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National Institute of Technology, Raipur
About : The History and Activities of NIT RaipurThe National Institute of Technology, Raipur (NIT Raipur), formerly known as Government Engineering College, Raipur (GEC, Raipur), is a technical institution funded by the Government of India, located in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
With the aim of harnessing the ample mineral resources in the region and to build a reputed institute devoted to mining and metallurgical engineering, the college was founded in 1956 as The Government College of Mining and Metallurgy with just two engineering disciplines (mining and metallurgy). The institute is one of the oldest of its kind in India. Currently it is one of the 20 National Institutes of Technology, which have been accorded Institute of National Importance status by the NIT Act of the Indian Government.
In 1958-59 with the commencement of additional courses in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, the college came to be known as Government College of Engineering and Technology. Later graduate courses in chemical engineering (1965), architecture (1984), electronics (1985), information technology, computer science and technology (2000), biotechnology and biomedical Engineering (2003) were started. Due to its record of performance, it was declared a National Institute of Technology (NIT) by the national government on 1 December 2005.
Departments and AdmissionThe following are the 12 Engineering Departments with their Intake capacity
1. Metallurgical Engineering - 60
2. Mining Engineering - 50
3. Civil Engineering - 50
4. Mechanical Engineering - 60
5. Electrical Engineering - 60
6. Chemical Engineering - 40
7. Architecture - 40
8. Electronics & Telecom Engineering - 60
9. Information Technology - 60
10. Computer Science & Engineering - 60
11. Bio Medical Engineering - 40
12. Bio Technology - 40
They also have the Basic Science department of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and also other departments for Master In Computer Application, English and Human values.
NIT Raipur follows the reservation policy declared by the Supreme Court of India, by which 27% of positions are reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), 15% for Scheduled Castes (SCs), and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes (STs).
Fees: Click here to link to the official fee structure.
Extracurricular activitiesEclectika is the annual techno-cultural fest of NIT Raipur. Eclectika is well received with as many as 60 events and students from various colleges across India participating.
Student committees and organizations include Technical Committee, Literary Committee, Cultural Committee Information Technology Student's Association (ITSA), Metallurgical Society (METSO), Association of Computer Engineers (ACE) Electrical Engineering Association (EEA), Civil Engineering Association (CEA), Chemical Engineering Association NIT (CHEANIT) Mechanical Engineering Association (MEA), Mining Engineering Society (MES), Association of Electronics & Telecommunication Students (ASSETS) Raaga (Musical club), CL!CK (Photography club), Go Green Movement
HOSTELSThe institute has 5 boys and 1 girls hostel, within the campus. The institute also manages one additional girls hostel adjacent to campus. A 60-seat girls hostel is under construction adjacent to existing girls hostel within the campus. A plan for construction of a new hostel block for boys is under process. Each hostel is self-contained with amenities such as common room and a dining hall with mess. All the hostel rooms are adequately furnished. Each hostel has a capacity to house about 100 inmate students.
Address of National Institute of Technology, RaipurNational Institute of Technology
Raipur 490 010
Telephone : +91 771 225 4200
Website : http://www.nitrr.ac.in/