Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology

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Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal
मौलाना आज़ाद राष्ट्रीय प्रोद्योगिकी संस्थान भोपाल
Former names
Maulana Azad College Of Technology-Regional Engineering College.
Motto विद्या परम् भूषणं
Motto in English
Knowledge is greatest jewel.
Established 1960
Type Public-An Institute Of National Importance.
Endowment Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.
Director Dr. Appu Kuttan K. K.
Academic staff
Students 4000+
Location Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Campus Urban, spread over 650 acres (2.6 km2) in South east Bhopal

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal (MANIT/MACT), also known as National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (NIT Bhopal), formerly Maulana Azad College of Technology (MACT), is an Institute of National Importance under the NIT Act situated in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is part of the group of publicly funded institutions in India known as National Institute of Technology.


MANIT was started in 1960 as Maulana Azad College of Technology, named after the first Minister of Education, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.MACT started functioning in 1960 at Govt S.V. Polytechnic with an intake of 120 students and seven faculty members. It was one of the first eight Regional Engineering Colleges.[citation needed] It was set up with seven faculty members and an initial intake of 120 students and acted at first from the campus of Swami Vivekanand Polytechnic. Swami Vivekanand Polytechnic's principal, S. R. Beedkar, was the first head of the institute, under the title "planning officer". The first principal, J. N. Mougdill, joined in 1962.[1] At the same year the institute shifted to its current campus, which was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.[2]


The management team includes:[3]


Dr. Appu Kuttan K. K.


Dr. Alka Bharat -(Dean Faculty Welfare)

Dr. Ganga Agnihotri -(Dean Academic)

Dr. Geeta Agnihotri -(Dean Research & Consultancy)

Dr. R. M. Sarvaiya -(Dean Student Welfare)

Dr.P.K. Jain -(Dean P & D)


K. Narayan


The institute is situated in the heart of Bhopal (Mata Mandir) on a beautiful plateau with a verdant 650-acre campus. It has 9 hostels and (the new ones are being under-construction) they have excellent fooding and lodging facilities along with 24 hours security. MANIT's Computer Center, Canteen, Workshops, Athletic Ground, Sports Complex, Gym, Energy Center and the open air auditorium are the places where students enjoy healthy and competitive environment. They not only attain maturity and confidence but also shape themselves for the future needs of the world.

The campus houses about 4,000 students and faculty members.


All course-works and examinations for all majors and subjects are conducted with English language as the only mode of instruction. Undergraduates courses are given in all engineering fields. Post graduate courses include Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA), Master of Technology (M.Tech) and Ph.D in relevant fields, as well as other Master degrees. Admission to B.Tech. programmes is made through All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) to M.Tech. programmes is made through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).


For the undergraduate courses the admission is through the national level engineering entrance examination - AIEEE (since 2002).[4] Prior to AIEEE, the admission was though state level PET (Pre-Engineering Test)[citation needed]

For the postgraduate courses the entry is through GATE[citation needed] for MTech, NIMCET for MCA or through an institute conducted entrance test.

For the courses Master of Business Administration course, admission is through CAT.[citation needed]


The departments of MANIT are:[5]

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Agrotechnology
  • Bio-Informatics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Geo-engineering
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Material Science and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Physical Education & Sports Science
  • Energy Science & Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering(proposed)

Student life[edit]

Student life revolves around the college campus and hostels. For boys there are seven separate hostels, while girls reside in a single hostel. More information can be gathered from

There are various student organizations for different interests of students.

Quizzer Club- (commonly known as QCM ),First quizzing society among all NIT's,it is the latest society formed in manit by a bunch of quizzing prodigies of manit intended to promote the quizzing,gd,debate and general knowledge among student of colleges.quizzer club has conducted various successful events. events by qcm- quizzomania,les quizzerable,gyaan,guest lecture,quizzotica,science quiz, zigyasa

NITB web club (commonly known as Club NITB) - The online community which keeps track of all the ongoing activities of college and further works on web and software development. It is also responsible for maintaining all college's website like,,, It also provides students with short email id as

Go Green Forum - The environment protection society of the college which creates awareness and take various initiative in improving college environment through means of green ideas. It maintains its blog at

Rotaract Club of MANIT- Society for social service and humanitarian causes. It is affiliated to Rotary International and has been working for number of causes in and out of the institute.

Rashtraay - Rashtraay is the street play (Nukkad Natak) society of MANIT. It brings the current social and political issues of the country & society. It creates awareness among the students and people through their plays (Nukkad Natak). Rashtraay can be officially reached at

Pixel - Photography club -It is the club organizing various events like short film making etc. time to time and shows the MANIT world through pixels . It is available at,

ISTE MANIT Chapter -,

IEEE MANIT Chapter - The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Student Branch at MANIT endeavors to promote awareness among students on the opportunities that exist in the field of computer science, electronics and electrical engineering. Our objective is to bridge the gap between industry and students studying in technology-related fields, while promoting and providing an intellectually stimulating university environment for the student body. IEEE Student Branch, MANIT aims To provide an intereactive platform for students to develop professional and technical abilities. Since the inception, it is successful in organizing various events with well defined objectives.,

Vision -,

Roobaroo - Cultural Society,

"INSPIRE Club" to develop the devotional soul inside. And many more....

MANIT also hosts major national-level festivals and meets, including:

  • Technosearch - annual national level technical festival
  • Maffick - annual cultural festival
  • CHEMICARNIVAL - annual chemical engineering festival
  • CHIMERA - annual national level, inter-college quiz competition
  • InterNIT Robotics Championship- annual festival for displaying robots made by the students, PAN NIT
  • SportsMania - annual sports meet
  • Samadhan - annual national level programming test
  • TATVABODH - annual Materials science & Metallurgical Engineering festival.
  • Vyakhyan - Annual Guest Lecture series by Alumni of the institution

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History of MANIT".  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ The wording on inauguration stone inside the current campus say that the campus was inaugurated by Nehru 1962.
  3. ^ "Administration :MANIT". MANIT. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  4. ^ "AIEEE 2012 Brochure". CBSE, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ "Departments". 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Chhatisgarh contenders". Retrieved 29 June 2011. 

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