List of Top 10 NIT Colleges in India
After IITs NITs (National Institute of Technology) is the first choice for every engineering student. Like the IITs, the National Institute of Technology or NIT is a group of publicly owned institutes that have been established to provide students with higher education in the field of science and technology. NIT Colleges in India are among the premier (most demanding institutes) institutes for technical studies after the IITs. In other words, you can say that they fall into the category of top-ranked engineering colleges in India.
While IITs are more popular among the aspirants, NITs also offer a high level of education and lots of career opportunities. There are a total of 31 NIT in India in the country that offer engineering and technology-based courses at undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels like B.Tech., M.Tech., etc. For admission in NITs, candidates have to clear the cut-off criteria of JEE Mains i.e. you have to score good marks in JEE Main Exam.
Top 10 NIT in India & NIRF Ranking 2020:
|Positions||NIT Colleges in India||Located||NIRF 2020||Official Website|
|1.||NIT Tiruchirappalli||Tamil Nadu||9||https://www.nitt.edu/|
|5.||MNNIT Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh||48||http://www.mnnit.ac.in/|
|9.||NIT Durgapur||West Bengal||47||https://nitdgp.ac.in/|
Eligibility Criteria of NIT Colleges in India:
- Students must secure at least 75% marks (65% marks in case of Reserved Categories) in aggregate or be in the Top 20 Percentile in Class 12th exams from a recognized board.
- Admission to one of the NIT Colleges in India takes place based on the marks obtained by aspirants in JEE Mains.
- For admission in NITs, aspirants have to clear the cut-off criteria of JEE Mains.
- All documents are valid or made as given on JoSAA’s Official website.
Courses Offered by NIT (UG Program):
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
- Bachelor Of Technology (B.Tech.)
- Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
- Dual Degree comprising (BS+MS)
- Dual Degree comprising (B.Tech.+M.Tech.)
Here is a list of the common engineering specializations offered by NIT Colleges in India.
- Computer Science Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering
- Humanities and Management
- Ceramic Engineering
- Mechanical & Automobile Engineering
- Telecommunication Engineering
- Mechatronics Engineering
- Biochemical Engineering
- Production Engineering
Top 10 NIT Colleges in India Seat Intakes:
1. NIT Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy):
The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli which is also known as NIT Trichy. NIT Trichy was Established in the year 1964. The National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirappalli is a government-run institution for higher education and advanced research, mainly in engineering and technology.
It was started as the Regional Engineering College and is amongst the oldest establishments by the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) system. It offers 10 Undergraduate (UG) and 28 Graduate (PG) programs. The institute has accreditation from UGC and affiliation from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
|S.No.||Branches of NIT Trichy||Seats|
|3||Computer Science and Engineering||119|
|4||Electronics and Communication Engineering||117|
|6||Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||78|
|7||Electrical and Electronics Engineering||116|
|9||Instrumentation and Control Engineering||117|
2. NIT Rourkela:
The National Institute of Technology, Rourkela is one of the top engineering colleges in India. Which is also known as NIT Rourkela. The college has been ranked amongst Top engineering colleges many a time. The institute was established in the academic year of 1961 and it continues to be one of the premier institutions to offer higher education since its inception. There are a total of 20 Departments with 303 Faculty Members currently operating in the institute. The institute has also accreditation from UGC and affiliation from the AICTE.
|S.NO||Branches of NIT Rourkela||Seats|
|5||Computer Science and Engineering||136|
|7||Electronics and Communication Engineering||74|
|9||Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||74|
3. NIT Surathkal:
National Institute of Technology Surathkal, formerly known as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC) and is counted amongst India’s Oldest Technical Institutes. It’s a public Deemed University is situated in Surathkal, Mangalore. The National Institute of Technology Surathkal is also known as NIT Surathkal. NIT Surathaka was Established in the year 1960.
The institute has accreditation from UGC and affiliation from the All India Council for Technical Education. NITK offers numerous PG and UG programs in the fields of Science, Engineering, and Management. The college campus lies over an area of 295 acres of land.
|S.No||Branches of NIT Surathkal||Seats|
|3||Computer Science and Engineering-||119|
|4||Electronics and Communication Engineering||123|
|6||Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||64|
|8||Electrical and Electronics Engineering||124|
4. NIT Warangal:
The National Institute of Technology, Warangal which is also known as NIT Warangal. NIT Warangal was Established in the year 1959. The college is formerly called Regional Engineering College Warangal. It is the first amongst 30 NITs established in the country. Its campus area is spread over 248 acres.
Its NIRF ranking is 19th among all the NIT Colleges in India. The institute offers many undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various disciplines. The institute has accreditation from UGC and affiliation from the All India Council for Technical Education.
|S.NO||Branches in NIT Warangal||SEAT|
|1||Bio Technology `||78|
|4||Computer Science and Engineering||139|
|5||Electronics and Communication Engineering||139|
|7||Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||79|
|8||Electrical and Electronics Engineering||139|
5. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) Allahabad:
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (Prayagraj) which is also known as MNNIT Allahabad and It was Established in the year 1961. It is one of the Seventeen regional engineering colleges in India. In 2002, MNNIT was conferred with the status of Deemed University. The institute has accreditation from UGC and affiliation from the AICTE. Its campus area is spread over 214 acres. The median salary package offered to the students ranges between INR 5-7 LPA.
|S.No.||Branches in MNNIT Allahabad||Seats|
|4||Computer Science and Engineering||204|
|6||Electronics and Communication Engineering||182|
|9||Industrial and Production Engineering||60|
6. NIT Visvesvaraya, Nagpur:
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology is also known as the Regional College of Engineering (VRCE) and It was established in the year 1960. The college was renamed VNIT in 2002. VNIT offers UG, PG, and Doctorate level courses such as B.Tech., B.Arch., M.Tech., etc. The institute has accreditation from UGC and affiliation from the AICTE.
|S.No.||Branches of Visvesvaraya NIT||Seats|
|3||Computer Science and Engineering||118|
|5||Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||115|
|7||Electrical and Electronics Engineering||115|
7. NIT Calicut:
National Institute of Technology Calicut is a Government-run institution for higher education and advanced research, for pursuing UG and PG courses in the field of science and technology. The NITC campus is regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses situated in the foothills of the Western Ghats.
National Institute of Technology Calicut is also known as NITC. The college was established in 2007. NIT Calicut has had a great placement record with nearly 645 students being placed in Infosys, Intel, Larsen, and Toubro, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Consultancy Services, Saint Gobain, Tata Motors, and many more.
|4||Computer Science and Engineering||179|
|6||Electronics and Communication Engineering||176|
|8||Industrial and Production Engineering||59|
|10||Materials Science and Engineering||30|
8. NIT, Silchar:
NIT Silchar was established in 1967. The National Institute of Technology, Silchar is a government-run institution for higher education and advanced research, mainly in engineering and technology and 1 other department. The first batch of students was admitted in 1977 in the BE program in 3 Branches of Engineering namely, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
NIT Silchar offers a number of degrees in science, engineering, and technology at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, ranked 46th in the NIRF Ranking for engineering colleges in India in 2020. The institute has accreditation from UGC and affiliation from the AICTE
|S.No||Branches of NIT Silchar||Seats|
|2||Computer Science and Engineering||161|
|4||Electronics and Communication Engineering||162|
|6||Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering||81|
9. NIT Durgapur:
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur is a public engineering institute located in Durgapur, West Bengal. It was established in the year of 1960. The institute was granted the status of Deemed University. The college was formerly known as Regional Engineering College Durgapur.
NIT Durgapur is a Fully-Funded premier Technological Institution of the Government of India and it is administered by an autonomous Board of Governors. The institute has been ranked at 47th position in India by the NIRF Ranking 2020.
|S.No||Branches of NIT Durgapur||Seats|
|4||Computer Science and Engineering||187|
|6||Electronics and Communication Engineering||97|
|9||Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||75|
10. Sardar Vallabhai National Institute of Technology, Surat:
Sardar Vallabhai National Institute of Technology is a part of the NIT chain. The college was established in 1961. Sardar Vallabhai National Institute of Technology is also known as SVNIT was granted deemed university status in 2002.The institution is one of the Top 10 NIT Colleges in India.
At present, the Institute is offering Six UG Programmes, Eighteen PG Programmes, and there are Three type of M.Sc. Five Years Integrated Programme including a doctoral program in all above branches. SVNIT Surat ranked 54th in the NIRF Ranking 2020 . The institute has accreditation from UGC and affiliation from AICTE.
|S.No||Branches of SVNIT Surat||SEAT|
|3||Computer Science and Engineering||1150|
|5||Electronics and Communication Engineering||172|
|6||Chemistry (5 Years, Integrated Master of Science)||75|
|7||Physics (5 Years, Integrated Master of Science)||75|
|8||Mathematics (5 Years, Integrated Master of Science)||75|