NIT Srinagar or National Institute of Technology Srinagar is one of the first eight Regional Engineering Colleges, established in 1960. It is an autonomous university approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
The institute imparts quality education since the establishment of the institute by focusing on technical advancements and research. The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses in multiple specializations. It is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) which has 12 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences programs.
Department of Training and Placement at NIT Srinagar plays a key role in finding a safe and secure future for our students and also provides an opportunity for them to choose their career in areas of their interest. Various national and multinational companies, reputed public sector undertakings etc. regularly visit our institute for campus recruitments. In the past 50 years, this institute has produced excellent engineers striving for the betterment of this country.
The institution has maintained quality records and statistics of the students’ placement in the previous recent years. Companies like NTPC, ABB, Power Grid, ALSTOM, TCS, ARICENT GROUP,SAMSUNG,SATYAM, WIPRO, DRDO, Honda Motors, L&T, HPCL, HLS Asia, Vedanta Group, ESSAR, TELCON, HCC, IRCON, RITES, ACC, AXA, PDIL, MECON, SIMPLEX, Punj Lloyd, SRF, NHPC, IOCL have recruited a number of deserving students from this very institute.
The placements have been increasing tremendously this year. With the coming of the new director in college, the things have to take a change and expected to improve for the best in the coming years. The director has implemented many changes both for the faculty and students to make it the easier transition of knowledge between professors and students. 85-90% of students were placed with an average package of 8-9lacs. The highest package is 22 lacs.
Director NIT, Professor Rakesh Sehgal said,” students are getting enrolled in the same number as they used to get earlier.”
He added,“In NIT, students hail from different regions of the country where the situation is different from Kashmir but does not affect what is happening inside the campus. Students focus more on academics and less time is left for them to concentrate on other issues as they keep their mind busy”.
As per latest sources, Centre government has recently approved Rs 100 crores under Prime Minister Development Program for the improvement of hostel facilities, sports, and infrastructure. Out of this, Rs 15 crore will be spent for the exposure of students and teaching faculties and up gradation of other facilities. they are also planning a big hostel with a capacity to accommodate 4,028 students.
Director Sehgal said that in the NIT Srinagar, the ratio of teaching faculty is as per the old enrollment of students. “Since now we have got almost 4000 students, we will have an advertisement for the requirement of teaching faculty which will make teacher and student ratio as it is meant to be.’’ The campus was established more than five decades ago and officials are hopeful this institution will be among the top institutes in the coming years.