NIT Warangal – All You Need To Know

The National Institute of Technology, Warangal – NIT Warangal – formerly known as Regional Engineering College is a premier engineering and research institution located in Warangal, India. It is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. Foundation stone for this institute was laid by then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru on October 10, 1959. The institute was renamed as the National Institute of Technology, Warangal in September 2002.

The Regional Engineering College, Warangal was the first to be established (in 1959) among the chain of 15 Regional Engineering Colleges in the country. The classes for the first batch of students in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering branches commenced on 12 September 1959. The Bachelor’s program in Chemical Engineering was initiated 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. B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering was started in 1983 and M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering in 1987. In 2006, the institute started a Bachelors program in Biotechnology.

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. The mission of NIT Warangal is to impart total quality education to develop innovative, entrepreneurial and ethical future professionals fit for the globally competitive environment. It visions towards a Global Knowledge Hub, striving continuously in pursuit of excellence in Education, Research, Entrepreneurship and Technological services to the society.

In September 2002, the college was renamed as National Institute of Technology and was given a deemed university status. NITW was given the status of Institute of National Importance (INI) on 15 August 2007. The World Bank Assistance under TEQIP has been a timely help in overall development of the institute. In November 2012, NIT Warangal entered MOUs with 12 European Higher education institutes.


The 256 acres of land is divided by the NH 202 highway into staff quarters, CCE and the main campus. The main entrance of the campus depicts the traditional elegance of Kakatiya Thoranam. The main entrance of the campus is inscribed with the Sanskrit/Telugu words “कर्मदैव हि संसिद्धि”, meaning that the one who works shall succeed.

NIT Warangal is a self-contained residential campus located in a beautiful wooded land. The Institute is well known for its dedicated faculty, staff and the state-of-the-art infrastructure conducive to a healthy academic environment. The Institute is constantly striving to achieve higher levels of technical excellence. The college is especially known for its hi-tech infrastructure.

The institute has State Bank of Hyderabad situated beside the campus main gate. The bank has two ATMs – one located in the bank premises and the other near the Sports Stadium. Institute has one shopping center 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.


  • NIT Warangal has an Innovation and Incubation Centre established with the objective of providing laboratory space for start-up industries. Two startup industries namely Future Now Innosoft Pvt. Ltd. and Sky e it solutions have started their activities in this center. The Lakshya Foundation, an alumni-led organization also has its office set up here. Besides these, M/s Infosys Pvt. Ltd. funded a research project, which is carried out in this center by the faculty and students of NIT Warangal. It also houses 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.
  • The institute has recently set up an Innovation Garage, a 24×7 student-run multidisciplinary workspace for innovation. This laboratory provides students, access to latest gadgets, tools, and technology devices. It is a joint initiative of the institute & Lakshya Foundation.
  • The International meets, conferences and student activities are held in Abdul KalamHall, New Seminar Hall, New Conference Hall and the Auditorium.
  • The central Library is housed in an area of 4000 Sq. meters and has around 1,57,596 books, technical pamphlets, standards, video cassettes etc. The library receives 215 Journals (125-Indian, 90-Foreign) and 2000 online journals and also has a virtual library.


NIT Warangal has a highly dedicated faculty and staff which thrive to achieve constant level of excellence in terms of education and knowledge empowerment. The institute is well-known for its Research and Development, Industrial consultancy, Continuing education and Training programs for teachers and industrial personnel. It has about 200 teaching faculty & 360 supporting staff and 3400 students. The institute deals with internationally acceptable syllabus, effective & innovative learning methodology.


The institute offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Ph.D. programs. It has 13 academic departments and few advanced research centers in various disciples of engineering, science, management. Some of them are –

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Bio-Technology


NIT Warangal offers the following B.Tech courses –

  • Bio-Technology Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

NIT Warangal offers the following M.Tech courses –

  • Automobile Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Construction Technology
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Machine Design
  • Manufacturing Technology

NIT Warangal offers a 2-year course in Master of Business Administration.

NIT Warangal offers the following M.Sc courses –

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mathematics and Computing

NIT Warangal offers a 3-year course in Master of Computer Applications.

NIT Warangal offers the following Ph.D. courses –

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


In order to get into NIT, one must take the JEE (MAIN) exam and secure at least 75% marks (65% for SC/ST) in Class 12th exam or be in the top 20 percentile in Class 12th exam conducted by the respective board. Admissions are on the basis of rank in JEE (Main).

The Bachelor of Technology admissions for Indian students was based on the JEE – Main (Joint Entrance Examination). The exam consists of three sections on Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. However, since the year 2013, admissions are done through the JEE Mains, and ranks are given after considering 60% of the marks scored in the test, and 40% in the class 12 Board examinations. The B.Tech admissions for foreign students are done through Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) and ICCR schemes.

M.Tech students are admitted to the program through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science. MCA students are admitted through NIMCET. The admissions to the MBA program in the institute are based on the CAT/MAT result. The shortlisted candidates will have to undergo Group Discussion / Personal Interview for the final selection. For MSc, the students are admitted through NITWET.

NIT Warangal invites applications for Ph.D. degree admissions in almost all departments, twice every academic year in July and December.


The cut-off at NIT Warangal for the year 2016 is given below –

S.No Course Name Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
1 Biotechnology Engineering General 4204 29270
General_PWD 199 2464
OBC-NCL 3807 9641
SC 1790 5281
SC_PWD 71 71
ST 560 1652
2 Chemical Engineering General 2124 14588
General_PWD 116 199
OBC-NCL 2287 5017
OBC-NCL_PWD 124 341
SC 758 3625
ST 258 918
3 Civil Engineering General 3062 10455
General_PWD 83 234
OBC-NCL 1192 3184
SC 356 1139
SC_PWD 26 26
ST 125 512
4 Computer Science Engineering General 237 1458
General_PWD 50 55
OBC-NCL 188 425
SC 46 210
ST 14 205
ST_PWD 5 5
5 Electrical and Electronics Engineering General 1026 5201
General_PWD 95 118
OBC-NCL 519 1794
SC 170 924
SC_PWD 32 32
ST 89 404
6 Electronics and Communication Engineering General 501 3190
General_PWD 23 132
OBC-NCL 391 1050
SC 131 519
SC_PWD 16 16
ST 86 436
ST_PWD 17 17
7 Mechanical Engineering General 355 5441
General_PWD 75 75
OBC-NCL 558 1484
OBC-NCL_PWD 56 107
SC 162 1328
SC_PWD 152 152
ST 37 580


Metallurgical and Materials


General 6312 19508
OBC-NCL 3454 6511
OBC-NCL_PWD 214 225
SC 1327 4013
ST 353 1304



NIT Warangal holds technical and cultural events throughout the year. Following are the major annual events –

Technozion SpringSpree Cura
It is an annual technical festival which held over three day period in NITW campus with participation from all over the country in various technical events and activities.


 It is an annual three-day Cultural Festival which is held either during the end of January or at the start of March.


It has 55+ events in the field of art, music, literature, drama, dance etc.

Some of the major known faces who have shown their presence in SpringSpree are Parikrama, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Naresh Iyer, Stephens etc.

It is School Of Management’s festival in which participants from all major B-Schools of I


The event called Zero Gravity is held every year which is an inter-branch competition in cultural events.

The institute is well-known for its Research and Development, Industrial consultancy, Continuing education and Training programs for teachers and industrial personnel. Following are the research programs that the college is working upon –

  • Centre for Educational Technology
  • Centre for Continuing Education

Following are a few sponsored research programs –

  • Remediation of Acid/ Alkali Polluted Soils Using Fly Ash
  • Creation of digital database using Close Range Photogrammetry for monuments and heritage sites of Warangal
  • Development of 3D spatial information for NITW Campus
  • Fatigue Performance of Cement Treated Bases


The placement service at the institute is one of the best of its kind in the country. The alumni of the institute hold responsible and enviable positions all over the world and are in constant touch with the institute. The training and placement section provides a launch pad for students to make it to the best organizations in the fields of software, core industries, management, etc.

The average packages of the different departments for B-Tech courses are as follows:-

Course Avg. Package (Lakhs/Annum)
Mechanical 5.4
Computer Science 6.8
Bio-Technology 4.13
Civil 4.7
Chemical 5.0
Electrical 5.8
Electronics & Communication 5.3
Metallurgical and Materials 4.8

The highest package at NIT Warangal was offered to a CSE student at Rs. 84 lakhs per annum, by Facebook.


According to NASSCOM Data Quest Survey, NITW clinches the 13th rank among the technical institutes in the country. On June 13, 2009, NITW got selected as the “Leading Technology Adopter of the year 2009”.

Sr. No. Ranking Magazine/Body Year
1. 13 NASSCOM DataQuest 2013
2. 9 Outlook 2013
3. 10 India Today 2013
4. 11 The Week 2013
5. 15 Mint(Government) 2013


NIT Warangal offers a scholarship to meritorious students who perform well in academic sessions. Lakshya is a scholarship offered by alumni of NIT Warangal to those who are economically weak and cannot afford their own education.


NIT Warangal has various Clubs and committees which help in overall personality development of the students. There is also a student council headed by chosen students itself which ensure there is apt participation and involvement of the students in these clubs and committees.

  • Dance and Dramatic Club
  • Music Club
  • Literary and Debating Club
  • Quiz Club
  • Science and Hobbies Club
  • Electronic Amateurs and HAM Club
  • Film Committee
  • ISTE Students Chapter
  • Youth Red Cross
  • Magazine Committee
  • Honey Bee NITW Student Chapter
  • LAN radio Club
  • National Cadet Corps(NCC)
  • National Social Service(NSS)

Every department of the NITW has technical associations with staff head and student body council. They organize various activities, lectures, workshops, quizzes etc. The associations are as follows:-

  • Civil Engineering Association, CEA
  • Electrical Engineering Association, EEA
  • Mechanical Engineering Association, MEA
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering Association, ECEA
  • Chemical Engineering Association, CHEA
  • Metallurgical and materials Engineering Association, MMEA
  • Computer Science and Engineering Association, CSEA
  • Technical Association of Biotechnology, TAB
  • Abhiyan Club – School of Management
  • Student Association/Council works with the aim of making students participate in various events, interactive programs with faculty in order to enhance their personality, skills etc.

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