The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), established in the year 1946, today stands 196th   place among top engineering colleges in the country that include IITs and NITs as per National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF-2021) announced by Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD). It is ranked 13 among India’s top Engineering Colleges, as per survey conducted by India Today (July 2021). NIE is managed by a registered society and nine out of ten current directors are distinguished alumni of the institute.

NIE is a grant-in-aid institution and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. NIE got autonomous status from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi in 2007.  It has been accredited by NAAC. Four Undergraduate Programmes – Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Industrial & Production Engineering and one PG Programme – Structural Engineering have been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi, under Tier-I.  It is one of the 14 colleges in Karnataka that has been recognized under MHRD-World Bank sponsored Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) in all the three phases. All the Departments of NIE are recognized as Research Centre under VTU and AICTE for QIP.  Currently, NIE offers 7 UG and 12 PG Programmes.  Faculty has been the main strength of NIE.  They impart their vast knowledge to the students by using conventional methods of teaching-learning process as well as contemporary ones.

To enrich research and consultancy activities, 14 Centres of Excellence have been set up in collaboration with Industries and Alumni.  These Centres provide opportunities for students to fine tune their skills to the expectation of industries and offer consultancy services.  Many funded research projects of Central and State Governments, VTU and overseas universities are presently being carried out at NIE.  Three patents have been granted to NIE recently.

The campus life at NIE is complemented by quality housing for boys and girls.  The sports and cultural activities at NIE have been a high point of campus life, NIE thus provides the right ambience for all round development of the students coupled with Academic rigor.

Vision & Mission


NIE will be a globally acknowledged institution providing value based technical scientific  education through  best-in-class talent.


  • To impart state-of-the-art engineering education through strong theoretical foundation and practical training to students in their choice of specialization.
  • To create new knowledge through innovation and cutting-edge research in science and engineering.
  • To provide a platform for inclusiveness and collaboration by following ethical and responsible engineering practices for long-term interaction with academia and industry
  • To encourage entrepreneurship and to develop sustainable technologies for the benefit of global society




NIE started by a 'three-man army' of retired engineers, in a hut in the premises of a high school.


UoM (University of Mysore) Affiliation


AICTE approval


VTU Affiliation


Grant of Autonomy by VTU


Accreditation by NAAC


Sir M. Visweshwaraya, Pride of India

Sir Mokshagundam Visweswaraya


Across departments, NIE is in tune with the global standard of excellence in their disciplines. See what makes NIE one of the best engineering colleges in India, and a great place to secure a brighter future.

Founded in 1946, with a renowned community of alumni, NIE is recognised for its excellent faculty with supporting resources and infrastructure.

Over the past years, NIE has been consistently ranked in the top 100 by various Government and private surveys


NIE has 16 dedicated laboratory spaces for the improvement and enrichment of engineering knowledge. learn more 

The faculty at NIE includes a large percentage of PhD holders who foster learning through research and discovery.


Leaders at our Institute


NIE’s governance covers various aspects from a Board of Directors to Governing and Academic Councils as well as the Governance framework that includes proceedings of the Academic Council, Rules of NIE and Memorandum & Byelaws.

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NIE has long been at the forefront of innovative education in India. Focused on the all-round development of students, NIE and our campus hold plenty to discover for everyone.

Beyond the classroom

For learning and development beyond academics, NIE offers activities for everyone. And with active sports, culture and hobby student groups, you can find a group that fits your interests perfectly.
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With departments, several centers and institutes and dozens of labs, the school focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to research, teaching and problem solving.
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NIE is known for its academic prowess and world-renowned research. Explore how you can pursue your passion and enrol at NIE.
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