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The National Institute of Technology, Warangal ranked among the top 10 technology institutes in the country is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year

To add New Centers for Automation and Instrumentation, Center for Advanced Materials,
Computer center accommodating 400 students;
Proposes a Center for Energy and Environment,
Center for Innovation and Incubation and a Knowledge Center;
New Programs in Ceramic Technology, Mining, Nano Technology, Biotechnology, Energy Management Systems Planned;
New courses have been added in strengthening academic performances of the Institute, M.Tech in Information Security, Construction Technology and Management. Automobile Engineering


Hyderabad|India|October'2008: The National Institute of Technology, Warangal in Andhra Pradesh,(Formerly known as Regional Engineering College, Warangal RECW) ranked among the top 10 technology institutes in the country which is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year, has announced completion of Rs 100 crores facility up-gradation plan. It will infuse another Rs. 100 crores over the next 2 years to establish state of the art E-class rooms, interactive lecture halls and new academic halls to strengthen its position as the most preferred destination for students to pursue Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research programs.

The Institute target is to reach the 5000 student intake mark by end of the 11th plan. During the Golden Jubilee Year and its ongoing up-gradation program it has added 1000 seater hostel building with modern dining facilities to accommodate 2500 students, a 250 seater International student's hostel. It also proposes to create new state of the art lecture halls complex for 3000 students, a 1600 seater ultra modern hostel and a 350 seater girl's hostel in the coming year.

Announcing the details to the media on the occasion of NIT's Golden Jubilee Year, Prof. Y V Rao, Director of National Institute of Technology, said "Our goal is to build an iconic institution that "sync with future" by making rapid changes which will add tremendous institutional value and build confidence amongst our students and its faculty to strengthen their vision vertically"

To keep pace with the needs of the industry and to face new global challenges NIT has established new centers of excellence namely Center for Automation and Instrumentation, Center for Advanced Materials, state of the art computer center to accommodate 400 students. Besides, NITW is creating centers for Energy and Environment, Innovation and Incubation and a Knowledge Center. In addition, several new courses and verticals to cover emerging technology areas in Material Technology, Bio-technology and Nano technology over a period of next 5 years.

Prof. Rao said "Our challenge going forward is not only to increase the student intake but also create top of the class faculty pool. We hope to exceed our performance standards by introducing new UG and PG programs incorporating most up-to date research and training that will solve industry problems and reward our young student community's career dreams."

Currently, the institute has 3000 students and 200+ teachers. It offers four year B.Tech degree in 8 Engineering disciplines, Two year M.Tech programs in 23 specializations across the eight Engineering Departments. The Institute also offers MBA (exclusively for Engineering graduates), MCA, M.Sc (Tech) and Ph.D Programs.

As part of NIT's foreign collaboration and visiting faculty initiative that will prepare the faculty and the students for the future, it has signed MOUs with Universities of Cincinnati and Lawrence Technology University of USA, ESIGELEC and University De Technologic De Belfort Montbeliard (UTBM) of France for exchange of Faculty and students, as well as combined research cooperation and Academic programs.

Some of the new programs that will be introduced by the Institute are Ceramic Technology, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Energy Management Systems. Recently, courses under the M.Tech program have been added to strengthen academic performances of the Institute in Information Security, Construction Technology and Management, Automobile Engineering, Advanced Communication systems.

A scheme for people working with eminence in the industry and various institutes introduced by the Institute to join as adjunct faculty has met with great success. Senior industry professionals and experts from leading organisations such as Accenture have joined the institute as senior professors.

The strength and reputation of NIT is reflected by the success and stature of its Alumni. A total of 10,824 B.Tech graduates, 5689 Post graduates and 293 Ph.D students have passed out of this Institute in last fifty years.

About NIT Warangal
The National Institute of Technology, Warangal NITW (Formerly known as Regional Engineering College, Warangal RECW) has a journey of excellence since inception and is stepping into its Golden Jubilee year on 10th October 2008.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect behind the concept of REC's for technical advancement and promotion of National Integration in the country, laid the foundation stone for REC Warangal, the first in the chain of REC's in the country on 10th October 1959. During this span of 49 years of its glorious existence, it has become a proud Almamater for over 10824 B.Tech. graduates in different branches of technology, 5689 post graduates and 293 doctorates in Technology and Science.

Regional Engineering College (REC) Warangal was established as a society in the year 1959. The college was jointly funded and managed by Central and State Governments till the year 2003 when MHRD, Govt. of India (GOI) took a decision to take over all the REC's and rename them as National Institute of Technology and convert them as Deemed Universities. With passing of National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Act-2007 on 15th August 2007, NIT's have become Institutes of National importance.

Currently the Institute receives grants from MHRD to the tune of about Rs. 35 crores every year as non-plan and plan grant of Rs. 100 crores. The Institute enjoyed a good reputation since its inception and enjoyed the prime patronage of major funding agencies For example the UNESCO aid during 1959-1963 for laboratory infrastructure, the Indo-UK aid of Rs. 6 crores on the theme of Information Technology during 1994-98 and World Bank aid of Rs. 24 Crores under TEQIP during 2005-08

The Institute started functioning with three B.Tech programs in 1959 and subsequently expanded the undergraduate and post graduate programs. Currently the Institute is offering four year B.Tech degree in 8 Engineering disciplines, Two year M.Tech programs in 23 specializations across the eight Engineering Departments. The Institute also offers MBA (exclusively for Engineering graduates), MCA, M.Sc (Tech) and Ph.D Programs.

The current status of the Institute, which is being consistently ranked among the Top 10 Technical Institutes in the country including IITs and is enjoying 100% campus placement, owes to the contribution from several quarters. The current enrolment of students at B.Tech level is 740 + 110 (DASA = Direct Admission Students Abroad) and the enrolment in all postgraduate programs of Engineering, Sciences and Humanities and Research is 720.

The college had the distinction and privilege of being able to attract and retain highly qualified Faculty and this has helped in shaping the destiny of the Institute. This brand of committed and dedicated Faculty with very high academic potential has nurtured, shaped and developed each Department of the Institute into Centers of Excellence and today it stands as a top ranking technical Institute. The current Faculty strength is about 200.
 

Reachout's News Bureau
 October'
2008

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