National Institute of Technology, Srinagar is one of the thirty NITs in the Northern Regions of the country, established in 1960 as Regional Engineering College under Govt. of India during 2nd 5 year Plan. The Institute acquired the status of National Institute of Technology with deemed to be University status during August, 2003 and attained full academic autonomy. The Institute is situated at the banks of world-famous Dal Lake, with the far-famed Hazratbal Shrine on other side of the campus. NIT Srinagar is a residential Institute with accommodation facility in Hostels and Staff-Quarters. Facilities and amenities are available at the institution such as NSS, Bank, Shopping Complex, Recreational Centre, Dispensary with Ambulances, Guest House, Students Activity Centre, Gymnasium, Computer Centres, Generator, Bus Facility. Unlike western countries, Indian cities do not possess a hospitality infrastructure that can support large scale travel. In addition, Government regulations restrict per diem at a level where it is often difficult to find a reasonable accommodation in a commercial hotel. It is common practice in Indian institutes to create on-campus guest house to host official guests.
NIT Srinagar has created a guest house to meet its needs. The guest house is having six air conditioned rooms including two VIP Rooms. The rooms have twin beds and other amenities. In addition, it has kitchens, dining halls, a meeting room and a lounge.
A guest house is not a hotel. It is a facility of the institute and its tariff is highly subsidized. Still, an attempt has been made to provide all essential services to the guests. While all steps are taken to ensure hygiene and comfort, frills such as persons to carry luggage, room service of meals, meals outside designated hours etc have been dispensed with. We have also tried to recover a reasonable fraction of the expenses from the tariff collected.
Rooms and other facilities can be booked by any member of the Institute faculty or staff for any person visiting the institute in official capacity or for their own friends and relatives. Research students who have taken withdrawal as well as QIP students may book rooms for themselves while visiting the Institute. Students may book rooms for their parents or guardians visiting the Institute, but need concurrence of their faculty or thesis advisor. The office of I/C Guest House shall book rooms for alumni visiting the Institute from other cities or for relatives of alumni.
Rooms and other facilities should normally be booked on-line by clicking “Accommodation” in Institute Home
Page: https://www.nitsri.ac.in/Centre/Deptindex.aspx?page=a&ItemID=eaeqs&nCentreID=ci or by contacting I/C, Institute Guest House.
In case of difficulty, guests are advised to contact:
Dr. Mukund Dutt Sharma, Faculty-In-Charge
Institute Guest Houses, N.I.T., Srinagar, J & K – 190 006, India
Telephone: +91194-2427426, 2420475 (FAX); +919882241895 (M)