With its vibrant campus culture, rich with opportunities to complement your academics, NIE is a hotspot of excitement that helps you develop the best version of yourself by choosing from and making the most of a delectable spread of extracurricular activities ranging from sports and culture, to hobby groups and more.


Located in the foothills of Chamundi Hills, surrounded by lush greenery, and steeped in rich history and culture – the city of Mysuru is the perfect place to be in. Ranked the cleanest medium-sized city (under the Swachh Bharat rankings by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in 2018), with all the conveniences of city life, yet away from its disadvantages such as pollution and traffic, Mysuru is the perfect setting for a for a balanced and quality life.

Mysuru Palace (one of the largest in the country), Brindavan Gardens (adjacent to the famous Krishnaraja Sagar Dam), St. Philomena’s Cathedral (one of the tallest churches in Asia) – the city is a tourist’s paradise filled with monuments, gardens, and museums that will dazzle you. Mysuru is a potpourri of culture, traditions and festivals, with the city being home to people from across the country. It’s a joy to be here during the Dasara festival when the whole city lights up for a 10-day celebration that includes cultural, sports, and wrestling programmes, poetry meets, food festivals, themed exhibitions and more.

Set in the heart of the city, with easy access to bus stops and railway station, NIE has all the amenities located in and around the campus. With a thriving student community from across the country, the college has a multicultural ecosystem that makes every student who walks in, feel welcome.

campus stories

Getting a hands-on industry experience

Recently, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) visited the campus to bridge the gap between industry standards and the institutions’ curriculum by giving an opportunity to the students to gain practical experience by working on one of their projects. The event was initiated by an alumnus and facilitated by one of the faculty members, Shashank S. He always helps students and constantly gives them support beyond the curriculum. He actively seeks platforms where the students can showcase their talent.

The selection process comprised of an aptitude and coding test, which students from CSE and ISE branches were allowed to take if they were eligible. The platform that the test was organized on was Ebox (Amphisoft), the same platform that the institute trains you in during computer science lab. This was advantageous to the students as they had already worked with the platform and had the experience of online submissions and judges. The examination tests the students’ problem-solving abilities and proficiency in C language.

The project-a-thon is aimed at providing the students with an opportunity to gain industry exposure at a very early stage in their career. There was a myriad of interesting topics that the selected students of the project-a-thon were given including but not limited to Linux Security, Container Security, and Penetration Methodology. The aforementioned alumnus, whose brainchild is the project-a-thon, and another senior HPE official regularly visited the campus to guide the students, assign them tasks, and give them valuable tips from their experience.

The students shared the opinion that the event helped them gain valuable insights as to how the industry works, and how to apply their existing theoretical fundamentals to solve real-world problems. Further, when they encountered any hurdles, they were guided, not spoon-fed the approach they must follow in order to overcome the problem at hand. This also boosted their morale.

Sudarshan R Kulkarni, 3rd Year, CSE Department

The tabla maestro

I am a tabla player, and at NIE, I was able to pursue my passion for drums and beats. My unique fusion of beatboxing, drums, and tabla was a signature event which the crowd with over 3000 people received with great enthusiasm. I have also performed at Sangeeth Shatranj, the annual State-level music contest, where I won the 1st prize in instrument category. I’m thankful to NIE for nurturing my dreams and helping me keep my passion alive.

Vijit Vasudev, 6th Semester, ME Department

NIE’s own fashionista

I have been active participant of the college fashion show for the past 3 years. It has been a great experience and gave me the confidence, style, oomph and recognition which has put me in the spotlight.

Moulya P, 8th Semester, ISE Department

Discovering hidden talents

While there are numerous engineering colleges in Mysuru, NIE has been that one college that encourages its students to participate in the cultural activities that happen around the year. Our annual college fest, TechNIEks, provides the perfect opportunity for all to showcase their talents. Personally, TechNIEks has helped me discover the MC (Master of Ceremony) hidden in me, one who can fearlessly handle a huge crowd. Apart from that, I also host all the departmental activities that take place round the year. Thanks to NIE, I know that I’m not only technically sound, but also culturally proficient and can face any challenge in life.

Kushal S, 6th Semester, CSE Department

Learning life skills

In association with the college annual fest, we organize a marathon and cyclothon through the landmark spots in Mysuru to support a charitable cause. We donate a part of the amount raised to the respective charitable trust. This is a small initiative from our part to give back to society.

Abhijith Boosa, 8th Semester, ME Department

Keeping up the tradition

I didn’t stumble upon NIE, I chose this college because of my family members who studied here and went on to become extremely successful in their careers and lives. My perception towards academics shifted on the orientation day after pondering over the clever question asked by the Principal– ‘Is Engineering a Noun or a Verb?’.

One of my favourite places in the college is the NIE library, which I have always loved for its positive vibe. This is my go-to place when in need of any information and for those long study hours with friends.

My batch mates are fascinating, talented and social people, who are incredibly helpful and supportive. With students from across the country, my class is a melting pot of different languages, culture, and thoughts. I will always cherish the invigorating conversations with my batch mates about academics, law, sciences, and politics. Inspired by them, I also began coding in my second year.

NIE has changed me a lot. I’m a better student and a person now, thanks to the experiences I gained here.

Sana Habeeb, 6th Semester, CSE Department

Where culture and excellence meet

NIE has always believed in balancing both excellence in academics and fine arts to facilitate holistic growth. In line with this, the NIE Student’s Association organized various activities including debate competitions – debate contest based on the life of Vivekananda, Federal Bank’s Speak for India intercollegiate debate, and debate on corruption coinciding with the start of the Central Vigilance Week organized by the Government of India. In addition to these activities, TechNIEks, a cultural extravaganza is organized by the college every year. Students are handpicked to the cultural core committee after testing their knowledge and passion for work.

Overall, we believe in the adage that college life is only meaningful when you live new experiences. At NIE, you will get just that and more.

Shiva Shankar Iyer – 6th Semester, IPE Department

Champions all the way

Deloitte has been organizing Collegiate Cyber Threat Competition (CCTC) for the past eight years to find the best individuals in the security domain from prestigious colleges across the country. This year students from over 52 campuses participated.

The competition comprised of three online preliminary knockout rounds and one grand finale held at Deloitte University, Hyderabad.

The Aptitude Round included questions frequently asked by companies such as problems from quant, reasoning and verbal.

Cyber Blitz was the technical round and consisted of 90 MCQ-based questions which required in-depth knowledge in fields such as Python, Networking, Ethical Hacking, IOT, Cloud Computing, and Blockchain. NIE curriculum came in handy when solving problems related to Python, Networking, and IOT.

Capture the Flag (CTF) round had cyber security games which tested the practical knowledge in various domains such as cryptography, reverse engineering, web application security, and forensics. The entire round was for eight days and 10 new questions were given daily. We managed to capture around 45 flags out of 80. On completion of this round, we were among the top 15 teams selected for the final round at Hyderabad.

The Final Round had three challenges set in the course of two days. In the first round, we were given Linux and Windows machines through which we had to gain access to the system, escalate the privilege and finally gain the root access. The second challenge was a continuation of the previous phase, where we had to find the malware installed in the system, reverse engineer it and find how it works, while simultaneously combatting the malware used to shut down our systems at random intervals. Reverse engineering using tools such as IDA Pro and OllyDbg was instrumental in cracking this round. The third challenge was in a role-playing format where a company system was hacked and we had to contain the breach, mitigate our losses and retain customer trust.

We won the 2nd position with a cash prize of INR 1 lakh. It was truly an experience to be cherished for a long time.

Team Daemon Hunters:  Vishruth M, Karen Jane, Anirudha Beedikar


Every move leads to a prosperous future

At the age of four, I was introduced to Chess by my parents. They would casually play Chess with me and my brother, and I quickly developed a passion for this game of strategy. When we showed an aptitude for the game, my parents invited the Chess player, Jay Prakash to coach us.

All through my childhood, my parents travelled the country, competing in Chess tournaments, sometimes on a weekly basis. Seeing this only served to feed my passion for the game. Without the encouragement of my parents and my teachers at NIE, I would not be where I am today.

Tulsi M

Saddling up for the winner’s circle

Ever since childhood, I have grown up around horses. My father before me was an equestrian himself and he encouraged me to take up the sport for my physical fitness. Gradually, I became more interested in the sport and once I graduated high school, I took a more serious interest in it by learning advanced skills to take me to ever greater heights.

My teachers at NIE have been very supportive of my passion for this sport. They help me with extra classes to make up for those that I miss due to the competitions that I attend regularly, both in India and abroad. They have even sponsored me on a few occasions at my request. I am very grateful to the staff and management at NIE for supporting me in my career as an engineer and my passion as an equestrian.

Arun Maribasetti


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NIE believes in creating a generation of students who are not only academically brilliant but also talented in subjects outside of the classroom. Theatre workshops, State-level debate competitions, inter-collegiate cultural festival, talks and seminars, quiz competitions – students at NIE are given the opportunity to participate in various cultural activities based on their interests. All the activities planned in the college are designed carefully to give the students exposure to different worldviews on current issues and trends, debate competitions tackling subjects of social relevance, discussions on topics such as philosophy, science and technology, and music competitions. In the past, student groups have raised awareness on issues of national importance such as the story of Malala Yousafzai about whom they produced a play and the Pulwama attacks for which they organised a run.

A month-long theatre workshop from Rangayana was held at NIE from 3rd Nov 2018 to 10th Oct 2018 under the guidance of eminent theatre personality, Rangakarmi Sri. Mime Ramesh. He mentored the students and directed ‘Malaala Alla’, a play on social activist Malala Yousafzai and the subject of child and women welfare. The play was showcased at Rangayana’s B V Karanth Rangotsava and Dasara Rangotsava 2018 and was a great learning experience for the students to learn the art of theatre and culture.

Out of more than 50 colleges across Karnataka, NIE was among the 9 colleges selected by Rangayana, a Govt. of Karnataka initiative to nurture and train the youth in theatre and showcase their play at Dasara and B. V. Karanth Rangotsav 2019. It was an intense month-long training session with Kannada script reading, dialogue practice, and acting classes.

The show was held at Bhoomi Geetha, Rangayana on 12th Oct 2018 to a packed audience of over 800 and received great response from the press, media, and audience. The play was also requested to be staged in 13 districts across Karnataka by the Women and Child Welfare Dept, Kannada Samskruthi Ilakhe. The students also had the opportunity to stage the play for the 2nd time at VTU Youth Fest held at Bhalki, Bidar during December 2018.


Encouraging all-round student development, NIE offers varied opportunities for sports and fitness. The college has ell-equipped indoor and outdoor facilities to help students with their athletic development and sports activities. From football, basketball, archery, and yoga to taekwondo, NIE offers a wide spectrum of activities for students to participate in. NIE has groomed champions such as Dr. Prasanna who made India proud as a member of the Indian spin quartet that took the Indian cricket team to glorious heights in the 1970s. Besides these, there are various student clubs which organize and conduct in-campus events as well as inter-collegiate sports meets.


NIE has always fostered an environment of innovation and creativity. Working in partnership with industry professionals, NIE provides students learning experiences to help prepare them for a bright future in the industry. The college has established various Centres of Excellence (CoEs) to give students the opportunity to conduct research and experiments in their area of specialty. The CoEs over the years have been instrumental in developing various innovative projesscts such as a bios gas plant for Mysuru Zoo, kitchen waste biogas plant at the NIE Boy’s hostel, rainwater harvesting at Mysuru Palace and more. Some of the other noteworthy student projects include a mobile planetarium, a dog wheelchair, and a prototype of a low-cost paddy transplanter.


At NIE, we encourage students to come together and work towards a common goal, setting aside their personal ambitions to serve for the common good. The various student clubs in the University put their manpower and technology to use to develop projects that find creative and sustainable solutions that benefit the community. Tree planting drives, blood donation camps, marathon in support of the victims of the Pulwama attacks, cyclathons in support of children with special needs – these annual initiatives are designed to help make a meaningful difference to the underserved.

Like every year the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Bangalore Section had organised an Annual General Meet (AGM) on 6th January 2019 at Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore.

As a part of AGM, every year there are many honours and awards bestowed on the various student branches, built upon their achievements in the years. In this regard, this time, the NIE IEEE Student Branch (NISB), IEEE Student Branch of The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru, under Bangalore Section amongst 23 other colleges was accorded with the "Outstanding Largest Student Branch award", by Mr. Keshav Bapat, Chairperson, Mr. Puneet Kumar Mishra, Chairperson Awards Committee Mr. Sudheendra Kaushik, previous Chairperson, IEEE B'lore Section for the year 2018, with maximum nominations. Presently, NISB has a numbering of 316 members with a constant goal to advance in the field of technology, for a better society.


For the young men and women who reside at NIE hostel, it’s the camaraderie, the facilities and the support system that makes the hostel a place to call home.

NIE places importance on study and safety. Continuous vigilance monitoring, biometric attendance, maintenance of in and out registers – the hostels have stringent rules and regulations in place to ensure the safety of students within campus.

“The home, away from home” keeping this concept in mind, the hostel was designed to support all the essentials. The NIE boys' hostel which is situated behind the administration block provides all the modern amenities to students for a comfortable stay at the campus. Renovated in August 2018, the hostel has a total area of 72,920 sq.ft with four floors and the capacity to accommodate 486 students.

From an open-air amphitheater for cultural events and celebrations, a fully-equipped gym facility, WiFi access, a common lobby where students can read newspapers and magazines, separate room for watching TV, washing machines on each floor, and hot water geysers with 24 hours water supply.

The hostel kitchen is well-stocked and has a multi-cuisine option with a different menu each day. On alternate days, snacks and fruits are available. The college has a strict dress code and anti-ragging policy and does not tolerate any action that endangers the well-being of students. In line with this, an anti-ragging squad comprising faculty members from across departments was formed to ensuring student safety and zero ragging activities within the hostel.

Situated within the lush green NIE campus(golden jubliee block), with a view of the scenic Chamundi hills, Yeshvika and Yuvika are the hostel facilities provided for girls. Established in 1984 and 2014 respectively, the hostels are well equipped to accommodate over 310 students - Yuvika has a capacity for 259 and Yeshvika for 52 girls.


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