The Journey Forward: NIT Hamirpur

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The Beaming Patronage…

The Chief Minister Sh. Veerbhadra Singh’s visit to National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur on the morning of January 31, 2007 revived the pleasant memories of the past when on August 08, 1986 he had laid down the stone of an new era in the history of Himachal–a knowledge state in the making. The seed of excellence in Technical Education was sown this day some twenty years back and today while the new Administrative block was inaugurated, a milestone in the direction of E-governance was achieved. Sh. Veerbhadra Singh seemed so happy to see the positive changes in the Institute. We, the old timers, who had seen the inauguration of the College twenty years ago, could feel his happiness and satisfaction.Dr. R. L.Chauhan, the Chairman Board of Governors, Prof I.K. Bhat th Director have been instrumental in fulfilling a long pending dream of a fully automated administrative office. The new administrative block, fully automated with Wireless LAN technology, built at the cost of around 63 lakh Rupees would streamline the functioning of the work and would usher us in the world where Technology is not only taught but is implemented as well.

The Library of any Educational Institute serves as its nerve center and expansion of the infrastructure remains a top priority for any right thinking educational Institute. National Institute of Technology that started as Regional Engineering College in the year 1986 had a small library housed in Govt. Polytechnic building where we would sit reading books and journals. It has been a-dream-come true for all the old timers like us who thought of a Library replenished with all modern facilities. Advancing further in the direction for expansion, a foundation stone was laid by the Chief Minister for a four-storied library building that would be built at the cost of Rupees 8.83 Crores. The best of the modern infrastructure and the judicious collection and acquisition of books would go a long way to make our library as a most sought after library in the region!

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Planning for Future…

For future expansion of the Institute, we need to have more land and this has been assured to us by the Chief Minister. About 306 Kanals of Government land adjacent to our boundary would be provided to us. The direction in this regard has been given to the DC by the Chief Minister.The sanctioning of rupees 49 Lakhs, the amount which was pending since the time of REC, to the NIT Hamirpur is another favour that the CM’s visit has given us. We hope to have a new boundary for us when the present PWD road would be covered under our area and the new road would become functional for public transport.We hope that this is the journey and it would go on to usher Himachal as a knowledge state in the country.

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2 thoughts on “The Journey Forward: NIT Hamirpur

  1. I was a student in NIT when it was called REC.
    I recently visited the insititute and I first thought that came to my
    mind was that I joined the colleged too early… I should have been
    there now. I told the same thing to my friends too.

    The place we used to call “Majnu Ka teela” where girls would sit under the
    solitary Cheel tree has a big library now. The playground is sooooo big and
    there is an auditorium too.

    Each department has its own building except for Electronics and communications
    department!!! 😦

    I loved the college when I was a student there and I still love it when I am
    so far away from it.

  2. Puneet Kinger

    Hi
    I am a 2006 passout and seeing our great institute on a great path to achieve heights of success is so satisfactory
    I love my college and wish it becomes one of the pioneers in engineering in our country
    PS nice write up Saroj Mam

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