NSIT formely DIT (Delhi institute of Technology) is a premiere engineering college, located in Dwarka in New Delhi. It is an autonomous institute of Government of NCT of Delhi and is affiliated to Faculty of Technology, University of Delhi. Unlike other DU colleges, NSIT takes admission through the biggest engineering entrance exam of India, JEE-MAINS along with other government funded colleges such as the NIT’s (National Institutes of Technology).
NSIT offers the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in 6 fields. They are Computer Engineering (COE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Information Technology (IT), Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE), Manufacturing Processes and Automation Engineering (MPAE) and Biotechnology (BT). COE, ICE, ECE have 192 seats each and IT & MPAE have 92 seats whereas BT has 30 seats. 85% of the seats are reserved for Delhi students and 15% for Outside Delhi students. The placements are such that every NSITian should be proud of it. Companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Adobe Systems, Amazon.com, Goldman Sachs, Directi, etc. have recruited students from the college in the past.
NSIT boasts of 145 acre lush green campus situated in Sector-3, Dwarka. The college is well connected and is in proximity with the Dwarka metro station on the blue line network of Delhi metro. The campus has a separate administrative building and academic buildings. The campus has four boys’ hostels and two girls’ hostels. Sports facilities include a football stadium, a cricket ground, table tennis rooms, a gymnasium, as well as tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. The campus has 4 canteens namely Zayca, Mini Zayca, Just Cafeteria and Jeetos/McCain. All the canteens have their own speciality and serve really good food at really affordable rates. The campus also has a shopping complex which is capable of providing the hostellers with some basic needs. All hostels have their own mess in their premises which have 24 Hrs water supply and power backup available. Sports facilities such as table tennis rooms and badminton courts are also available in the hostels.
The college atmosphere is pretty lively at the time of breaks and students are often seeing relaxing the lush green lawns of the campus and one of them is the ‘Nescii lawns’. Societies and Cultural Activities are an integral part of NSIT. Students who join some of the societies work dedicatedly for it and make sure no stone is left unturned to make the annual event of the society a success. There are technical societies such as Computer Society of India (CSI), Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society (ISA) and Society of Automotive Engineers(SAE), Students in Free Enterprise,SIFE.
Several automotive projects are undertaken at NSIT to participate in national and international events of repute. Team Bullethawk Racing is the Formula SAE team of NSIT; NSIT Motorsports is the BAJA(pronounced BAHA) SAE team of NSIT; Advay, the NSIT Solar Car team and the NSIT Moon buggy team which has been participating in the NASA Moon buggy for the last 3 years are a select few.
Other cultural clubs include the The Rotary Project, Leaders for Tomorrow, Ashwamedha – The Dramatics Society, Neighbourhood Project, The NSIT Debating Society, Crescendo- The Music Society, Mirage – The Western Dance Crew of NSIT, The Quiz club, ENACTUS NSIT, Junoon – The Photography Club of NSIT and Crosslinks -The Media Management and Publications group. The college has its own newspaper called Alliance which is distributed in the campus and available online. SPIC MACAY helps keep alive the cultural heritage of India and the group is active in the college. The college also has an active Consulting Club and a Finance and Economics Society.
Being in an engineering college, it doesn’t meet that NSITians don’t pay much attention to literature and communication skills. The Debating Society of NSIT has been participating at the Harvard National Model UN conference, which is one of the oldest and most prestigious Model United Nations Conferences in the world. Held every year in February in Boston, MA and organized by students of the Harvard University, over 70 students from NSIT have participated at the event. In 2011, the delegation was featured in Hindustan Times and was ranked in the Top 20 International MUN Delegations by BestDelegate.com.In 2014 as well, the members of the delegate won accolades at the HNMUN.
The college fests are that time of college life when you forget everything and put everything on the line to make the fests are a huge success. Studies take a backseat and all what everyone thinks about is the fest. NSIT has 3 major fests throughout the year. Starting with Resonanz which is held in October every year, the annual Intra-college cultural fest has the branches competing in the field of Dance, Fashion parade and Drama plus a lot of informal events. Innovision is the annual technical fest, which takes place during mid February. The fest has a lot of techno-managerial competitions in which various colleges from Delhi participate. The last fest of the year is ‘Moksha’, the annual cultural festival of NSIT. It is also one of the largest cultural fest in North India. In the year 2014, foreign band ‘Akcent’ and the online media spoof company ‘The Viral Fever’ performed at NSIT. It has a foot count of over 15,000 people over 3 days. The annual sports fest Utkarsha is a part of Moksha and invites colleges from all over the country.
So here it is, all you need to NSIT. The perfect blend of studies going hand in hand with all the fun and masti, everything that one requires in a memorable and awesome college life. It’s not a just a college, it’s another world in itself.
Author : Gurkirat Singh Gill