National Institute of Engineering

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National Institute of Engineering
Type Education Institution
Established 1946
Affiliation VTU
Principal G. Ravi
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 2100
Postgraduates 250
Location Mysore, Karnataka, India
Campus 11.85 acres (48,000 m2)

The National Institute of Engineering, popularly known as NIE, established in 1946, is the second oldest engineering college in Karnataka. It is in Mysore, India. NIE is an autonomous institution affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University. It was granted autonomy in 2007.[1]


The National Institute of Engineering (NIE) was started in 1946 with diploma programs in Civil Engineering in a room under a thatched roof in Lakshmipuram.[2] The first batch consisted of 86 students. Later, the classes were held in a shed in the nearby Sharada Vilas High School campus, in Mysore. S. Ramaswamy, D. V. Narasimha Rao and T. Ramarao ("Tunnel" Ramarao), the founders, established NIE by 1950 with its own class rooms and workshops on a 6-acre (24,000 m2) campus. NIE started AMIE courses in Civil Engineering for intermediate-passed students in 1948. The students were permitted to change over to the regular degree course leading to B.E. degree in Civil Engineering of the University of Mysore. Thus, NIE became the second engineering college in the state of Karnataka and the first in Mysore. The first batch of students in Civil Engineering graduated in 1953.

In 1956, NIE was recognised for development during the second and subsequent five-year plans by the state and the Union governments. In 1958-59, NIE got private-aided institution status under grant-in-aid code of the Karnataka government.

A Golden Jubilee Complex was completed in 1996 on a 6-acre (24,000 m2) plot opposite the main building in part of the golden jubilee celebrations. In 2004, the college received World Bank aid under the TEQIP project.[3] The funds obtained were used to strengthen the Centres of Excellence in the college and to set up new ones.

In 2007, NIE attained autonomy under Visvesvaraya Technological University. It was one of the few colleges in the state to be granted autonomy for all its courses. In 2011, NIE received further World Bank aid under the TEQIP-II. These funds were used to augment the postgraduate programs.

Location and campus[edit]

The institute is on Manandwadi Road, Mysore.

  • The NIE Administrative Block houses the administrative offices, libraries, a gymnasium, department offices, laboratories, bank, several centres of excellence and workshops.
  • The Golden Jubilee Block, operational since 2000, in a lush green campus, houses the Golden Jubilee Lecture Theatre Complex, a canteen and a playground area.
  • The Diamond Jubilee Sports Complex was set up in 2009. It contains a large, 1200-capacity arena which houses courts for badminton, table tennis and other indoor sports.

Academic programs[edit]

Courses offered:[4]

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Postgraduate programs[edit]

  • Hydraulics
  • Computer Applications in Industrial Drives
  • Power systems
  • Production Engineering Systems and Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Network Engineering
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Industrial Automation & Robotics

Doctoral and M.S.C programmes[edit]


  • NIE Centre for Nano-Technology
  • NIE Software Development and Solution Centre
  • NIE-EICHER Centre for Automobile Technology
  • Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)
  • Center for Materials Research (CMR)
  • NIE IEEE Student Branch (NISB)
  • NIE CNC Training Centre
  • Center for Energy Management and Test Systems for Electrical Apparatus
  • Center for Artificial Intelligence Application to Power Systems
  • Building Fire Research Center (BFRC)
  • Center for Research and Consultancy (CRC)
  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)
  • ONYX, the entrepreneurship cell of NIE
  • Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC)


College rankings
Engineering – India
Outlook India[5] 22

NIE was ranked 22 among engineering colleges in India by Outlook India in 2017.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "The Hindu: Karnataka/Bangalore News: 12 engineering colleges in State granted autonomy". The Hindu. 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  2. ^ "The National Institute of Engineering". NIE. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  3. ^ "The Hindu: Karnataka News: World Bank aid for 15 engineering colleges". The Hindu. 2004-10-17. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  4. ^ "NIE Mandatory Disclosures" (PDF). The National Institute of Engineering Mysuru. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Top 100 Engineering Colleges In 2017". Outlook India. 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 

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