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National Institute of Science and Technology

National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) was established in 1996 and is being managed by the SM Charitable Educational Trust under the vision and guidance of its renowned philanthropist and educationist Chairman, Sri Surendra Mudali. The Institute is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE under MHRD, Govt of India) and is affiliated to the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). The Institute campus of 60 acres is located at the picturesque Palur Hills about 12 km from Berhampur and 3 hours drive from Bhubaneswar.

National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST)
Motto Brighten Up Your Career
Established 1996
Director Prof. Sangram Mudali Distinguished Alumnus Award 2017 IITK.
Academic staff
Students 4500
Location Brahmapur, Odisha, India
Affiliations AICTE, NBA, BPUT

The Institute has grown by leaps and bounds under the able leadership of its founder Director, Prof. Sangram Mudali, Director (M.S., University of Houston, B. Tech., IIT Kanpur), Prof. (Mrs.) Geetika Mudali, Placement Director, (M.S.(MIS), New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ) & Prof. Ajit Kumar Panda, Principal, (Boyscast Scholar at University of Michigan, USA). Within a short span of 17 years, it has produced 4 BOYSCAST faculty scholars who have been funded by Government of India to pursue postgraduate research in the top Institutes in USA and Germany. NIST has produced 3 Full Bright Scholars. Three of its faculty has won the Samant Chandrasekhar Young Scientist Award given by the Government of Orissa. Two AICTE funded Emeritus Professors worked at NIST. The faculty of the Institute has been awarded 3 URSI Young Scientist Awards. More than 25 Post doctorate scholarships have been awarded to the Institute faculty. The faculties of the Institute are alumni of IIT's, IISc, ISI, Jadavpur University and Calcutta University etc. More than 35 faculty of the Institute are from the IITs alone which is a testimony to its ability to attract and retain top-notch faculty. The faculties of the Institute have published more than 250 journal papers in refereed journals and are authors of about 24 books published by reputed publishing houses. The Institute also has its own publishing house "NIST Press". The Institute has received a number of grants, projects, special funding, travel funding, SDPs, FIST grant, scholarships, etc., from the DST, CSIR, AICTE, IT companies, etc.

  • NAAC has Accredited NIST with Grade A with a high score of 3.22
  • 69th All-India Rank by NIRF, MHRD, Govt. of India, 2016
  • NIST has been ranked #2 in eastern India and #13 in India by DataQuest - 2016.
  • 66th All India Rank by OUTLOOK 2016.
  • BPUT (Affiliating University) Students have ranked NIST as No.1 Enginerring Institute among 100+ engineering institutes of Odisha through public voting.

NIST is a considered as a benchmark research institution in eastern India. The Institute has recently signed MoU's for research collaboration in the field of nanosciences, communications, semiconductor technology with the National Taiwan University and University of Electro Communications, Japan. NIST has signed MoU with industries like Sandhur and SunMoksha for collaborative work in the area of nano technology and renewal energy. NIST, in association with IIT, Khargapur, is also part of the MHRD Virtual Laboratory project.

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The college is located in Palur Hills, nearby NH-5, about 7.4 miles (12km) from the town of Berhampur, in southern Odisha, India.


The 60 acres green campus has five main buildings:

  • .Dr. Mohapatra had held meetings with the delegation led by then hon’ble chief minister Sri J.B Pattnaik in New York to build NIST university in Odisha
  • .Application for AICTE approval was based on full financial support and credibility of Dr. Mohapatra. Many NRIs (primarily reputed academicians from USA) had also supported it.
  • .Dr. Mohapatra had shipped large number of computers, terminals, books, and journals during the start-up years of the institute.

In order to make NIST as research center, Dr. Mohapatra have organized various international conferences and seminars and enabledthe visit by many NRI scientists and professors to the institute along with many other supports (e.g., formulation of course of studies, registering NIST under US .edu domain,company campus visit, student admission in US etc.) over the years.

1. Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)Edit

it is a five-floored building of over 60,000 sq.ft. It houses a lot of classrooms and electronics, machines and computer science laboratories. It also houses the server room and the administrative section.


it is a octagon shaped multi-storeyed, multipurpose building, it houses a modern Computer Center, an Internet Room, a computerized Central Library, 2 faculty rooms, 5 classrooms, and a Cafeteria that can seat over 150 people at a time.


it is a four-storied hovel of over 100,000 sq.ft. with 12 lecture halls and a 250-seat auditorium. The prestigious High-performance computing lab and the IBM Centre for Excellence are housed in this building. The NIST Technology Consultancy Services (NTCS) occupies a place in the building.


it is the latest addition to college building infrastructure. This building houses the maximum number of classrooms in the campus amounting to 25, 11 laboratories including the Chemistry, Physics, Engineering drawing, C-lab, Language lab, etc., and 13 faculty rooms. The Student Activities Center is also located here. The NIST Business School with its own library is also nestled in this.



B.Tech ProgrammeEdit

1. Computer Science and EngineeringEdit

2. Electronics and Communication EngineeringEdit

3. Electrical and Electronics EngineeringEdit

4. Electrical EngineeringEdit

5. Electronics and Instrumentation EngineeringEdit

6. Information TechnologyEdit

7. Civil EngineeringEdit

8. Mechanical EngineeringEdit

M.Tech ProgrammeEdit

1. Computer Science and EngineeringEdit

2. Electronics and Communication EngineeringEdit

3. Electronics and Instrumentation EngineeringEdit

4. VLSI Embedded System's DesignEdit

5. Wireless Communication TechnologyEdit

6. Electrical EngineeringEdit

Other CoursesEdit

1. MScEdit

2. MBAEdit

3. MCAEdit

4. PGDMEdit

Other facilitiesEdit

It has two very large capacity boys hostel and a girls hostel with 24×7 medical service, college buses for localities, a swimming pool, a lawn tennis court, a basketball court, a volleyball court, an aquarium building, yoga centre, an indoor stadium(under construction), many fountains, eucalyptus plantations, rock garden, cactus garden etc.