The National Institute of Technology Sikkim (NITSKM) is a premier technical institute of the region. NIT Sikkim is one among the ten newly sanctioned NITs by the
Government of India in 2009 under the eleventh five year plan and it is declared as an 'Institute of National Importance'. NIT Sikkim is an autonomous institute and
functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
NIT Sikkim started its academics in 2010 with three engineering departments - Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and
Electrical and Electronics Engineering at undergraduate level. The institute admits students into the B.Tech degree programme on the basis of ranks obtained in the
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Mains) since 2013 (Through AIEEE till 2012) and the scheme of Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA).
The academic activities of the institute are being conducted at its Ravangla campus which is located at Ravangla also known as Rabong as a prominent tourist spot in
Sikkim while its permanent campus is coming up at Khamdong. Ravangla campus is surrounded by great scenic beauty and in its serenity, students learn and develop at
their best. The institute provides the ambience where creativity and new ideas flourish, producing leaders of tomorrow by imparting learning blended with excellence.
The dynamic and constantly evolving academic programme reflects the institute's commitment to stay abreast with the expanding frontiers of knowledge worldwide.
The students of NIT Sikkim are about to make their foray in their professional lives. The students have gone through the difficulties associated with a new institute. At the same time they have learned to work in adverse conditions and have successfully done it. They had to go through a disciplined academic exercise followed by strict evaluation and orientation in values of life. I am sure the companies will find potential knowledge workers in them. Moreover at NIT Sikkim the students are oriented toward Thinking Engineers, thinking for doing something innovative meaningfully. They are ready to do things much beyond mere service providing. Our Chairman of Board of Governors, an internationally acclaimed nuclear scientist, who chairs the Atomic Commission of India wants that our students uphold human values for becoming contributing technologists.
I sincerely believe that they know, its important to get placed on passing out, but ,it is more important to get placed in career and further, it is much more important to be actually placed in life for cohesive family, strong nation and the sustainable world and have oriented themselves accordingly. I will urge that the companies look at them from holistic point of view and exploit their potential for sustainable development. My humble request is that this may not be considered merely as a word of wisdom but essential need for development of nation and sustainability of the human society. I wish them all success in their lives, compatible to peaceful sustainable world.
Vande Mataram, the Mother at home, the Mother Nation, the Mother Earth we live on and the Universe beyond our comprehension.