National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NIT Warangal) formally known as Regional College of Engineering was established in 1959. It was first in the chain of the 30 NITs(formally known as the REC's) in the country. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of the institution on 10th October 1959. NIT Warangal is well known for its dedicated faculty and state of art infrastructure. The institute has undertaken many developmental activities with the assistance of UNESCO. The institute currently houses thirteen departments and some advanced research centres.