National Institute Of Technology, Silchar is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology set up by the Government of India. It was formerly known as the Regional Engineering College, Assam. The institute was upgraded to the status of National Institute of Technology and was also declared as an Institute of National Importance. It was founded as a joint venture between the Government of India and Government of Assam. It has now become a deemed university and has been conferred with autonomy in the matters of finance and administration.