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NIT Meghalaya contributing to nation’s development

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NIT Meghalaya

THE INSTITUTE

The National Institute of Technology Meghalaya is one among the thirty-one NITs in India established in 2010 under the NIT Act 2007 (Amended 2012) of the Parliament of India as an Institutes of National Importance with full funding support from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Its permanent campus is currently under development at Cherrapunjee. The campus will come up with state-of-the-art infrastructures and all the necessary modern amenities while maintaining harmony with the serene environment of Cherrapunjee. The aim is to build it to a Centre of Excellence in education and research in the fields of engineering, science and technology. The vision is to develop it as an Institution vibrant with academic activities and bubbling with youthful creative energy despite the challenges it faces due to its apparent disadvantage, primarily its remote location. Despite its being a new institute, NIT Meghalaya boasts of exceptional teaching, learning and research credentials and has featured within the top 100 ranked engineering institute of the nation consistently in National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), since its inception in 2016. In 2019, the institute has been ranked 67th in the engineering category.

THE CURRICULUM

NIT Meghalaya has nine different departments consisting of five engineering departments, three basic science departments and a Humanities and Social Science Department. The Engineering Departments are; Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, whereas the Science Departments are; Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The institute offers courses through B Tech, M Tech, MSc and PhD programmes. The curricula for all these programmes have been redesigned with a rigorous brainstorming exercises and inputs from experts from other institutes of higher learning, industries of various kinds, practicing engineers and senior alumni. The present curriculum presents a state-of-the-art basket for all the programmes. It encompasses the entire range of studies from fundamentals to advanced study and the applications keeping an eye on the present day’s requirement as well as the future prospective and will help the students to become industry-ready. Highlights of the new curricula are: Open Electives, Professional Electives, Core courses, Vocational Courses, Laboratory courses, Industry visits, Internship etc.

SKILL ORIENTED COURSES

The new curriculum in place provides a lot of scope for the students to develop various kinds of skills as per their own aptitude and interest. Some of the examples include; Simultaneous Theory and Laboratory courses, courses on Industrial Safety and Entrepreneurship, Mini and Major Projects, Mandatory Internship, Establishment of Knowledge Centre, Incubation Centre, and Skill Development Centre etc. for developing knowledge and designing and creating products.

PLACEMENT RELATED INNOVATION

The Centre for Career Development (CCD) that takes care of the placement of the student in the institute has been striving its best to provide the best of the opportunities to the students. The Centre leaves no stones unturned in adopting various methods that will be helpful in attracting employers to look at our students and see the students coming out with flying colours whenever they get an opportunity. Some of the innovations that the centre has made can be mentioned as follows.

• Widening visibility of the institute and its achievements across industries

• Finishing courses for the final year students

• Job-oriented courses and career guidance by experts from outside

• Including industry personnel in course delivery to make the students industry-ready

• Introducing job levels and industry clusters to attract more employers

• Job categorisation to provide choices to the students.

GLOBAL COLLABORATIONS: Our institute and the faculty have already established collaborations with various Universities of the following countries:

University Name of University Collaborating Department at NIT Meghalaya
Austria Vienna University of Technology
JoahannesKepler University Linz
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Australia University of Melbourne Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Brazil Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Canada University of Windsor Department of Civil Engineering
Croatia University of Windsor Department of Mathematics
Finland University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Department of Computer Science and Engineering
France INRA & Inria Sophia Antipolis Department of Mathematics
Greece Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Department of Electrical Engineering
Germany University of Yucatan Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Japan Shimane University, University of Tokyo, Tokyo University of Science Department of Physics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Poland Military University of Technology Poland Department of Physics
Russia Institute for Complex Analysis of Regional Problems
Saint Petersburg University
Department of Mathematics, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
South Korea Pohang University of Science and Technology Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology Changwon National University Department of Chemistry Department of Mechanical Engineering
South Africa University of KwaZulu-Natal Department of Mathematics
Sweden Jönköping University Department of Mechanical Engineering
Taiwan Tamkang University
Chang Gung University
Department of Mathematics, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
USA Texas Tech University
Texas A&M University
University of Wyoming
University of Minnesota
The University of Akron
Department of Chemistry
Department of Mathematics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
UK University of Salford
University of Lincoln
University of Glasgow
Department of Mathematics
Department of Chemistry
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
UAE New York University, Abu Dhabi Department of Chemistry
China Shantou University NIT Meghalaya

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