Type of the institute: Government Funded Technical Institutions
Contact Person For Admission: Dr K.K.Rajesh
Designation: Assistant Registrar (Acad)
Email: dracad@nerist.ac.in
Alternate Email: nerist.academic@gmail.com
Phone Nos: 0360-2257565
Fax No: 0360-2258533
Mobile No.: 9436631229
About the Institute:
The Institute was set up initially as a project of the North Eastern Council (NEC) for providing a system of education to create technical manpower at various levels for the development of the North Eastern Region of the country. The North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) is a unique Institute in the country, having unconventional and innovative academic Programmes. It was established in the year 1983 by the Government of India. Its foundation stone was laid by the former President of India Late Gyani Zail Singh on 4th March, 1984. It is autonomous and fully funded by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India since April 1, 1994. It got the status of a DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY on 31st May 2005 under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. It is governed by the Board of Management (BoM) comprising representatives of the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, the eight beneficiary states of the North East India, AICTE and eminent educationists. It is residential, and is spread over 513 acres of land. All the Under graduates and Post Graduates Engineering Courses are approved by AICTE, New Delhi. All the under graduate programs  were accredited by NBA during 2016-17 & 2017-2018 and the Under graduate program of Electrical Engineering has provisionally extended upto July 2022. The extension of  accreditation process of other UG Programs is under process. Academic Programmes in the Institute started during August 1986 Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Forestry. Our graduates have been placed in reputed organizations at national and international levels. There are 12 (Twelve) degree awarding departments including a Center for Management Studies. The Institute offers bachelor’s degree programmes in 6 (six) Engineering disciplines and one in Forestry. The engineering disciplines are Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Besides the bachelor’s degree programmes, several post-graduate degree programmes leading to M.Tech, M.Sc, MBA and Ph.D. are also offered by the Institute.
Fee Structure:
Fee structure of NERIST is subject to change from time to time as per the Institute regulations. The tentative Institute fees are as follows:
Degree Module:
1st  Semester :
                     For GE/OBC : Rs.15,660/-
                     For SC/ST/PD :  Rs.15,370/- 

2nd Sem. onwards (all all students) : Rs.4,810/- 

Hostel Fees (i)Caution Money of Rs 3000/- (One Time fee-50% refundable after the completion of the course. 
(ii)Mess Advance of Rs 14,800/- per semester.
Academic Structure:
Technology stream (i.e., Engineering branches) at NERIST has  two independent modules, viz., Base (Certificate) and Degree modules. The first entry is at the Base Module after Class X through NEE-I. Lateral entry or lateral admission into Degree modules are permitted through JEE , NEE-II and NEE-III respectively. Normal duration of Base module is two years (i.e., four Semesters). Duration of degree module admitted through NEE-II and JEE  is 4 years while admitted through NEE-III is 3 years. The Base levels emphasize more on practical aspects of engineering which go a long way in helping an individual to become an entrepreneur or face day-to-day problems of industry.  The degree curriculum provides instructions in Engineering  and Technology domin and also emphasizes on management and entrepreneurship aspects making an individual more suited to the needs of today’s industries.  Forestry stream, on the other hand, has entry point after Class-XII with Physics, Chemistry and Biology through NEE-II for admission to Degree Module leading to B.Sc degree in Forestry of 4 years’ duration (eight Semesters). There are 12 (Twelve) degree awarding departments including a Center for Management Studies. The Institute offers bachelor’s degree programmes in 6 (six) Engineering disciplines and one in Forestry. The engineering disciplines are Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Besides the bachelor’s degree programmes, several post-graduate degree programmes leading to M.Tech, M.Sc, MBA and Ph.D. are also offered by the Institute
Rules For Change Branch:
No such rules are available.
Highly qualified and motivated faculty members from premier Institutes of the Country led by eminent Directors, have helped the Institute to grow into a vibrant seat of higher education catering to the needs of the technical manpower for Govt Sector, Private Sector,PSUs and the Industries. The faculty members are Ph.Ds / Post-Graduates from the universities abroad, IIT’s, IISc, Central Universities, NITs and other leading Institutions of the country, and they have published good number of research papers in international / national journals of repute. Some of them have received awards for their contributions in research and academics. Many faculty members are engaged in sponsored research projects funded by CSIR, DST, DoE, UGC, AICTE, ICAR, DBT, DIT, TERI, IIRS, UNDP, ISRO, NBHM, MoEF, etc. A number of faculty members have visited abroad on prestigious fellowships such as BOYSCAST Fellowship, INSA Nehru Centenary Fellowship, SERC Fellowship, etc.
CENTRAL FACILITIES:  ADVANCED CENTRAL COMPUTING FACILITY (ACCF)  ACCF was established in 1996 with the objective of promoting research by faculty members and encouraging advanced computer studies by students.  EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CELL  The E.T. cell has been established as a project sponsored by the MHRD, Govt. of India with an objective to increase the effectiveness of teaching-learning process with the help of modern audio-visual equipment and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Presently, the cell mainly manages and maintain the Internet Connectivity to the Institute, Local Area Network (LAN), Wi-Fi LAN, and Server Firm, and different Services. The Cell consists of processing laboratory, seminar room, and board room that are well equipped with the state of art audio-visual equipment. These are used for Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and special lectures by faculty members and professionals from institutions and industries.   E. T. Cell Services :-   ·         Managing/maintaining the 1Gbps Internet Connectivity to the Institute provided by NKN ISP(Internet Service Provider) and 100 Mbps backup ISP Link by PGCIL.   ·         LAN Connectivity to all the Academic Departments/Centers, Hostels, Offices, School in the campus. ·         Wi-fi LAN Connectivity to Hostels and Residential Areas. ·         E-mail Services to Students, Research Scholars, Faculties and Staff. ·         Locally Hosting and maintaining the Institute Web Servers. ·         ET Cell also houses a number high end Servers which facilitates number of Services as: Hyper-V Virtual Platform, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, RADIOUS, Microsoft SCCM, etc.  INSTITUTE LIBRARY  The Central Library which is the heart of the Institute was established in 1983. It provides one of the important academic services to the Institute. It is a well equipped Library, centrally located with easy access and does provide right impetus for the intellectual growth of the students, teachers, research scholars & others around. Library has its own independent building of three floors with the carpet area of 3888 Sq. Meter. The library has a collection of over 63767 text and reference books and 37638 text books in its Book  Bank. Library is subscribing 104 Journals/Magazines and 10 National/regional dailies to provide a base for enhanced learning. The Central Library with its modern collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services supports a complementary role for students, faculty, and the surrounding community in their intellectual pursuits. The Library holds knowledge resources predominantly related to Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Science, Management and other allied subjects. The whole library is covered with high speed Wi-Fi/Internet facilities for its registered users.  The Institute is also a member of E-Sodh Sindhu (Formerly INDEST) Consortium, MHRD, Govt. Of India which provides access to e-resources (ASME, ASCE, Oxford University Journals). Besides this, it also subscribes journals and Databases of JSTOR e-resoureces, Department of Biotechnology Sponsored DeLCON, IEL/IEEE online, Springer e-journals, Science Direct, ACM Journals for the user of the Institute. It possesses IS Codes on CD-ROM and other education DVDs. Being and institutional member of Indian Liquid Crystal Society, Bangalore and Kaziranga Wild Life Society of Assam, it receives literature and information services from them. Library is registered member of National digital Library, Sponsored by MHRD, New Delhi Coordinate by IIT Kharagpur.Users can also access their required information books through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue).
Student Life at Institute:
NERIST provides a vibrant ambience for the students. Located in the lap of the verdant nature surrounded by mountains and rivers, the NERIST campus is one of the beautifully located campuses in the region.  It provides a unique opportunity and environment for the students to learn the importance of sustainable growth while maintaining harmony with nature.  With a unique pattern of education, NERIST gets its pool of intake primarily from the eight north eastern states of the region and a few students join from the other states of India. This provides a rich comingling of cultures for the students and it breeds a healthy habit of cultural tolerance and expose them to a vibrant cultural mix which helps in widening their outlook and understanding.  While the institute follows a strict academic calendar, the rigor of academics, however, doesn’t dampen the spirit of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities as the students get ample platforms to hone and display their latent talent. The various Departmental forums and creative clubs help them to dabble in their hobbies round the year and the sporting and cultural events help them grow into individuals who could shine and face the challenges of life with élan.
Financial Assistance:
The students can apply for various scholarships schemes available to them as per eligibility through National Scholarship Portal (NSP).The SC/ST students of North Eastern states are generally provided with stipends by the concerned state and Central governments at varying rates. The North Eastern Council (NEC) also provides scholarship to the students of the region for their study at Degree and higher levels. The continuance of stipend is subject to the following conditions: (i)  His/her maintenance of discipline in the Institute is consistently good and he/she is regular in the classes. Unauthorized absence from the Institute/Hostel is treated as a lapse of discipline. (ii) Satisfactory progress in his/her studies.
Training & Placement:
Since its inception in 1991, the Placement Cell of the Institute provides training, placement and career development opportunities to its students, while simultaneously conducting Industry-Institute interactions, Public relations and awareness programmes, entrepreneurship development programmes and Student Career Counselling.  Industrial training programmes for the students being a compulsory requirement in partial fulfillment of the curriculum, the Placement Cell organizes such programmes for a period of 30-45days at the end of the pre-final year during summer vacation. These trainings are conducted in reputed organizations such as TPGL- Agartala , IOC, OIL, ONGC, Gammon India Ltd, APEDA-Itanagar, NHPC, BRPL, MECL, BARC , NEEPCO, BARC, NERIWALM, NRFMTTI, IICPT, FMTTI, SRFTTI, CETPA, IISc-Bangalore, BSNL, CDAC/MEITY, HPC , NIC , DRDO, NESAC, NTPC,  Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, NBCC, L&T, CPWD, CIAE, ICAR,  RFRI, NEIST,  NEDFI, HCL, IIT Guwahati, including all 8 NER State Govt. departments like PWD,PHE,UD,RD,RWD,POWER   etc.   The Placement Cell also imparts in-house training to the students through IIT Bombay. The Cell also organizes the visits of executives of leading Public and Private Sector companies like IBM, DELL, Mind Trees and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. etc, to the Institute, under industry-institute interaction programmes, to deliver lectures on career development and prospects of placement in their organizations to the students.  The T & P Cell is also instrumental in counseling the final year students in securing jobs in consonance with their knowledge and skills by organizing campus interviews and at the same exploring various other avenues for their placements. It organizes workshops for the pre-final and final year students to provide sufficient exposure in areas pertaining to their recruitment and selection, and to facilitate their entry into leading and highly professional organizations. Some of the prominent organizations that conducted campus interviews in the Institute recently include CUMMINS INDIA, VEDANTA, ETHNUSCONSULTANCY,OIL,POWERGRIDCORPORATION,DATAZEN,TATA-PROJECTS,INFOSYS FIDELITY ,COGNIZANT,RISHISHWAR CONSTRUCTION ,ADANI , BCPL , TECH MAHINDRA, ASAHI INDIA GLASS, RTEX CONSTRUCTIONS SOULTION, CAPEGEMINI, SUBEX, VALUELABS, VIRTUSA, GENPACT, WIPRO, THOUGHTWORKS , KRITI TECHNOLOGY,ZALONI INDIA INC, CORTEX CONSTRUCTION, AXIS BANK , SAP LABORATORY, HUAWEI TECH, JMC PROJECT LTD, SHRIRAM TRANSPORT etc.  Apart from the companies stated above, the students of the Institute are also placed in other prestigious industries/organizations such as APTECH Computer Education, Bells Laboratory, Ericsson(USA), CDC, C-DOT, CMC Ltd, Crompton Greaves, HP, HERO Cycles, HCL, Hindustan Cables, IES(Indian Railway Services), Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Motorola (India) Electronics Private Ltd, JIO Infocom , Airtel , Vodafone, Accenture, Dell, BRPL, NHPC, SBI, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, Axis Bank ,HDFC Bank , L&T, OIL, Reliance Industries, Shipping Corporation of India, SIEMENS,SAIL,TATA Telecom, TCS, Videocon, WIPRO, Indian Railways , Bharat Petroleum, Forest Ranger, Assistant Manager in Tea Estate, Assistant Professor in different Engineering colleges, State Govt. Colleges, Universities etc.
Industry And Alumni Relations:
The NERIST graduates dot the globe today and the result is a strong global alumni base showcasing their expertise ranging from engineering to management, and research to technopreneurial ventures. Some of the prominent organizations where the NERIST alumni are currently placed include Google, Microsoft, NASA, Adobe, etc. This apart, the NERIST alumni plays an active role in mentoring the current students, particularly in the areas of technological innovation and monetizing their ventures.  The NERIST alumni plays a pivotal role in placement activities of the institute as well. As a part of our Alumni-Connect programme, the former students visit their alma mater from time to time to interact with our students and guide them with the emerging requirements of the industry along with the thrust areas for the same. Interactions with the alumni at regular intervals take place through online modes as well. Apart from the job-specific requirements and skills upgradation, our alumni also provide meaningful input to those students who are interested in higher studies and research in institutions in India and abroad.  The Institute-alumni connect is provided through Vaave platform which also facilitates direct linking of the students with the alumni apart from highlighting their achievements and ventures.
Recreational/Extra Curricular activities:
 The Institute has a number of necessary infrastructural facilities such as Sub-Post Office, Branch of State Bank of India with core banking and ATM facilities, a departmental store, an Institute Canteen, a Medical Health Unit, Kendriya Vidyalaya and  Kinder  Garten  School. ATM  facilities  have  been extended by the SBI Bank and Canara Bank as well. There are recreational clubs for the faculty & officers, staff, and ladies. The Institute has a BSNL telephone exchange and Indane Gas Agency in its campus, and has its own EPABX of 1200 lines. For stationery items, stores are provided in boys’ and girls’ hostel compounds.  
  The STUDENTS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE ‘Gymkhana’  is the centre of co-curricular activities of the students of NERIST. It provides facilities to them for their all-round development in the field of sports, culture, hobbies and creativity. All the activities of students are conducted under the control and guidance of the Chairman and a Vice-chairman, Gymkhana  who are faculty members of the Institute. The Gymkhana has a Sports Officer to look after the sports activities. The Sports Officer is assisted by other supporting staff.  Gymkhana has varieties of musical instruments and possesses necessary infrastructures like auditorium for cultural activities. These are looked after by Recreation and Creative Activity Forum (RACAF).  The Institute has a playground for football, cricket and athletics; an indoor stadium for badminton and table tennis; and courts for basketball, volleyball and lawn tennis for sports activity of students.  Students can play indoor games like chess, carom, arm wrestling, boxing, tae-kwondo. NERIST also has a well-equipped multi-gym facility (16 stations). Separate facilities for badminton, basketball and table tennis are provided in the girls’ hostel. Gymkhana also organizes various training programmes in different games. The NERIST sports Club organizes major games Hostel Block-wise and Annual Athletics Meet every year. Apart from these some memorial Trophies in football, Basketball & Volleyball are also organized by the NERIST Sports Club.
NCC and NSS are the part of Institute's Co-Curricular activities and all the students joining B.Tech Program will be required to opt either NCC or NSS , which is also evaluated and grades are awarded.
Location and Accessibility:
The Institute is located in a picturesque valley at the foot-hills of the Eastern Himalayas, and is situated at Nirjuli (Itanagar) in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh on National Highway 415 (NH415). It is about 350 kms from Guwahati (Assam) and 10 kms from Banderdewa, the Entry Gate to the Capital Complex, Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh). From the Institute, the capital town, Itanagar is about 18 kms. onward.  Arunachal Pradesh being the land of exotic orchids and lush green hills, it provides an ideal setting for a seat of technical institution in the backdrop of quiet and pristine surroundings. The nearest airports are located at Guwahati(approx. 350 km), Tezpur(200 km) and Lilabari /North Lakhimpur(40 km) respectively. The Institute can be accessed by rail (Nearest Railway Station is Naharlagun (approx. 15 km from the Institute) and road, Super Delux buses/Train facility daily to and from Guwahati. Taxis can also be hired at Guwahati to reach the Institute.
Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDGEN-EWSGEN-EWS-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
432 4109 Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
432 4110 Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6
6 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
432 4111 Electrical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
432 4114 Electronics and Communication Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
432 4125 Mechanical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
2 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
432 4168 Agricultural Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 16
16 0

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