Institute of Science & Technology is one of the autonomous academic units of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad and located within the JNTUH campus. The Institute had been established in 1989 with the vision of being recognized as a good teaching as well as research institute and imparting technical education with strong domain of knowledge, contemporary skills and positive attitude towards holistic growth of young minds.

Institute of Science & Technology offers post graduate and doctoral programmes in various fields of Science and Technology. The ten centers of IST, Centre for Bio-Technology, Centre for Chemical Sciences and Technology, Centre for Environment, Centre for Nano Sciences and Technology, Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Centre for Spatial Information Technology, Centre for Water Resources, Centre for Earth, Atmosphere, Weather Modification  Technologies, Centre for Alternative Energy Options, Centre for Innovative Research, strive with the mission of providing quality education, student centered teaching-learning processes and state of the art infrastructure for professional aspirants. Highly qualified and experienced faculty, excellent technical staff, enthusiastic student community and effective administration has contributed to the academic and scientific excellence of the Institute.

IST has attained autonomous status and recognized as a well performing institution and has been sanctioned a grant of Rs. 12 crores from the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of the World Bank, TEQIP-I and 12.5 crores from TEQIP-II for overall development which includes up-gradation of infrastructural facilities, establishment of newer laboratories, faculty development, training and research activities in thrust areas. The institute is also shortlisted as mentor Institute for TEQIP III project