List of Top IITs in India: 2022 Rankings, Courses & Seats offered

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Shiksha summarises a list of IITs in India along with their MHRD-NIRF 2021 ranking, BTech seat intake, the number of B.Tech courses offered, and links to important information such as cut-offs, placements, admission process & course fees.

The first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) was set up in 1951 in Kharagpur and presently the total number of IITs stands at 23. The IITs are autonomous public institutes of higher education and are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 which has declared them as "Institution of National Importance". They are considered as the premier engineering colleges in India, and it is extremely competitive to get admission into their BTech programme. In 2021, the total number of BTech seats in all the IITs put together is around 16,053. So of all the students who appeared for JEE Advanced last year, less than 1% finally got admission into one of the IITs.

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Eight of the 23 IITs feature in the Top 10 of the MHRD-NIRF 2021 rankings. The MHRD-NIRF ranking is based broadly on five parameters, namely 1) Teaching and Learning Resources, 2) Graduation Outcome, 3) Perception, 4) Outreach and Inclusivity and 5) Research and Professional Practice. The list of 23 IITs and their NIRF ranks stands as follows:

Name of Institute

Establishment Year

NIRF Ranking

IIT Madras



IIT Delhi



IIT Bombay



IIT Kanpur



IIT Kharagpur



IIT Roorkee



IIT Guwahati



IIT Hyderabad



IIT Dhanbad



IIT Indore



IIT (BHU) Varanasi



IIT Ropar



IIT Patna



IIT Gandhinagar



IIT Bhubaneswar



IIT Mandi



IIT Jodhpur



IIT Tirupati


Not Ranked

IIT Bhilai


Not Ranked



Not Ranked

IIT Jammu


Not Ranked

IIT Dharwad


Not Ranked

IIT Palakkad


Not Ranked

Also Read: MHRD Ranking of Colleges in India 2021

Variety of Programmes offered at IITs

The IITs are best known for offering world-class undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programmes. Some of the popular engineering programmes offered by IITs include Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. However, besides engineering, some of the IITs also offer other programmes in Design and Business Management. Here is a list of all the programmes offered at IITs

UG Programmes PG Programmes
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Master of Science (MSc)
Bachelor of Science (BS) Dual Degree (MSc-PhD)
Dual Degree (B.Tech-M.Tech) Master of Technology (M.Tech)
Dual Degree (BS & MS) Master of Design (M.Des)
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
  Joint MSc-PhD

Entrance Exams For Admission To IITs

Take a look at other entrance exams you need to appear in for admissions to various UG and PG level programmes offered at IITs. For admissions to B.Tech programmes, interested candidates need to appear for JEE Advanced. However, before appearing for this exam, it is mandatory for students to appear for JEE Main.

Courses Entrance Exams
B.Tech JEE Advanced
B.Tech-M.Tech (Dual Degree) JEE Advanced
B.Arch AAT
BS JEE Advanced
BS-MS JEE Advanced
Joint M.Tech/MCP-PhD GATE

Planning for BTech admission? Find useful insights & emerging trends on student preferences for BTech colleges, locations and more for free.

Download All India BTech Report 2021

Seats and Courses in BTech Programmes at Top Ranking IITs 

All IITs have different seat intake, the number of courses offered, and cut-offs for those courses. The table below shows a consolidated view of IITs in India along with their B.Tech seat intake and the number of B.Tech courses offered. 

Name of IIT B.Tech Seats B.Tech Programmes
IIT Madras (IITM)  505 9
IIT Delhi (IITD)  799 11
IIT Bombay (IITB)  778 8
IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP)  690 15
IIT Kanpur (IITK) 713 8
IIT Roorkee (IITR)  879 11
IIT Guwahati (IITG)  702 10
IIT Hyderabad (IITH)  294 9
IIT (BHU) Varanasi  876 100
IIT Indore (IITI)  275 5
IIT Dhanbad (IITDHN)  919 13
IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS)  273 6
IIT Mandi  200 4
IIT Patna (IITP)  250 5
IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN)  194 6
IIT Ropar (IITRPR)  297 6
IIT Jodhpur (IITJ)  247 4
IIT Tirupati (IITTP)  180 5
IIT Bhilai (IIT C)  126 3
IIT Goa  97 3
IIT Jammu  154 5
IIT Dharwad  126 3
IIT Palakkad 260 6

IIT Cut offs for BTech Programmes

After appearing for JEE Advanced, the next step is to appear for Joint Seat Allocation Authority ( JoSAA) counselling. The authority manages and regulates the joint seat allocation for admissions to 23 IITs, 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 23 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and 23 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs). Admissions to all the BTech programmes offered at IITs are done through this single-counselling platform.

IIT Cutoffs
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology, (BHU) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kanpur Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

FAQs regarding IITs in India

Q. How many IITs are in India?

A. There are a total of 23 IITs in India of which 16 IITs are established after 2004.

Q. What are seven old IITs?

A. The seven old IITs are IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati and IIT Delhi.

Q. Which is the number one IIT in India?

A. As per the NIRF ranking 2021, IIT Madras is the top IIT in India. 

Q. Which is the best IIT among the new ones?

A. As per the NIRF 2021 ranking, the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is the best IIT among the new ones.

Q. What is the average starting salary of an IIT graduate?

A. The average salary offered to the graduates of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is Rs 11 LPA.

Q. Which is the oldest IIT?

A. Amongst all IITs, IIT Kharagpur is the oldest one, which was set up in 1951 followed by IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras in 1959.

Q. Why are IITs not in top 100 global institutes?

A. On the research impact parameter, many of our top Indian institutions (read IITs and IISc) will be in the top 100. We do not score well on perception-based parameters on a global scale.

Q. Is IIT JEE tough?

A. IIT JEE is one of the toughest Exam in the World. The exam witnessess around 9.5 lakh test takers for only 11,289 seats which are around 1.2 per cent of the students.

Q. Is IIT and IIIT same?

A. IITs provide every kind of engineering branch while IIIT as the name says provide only Information Tech related fields like ECE, CS, IT, etc. However, IIIT and IIT both come among India's best colleges.

Q. Which IIT is best for CS?

A. Last year, IIT Bombay was the most sought after IIT for Computer Science & Engineering among top scorers.

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