Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), an Institute of National Importance, formerly known as Maulana Azad College of Technology (MACT), is India's one of the first eight Regional Engineering Colleges. The institute has been named after the great scholar, educationist and the first Education Minister of Govt. of India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The Govt. of India and Govt. of Madhya Pradesh jointly sponsored the Institute in 1960 to attract bright young students across the country. Presently, along with about 200+ faculties and 4000 students, the institute is successfully meeting the objectives of producing skilled manpower of the highest quality to cope up with challenges of ever evolving industrial needs of the country. The institute currently runs 7 UG and 29 PG courses and research programs leading to Ph.D.
The Department of Electrical Engineering offers courses leading to B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering, with well developed laboratories and state of art CAD lab. It also offers two M.Tech. Courses, leading to master degree in Electrical Drives and in Power System. The department offers Doctoral programs in the specialized areas of Electrical Drives, Power System and Renewable energy
Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, known as the "City of Lakes" reflects the true combination of scenic beauty of historical and modern urban planning. Bhopal presents a multi-faceted profile; the old city with its teeming market places and fine old mosques and palaces and new city with its modern edifices. It is located in the north-western part of the state of Madhya Pradesh, in the central region of India. The Bhopal City is very well connected via railway, road and air transportation services. Bhopal has a domestic/international airport with good amenities that connects it directly to Delhi, Mumbai, Indore, Ahmadabad, and Hyderabad.
The institute is about 9 km from Bhopal railway station, 07 km from Habibganj station, and 18 km from Bhopal airport. Weather in Bhopal is normally cold during December. The temperature during the month is about 6o C to 20o C.