Seemant Institute of Technology, Pithoragarh is one of the constituent institutes of Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, established in 2011 by the Govt. of Uttarakhand to promote the technical education in seemant areas of the state. The institute provides undergraduate education in five disciplines i.e. Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering with the intake of 60 in each branch; fostering the spirit of state integration among the students. The vision of the institute is to produce a world class Technocrats and entrepreneurs for the benefit and upliftment of the society.
The Pithoragarh town is located at a height of 1645 meters above sea level.The district lies between 29.4° to 30.3° North latitude and 80° to 81° East longitude along the eastern and southern part of the central Himalayas with Indo-Tibbetan watershed divide in the north and the Kali river. The place has healthy climate with moderate temperature ranging from 5°C to 35°C. There are numerous gay spots to which the prospective tourist may plan excursions like Chandak, Thal Kedar, Gangolihat (77 kms) famous for its kali temple, Patal Bhuvneshwar (99 kms) , Berinag (Tea Garden of Chaukori - 11 km away from Berinag), Didihat,Munsyari (base camp for traks to Milam,Ralam and Namik Glacier), Dharchula(base camp for Kailas Mansarover Yatra, Adi Kailash Yatra, Narayan Swami Ashram) and Jauljibi.
The campus is situated at Pithoragarh district headquarters of Uttarakhand and is 3 kms from main bus stand of Pithoragarh. The city of Pithoragarh is well connected with the rest of the country by road. The nearest broad gauge rail head is at Tanakpur (Uttarakhand) which is 140 kms from Pithoragarh. At present the institute have two temporary campus: one is in ITI campus and other one is in GIC campus with wi-fi internet facility. Both the campus is well laid with proper electric installations, water supply, underground drainage, etc. The institute has well qualified faculty and well established laboratories in each discipline. It has library in both the campus with sufficient number of books. Presently, the institute has two Girl’s hostel and two boy’s hostel.
Started as a constituent College of Uttarakhand Technical University, the College had an initial intake of 60 students each for the Degree courses in Electronics, Computer Science, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical branches. With the establishment of the Directorate of Technical Education in the late fifties, the College administration came under the control of the Government of Uttarakhand.
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