collection of 1.7 lakh volumes of books which includes Text Books, Reference Books and Bound volumes of Journals, Standards etc. It has a good collection of Electronic resources in its Digital Library. The library has introduced Wi-Fi Internet facility inside it to facilitate free-flow of information to the users.
The library is an institutional member of DELNET, American Centre Library, Kolkata, NPTEL, and Current Science Association, Bangalore. It is also a beneficiary Member of eSodh Sindhu (eSS) initially known as INDEST-AICTE Consortium. Library is also a member of National Digital Library of India (NDLI).
The Medical Unit prioritizes intensive care and attentive treatment by catering to the needs of its employees and students. It is served by three resident doctors, three Contractual doctors and other medical staff. Apart from morning and evening OPDs, there is also a provision for round the clock medical emergency services. Besides the regular doctors, specialist doctors from various domains of expertise visit the medical unit on fixed days in a week. It has observatory beds, isolation ward for students and dressing room. Moreover, the unit has an outsourced pathological blood collection and reporting system from IQ city hospital. In case of any serious illness, patients are referred to State Government Hospital, The Mission Hospital, IQ City Hospital and some other hospitals in Durgapur & also in Kolkata with which it has tie-ups. The Medical unit has a Student’s help desk for insurance for different kinds of treatments.
We have two banks inside the campus itself.
1) State Bank of India NIT Durgapur Branch.
2) Canara Bank.
We have an Indian Post branch inside the campus to help official communication. Address: A-Zone, Durgapur, West Bengal 713209 Phone: 1800 11 2011
1) Campus wide Internet connectivity
2) Two GPU Servers
3) Three 400 kVA DG Set
4) Around 82 Classrooms
The Institute houses several clubs and student bodies ranging from cultural, technical, environmental etc. The clubs organise workshops, fests and events all year around and witness huge participation.
Centre for Cognitive Activities, CCA, is the technical hub of the institute. The club nurtures technical, scientific and analytical thinking of students. It’s the oldest club of the institute and was the first to organize Aarohan, the annual Techno Management festival of NIT Durgapur, which is now the 2nd largest Techno Management fest of eastern India, presently conducted collectively by five clubs including CCA.The club aims to promote creativity and technical knowledge among students by conducting various fun events, interactive workshops lending a helping hand to turn one's fascination and dreams into reality. The five cells- Core cell, Robo Cell, Web Design & Creative Team (WDCT), Entrepreneurship Cell ( E-Cell ) and Research & Development Cell (R&D Cell) together ensure the smooth and better functioning of the club.
We are the Hindi society of NIT Durgapur, actively engaged in the service of Hindi, official language of the Indian Republic. Darpan looks forward to the overall development of people with different types of programs. We provide valuable and useful platforms for the promotion of talent of students, as well as awards, cash prizes and citations to honor their merit. Various offline and online events are organised throughout the year. Promoting rajbhasa Hindi is the first priority of Darpan and will continue to establish Hindi language on its peak growth with its proper functions
Dance Club is the official dance club of NIT Durgapur. We not only perform in Independence Day, Republic Day and other college fests but also participate in inter college fests like Spring Fest (IIT Kharagpur) and Carpe Diem (IIM Calcutta) and have brought medals for our college. We believe in diversity hence we support and perform all dance forms.
The Debating Society is the official debating club of NIT Durgapur. The core ideology of this club aims to promote the culture of debating and public speaking on campus. The club also conducts workshops and intra-college debates like Asian Parliamentary Debate and Oxford Union Debate to help the students develop confidence and subsequently represent NIT Durgapur in various debating and public speaking competitions across the country. Apart from debates our flagships events like Kill Code, Take de Bait, Icebreaker and Empire witnessed the largest turnout among college events. We focus on incorporating tech into our practices, which sets us apart from most other debating clubs across a wide range of institutions.
Entrepreneurship Development Cell of NIT Durgapur formerly known as NEN NIT Durgapur Students Chapter is the one and only independent cell of the institute, of national importance, inculcating an entrepreneurial environmental across the campus. To promote potential innovative startups from our college so that the students with their technical and entrepreneurial knowledge and skill will help India become the Innovation hub of the world. We are officially registered as a member college to NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP NETWORK under Wadhwani Foundation.
Enteract is the official Dramatics Club of NIT Durgapur. It is a home to all the theatre lovers and nukkad enthusiasts. Enteract produces a wide variety of performances ranging from street plays and stage plays to Monoacts and mimes, arguably with professional competency. The club keeps an in-depth knowledge of cinematography too which helps it to excel in movie and ad film making. Moreover the club participates in various cultural fests across the country creating awareness about various social issues and organizes events and workshops round the year, thus assisting the students to leave behind their stage fear, develop confidence and channelise their energy to do something creative.
The GNU/Linux Users Group, NIT Durgapur is a community of GNU/Linux Users that promote the use of Free and Open-Source Software. The Group was established in 2003 by a bunch of FOSS enthusiasts with the idea of popularising and contributing to Open Source. We are a plethora of designers, contributors and developers that believe in learning and sharing through opening up your mind to Open Source.
The IEEE Student Branch, NIT Durgapur is a society of enthusiasts aimed at promoting research related activities in the campus. We are a direct handshake to IEEE, an international body that allows countless young researchers the opportunity to present & publish their innovations every year. Comprising of bright researchers, developers, speakers, and other contributors we are a society that welcomes in the era of better research prospects, in campus.
The Student affiliated chapter of The Indian Institute of Metals was passed through council Meeting No: 342/III/2019-20 on Saturday,22nd November 2020 held at Kaladham Conference Hall, Vidyanagar in presence of president, Dr. U Kamachi Mudali [2019-20 Council Year] and other council members as per Point 6b resolution.
The Indian Society for Technical Education(ISTE) is the leading National Professional non-profit making Society for the Technical Education System in our country with the motto of Career Development of Teachers and Personality Development of Students and overall development of our Technical Education System operating in association with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and other International Projects.
Literary Circle is the official literary club of NIT Durgapur, which gives the college an extra dimension of creative expression in the midst of technical unilateralism. This club conducts Verve, the Literary cum Youth Festival of the college and the biggest of its kind in eastern India having successfully pulled off 14 editions of the same. Among other activities, the club is reputed for hosting the inter-college NITMUN, publishing annual magazine Deja Vu and YearBook and organising OpenMic and Literati year round.
Maths N Tech Club is the official knowledge club of NIT Durgapur. MNTC holds several events and workshops based on Mathematics and latest Technologies. It publishes the Annual Technical Magazine, Anveshan. It conducts Aavishkar - The Tech Festival along with SAE and GLUG and ANK - The Maths Week.
We are the official Music Club of NIT Durgapur. We bring the love we have for music to everyone in this college through live performances and the people outside the college through our page and YouTube channel. We perform both Eastern and Western genres of music.
We the People of Prakriti- The Environmental Club of NIT Durgapur, strive to make a difference and inculcate the seed of awareness and action in the minds of prospective engineers to make this environment a sustainable place for every living being. Our motto is to change the notion that Engineers do not care for environment into making every individual on campus, a GreenEngineer, who minimizes the risk of pollution that might be caused with new inventions or breakthrough researches in technology.
QuizInc is the official Knowledge club of the college, which dabbles in quizzing as well as the sharing of worldly information amongst all the students. From hidden facts of India to obscure sports trivia, from the intricacies of going viral to the joys of mainstream entertainment, from the controversies in the newspapers to the advancements in business and technology, QuizInc covers all dimensions of this unique world and filters it down for the common masses. They preach and practise the slogan 'Cogita, Ergo Sum', (I think, therefore, I am), and strive to change the broad consciousness of this reputed college.
It is a 24/7 internet radio station which plays a mix of hindi and english songs and can be tuned at myradiostream.com/nitroz . Also, the listeners can listen to songs of their interest and dedicate to their loved ones from 10:00 pm - 12:00 am during the weekdays! Radio Station of NIT Durgapur, Radio Nitroz with the tagline Masti ka dozz was formed in the year 2006-2007 by the students of NIT Durgapur. Radio Nitroz is the 3rd successful LAN/Internet based radio among all IITs and NITs. It is a matter of proud for team Nitroz as well as NIT Durgapur.
RECursion NIT Durgapur is an initiative to embolden the budding coding minds through regular Code Classes, robust coding competitions and geeky sessions. Pioneered by a faction of enthusiasts in 2014, RECursion has continued to evolve ever since. Besides a fancy placement package, we seek to ameliorate participation in programming competitions like ACM ICPC etc.Our dynamic panel is invariably available to sort any techie doubts and cultivate positivity in you. We intend to create an intriguing ambience where coding is more of a mental sport and after every green tick, the Coder in you gets bigger and wittier.
SAE India collegiate chapter of NIT Durgapur was conceived in 2007 with an idea to integrate the students of the college into international fabric of automobile engineering.We organize a number of innovative events, workshops, Industrial visits and lectures round the year and a competitive place where the sharpest minds battle in the quest to achieve disctinction. SAE along with MNTC and GLUG organises Aavishkar - The Tech Fest which is the official technical fest of NIT Durgapur. Team NDORS, comprised of SAE members represents NIT Durgapur in Mahindra SAE Baja competition organised by SAE India.
A group of enthusiasts with a dream to “enrich the quality of formal education by increasing awareness about different aspects of Indian heritage and inspiring the young mind to imbibe the values embedded in it.” SPIC MACAY NIT Durgapur Chapter is the biggest cultural club in NIT Durgapur and embraces the beauty and wisdom that is ingrained in the Indian art forms. With a zeal to further the purview of Indian classical music and dance, folk, traditional paintings crafts, SPIC MACAY NIT Durgapur Chapter has been a quintessential part of the college aesthetics since its inception.
Strokes is the official art and photography club of NIT Durgapur. It is among the youngest clubs of NIT Durgapur and is one of its kind. Founded in 2015 by a bunch of enthusiasts then second year, it aims at patronizing the sense of creativity among the students of NIT Durgapur. We organize KALAKRITI (The Annual art and photography exhibition), PHOTO WALKS, WORKSHOPS and many more events throughout the year. We also beautify our college campus with wall paintings and cover each and every event organised in the college premises.
NITyamini, previously known as Recstacy, is the annual socio cultural fest, organised by the Students' Gymkhana of NIT Durgapur. Loaded with music, dance and drama, packed with events, exuberance and delight and mystified with ever lasting memories of the 4 day extravaganza, NITyamini is sure to fire up all your neurons. Experience the rich culture of our college and witness a rendition that will rejuvenate your mind and soul. NITyamini seeks to provide an exclusive platform for budding artists from across the country to mesmerize with their charm and talent. Street plays, dance and music competitions, guest performances from India's best artists and a plethora of special attractions are all lined up to make NITyamini one of the grandest occasions Eastern India has ever witnessed.
Aarohan, the Annual Techno-Management fest of NIT Durgapur is the 2nd largest Technical fest in the whole of eastern India. Started in the year 2003, it was organized by a group of young enthusiasts under the club, Centre for Cognitive Activities (CCA), and with the supervision of highly responsible faculties till 2019. Thereafter, a group of five clubs was formed in 2020 to organize the fest and were named collectively as the Team Avishkar and they are namely, Centre for Cognitive Activities, Society of Automotive Engineers NIT Durgapur’s Collegiate Chapter, Recursion, Maths N Tech Club and GNU/Linux Users’ Group (GLUG). With more than 40 events being organized every year from different genres along with numerous workshops instill the minds of the youth with knowledge and fun and provide numerous ways to learn new aspects of life. The guest lectures held provide an opportunity to the students to gain experience from the well-known personalities and kindling the spirit of motivation in them and thus, Aarohan brings some of the best solutions for mankind to the fore. Many great personalities have graced Aarohan with their enlightening presence.
VIRASAT is the official cultural extravaganza of SPICMACAY NIT Durgapur Chapter which aims to spread the air of grace , mirth and the indescribable beauty of the great and priceless cultural heritage of our country. A stunning fervour of passion and dedication takes over as the most esteemed of artists enliven the atmosphere with their classical genius, workshops, film screening and musical and dance performances, Virasat aims at highlighting and promoting the cultural heritage of India, among youth.
Verve is the annual literary and youth fest of the college conducted by the Literary Circle. It is the largest fest of its kind in Eastern India, with thousands of participants engaged in various fun activities throughout the three days that it is conducted, has Treasure Hunt and Star Talk as its main attraction. Flagship events in the fest, like the Treasure Hunt, have become the matter of college folklore. Verve has been bringing whoops and cheers to all throughout the years. We hope to make the next edition of Verve bigger than ever, drawing in the best talent from all over India.
E-Summit is the flagship event of EDC NIT Durgapur and is the second largest of its kind in Eastern India. It is a four day spectacle wherein EDC aims to encourage innovation, rouse an interest among students for entrepreneurship and StartUps as well as urge students to stray from social norms and make the most out of their professional careers. E-Summit has featured a gambut of incredibly intriguing and exciting events- RANNIT-E, Pitchfest, Quiz-a-preneur, which was a quiz only for school students. E-Summit continues to grow and expand, to reach out to every person who possesses the potential to inspire and create a new future for themselves and those around them.
QuizInc's flagship festival, Quizzitch Cup which is being held annually for almost over a decade is the largest quizzing festival in Eastern India, and a crowning jewel in our repertoire. It is a three-day carnival of knowledge, information and fun which also pays tribute to the spirit of the quizzing culture. Every year, we get a turnout of over a hundred seasoned quizzers for our offline events, both from and outside the campus. On the other hand, the participation for our online quizzes runs into thousands.
Meet Our Alumni
The institute stays in constant touch with its alumni strengthening the alumni-student interaction. The institute has numerous alumni not only in India but in many foreign countries who have went on to become the masters of their fields and have acquired top positions. We have the Centre for Alumni Affairs & International Relations (CAAIR) that acts as a platform to unite all the alumni across the world to connect with their alma mater. Some of our alumni are presented below.