The institute was the first in the country to offer an undergraduate program in Computer Science and Engineering, which was started in 1976. It is among the few technical institutions in India to house two supercomputers, PARAM 8000 and PARAM 10000.[5]. In 1972, the college established an industrial estate with 69 sheds with the objective of encouraging entrepreneurs and creating additional revenue. The institute started a two year/four semesters postgraduate degree in Management Studies in 1996. Also known as Motilal Nehru Engineering College, MNNIT Allahabad and NIT Allahabad. The college has the distinction of the being first in the country to start an undergraduate programme in Computer Science & Engineering, in 1976-77.[4]. It has a great historical importance. The computer centre at MNNIT provides computation related facilities to students and the faculty. Master of Social Work (MSW) is also running in the institute since 2009. Under this scheme, a Design Center was established at a cost of about Rs. The foundation stone was laid by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, and the institute was named after his father, lawyer and freedom fighter, Motilal Nehru. A medical centre and pharmacy are also there within the campus. Effective from 26 June 2002, the college became a deemed university and was renamed as Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology. From its beginnings the institute offered bachelor's degree programmes in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Laboratories and classrooms are well maintained and well furnished. The MNNIT computer centre provides email, web, DNS, internet and other related servivces. The main building of the college was inaugurated by Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on 18 April 1965. The college has been recognized by AICTE as a center for the Quality Improvement Programme. It has a master's course in Mathematics and Scientific Computing and a B-school known as the School of Management Studies. The institute has been recognized by the Government of India as a center for the quality improvement program in Civil and Mechanical Engineering. The college is a member of the Indo-UK REC project in the area of design. ABBREVIATED AS. Effective from 26 June 2002, the college became a deemed university and was renamed as Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology. As it was built a long time ago, the buildings are old but well maintained and the campus is spread over an area of 222 acres. Allahabad University also had a Department of Electronics & Communication (J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology) engineering college but MNREC was started with two another branches of engineering- Civil & Mechanical. The institute has been recognized by the Government of India as a center for the quality improvement program in Civil and Mechanical Engineering. The Computer Science department offers a Master's in Computer Applications (MCA). Postgraduate programs were introduced in 1970-71 with master's degree courses in all engineering departments. 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