Academic Programmes

Various engineering, basic sciences and humanities departments at NIT Sikkim offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to B.Tech, M.Tech or Ph.D. degrees.

Undergraduate B.Tech Programmes
The institute admits students from all over the country to its undergraduate B.Tech program through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Mains) conducted by Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) every year and DASA (Direct Admission of students abroad), admissions to which are coordinated by a group of NITs annually. The institute currently offers four year B.Tech courses in six departments namely:

Computer Science and Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Bio-Technology

Post-graduate M.Tech Programmes
Presently, the institute offers M.Tech program in the department of Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and admits students through Centralized Counseling for M.Tech (CCMT), a system wherein students with valid GATE score can fill one CCMT Application form and apply to all the programs of all the participating institutions to which they are eligible.

Post-Graduate Phd Programmes
The Institute offers PhD programs in the following departments/fields under ‘Visvesvaraya Ph.D. scheme in Electronic Design and Information Technology’ for full time PhD program, sponsored by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India:


Computer Science and Engineering
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering was initiated with the motive of preparing students in a rich energetic academic environment in order to match with the fast pacing technologies. With hard and proper guidance of faculty members, every year a good percentage of students get chosen by reputed companies and pursue higher studies making their way to IISc, IITs and IIMs.

Technical Facilities

  • PARAM Kanchenjunga Supercomputing Facility: 32x16 cores, Head Node (Fujitsu RX300 S8, 4 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 processor @ 2.6 Ghz), 28+4 Compute Nodes (Fujitsu RX200, RX350 S8). Interconnects (Gigabit Ethernet and Infiniband), OS (RHEL 6.5, kernel 2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64), InClus cluster management toolkit.
  • Computer Science Lab: The CSE Lab has 25 i3 and 25 i7 based PCs with CST studio and other high end software.
  • Cloud Computing Lab: The lab has 22 state-of-the-art systems (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40 Ghz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD) with Linux and Windows Platforms.

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
    The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering has been the pioneer department since the establishment of the institute and has developed in leaps and bounds with the consistent efforts of its highly qualified and esteemed faculty members who make the students well groomed and more confident for their bright future in the mighty corporate world.

    Technical Facilities

  • Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (2+16 Channels)
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscope (100 MHz, 2 channels)
  • NI USRP Wireless Communication Module
  • CNC machine for PCB Prototype & Antenna Design
  • Speech processing database switch board, release 1 & hub 4, WSJ cam 0 & PF star
  • Vector Network Analyzer with Spectrum Analysis(up to 14 GHz)
  • NI Elvis Kit (1 & 2) and Logic Analyzer
  • Radon Gas sensor for earthquake detection

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering has been the bedrock department since the very establishment of the institute and has taken a great stride towards holistic development. Various activities are conducted to furbish the technical prowess of students to evolve in them the ‘Thinking Engineers’ for the industrial world.

    Technical Facilities

  • Solar panel model trainer kit - 200W
  • Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor Trainer Kit for power electronics
  • PICAXE-18 High Power Project Board
  • Slip Ring Induction motor (3 Phase, 1 hp, 415 V)
  • Squirrel cage Induction motor (3 Phase, 2 hp, 415 V)
  • Intelligent Network Robotics (Visvesvaraya,PhD)
  • Controller for FACTs (Flexible AC Transmission)
  • Fractional Order Circuits and Systems
  • Non-Conventional Energy Generation

  • Civil Engineering
    The Department of Civil Engineering, which is one of the sublime departments of the institute, was established in 2013 with the vision to make ethically strong engineers who can serve the nation with their significant contributions. The department is under the tutelage of energetic and highly qualified faculty from the diverse esteemed institutes.

    Technical Facilities

  • Total Station (Least Count 1”)
  • Digital Theodolite (Least Count 5”), Auto Level
  • Nephelometer, Spectrophotometer
  • Electric Muffle Furnace, Chloroscope
  • Digital Compression Testing Machnine (2000 kN)
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Testing Machine (Frequency Range: 20-150 kHz)
  • Francis Turbine (Output: 1kW at 3500 min-1 and 4,2 bar) and Pelton Turbine (1.5 kW at 2750 mim-1 at 6.5 bar)

  • Further, the students have exposure in the state-of-the-art lab facilities at premier technical institutes like IIT Kanpur and NIT Durgapur.

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    The Department of Mechanical Engineering was initiated in the year 2014. This department is concerned primarily with the industrial application of mechanics and with the production of tools, machinery, and their products. Some areas of research are solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, structural engineering, manufacturing technology, thermal engineering, automotive engineering, naval engineering, and aerospace engineering.

    Department of Bio-Technology
    The Department of Bio-Technology was initiated in the year 2015. Initially, the department will be offering four years B. Tech. Programme. This department will equip the students with knowledge in various fields related to bio-technology.

    R&D at NIT Sikkim

    NIT Sikkim is among the few elite institutes which has a High Performance Computing (HPC) lab and a High Performance Supercomputer. Apart from this, various research projects are undertaken by the faculty members and research scholars of NIT Sikkim. Following is the list of some of these projects:

    List of ongoing projects at NIT Sikkim Sponsored by
    Implementation of the Ensemble transform kalman Filter based Data Assimilation system in ROMS model using ARGO data DST
    Asymmetric synthesis of Bio active Natural Product and related Compound using Carbohydrate as Chiral Template DST
    Establishment of state-of-the art of centre of engineering science, capacity Building High End Computational Research and Disaster Management at NIT sikkim C-DAC
    Visvesvaraya PhD scheme for Electronics and IT DeitY
    Metal catalysed formal diastereo- and enantioselective cycloaddition reactions of carbohydrate derived vinylcyclopropanes DST SERB
    SMDP-C2SD for Microelectronics/VLSI design DeitY