National Institute of Technology Raipur (Formerly Government Engineering College Raipur), is a Central Government institute offering A.I.C.T.E approved undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in engineering and technology. The first President of independent India honorable Dr. Rajendra Prasad laid the Foundation stone of the college building on 14th September 1956. In view of its great past with 50 years old record of excellence and several strengths, the institute has been declared as National Institute of Technology (NIT) by the Central Government on 1st Dec. 2005.
The institute has 5 boy's and 1 girls hostel, within the campus. The institute also manages one additional girls hostel adjacent to campus. A 60-seat girl's hostel is under construction adjacent to existing girls hostel within the campus. A plan for construction of a new hostel block for boys is under process. Each hostel is self-contained with amenities such as common room and a dining hall with mess. All the hostel rooms are adequately furnished. Each hostel has a capacity to house about 100 inmate students. Administrative head of each hostel, the warden, is a senior faculty member.