National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (NITD) is a fully-funded premier Technological Institution of the Government of India. It was established in the year 1960. There are 19 such institutions in the country which help fulfill the need of the country for quality manpower in the field of engineering, science and technology.
The Institute imparts education in the disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Information Technology and Biotechnology. It selects candidates on the basis of AIEEE rankings for its own admission and 18 other NITs across India. The Institute reserves two seats for admission of physically handicapped candidates from West Bengal. A number of seats are also reserved for Scheduled Caste/Tribes candidates from WB and other states.
The Placement Office helps in securing placements for students passing out from the Institute. The office keeps close liaison with various industrial establishments (both private and public sectors), which conduct campus interviews and select graduate and post-graduate students from all disciplines. The Placement Cell provides the infra-structural facilities to conduct group discussions, tests and interviews. Nearly 50 companies visit the campus for holding campus interviews.
The whole Institute, including the hostels and residential area of the Faculty is connected by a campus wide LAN. The LAN is managed by a Cisco Ethernet Switch and a Blade Server. In addition to this, the Library is fully computerized using LibSys software. The Institute also has a 2Mbps Leased Line Internet Connectivity from BSNL.