National Institute of Industrial Engineering

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), formerly National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering, is a prestigious post graduate education institute located in Powai near Vihar Lake in Mumbai, India.[1] The institute, which started off as an Industrial Engineering institute, now offers post graduate diplomas in various fields of management and industrial engineering as well as doctoral level fellowship programmes. NITIE is ranked number one institute for MBA in operations in country since many years. It is also known as the Mecca of Operations. NITIE is ranked at par with top IIMs in terms of education in Operations Management and receives decent placement every year. Scenario in NITIE is now changing and MNCs are visiting the Campus to hire Marketing and Finance candidates.

National Institute of Industrial Engineering
National Institute of Industrial Engineering Logo.png
MottoUdyog Pragati (Hindi)
Motto in English
Progress in Industry
TypePublic business school
ChairmanSanjay Govind Dhande
DirectorProfessor Manoj Kumar Tiwari
Location, ,
19°8′21″N 72°54′18″E / 19.13917°N 72.90500°E / 19.13917; 72.90500Coordinates: 19°8′21″N 72°54′18″E / 19.13917°N 72.90500°E / 19.13917; 72.90500
CampusUrban, 67 acres (0.27 km2)


Administrative Building, NITIE, Mumbai

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) was established by the Government of India in 1963 with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the International Labour Organization (ILO) to create skilled professionals. It was funded by the Government of India and registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.[2]

NITIE Pond and the old Hostel in the background

The institute was formerly known as the 'National Institute of Training in Industrial Engineering'. Later, the word 'Training' was removed and was rechristened 'National Institute of Industrial Engineering'.

Noted industrialist Anand Mahindra and HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh had suggested, in 2007, the change in name of NITIE to an IIM, Mumbai. The then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had promised to look into the issue. But no work has progressed in this direction till date.[3]


National Institute of Industrial Engineering offers post graduate diplomas in various fields of management and industrial engineering. It also offers doctoral level fellowship programmes.[4]


One needs to be a first class engineer (as per his/her university rules) or should have scored at least 60% in engineering (if the university has no criteria to offer division) to be eligible to apply for NITIE. 5% relaxation in engineering marks for eligibility is provided to SC and ST Category students.

NITIE accepts GATE score for shortlisting of candidates for PGDIE (Industrial Engineering), PGDMM (Manufacturing Management) and PGDPM (Project Management) . GATE score from all the branches of engineering is considered for shortlisting. Group Discussion & Personal Interview are conducted at NITIE campus for shortlisted candidates. Around 120 seats are available for flagship program PGDIE and 40 seats each for PGDMM and PGDPM.

On the other hand, NITIE accepts CAT Score for shortlisting candidates for phase two of the admission process for PGDIM (Industrial Management) & PGDISEM (Industrial Safety and Environmental management) program. There is a sectional cutoff and the overall cutoff of CAT Score and it varies with the course to which the candidate has applied. Depending solely on CAT Score, students are shortlisted for next phase where they need to undergo Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Depending on the performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview, a list of finally selected students is announced. Candidates are allowed to apply for more than one programme offered by the institute. There are 274 seats in PGDIM course.

NITIE also conducts a one-year full time residential executive program called "Post Graduation Program for executives - Visionary leadership in manufacturing" (PGPEX-VLFM) jointly with IIT Delhi for passionate engineers with 5-12 years of experience in the manufacturing domain. Admission to this program is based on written exam and personal interview at NITIE campus.


Institute rankings
Business/Management – India
NIRF (2018)[5]14
Business Today (2016)[6]13

NITIE was ranked 14 among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018[5] and 13 by Business Today's "India's best B-schools 2016"[7]

Careers360 gave NITIE an all India rank of 8 among all the b-schools in the country with a rating of AAAA+ ( AAAAA : Highest Rating ).[8]

Research and consultancyEdit

Besides training, NITIE conducts applied research and it undertakes various public and private sectors' special projects as sponsored research. Aided by the Government of India, NITIE has established a Centre of Excellence in Ergonomics and Human Factor Engineering (CEEHFE) as a part of Government of India's Technology Mission-2020 through TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council) - mission REACH (Relevance and Excellence in Achieving New Heights) in an educational system. NITIE has also established an Advanced Centre of Excellence in Operations and Manufacturing Management that is equipped with ERP/MRP-II, CAD/CAM, Pro-engineer, EDM and QUEST software.

Each quarter, NITIE publishes a professional journal-UDYOG PRAGATI. This publication elucidates new developments in industrial engineering and allied fields.


For the batch of 2018 the AVERAGE SALARY was Rs. 18.45 LPA ( all courses combined ). A total of 135 RECRUITERS made campus offers along with 91 PRE-PLACEMENT OFFERS. The average salary for the top 10% of the batch was Rs. 33 LPA.[9]

Social Events & ActivitiesEdit

NITIE is known for its popular pedagogy of learning by active selling under the brandname "Mandi". Mandi is an annual event [10] where toys made by NGOs are sold by the students in a street selling exercise and the proceedings are used to educate the children. Mandi is very successful event and also pioneers the concept of 'learning by selling' in post graduate studies. The concept has been replicated by other management institutes across the country such as IIM Bangalore [11]


  1. ^ "NITIE is a management institute". Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Ministry of HRD website, Government of India". Archived from the original on 5 February 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
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  4. ^ "Academic Program Overview". Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Management)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  6. ^ "India's best B-schools 2016: Full List". Business Today. 4 December 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
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  10. ^ "Mandi". Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  11. ^ "IIMBMandi". Retrieved 19 April 2016.

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