Motilal Nehru National Institute Of Technology, Allahabad was formerly known as Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad (MONERECO). It is amongst the leading technical institutions in INDIA and was established in the year 1961 as a joint enterprise of Govt. of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in accordance with the scheme of establishment of RECs. However, with effect from June 26th of 2002 the college became deemed university and is now known as Motilal Nehru National Institute of technology (MNNIT, Allahabad). The foundation stone of the college was laid by the first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru on the 3rd of may, 1961 on a site spreading over 222 acres on the banks of the river Ganga. The main building of college was inaugurated by another illustrious son of India, Prime Minister Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri on 18th of April, 1965.