MAULANA AZAD NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BHOPAL (MANIT) is the mentor Institute for Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhopal (IIIT-Bhopal).
Maulana Azad College of Technology (MACT) started functioning in1960 at Govt. S.V. Polytechnic with an intake of 120 students and seven faculty members. At that time Shri S.R. Beedkar, Principal of S.V. Polytechnic was the planning officer of the institute. Shri J.N.Moudgill joined in 1962 as the first principal of MACT. In 1963, MACT shifted to the new campus partially completed academic building. The Institute is named after the renowned educationalist and scholar, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, former Union Education Minister, Government of India. The foundation stone of the Institute building laid by the Prime Minister late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on 23rd April 1961.The Institute Progressed into the higher level of an education center in the steady development of infrastructure as well as academics.