To meet the growing demand for manpower in the field of high level Engineering and Technology, the then Delhi Administration, with the approval of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, established a new College of Engineering by the name Delhi Institute of Technology (DIT) in July 1983. The Institute started functioning as Government Department and was later on converted into an administratively autonomous Institution in 1987. The responsibility of the governance has been entrusted to the Board of Governors. In the birth centenary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the Institute was renamed as Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) on 23rd January 1997
The fully residential complex is beautifully landscaped in a sprawling 145 acres of land at Sector-3, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078, complete with all facilities including faculty and Staff Residences, Hostels, Cooperative Mess, Sports Complex, Banks, Post Office, Kiosks, Shopping Complex, Kendriya Bhandar and Guest House and other Amenities. It is a fully developed Complex including Academic and Administrative blocks and Library.