The establishment of
the Nondhaburi Telecommunication Training Center on August 24, 1960 with
academic cooperation from the Government of Japan marked the origination of
KMITL. The training center became the Nodhaburi Institute of Telecommunications
under the Columbo Plan, later in 1964.
As specified by the 1971 King Mongkut's Institute
of Technology Act, KMITL was originated by an amalgamation of three technical
colleges: Nondhaburi Institute of Telecommunications, North Bangkok Technical
College and Thonburi Technical College. In the same year, the Nondhaburi
Institute of Telecommunications, or known as King Mongkut's Institute of
Technology at Nondhaburi Campus, was relocated to the district of Ladkrabang in
Bangkok. The new campus was called ''Chao Khun Taharn Ladkrabang Campus''. The
Nondhaburi Institute of Telecommunications became the Faculty of Engineering in
1972. In the same year, the College of Design and Construction located at the
Bangplad district was transformed into the Faculty of Architecture affiliated
In 1986, KMITL became a legitimate public
university under a legislation called ''King Mongkut's Institute of Technology
Ladkrabang Act'', which regulates its governance, administration and operation.
Like other public universities in Thailand, KMITL is a government agency under
the supervision of the former Ministry of University Affairs, which was merged
with the Ministry of Education on July 7, 2003. At present, KMITL, like other
public or autonomous universities, is under the supervision of the Commission
on Higher Education affiliated with the Ministry of Education.