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National Institute of Science and Technology

National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST)
Motto Brighten Up Your Career
Established 1996

Mr. Sangram Mudali

Founder Chairman = Dr.Sukant k. Mohapatra and Smt.Sanjeeta Mohapatra in 1995
Academic staff
Students 4500
Location Brahmapur, Odisha, India
Affiliations AICTE, NBA, BPUT

National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) is an engineering college (private) in Odisha . It was founded by Dr. Sukant K. Mohapatra & Mrs. Sanjeeta Mohapatra in 1996. The college was under Berhampur University, and is now affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology. The institute offers bachelor's, master's degrees in engineering and architecture as well as master's degrees in science and management. It is ranked 69 in the NIRF Rankings 2016 of Indian Engineering Colleges (including IIT's and NIT's) by MHRD, India.



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.