Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology

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Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
Other names
National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
Former names
Maulana Azad College of Technology; Regional Engineering College, Bhopal
Motto in English
Vidya Param Bhushanam
Type Public
Established 1960 (1960)
Endowment MHRD
Chairperson Geetha Bali[1]
Director Narendra Singh Raghuvanshi [2]
Academic staff
Students 5014[4]
Undergraduates 4017[4]
Postgraduates 917[4]
Location Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°12′56″N 77°24′29.86″E / 23.21556°N 77.4082944°E / 23.21556; 77.4082944
Campus Urban, spread over 650 acres (2.6 km2)
Language English

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT Bhopal), also known as National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (NIT Bhopal, NIT-B), formerly Maulana Azad College of Technology (MACT) and Regional Engineering College Bhopal, is an Institute of National Importance under the NIT Act 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 is one of the oldest college of Madhya Pradesh.

It 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.[5] At the same year the institute shifted to its current campus, which was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.[6]


The institute's campus is 650 acres (2.6 km2).[7] There are ten hostels in campus, nine for boys and one for girls.[8] Also there is a separate teaching block known as new teaching block, for civil, chemical and material science and metallurgical engineering departments. It also has a shopping complex.


All course work and examinations for all majors and subjects are conducted with English language as the mode of instruction. Undergraduate courses are given in all engineering fields. Postgraduate 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 JEE-MAIN (joint entrance examination formerly known as AIEEE) Admission 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 — JEE Main. (Before JEE Main, admission was through AIEEE.) The admission for NRI and foreign students is through the DASA scheme (Direct Admission for Students Abroad).

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:[9]

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Agrotechnology
  • Bio-Informatics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Architecture and Planning
  • 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)


University rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[10] 55

MANIT is ranked 55 among engineering colleges of India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.[10]

Student life[edit]

Student life revolves around the campus and hostels. For boys there are seven hostels, while girls reside in a single hostel with (A-F blocks each block with 70-90 rooms).

There are a number organizations for student interests including a SPIC MACAY cell, Rotaract Club and more.

MANIT also hosts national-level festivals and meets, including

  • Technosearch, annual national level technical festival
  • Maffick, annual cultural festival
  • Tooryanaad, annual Hindi literary and cultural fest, organised by Rajbhasha Karyanvayan Samiti
  • Noesis, annual workshop series organised by VISION:The technical Society of MANIT
  • CHIMERA, annual students' conclave organised by ISTE Students' Chapter MANIT
  • Ripple, a literary event
  • CHEMICARNIVAL, annual chemical engineering festival
  • InterNIT Robotics Championship, annual festival for displaying robots made by the students, PAN NIT
  • SportsMania, annual sports meet
  • Codathon, annual national level programming test
  • TATVABODH, annual materials science and metallurgical engineering festival
  • Vyakhyan, annual guest lecture series by alumni of the institution
  • SCCECS, annual guest lecture series organised by IEEE MANIT Chapter

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chairperson :MANIT". MANIT. Retrieved 2017-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Administration :MANIT". MANIT. Retrieved 2017-10-06. 
  3. ^ "NIRF Data 17 :MANIT" (PDF). NIRF. Retrieved 2017-09-17. 
  4. ^ a b c d "NIRF Data 17 :MANIT" (PDF). NIRF. Retrieved 2017-09-17. 
  5. ^ "History of MANIT". 
  6. ^ The wording on inauguration stone inside the current campus say that the campus was inaugurated by Nehru in 1962.
  7. ^ "Campus". Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Hostels". Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Departments". 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018. 
  11. ^ "Chhatisgarh contenders". Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Rambabu Kodali Profile". Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  13. ^ "Alphabetical List Of Former Members Of Rajya Sabha Since 1952". Rajya Sabha. Retrieved 15 March 2018.  Search for "Pachouri" and click Biodata/Educational Qualification.

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