The National Institute of Engineering, Mysuru


It has only been about forty years since the first commercially-available personal computers were launched, but in this short span, society has been profoundly reshaped. This transformation was especially visible during the Covid-19 pandemic, when the human world itself seemed to shift to a complete online state of operation and functioning. And at the forefront of this digital revolution are engineers who are helping everything take shape, effectively and efficiently. Despite mushrooming number of engineering colleges across the length and breadth of our country, only a few actually live up to the set promises. And one among them is an institution that is known for its commitment to shaping future-ready engineers: The National Institute of Engineering, Mysuru.

NIE Mysuru in a Nutshell

Founded in 1946 by visionary engineers Sri S Ramaswamy, Sri D V Narasimha Rao, and Sri T Rama Rao, with the support of 13 other eminent persons, NIE has grown from humble beginnings to become a cornerstone of engineering education in India. Through the untiring efforts of its founders and philanthropists, NIE established its own classrooms and workshops on a sprawling 6-acre plot by 1950. As the second engineering college in the Mysore state and the first in Mysore city, it earned the sobriquet “the pride of Mysore.”

Conferred with the status of a “private-aided Institution” under the state government’s grant-in-aid code, NIE has continually expanded its academic offerings and infrastructure.

NIE houses highly qualified and experienced faculty members who focus on quality education and research. And under their capable guidance, NIE offers a wide range of undergraduate programs (B.E.) in several engineering disciplines, including Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, CSE, ISE, and Civil Engineering Evening Program.

In addition to its robust UG programs, NIE also provides M.Tech programs in Power Systems, Hydraulics, Computer Application in Industrial Drives, Information Technology, Industrial Automation & Robotics, Structural Engineering, Computer Network Engineering, Machine Design, and Networking and Internet Engineering, and MCA program.

Resources of All-Round Development

NIE provides an extensive array of facilities and amenities tailored to meet the needs of both the students and the faculty. The classrooms and lecture halls have multimedia projectors, audio-visual systems, and comfortable seating arrangements. Specialized laboratories for each department are equipped with the latest equipment and software.

For letting students dive deeper into actual conceptual learning and for detailed studies the central library is a haven, consisting of vaste resources, books, journals and digital resources. There are also onboard research centers focused on specific areas such as materials science, renewable energy, and robotics, equipped with advanced tools and technologies for cutting-edge research. Also, to ensure that students excel holistically in all directions NIE provides various sports and recreational facilities, and hosts several inter-college and intra-college events and fests.

Pioneering Research and Knowledge Creation

Pushing the boundaries of knowledge and possibilities, from research allied faculty members to undergraduate students, all members of the NIE family are engaged in creating new knowledge. More than 50% of the undergraduates and nearly 90% of the postgraduates enrich their educational experience by actively engaging themselves with faculty-led research initiatives.

Also, NIE has adopted a trans-disciplinary research approach, that brings together research brains from diverse fields, as the college truly believes in stitching together fundamental discoveries with practical applications.

Research holds a pivotal role at NIE, demonstrated through several key initiatives. The NIE Centre for Research & Development (NIE-CRD) provides opportunities for UG, PG, and PhD students, as well as faculty members, to apply for internal research funding and grants to support their projects. Faculty members who are actively engaged in research mentor students, fostering a collaborative and enriching research environment. Additionally, interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty members further underscores the importance of research at NIE.

Nurturing the Legacy of Excellence

In its nearly 80 years of existence, NIE has built a vast alumni network. The contributions of their alumni are ingrained in the core ethos of the institute. Alumni have helped create courses, internships, jobs, laboratories, massive infrastructure projects, and collaborative research and innovation projects. NIE continues to strive for greater alumni involvement in all aspects of the institute’s development—interacting with students, mentoring incubatees, contributing resources to enhance facilities and quality of education, and collaborating with faculty members in research and development.

Nurturing Career Success

At the National Institute of Education (NIE), the placement process is meticulously crafted to facilitate students’ seamless transition from academia to professional careers. Be it comprehensive career counseling services or even devising strategies towards better placements, the placement cell of NIE truly stands out as a welcome example.

Moreover, NIE conducts various workshops and training sessions covering essential aspects such as resume writing, interview techniques, and soft skills enhancement, all geared towards bolstering students’ employability quotient. And organizes regular interaction sessions with industry experts through seminars, webinars, and guest lectures.

With a consistent track record of surpassing 90% placement rates, NIE demonstrates the efficacy of its placement process and the caliber of its graduates. Additionally, the average salary package for NIE graduates remains competitive, despite the varying industry demand and job requirements.

In the Days to Come

In the days to come, NIE endeavors to expand and diversify its student body, aiming to reach a target enrollment of 10,000 students by 2030. Positioned as a center for scientific and technical education, the institute seeks to offer a plethora of co-curricular and extracurricular activities led by students and supported by proficient faculty members. The vision for NIE entails evolving into a distinguished technological institution renowned for postgraduate education and research, while maintaining its status as a flagship provider of undergraduate programs.