National Institute Of Technology Silchar (NIT Silchar) , an Institute of National Importance under the NIT Act was established in 1967 as a Regional Engineering College (REC), Silchar. NIT Silchar is situated on the banks of river Barak. In year 2002, it was upgraded to the status of an NIT from a Regional Engineering College(REC).
In Infrastructure parameter , NIT silchar comes in 2nd place among all NITs. And comes behind IIT-B and IIT-D in overall ranking in India according to DQ ratings. The institute has undergone rapid and radical transformation in its Infrastructure and Academic facilities during the last 4 years since its upgradation to NIT.
Silchar is the district headquarter of Cachar, Assam. Being a peaceful place in the North-East has earned it the bon mot of "Island of Peace" from India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Regional Engineering College, Silchar was established in 1967 as a joint venture of Government of India and Government of Assam under the administration of a society registered under society registration Act XXI of 1860. The college was transformed into National Institute of Technology in the year 2002, and bestowed with the status of Deemed University by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development.
The multifarious reforms -that are being introduced from then by the reformed Board of Governors, delegated with a greater degree of autonomy for exercising its deliberation over diverse issues pertaining to cardinal matters ranging from academic to extracurricular excellence, are bringing about a tangible difference in the rudimentary paradigm of achieving a high standard in engineering education.
Identified as a Centre of Excellence by the Government of India, the institute is reinventing itself to crush competition from its cotemporaries in various domains. Very optimistic developmental programs have been undertaken towards modernization of laboratories, computing facilities and library automation. Use of advanced teaching aids and computing facilities provide extensive scope for the students to attain a very high standard required in present day fast changing scenario of technology.
Tecnoesis is an important event of National Institute of Technology, Silchar, where the students are motivated to demonstrate their projects or working models, before the institute & outside students. It has been observed that lot of competitive spirit is generated amongst the students for this event. This apart from increasing the technical knowledge of the students also raises their level of confidence.