Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, commonly known as MNNIT Allahabad or NIT Allahabad, is a public engineering institute formerly known as Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad (MREC), was established in 1961 and it is located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The Institute foundation stone was laid by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and the institute was named after his father, lawyer and freedom fighter, Motilal Nehru. Later the main building of the college was inaugurated by Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on 18 April 1965.
For a short duration of two years from the year 2000 to 2002, the institute was affiliated with Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow (formerly U.P. Technical University, Lucknow).
On 26th June 2002, MNREC was transformed into National Institute of Technology and Deemed University fully funded by Government of India.
With the enactment of National Institutes of Technology Act - 2007, the institute has been granted the status of the institution of national importance on 15th August 2007.
The institution is said to be a "Deemed University" and it recognized and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi & Institute of National Importance (INI), New Delhi by the Government of India.
The Institute was established as one of the seventeen regional engineering colleges of India in 1961 as a joint enterprise of Government of India and Government of Uttar Pradesh and was an associated college of University of Allahabad, which is the third oldest university in India.
The aim of the institute is to develop the technical human resource of excellence suitable for global requirements and ensure good quality academic and industrial research programs in different areas of engineering and technology to generate industry-institute synergy for shaping technical education to meet the requirement of the industry.
Subsequently, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, declared the Institute as "Institute of National Importance" under the act of Parliament-2007.
It is a co-educational public institute, providing regular courses which is located in an urban part of an Allahabad played a pioneering role in the field of higher education.
About National Institutes of Technology (NITs):
The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are a group of premier federally-funded public engineering institutes in India.
They are governed by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007, which declared them as institutions of national importance alongside Indian Institutes of Technology.
These institutes of national importance receive special recognition from the Government of India. The NIT Council is the supreme governing body of India's National Institutes of Technology (NIT) system and all 31 NITs are funded by the Government of India.
These institutes are among the top-ranked engineering colleges in India and have one of the lowest acceptance rates for engineering institutes, of around 2 to 3 percent, second only to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India.
All NITs are autonomous which enables them to set up their own curriculum. The language of instruction is English at all these institutes.
NITs offer degree courses in Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate levels in various branches of Engineering, Architecture, Management, and Science.
Admission to the undergraduate courses such as Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Programs in NITs are through the highly competitive Joint Entrance Examination (Main).
Admission to postgraduate courses is through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for Master of Technology (M.Tech.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs, Common Admission Test for Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and NIMCET for Master of Computer Applications (MCA) program.
Since 2015, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority and Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch and M.Plan conduct the admission process for undergraduate and postgraduate programs respectively in all NITs. As of 2017, the total number of seats for undergraduate programs is 18,013 and for postgraduate programs is 8,158 in all 31 NITs.
Courses offered & Achievements:
As National Institute of Technology, the Institute has a responsibility of providing high-quality education in Engineering and Technology to produce competent technical manpower for the country.
The college has the distinction of the being first in the country to start an undergraduate programme in Computer Science & Engineering, in 1976-77. The institute was affiliated to U.P. Technical University for a short duration.
Also, the government of India has constituted NIRF rank 41st among the engineering colleges in India. Also, It is among the few technical institutions in India to house two supercomputers, PARAM 8000 and PARAM 10000.
At present, the institute offers nine B.Tech, nineteen M.Tech courses (including part-time), MCA, MBA, M.Sc (Mathematics and Scientific Computing) and Master of Social work (MSW) courses and also registers candidates for the Ph.D. degree as well.
This institute has been recognized by the Government of India as one of the centres for the Quality Improvement Programme for M.Tech. and Ph.D.
The Institute acquires a national character having 50% student intake from the State of Uttar Pradesh and the rest of other states/union territories of the country.
Students were admitted on the basis of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) till 2012 but from 2013 the admission is based on Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) conducted across India.
While for the foreign students are admitted through Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA).
Admissions to the M.Tech programs are by the GATE exam conducted by the IITs and IISc. The postgraduate admission is on the basis of research and interviews by the appropriate screening committees.
Features at National Institute of Technology NIT, Jalandhar:
|Doctor of Philosophy||Full Time||2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years||Master's Degree / M.Phil.|
|Master of Business Administration||Full Time||2 Years||Bachelor's Degree|
|Master of Science in Mathematics and Scientific Computing||Full Time||2 Years||Bachelor's Degree|
This institute offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. http://www.mnnit.ac.in