Best Practices Followed

• Delegation of powers to Deans /Associate Deans/Heads of the departments for efficient management
• Relative Grading System similar to that of IIT Madras system adopted
• Continuous performance assessment of students in all UG and PG programs (50% continuous assessment and 50% semester examinations)
• Transparency ensured in evaluating students’ academic performance (end semester answer sheets are shown to the students)
• Students are encouraged to enroll in interdisciplinary electives
• Review and updating of curricula and syllabi of all UG and PG programs done each year
• Appraisal of teacher’s performance by students done systematically, twice in an academic year
• Introduced academic audit by faculty from IIT Madras
• Expert lectures are organized regularly for various UG and PG programs
• All faculty members are provided with well furnished rooms with latest PC and laser printer
• Training needs identified keeping in focus the vision of the Institute and the departments. 67 faculty members got one month training abroad (in reputed institutions) in cutting edge technologies under TEQIP
• 19 Eminent Professors from abroad visiting NITT for 2 to 4 weeks under TEQIP
• Introduced the Best Teacher and the Best Department awards
• Started honouring distinguished alumni on the Alumni day
• Given impetus for research atmosphere
i) by recruiting more faculty
ii ) sanctioning Rs.2.0 lakhs for the faculty having Ph.D. scholars (from 2007 onwards) towards equipment, materials, etc.
iii) encouraging faculty to go abroad for paper presentation in International Conferences, etc.,
iv) establishing research labs in each department,
v) subscribing e-journals
• Reimbursement of membership fee of any professional society, limited to Rs.2000/- per annum
• Book allowance of Rs.4000/- per year
• Telephone allowance of Rs.750/- per month
• Financial support to encourage research scholars to present papers in National/International conferences held in India
• MIS introduced to handle finance, academic, hostel, administration, etc.
• News letter (named Communique) circulated internally, carrying news on projects, seminars, technical visits, etc.


• Quantum leap in number of publications in peer reviewed international journals
• Conducted 2 International conferences and 2 National conferences
• Two FIST programmes (Rs.90.0 lakhs each) sanctioned by DST
• Substantial increase in the number of sponsored research projects – Currently 37 projects with a total allocation of Rs.4.5 crores
• Signed MoUs with TCS, HP, BHEL Trichy, etc. with sponsored fellowships for Ph.D. scholars