National Institute of Science and Technology, Berhampur


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The National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST) was established in the year 1996 by a group of academicians educated in the top Institutes of India & abroad. The founder Director, Prof Sangram Mudali is B.Tech from IIT Kanpur (1985) & MS from University of Houston, USA (1987). He & his wife Mrs. Geetika Mudali, Placement Director (B.Tech-Osmania University, MS-NJIT, USA) left USA to establish a world class Institute in their home state of Orissa. Within a few years the reputation of the Institute spread far and wide and it admitted students only from the top 20% of the Orissa Joint Entrance Examinations and All India Entrance Examinations. Not a single seat of the Institute has been vacant in the last 17 years. 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 FullBright 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. The faculty of the Institute has fully committed themselves to the Institute and the turnover ratio, i.e., number of faculty leaving the Institute in a year, is less than 10% which is extremely low as compared to similar academic Institutes. The major component of this is to go to IIT/NIT/abroad for higher education etc. The faculty of the Institute enjoys unlimited access to research journals, participate in conferences in India or abroad, initial research seed grants of Rs. 2 Lakhs each, financial remuneration for publication of books or research papers, state-of-the art laboratories, conducive work ambience and other benefits which are currently only available to faculty of top institutes such as IIT’s and NIT’s.

NIST has been ranked #28 in India by DataQuest – CMRSurvey Report 2013-2014.
NAAC has Accredited NIST with Grade A with a high score of 3.22
NIST has bagged with the prestigious eINDIA 2013 Award at an event held in Hyderabad on July, 23 under the category of “Best Teaching Learning Institute”.
BPUT (Affiliating University) Students has ranked NIST as No.1 Enginerring Institute among 100+ engineering institutes of Odisha through public voting.
NIST has once again proved its credentials in bagging the “Best Technical Institute in R & D Activities” in the State of Odisha. The Award was received by NIST at a glittering ceremony in Jaydev Bhavan, Bhubaneswar on the eve of Engineers’ Day-2013.

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.
A few national level laboratories available on the campus are:

DST-FIST Center: Vector network Analyzer (up to Ku – band), BENCHMARK WiCOMM-T Wireless Digital Communication Training System, ASIC Tester Model:Nikki ASIC, VEE Software, Microstrip Antenna Fabrication Unit, Power Supply , Measuring instruments, Fibre Optics trainers, Microwave Test bench , Antenna Trainers for communication Lab, TIFAC CORE Centre: LTE Laboratory, WiMAX Laboratory, SDR Laboratory, MIMO & WSN Laboratory, Embedded System & VLSI Laboratory, Device Fabrication Laborotory, Measurement & Testing Laboratory.

Advance Computing Center: High Performance Computing Laboratory with 1 Master+3 Slaves High End Servers with 16 Core Processors in each server.

Center of Excellences established in partnership with Industry such as CADENCE, IBM, SAP Asia Pacific, National Instruments, Texas Instruments, ARM, WIPRO. Other center of excellences like Center of Mechatronics, Center of Image Processing & Cryptology, Center of Knowledge Engineering, Center of Industrial Automation Control, Center of Renewable Energy & Center of Nano Technology.

Our Institute prides itself in research-led-teaching. Student Research through Summer Internship & Research Assistantships and Teaching assistantships have significantly led to academic rigor and competitiveness leading to student publications and more students opting for pursuing higher education. The teaching learning process has been significantly enhanced with the availability of NPTEL courseware (web based and video based), 600+ E-journals, E-books and video conferencing facilities which are being extensively used by all faculty and students. The unique product of NIST Technology Consulting Services (NTCS) called “Online Information Systems (OIS)” is currently being used by many Odisha colleges for the management of the institutes. NIST is a leader in use of e-governance for providing an efficient, transparent mechanism to all its stakeholders.

NIST has bagged with the prestigious eINDIA 2013 Award at an event held in Hyderabad on July, 23 under the category of “Best Teaching Learning Institute” for their flagship product ‘Online Information Systems (OIS)’ implemented across the NIST campus. OIS provides “Innovative & Complete Educational Services for Students, Teachers, Parents and Management. NIST also received the ICT enabled Higher Education Institute award at the first Mega IT event, “eOdisha Summit, 2013” hosted by the Department of Information Technology, Government of Odisha.

NIST has established long-lasting campus-corporate relationships with the top MNCs to train, develop, certify the graduating students every year. The Institute, in association with Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Mphasis, IBM, Cadence, British Council and others, trains its faculty and students on soft skills, domain enhancement programs, teaching learning processes, technology trends and leadership programs for top management. The Institute conducts rigorous Pre-Placement Training Programmes for the B. Tech, MCA, M. Tech, MBA students to make them Industry-ready throughout the academic year. The T & P Cell assists the faculty members to provide certification courses during the summer vacation at NIST campus on industry oriented courses such as VLSI, Oracle, J2EE, Industrial Automation, Electrical Engineering, SAP, Software Engineering, Embedded Systems, Foreign Language (Japanese). NIST students also work as interns in the top Institutes of India such as IIT, NIT, ISI, IIIT, etc. to work on small research-based projects under the guidance of eminent Professors as a part of Academic Internship Programmes.

The wholesome development of students is an avowed aim of the India as enshrined in its vision statement. Students clubs such as Robotics Club, Renewable Energy Club, Astronomy Club, Electronics Club, Club Innova, Programming Club, Club Excel add the technical zing to outside the classroom activities. The NIST Robotics club’s entry was adjudged the Best Innovation Idea in Robocon 2010 at the national level. Technofests, Sports Meets and Cultural Programs keep the spirit of competition in top gear among the student community. The ISTE chapter of NIST is the largest such chapter and has won 3 Best Chapter Awards. Similarly the only IEEE ED chapter in Orissa is in NIST.

TIFAC-Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council established its Rs. 9.15 crore Centre of Excellence at NIST on 3G/4G Communication Technologies sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The foundation of this mission rests firmly on the triangular linkage between the academic institution, industry and government. Its objective is to create a Centre of Excellence for the growth of Indian Telecom Industry and an Incubator for Emerging Technologies in the field of Communication. Cadence, a global VLSI Tool Company, in association with NIST, Berhampur, Odlsha got the Cadence Centre of Excellence inaugurated at the NIST premises on 10th August 2010. This is the one and only Cadence Center in India apart from the one in China and Brazil. The IBM Center of Excellence, the 1st of its kind in Orissa, was inaugurated at NIST by Himanshu Goyal, IBM Country Manager and Mr. Vikash Manoria, IBM Academic Initiative representative on 27th October 2009. It is established to give students and faculty the opportunity to work closely with the industry and utilize both the resources in the best possible manner. IBM has donated software worth lakhs in the fields of database engineering, software engineering, web applications, etc. In addition, IBM key faculty is training our students towards certification. NIST faculty is working together with IBM trainers on key projects, sabbaticals, research, etc. Similarly SAP, National Instruments, Texas Instruments, WIPRO Mission 10X Centre, academic institutions such as IIT, Kharagpur are collaborating with NIST on a number of R & D projects.

The placement of students in NIST has been its crowning glory. Top MNCs, IT companies have recruited hundreds of students each year since its inception. For example, for the 2011 batch Infosys hired 138 Students, Cap Gemini 129 Students, Wipro 88 Students, HCL 83 Students, Mahindra Satyam 55 Students, VLSI Companies 56 Students, is indicative of Industry confidence in the Institute’s graduates. The Institute has a strong entrepreneurial culture having established its DST and MSME funded incubator in the campus like K-Technologies, Solanix, Wiz-Biz Technologies. More than two dozen entrepreneurs amongst its alumni are testimony to its avowed aim of producing “job creators”. The Institute also has EDC and IIPC Unit for ingniting entrepreneurial culture among the student’s communities. The Institute has already applied for Technology Business Incubation (TBI Centre) to DST, Govt. of India for use of IT Solutions in Rural Problems.

The physical infrastructure at NIST is second to none. Nestled in the green hills of Palur, the campus is spread over 55 acres and is home to 1900 students residing in the campus. A fully wi-fi campus with landscaped gardens, aquarium, parks, fountains, makes it a place full of joy of living amidst nature. The sports infrastructure of indoor games, swimming pool, floodlit tennis courts, basketball courts, cricket, and indoor stadium (under construction) makes it a veritable paradise for sports lovers. The 4.3 square feet of academic space makes it one of the largest in this part of the country.

NIST, in its 17 years of existence, has been an innovator in best practices. The unique administrative model of extensive decentralization of decision making and financial devolution of powers makes it an ideal ground for the development of leadership qualities. NIST organization’s ability to engage everyone in most decisions is one of the core drivers for earning respect by demonstrating collaboration and creating & sustaining a great workplace. In addition, the youthful quality of its faculty and staff makes it dynamic and ready to respond to challenges. The feeling of “NIST parivar” is noteworthy not as a mere slogan but something we breathe each moment of our lives. NIST management has not merely talked eloquently about vision and mission but has actually walked the talk by shunning greener pastures in metros and elsewhere for the dream of establishing a world class institution in one of the most deprived parts of the country, Odisha. NIST has contributed handsomely to the development of the community by running employment training programs, establishing public libraries, donating computers, helping school for tribal children at DIGANTA, training school students and finally providing employment to over 600 staff and faculty.

The students of Biju Patnaik University of Technology have ranked NIST as the No. 1 Engineering Institute of Orissa, having surpassed all private and government engineering colleges of the state. In an online voting portal held in May, 2010, consisting of votes of thousands of students, NIST, has been ranked 1st with 97.2% based on parameters of industry exposure, infrastructure, placement, learning, faculty and extracurricular activities. Recently a graduating student was asked by a recruiter to make sense of NIST written backwards, ie. TSIN. Pat came the answer, TSIN = Top School in the Nation. And that is precisely our aim in the decades to com

Courses offered
Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering

B.Tech(Computer Science and Engineering)
Electronics and Communications Engineering

B.Tech(Electronics and Communication Engineering)
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

B.Tech.(Electrical and Electronics Engineering)
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Information Technology
B.Tech(Information technology)
Computer Science and Engineering

M.Tech(Computer Science and Engineering)
Electronics and Communications Engineering

M.Tech. Electronics and Communications Engineering
Electrical Engineering

M Tech in Electrical Engineering
VLSI Design and Embedded System

Master of Technology in Wireless Communication Technology
Other Engineering Subjects

Master of Technology in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Electronic Instrumentation & Communication Systems

Contact Info

Palur Hills, Berhampur, ODISHA
India, Pin – 761008
Mob: 09937027959 | 09861293147 | 09437161031 | 09437044480
09437166101 | 09778055368 | 09937522747
Phone : +91-680-2492421/22
Fax: +91-680-2492627


For Admission Related Query

Mr. Dipti Ranjan Lenka (+91-9937027959)
Mr. Chinmaya Sahu (+91-9861293147)
Mr. Tuna Behera (+91-9437161031)
Dr. Bishnukar Nayak (+91-9778055368)

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