The Indian Society for Technical Education(ISTE) is the leading National Professional non-profit making Society for the Technical Education System in our country with the motto of Career Development of Teachers and Personality Development of Students and overall development of our Technical Education System operating in association with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and other International Projects.At present,ISTE has a very large and an effective membership base consisting of more than 1,02,985 Life Members,5,54,094 Student Members,2410 Institutional Members from IITs,NITs,IISc etc and 1322 Students’ Chapters.
ISTE NIT Durgapur took birth on the auspicious occasion of Saraswati Puja Day way back in February,1995 in our erstwhile called REC Durgapur and is the Oldest Student Chapter of Eastern India.Additionally,ISTE NIT Durgapur nominates projects and papers for the Indian Journal of Technical Education (IJTE) published by the ISTE HQ,New Delhi on quarterly basis with the aim to provide an appropriate platform presenting well considered,meaningful,constructively thought provoking,non-political and non-conventional but critically analysing and synthesizing present and future aspects of the technical education system supported with meaningful suggestions for solutions,refinement and innovation.
Inter College Technical Meet held annually every odd semester is a composition of many events such as Group Discussion Contest,Technical Quiz Contest,Technical Crossword & Quizzes witnessing participation of students from various colleges in and around Durgapur followed by a fierce competition among its participants resulting into great coherence of thoughts among the followers of a particular topic of interest giving an opportunity to converse and debate with the best technical minds in the vicinity.
The All India Students' Engineering Congress is our flagship and an annual symposium organized in every even semester aimed at providing students with a professionally sumptuous platform to deepen one's technological competency,scientific temperament and determination to motivate oneself and to keep abreast with cutting edge technology through a cascade of events such as Technical Paper Presentation,Project Contest,Expert Lectures,Seminars to name a few.Handful of the top notch,pragmatic,original and technically sound papers and projects are nominated for publication in the coveted Indian Journal of Technical Education(IJTE) published by ISTE Headquarters,New Delhi.
The rapid changes that the world is currently going through,coupled with changes in engineering education in this era of 21st century;an opportunity to witness and get hands on experience of the processes and functions of a manufacturing industry or a power generating station is a blessing much sought after especially by the undergraduates as a penultimate before they actually kick-start their career as a young,bright practising engineers.We at ISTE give our best effort for regularly organizing such Industrial visits and are thankful to Damodar Valley Corporation-DTPS,Alloy Steel Plant(Under SAIL),Durgapur,Birla Cement Corporation,Durgapur for being reliable partners in sharing a common vision for uplifting the standards of technical education in India by pursuing our endeavour.