Awards, Rewards and Accreditations

1st rank to NIST among all Engineering Colleges in EASTERN INDIA by DATAQUEST 2017.

69th rank to NIST at all India level and 1st Private Engineering College of Odisha by NIRF, MHRD, Govt of India, 2016.

60th rank to NIST among the top engineering colleges of India by Outlook India 2019.

3.22 rating to NIST out of 4 by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India (UGC).


Awards, rewards and accreditations have become synonymous with the institution in the recent past. The latest and the most prestigious in the list of achievements is the Grade 'A' accreditation bestowed upon NIST by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India (UGC) with the highest rating of 3.22 among all engineering colleges of Odisha.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, has published the India Rankings 2016 at a glittering ceremony held at Vigyan Bhavan on 4th April, 2016. Predictably the IITs are in the top ranks followed by NITs. The Berhampur based National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST) has been ranked 69th in the entire country in engineering. NIST by virtue of its 69th position is ranked as the first private engineering college of Odisha. The criteria for ranking included teaching/learning resources, research, graduation outcomes, outreach/inclusivity and perception. The data for the first four parameters, which account for 90% of the weightage, was submitted by the institutions and verified by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), a body constituted by the HRD ministry to conduct annual surveys.

Giving other engineering institutions in Odisha a run for their money, the Berhampur-based NIST forges ahead in the field of techno-education. Relentless efforts by the institution help it make forays into the big league of technical educational institutions in Odisha, besides retaining its strong foothold as the leading engineering college in Southern Odisha.



Outstanding Faculty Achievements


Fullbright Scholars

Post Doctoral Fellows

Faculty with PhD

NIST Faculty Achievements
Dr Ajit Kumar Panda
Boycast Fellow
University of Michigan, USA
NIST Faculty Achievements
Dr C. Nahak
Boycast Fellow
University of Virginia, USA
NIST Faculty Achievements
Dr A. Pattnaik
Boycast Fellow
University of New Mexico, USA
NIST Faculty Achievements
Dr M. Reza
Boycast Fellow
Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
NIST Faculty Achievements
Dr E. Raja Rao
Fullbright Scholars
NIST Faculty Achievements
Manaswini Acharya
Fullbright Scholars
NIST Faculty Achievements
Anjan Dasgupta
Fullbright Scholars


Outstanding Students Achievements

NIST Students display Alto Electric Car at KPIT Sparkle

In a remarkable display of modern renewable based technology, the students of National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST), under the guidance of Prof. S M A K Azad and Prof. Vinod Kumar, demonstrated a retrofitted Alto Electric Car which runs on batteries with an average speed of 40-50 km per hour at the recently held prestigious KPIT Sparkle competition held at Pune. The petrol engine of an existing old Alto car was replaced by a AC based Electric Drive. The batteries can either be charged by electric power or solar energy. This can not only provide more longevity to old and unused vehicles and drastically reduce the cost for passengers apart from stopping pollution. The project was immensely appreciated by the judges from the industry and academia. NIST was one of only two colleges from Odisha selected among the top 30 ideas from among 1500 applications.

NIST Students Achievements
NIST Students Achievements

Mammoth competition for the title with 42000 student contenders, 7500 teams, under 29 ministries on 598 problem statements and conducted across 26 states. Big Congratulations to the NIST Team - Tikshnayodha, Abhishek Kumar Soni, Nibedita Panda, Rahul Panda, Ram Krishna Padhy, Alokik Pathak, and Rituparno Behera, who made it happen under the guidance Prof. Bhawani Shankar Pattnaik and Ms Arunima Pattanayak.

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2016 program

Nitesh Khadanga, a B.Tech final year student of NIST belonging to the Computer Science & Engineering branch has been selected for the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2016 program.His name has been selected in the final list of accepted students for GSoC 2016 which was published on April 23, 2016. He would be working on the project 'loklak' under the mentorship of FOSSASIA, Singapore. He got a stipend of 5500 USD (Rs. 3,60,000 approx.) for working on this project.

NIST Students Achievements
NIST Students Achievements

The members of NIST Robotics Club (NRC) participated in the national level competition of Robocon-2014 organised by MIT Academy of Engineering, Pune during 6th to 8th March 2014. Competing with 89 participating teams from all across the country, NRC secured 23rd position in the contest. The theme of this year was "Salute to Parenthood," where each of the teams was supposed to present two robots, a manual (parent robot) and an automatic (child robot) for completing four tasks in 3 minutes. NRC amidst tough competition from top colleges of the country stood ahead of the other two participants from the state. Mr B. Rajanarayan Prusty, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and NRC Faculty Advisor accompanied the students to the competition.