It's located right in the foot-hills of eastern Himalayan range, in valley of Dikrong River, near Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
. The scenic location away from the hue and cry of the city makes a perfect location for this beautiful institute. The
nearest railway station is Harmuti and Airport is Lilabari in Assam. The institute is also well connected from Guwahati via.
road (diatance 400 Km).
The institute provides an unique of its kind and innovative course structure to generate technical manpower at different
levels. Students admitted after matriculation (10th grade) go through three modules of two years (four semesters) each.
After completion of each module the student is awarded certificate, diploma and degree in the faculty of engineering or applied
sciences respectively. There are also graduate and doctoral programs in engineering and basic sciences. The modular system
provides flexibility to other students with proper qualifications to join the module of their choice.
If you are confused here are further explaination.
Whenever I tell someone that I have completed my engineering course in 6 years,
I get a surprised look. This guy failed for two years :o). That's not the case. We enter our engineering course after completion
of 10th standard via an Entrance exam called the NEE I.
The first two years in the certificate module which
is equivalent to the 10+2 structure. We have courses in Ph/Ch/Mat and also basic engineering courses in mechanics, engg. drawing.
There are sufficient hands on lab work in foundry, forging, welding, carpentry, machining etc. Students qualifies to go to
the next module if they posses a minimum cut-off grade point (it was 3.00/5.00 for us). The rest are recognised as an qualified
ITI professional and can persue their carrer accordingly.
That seems too harsh. NO. They get a chance to compete with other candidates
for the admission to the second module (Diploma module) via NEE II. The basic requirements are a
10+2 degree. So a 10+2 candidate spends the same amount of 4 years as others to get an degree. In the same way jumping to
the next module requires a minimum grade point (3.25/5.00 for us). The unqualified gets a diploma certificate and persue their
carrer. Unqualified does not mean failed candidate. He has passed in all his courses, but has not been able to get the required
They get a further chance to enter the Degree Module
via NEE III. They have to compete with diploma holders from other institutes. All the Nerist Entrance Examination
(NEE) are held to fill in the vacant seats created due to the elimination.
This provides a flexible course structure and also merit based system. People
who want to just get an Diploma certificate can easily do so in this kind of course structure.
I guess this clears most of your doubts. If you have any, please do feel free
to contact me.
How to get admission:
Admission to all the three modules can be obtained via an open entrance examination called the Nerist Entrance
Examination (NEE). Form distribution and examination dates are published in all National newspapers. Exams are held
in the month of May/June and results declared on month later.
NEE I: Requirements, 10th pass
NEE II: Requirements, 10+2 pass, or NERIST certificate
NEE III: Requirements, Diploma from any Govt. recognised institute.
What courses can you take:
There are two main divisions.
Departments under Faculty of Engineering
- Agricultural Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics & Communication Engineering
- Mechanical engineering (personal favourite :o)
Departments under Faculty of Applied Sciences
Why is it FUN to be in NERIST (in addition to the academics):
First and foremost, you get to know peoples from variety of culture. There are students from all the
seven northeastern states. It’s amazing to know the diverse culture. You also have students coming from different parts
of India. In fact I have friends from UP, Bihar, Andhra, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Himachal, Punjab, Madhya
Pradesh. It’s really a cultural paradise.
Second: Picnics and Trekking. The Dikrong river flows just behind our institute. So in my six years in
NERIST, I had so many picnics and trekking that students from other colleges can't dream of. In fact a good sunny weekend
sparks up the idea of a picnic.
Third: Cultural week. The cultural extravaganza of Nerist is called RACAF (Recreational and Creative
Activities Forum). It’s a 4-day event, which the whole institute waits for. The standard of competition is big. Kudos
to the students from Nagaland and Mizoram for their instrumental wizardry. I guess they were born with a golden hand to play
guitars. The biggest attraction in the SONAQUIPS. It’s a magazine, which comes out daily. People’s favorite, message
section. Its time to say away your heart. Propose, get kicked and KLPD (don't ask me what it means). And pairs are made. It
real real fun.
Fourth: Chinese food. The quality of Chinese food is excellent. It hardly compares with the type of food
I received elsewhere. I guess the restaurants mastered it with constructive feedbacks from the genius students like us :o)There are many
more. And above all, SIX YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP AND BONDING, THAT'S NEVER TO BE BROKEN. Being a part of the GREAT NERIST FAMILY
was my privilege.
Important Contact Information:
North Eastern Regional Instute of Science and Technology,
Nirjuli, Dist.-Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh,
PIN - 791109. INDIA