It is one of the few colleges in the Karnataka to be granted autonomy for all its courses.
The National Institute of Engineering, popularly known as NIE, found in 1946, is the second oldest college of Engineering in Karnataka. NIE is an autonomous institution affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University. It was granted autonomy in the year 2007. It was started in 1946 with Diploma Programs in Civil Engineering in a room under a thatched roof in Lakshmipuram. The funds obtained were used to strengthen the various Centers of Excellence in the college and to set up new ones. It was one of the few colleges in the Karnataka to be granted autonomy for all its courses. The campus is sprawled out over an area of 18 acres of land. The college has been acknowledged as 1st among private-aided engineering institutes in the State &3rd among Private engineering colleges in state.
1. NIE Mysore has over a dozen centers of excellence, which are well developed labs for the enrichment of engineering knowledge in students. 2. It established its library in 1946 with the collection of about 76000 Volumes.