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NERIST Itanagar: Courses, Eligibility, Admission Process, Placement, Scholarship

Last updated on August 26th, 2021 by Sounak Banerjee

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) was established in 1983 and approved by the AICTE, recognized by MHRD and is affiliated to North Eastern Hill University (NEHU). NERIST offers various courses Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma, and PhD. Admissions to B.Tech. are made through NEE-III Exam, and for M.Tech. and M.Sc. GATE entrance exam is required. For MBA, candidates can get admission on the basis of CAT/ MAT entrance exam, and for PhD admissions candidates with valid GATE/ NET score including JRF (UGC/ CSIR/ ICAR). M.Phil. students will be given priority. Admission to NERIST Itanagar is done based on the online application.

NERIST Itanagar Highlights

Established 1983
Name of Institute NERIST, Nirjuli, Itanagar
Institute Type Government-aided, autonomous University
Recognised by MHRD
Approved by UGC & AICTE
Affiliated to North Eastern Hill University (NEHU)
Accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA)
Admission Criteria Merit Based and entrance based (NERIST Entrance Exam)
Campus size 153 acres
Courses Offered UG, PG, PhD and Diploma
No. of courses 7 courses across various streams
Application mode Online
Official Website https://nerist.ac.in/

NERIST Itanagar Courses

The details of all the courses are as following:

Course Details
Diploma
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Specializations: Agriculture Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have completed class 10 with 50%
BTech
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Specializations: Civil Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have completed 12th class from Science stream with a minimum of 45% and PCM as the mandatory subjects from a recognised board of Education.
BTech lateral
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Specializations: Computer Science and Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have completed diploma in relevant subject.
BSc
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Specializations: Forestry
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have completed 12th class from Science stream with a minimum of 45% from a recognised board of Education.
MSc
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Specializations: Forestry, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have B.Sc. graduates in the relevant subjects with a minimum of 55%. M.Sc. And for forestry candidate must have 60% marks in 4-year B.Sc. Forestry program
MTech
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Specializations: Computer Science and Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have B.Tech / B.E graduates in the relevant courses with a minimum of 60% or 6.5 in total aggregate.
MBA
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Specializations: Business Administration
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have completed Graduation with 50% marks.
PhD
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Specializations: Agriculture Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Forestry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Humanities & Social Science & management.
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have completed Post-Graduation with at least 55% in relevant discipline.

NERIST Itanagar Admission

  • For B.TECH, B.Sc., and diploma program admissions are done on the basis of their marks/ rank obtained in NEE Entrance exam.
  • For M.Tech, MBA, M.Sc., PHD candidates are shortlisted on the basis of NERIST marks which is conducted by the institute and is followed by a Personal Interview.
  • For MBA, Candidates who have qualified under CAT/CMAT/MAT/XAT will be exempted from the written test. And then GD round is there followed by personal interview
  • For Ph.D. admissions, GATE/NET qualifiers can exempt NERIST Written Test. Additional weight age will be given during selection of candidates with UGC NET-JRF or equivalent recognized tests

How to Apply?

Admission to North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology is done through online application. The steps for applying for the admission are given below:

  • Visit the official website of the Institute
  • Click on ‘Admission’ → ‘Apply Now’
  • Now register for the online application process with valid contact number and email id.
  • Verify the registration by the activating Code sent at the submitted Email ID / Mobile No in registration process.
  • The candidate is required to fill up the details in the application form with required details and documents.
  • After filling the form the candidate is required to Review the details entered and Confirm as no edit will be allowed once the application is confirmed.
  • The filled application form should be submitted with the application fee which can be done through online mode as per the selected course and category.
  • If selected, the candidate has to bring the printout of the application form at the counselling.

Documents Required

  • 10th Mark sheet
  • 12th Mark sheet
  • Graduation Mark sheet
  • Post Graduation Mark sheet
  • Score card of entrance exam
  • Passport-Size Photographs
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Caste Certificate, if applicable
  • Income Certificate, if applicable

NERIST Itanagar Placement

The institute has a training and placement cell that helps the students to prepare for the recruitment drive. The cell also organizes training for pre-final year B.Tech students during summer vacation for 30 days. It also takes mock interviews for better preparation on Aptitude, Quantitative Ability, Logical and Reasoning to make students practice and get better before appearing for the final Interview and Written test. The top recruiters are Bhel, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, SAP.

NERIST Itanagar Scholarships

NERIST provides scholarships which are based on the eligibility and institute norms. Following are:

  • Candidates who have qualified the GATE exam are eligible for Scholarship/ Stipend as per the AICTE norms and they can apply to the AICTE portal.
  • Students who are under NSP also come in NERIST scholarship schemes. For the MHRD fellowship, scholars with a PG qualification in stream Science or Humanities or Management must have a valid score in GATE or NET or SLET.
  • North Eastern Council (NEC) also provides scholarships to the students who want to study at Diploma and higher levels. Stipend is in between INR 700 and INR 800 per month.

NERIST Itanagar Facility

The North Eastern Provincial Institute of Science and Technology has a well-stocked and furnished library, well-equipped laboratories, a range of indoor and outdoor games and activities, and male and female hostels. Following are the facilities of NERIST:

  • Central library: NERIST provides a central library which is very well equipped and provides all the facilities. There is a good amount of books, journals, and magazines for the students. There are above 54,901 books. It is really a huge number. There are 136 periodicals that have been subscribed. NERIST provides various important information services and also literature of the Indian Liquid Crystal Society, Bangalore and the celebrated Kaziranga wildlife society of Assam.
  • Auditorium: The auditorium of the institute can accommodate around 500 people in total. In the auditorium, most of the conferences and seminars are conducted. The auditorium is sound proof and well-furnished with LCD projectors and much more.
  • Medical Unit: In the institute, medical officers and nurse support are available for catering to the medical needs of students and staff 24/7. There is also an ambulance available in case of any health emergencies.
  • Computer Lab: NERIST has well-equipped computer labs with an adequate seating capacity. Students of every department can use these labs for enhancing their learning.
  • Classrooms: There are spacious classrooms in the NERIST for conducting classes with the internet or LAN facility and the projector for smart learning of students.
  • Hostels: NERIST has a separate hostel facility for Girls and Boys where they can get all required facilities. There are 9 hostel blocks i.e. 7 Hostel for Boys & 2 for Girls that accommodates almost 1250 boys and some 200 girls. The rooms are well-ventilated and have all modern facilities. In every hostel there are some basic amenities present like TV, laundry services, common room, mess, security and surveillance system etc. The campus also provides accommodation capacity for around 75% of the employees.
  • Sports activities: NERIST provides opportunities to play various indoor as well as outdoor games. There is a cricket ground, football playground and also athletics tracks. Students can play Lawn tennis, basketball, badminton ,chess, carom, and participate in arm wrestling and other varied types of games.
  • Festivals: NERIST conduct two festivals i.e. Shristi: An annual techno-management festival and Sonabyss.

NERIST Itanagar Faculty

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology provides quality education supported by a team of qualified faculty for the growth of the students. The uniqueness of this curriculum at NERIST and various programs at NERIST encourages enthusiasm in students for all-around excellence. It currently has a total faculty of 131.

  • Associate professor: 30
  • Assistant professor: 15

NERIST Itanagar FAQs

Ques. Is NERIST, Itanagar a Government institute?

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

Ans. Yes, NERIST is a government institute which is approved by the AICTE, recognized by MHRD and is affiliated to North Eastern Hill University (NEHU). NERIST is managed by a Board of Management, which has representatives of the Ministry of Education, 8 beneficiary states of the North Eastern region, AICTE and educationists.

Ques. Where is North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology located? And how to reach the NERIST?

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

Ans. NERIST Nirjuli is located in Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh. Students can reach the institute by air, train, and private vehicles. The details are given below.

  • The nearest airport from the institute is the Jorhat Airport, which is located 115.3 km, and from there students can reach the campus in approximately 4 hrs 30 mins.
  • From the institute, Naharlagun railway station is the nearest railway station, which is about 12.23 km away, and from there students can reach the Institute in 20 minutes.
Ques. How to apply in B. Sc. Forestry specialization in North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology?

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

Ans. The NEE Application form is available on the NERIST Admission Portal, and the application fee of INR 1000 (INR 600 for SC/ST/PH candidates) can be charged online with Debit/ Credit Cards or Net Banking.

Ques. Does North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology have any accommodation facility?

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

Ans. Yes, there are hostels available at the campus. Institute has separate hostels available for both boys and girls. There are 9 hostel blocks i.e. 7 Hostel for Boys & 2 for Girls that accommodates almost 1250 boys and some 200 girls. The rooms are well-ventilated and have all modern facilities. The campus also provides accommodation capacity for around 75% of the employees.

Ques. What are the collaborations of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology?

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

Ans. North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli Collaborations are:

  • Calcutta University
  • IAIM Bangalore
  • Jadavpur University
  • American University of Sharjah, UAE
Ques. What are the documents required at the time of application at North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology?

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

Ans. The documents required at the time of admission include Duly filled Application Form, Bank Receipt of the r fee deposited in the, mark sheets from 10th to Post Graduation, Admit card of entrance exam, score card of entrance exam, Transfer certificate, Discharge certificate, Character certificate, MPhil/ NET Clearance certificate (if applicable) and among others.