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NIST creates engineers, professionals, thought leaders who take the the ever evolving technological, academics and societal challenges that are undergoing a sea change in every domain very rapidly.

Highly qualified faculty of the Institute are committed themselves to not only provide the best academic training for students but also help create the best innovative and creative minds to stand up to future challenges with confidence. NIST is considered as a benchmark research institution in eastern India.

The placement of students has been NIST's crowning glory. Top MNCs, IT companies have recruited hundreds of students each year since its inception. The Institute also has EDC and IIPC Unit for igniting entrepreneurial culture among the student communities. Over two dozen entrepreneurs amongst its alumni are testimony to its avowed aim of producing "job creators".

Nestled in the green hills of Pallur, NIST campus is spread over 60 acres and is home to 1900 students. A fully WiFi campus with landscaped gardens, aquarium, parks, fountains, makes it a place full of joy of living amidst nature. The 4.3 lacs square feet of academic space makes it one of the largest in this part of the country. The indoor stadium, swimming pool, floodlit tennis court, basketball court, and cricket field along with many adventure sports initiatives (mountain trekking, para gliding, rafting etc.) make it a veritable paradise for sports lovers.


Message from the Chairman

On behalf of administration, faculty, and staff, I welcome you to the National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST).

We NISTians are focused on four core missions - academic excellence, research and innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and social values contributing to the bigger and better good of the community, country and world at large. Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff stand out due to their commitment to academic excellence, fundamental research, creative innovation, professionalism, leadership, diversity, pride, social values, and ethics.

NIST is always re-imagining and transforming to be a world leading institute in the 21st century with rigorous and ever evolving academic programs to meet future need, outstanding teaching, pioneering innovation, projects and research programs that foster partnership with community, industries, international collaboration, and working together with best and brightest minds around the globe in this hyper-connected world.

NIST is among the most desirable and respected institutes in the state of Odisha and country. We at NIST are not only focused on providing the highest standard of education in broad academic curriculum for undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate studies starting from engineering, science to management and research programs in broad areas, but also committed to create innovative minds, successful professionals, and entrepreneurs to meet the challenges of tomorrow's world.

I welcome you to join talented scholars, academicians, scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders at the NIST family. I am sure you will leverage endless opportunities at NIST to study, innovate, perform, transform, realize your abilities to the fullest and cherish unforgettable friendship, the most enjoyable moments, value of collaboration, sharing, and caring for life.

Dr. Sukant K. Mohapatra



NIST is known for its quality education, extensive research exposure, and genuine campus recruitment. With the strong base of faculty members, best in class infrastructure, state-of-the-art laboratories, industrial collaborations, and having one of the strongest alumni network, NIST brings a whole new exciting experience to engineering, sciences, and management studies.

  • NIST has got academic autonomy - academically we can go extra miles for you, autonomy paves our way to roping in industry floated courses
  • It is NBA and NAAC 'A' accredited - you can count on better standards and employment opportunities
  • Ranks 1st among all colleges in Eastern India, and 13th among technical institutes (DataQuest) - everybody swears by DataQuest, it's the leading Indian publication of IT industry
  • Ranks 60th among top engineering colleges in the country (Outlook) - once again affirms our quality
  • It is recognized as the the Best ICT enabled institute (eOdisha Summit), the Best R&D Institute of Odisha, and the Best Teaching & Learning Institute (eIndia Award) - most modern, outcome oriented education is guaranteed
  • It has awesome Faculty: 56 doctorates, 51 IITians, 38 having 10+ years of industry experience, 23 having worked/studied abroad - you will learn from the best men on the job
  • It has been conferred with Green campus award for greenery and conservation - means a healthier campus and surrounding is waiting for you
  • 76% Student placements in 2020 - your career almost insured
  • Gets top placements: BYJU'S, Cognizant, MindTree, Accenture, Infosys, Wipro, Aptus Data Labs, TCS, Sankalp Semiconductor, Tata Steels and the likes - you get better placements right after you graduate
  • Grabs enviable Packages: Many students placed at 10 lac/pa package - better payments, better life
  • Also while learning students here can earn through teaching assistantship, research assistantship, student instructorship and student scholarship - who doesn't like the perks, you will too
  • Provides international exposure: Internship and study opportunities in universities of Taiwan, Japan, US and more - world has gone global, you will too
  • Regular Coaching for GATE, CAT, GRE, TOEFL, BEC, IES, and Foreign Languages - opening vistas for higher academics and better placements abroad
  • Building entrepreneurial ecosystem in the campus with Govt. and Corporate collaborations - many students are incubating their dream enterprises on campus, your entrepreneurial streak will be taken care of from the very beginning
  • Conducts job-oriented summer courses regularly - you'll be one notch above others in getting into the job industry
  • Is a member of international research associations such as IEEE, IETE, ISTE, CSI, ACM, ISA, VLSI Society of India and more - the institute keeps itself and you updated about the latest in technology
  • Now grown into an institute park offering a wholesome academic experience through teaching, research, consultancy and entrepreneurship - you get great exposure from the get go.





How do I choose a college for a career in engineering?

This is the most crucial decision. See the following few things before finalizing a college for your career in engineering:

  • The Promoter: Should be an academician of repute. Know More....
  • Faculty: Faculty details should be there in the college website with educational qualifications (M. Tech., Ph. D etc.), photos and publications. Quality of institutes like IITs/IIScs/NITs/Foreign Universities from which the faculty members had their educations is also important. Know More....
  • Age of the Institute: Older colleges with good track record should be preferred first as the continual growth of these colleges can be seen in terms of student strength, alumni base, infrastructure, placement, university results, and public perception.
  • Ranking of Colleges: This must be one of the major yardsticks while choosing a college. Students must see the ranking of the colleges through various organizations, both government and private agencies. Know More....
  • Research: Grants received from government and others for research activities should be mentioned in the website. Know More....
  • Labs: Research labs should be available besides the regular UG/PG Labs. Know More....
  • Placement: See the history of placement since the inception of the college along with the average salary offered. It should have the companies name and the name of the recruited students. Only mention of companies does not serve the purpose. Know More....
  • Alumni Positions: Well established alumni speak volumes about the institute‚Äôs success. Know More....
  • Industry Perceptions: Recognition by top Industries glorify the reputation of the college.
  • International Collaborations: One should see to the collaborations the college has with foreign universities. This benchmarks the quality of education and research exposure the students get at the college. And this separates the average colleges from the BEST. (Link the website for various purposes)

Why should I join NIST?

One should join NIST for following reasons:

  1. Best Faculty Fraternity
  2. Research-led Quality Education
  3. Outstanding Campus Recruitment
  4. Advanced Laboratory Facilities
  5. Discipline
  6. Hostel on Campus
  7. Eco-Friendly Environment
  8. Hostel Coaching for Average Students
  9. Doubt Clearing Classes
  10. Industry Academia Interaction
  11. Industry Related Summer Courses
  12. Sports Infrastructure
  13. Transparent Exam System
  14. Record University Results
  15. Focus on developing Wholesome Personality
How do I choose my branch?

To choose your branch correctly, first of all, you should know your passion. Secondly, you should talk to some of your seniors who are doing engineering. Thirdly you can consult someone who is working as an engineer in some organization. Your decision should not be based on your friend's decisions as everybody's interest is different. Know More....

What is NIST faculty strength?

NIST has recruited faculty members from top institutes of the country and abroad through rigorous selection processes. Know More....

What is my option for branch change if I don't get the desired one at the time of admission?

As per the university guidelines a student can change his/her branch in the second year provided he/she gets a CGPA of 8.0 in the first year. Moreover, one doesn't need to change one's branch as he/she gets the option of keeping the minor paper from his/her desired branch from second year onwards. For example: one can join Mechanical Engineering and minor in Computer Science Engineering.

What is the concept of Honours and Major & Minor papers in Engineering?

For the first time BPUT has introduced three choices for students to complete their graduation: Know More....

  • B.Tech Regular: Traditional B.Tech degree with 190 credits
  • B.Tech Degree (Honours): In addition to the 190 credits, interested students can take one extra paper each semester (additional credit points) starting from 3rd to 7th from his own discipline.
  • (Benefit: Will help students who are going for higher studies like MS or PhD)
  • B.Tech with Major and Minor Specialization: Interested students can pursue their studies in their discipline (190 credit points) in which they have been admitted (as major) and minor in another discipline. (Benefit: Will help students to have dual specialization and thereby increase their job prospect in multiple domains)

Will I get any financial help from the college during my studies?

Yes. There are many financial aids which are provided during your graduation. They are: Know More....

  • Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme : Provided to 5% students whose family annual income is less than 4.5 lakhs.
  • Merit Scholarship: Provided to students who score 9.0 or more in their university examinations.
  • Teaching Assistantship: Top scorers of each subject are given Teaching Assistantship Scholarship of amount Rs. 1200/- per month.
  • Research Assistantship: A sum of Rs. 1200/- per month is provided to students who assist their teachers in doing research.
  • Travel Grant Scholarship: Provided to all students whose papers are accepted in India or abroad for research presentation.
  • Book Grant Scholarship: Books are made free for students who are economically backward.
  • Economic Hardship Scholarship: A stipend amount of Rs. 1200/- per month is given to the economically backward students.
  • Faculty and Staff Sponsored Scholarships: A stipend amount of Rs. 1000 per month is given to around 40-50 students who excel in curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities.
  • Shiv Shankar Bisoi Scholarship: An amount of Rs. 25000 is given to deserving candidates for excelling in academics.
  • M. Tech Scholarship: A stipend of Rs. 3000 per month is given to all M. Tech students without GATE score and Rs. 10000 per month is given to students with GATE score.

What is the fee structure of the college? Does it have any hidden fees?

The fee structure is as per the guidelines of the government of Odisha. There are no hidden fees. Know more

Can I pay my college fees in installments?

There is no provision of paying fees in installments. But if the person is taking a bank loan for his/her studies then he/she can submit an application to the account section. On the basis of the application the date may be extended till December of the joining year (only for the first year students).

Will I get hostel facility if I join the college? If yes, then will it be available for one year or for four years?

Separate hostel facilities, for both boys and girls, is available on Campus. The boys hostel has the capacity of 1300 students and the girls hostel of 650 students. It is provided for all four years.

How about hostel food?

Our hostels accommodate students from 14 different states of India. Because of such diversity, our hostels try to provide food which can satiate their nutritional needs and also please their taste buds. From time to time we even try to give students some regional delicacies. The everyday food is hygienic, less greasy and less spicy. We serve both veg and non-veg foods every day.

Is the campus ragging free? What action is taken against the violators?

The college is a completely a ragging free campus. The anti-ragging squad keeps the campus free from all sorts of ragging. The NIST Rule Book lays down strict punishment including suspension or expulsion for ragging. Ragging is a cognizable offence under the law as per the Supreme Court ruling and the same is implemented at the Institute in all seriousness.

What is the scope for higher studies?

The GATE, CAT/MAT/XAT, and GRE Clubs of the institute take care of the students' interest for pursuing higher studies. The college even has a dedicated library for all Competitive Exams.

What are the job opportunities after joining the institute?

The strong Placement Cell of the institute makes sure that everyone should get a job after their graduation. Through Pre-Placement Training Programmes, Summer Training Programmes, Industry-Academia Interactions, Centers of Excellence, the institute instills in students the qualities to excel in life and work. See the institute website for the list of companies who visited in the previous years. Know More....

What is the placement record of the institute?

The institute has shown an ever growing curve in campus recruitments since 1999. On an average the placement percentage has been 85%. The highest salary offered till date is Rs. 28 Lakhs per annum and the average salary is Rs. 4.5 Lakhs per annum. Campus recruitment is done in both software and core companies. List of placements....

Apart from studies what other facilities are provided to the students?

The institute has a rich sports infrastructure which includes a mini Olympic sized Swimming Pool, Cricket and Football Ground, Tennis Court, Volley Ball Court, Snooker, Badminton Court, and an Indoor Stadium. Apart from these, the facility for wall climbing, rope walking, kayaking and canoeing, and annual National Himalayan Trekking and Biking is also provided to the students. Medical and First Aid facilities are available round the clock in the campus. Know More....