My Alma Mater – I am so proud of ‼
After India got Independence in 1947 and cauldron of social unrest (Religious tensions ) got diminished , the next challenging task for this newly born campestral was to bring social and economic stability. Jawaharlal Nehru , the then Prime minister realized that the only way Indian Republic can re-establish its presence in the world stage and establish stability is only through the intellectual power of its citizens & Education. Keeping that in view, Nehru took the initiative and the first ‘Indian Institute of Technology’ came to existence in 18th Aug, 1951 in Kharagpur inaugurated by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
Time kept on passing and within seven years of the inaugural of the first technical institute of National Importance, Nehru understood that just one Institute is not going to feed the hunger of 370 million people. That’s why Pundit Nehru had to Travel all way long to a small place named “Warangal” in the newly formed state “Andhra Pradesh” (Merging “Telangana” with the “Andhra” On 1 November 1956). He laid the foundation stone for a new institute there named “NIT Warangal” ( Then “Regional Engineering College, Warangal”) on October 10, 1959, the first in the chain of 30 NITs (formerly known as RECs) in the country. The perception of Nehru was to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation for the industrial growth of the country. And that was just an another beginning of a golden era for the Indian Education System. In a very short span, NIT Warangal could be able to attain recognition as a major centre of learning in Engineering, Science and several Inter-disciplinary Areas with the help of UNESCO and UK assistance . Not only, has the Institute acted as the breeding ground for ideas and talent, it also has recognized and honoured scholars of distinction. Later Educational progammes here extend beyond the physical sciences and engineering and extended it’s service towards humanities and social sciences such as Economics, English and into management studies.
• Now, nearly 3624 (UG : 2251 , PG : 1104 & 269 Ph.D.) students are getting graduated from this Institute every year under the guidance of 200 teaching staff and support of 360 administrative staff.
• Studying in NITW is a Dream for the Intermediate Students across the country and it is the most sought college just after IIT’s.
• The placement scenario of the institute is one of the best of its kind in the country, even better than some of the IIT’s (*2010 placement was just an exceptional) . Heard that this year within the 50 days of opening of Placement, already 6 members got placed for more than “60 LPA”.
• It’s infrastructure is also one of the best of its kind in the country with 16 residential blocks , nearly 100 laboratories organized in a unique pattern of functioning, Central Library with state of the art facilities, Auditorium, Student Activity Centre, Mega Computer Centre, Indoor Games Complex, big stadium, Seminar Halls with required infrastructure, Dispensary with state of art of facilities, and many more.
• Organizes 2nd largest cultural & Technical fest in the entire South India.
For the last 53 years, NIT Warangal have given birth to GEMs and some of which are :
1. Rao Remala -1971 Batch –Electrical Engineering – First Indian Employee in Microsoft from India.
2. Srinidhi Varadarajan- 1994 Batch – ECE – Architect of World’s fastest and cheapest supercomputer, System X; Director of Terascale Computing facility at Virginia Tech; named in MIT Technology Review TR 100 Top 100 innovators under age of 35.
3. Anand Swaminathan-1982 Batch – Mechanical Engineering – Director,Associate Dean & Goizueta Chair, Emory University -Goizueta Business School.
4. Dr. Siva S. Banda – 1974 – Electrical Engineering – Director of Control Science Center of Excellence, Chief Scientist for Air Vehicles Directorate at United States Air Force Research Laboratory . Elected to National Academy of Engineering, and President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Award in 2010
5. Sunand Sharma-1972 Batch- Mechanical Engineering – Chairman, Country President- Alstom India.
6. Dr. Lalit Goel-1983 Batch – Electrical Engineering – Professor and Head of Electrical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University,
7. Krishna Rangasayee-1990 Batch – Electronics Engineering – Senior Vice President & General Manager, Communications Business Unit, Xilinx
8. V.R. Ferose – 1997 Batch- CSE – Managing Director, SAP Labs , India; Nominated as Young Global Leader (YGL) by World Economic Forum in 2012.
9. Dr V Anjaneya Sastry, batch of 1964 was one of the co- founders of Infosys-presently heads software companies based in Bangalore-donated rupees 1 Crore to the Alma-mater for the establishment of the innovation and incubation centre.
10. Sri S M Shetty, batch of 1965 heads the SM group of companies –engaged in development of import substitution of chemicals used for dyes and paints industry-engaged in packaged snacks-heads a thousand crore enterprise.
11. Prof. Mohan Tanniru, batch of 1969-Dean, School of Business Administration , Auckland University Rochester- USA.
12. Sri L Venkateshvarulu IAS, topper of the batch presently working in the UP Administrative cadre.
13. Sri R Mutyala Raju -All India IAS topper-2007.
14. Sri K Linga reddy, 1967 batch, chairman PETE winner of the MSME award for the year 2009.
15. Sri R Sesha Talpa Sai, batch of 1977- CMD TEHRI hydro development corporation.
16. Sri R P Singh, batch of 1979- CMD of Sutlej Jamuna Vidyut Nigam ltd (SJVNL)
17. And the list continues…….