The National Institute of Engineering ( NIE ) is an engineering college located in Mysore , Karnataka , India . It was established in 1946, and granted autonomy in 2007 from Visvesvaraya Technological University .


NIE was started in 1946 with diploma programs in Civil Engineering in a room under a thatched roof in Lakshmipuram. [3] The first batch consisted of 86 students. Later, the classes were held in a shed in the nearby Sharada Vilas High School campus, in Mysore . S. Ramaswamy, D. V. Narasimha Rao and T. Ramarao ("Tunnel" Ramarao), the founders, established NIE by 1950 with its own class rooms and workshops on a 6-acre (24,000 m 2 ) campus. NIE started AMIE courses in Civil Engineering for intermediate-passed students in 1948. The students were permitted to change over to the regular degree course leading to B.E. degree in Civil Engineering of the University of Mysore . Thus, NIE became the second engineering college in the state of Karnataka and the first in Mysore . The first batch of students in Civil Engineering graduated in 1953.

In 1956, NIE was recognised for development during the second and subsequent five-year plans by the state and the Union governments. In 1958-59, NIE got private-aided institution status under grant-in-aid code of the Karnataka government.

A Golden Jubilee Complex was completed in 1996 on a 6-acre (24,000 m 2 ) plot opposite the main building in part of the golden jubilee celebrations. In 2004, the college received World Bank aid under the TEQIP project. [4] The funds obtained were used to strengthen the Centres of Excellence in the college and to set up new ones.

In 2007, NIE attained autonomy under Visvesvaraya Technological University . [5] In 2011, NIE received further World Bank aid under the TEQIP-II. These funds were used to augment the postgraduate programs.

Location and campus

The institute is on Mananthavady Road , Mysore .

  • The NIE Administrative Block houses the administrative offices, libraries, a gymnasium, department offices, laboratories, bank, several centres of excellence and workshops.
  • The Golden Jubilee Block, operational since 2000, in a lush green campus, houses the Golden Jubilee Lecture Theatre Complex, a canteen and a playground area.
  • The Diamond Jubilee Sports Complex was set up in 2009. It contains a large, 1200-capacity arena which houses courts for badminton, table tennis and other indoor sports including basketball.

Academic programs

Courses offered: [6]

Undergraduate programs

Postgraduate programs

Doctoral and M.S.C programmes


  • NIE Centre for Nano-Technology
  • NIE Software Development and Solution Centre
  • NIE-EICHER Centre for Automobile Technology
  • Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)
  • Center for Materials Research (CMR)
  • NIE IEEE Student Branch (NISB)
  • NIE CNC Training Centre
  • Center for Energy Management and Test Systems for Electrical Apparatus
  • Center for Artificial Intelligence Application to Power Systems
  • Building Fire Research Center (BFRC)
  • Center for Research and Consultancy (CRC)
  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)
  • ONYX , the entrepreneurship cell of NIE
  • Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC)


NIE was ranked 22 among engineering colleges in India by Outlook India in 2017. [7]

Notable alumni