Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (MNNIT or NIT Allahabad), formerly Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College (MNREC), is a public higher education institute located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is one of the National Institutes of Technology, and like the rest of them, classified as an Institute of National Importance. In a survey carried out by ET Now-Economic Times jointly, MNNIT Allahabad was declared as the best engineering institution of North India and ranked No.1 in overall ranking. It is also ranked 3rd in all 30 NIT’s, and no. 1 NIT of North India. In 2014, the Global Human Research Development Center ranked NIT Allahabad as number one among technical institutes under the category of ‘Top Engineering Colleges of Super Excellence. The college has the distinction of being first in the country to start an undergraduate programme in Computer Science & Engineering in 1976-77.