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.Srinivasan Rao
Academic staff
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 (shortened to NIT Warangal or NIT-W) is one of the premier federally funded technical institutes in India. It is located on either side of Hyderabad - Warangal highway at a distance of 3 km from Kazipet Railway Station and 12 km from Warangal Railway Station. Warangal is a town situated 148 km north of Hyderabad. Formerly known as the Regional Engineering College, Warangal (RECW), it is the first among the 17 Regional Engineering Colleges established in India and the institute's foundation stone was laid in 1959 by the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The institute was renamed as the National Institute of Technology, Warangal in September, 2002.

Today it is one of the Institutes of National Importance (INI) established by the Government of India, awarding bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, technology, basic sciences and management.


Old Admin Block, RECW

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]

Current Admin Block, NITW

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 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.


Main Gate, NITW
Main Gate, NITW
Calm Morning at 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.


Halls of Residences[edit]

Ultramega Hostel for Freshmen
Mega Hostel for pre-final and final year students
Renovated Hostels for Sophomores

In the campus hostels are referred to as Halls of residences. The various halls are:

  • Azad Hall
  • Bose Hall
  • Ambedkar Hall
  • Babha Hall
  • Gandhi Hall
  • Gokhale Hall
  • Radhakrishnan Hall
  • Raman Hall
  • Nehru Hall
  • Patel Hall
  • Tagore Hall
  • Viswesvraya Hall
  • Rajendra Prasad Hall
  • Vikram Sarabhai Hall
  • Priyadarshini Hall
  • Sarojini Hall

Apart from these halls also called old blocks 4 new multistorey blocks (3 for boys, 1 for girls) have also been constructed in recent years:

  • 1K Hall of Residence
  • Ultra Mega Hostel
  • International Students Hall
  • New Ladies hostel

The faculty live in staff quarters inside and outside the campus. The campus 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.

Dr VA Sastry Centre for Innovation and Incubation[edit]

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

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. The Lakshya Foundation, alumni led organization also has its office set up here.[7] Besides these, M/s Infosys (p) ltd. funded a research project, which is carried out in this centre by the faculty and students of NIT Warangal.[8]

Central Library[edit]

Central Library

The Central Library supports the teaching and research programmes of the Institute and provides facilities for general reading and disseminates information according to the requirement of the users. It is housed in a separate building with a plinth area of 4000 Sq.mtrs. It has around 1,57,596 books, back volumes, technical pamphlets, standards, CD-ROMs, Video cassettes etc. The total cost of the books is Rs.6.40 Crores and it receives 215 journals, (125 Indian and 90 foreign) at a cost of Rs.5.91 Lakhs. The services and operations in the central Library are fullycomputerised. The database of entire library acquisitions was created using LIBSYS software and it works under XPenvironment. The main server is Xeon Server – Dual CPU (Dell PE 2900). The Library has campus LAN connectivity through the Computer Centre and is connected to Web Server. 50 systems providing network fcacility are installed for browsing. The MHRD GoI, New Delhi setup a consortia – based subscription to electronic resources for technical education system named as INDEST (Indian Digital Library in Engineering, Science and Technology) and receiving about 2000 on-line journals viz. IEL (IEEE/IEE Electronic Library, ASME, ASCE, Applied Science and Technology Plus (ASTP), ACM Digital Library, Springer Verlag Link, Nature, J- Gate, Indian Standards 18,000 in e-form from 2003 onwards. The Library has installed a Hard Disk cashing solution (500 GB) in the Digital Library to store massive data of archival information.

Other facilities[edit]

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

The institute has a bank situated beside the campus main gate, State Bank of Hyderabad. State Bank of Hyderabad has two ATMs - one located in the bank premises and the other near the Sports Stadium. Institute has one shopping centre which caters to the needs of the students and residents. The campus has a post office located near Viswesvraya Hall. The NITW campus comes under a separate postal zone and it is a postal delivery office. 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]

Academic Departments[edit]

Engineering departments[edit]

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Biotechnology

Science departments[edit]

  • Mathematics
  • Physics (Photonics and Electronics )
  • Chemistry


  • School of Management

Allied departments[edit]

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of Physical Education



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 Mains,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) and ICCR schemes.


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.

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.

  • Technozion
Laser Show, Technozion
Main article: Technozion

Technozion is a three day annual technical symposium organized by the student fraternity of National Institute of Technology, Warangal and is aimed at providing a platform for students across India to assemble, interact, and share knowledge in various fields of science and technology. Started in 2006, it has grown to become one of the major technical festivals of South India with a footfall of over 6000 students.

The name Technozion derives its meaning from two words, Techno for technology and Zion meaning the Promised Land. Technozion is a collection of events, initiatives, workshops, guest lectures and exhibitions.

  • SpringSpree
Allure, the annual Fashion Show
Main article: SpringSpree

Spree 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 various cultural performances. Cultural performances range from quiz events,treasure hunts to professional shows and many more.It also includes events related to business planning and stock marketing. It was established in 1978 and will be in its 28th edition very soon.

  • Coke Studio

Every year institute organizes Coke studio event.

  • Cura is fest organised by the School of Management-NIT Warangal. It provides a platform to exhibit and amplify the skills obtained theoretically. Talent is reviewed and evaluated by eminent professors who guide the students.

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

Student Clubs and Committees[edit]

  • Dance & Dramatic Club
  • Music Club
  • Literary & Debating Club
  • Quiz Club
  • Painting Club
  • Photographic Club
  • Science and Hobbies Club
  • Electronic Amateurs and HAM Club
  • Nature Club
  • Value Education Club
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship Club
  • Film Committee
  • The Institution of Engineers (India)NITW Students Chapter
  • ISTE Students Chapter
  • Youth Red Cross
  • Forum for International Students’ Affairs
  • Magazine Committee
  • Honey Bee NITW Student Chapter
  • LAN Radio Club


It is among the top NITs in the country and consistently ranks among the top 10 Engineering colleges in India. NITW was ranked #10 on the The Week Engineering Colleges Survey 2012. It was ranking #14 in the Mint Top 50 Engineering Colleges of 2009.


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. ^ Lakshya Foundation, NITW
  8. ^ CII, NITW
  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.

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