To motivate them to attain professional excellence and to inspire them to proactively engage themselves for the betterment of the society.
On the basis of the report of the High Powered Joint Expert Committee of AICTE and UGC under the chairmanship of Prof. S. K. Joshi, Director General of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Regional Engineering College Silchar has been transformed and upgraded to National Institute of Technology, Silchar with the status of Deemed University on 28th June 2002. The institute has been taken over by Government of India and subsequently made into a fully funded Central Government Autonomous Institution. This ensures a better financial status for NIT Silchar and will accelerate its growth ensuring that it becomes one of the premier technological institutes of not just the North- East but the entire nation. The institute has remodeled its curriculum and academic activities in line with that of the IITs. With its Deemed University status, the institute started awarding degrees from the year 2002 and the first convocation of the institute was held on 16 February 2004. The Government of India declared the Institute as an Institute of National Importance by enacting the National Institutes of Technology Act 2007.
1.NIT Silchar was ranked 57 among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.
2. The Institute has a Health Centre with a full-time Senior Medical Officer and other qualified Medical Officers to attend the medical needs of the students, staffs and their families. The Health Centre apart from providing allopathic medicine services also offers homeopathy and dental treatment.
3. University has established MOUs with University of Illinois, U.S.A. and University Library & Mortenson Centre for academic purposes