National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (NITSRI) is a public engineering and research institution, located in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India It is governed by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 which has declared it as institutions of national importance, and lays down powers, duties, and framework for governance etc. It is leading engineering and research institute of India, along with other NITs and IITs. It is one of the 31 NITs in India, and as such is directly under the control of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It is the 7th in the chain of 17 NITs established as a part of the Second Five Year Plan (1956–61) by the Government of India. Refer History of RECs for more information on the Regional Engineering College established during the 2nd five-year plan (1956–60). NIT SRI admits its undergraduate students through Joint Entrance Examination (Mains), previously AIEEE. NITSRI was established in 1960 as the Regional Engineering College, Srinagar. It was one of the first eight Regional Engineering Colleges established by Government of India during the first Five Year Plan. The institute shifted to its present campus in 1965. The Regional Engineering College, Srinagar was upgraded to become the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar in July, 2003. In the same year, the institution was granted Deemed University status with the approval of the University Grants Commission, All India Council of Technical Education and the Government of India. On 15 August 2007 it became an Institute of National Importance under the NIT Bill passed by the parliament of India. NITSRI was ranked 57th among various engineering colleges of India by the survey of Outlook India in 2013. It was awarded the outstanding engineering institute in the northern region of India, by Dainik Bhaskar in 2013 and by ABP News in 2014. In April 2016, it was ranked 67th in National Institutional Ranking Framework published by Ministry of Human Resource Development in April 2016.