Towards meeting the growing demand of manpower in the field of technology, the then Delhi Administration, with the approval of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, established a new Engineering College by the name of Delhi Institute of Technology (DIT) in July, 1983. The Silicon Revolution that had started churning out new, fascinating and intelligent devices since mid-seventies has cast profound influence on the state of art in Electronics, Communication, Computer, Information Technology and Instrumentation Systems. The impact of Silicon Revolution has spread far and wide encompassing enormous range of activities including business, commerce, agriculture, energy, entertainment, education, research, development, administration, automation, information, management, communication, resource allocation, production, fore-casting, civil and military applications, space, ocean, industries, medicine, physiology and robotics, to mention a few. Therefore, the new Institute had been conceived to impart education in these fields, with a long term goal of becoming a Deemed-to-be University.
In the year 1983, the Institute started with the academic program at UG level in the area of Electronics & Communication Engineering with an intake of 45 Students under the Faculty of Technology, University of Delhi. New programs in the areas of Computer Engineering, Instrumentation & Control Engineering, and Manufacturing Processes & Automation Engineering were added subsequently. Administrative autonomy was granted to the Institute in 1986. The Institute was registered as a Society in the name of “Delhi Institute of Technology” (DIT) on 12th June 1987 under the Societies Registration Act No. XXI of 1860 (Registration No. S-17742 of 1987). The Institute initiated Ph.D. programmes in 1989 and also formulated a number of PG programs, four of which were approved by the AICTE in the year 1994. From 1983 till 1998, the Institute was operating from its old campus at Old I.G. Block, Kashmere Gate, Delhi – 110 006. The Institute has been and is affiliated to University of Delhi for all its UG/PG and Ph.D. programs.
The Institute in its present form was formally inaugurated in its own new Campus in Dwarka, New Delhi, on 23rd January, 1997 by Sh. A.B. Vajpayee, then Prime Minister of India. The Institute was renamed as “Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology” (NSIT) in the year 1997. Since its inception, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) (erstwhile Delhi Institute of Technology) has grown steadily both in size as well as in the scope of its activities. The basic structure of organization, functions and powers of the Institute are laid down in the “Memorandum of Association and Rules & Regulations” and the “Profile of Growth” of the Institute.
Vision of NSIT:
To be a world class Institution through excellence in Technical education, research and knowledge transfer.
• To promote Undergraduate and postgraduates education, Continuing education, Training and Research in Engineering, Applied Sciences, Management Science, Humanities and Social Sciences with multilevel entry
• To be an Institute of Co-operative program of Education with industries and R&D organization for offering tailor-made courses
• To become a Research Institution with focus on” Technology Transfer”
• To support a Science and Technology Entrepreneurship park to nucleate the “Technology Transfer” program.
Objectives of the Institute:
The prime objectives of NSIT, in its path of development, have been listed below,
1. To provide for excellence in instructions at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and to undertake and sponsor research in such branches of engineering and technology, applied sciences and management sciences, as the Institute may think fit, and for the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge in such branches according to the provisions thereof in the rules and regulations of the Institute with primary emphasis on emerging Technologies
2. To set up Science and Technology Park;
3. To organize and undertake extramural teaching and extension services;
4. To undertake industrial R&D and consultancy;
5. To lend support in identifying and starting small-scale industries around the Institute through Entrepreneurship Programs;
6. To undertake technology transfer programs;
7. To develop suitable programs for effectively utilizing the built-in infrastructural facilities at the Institute;
8. To establish linkages for teaching and research programs between the Institute, Industry, R&D Organizations and other Universities/Institutes of higher technical education in India/abroad.
9. To enrich mental, spiritual, cultural, and physical potentialities of the students;
10. To enthuse a sense of values worthy of the democratic norms of India.