In a faraway spot in Delhi, situated in the calm sub-city Dwarka is the lush green campus of Netaji Subhas Institute Of Technology – better known as the only engineering college of the University Of Delhi. Over the years, NSIT has formed an excellent reputation as one of the best engineering college in the country and to get through into the college is itself an herculean task. The college attracts the top-rankers in the prestigious All India Engineering Entrance Exam
(AIEEE) but unlike other engineering colleges in the country, it ensures that the engineers are brewed to perfection in all fields.
Life at NSIT revolves around many elements – thick textbooks which one seldom pays heed to, the medley of opportunities that the college offers, the delicious chilly potatoes during the break time, the butter coated aloo paranthas during the evening, occasional mass bunks which call for a party if successfully executed and what not! The college is always abuzz with activities. In one corner (Yes, the 145 acre campus has many ‘corners’ which need unique descriptions) of the college, the student led teams like Bullet Hawk Racing and
NSIT Motorsports can be seen working days and nights on making Formulae style race cars and All Terrain Vehicles. Every week, some or the other eminent personalities of the nation visit the college to embrace the students with their words of wisdom. From the past two years, the college has been sending delegations to Harvard National Model United Nations. Then, the NSIT Quiz Club holds the reputation of being one of the best in the country. The college has its own newspaper under Crosslinks. The college has its own social networking website. There is a door for every interest that one might want to seek.
Being cut off from the rest of the University Campus might seem to be a slight disadvantage when it comes to the fun-factor that the college might miss on, but then, appearances are deceptive. To spot a student of NSIT at Rajouri/Subhashnagar malls is a common sight. The laser tag arena at Janakpuri and the ice skating at Ambience mall, Gurgaon are some other attraction. Inside Dwarka, students generally hangout at Pizza Hut, Dominoes, Berco’s, KFC etc. which are hardly some meters away from the campus. Moreover, the college canteens and cafeteria delivers mouth watering delicacies. All in all, NSIT campus is self-sufficient.
Probably the best feeling that a NSITian takes with himself is the feeling of pride. NSIT has been continuously featuring in the list of top engineering colleges of the country. Over 125 companies visit the campus which include Facebook, Google, Amazon, Tata Motors, Yahoo, Texas Instruments etc. The college also boasts of an excellent Alumni network with people getting selected in reputed IIMs, London Business School, Harvard Business School, Caltech, MIT etc. The Director of the college – Professor Raj Senani was chosen as the Second Laureate of the 25th Khwarizmi International Award recently. Indeed, the college has more to it than one could possibly jot down in an article. Life here is a blend of awesome DU – Life and a busy to-be-engineer life. One gets to live the best of both worlds.
Correspondent – UE