National Institute of Technology Silchar

Also known as: NIT Silchar

Quick Facts

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Type of Institute
Institute of National Importance
Genders Accepted
  • Estd. Year: 1967
  • Campus Size: 625 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 209
  • Total Students Enrollment: 3379

About College

The National Institute of Technology Silchar was established in 1967. The college was earlier known as Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) which was established by the Government of India under the Quality Technical Education Policy. The name was later changed to National Institute of Technology in 2002. The college started functioning with its first batch of 3 engineering branches namely, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering in 1977. The institute later got the status of a Deemed University. NIT Silchar conducted its first convocation on 16 February, 2004. NIT Silchar provides several undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate courses such as B.Tech Civil Engineering, B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering, B.Tech Electrical Engineering, B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering, B.Tech Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, MBA, M.Sc Applied Chemistry, M.Sc Mathematics, M.Sc Physics, M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering, M.Tech Control and Industrial Automation, M.Tech Design and Manufacturing, M.Tech Geotechnical Engineering, M.Tech Power and Energy System Engineering, M.Tech Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, M.Tech Structural Engineering, M.Tech Thermal Engineering, M.Tech Transportation Engineering, M.Tech Water Resources Engineering, M.Tech CAD CAM and Automation, M.Tech Communication and SIgnal Processing, M.Tech Instrumentation Engineering, M.Tech Material and Manufacturing Technology, M.Tech Microelectronics and VLSI Design, Ph.D Chemistry, Ph.D Civil Engineering, Ph.D Computer Science and Engineering, Ph.D Electrical Engineering, Ph.D Management Studies, Ph.D Mathematics, Ph.D Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Ph.D Humanities and Social Sciences, Ph.D Physics etc.


NIT Silchar is located at Silchar-Hailakandi road in the outskirts of Silchar. It is approximately twelve kilometers away from the city of Silchar. Students can reach the campus by taking an auto from Silchar which will drop them till NIT Silchar. Sumo services are also available in the city which will drop students outside the institute campus. The nearest airport to the institute is the Kumbhirgram Airport which is located 33.7 kms away. Students can hire a taxi from outside the airport and reach the campus in approximately 1 hr 19 mins. The Silchar Railway Station is located 9.9 kms away from the institute and students can reach the campus in about 34 mins.

Accreditations and Collaborations:-

NIT Silchar is accredited by The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)


  • CDAC


  • National Instruments

  • IBM

  • TATA Technologies

  • University of Illinois

Clubs, Committees and Societies:-

  • Computer Science Society- The main objective of this society is to develop the students professionally by organising various activities including seminars, paper presentations, debate, quiz and software contests.

  • Electronics and Communication Society- The members of this Society share and promote ideas related to the technical field. The members of the society also conduct various technical activities inside the institute.

  • Electra Society- Electra is the Electrical Engineering Society where students modify themselves by engaging themselves in activities to boost up their self-confidence. The members of this society also conduct seminars and debates related to electrical engineering which will help them to develop their skills in a better way.

  • Civil Engineering Society- This Society comprises of students and staff of the Civil Engineering Department which motivates and encourages the students to develop themselves in their professional career. Members of this society conduct and take part in different activities including seminars, paper presentations, debate, quiz, software contests etc. The society also conducts Aaghaz which is an important event conducted inside the institute.

  • Mechanical Engineering Society- The main objective of the Mechanical Engineering Society is to develop and hone the skills of students related to the mechanical field. The members of this society also conduct various activities to develop their skills.

  • IEEE Students Branch- IEEE NITS aims to discover the latest technologies in India. This is a student organization which is a part of the IEEE Kolkata Section which has its headquarter in the USA.

  • Indian Society for Technical Education- The members of this society engage themselves in activities to develop their technical and educational skills apart from academics. The society also conducts other events like rock concerts, food fests, freshers and farewell inside the institute.

  • Instrumentation and Electronics Society- The main objective of this society is to promote the sense of career development and the importance of building a healthy career among the members. The society also conducts other extra-curricular activities like seminars, paper presentations, quiz, software contests etc.

  • Management Society- This society is formed with the objective of developing the management skills of students. Members of this society engage themselves in activities where they can polish their management skills which adds a great value in career development

  • Sports Club- The main objective of Sports Club is to conduct sports like football, basketball, tennis, cricket, other indoor games and various other activities like mountaineering and trekking, kabaddi and kho kho, athletics and gymnastics, boating etc.

  • Cultural Club- The members of the Cultural club conduct and participate in activities like photography, dramatics, music, dance, literary, publications and fine-arts to develop their skills and also to take a break from their academics.

Ranking / Rating

Rank Score Rating
58th 233.37 AAAA
Careers360 Rank NIRF Rank
AAAA 51st
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Exams and Cutoffs

JEE Main Paper 1
Exam Date: 18 Jul, 2020 - 23 Jul, 2020
No exam date Available
Exam Date: 06 Feb, 2021 - 07 Feb, 2021
Exam date has passed
Exam Date: 29 Nov, 2020 (Tentative)
Exam Date: 31 Jan, 2021 (Tentative)
Exam Date: 30 May, 2020 - 31 May, 2020

Admission Process

NIT, Silchar offers various technical and professional courses. Technical courses include B.Tech, M.Tech while professional courses include MBA. Other courses include M.Sc and PhD. Admission to B.Tech is done through JoSAA counselling on the basis of JEE Main score. For admission to M.Tech courses, candidates have to appear and qualify in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and afterwards appear for CCMT counselling. For MBA course, candidates have to fill out the application form for the programme, admission will be done on the basis of candidates performance in the management entrance examination (CAT/MAT/CMAT) followed by GD/PI. For M.Sc courses, admission is done through CCMN counselling on the basis of JAM score. For admission to PhD courses candidates have to apply for the programme and afterwards have to qualify in the written test conducted by respective departments of NIT Silchar. Admission processes to various courses offered by the National Institute of Technology, Silchar is discussed below:

For Admission to B.Tech/BE programmes-

  • Candidates seeking admission to B.Tech/B.E programmes, have to appear and qualify JEE Main. 

  • Based on their scores in JEE Main, candidates have to register for JoSAA counselling on the official website of JoSAA along with necessary documents and payment of fees.

  • Candidates need to choose NIT Silchar as the preferred college while doing the choice locking.

  • Candidates are offered admission to B.Tech/BE programmes based on JoSAA registration, participation in counselling, choice filling, choice locking, document verification and fee payment. 

For Admission to M.Tech/ME programmes-

  • Candidates seeking admission to M.Tech/ME programmes need to appear and qualify GATE.

  • Based on their GATE scores, students can proceed for CCMT counselling that is conducted to admit students to M.Tech/M.E programmes.

  • Candidates need to register themselves for CCMT counselling by providing GATE credentials, qualifying degrees certificates, personal details etc. and by paying the requisite registration fees.

  • Candidates will have to select NIT Silchar as their first preference while doing the choice locking.

  • Candidates will be offered admission to M.E/M.Tech programmes based on the counselling participation, choice locking, choice filling, document verification and payment of fees.

For Admission to M.Sc programme-

  • Candidates seeking admission to the M.Sc programme need to appear and qualify JAM.

  • Based on their JAM scores and eligibility criteria, candidates need to register themselves for CCMN counselling by providing their JAM credentials, qualifying degrees certificates, personal details etc. and by paying the requisite registration fees.

  • Candidates will have to select NIT Silchar as their first preference while doing the choice locking.

  • Candidates will be offered admission to the M.Sc programme based on the counselling participation, choice locking, choice filling, document verification and payment of fees.

For Admission to MBA  programmes-

  • Candidates seeking admission to MBA programmes need to appear and qualify CAT/MAT/CMAT.

  • Candidates will have to go through a group discussion and personal interview conducted by the institute.

  • Candidates will get admission to MBA programmes after the successful verification of documents and payment of fees.

For Admission to doctorate programmes-

  • Candidates seeking admission to doctoral programmes, need to clear the written test conducted by the respective departments.

  • Candidates who will qualify the written test, need to appear for an interview related to their research area.

  • Based on the marks scored by candidates in their written test and interview, merit list of the eligible candidates will be released by the authority.

  • Candidates will get admission to doctoral programmes after the successful verification of documents and payment of fees.


There are several facilities and amenities such as hostels, guest house, health centre, library, computer centre, laboratory, post office, bank & shopping centre, games & sports, workshop etc. which are provided for students and faculty members of the campus. Students and staff are allowed to use all the facilities under the rules and regulations of the authority which are mentioned below.

  • Hostels- NIT Silchar is provided with eight Boys hostels and three Girls hostels separately. All the hostels are provided with a mess facility which serves quality and hygienic food.

  • Guest House- The guest house is available to students and parents based on the availability of rooms. Bookings are to be done to get rooms in the guest house. The guest has also marked the presence of some eminent personalities of the Nation like Late Shri APJ Abdul Kalam and Hon'ble Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu.

  • Health Centre- The Health Centre of NIT Silchar is provided trained and professional medical officers to look after the medical treatment of students and staff. The institute also provides an ambulance in case of any medical emergency.

  • Laboratory- The institute is provided with different labs and workshops for different departments for practical studies. Labs including chemistry lab, physics lab, engineering graphics lab, mechanical workshop, the super-computing centre, etc are provided inside the institute campus.

  • Library- The Central Library of NIT Silchar has a huge collection of books related to Science and Technology, Humanities & Social Sc, Management & other subjects. The library was established in 1977. The Library also has an e-resource facility which helps students research and gather information about any important topic.

  • Games & Sports Facility- NIT Silchar has a playground for playing football, Cricket, Hockey, a hard court for playing basketball, volleyball and badminton and a court for playing lawn tennis. The institute is also provided with  a Sports Complex which allows students to play various types of outdoor and indoor games.

  • Central Computer Centre- The Central Computer Centre (CCC) is provided with three labs out of which one lab has 80 computers which is used by the Training & Placement Cell and the other two labs have 140 computers & 180 computers which are used for conducting various courses/classes/online exams/workshops etc.

  • Boys Hostel Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel Girls Hostel
  • Gym Gym
  • Library Library
  • Sports Sports
  • Cafeteria Cafeteria
  • Auditorium Auditorium
  • Hospital Medical/Hospital
  • IT Infrastructure IT Infrastructure
  • Convenience Store Convenience Store
  • Banks Facilities Bank/ATM Facilities
  • Alumni Alumni Associations
  • Guest Room Guest Room

Student Reviews

4.2/5 82 Reviews

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Posted on 23 May' 20 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | MBA
College Infrastructure
Good faculty. Enough books in the library, Well lit classroom, enough sitting facilities. Clean environment to eat and study places. Well equiped library with fast wifi facilities and access to great amount of books online
I m doing my MBA in marketing. The curriculum is updated and job ready. They make you job ready and ready to take any challenges in your way. Case studies are done eleborately to develop overall thinking
Placements were good till the last year. But this year the conditions are not good. Due to the bad economic conditions placement scenerio has been not that up to the mark as aspected.but we do hope the scene changes
Till now i feel its worth my money. The curriculum is enough. Though I still think they could include some more courses and some more practicals but overall its fine and the course money is well upto date.
Campus Life
Campus life is great. Surrounded in greenery and lakes. Campus has great places to study in the open and also good for open walks and exercises. Food options are available with hygiene factor taken in mind.
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It was awesome

Posted on 21 May' 20 by Arindam Kharghoria
Batch of Jan. 1, 2022 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
College Infrastructure
Yes , infastructure is good . Sporting facility to medical infastructure is good. Good labs , a state of art library and lan connection. But Mobile network needs to be improved a lot due to lack of mobile towers inside the campus.
I am a student of Btech Civil Engineering Dept. .Curriculam can be more practical I feel. There is a lot of amphasis on bookish knowledge then practical utilisation of the things we learn in theory . that is where I feel a bit disappointed
Placements are very good for circuit branches but core branches are a bit low. This year it went to 32lps to a guy from CSE. Placements for ECE and E&I also crosses 20 LPA in IT companies .But the EE , CE and ME like in all colleges of India are far behind with average salary of just above 5lpa
Approx 175000 thousands per year excluding self expenditure. Yes I feel the facility provided I good but being a government college it can be a bit less. certain charge's are uselessly imposed on the students which can be avoided.
Campus Life
It's best feature is it's area with lakes and forest areas all around . Worst feature I feel is it's open to outsiders without much restrictions which is a threat to our security.teachers are supportive . SMCH for medical needs is very near. Being a NIT it definitely gets the attention needed for security from the district administration
Anything Else
I feel on average it's a good college with decent placements and faculties and facilities. It is undoubtedly the best Technical Institution of North East India only next to IIT-G. The institution is rising every year with a Highest NIRF rank of 9 among all NITs
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Wonderful experience.

Posted on 18 May' 20 by Bobita Baruah
Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | MBA
College Infrastructure
The infrastructure of NIT, silchar is very well maintained and well equiped.The campus is really beautiful with greenery all around. The classrooms , laboratories etc are well maintained. The living spaces are clean and hygien too.
I am Pursuing MBA as the ROI is very good as compared to other institute present in Assam. For those who do not want to go abroad or might have financial problem can opt for NIT silchar in minimum cost with quality teaching. The curriculum of MBA is updated and includes all the recent developments in the field.
The placement quality is good. The average salary offered is 7lpa till date for MBA.But for other carriculum it is different.As far I know the placement cell is very supportive. But the process is little bit not easy, as the compition is high.
The course cost 3.6 lakhs For 2 years.
Campus Life
Campus life of NIT silchar is the bestest of all.
Anything Else
I never thought NIT would be such an wounderful experience for me.
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I am glad to share my review. Hope this counts in improving.

Posted on 13 May' 20 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2020 | MBA
College Infrastructure
Yes, my college has a great infrastructure and all the necessary facilities to pursue better education. It provides with various facilities to the students for their better education. It is even one of the best Institute for MBA in Silchar, Assam
I am pursuing MBA in HR for better career opportunities and my Institute provides all the necessary facilities. I couldn’t have thought of pursuing my MBA from any other college in Silchar because it provides 100% placements
Due to the present economic scenario placements are not that good but it provides 100% placement. It provides variation in placements but the package amount is not that good. Only placement package needs to be improved.
My course costs around 2.5Lakh in total for 2years and it provides value for money. For a central university with 100% placement this amount is wonderful. The Institute just needs to focus more on better placement package.
Campus Life
College campus is best in every possible way for a student. It has all kind of opportunities and facilities for a student to upgrade themselves. It involves all the students in participation for various programs.
Anything Else
I would still want my college to focus on MBA department to make it a priority as all other courses. Because MBA department has low placement package than other departments. So only the placement package for MBA should be improved and also Industrial Visits should be conducted as mandatory for students to get industry exposure.
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Overall love reviewing my college.

Posted on 12 May' 20 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | MBA
College Infrastructure
Yes. Lacks in digital development. Otherwise it does have all the facilities. It has gymnasium, various clubs like eco club, moutaining club etc. It also have a digital library and various hostel canteens which make the life of hostellers easy .
MBA in marketing. Quality of teaching is good. College is located is not a much happening place. Yes curriculum is updated to the recent trends as per norms of the NIT standards. Various exposure of practical exposure like Internships and trainings.
Quality of placements has been pretty average. Companies like leading FMCG sectors like ITC, marico, Bandhan Bank mostly comes. I talking about the MBA department. Average LPA is 4.5. overall value for money.
Yes ROI seems to be pretty fair.
Campus Life
It's good weather of Silchar is everchanging
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Questions related to NIT Silchar

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Is there any chance of getting through home state quota in Nit silchar for mtech cs ?? marks is 259 and from sc category

Rishu Gupta 26th Apr, 2020

As per your score and previous year cutoff, the colleges you get in computer engg. in third or mop up round are:-

NIT Silchar

NIT Manipur

NIT Arunachal Pradesh

NIT Sikkim

To know more about your chances of getting other colleges check out the PSU/college predictor link below:


which college is better for electrical engineering NIT SILCHAR OR NIT JAMSHEDPUR?

Shiksha 14th Apr, 2020


Nit silchar and nit jamshedpur, both are good for Cse branch as they have 100% placements. But for EE (electrical engineering) nit jamshedpur is better than nit silchar. The placements are above avg in both the colleges but the highest placements figure in nit jamshedpur is higher. Not many companies come for campus in nit silchar for EE. If you're in top 5-10 in nit silchar,you've good chances to land in PSUs. Nit silchar has a good campus but nit jamshedpur has location advantage.

I hope this helps


Can i get a admission in MBA in NIT silchar from open category??? I have 42 percentile in FEB MAT

sathwika 13th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As you wanted to get admission in MBA you have to write entrance exam for it like tancet,cat ,gmat to get seat in the Good colleges and to get seat for 42 percentile  you   have less chances to get seat in that college or university but lets hope for the best

To get seat in that college so study well and work hard to get good marks in the good colleges or universities and ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.


I have 42 percentile in feb mat 2020....can i get a chance in NIT Silchar for MBA ???....

Sourandhi saha Student Expert 9th Apr, 2020

NIT's MAT cutoff percentile is very high compared to some top B Schools. A minimum percentile of 90 is needed to get a call from NIT Silchar. With 42 percentile in MAT, there are very less chances to get into NIT Silchar for MBA.


Is it possible to take admission in NITs for course without Gate? My C.g.p.a 7.18.

Prateek Sinha 28th Mar, 2020

without GATE a non-IITian or NIT-ian cannot get M.Tech in any of the government colleges.

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