National Institute of Engineering

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The National Institute of Engineering
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PrincipalN V Raghavendra
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The National Institute of Engineering (NIE) is a private engineering college located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. It was established in 1946 and granted autonomy in 2007 from Visvesvaraya Technological University.


NIE was started in 1946 with diploma programs in Civil Engineering in a room under a thatched roof in Lakshmipuram.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] In 2011, NIE received further World Bank aid under the TEQIP-II. These funds were used to augment the postgraduate programs.

In March 2019,[4] the government of Karnataka approved a private university status for NIE society through notification of The NIE University Act 2019,[5] and it is set to start NIE University. D.A. Prasanna was designated the founder chancellor.[4]

Location and campus[edit]

Diamond Jubilee Sports Complex, and the sports ground

The institute is presently located on Mananthavady Road , Mysore Spread across 25 acres. 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 including basketball.

A new campus is planned to be built on a 50-acre land granted by Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) beyond Mysore Airport at Mandakalli, near Kadakola and a Master Plan has been developed to have a swanky campus. Initial infrastructure will be built at a cost of Rs. 45 crore and the entire campus will be built at an estimated cost of Rs. 175 crore. New Campus is expected to be ready by 2022.[6]


University rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[7]175
Outlook India (2019)[8]28
The Week (2019)[9]49

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked NIE 175 among engineering colleges in India in 2020.[7] NIE was ranked 28 in Outlook India's "India's Top 150 Engineering Colleges in 2019"[8] and 49 in The Week-Hansa Research's "Best Colleges Survey 2019: Top Engineering Colleges - All India".[9]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "The National Institute of Engineering". NIE. Archived from the original on 12 June 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2009.
  2. ^ "World Bank aid for 15 engineering colleges". The Hindu. 17 October 2004. Archived from the original on 15 May 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2009.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "12 engineering colleges in State granted autonomy". The Hindu. 12 June 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b "University status for National Institute of Engineering approved". The Hindu. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  5. ^ "The NIE University Act 2019" (PDF). Karnataka Gazette. Government of Karnataka. 2 March 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  6. ^ "NIEU new Campus Walkthrough". NIE University. YouTube. 8 August 2019. Archived from the original on 12 December 2021.
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  8. ^ a b "India's Top 150 Engineering Colleges In 2019". Outlook India. 6 June 2019.
  9. ^ a b Pushkarna, Vijaya (8 June 2019). "Best colleges: THE WEEK-Hansa Research Survey 2019". The Week.

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