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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NIT) - WARANGAL  
 

The National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NITW), started off as the Regional Engineering College, Warangal (RECW), established in 1959, by the then Honorable Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru laying the foundation stone. It was the first of 17 such Regional Engineering Colleges to be set up across the length and breadth of India.

 

Location

NIT Warangal previously known as REC Warangal is located in the southern town of Warangal in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Institute is located on both sides of the National Highway No. 202 (Hyderabad - Warangal - Venkatpuram), in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Institute is in close proximity of Kazipet (2 km) a major railway junction and also Warangal railway station. the nearest airport is in Hyderabad 160 km. The state road transport APSRTC buses ply at regular intervals, of 5-10 minutes, between Hanamkonda and various Hyderabad bus stands.

 

Growth

In 1959 the institute started with civil, electrical and mechanical engineering departments.A Bachelors program in Chemical Engineering was started in 1964. The following year saw the start of Metallurgical engineering program. In 1971, the college started the undergraduate program in Electronics and Communication engineering. In 1976, its affiliation was changed from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University to Kakatiya University, with which it remained affiliated, until the institute was granted a deemed university status in 2002.

In 1994, the institute was selected by Overseas Development Administration (ODA) of Great Britain 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. The next year, a center of Software Technology Parks of India was opened in its campus(it is currently dysfunctional). In September 2002, the college was renamed as National Institute of technology and was given a deemed university status.Recently,in 2006,the institute started a Bachelors program in Biotechnology. It has been given the status of Institute of National Importance (INI) bringing it at par with IITs,IISc and ISI on 15 august 2007.

 

Subjects offered

NIT Warangal offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Biotechnology, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical, and Metallurgical & Material Science Engineering. In addition to engineering programs, post graduate programs are also offered in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Computer Science and Engineering department offers Master of Computer Applications and two M.tech programs CSE and Information security.

Electronics and Communications Engineering department offers 2 years post-graduate (M.Tech.) programs in [Electronics Instrumentation] and VLSI System design. In VLSI Systems design, it is a special manpower development center setup by Department of Electronics (DoE), Government of India. Electrical Engineering department offers postgraduate programs in Power Systems and Electrical Machines & Industrial Drives. The Civil engineering departments offers five masters level programs. The specializations offered are Engineering Structures, Water resources Engg., Transportation Engg., Geotechnical Engg., & Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems. The PG programs of mechanical engineering department offer specialization in Thermal Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Computer integrated Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Processes. The masters program of Metallurgical engineering department is in the fields of Industrial Metallurgy.

In the science faculties, M.Sc.(Tech.) in Engineering Physics with specialization in Photonics, Electronics & Instrumentation is offered by Physics. Chemistry department offers masters program in Industrial Chemistry with specialization in 'Dyes, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals and Pesticides' or Modern Methods of Chemical Analysis. The masters courses of Mathematics departments are in the fields of Applied Mathematics and 'Mathematics and Scientific computing'.

 

Student Intake

NIT Warangal, like other NITs of India, receives students through an all India level entrance examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education All India Engineering Entrance Examination popularly known as AIEEE), for its undergraduate program. The postgraduate program students are selected through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). In addition, there are separate entrance tests of MBA, MCA and other M.Sc. programs.For doing MBA in this college minimum requirement is engineering with first class.Half of its students are from the home state of Andhra Pradesh, where the other half from other states of India and several foreign countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malaysia, Tanzania, Mauritius, South Africa, Palestine, Iran, etc. Warangal being the first NIT (Previously REC) established in 1959, has a huge network of Alumni all over the world. Regular Alumni events are organized in India, USA and few other places annually. The USA Chapter of Alumni network is called "National Institute of Technology Warangal Americas Alumni Chapter"

The Silver Jubilee Memorial Reunion was started a few batches ago, and in 2007 the graduating batch ofgust, 2007. With the assistance of batchmates, alumni, straight Internet search and other techniques, from the batch of 248, 224 were located, and more than 175 alumni, some with family and children will congregate for the largest ever SJM Reunion till date. It has been declared an institute of national importance.Its academic environment is one of the best in the country.

 

Festivities

NIT Warangal holds many technical and cultural events throughout the year. Major annual events include Technozion (technical fest) and Springspree(cultural fest). Students from all major colleges in India present their creative, artistic talents in these events.

The TECHNOZION-2008 has been conducted during Jan25-Jan27.There was potpourri of events which were held by the various departments.Adding color to the festival was the interaction with Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam on the 26th of January in the college auditorium.(The speech has been uploaded on the college website www.nitw.ac.in).

Up next,is TECHNOZION-2009(shifted to odd semester) to be held from October 17-19. For further details log on to www.nitw.ac.in.

 

Accommodation

NIT Warangal is fully residential institute with 14 boys hostel and 2 girls hostels with a capacity of more than 3100 students.

Apart from that the institute has Kalam International Hall which accommodates a guest house and a visitors block, having around 60 non-AC rooms.

There are in all 6 messes which serve the hostels, 5 attached to boys hostel and one to the ladies hostel. 3 messes serve non-veg while two messes serve veg food.

Institute Trivia

Among its alumni, NIT Warangal counts Mr. Rao Remala, the first Indian employee of Microsoft.

Three of alumni currently serve as Members of Parliament ( as of 2007 ), and one as Minister in Andhra Pradesh.

In 2005 DataQuest ranked NIT Warangal as the 7th best engineering college in India.

 

links

NIT Warangal's Official Website
http://www.nitw.ac.in/

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