Research is an integral component of any educational programme. In order to do research in a meaningful manner, it is imperative to review the recent advances in the concerned subjects from time to time. The main purpose of attending International Seminars, holding conferences etc. is to have interactions with the scientists, mathematicians, engineers and management experts, and thus come to know about the advances made in the recent past in the broad areas of Engineering Sciences, Material Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development. This is expected to provide a boost to the research activities.
The Institute has taken up challenges to create potential and productive research culture in the Institute in the process of which notable exercises are: introduction of Ph. D. programmes in Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; organization of research conferences; and encouraging and sponsoring members of faculty to enrol as members of scientific & professional societies. In the process of bolstering the research activities, many faculty members have published research papers in leading national and international journals.
The Institute is focused towards research and development from its inception period. The research activities are department-centric as well as inter-disciplinary. Several sponsored research projects are proposed by the faculty members and supported by various government and research organizations. These projects are also useful for partial infrastructural development and providing additional manpower during the project period. The outcome of the projects can be utilized in future for industrial and scientific development.
The complete IT infrastructure with respect to Campus Networking has been completed during September 2014 with Video Conferencing facilities. All the students, research scholars can avail the facility to connect to the online video lecturers conducted in various reputed institutes across the globe. Later on, the NKN connectivity strength has been increased to 1 Gbps. The Institute has established the facilities for Video Conferencing to conduct classes of other renowned professors in remote and to view video lectures of NPTEL during the class.
The Institute has also procured 1500 numbers of highly valuable online books from Wiley publications and Elsevier in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering and procured on-line access to e-journals and e-books from Elsevier and Springer. The Institute proposes to invite leading organizations such as IBM, Wipro and HP initially to set up Centre of Excellence, which houses advanced laboratories such as "Finishing Laboratories", a HP initiative, "High Performance Computing", an IBM initiative and "Mission 10X Technology Learning Centre", an initiative by Wipro. This will be useful to students and faculty of NIT-Nagaland in all aspects of academic growth and this initiative will definitely bring Industrial collaboration and growth to the State of Nagaland.
In order to provide the research facilities, the Institute has developed different research-oriented laboratory facilities for each individual department. The scholars can do inter-disciplinary work in any of the laboratories as mentioned below: