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:

PositionsNIT Colleges in IndiaLocatedNIRF 2020Official Website
1.NIT TiruchirappalliTamil Nadu9https://www.nitt.edu/
2.NIT RourkelaOdisha16https://www.nitrkl.ac.in/
3.NIT SurathkalKarnataka13https://www.nitk.ac.in/
4.NIT WarangalTelangana19https://www.nitw.ac.in/
5.MNNIT AllahabadUttar Pradesh48http://www.mnnit.ac.in/
6.NIT VisvesvarayaMaharashtra27https://vnit.ac.in/
7.NIT CalicutKerala23http://www.nitc.ac.in/
8.NIT SilcharAssam46http://www.nits.ac.in/
9.NIT DurgapurWest Bengal47https://nitdgp.ac.in/
10.SVNIT SuratGujarat54https://www.svnit.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.)

B.Tech Specialisations:

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 TrichySeats
1Chemical Engineering78
2Civil Engineering 118
3Computer Science and Engineering119
4Electronics and Communication Engineering117
5Mechanical Engineering118
6Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 78
7Electrical and Electronics Engineering116
8Production Engineering118
9Instrumentation and Control Engineering117
10Architecture57
TOTAL1036

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.NOBranches of NIT RourkelaSeats 
1Bio Technology 46
2Ceramic Engineering51
3Chemical Engineering74
4Civil Engineering 74
5Computer Science and Engineering136
6Electrical Engineering134
7Electronics and Communication Engineering74
8Mechanical Engineering134
9Metallurgical and Materials Engineering74
TOTAL1234

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.NoBranches of NIT SurathkalSeats
1Chemical Engineering58
2Civil Engineering123
3Computer Science and Engineering-119
4Electronics and Communication Engineering123
5Mechanical Engineering183
6Metallurgical and Materials Engineering64
7Mining Engineering63
8Electrical and Electronics Engineering 124
9Information Technology124
TOTAL981

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.NOBranches in NIT WarangalSEAT 
1Bio Technology `78
2Chemical Engineering115
3Civil Engineering117
4Computer Science and Engineering139
5Electronics and Communication Engineering139
6Mechanical Engineering139
7Metallurgical and Materials Engineering79
8Electrical and Electronics Engineering139
TOTAL945

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 AllahabadSeats
1Bio Technology60
2Chemical Engineering60
3Civil Engineering 121
4Computer Science and Engineering204
5Electrical Engineering103
6Electronics and Communication Engineering182
7Mechanical Engineering163
8Information Technology121
9Industrial and Production Engineering60
TOTAL 1074

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 NITSeats 
1Chemical Engineering118
2Civil Engineering118
3Computer Science and Engineering118
4Mechanical Engineering116
5Metallurgical and Materials Engineering115
6Mining Engineering50
7Electrical and Electronics Engineering115
8Architecture78
TOTAL946

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.

S.NOBRANCH NAME SEAT 
1Bio Technology37
2Chemical Engineering-116
3Civil Engineering172
4Computer Science and Engineering179
5Electrical Engineering172
6Electronics and Communication Engineering176
7Mechanical Engineering207
8Industrial and Production Engineering59
9Engineering Physics37
10Materials Science and Engineering30
11Architecture59
TOTAL1244

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.NoBranches of NIT SilcharSeats 
1Civil Engineering157
2Computer Science and Engineering161
3Electrical Engineering162
4Electronics and Communication Engineering162
5Mechanical Engineering161
6Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering81
TOTAL884

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.NoBranches of NIT Durgapur Seats 
1Bio-Technology75
2Chemical Engineering75
3Civil Engineering80
4Computer Science and Engineering187
5Electrical Engineering100
6Electronics and Communication Engineering97
7Mechanical Engineering187
8Chemistry19
9Metallurgical and Materials Engineering75
10Chemical Engineering(dual)7
11Bio Technology(Dual7
TOTAL909

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.NoBranches of SVNIT SuratSEAT 
1Chemical Engineering115
2Civil Engineering116
3Computer Science and Engineering1150
4Electrical Engineering116
5Electronics and Communication Engineering172
6Chemistry (5 Years, Integrated Master of Science)75
7Physics (5 Years, Integrated Master of Science)75
8Mathematics (5 Years, Integrated Master of Science)75
TOTAL1091

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