National Institute of Technology (NIT) Agartala is the only degree level engineering college in the state of Tripura and one of six degree and higher level Technical Institutes in the whole of the North-Eastern region.The central government has upgraded Tripura Engineering College to the category of National Institute of Technology and the institute has been accorded the status of Deemed University. NIT Agartala was formerly known as Tripura Engineering College and was affiliated to Calcutta University. At the time of its commencement in 1965, Tripura Engineering College, offered courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and the curriculum structure and examination system was at par with Bengal Engineering College. After the establishment of Tripura University, the college was affiliated to Tripura University. From the 1999-2000 academic session a new four-year degree level course in Computer Science & Engineering has been started.