National Institute of Technology, Goa is among the 10 new NITs commissioned by the central Government in 2009, recently set up at the Goa Engineering College (GEC) campus and mentored by NIT-K Surathkal, one of the top NITs in India. This Institution shares the common goal of the NITs to provide equal and ample opportunities for students to realize their full potential.
NIT Goa is proud to associate with the Goa State Google Technology User Group (GTUG)
Programmers at NIT Goa
Being the first year, this Institution is taking its baby steps towards the setting up of students' clubs and club-structures. The first club formed has been the Python club, which meets regularly to discuss and learn the Python programming language. Although most of the students are beginners at best to programming, the club aims to raise the quality of coders as quickly and efficiently as possible in the coming months.
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As of 7th September, 2010, 106 students have been allotted admission into NIT Goa through the CCB Counselling process based on their merit in the AIEEE. It is being regarded among the fastest growing new NITs, and the only NIT to be set up in the state of allocation.
Within a span of two months, the temporary campus for NIT Goa has been set up within GEC Farmagudi, complete with two classrooms, a library, a computer centre and a hostel block. The students actively participate in sports and GEC club activities and events.
Typical to NITs, NIT Goa has students from all over India, with around 50% of the seats reserved for students from Goa, Daman and Diu, Dadra Nagar Havelli and Lakshadweep Islands. This social mix enhances the students' ability to accept diversity in environment.
GEC Campus, Farmagudi; Temporary campus of NIT Goa
The National Institutes of Technology
The National Institutes of Technology are autonomous institutions of great repute, funded by the Central Government. 17 Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) were elevated to the status of Institutions of National Importance and renamed as the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) in 2002 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to satisfy the growing demand of Engineering Education with quality along the lines of the reputed Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). As of today, India has 30 NITs who have, since their founding, continued to grow in stature and quality.
Aims: The basic aims for the setting up of NITs was to develop the quality of technical education locally within each state in India, and to raise the standards of engineering students to meet up with the demands of the modern world.
Admissions: Students are admitted to the NITs through CCB Counselling based on their merit in the All India Engineering Entrance Examinations (AIEEE). Over 15 Lakh (1.5 million) students apply for the AIEEE every year, and only the top 20,000 to 30,000 candidates fill in the seats to the NITs.
Reservation Policy: The NIT policy of reservation of seats for local students, as well as for SC/ST and OBC students is widely criticized, but serves to fulfill the objective of upliftment of the masses as a whole, rather than that of the select few. The NIT system promotes collective excellence and development, and expects the students to co-operate with each other and adapt to each others' requirements.
Alumni: NIT alumni are working in all parts of the globe and many alumni associations exist in cities around the world. Some of NITs alumni are working as professors in IITs, IISc, IIMs, NITs, and also abroad in colleges like Stanford and Caltech. Every year, a large number of NIT students carry on their education by joining prestigious institutes like IIMs, ISB, XLRI, NITIE, IIFT, MDI, IMT,IMI, SP Jain in India and the likes of Stanford, Georgia Tech, CMU and MIT abroad. Moreover, many former students from NITs occupy key positions in several global corporations.