National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, earlier known as Regional Institute of Technology was established on 15th August 1960 as a joint venture of Government of India and the Government of Bihar in the chain of RECs (Regional Engineering College) in India with the aim to generate technical graduates of highest standards who could provide technological leadership to the region. On 27th December 2002, in the line of all other RECs of India, RIT Jamshedpur (may be read as REC Jamshedpur too) was converted to National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur with the status of a Deemed University as per the decision of Govt. of India. The Institute is fully funded and governed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India since 1st April, 2003. On 15 August 2007, NIT Jamshedpur was given the status of the Institute of National Importance through an Act of the Parliament known as the NIT Act.
Situated in the heart of the rich mineral and industrial belt of Jharkhand State, the campus encompasses the Main building, the Library, the Computer Center, 11 hostels (9 Boys hostels and 2 Girls hostels), staff quarters, Guest House, a Students Gymkhana, a Post-office , a branch of State Bank of India, two ATMs, central store and a dispensary. The hostels and departments are connected with high speed wireless LAN. The institute maintains courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton and tennis. Apart from this, it also has cricket, hockey and football grounds.
Every year, the students are selected by most of the leading companies in the country, many of which are MNCs. The distinguished faculty, meritorious students, well equipped classrooms and laboratories and most importantly, continually monitored and revised undergraduate and post graduate programs incorporating the most recent technological, management and humanistic theories and practices have been the features which have resulted in our institute being ranked amongst one of the top institutions in the country. Moreover, the exemplary placement record till date contributes to the reinforcement of its brand image of a major technology hub. We will continue to work towards our vision of chiselling the best engineers of the country and the world. We commit ourselves to work for a better future and we hope to keep earning numerous honours and accolades from the whole nation for our march towards the zenith.