Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT) is an Autonomous Institution affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), with the approval of UGC and Accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) under Tier-1 scheme and by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC-UGC) with A Grade.NMIT is the Youngest engineering college in the country to be conferred the prestigious Autonomous Status by UGC/Govt. of Karnataka, New-Delhi in the year 2007.NMIT is the Only unaided private engineering college in Karnataka State selected by the Govt. of India for World Bank Funding under TEQIP Phase II- Subcomponent 1.1 in the year 2011.NMIT has a strong focus on Excellence in Education, Research and Promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. NMIT has an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre funded by the Department of Science and Technology (NSTEDB), New Delhi.NMIT has Several Sponsored research Projects amounting to Rs. 5+ Crores sanctioned by different reputed National Funding Agencies such as DST, DIT, AICTE, DRDO Labs, VGST, IEEE, VTU etc.