The National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST) was established in the year 1996. Within a few years the reputation of the Institute spread far and it admitted students only from the top 20% of the Orissa Joint Entrance Examinations & All India Entrance Examinations.
NIST has been ranked #28 in India by DataQuest - CMRSurvey Report 2013-2014.NIST has bagged with the prestigious eINDIA 2013 Award at an event held in Hydrabad on July, 23 under the category of "Best Teaching Learning Institute".NAAC has Accredited NIST with Grade A with a high score of 3.22
BPUT (Affiliating University) Students has ranked NIST as No.1 Enginerring Institute among 100+ engineering institutes of Odisha through public voting. NIST has once again proved its credentials in bagging the "Best Technical Institute in R & D Activities" in the State of Odisha.