NIELIT Aurangabad was established by MeitY (erstwhile Department of Electronics) in the year 1987. It was the second premiere Centre for Electronics Design and Technology (CEDT) in the country established by DoE after huge success of first CEDT centre established by DoE at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. It was established in order to bring an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and to maintain close links with Industries, R&D and Academic Institutions to promote electronics, IT and industrial design culture. In the year 2001 this Centre was merged with NIELIT.
In one of the unique initiatives by GoI, State-of-Art Industrial Grade infrastructure was established within the premises of an Educational Institute with the objective to create a pool of highly skilled Electronics Product Design Engineers to bridge the gap between academia and industries. First time in country, unique courses with emphasizes on Innovation, Design and Development of Electronic Product viz Diploma in Electronics Production and Maintenance in 1987, M.Tech (Electronics Design and Technology) in 1990 and B Tech (Electronics System Engineering) in 2013 were started at this Centre by GoI. It is also one of the best and prestigious Research Centre of Dr. B.A.M. University, Aurangabad for conducting research leading to award of Ph.D. Degree in Engineering and Technology.
Co-located inside the lush green campus of Dr B.A.M. University and its campus is spreads over 20 acres. It has about 14 well equipped laboratories (such as PCB, Industrial Automation, Power Electronics, VLSI, Embedded Systems Design, CAD/CAM, Consumer Electronics, IoT, Open Source Computing, SDL, Multimedia) and Mechanical workshop besides a rich Library (that is part of MeitY Library Consortium, NKN, National Digital library of MHRD), Gymnasium for students, Auditorium, Canteen, Basket-ball ground, Volley ball ground, Kho Kho ground etc. Its faculty includes highly experienced and skilled Scientists who are alumni of prestigious institutes such as IITs and BITS Pilani.
Alumni of this Institute are working as entrepreneur and R&D engineers in India and abroad. Trained to become R&D engineer almost all the students of the Institute gets career opportunities of their choice.