National Institute of Technology Meghalaya (NIT Meghalaya) was established in 2010 in Shillong, Meghalaya to build it to be a Center of Excellence in education and research in the field of engineering science & technology. However, it has been functioning from a temporary campus in Shillong since 2012. Its permanent campus is currently under development at Cherapunjee in an area of 300 acres in serene and green atmosphere.
In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details pertaining to the institute’ students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where NIT Meghalaya gave its reports.
Students Intake at NIT Meghalaya
National Institute of Technology Meghalaya gave admission to 150 students each at UG courses in 2021, 2020 and 2019, respectively; and it admitted 100 students each at PG courses in 2021 and 2020, respectively.
National Institute of Technology Meghalaya has 90 distinguished professors at its faculty and 93.33% of them are PhD holders, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:8, that is, one professor is available for every 8 students.
NIT Meghalaya Annual Expenditures
In the year 2021, NIT Meghalaya spent Rs. 8.1 crores as a capital expenditure, of which a considerable 31.82% spent on procuring books, journals and e-resources for library, a whopping 61.05% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, and remaining 7.13% of its fund spent on creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 6 crores, and in 2019, it was around Rs. 20 crores.
In 2021, NIT Meghalaya spent over Rs. 21 crores as an operational expenditure, of which a galatic 94.42% of its funds spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staffs, merely 4.07% of its funds spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and remaining 1.51% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences and Workshops. Spending as an operational expenditure was Rs. 15 crores in 2020 and Rs. 14 crores in 2019. The spending as an operational expenditure has increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
NIT Meghalaya Research Details
Since National Institute of Technology Meghalaya has a good faculty and good infrastructures, therefore, it was able to file 4 and 3 patent applications and did not get anything in 2021 and 2020, respectively. However, it did not file any patent applications in 2019.
NIT Meghalaya has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, so, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 1.72 crores through the 24 sponsored research projects from 14 companies in the year 2021. It received Rs. 1.38 and Rs. 1.3 crores through 14 and 21 sponsored research projects from 7 companies each in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
National Institute of Technology Meghalaya received Rs. 1.66 crores through 51 consultancy projects from 18 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 64 and Rs. 49 lakhs through 59 and 53 consultancy projects from 16 and 15 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
NIT Meghalaya Graduations & Placements
UG Graduations & Placements
At NIT Meghalaya, 128 students were admitted to UG degree courses and 96.09% of them were awarded graduations, of whom 89.74% got placements at top companies and 6 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 87.12% students were awarded graduations, of whom 93.69% got placements and 6 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 87.12% students were awarded graduations, of whom 72.97% got placements and 4 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG programmes, all students were awarded graduations, of whom 66.67% got placements at top companies and 20 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 96.61% students were awarded graduations, of whom 18.18% got placements and 24 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 96.55% students were awarded graduations, of whom 15.62% got placements and 24 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the PhD research programme, NIT Meghalaya admitted 168 students to research studies, of whom 7 were awarded graduations in 2021, 9 and 6 students were awarded graduations in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG graduation: Rs. 5 LPA in 2021 and also in 2020, and Rs. 5.4 LPA in 2019 at top companies.
Median Salary of PG graduates: Rs. 5.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3.25 LPA in 2019.
Many top and high-paying companies such as Amazon, Wipro, Bosch, Cortex, Huawei, Infosys, Mphasis, Polaris, Sapient, Vedanta, Cognizant, Bharat Electronics, Nissan, Samsung, Coffee Day, and many more are looking for graduates from this institution.
Students Diversity at NIT Meghalaya
There are 703 students currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 79.66% are boys and 20.34% are girls; 300 students are from within the state, 379 from outside of the state and 24 from foreign countries.
Facilities on NIT Meghalaya Campus
NIT Meghalaya has a lot of facilities that students can use. It has hostels, hospitals, labs, libraries, cafeteria, gym, wi-fi complex, students activity center, shuttle service, lift/ramp, etc., are available for students.
Annual Festivals at NIT Meghalaya
Shishir is the annual cultural festival where many events such as Panache (Fashion Nite), Pro-Nite (star-studded event where the brightest star is being honored), Harmony (Music & Song) and Step-Up (Dancing Competition) are being organized to rejuvenate their mind and body.
Cognitia is the tech-fest where mind-blowing technical events such as Robotic Events, Coding Events, Gaming & Departmental, Gallery & Teams are being organized in which many competitions are being conducted and winners are awarded with prize money.
NIT Meghalaya is temporarily in Shillong, but soon it will be shifted to its permanent location in Cherrapunjee. As Meghalaya is a hill state, there is no railway station in that state, however, another main railway station, Guwahati Railway Station in Assam, which is at a distance of 98.5 kms from this institution is available for commuting to this institution. Besides this, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is available in this state, which is 119 kms away from this institution. Therefore, students can reach this institution from any part of the country and the world.
How to Get Admission at NIT Meghalaya
Admission to UG Courses: Candidates who passed 10+2 or any other equivalent exam recognised by the university need to take and clear JEE Main. Seats are allotted through JoSSA/CSAB.
Admission to PG Courses: Candidates who passed UG in respective streams can take and should clear GATE.
Fee Structure at NIT Meghalaya
Students need to pay Rs. 5.64 lakhs as fees for UG courses at NIT Meghalaya, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 7.87 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year.
NIT Meghalaya Scores by NIRF
Teaching, Learning and Resources: NIT Meghalaya has a good faculty and better infrastructures for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 67.63%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: NIT Meghalaya has many distinguished professors and research scholars and it got patents for some innovative technologies, so it scored 24.12%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As NIT Meghalaya has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 55.30%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: NIT Meghalaya has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, so it scored 64.22%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.
Perception: NIT Meghalaya has a good faculty but it is now building its infrastructure, however, its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good. As NIT Meghalaya is a very new institution, it has not gotten much like first-generation IITs and NITs, so it scored 3.56%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.