Novocherkassk Polytechnic Institute

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Novocherkassk Polytechnic Institute


(full name, Sergo Ordzhonikidze Novocherkassk Polytechnic Institute), one of the largest technical higher educational institutions in the USSR. Founded in 1907 as the Don Polytechnic Institute. In 1930 the institute was divided into several independent institutions, a number of which were combined in 1934 to form the Sergo Ordzhonikidze Novocherkassk Industrial Institute. It has had its present name since 1948. Among those who have worked at the institute are F. V. Lengnik, A. N. Dinnik, and A. A. Skochinskii. Among its students were L. A. Vardal’iants, M. L. Mil’, V. M. Glushkov, and N. I. Kalugin.

As of 1974 the institute had departments of automation and mechanization of mining and construction work, mining and geology, mechanics, chemical engineering, power engineering, electromechanics, and construction; evening and correspondence departments; a preparatory division; a branch in the city of Shakhty; and a graduate school. There were 68 subdepartments, eight special-problems and sectorial laboratories, three design offices, and a library with 1.5 million volumes. During the 1973–74 academic year, about 22,000 students were studying at the institute. The teaching staff numbered 1,500, including 38 professors and doctors of sciences and more than 500 docents and candidates of sciences. The institute confers doctoral and candidate’s degrees. It publishes the journal Elektromekhanika (Electromechanics; since 1965, in the series Izvestiia vysshikh uchebnykh zavedenii SSSR [Proceedings of Higher Educational Institutions of the USSR]), the interinstitution collection Bezo-pasnost’gornykh rabot (Safety of Mining Work; since 1973), and collections of the institute’s works (since 1934). Since its founding, the institute has trained more than 32,000 specialists. It has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1957).


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