The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) was established in 1996 and is being managed by the SM Charitable
Educational Trust under the vision and guidance of its renowned philanthropist and educationist Chairman, Sri Surendra
Mudali. The Institute is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE under MHRD, Govt of India) and is
affiliated to the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). The Institute campus of 60 acres is located at the picturesque
Palur Hills about 12 kms from Berhampur and 3 hours drive from Bhubaneswar. The Institute has grown by leaps and bounds
under the able leadership of its founder Director, Prof. Sangram Mudali, Director (M.S., University of Houston, B. Tech., IIT
Kanpur), Prof. (Mrs.) Geetika Mudali, Placement Director, (M.S.(MIS), New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ) & Prof. Ajit Kumar
Panda, Principal, (Boyscast Scholar at University of Michigan, USA).