Late Eng. Pankaj Charan Samantaray was the founder of Nigam Institute of Engineering and Technology, located in Bhubaneswar, India. He had a passion for engineering education and had worked tirelessly to establish a world-class institution that provides quality education to students. He was dedicated to the success of his students and the growth of the institute. The pillars of this institution stand on the visionary framework that he laid out for the students to thrive in.