National Institute of Science and Technology

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National Institute of Science and
Technology of Palur Hills, Odisha, India
National Institute of Science and Technology
Motto Brighten Up Your Career
Established 1996
Type Private, education and research institution
Endowment INR48.8 million (US$770,000)
Chancellor Shri Surendra Mudali
Director Prof. Sangram Mudali
Academic staff
404 (2010)
Students 2,900 (2012)
Undergraduates 1,603 (2010)
Postgraduates 190 (2010)
Location Berhmpur, Odisha, India
19°11′57″N 84°44′41″E / 19.199167°N 84.744722°E / 19.199167; 84.744722Coordinates: 19°11′57″N 84°44′41″E / 19.199167°N 84.744722°E / 19.199167; 84.744722
Campus Suburban
Affiliations All India Council of Technical Education, NBA, BPUT

The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) is an engineering college located in Palur Hills, Odisha, India. It was started in 1996 by a few NRIs, some of whom were native to Odisha. NIST was set up and is operated by the SM Charitable Educational Trust with the aim of promoting higher technical education. The college was the first its kind under Berhampur University, which is now affiliated to BPUT.

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NIST is located in Palur Hills, about 7.4 miles (12 km) from Berhampur, in southern Odisha, India. It is well connected by roads and railways to all major cities including Bhubaneswar, capital city of Odisha.

Its campus has five main buildings: the "Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)" which houses classrooms and laboratories; the "Octagon", which houses a modern Computer Centre, an Internet room, Student Activities Centre, a computerized library and cafeteria; the business school; and the "Galleria" with 16 lecture halls and a 250-seat auditorium. Two new buildings, "Atrium" and "TIFAC Core" are the latest addition to the campus. Additional facilities include a very large capacity boys' hostel; a girls' hostel; a semi-Olympic-sized swimming pool; a lawn tennis court; a basketball court; a volleyball court and an aquarium building, many fountains, eucalyptus plantations and also a cactus garden.


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