Important Events

October 10, 1959

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid foundation stone for the College, the first in the chain of NITs (formerly RECs) in the country.

November 10, 1959

Registration of the Society of Regional Engineering College, Warangal

August, 1965

Commencement of UNESCO assistance project.

October, 1972

Change of affiliation of the College from Osmania University to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. Academic autonomy conferred on the College.

August 19, 1976

Change of affiliation of the College from JNTU to Kakatiya University.

August, 1981

Admission for B.Tech. through Common Entrance Examination for students from Andhra Pradesh.

June, 1987

Establishment of Entrepreneurship Development Cell.

January, 1990

The College is selected for assistance under UK-INDIA Project.

June, 1991

Memorandum of understanding signed between the College and Confederation Indian Industry.

April, 1994

Commencement of UK - INDIA RECs Project.

January, 1995

Campus LAN installed. E-Mail facility provided by dial up connectivity through Central University, Hyderabad.

October, 1996

Commissioning of a dedicated Internet connectivity through VSAT dish. Browsing and E-mail facility provided.

November, 1996

The AICTE recommends to the M.H.R.D and U.G.C the award of the Deemed to be University Status to REC Warangal.

October 23-24, 1999

“40th Foundation Day Celebrations”. His Excellency Dr.C.Rangarajan, Governor of A.P. and General K.V. Krishna Rao (Retd. Chief of Army Staff) graced the occasion by their presence.

May 16, 2001

MoU was signed between STPI, Hyderabad and REC, Warangal regarding setting-up of Software Technology Park at the Institute

July 20, 2001

AICTE grants the status of QIP (Quality Improvement Programme) Centre to the following departments:
(i)Ph.D. Programme – Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Mathematics
(ii)M.Tech. Programme – Departments of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering.

September, 2001

Inauguration of MSIT course in A.P. by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad with a Learning Centre at Rec, Warangal

July, 2002

Board of Governors resolved to approve the new Memorandum Of Association (MOA) for conversion of Regional Engineering College, Warangal as National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal.

September, 2002

Institute renamed as National Institute of Technology, Warangal and offered the status of Deemed University.

July, 2003

Commencement of admission of students for B.Tech through AIEEE stream

August 4, 2003

Prof. Deba Kumar Tripathy takes charge as the first Director of NIT Warangal.

August, 2003

Change over to IIT Pattern in Curriculum: Revision of syllabi and rules of regulations for the UG and PG courses and introduction of semester system for B.Tech and MBA at the first year level. Change over of evaluation pattern to Credits and GPA system.

June, 2004

The Institute receives an assistance of Rs. 11.41 crores from the world bank under TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme).

March 1, 2004

Ist Convocation of NIT Warangal. Prof. S.K. Joshi, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Roorkee and Former Director General, CSIR delivers the First Convocation address.

January 22, 2005

2nd Convocation of NIT Warangal. Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India delivers the Second Convocation address.

June 2005

MoU was signed between NIT Warangal and M/S Philips Software, Bangalore. Under this MoU Philips software shall sponsor a maximum of 5 candidates to pursue M.Tech (VLSI) in the institute. Further research collaboration is planned between the two partners. Phillips Software shall also sponsor a state of the art laboratory in VLSI at the institute.

November 21, 2005

Dr. Ing. Y.V.Rao takes charge as Director of NIT, Warangal.

March 25, 2006

3rd Convocation of NIT, Warangal Prof. S.K. Khanna, Former Chairman, AICTE & Former Vice-Chairman, UGC delivers the Third Convocation Address.

August 8, 2006

Prof. Y.V. Rao, Director and Prof. T.K.V.Iyengar, NIT, Warangal were awarded Bharath Jyothi Award

October 18, 2006

4th Convocation of NIT, Warangal. Prof. Damodar Acharya, Chairman, AICTE, New Delhi delivered the Convocation Address

November 30, 2006

NIT, Warangal entered into MoU with Effexoft Solutions Pvt. Ltd., USA (Regd. Office at Hyderabad) with regard to IT consulting software and solutions development

December 7, 2006

NIT, Warangal entered into MoU with National Academy of Construction (NAC), Hyderabad with regard to implementation of academic continuing education and training programmes in construction engineering of mutual interest and benefit.


January 3, 2007

Inauguration of Centre for Rural Development building by Prof. Y.V.Rao, Director, NITW

January 15, 2007

International Kalam Guest House was inaugurated by Prof. K.Koteswara Rao, former Principal, RECW


January 18, 2007

Foundation stone laid for Centre for Automation & Instrumentation by Prof. R.A. Yadav, Vice-Chairman, AICTE, New Delhi

March 22, 2007

Prof. Y.V.Rao, Director, NITW was appointed as Chairman, AICTE South Central Committee with its Office at Hyderabad.


August 24, 2007

Inauguration to initiate concrete activity for the construction of Mega Hostel.


September 5, 2007

MoU with M/s TCS Company

September 15, 2007

Institution of Engineers Andhra Pradesh State Centre Presented Engineer of the year award to Prof. D.V.L.N. Somayajulu



October 27, 2007

Team of experts from France, ESIGELEC sign MoU


MoU with Lawrence Tech University

MoU with Mont Belford University

January 25, 2008

Dr. Abdul Kalam, Former President visits Campus during TECHNOZION



Honourable Minister Purandeswari, MHRD inaugurates New Computer Centre and lays foundation stone for ultra Mega Hostel

February 21, 2008

APCOST presented Scientist of the year award to Prof. C.S.P. Rao


June 11, 2008



July 18, 2008

11th Building & Works Committee Meeting and 14th BOG Meeting at Hyderabad.

August 18, 2008

Halls of Residence 1600 student’s capacity (Ultra-Mega Hostel) Bhoomipuja.

September 8, 2008

MoU with ECIL, Hyderabad

September 15, 2008

Institution of Engineers Andhra Pradesh State Centre Presented Engineer of the year award to Prof. C.S.P. Rao


September 18, 2008

MoU with Cincinnati University (Prof. Vemuri Ranga from Cincinnati University)

October 2, 2008

Inauguration of Renovated Administrative Block with the State of the Art facilities and MIS.

October 10, 2008

NIT(REC) Golden Jubilee year Celebrations – Kickoff Ceremony at Auditorium – Chief Guest Sri Ramalinga Raju, Chairman, Satyam Computers.

October 17 – 19, 2008

TECHNOZION-08 – Chief Guest Prof. D.N. Reddy, Vice-Chancellor, JNTU, Hyderabad.

December 12-14, 2008

23rd Indian Engineering Congress held in the Institute. (AP State Major Irrigation Minister Sri Ponnala Lakshmaiah inaugurated the Ceremony).


January 3-4, 2009

BIO-FIESTA a two day seminar held by BIO-Tech. Dept.

January 9, 2009

Visit of Dr. Walker, President, Lawrence Tech. University, USA., Visited the Institute and interacted with all the Deans and the Heads of Departments.

January 19-23, 2009

10th Joint Review Mission (JRM) of TEQIP beneficiary Institutes across the country held at the Institute.

January 21, 2009

Bhoomi Puja:- 1) Girls Hostel (350 capacity) – by Shri Ashok Thakur, Addl. Secretary, MHRD, New Delhi

2) Campus Landscaping.


February 4, 2009

The Director of ESIGELIC, School of Engineering, France – Prof. Cyril Martaure visited the Institute consequent to signing of MoU and interacted with all the Deans and the Heads of Departmennts

March 3, 2009

The MHRD, New Delhi constituted CCB-2009 with Director, NIT, Warangal as its Chairman and NIT, Warangal as its Headquarters.

March 6, 2009

Automated entry access system to Administrative Building.

May 13, 2009

Director’s visit to Finland and Germany. The MoUs are signed with the following foreign Universities:
1) University of Tampere, Finland.
2) Tampere University of Technology, Finland

June 11, 2009

Baba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Board of Research in Nuclear Science (BRNS) Technical Project Discussion meeting held in the Institute.

June 13, 2009

NIT, Warangal has been selected as a “Leading Technology Adopter of the year 2009” (It is an award for excellence in Technology Adopter in the Education Sector)

June 22, 2009

Inauguration of INSPIRE programme by Dr. N.R. Shetty, Former Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University.

July 11, 2009

7th Convocation of the Institute held at 4.00 PM in the Auditorium, Padmashree Dr.B.N. Suresh, Director, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvanantapuram was the Chief Guest of the function.

July 18, 2009

Orientation programme for first year students.

August 12, 2009

Sri Shahnawaz Quasim, Superintendent of Police, Warangal has visited the Institute to address the students about Anti Ragging.

August 13, 2009

A seminar on “Advance in Manufacturing” conducted by Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at the Institute.

August 18, 2009

Dr. R.L. Umashankar, Managing Director of Lakshman Chemicals Davangere Pvt Ltd. as the Chief Guest of Inaugural function of activities of the Chemical Engineering Association (ChEA) and Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering and NIT, Warangal students chapters for the year 2009-10 was held at the Institute.

August 24-30, 2009

A faculty Development programme on “Project Management” Organized by the Institute.

September 19, 2009

One day workshop on ‘Developing Suitable Pedagogical methods for various classes Intellectual calibers and Research in e-learning’ under National Mission Project by MHRD, GoI, New Delhi.

October 8, 2009

4th International Alumni meet Golden Jubilee Edition.

October 10, 2009

Foundation day of the Institute ‘Golden Jubilee Celebrations’ Padmabhushan Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, Chairman, National Innovation Foundation & President, Global Research Alliance, NCL, Pune was the Chief Guest.

October 23, 2009

Inaugural of the National Seminar on ‘Prospects and Challenges of Power Sector in Indian Context ‘CPCPS-09’ by Dept. of EEE.

December 16, 2009

MoU signed with Malardalen University, Sweden.

December 28, 2009

Inauguration of Dr. V.A. Sastry Innovation and Development Centre at the Institute.

April 11, 2010

Dr. S.S. Gokhale, Director, VNIT, Nagpur has taken over charge as Director (Addl. Charge) of the Institute.

May 27, 2011

Prof. T. Srinivasa Rao, assumed charge as the Director of the Institute. It is a happy and momentous coincidence that he is an alumnus of this Institute.

January 21, 2012

8th Convocation of the Institute held at 3.00 PM in the Auditorium, Padmashree Prof. K.L. Chopra, Former Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was the Chief Guest of the function.

March 8, 2012

Inaugural function of Spring Spree-2012 held at the Institute, Sri Ali and Sri Shiva Reddy, film actors were Chief Guests.

March 21, 2012

18th Finance Committee and 23rd Board of Governors meeting held.

September 15, 2012

10th Convocation was held on 15th Sept 2012, in which Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman ISRO & Secretary, Dept of Space, GoI, was the Chief Guest

October , 2012

The NIT Warangal has entered into an MoU with the Erasmus Mundus (Indo – Europe Academic Exchange Programme) Scheme, called, “HERITAGE” Programme. Eight Indian Higher Education Institutes (IHEIs) and 12 European Higher Education Institutes (EHEIs) are the major partners under this Programme

October 26, 2012

Dr. Krishna M. Ella takes charge as the Chairman, Board of Governors, NITW

February 28 -

March 1, 2013

Prof. T. Srinivasa Rao, Director participated at the Progress Meeting of Heritage scheme at Ecole Centralede Nantes, France for effective collaboration and research activities by exchange programmes.

October 15, 2013

11th Convocation was held on 15th Oct. 2013, in which Dr. Krishna M. Ella, Chairman BOG, NIT Warangal, was the Chief Guest

December 27-29, 2013

TECHNOZION 2013 - Prof. C. Suryanarayana, Dept. of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlanda, USA was the Chief Guest.

February 21-23, 2014

Inaugural function of Spring Spree-2014 held at the Institute, Ms. Shobitha Dhulipala (Miss India) and Sri Anup Rubens (Music Director) were Chief Guests.