National Institute of Technology, Warangal (Deemed University) , formerly known as Regional Engineering College, was established in 1959. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone for this institute on October 10, 1959, the first in the chain of 30 NITs (formerly known as RECs) in the country.
The Institute is well known for its dedicated faculty, staff and the state-of-the art infrastructure conducive to a healthy academic environment.
The Institute currently has thirteen academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering, pure sciences and management, with nearly 100 laboratories organized in a unique pattern of functioning, Central Library with state of the art facilities among other facilities.
The Institute offers eight undergraduate programmes (B.Tech.,) in engineering, Twenty nine post graduate programmes (M.Tech., M.Sc., MCA and MBA) in engineering, sciences and management and research programmes in engineering, sciences, humanities, physical education and management. The institute is well-known for its Research and Development, Industrial consultancy, Continuing education and Training programmes for teachers and industrial personnel.
NIT, Warangal is a residential institute with nearly 3,355 (UG : 2251 & PG : 1104) students apart from nearly 269 Ph.D., (150 Full Time and 119 Part time) Scholars. It has 16 residential blocks including one mega & one ultra-mega hostel for boys, two hostels for girls and one hostel for foreign students. It has five messes for boys, one mess exclusively for girls and one mega mess with present state of art facilities for boys, foreign students and girls. It has nearly 200 teaching staff and 360 administrative and supporting staff apart from outsource personnel. It is a self contained residential campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 248 acres.
The placement service at the institute is one of the best of its kind in the country. The alumni of the institute hold responsible and enviable positions all over the world and are in constant touch with the institute. Every new entrant into the portals of this institution is poised for partaking a rich heritage and tradition that is unique to NITW. According to 2015 Outlook Survey, NITW clinches the 11th rank among the technical institutes in the country.