Updated on Dec 28, 2022 02:27 IST

Top NITs in India 2023

The National Institute of Technology, also known as NIT, is a group of institutions owned by the government and founded to provide advanced education in the Science and Technology fields. At present, there are 31 NITs located in each state or territory in India. Out of the 31 NITs, 11 are relatively newly established while the remaining 20 are old engineering institutes.

Top NITs Colleges in India: Highlights

Parameters

Statistics

No. of NITs

31

Fees

  • Annual Fee INR 1-2 lakh: 8%
  • Annual Fee INR >5 lakh: 92%

Top Specialisations

Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering

Admission Process

Entrance Exam Based

Courses Offered

BE/BTech, MTech, BTech Lateral, Diploma and PhD

For admission to NITs' BTech courses, engineering aspirants must apply for JEE Main, a national engineering entrance exam administered by NTA (National Testing Agency). To participate in the seat allocation process, successful candidates must register for JoSAA Counseling. Admission is only granted to successful applicants who score above the JEE Main cutoff. CCMT (Centralized Counseling for MTech/MArch/MPlan/MDes) is in charge of seat allocation in the NITs.

NIT Colleges in India: Eligibility Criteria

In India, NITs provide Engineering courses at the UG, PG, Diploma, and PhD levels. Depending on the course and branch the candidate chooses, there are different eligibility requirements. For the candidates' reference, however, the following general eligibility requirement for UG, PG, Diploma, and PhD Engineering degrees is provided:

BE/BTech: Candidates must have passed Class 12 from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects. They must have also secured a minimum of 75 percent aggregate score (there is relaxation for other categories).

BTech Lateral Entry: Candidates must have passed a three-year diploma granted by the Board of Technical Examination of a State Government, with a minimum of 45 percent aggregate or equivalent.

ME/MTech: Candidates who have completed their BE/BTech degree with a valid score in GATE are eligible for the ME/MTech degree course.

Diploma: Aspirants must have passed the Class 10/equivalent examination, with at least 35 percent in Science and Maths subjects.

PhD.: Aspirants must have secured a minimum of 55 percent aggregate or 5.5 CPI in BTech/MTech or equivalent degree in relevant streams.

Top NITs in India with NIRF Ranking 2022

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a system used by the Indian Ministry of Education to rate Indian higher education institutions. The criteria include a wide range of subjects, including "Teaching, Learning, and Resources," "Research and Professional Practices," "Graduation Outcomes," "Outreach and Inclusivity," and "Perception."

The table below lists the top 10 NIT colleges in India:

College Name

NIRF 2020

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

National Institute of Technology,(NIT Trichy) Tiruchirappalli

9

9

8

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, (NITK) Surathkal

13

10

10

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Rourkela

16

20

15

National Institute of Technology,  (NIT) Warangal

19

23

21

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Calicut

23

25

31

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, (VNIT) Nagpur

27

30

32

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Durgapur

47

29

34

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Silchar

46

48

38

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, (MNIT) Jaipur

35

37

46

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, (MNNIT) Prayagraj

48

42

47

ROI of Top NITs in India

ROI is the comparison of the financial investment made by students in a certain institute and the return received during the institute's placement. The top NITs' average placement package and total course fee for BE/BTech are compared, along with the NITs' ROI, in the table below.

College Name

Total Course Fee

Annual Placement Package

NIT Trichy

INR 5 L

INR 10.80 LPA

NITK Surathkal

INR 5 L

INR 20.95 LPA

NIT Rourkela

INR 5 L – 6.25 L

INR 19.04 LPA

NIT Warangal

INR 5 L

INR 18.88 LPA

NIT Calicut

INR 5 L

INR 23 LPA

VNIT Nagpur

INR 5 L

INR 10.36 LPA

NIT Durgapur

INR 5 L – 6.25 L

INR 11.46 LPA

NIT Silchar

INR 5 L

INR 13.58 LPA

MNIT Jaipur

INR 2.5 L

INR 12.43 LPA

MNNIT Prayagraj

INR 6.92 L

INR 17.19 LPA

Note: Above statistics are based on the latest available data.

Location-wise the Top NIT in India

There are 31 NITs located across the nation. There is at least one NIT in each of the large states nationwide. Candidates can see the table below to see how colleges are distributed geographically:

States

Tamil Nadu

Maharashtra

Karnataka

West Bengal

Odisha

Assam

Telangana

Rajasthan

Kerala

Uttar Pradesh

Top Recruiters for NITs Graduates

NIT graduates from any domain are in high demand. All organizations, big or small, private or government, hire NIT degree holders in various capacities. Below is the list of a few top companies in India that recruit NITs graduates along with their placement ratings:

College Name

Placement Rating

Top Recruiters

NIT Trichy

4.4

Oracle, Amazon, IBM, Nokia, Samsung, Facebook, Schneider Electric, Infosys, E&Y, JP Morgan, Bosch, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Sapient, Capgemini

NITK Surathkal

4.4

Standard Chartered Bank, L&T Infotech, Fractional Analytics, Exl Service, ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd., Tredence Analytics, O9 Solutions, ZS Associates, Accenture, Capgemini

NIT Rourkela

4.1

Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Deloitte, BPCL, Wipro, GAIL, BEL

NIT Calicut

4.0

Accenture, L&T Infotech, Bain & Company, IBM India Private Limited, Capgemini India, Infosys, Dell Technologies, Mercedes Benz, Google, Reliance Industries Ltd

MNIT Jaipur

4.0

Adobe, Amazon, Analytics Quotient Services India Pvt. Ltd., Bajaj Auto, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, GAIL, Tata Motors, Tata Steel Ltd., Texas Instruments, ZS Associates, Toshiba, Publicis Sapient

How affordable is studying in NITs in India?

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the break-up of NIT Colleges in India based on fees:

Based on the above pie chart, it can be estimated that studying at NITs in India is expensive. Nearly 92 percent of the NIT colleges in India have a total course fee that is above INR 5 lakh. Some of these NIT colleges are:

  • NIT Trichy
  • NITK Surathkal
  • NIT Rourkela
  • NIT Warangal
  • NIT Calicut
  • NIT Durgapur
  • VNIT Nagpur

There are only two top NITs whose total course fee is between INR 1-2 lakh. These are:

  • NIT Kurukshetra
  • NIT Jalandhar

Which are the most popular Exams accepted by NIT colleges in India?

Students who have passed the JEE Main and GATE exams are eligible for admission to NITs' BTech courses. The following table lists the well-known entrance tests that are acceptable for enrollment in the various academic courses provided by NITs:

Courses

Entrance Exam

BTech/BArch

JEE Main

MTech/MSc

GATE

MBA

CAT

MCA

NIMCET

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NIT Rankings

NIT Fee Structure

NIT Placements

NIT Cutoffs

Top NITs Colleges in India: Cutoff

The NIT cutoff scores are published by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) as opening and closing ranks. Candidates must achieve scores more than or equal to NIT cutoffs in order to be admitted to NIT courses. The list of India's top NITs and their cutoffs is shown below.

Cutoff

NIT Trichy Cutoff

VNIT Nagpur Cutoff

NITK Surathkal Cutoff

NIT Durgapur Cutoff

NIT Rourkela Cutoff

NIT Silchar Cutoff

NIT Warangal Cutoff

MNIT Jaipur Cutoff

NIT Calicut Cutoff

MNNIT Prayagraj Cutoff

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

9
NIRF ' 21
NIT Trichy - National Institute of Technology
4.4

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.6
(290)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 10.80 Lakh
9
India Today ' 21
9
The Week ' 20
10
NIRF ' 21
NITK Surathkal - National Institute of Technology
4.3

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.5
(325)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 10.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
11
The Week ' 20
20
NIRF ' 21
NIT Rourkela - National Institute of Technology
4.3

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.3
(509)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.85 Lakh
21
India Today ' 21
14
The Week ' 20
23
NIRF ' 21
NIT Warangal - National Institute of Technology
4.2

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.4
(481)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 10.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
12
The Week ' 20
25
NIRF ' 21
NIT Calicut - National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.3
(279)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 9.10 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
22
The Week ' 20
29
NIRF ' 21
NIT Durgapur - National Institute of Technology
4.0

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.1
(461)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
24
The Week ' 20
30
NIRF ' 21
VNIT Nagpur - Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(288)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 8.42 Lakh
16
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
37
NIRF ' 21
MNIT Jaipur - Malaviya National Institute of Technology
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.2
(635)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 8.10 Lakh
17
India Today ' 21
23
The Week ' 20
42
NIRF ' 21
MNNIT Allahabad - Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.4
(551)
Fees: 6.92 Lakh
Salary : 9.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
19
The Week ' 20
44
NIRF ' 21
NIT Kurukshetra - National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.2
(472)
Fees: 1.67 Lakh
Salary : 9.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
27
The Week ' 20
47
NIRF ' 21
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
4.0

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.1
(527)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.90 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
33
The Week ' 20
48
NIRF ' 21
NIT Silchar - National Institute of Technology
4.2

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(225)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 7.50 Lakh
24
India Today ' 21
32
The Week ' 20
49
NIRF ' 21
NIT Jalandhar - Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology
3.9

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.9
(505)
Fees: 1.67 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
22
India Today ' 21
31
The Week ' 20
59
NIRF ' 21
NIT Meghalaya - National Institute of Technology
3.8

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

3.9
(33)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
26
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
60
NIRF ' 21
MANIT - Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
4.0

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(515)
Fees: 5.77 Lakh
Salary : 8.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
28
The Week ' 20
64
NIRF ' 21
NIT Raipur - National Institute of Technology
3.8

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.9
(425)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 7.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
69
NIRF ' 21
NIT Srinagar - National Institute of Technology
3.8

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.8
(231)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.25 Lakh
25
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
72
NIRF ' 21
NIT Patna - National Institute of Technology
3.9

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

4.1
(322)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
85
NIRF ' 21
NIT Goa - National Institute of Technology
3.7

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

3.8
(44)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
86
NIRF ' 21
NIT Jamshedpur - National Institute of Technology
4.0

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.1
(477)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 7.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
92
NIRF ' 21
NIT Agartala - National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.1
(231)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
99
NIRF ' 21
NIT Hamirpur - National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.2
(306)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
18
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
114
NIRF ' 21
NIT Manipur - National Institute of Technology
3.2

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

2.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.3

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

3.5
(24)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.40 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
144
NIRF ' 21
NIT Puducherry - National Institute of Technology
3.4

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

3.1

Value for Money

3.8
(32)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
160
NIRF ' 21
NIT Arunachal Pradesh - National Institute of Technology
3.6

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

3.7
(26)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
186
NIRF ' 21
NIT Uttarakhand - National Institute of Technology
3.1

Placements

2.9

Infrastructure

2.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

3.3

Value for Money

3.3
(57)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20

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8 L - 10 L
8.4 - 15 LPA

#3 NIRF

18 Courses
8 L - 8.1 L
15.8 - 17.6 LPA

#2 NIRF

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4.5 - 6.5 LPA

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16.72 - 20.55 LPA

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8 Courses
8 L - 8.38 L
19.15 LPA

#4 NIRF

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11 LPA

#35 NIRF

21 Courses
9.6 K - 1.21 L
5.8 - 9.75 LPA

#11 NIRF

3.92 L - 57.98 L
6.5 L - 17.2 L
12 Courses
8 L
18.7 LPA

#7 NIRF

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12 L - 18 L
4.45 LPA

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#28 NIRF

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FAQs

Q: How many top NIT colleges are in India?

A: There are 31 NIT colleges in India. Around 31 top NIT colleges in India are ranked by NIRF, the top NIT colleges are NIT Trichy, NITK Surathkal, NIT Rourkela, NIT Warangal, NIT Calicut, VNIT Nagpur, NIT Durgapur, NIT Silchar, MNIT Jaipur, and MNNIT Prayagraj.

Q: Which are the cheapest top NIT colleges in India?

A: Among the 31 top NIT colleges in India, the cheapest NIT colleges have a fee structure between INR 1-2 lakh. The top NIT colleges along with tuition fees are NIT Kurukshetra and NIT Jalandhar with a total tuition fee of INR 1.67 lakh respectively.

Q: Which job profiles are offered to graduates from top NIT colleges in India?

A: The job profiles offered to NIT graduates in India are Information Technology Officer, Engineering Support Specialist, Quality Engineer, Software Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and Design Engineer.

Q: Which are the top government NIT colleges in India?

A: The top government NIT colleges in India along with total tuition fee are NIT Trichy, NITK Surathkal, NIT Warangal, NIT Calicut, and VNIT Nagpur have a fee structure of INR 5 lakh respectively, and NIT Durgapur and NIT Rourkela have a fee structure of INR 5 lakh – INR 6.25 lakh respectively.

Q: What is the average annual package offered to graduates from top NIT colleges in India?

A: The annual average package offered by graduates from top NIT colleges in India are NIT Trichy offers INR 10.80 LPA, NITK Surathkal offers INR 20.95 LPA, NIT Rourkela offers INR 19.04 LPA, NIT Warangal offers INR 18.88 LPA, NIT Calicut offers INR 23 LPA, VNIT Nagpur offers INR 10.36 LPA, NIT Durgapur offers INR 11.46 LPA, NIT Silchar offers INR 13.58 LPA, MNIT Jaipur offers INR 12.43 LPA, and MNNIT Prayagraj offers INR 17.19 LPA.

Q: Which are the most popular entrance exams accepted by top NIT Colleges in India?

A: Among the 31 top NIT colleges in India, the most popular entrance exams accepted by NIT Colleges in India are JEE Main is accepted by 26 top NIT colleges in India and DASA UG is accepted by 19 top NIT colleges in India.

Q: Which are the top specialisations offered in top NIT colleges in India?

A: There are various specialisations offered in top NIT colleges in India. Some of the top specialisations are Computer Science Engineering is offered by 25 top NIT colleges in India, Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering are also offered by the top NIT colleges in India.

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