List of NIT Colleges in India - NIRF 2023 Ranking, Courses, Seats and Cutoff

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National Institute of Technology (NITs) are premier engineering colleges in India offering admission to degree courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Check here the list of top NITs with their MHRD-NIRF rankings, courses offered, total seat intake and cut offs.

National Institutes of Technology (NIT) are autonomous engineering institutes that offer various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree programs in Engineering and other fields. There are a total of 31 NITs in India and admission to BTech Programmes is managed through the JoSAA counselling process, based on AIR rank secured in JEE Main. NIT offers admission to MTech programmes based on the score obtained in the GATE exam while seat allotment is managed through CCMT (Centralized Counseling for MTech/MArch/MPlan/MDes).

NIT Trichy, NIT Karnataka, NIT Rourkela, NIT Warangal, and NIT Calicut are some of the popular NITs across India. In the MHRD-NIRF ranking of 2023, NIT Trichy has been ranked 08 in India. Out of the total, 21 NITs are among the top 100 list. The NIT Council is the regulatory body for all NITs. Most of the NITs in India offer degree courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in various branches of Engineering, Architecture, Management and Science.

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In this article, you will know about:

  • List of NITs along with their MHRD ranking, BTech seat capacity and number of BTech programmes offered
  • Types of degree/courses offered at NITs at the UG and PG level
  • Most popular NIT courses in India
  • Entrance exams for admission to NITs
  • Cut-off for BTech programmes at Top NITs

List of NITs in India

Among all the 31 NITs in India, NIT Patna, established in 1886, is the oldest while NIT Goa, NIT Manipur, NIT Meghalaya, NIT Mizoram, NIT Nagaland, NIT Puducherry, NIT Sikkim, NIT Uttarakhand, NIT Andhra Pradesh are recently formed institutions.

MHRD has assigned ranking to almost all the NIT. NIT Calicut had the highest seat intake for BTech programmes with 909 seats while NIT Goa, Manipur, and Mizoram contain the lowest number of seats at 150.

Name of NIT

NIT Ranking 2023 (NIRF)

NIT Trichy (NITT), 1964


NIT Karnataka (NITK), 1960


NIT Rourkela (NITRKL), 1961


NIT Warangal (NITW), 1959


NIT Calicut (NITC), 1961


NIT Nagpur (VNIT), 1960


NIT Durgapur (NITDGP), 1960


NIT Silchar (NITS), 1967


NIT Jaipur (MNIT), 1963


NIT Allahabad (MNNIT), 1961


NIT Kurukshetra (NITKKR), 1963


NIT Jalandhar (NITJ), 1987


NIT Surat (SVNIT), 1961


NIT Meghalaya (NITM), 2010


NIT Patna (NITP), 1886


NIT Raipur (NITRR), 1956


NIT Srinagar (NITSRI), 1960


NIT Bhopal (MANIT), 1960


NIT Agartala (NITA), 1965


NIT Goa (NITG), 2010


NIT Jamshedpur (NITJSR), 1960


NIT Manipur (NITMN), 2010


NIT Hamirpur (NITH), 1986


NIT Uttarakhand (NITUK), 2010


NIT Puducherry (NITPY), 2010


NIT Arunachal Pradesh (NITAP), 2010


NIT Sikkim (NITSKM), 2010


NIT Delhi (NITD), 2010


NIT Mizoram (NITMZ), 2010


NIT Nagaland (NITN), 2010


NIT Andhra Pradesh (NITANP), 2015


Name of NIT NIT Ranking 2020 (MHRD) B.Tech Seats B.Tech Programmes
NIT Trichy (NITT), 1964 9 785 9
NIT Karnataka (NITK), 1960 13 782 8
NIT Rourkela (NITRKL), 1961 16 747 14
NIT Warangal (NITW), 1959 19 817 8
NIT Calicut (NITC), 1961 23 909 11
NIT Nagpur (VNIT), 1960 27 871 8
NIT Jaipur (MNIT), 1963 35 677 8
NIT Kurukshetra (NITKKR), 1963 40 862 7
NIT Silchar (NITS), 1967 46 688 6
NIT Durgapur (NITDGP), 1960 47 700 8
NIT Allahabad (MNNIT), 1961 48 878 9
NIT Jalandhar (NITJ), 1987 52 807 11
NIT Surat (SVNIT), 1961 54 719 6
NIT Meghalaya (NITM), 2010 61 152 5
NIT Bhopal (MANIT), 1960 65 868 8
NIT Raipur (NITRR), 1956 67 913 11
NIT Agartala (NITA), 1965 75 797 10
NIT Goa (NITG), 2010 77 150 8
NIT Jamshedpur (NITJSR), 1960 79 657 7
NIT Patna (NITP), 1886 92 582 5
NIT Hamirpur (NITH), 1986 98 522 7
NIT Puducherry (NITPY), 2010 130 245 5
NIT Manipur (NITMN), 2010 158 180 5
NIT Arunachal Pradesh (NITAP), 2010 200 190 7
NIT Srinagar (NITSRI), 1960 Not Ranked 672 9
NIT Delhi (NITD), 2010 Not Ranked 182 3
NIT Mizoram (NITMZ), 2010 Not Ranked 150 5
NIT Nagaland (NITN), 2010 Not Ranked 180 6
NIT Sikkim (NITSKM), 2010 Not Ranked 204 5
NIT Uttarakhand (NITUK), 2010 Not Ranked 150 5
NIT Andhra Pradesh (NITANP), 2015 Not Ranked 487 8

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List of Top IITs in India List of Top IIITs in India
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Types of Degree Programmes Offered in NITs

NITs are the most prominent engineering colleges in India after the IITs. They offer various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and admission to most of the programmes is entrance based. The most popular undergraduate programmes offered by NITs are BTech and B.Arch while MBA and MTech are the popular postgraduate programmes.

UG Programmes PG Programmes
Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Master of Science (MSc)
Bachelor of Science (BS) Master of Technology (MTech)
Dual Degree (BTech-MTech) Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Dual Degree (BS & MS)  -
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)  -

Most Popular NIT Courses

NITs across India offer traditional engineering programmes such as BTech and MTech. Besides, NITs also offer 5-year dual degree programmes in various fields. There are three NITs in India, NIT Trichy, NIT Allahabad and NIT Rourkela that also offer MBA or BBA. Few NITs also provide 5=year BArch and 4-year BSc degrees. Here is a list of popular BTech programmes offered at NITs:

Entrance Exams for Admission to NITs

For admission in NITs, candidates have to qualify the entrance tests for various UG and PG level programmes. For BTech courses, candidates are admitted through JEE Main exam. National Testing Agency (NTA) has taken over as conducting authority for JEE Main since 2018. The NIT colleges offer postgraduate programmes with different specialisations. The popular entrance exams accepted for admission to various academic courses offered by NITs are tabulated below:

Courses Entrance Exams
BTech/BArch JEE Main
Mtech/MSc GATE

NIT Cutoff for BTech Admission

JoSAA releases releasing category-wise and round-wise opening and closing cutoffs/ranks for admission to B.Tech, M.Tech and dual degree programmes in NITs. Candidates have to register and participate in the JoSAA counselling cum seat allotment process. JoSAA conducts joint counselling sessions for candidates qualifying JEE Main and JEE Advanced exam.

JEE Main Cut off depends on several factors including the number of candidates appearing in the entrance exam, total candidates applied for admission in NITs, total seat intake and difficulty level of the examination. Take a look at JEE Main cut offs for top NITs below.

There are no eligibility criteria in JEE Main for assigning All India Ranks. However, candidates seeking admission to NITs must secure at least 75 per cent or be in the top 20 percentile in the 10 2 board examination or any equivalent examination conducted by any recognized board. The minimum percentage in the qualifying exam is relaxed to 65 per cent for candidates from SC/ST category.

  • NIT Trichy - Ranked 10 (score - 61.62)
  • NIT Rourkela - Ranked 16 (score - 57.75)
  • NIT Surathkal - Ranked 21 (score - 55.25)
  • NIT Warangal - Ranked 26 (score - 53.21)
  • NIT Calicut - Ranked 28 (score - 52.69)

For the latest NIT rankings, click here

However, while choosing colleges for JoSAA, be aware that the higher the ranking of an institute, the higher will be the cut off marks. Sometimes, the college-branch combination plays a more significant role in higher ROI from engineering education than simply the brand value of an institution.

However, as per the eligibility criteria specified by NTA, a candidate must secure a minimum 75 per cent aggregate score in the class 12 board examination or be among the top 20 percentile in 10 2 or any equivalent examination for admission to BE/BTech/BArch/BPlanning courses at NITs and other institutes of national importance such as IITs/IIITs and CFTIs.

Candidates from SC/ST categories require a minimum of 65 per cent in class 12 board or any other equivalent examination by a recognized board, as per the relaxation norms for reserved category candidates.

However, the NIT fee structure includes other components such as Admission, Library, Development Fee, Students Group, Matriculation & Recognition, etc. All these components usually vary from institute to institute. Candidates from SC/ST categories and those coming from economically weaker sections of society can avail of fee waiver/remission, subject to fulfilling all the eligibility requirements, as per Government of India norms.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NITs

Q. How to get admission to NITs?

A. Engineering aspirants need to apply for JEE Main, a national-level engineering entrance test conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency), for admission to BTech programmes offered by NITs. Successful candidates need to register for JoSAA Counselling to take part in the seat allotment process. Only successful candidates scoring above JEE Main cut off scores are offered admission. Choose your college with JEE Main College Predictor.

Q. How many NITs are there in total?

A. There are in total 31 NITs. All of them are categorized under autonomous public institutions for higher education in India. Out of the 31 NITs, 11 are relatively newly established while the remaining 20 are old engineering institutes. Click here to check the complete list of NIT Colleges in India.

Q. What are the top NITs to apply for after JEE Main?

A. Although all the NITs are equally impressive in terms of infrastructure and faculty, some of the older NITs have built their reputation over a long period of time. This also reflects in the MHRD-NIRF and other rankings. Here are the top five NITs to look out for after clearing JEE Main:

Q. What is the minimum rank required for admission to B.Tech programmes in NITs?

A. Admission to BTech programmes in NITs is completely based on qualifying JEE Main. There are no minimum marks criteria for allocation of All India Ranks (AIRs) in JEE Main Exam.

Q. What is the fee structure for NITs?

A. MHRD is responsible for setting down the fee structure of NITs as per their consultation with the council, the regulatory body for all NITs. The tuition fee is Rs. 62,500 per annum.

Q. How many NITs are there in India?

A. There are in total 31 NITs. All of them are categorized under autonomous public institutions for higher education in India.

Q. Which is the number one NIT in India?

A. As per the NIRF ranking 2022, NIT Trichy is the top NIT in India.

Q. Which is better IITs or NITs?

A. Both IITs and NITs are extremely good at providing education but at the same time, IITs have an edge because of their high standard of studies.

Q. Which NIT is best for CS?

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

Q. Is NIT a government college?

A. In 2003, the Seventeen erstwhile Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) were rechristened as National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and taken over as fully funded institutes of the Central Government and granted deemed university status.

Q. What is the minimum rank to get into NIT?

A. As far as cutoffs of NITs are concerned, if you want admission to the top 10 NITs, then your rank should be less than 20,000 in JEE Main.

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