National Institute of Technology, Warangal

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National Institute of Technology, Warangal
National Institute of Technology, Warangal logo.jpg
Established 1959[1]
Type Public
Director T. Srinivasa Rao
Academic staff 221[2]
Students 3355
Undergraduates 2251[2]
Postgraduates 1104[2]
Location Warangal, Telangana, India
17°58′51″N 79°31′58″E / 17.9808°N 79.5328°E / 17.9808; 79.5328Coordinates: 17°58′51″N 79°31′58″E / 17.9808°N 79.5328°E / 17.9808; 79.5328
Campus Urban
256 acres (104 ha)
Acronym NITW

National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NIT Warangal or NITW) is a public engineering institute located in Warangal, India. Formerly known as the Regional Engineering College, Warangal (RECW), it is the first among the 17 Regional Engineering Colleges established in India and was in 1959 by the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The institute was renamed as the National Institute of Technology, Warangal in September, 2002. Warangal is a town located 148 km from Hyderabad.

Today it is an Institute of National Importance awarding bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, technology, basic sciences and management.


The first of all RECs, the erstwhile REC Warangal started functioning in 1959 with Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering departments. The Bachelors programme in Chemical Engineering was initiated in 1964. The following year saw the start of Metallurgical Engineering programme. In 1971, the college started the undergraduate program in Electronics and Communication Engineering. B. Tech in Computer Science & Engineering was started in 1983 and M. Tech in Computer Science & Engineering in 1987.[3] In 2006, the institute started a Bachelors program in Biotechnology.[4]

In 1976, its affiliation was changed from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University to Kakatiya University, with which it remained affiliated, until the institute was granted a deemed university status in 2002.[5]

In 1994, the institute was selected by the Overseas Development Administration of the UK for exchange programs between the UK and India in the field of information technology. This program ran till 1999. In 2000, the institute started its MBA program. The next year, a center of Software Technology Parks of India was opened in its campus( now not functioning). In September 2002, the college was renamed as National Institute of Technology and was given a deemed university status. NIT W was been given the status of Institute of National Importance (INI) on 15 August 2007.[5]

In November 2012, NIT Warangal entered into an MoU with 12 European Higher Education Institutes and seven other Indian Institutes (IISc, Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, Anna University and NIT Rourkela) and became a partner institute of the HERITAGE Programme.[6] 29 of the 99 members selected for pursuing their studies or research abroad for 2013-14 are from NIT Warangal.


  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics (Photonics and Electronics )
  • Chemistry
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Management



The Bachelor of Technology admissions for Indian students were based on the AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination). The exam consists of three sections on Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. However, from the year 2013, admission will be done through the JEE MAIN,and ranks will be given after considering 60% of the marks scored in the test, and 40% in the class 12 Board examinations. The B. Tech admissions for foreign students are done through Direct Admission of Students Abroad(DASA)Scheme.


M. Tech students are admitted to the program through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science. MCA students are admitted through NIMCET, The admissions to the MBA program in the institute is based on the CAT/MAT result. The short listed candidates will have to undergo Group Discussion / Personal Interview for the final selection.For M.Sc. and M.Sc.(Tech.) students are admitted through NITWET .

Doctorate Degree (PhD)[edit]

NIT Warangal invites applications for PhD degree admissions in almost all departments, twice very academic year in July and December.


Main Gate, NITW
Main Gate, NITW

The 256 acres of land is divided by the NH 202 highway into staff quarters, CCE and the main campus. The main entrance of the campus depicts the traditional elegance of Kakatiya Thoranam. The main entrance of the campus is inscribed with the Sanskrit/Telugu words "कर्मदैव हि संसिद्धि", meaning that the one who works shall succeed.

The plinth area occupied by the buildings on the campus are: Administrative Building (3,331 Sqm), Academic Buildings (34,448 sqm), Library Building (3,610 sqm), Students Hostels (32,642 sqm), Sports Pavilion and Gallery (784 Sqm), Director's Bungalow, Staff Quarters and Guest House (31,598 sqm.) The road network in the campus runs to a length of 12 km.

The heart of the campus is the department area where departments of engineering and science are interconnected with small walking bridges.

Centre for Innovation and Incubation[edit]

NIT Warangal is the only NIT to have a centre established with the objective of providing laboratory space for start-up industries. Two startup industries namely ‘Future Now Innosoft (p) ltd’ and ‘Sky e it’ solutions have started their activities in this centre. Besides these two, M/s Infosys (p) ltd. funded a research project, which is carried out in this centre by the faculty and students of NIT Warangal.[7]


Ultramega Hostel for for freshmen in NIT Warangal

The faculty live in staff quarters inside and outside the campus. It has four residential blocks including one ultra-mega hostel, one mega hostel for boys and one hostel for girls . It has seven messes for boys which include two institute food courts namely IFC-A and IFC-B, one mess exclusively for girls.Hostel rooms are provided with internet facility for every student. WiFi connectivity is also present in most of the hostels as well as the academic blocks.

Other facilities[edit]

Innovation & Incubation Center, NITW
Innovation & Incubation Center, NITW

The Central Library has 1,58,000 books, back volumes, technical pamphlets, standards, CD-ROMS, video cassettes and receives 2000 on-line journals through INDEST set-up by MHRD, government of India. It receives 215 journals, (125 Indian and 90 foreign).[8]

The International meets, conferences and student activities are held in Abdul Kalam Hall, New Seminar Hall, New Conference Hall and the Auditorium.

The dispensary has an X-ray machine, an ECG and a pathology laboratory which is provided with equipment like electronic BP apparatus with pulse reader,a mini lab, electronic binocular microscope, and sterilization oven.[9][10]


It is among the top NITs in the country and consistently ranks among the top 10 Engineering colleges in India.This is the only institute in the country that is on par with the IIT's.


Top recruiters are Qualcomm, Microsoft, Facebook, Epic Systems, Directi, Yahoo!, EA Sports,, Google, PepsiCo, DE Shaw, Flipkart, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Oracle Corporation etc. and few students bag foreign offers as well.[11] Apart from the outstanding placements in Software, IT and Financial Services firms, the institute has a very good track record of placements in some of the core engineering firms like ITC Limited, Hindustan Unilever, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Godrej Industries, Dr.Reddy`s Labs, various PSUs ilke ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, DRDO, Steel plants for Mechanical, Civil, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy engineering.

Student activities[edit]


NIT Warangal holds technical and cultural events throughout the year. Major annual events include Technozion (technical fest), SpringSpree (cultural fest) and Cura (management fest). The event called Zero Gravity is held every year which is an interbranch competition in cultural events.

  • Cura is the School of Management's Fest. B Schools all over the country send participants to it.
  • SpringSpree
    Main article: SpringSpree
    is the annual cultural festival. It is a three-day long annual carnival held towards the end of January or in the beginning of March. It is run by students and includes cultural performances. It was established in 1978.
  • Technozion
Main article: Technozion

Technozion is the annual technical festival, held every year over a period of three days on the NIT Warangal campus.

Student associations[edit]

Regional Engineering College Warangal Old Students Association Office at Hyderabad

Every branch has their technical association with a staff head and executive body of students. They organise lectures, run quizzes, conduct workshops, talk about developments in the field, and conduct placement talks. They help in welcoming the First year students by conducting FRESHERS and showing them the principles and goals of their course.

  • Civil Engineering Association, CEA
  • Electrical Engineering Association, EEA
  • Mechanical Engineering Association, MEA
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering Association, ECEA
  • Chemical Engineering Association, CHEA
  • Metallurgical and materials Engineering Association, MMEA
  • Computer Science and Engineering Association, CSEA
  • Technical Association of Biotechnology, TAB
  • Abhiyan Club - School of Management
  • Regional Engineering College Warangal Old Students Association


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Important Events". National Institute of Technology, Warangal. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c About NITW
  3. ^ Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
  4. ^ Department of Biotechnology. Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
  5. ^ a b History. Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
  6. ^ Important events in NITW's history
  7. ^ CII, NITW
  8. ^ Central Library
  9. ^ Dispensary. Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
  10. ^ NIT Warangal - National Institute of Technology Warangal - Engineering Courses in NIT Warangal. Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
  11. ^ Global tech companies like Amazon, Google, Cisco, IBM others give a miss to IITs; offer fat pay cheques to non IITians

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