National Institute of Technology Raipur (erstwhile Government Engineering College Raipur), situated in the capital of the state of Chhattisgarh, has proven to be an avant-garde in the field of science and technology for about six decades. This institute has the unique privilege of being blessed by the first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the foundation laying ceremony on 14th September 1956, and again by the first Prime Minister of India Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru, inaugurating the institute building on 14th March 1963.
Established in 1956, the institute started with two departments namely Metallurgical and Mining Engineering. Gradually it has grown in stature and scale and from 1st December 2005, the institute has become the National Institute of Technology (NIT) and later in the year 2007 it was accorded the status of ‘An Institute of National Importance’ vide NIT Act 2007. The institute has been recognized nationwide as a leader in the field of education and research in fields of engineering. The dynamic and constantly evolving academic program reflects the institute's commitment to stay in tune with the expanding frontiers of knowledge worldwide.The institute is committed to the challenging task of development of technically skilled human resource meeting the requirements of industry by preparing seasoned graduates in highly sophisticated fields of engineering and technology
The Institute is one of the reputed institutes for technological education and research in India. Known for its strong relations with the industry, the Institute has always been a favorite destination for recruitment of talent for many firms.
The Institute is located in Raipur, the Capital City of Chhattisgarh State. It is well connected to all major cities by regular daily flights and train services. The institute is 5 km from Raipur railway station and 14 km from airport on the Great Eastern Road (GE Road).
The state of Chhattisgarh is a mineral rich state having enormous potential for development with seemingly inexhaustible natural resources of coal, iron ore, lime-stones, dolomite, tin, gem-stones and other minerals. Many industries such as cement, steel, steel alloy, aluminum, coal and iron ore mines etc., are located in the vicinity of the institute giving it a unique advantage for industry-institute interaction in various disciplines of engineering. The institute has grown in tandem with the major surrounding industries -Bhilai Steel Plant, SECL, Power Grid, NTPC, BALCO, Vedanta etc.
The institute offers facilities for Ph.D. and also under takes R & D activities, provides testing, consultancy and other extension services including continuing education to the industry through the IndustryInstitute Interaction Cell and the placement of the student through the Department of Training & Placement. The Institute is contributing to the technological, industrial and economic development of the region and the country for last six decades.
The institute also gives equal importance to extra-curricular activities with a focus on the overall development of its students to equip them to face the challenges of the highly competitive corporate world.