“Research is the reconnaissance party of industry, roving the unknown territories ahead independently, yet not without purpose, seeing for the first time what all the following world will see a few years hence.”– S. M. Kinter
In tertiary education, providing the opportunities for research and development to the students is highly significant. The benefits of research go way beyond just having an impressive degree certificate. It develops in them important abilities like effective analytical skills, critical thinking, and so on. Without research, the students of today will lose the ability to envision a better tomorrow.
An institution that concentrates on developing research skills in its students to yield benefits to the common man and society at large and to improve the living standards is Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT).To aid the same, it has six Centers of Excellence in the fields of Robotics; Nano Materials & MEMS; Small Satellites Research; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Design Engineering and Process Simulation; Aerospace Engineering & IoT; attracting young research talents from all over the country.
Incepted in the year 2001, NMIT is under the aegis of Nitte Education Trust, Mangalore. It is located in a sprawling area of 23-acre in the calm sylvan environs of Yelahanka, Bangalore. NMIT is one of the very few Institutions in Karnataka that has received permission from AICTE, New Delhi to admit 15% students over and above the sanctioned intake for its UG Programs under PIO/FN quota. Moreover, the college is the youngest institution in the country to receive autonomous status and also is accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade.
The Insightful Leaders of NMIT
Dr. N R Shetty is the Advisor for NMIT and has been a key leader to promote all academic and research related activities. His visionary thinking capability has accelerated the growth rate of NMIT to the top 10 colleges in the state and secured NIRF ranking of 100 in the country. It was under his guidance that six multi-disciplinary centers of excellence were setup to promote research activities.Another key personality is Dr. H C Nagaraj, who has been the Principal of NMIT since 2003. He is an excellent leader, mentor and administrator. He is one of the primary reasons the institution has achieved a very high ranking.
A Basket of Courses
NMIT offers Under-Graduate Program of B.E. in various streams such as Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Information Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering with a total sanctioned intake of 960 students annually. Its Post-Graduation programs include M. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, Machine Design, Structural Engineering, Renewable Energy, Computer Network Engineering, Digital Communication and Networking, VLSI Design and Embedded Systems,and Thermal Power Engineering as well as Masters in Computer Applications and Business Administration. These programs are approved by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi.
Additionally, the college offers Ph. D in Engineering, Sciences, and Management, which are recognized by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi and University of Mysore, Mysore.
In addition to this, NMIT has taken various initiatives to promote information technology among its students. These comprise of Online Student Monitoring Platform,Online E-Library platform, High-Speed Internet connectivity, Online Open-Source Learning management systems, Online course and certification platform, and Computer-aided learning system to name a few.
State of the art Infrastructure
NMIT keeps upgrading its infrastructure depending on the stakeholders and also according to the academic, research, and development requirements. The top priority of the college is the accessibility and ease of working or studying in the campus. All the departments in the college are well equipped with the latest equipments and tools required to provide quality technical training to students. The campus also consists of various other facilities like Library, ATMs, canteens, gym, multipurpose co-operative society, temples, food court, sewage treatment plant for recycling of water, medical center, sport facilities, and much more. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled.
The students of NMIT have received numerous awards and recognitions in various national competitions like Smart India Hackathon 2017 and 2018, India Smart Grid Week 2017, TCS Techbytes state level in 2015, and TCS Techbytes Tumkur Zonal winners in 2015, 2016 & 2017 , to name a few. The Institute has been recognized internationally and seven of students have completed Immersion Program in North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, USA and one of the students has represented India in the 12th Global Student Forum and World Engineering Education Forum through ISTE, New Delhi. Students have developed several innovative projects, one of which is “Design and Development of Micro Turbo-Jet Engine”, which was ranked first in the state-level inter-collegiate competition amongst 123 colleges. This event was organized by VTU, Belagavi. Our NCC cadets have participated in the Republic Day Parade of 2017 and 2018 at New Delhi.
Shaping the Students’ Future
NMIT has an active and dynamic Training and Placement Cell whose sustained efforts have resulted in a large number of reputed industries visiting NMIT for recruiting its students. The cell also conducts various training programs in the areas of soft skills, analytical & problem solving, and leadership skills. These training programs are in collaboration with Infosys, KPIT, UNISYS, SUBEX-COE, WIPRO, and NIVE. NMIT has international collaborations with NDSU, Fargo, USA and DASSAULT Systems, Paris.
“Words of Trust”
“Personally, I think it was a great opportunity to do my final year project at NDSU. We got to learn in a different academic environment which adds a lot to your life. The professors are always ready to guide you and help you with any obstacle.”-Anusha, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, NMIT.
“I was one of the candidates who got selected for the Spring Internship program at NDSU. I, under the guidance of Dr. Kendall Nygard, Prof., Chair, Dept. of Computer Science, worked on a Capstone project for Microsoft. The overall experience was overwhelming.”Akhil V, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, NMIT