The National Institute of Engineering: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

  • Mysore, Karnataka
  • 3.5

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Updated On - Dec 14, 2021
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The National Institute of Engineering Overview

The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysore was established in 1946. It is one of the oldest private colleges for engineering and was granted autonomy by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) in 2007. It owes its existence particularly to three eminent figures among sixteen namely, Sri S.Ramaswamy, Sri D.V.Narasimha Rao, and Sri T. Rama Rao. The college ranks between 101 to 150 in the list of top Indian engineering colleges as published by the NIRF-MHRD in April 2017.

NIE Admission is conducted for its undergraduate BE program through CET, COMEDK, and management quota, subject to AICTE and Karnataka govt directives. Lateral Entry is possible for those with a 3-year diploma. Postgraduate admission occurs via PGCET held by Karnataka Examination Authority; exemption is given to those with a valid GATE score.

Presently on offer at The National Institute of Engineering are 7 Bachelor’s, 11 Master’s, and 5 Post-Graduate Diploma programs under 13 centers of excellence. Several research projects funded by the Central and State Governments, VTU, ISRO, and McMaster University are underway at NIE. The gross funding amounts to about INR 700 lakh. The National Institute of Engineering is approved by AICTE, VTU, Govt of Karnataka and is a QIP Research Centre as recognized by AICTE and VTU. The National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi has given accreditation to 4 undergraduate programs, viz. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Industrial & Production Engineering. It is recognized under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of MHRD, funded by The World Bank.

NIE aims to instill in its students the values of integrity and accountability, collaborative cooperation, professionalism, social and moral responsibility. It seeks to develop sustainable technologies through its research programs, which would benefit the whole world. The focus is to give a state-of-art engineering education with a thorough theoretical base supplemented by practical training.

The National Institute of Engineering Quick Links:

NIE college Mysore promotes innovation, collaboration, and industry-academia interaction and seeks to provide an inclusive platform where ethical engineering practices are followed. It is one of the top engineering colleges in Karnataka.

Type of college
Private, Autonomous
University Grants Commission [UGC], All India Council for Teacher Education [AICTE], Government of Karnataka, Visvesvaraya Technological University [VTU]
Recognized by Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP), MHRD 
Year of Establishment 1946 
Infrastructure Facilities Library, Classrooms, Hostels, Sports, etc. 
National Institute of Engineering Address The National Institute of Engineering, Mananthavady Road, Mysore – 570008. 
National Institute of Engineering Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate, M.Sc Engg by Res., Postgraduate Diploma programs
National Institute of Engineering Contact No. (+91) 821 2480475 / (+91) 821 2481220 / (+91)821 2480996 
Email [email protected]

NIE Courses:

NIE offers 7 Bachelor’s, 11 Masters and 5 Post-Graduate Diploma programs as mentioned below:

Discipline Course Specializations
Engineering            B.E. (4 years)       Civil Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering(Evening)
Industrial and Production Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Information Science and Engineering
M.Tech (Civil Engineering) (2 years) Hydraulics Engineering
Computer Application to Industrial Drives
 MCA (2/3 years)  
 M. Tech (Mechanical Engineering) (2 years)   Product Design and Manufacturing
Industrial Automation and Robotics
Nano Technology
Machine Design
 M.Tech (Electronics and Communications Engineering) (2 years) Networking & Internet Engineering
M. Tech (Industrial & Production Engineering) Production Engineering System Technology
 M. Tech (Computer Science and Engineering)  Information Technology
 M. Tech (Information Science) Computer Network Engineering – Full time
Computer Network Engineering – Part-time
PGD (Civil Engineering)     Structural Design 
Fire Safety Engineering 
Integrated Water Resources Management 
PGD (Mechanical Engineering) Automobile Technology 
Renewable Energy Technology 
PhD/ M.Sc. (Engg) by Research        Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Industrial & Production Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering

The National Institute of Engineering Departments:

The goal of every department at the NIE college is to offer world-class education, high-tech infrastructure, and globally acceptable education which will produce competent, professional, and ethical engineers.

Department of Civil Engineering:

The oldest dept in The National Institute of Engineering, its students win ranks at the university ever year. The faculty is experienced and the department is well-equipped with the latest instrumentation and carries out research in the areas of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and water resources. Besides regular testing, the department also offers consultancy and testing to other departments and even government agencies. It also takes up social audits.

Department of Mechanical Engineering:

Established in 1953, this dept is staffed by experienced and dedicated faculty. It provides consultancy services and does research in the areas of Automation Technologies, Nanotechnology, Composite Materials, and Energy Systems Engineering and has established centers of excellence viz. Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies (CREST), Centre for Nanotechnology (CNT), Centre for Automation Technologies (CAT), etc. Students can get hands-on training due to collaborative ventures with tops companies such as Bosch, Siemens, Volvo, etc.

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering:

This NIE dept began in the year 1958. It conducts research funded by UGC and AICTE in Energy Management and Distribution System as well as Power Systems. It collaborates in R & D with the Electrical Engineering Division of IISc; Karnataka Power Corporation; CPRI, Bangalore, and the State Electricity Board. Its consultancy work involves testing of motors, transformers, and Insulation of electrical appliances, Insulation Boards, etc., for clients.

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering:

This NIE dept saw its inception in the year 1971 and has worked towards achieving engineering excellence since then. It emphasizes keeping up with not only the basics but also the current trends in Electronics, Computers, Communication Engineering, and Instrumentation. Students can find modern laboratory facilities and learned faculty who review textbooks, having completed many industries and KSCST sponsored projects.

Department of Industrial and Production Engineering:

Originally a part of the Dept of mechanical engineering this dept. split in 1981. It researches in the broad areas of production and specializes in Metal Cutting, Machine Tools, Finance and Quality Control, Advanced Manufacturing, CAD-CAM, Robotics, Industrial Engineering, Advanced Materials, etc. The dedicated faculty, facilities, and infrastructure can help the students imbibe professionalism and ethics.

Department of Computer Science & Engineering:

This department was inaugurated in 1983 and has grown over the 30 years with improved infrastructure, the latest courses, and experienced faculty. The TEQIP grant from the World Bank has helped to amp up the facilities and has been used for faculty development programs. There are 6 large computer laboratories and besides the computers, there are color inkjet printers, digital cameras, multimedia projectors, laser and scanning, and image transformation facilities.

Department of Master of Computer Applications:

This department began in the year 1997. It provides training and education as per the industry demands with a focus on the student’s academic performance as well as all-round personality development. Several training programs in recent technologies are conducted by the teaching staff to develop the software skills of the students.

Department of Information Science & Engineering:

A shortage of IT engineers was remedied when this NIE department was begun in 1999. The department offers state-of-the-art computational facilities and conducts significant research. The alumni are well-placed.

Department of Basic Sciences:

This department is constituted by Geology, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Departments. The geological museum contains collections of Indian and Foreign mineral and rock specimens, to meet the requirements of the Civil Engineering students.

NIE Fees:

The National Institute of Engineering offers several courses for which the fees can be paid by DD or online through NEFT via HDFC bank.

  • For admissions through KCET/ COMEDK, the fees are to be paid as per the KEA guidelines. For 1st year B.E. the fee is INR 19,730 (Karnataka), INR 21,230 (non-Karnataka) for aided courses under CET quota. The management quota fee is INR 2,25,780 and INR 2,27,280 respectively.
  • The 2nd year fee is INR 26,270 while the management quota fee INR 1,81,270. For the third year, the fee is INR 24,470 and INR 1,79,470 respectively while the 4th-year fee is INR 26,470 and INR 1,61,470 respectively.
  • For admissions through management quota, the college can be contacted directly.
  • For PG admissions, the fees are to be paid as per KEA guidelines. 

NIE Scholarships:

The National Institute of Engineering offers several scholarships to meritorious and/or disadvantaged students. It also allows scholarships from non-affiliated organizations.

Some of the scholarships that can be availed are:

  • Late Sri. Ramanuja Iyengar Scholarship Fund, NIE, Mysore for the top scorer in 1st year B.E.
  • Gowramma & B. N. Subba Rao Memorial Endowment Scholarship for poor students without any other scholarship
  • Venkubai Endowment Scholarship for outstanding sports performance and many others.

National Institute of Engineering Infrastructure:

The National Institute of Engineering, NIE has a large campus having 3 blocks- Golden Jubilee Block, Administrative Block, and the Diamond Jubilee Sports Complex. It offers the following infrastructural facilities:

  • Huge playground for sports and equipment, fitness centers, Diamond Jubilee Indoor Sports Complex
  • Emergency medical response center with trained doctors and nurses
  • The NIE institute has branches of National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Social Service (NSS)
  • Campus-Wide Networking (CWN) provided by NIE to students and staff for internet access with a 250 Mbps wireless dedicated leased line
  • The NIE Library offers access to a huge number of books, periodicals, journals and is connected to the National Digital Library of India
  • Syndicate Bank offers an in-campus branch for the convenience of the students.

National Institute of Engineering Rankings:

NIE is one of the top 10 Engineering Colleges in Karnataka which has received accreditation for its programs.

  • The Outlook magazine ranked NIE as 21st among the top 100 engineering colleges, 2018
  • Education World magazine ranked NIE as 19th among the top Indian engineering colleges in 2019
  • It has been ranked 36th by Careers360 in 2018
  • Its NIRF-2017 rank is 96 out of 3800 engineering colleges

NIE Placements:

NIE Placement Division is equipped with infrastructures such as group discussion and interview rooms. A placement cell library with a good collection of books and materials contributes to overall personality development.  A lot of companies visit the campus every year and the number of students placed through campus recruitment activity is increasing yearly.

  • Compulsory Programmes are conducted for Aptitude, Technical Tests, Group Discussions, Facing Interviews training to all the pre-final year students who register with Placement Cell.
  • Interactive sessions are arranged with final year students who have been selected by companies
  • NetApp, Motorola Mobility, SAP Labs, Philips Innovation, Hewlett-Packard, CISCO, Ericsson, TVS, Fidelity Systems, etc are among the companies giving Internship to final year students of UG & PG programs bringing them some Industrial exposure.
  • In 2018-19, the total placements were 494 among 62 visiting companies such as L&T, Accenture, TCS, Tata ELXSI, Mercedes Benz ltd, Huawei Technologies ltd, Pompeii Technologies ltd, etc.
  • NIE Mysore has partnerships with renowned institutions such as McMaster University, Canada, and Ryerson University, Canada. It has MoUs with the Univerisity of Wisconsin- Madison, and then the University of Minnesota. Among Indian companies, it has signed MoUs with TCS, S-VYASA, L&T

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The National Institute of Engineering Eligibility Criteria:

NIE largely follows the criteria as suggested by VTU and AICTE directives. It has a diverse, multicultural student body drawn from all over the country.

Courses Eligibility
  • The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination recognized by the University. Or a 3-year diploma with min 50% in the final exam.
  • Candidates must score at least 45% (for SC/ST/OBC 40%) in aggregate with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Computer Science, Biology and Electronics. English should be one of the languages.
  • Admission is conducted through KCET/COMEDK or management quota.
  • Candidates must possess a valid GATE score.
  • Or Candidates should have passed the qualifying examination with min 50% aggregate marks in B.E. (45% for category candidates).
  • Admission is conducted through KEA-PGCET only.
  • Candidates must score at least 50% (ST & SC candidates at least 45%) of marks with Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Computer Programming/ Computer Applications / Business Mathematics/Business Statistics as one of the optional or electives at degree level.
  • Or candidates who passed one of the subjects specified in the first provision in the Pre-University Course with 50% (ST & SC candidates must score at least 45%).
  • Admission is conducted through KEA-PGCET only.
M.Sc (Engg) by Research 
  • VTU notifies admissions twice a year during January and August.
  • Guides in the relevant discipline can be contacted by candidates.

NIE Admission:

Admission for BE is based on the score/ rank obtained in the entrance examination [CET/ COMEDK] and 10+2. Admissions for M.Tech and MCA will be based on the score/ rank obtained in the PGCET conducted by KEA. The NIE Cut Off for admission is announced as per CET scores or ranks.

Documents required (originals):

  • Allotment letter of KCET/ COMEDK/ PGCET/ management quota 
  • All the degree marks cards
  • Transfer certificate
  • Photograph [2 copies, passport size]
  • PGCET/ KCET/ COMEDK rank card
  • Migration certificate [Non-Karnataka students]

Attested photocopies:

  • Allotment letter of KCET/ COMEDK/ PGCET/ management quota 
  • All the degree marks cards/ 10th and 12th/ PUC marks card
  • Transfer certificate
  • Caste and income certificate 
  • Aadhar Card
  • GATE card (M.Tech)
  • For rural quota, Kannada medium certificate 
  • For sports quota, PH, NCC documented proof

Three copies of the above documents to be submitted.

National Institute of Engineering Hostel details:

Separate hostels for boys and girls are available with boarding facilities.

  • The hostel for boys is situated behind the NIE Campus and can accommodate 400 students. The girls' hostel is adjacent to the NIE Golden Jubilee Complex and can house 250 students.
  • The mess provides timely and hygienic food.
  • NIE Facilities are comprehensive with modern gadgets, facilities, and campus-wide networks [Internet facility].
Room Type Fee for girls Fee for boys
Single INR 1,05,000 N/ A
Two-sharing INR 95,000 N/ A
Three-sharing INR 80,000 INR 75,000
Four-sharing INR 70,000 N/ A

The National Institute of Engineering Highlights

Institution Type Private
Faculty Student Ratio 16
Total Faculty 144

The National Institute of Engineering Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
40 Engineering
196 Engineering
28 Engineering

Exams Accepted by The National Institute of Engineering


Exam Date: Jun 19, 2022

Result Date: Jul 05, 2022

Karnataka PGCET

Exam Date: Nov 13, 2021

Result Date: Dec 19, 2021

The National Institute of Engineering Reviews

Overall Rating (Out of 5)


Based on 32 Verified Reviews

Distribution of Rating

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Fees and Scholarship


Academics & Faculty


College Infrastructure


Clubs & Associations


International Exposure


Shankar | Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2018

Reviewed on Aug 04, 2021

  • 3.2
  • Placements & Internships 3
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 3
  • Clubs & Associations 2.5
Placements & Internships

Placements are good on an average but for mechanical its low(around 40% got placed our batch). Key companies that visit for placements in our college are CISCO, Mercedes Benz, Oracle, Continental and many. Average salary is about 3-4L. 

Fees and Scholarship

Fees for B.E(Mechanical) for aided is 21000 and for unaided is 42000. Scholarship is provided by karnataka government called karepass.

Girish D S | Bachelor of Engineering [BE], batch of 2021

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

  • 3.5
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
Placements & Internships

Different branches will have different percentages of placement. Circuit branches will have a good placement percentage and good companies will visit every year

Darshan | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2022

Reviewed on Sep 04, 2019

  • 5
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

Google, Cisco, Accenture, TCS, Mahindra All these companies visit the campus every year and hire all most all the students from all respective branches. The college also provides support for the students enormously through various programs that are internships and educates the aspirants regarding everything related to placements.

Fees and Scholarship

Since I belong to SCG my fees is 59000.approximately every year. It is almost the same for all non-supernumerary quota students. For students who joined under SNA quota, they will enjoy very less fee payment as 14k-15k per year. All the students get scholarship interns of caste, income, merit. Loans are needed for those who find it difficult to afford all the expenditures including hostel or pg fees

Suma HR | Bachelor of Engineering [BE], batch of 2000

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

  • 3.8
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Clubs & Associations 4
Placements & Internships

Yes, one internship and stipend will be given. Yes, many companies offer INR 5 LPA to 25 LPA.

Fees and Scholarship

The course fee is INR 58,770 per year.

Charanraj | Master of Technology [M.Tech], batch of 2019

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

  • 2.9
  • Placements & Internships 2.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • Academics & Faculty 3
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
Placements & Internships

No, I don't do any internship. The companies like Benz, Wipro, Infosys come for the placements. Average salary figure is INR 2 lakhs per annum. Alumni is good.

Fees and Scholarship

The course fee for M.Tech is INR 78,000 per year at 

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