National Institute of Technology, Raipur

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National Institute of Technology Raipur
Former names
Government College of Mining & Metallurgy, Government College of Engineering and Technology
Type Public
Established 1956 (1956)
Director A.M. Rawani
Location Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Campus Urban

National Institute of Technology, Raipur (NIT Raipur) is a technical institution funded by the Government of India located in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. Founded in 1956 as Government College of Mining & Metallurgy with two engineering disciplines, mining and metallurgy, the institute is one of the oldest of its kind in India. Currently it is one of the National Institutes of Technology, which have been accorded Institute of National Importance status by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007.

The institute offers B.Tech. and B.Arch. and two postgraduate programmes M.Tech. and M.C.A. in various disciplines.


The first President of India, Rajendra Prasad laid the foundation stone of the college building on 14 September 1956. Construction was completed in 1962 and the college was inaugurated on 14 March 1963 by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Until as late as 1956, there were only three technical institutes in the country devoted to mining and metallurgical engineering. In view of this fact and also with the aim of harnessing the ample mineral resources in the region, the institute was set up on 1 May 1956 as Government College of Mining and Metallurgy. The first session of the college commenced on 1 July 1956 with the admission of 15 students each in mining and metallurgical engineering.

In 1958-59 with the commencement of additional courses in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, the college came to be known as Government College of Engineering and Technology. Later graduate courses in chemical engineering (1965), architecture (1984), electronics (1985), information technology, computer science and technology (2000), biotechnology and biomedical engineering (2003) were started. It was declared a National Institute of Technology (NIT) by the Government of India on 1 December 2005 and then declared an Institute of National Importance with the passing of the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007, in May 2007.


The main authorities of the institute are the Board of Governors and the Senate. The Board of Governors are responsible for the overall superintendence, direction and control of the institute's affairs. The Senate, headed by the Director, is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the institute, framing the curriculum and conducting the examinations.[1]



The institute currently houses the following departments:[2]

  • Applied Geology
  • Architecture
  • Bio Medical Engineering
  • Bio Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Telecom. Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Master In Computer Application
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Workshop

Student halls of residence[edit]

There are separate hostel facilities for boys and girls: six for boys and two for girls. Each hostel has its own mess. Dinner is not provided on Sunday only in the boys hostel.There are two hostel for girls, each having a capacity of 150 and 250. Admission to the hostel depends upon the jee main rank and the distance of their native place from the institute. Hostel H (boys) is the largest hostel of central India.



  1. ^ National Institute of Technology Raipur. Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
  2. ^ "::: National Institute of Technology Raipur :::". Retrieved 27 October 2017.  Click on "Department".

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Coordinates: 21°14′58″N 81°36′18″E / 21.2494°N 81.6049°E / 21.2494; 81.6049