National Institute of Technology, Warangal is a premier federally funded technical institute in India. It is located on either side of Hyderabad - Warangal highway at a distance of 3 km from Kazipet Railway Station and 14 km from Warangal Railway Station. Warangal is a city situated 148 km north-east of Hyderabad. Formerly known as the Regional Engineering College, Warangal (RECW), it is the first among the 17 Regional Engineering Colleges established in India. The institute\'s foundation stone was laid in 1959 by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The institute was renamed as the National Institute of Technology, Warangal in September, 2002. Today it is one of the Institutes of National Importance (INI) established by the Government of India, awarding bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, technology, basic sciences and management.