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National Institute of Technology, Warangal

Coordinates: 17°59′02″N 79°31′52″E / 17.984°N 79.531°E / 17.984; 79.531
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National Institute of Technology Warangal
జాతీయ సాంకేతిక విజ్ఞాన సంస్థ, వరంగల్లు
Other names
Former name
Regional Engineering College Warangal
Motto in English
One Who Work, Shall Succeed
Established1959; 65 years ago (1959)
EndowmentUS$30.21 Million[1]
DirectorBidyadhar Subudhi[2]
Academic staff
Location, ,

17°59′02″N 79°31′52″E / 17.984°N 79.531°E / 17.984; 79.531
Campus248 acres, Urban
NIT Warangal Entrance Gate

National Institute of Technology Warangal (NIT Warangal or NITW) is a public technical and research university located in Warangal, India. It is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. The foundation stone for this institute was laid by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on 1959, the first in the chain of 31 NITs (formerly known as RECs) in the country.[3] The institute was renamed as the National Institute of Technology, Warangal in 2002.[4]


The Regional Engineering College, Warangal was the first to be established (in 1959) among the chain of 15 Regional Engineering Colleges in the country.[5] The approval of the Government of India to establish one of the RECs meant for the southern region of Warangal was conveyed to the State Government through its letter no .F 11- 5/ 58- T. 5 dated 30 January 1959. The Government of Andhra Pradesh through G. O. Ms. No. 2440 (Education Department) dated 15 July 1959 constituted the first board of Governors of the Regional Engineering College, Warangal, appointing Dr. D.S. Reddy (then Vice-Chancellor of Osmania University) as the chairman. The foundation stone for the college was laid by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 10 October 1959 in Kazipet. The classes for the first batch of students in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering branches commenced on 12 September 1959 in temporary sheds erected in the Balasamudram area of Hanamkonda. Later temporary sheds were also erected in the Industrial Colony of Warangal for conducting lecture classes. Laboratory classes and workshop classes were conducted in the Government Polytechnic, Warangal in the initial stages. The conduction of classes on the premises of the permanent site in Kazipet commenced in January 1963.

The bachelor's programme in Chemical Engineering was initiated in 1964.[6] The following year saw the start of the Metallurgical Engineering programme. In 1971, the college started the undergraduate program in Electronics and Communication Engineering. BTech in Computer Science & Engineering was started in 1983 and MTech in Computer Science & Engineering in 1987.[7] In 2006, the institute started a bachelor's program in Biotechnology.[8]

In 1976, its affiliation was changed from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University to Kakatiya University, with which it remained affiliated until the institute was granted deemed university status in 2002.[9]

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.

In 2001, a centre of Software Technology Parks of India was opened in its campus.

In September 2002, the college was renamed as National Institute of Technology and was given deemed university status. NITW was given the status of Institute of National Importance (INI) on 15 August 2007.[9]


Dr VA Sastry Centre for Innovation and Incubation[edit]

Innovation & Incubation Center

NIT Warangal has a centre established with the objective of providing laboratory space for start-up industries. Future Now Innosoft (p) ltd and Sky e it solutions have started their activities in this centre. The Lakshya Foundation, an alumni-led organization, also has its office set up here.[10] M/s Infosys (p) ltd. funded a research project which is carried out in this centre by the faculty and students of NIT Warangal.[11] CUSMAT, A Virtual Reality-based startup also has emerged at the Centre for Innovation and Incubation, NIT Warangal.[12]

It also houses the Web and Software Development Cell (WSDC), a team of students which develop the institute website, semester registrations, online feedback, online attendance, online mess and hostel allotment (OMAHA) among many other things.[13]

Center For Innovation And Incubation[edit]

The Innovation Garage is a 24x7 student-run multidisciplinary workspace for innovation. This innovators space provides students access to the latest gadgets, tools and technology devices. It is a joint initiative of the institute and Lakshya Foundation.[14]

Other facilities[edit]

State Bank of India is situated beside the campus main gate and has two ATMs – one located in the bank premises and the other near the Sports Stadium. The 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 with equipment like an electronic BP apparatus with pulse reader, a mini lab, an electronic binocular microscope, and a sterilization oven.[15][16]



Bachelor of Technology admissions for Indian students are based on the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE – Main).[17] Foreign students are accepted through Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) and ICCR schemes.[17]

MTech students are admitted through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).[18] MCA students are admitted through the NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET).[19] Admissions to the MBA program is based on Common Admission Test (CAT) or Management Aptitude Test (MAT) scores, and short listed candidates undergo group discussion or a personal interview for the final selection.[18] MSc and MSc (Tech.) students are admitted through Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM).[20][21] Admissions in various MSc courses is also done on the basis of marks scored in JAM(Joint Admission test for MSc) through CCMN.[22]

NIT Warangal invites applications for PhD degree admissions in almost all departments twice every academic year, in July and December.[18]


University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2023)[23]53
Engineering – India
NIRF (2023)[24]21

NIT Warangal was ranked 21st among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2023[25] and 53rd overall.[26]

Student life[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.[27]

  • Technozion

Technozion is a three-day annual technical symposium organized by the student fraternity of the 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 a footfall of over 6000 students. It is a collection of events, initiatives, workshops, guest lectures, and exhibitions. Its name comes from "techno" for technology and "Zion" meaning the promised land.[28]

  • Springspree

Springspree is an annual cultural festival of the National Institute of Technology, Warangal. It is organized by the student fraternity of NIT Warangal. This cultural fest has a footfall of around 10,000 and participation of around 600 colleges. It started in 1978.[citation needed]

  • CURA

Cura is a momentous management event organised by the students of School of Management, NIT Warangal. Cura signifying "Thoughtfulness" is a platform that started to unleash the potential of the management aspirants all over India.

The aim of the event is to elucidate the major business activities through different events thus to elicit the diverse resp onses from the rapt and admiring students of management.Event is a beacon of light for all those who can balance and blend their skills with palatable and innovative ideas accompanied with verve.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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  5. ^ "Nehru's contribution to India's scientific growth". The Statesman. 14 November 2019.
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  8. ^ Department of Biotechnology. Nitw.ac.in. Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
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  18. ^ a b c "National Institute of Technology | Warangal". www.nitw.ac.in. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
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  20. ^ "NIMCET 2019". www.nimcet.in. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  21. ^ "National Institute of Technology, Warangal". josaa.nic.in. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  22. ^ "National Institute of Technology | Warangal". www.nitw.ac.in. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  23. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2023 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 5 June 2023.
  24. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2023 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 5 June 2023.
  25. ^ "MoE, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)". www.nirfindia.org. Retrieved 7 October 2023.
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