The family of the Founder and Chancellor Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia were copromoters of the cement giant, Ambuja Cement Ltd. Ambuja Neotia is one of the most prominent and respected corporate house headquartered in Kolkata with its forte in real estate, hospitality, healthcare and education. The group, under the stewardship of Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia has been responsible for landmark projects in and around Kolkata.
Ambuja Neotia Group, with a strong sense of social commitment, extends its capabilities towards the development of education. The Neotia family started its journey in education with Neotia Institute of Technology, Management and Science (NITMAS), previously known as Institute of Technology and Marine Engineering (ITME), a college established in 2002, affiliated to the then West Bengal University of Technology, which is now known as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT). The Neotia University (TNU) was established vide the West Bengal State Government Act XXIII of 2014. Though TNU is relatively new in its present configuration, it has its antecedents in the 17 years old institution.
TNU is one of the few higher education institutions in India that has implemented Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), a well thought out and executed CBCS that help students to develop both the left and right parts of the brain, which is essential for professional excellence and personal satisfaction.
TNU and NITMAS are the two dynamic endeavours of the Ambuja Neotia Group in the field of education. While NITMAS continues to offer long-established conventional courses to the students in West Bengal, TNU is primarily reaching out to much larger audience offering various Courses of, Engineering, Maritime Studies, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Agriculture and Bio-Sciences, Humanities; BBA with specialization in Retail Management, Hospital Management and Integrated BBA & B.A with LLB (Hons.) under School of Law and Management.