National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
The National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (NITSRI) (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, श्रीनगर) is a nationally reputed technical (Engineering) institute, located in Hazratbal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India and a leading technological institute of India, along with other NITs and IITs. It is one of the 30 NITs in India, and as such is directly under the control of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It is the 7th in the chain of 17 NITs established as a part of the Second Five Year Plan (1956–61) by the Government of India. The institute has recognition as an Institute of National Importance under NIT act of Parliament and has produced more than 8000 graduates.
It is located in the Kashmir valley which is at the north of the country. Surrounded by the scenic Himalayan ranges, the institute is situated at the banks of the famous Dal Lake. The campus is about 15 kms from the Airport which is easily accessible by frequently plying transport like the SUVs and autos.
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar is one of the premier Educational Institutes in the Northern Regions of the country. It was established in 1960 and has been one of the eighteen Regional Engineering Colleges sponsored by the Govt. of India during the 2nd Plan. The Institute acquired the status of National Institute of Technology with deemed to be University status during August, 2003 and attained full autonomy in its Academics.
The major facilities are:
- Central library
- Hostel facilities for both girls and boys
- Medical unit
- Common hall
- Activity centre for indoor and outdoor sports
- Playing field for outdoor sports
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics and Communication Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical and Material Engineering
The placement cell of the institute has maintained quality records and statistics of the students’ placement in the previous years. The major recruiters are TCS, Wipro, Mecon, HPCL, ALSTOM etc.
The major student activities include various sports activities like basketball, volley ball, cricket etc.