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Top NITs in India 2024: Rankings, Fees, Admission, Cutoff, Placements

There are a total of 31 top NITs in India. Of these, 18 colleges are owned by public/government organisations. JEE Main and DASA UG are the main accepting entrance exams for top NITs in India. NIT Trichy, NIT Karnataka, NIT Rourkela, NIT Warangal, and NIT Calicut are some of the popular NIT colleges in India. In the MHRD-NIRF ranking of 2023, NIT Trichy has been ranked 09 in India. The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are centrally funded technical institutes under the ownership of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. 

Latest Updates:

  • JEE Main result 2024 for Session 1 is out. Candidates can visit the NTA official website to view or download the scorecard. 
  • NTA has started the JEE Mains 2024 session 2 registration and the last date to apply is Mar 2, 2024. The exam will be held between Apr 1, 2024 and Apr 15, 2024 and the result will be declared on Apr 25, 2024.

Top NITs in India: Highlights 2024

National Institutes of Technology (NIT) are autonomous engineering institutes that offer various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree programs in Engineering and other fields. For admission to NITs' BTech courses, Engineering aspirants must apply for JEE Main, a national engineering entrance exam administered by NTA (National Testing Agency).

The key highlights related to top NIT in India are mentioned below: 

Parameters

Statistics

No. of NITs

31

Annual Fees

INR > 5 lakh: 18 Colleges

Top Specialisations

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

Accepted Entrance Exams

JEE Main

DASA UG

Disclaimer: This information is sourced from the official website and may vary.

Predict your chances here: Engineering 2024 Cut off Predictor

Top NITs 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% aggregate score (there is relaxation for other categories).
  • 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% in Science and Maths subjects.

Top NITs in India: Exam Schedule 2024

The most popular entrance exams accepted by top NITs in India are mentioned below:

  • JEE Main: For admission to BE/BTech, BArch, and BPlan programmes at NITs, IIITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs), as well as institutions/universities supported/recognized by participating State Governments, the Joint Entrance Test, or JEE Main, is held. JEE Main serves as a condition for JEE Advanced, a test used to determine admission to IITs.  Candidates preparing for the exam can check JEE Main previous years papers for preparation and information about the exam. It is recommended that exam candidates practise JEE Main past years papers for at least ten years. Students will better understand the exam's numerous components, including the topics frequently included in exams and the level of difficulty of the exam. For more Preparation Candidates must visit: JEE Main 2023 Preparations TIPS from FIIT JEE Expert
  • DASA UG: Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) is a scheme for admission to Undergraduate Engineering and  Architecture programmes offered by the leading institutes of India. Candidates will get admission under the DASA scheme only if they meet the eligibility criteria. The admissions under DASA scheme shall be done based on the ranks obtained by the students in JEE Main.

The table below shows the entrance exams accepted in best NIT colleges in India along with their dates and Schedules:

Exams Date Schedule
JEE Main 2024 Exam Date Session 2

01 Apr '24 - 15 Apr '24

JEE Main Schedule

What are the various entrance exams accepted by top 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 along with the number of NIT colleges in India:

Exams Number of Colleges Cut off Predictor
JEE Main 18 JEE Main Cut off 2024 Predictor
DASA UG 12 DASA UG Cut off 2024 Predictor

Read more about JEE Main:

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Top 10 NITs in India with NIRF Ranking 2023

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 along with their NIT ranking 2023 from the past three years, i.e. from 2021 to 2023:

College Name

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

NIRF 2023

National Institute of Technology,(NIT Trichy) Tiruchirappalli

9

8

9

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Rourkela

20

15

16

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, (NITK) Surathkal

10

10

12

National Institute of Technology,  (NIT) Warangal

23

21

21

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Calicut

25

31

23

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, (MNIT) Jaipur

37

46

37

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, (VNIT) Nagpur

30

32

41

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Silchar

48

38

40

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Durgapur

29

34

43

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, (MNNIT) Prayagraj

42

47

49

Disclaimer: This information is sourced from the official website of the ranking body listed and may vary.

READ MORE: Engineering Courses

The Fee of Best NITs in India

Among the top 10 NIT colleges in India. Listed below are some of the best NIT in India along with their total tuition fee/seat intake and entrance/exams/eligibility criteria:

College Name Total Tuition Fee/Seat Intake Entrance Exams/Eligibility
NIT Trichy Admission

INR 5 lakh

Seats: 942

Entrance Exams: JEE Main, TNEA, DASA UG

Eligibility: Pass in Class 12 with 45% aggregate.

NIT Rourkela Admission

INR 5 lakh

Seats: 889

Entrance Exams: JEE Main, DASA UG

Eligibility: Pass in Class 12 with 75% aggregate.

NIT Warangal Admission

INR 5 lakh

Seats: 894

Entrance Exams: JEE Main, TS EAMCET, DASA UG

Eligibility: Pass in Class 12 with 45% aggregate.

MNIT Jaipur Admission

INR 5 lakh

Seats: 811

Entrance Exams: JEE Main, DASA UG

Eligibility: Pass in Class 12 with 75% aggregate.

NIT Calicut Admission

INR 5 lakh

Seats: 1,184

Entrance Exams: JEE Main, DASA UG

Eligibility: Pass in Class 12 with 75% aggregate.

Disclaimer: This information is sourced from the official website/ sanctioning body and may vary.

READ MORE: Engineering Admissions 2024

State-wise Top NITs in India

There are 31 NITs located across the nation. There is at least one NIT in each of the large states nationwide. The table below shows the state-wise distribution of top NIT colleges in India along with their number and names of colleges:

States Number/Names of Colleges
Karnataka 1 (NIT Surathkal)
Kerala 1 (NIT Calicut)
Maharashtra 1 (VNIT Nagpur)
Uttar Pradesh 1 (MNNIT Allahabad)
Arunachal Pradesh 1 (NIT Arunachal Pradesh)

Read more about top NITs in other locations:

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 Average Package

NIT Trichy BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 12 LPA

NIT Rourkela BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 10 LPA

NIT Warangal BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 16 LPA

NIT Calicut BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 11 LPA

NIT Durgapur BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 8 LPA

NIT Silchar BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 11 LPA

MNIT Jaipur BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 9 LPA

Disclaimer: The above statistics are based on the latest available data.

READ MORE: Engineering Career Scope

Top NITs in India: Placements-wise

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 annual average package:

College Name

Annual Average Package

Top Recruiters

NIT Trichy Placements

INR 12 LPA

Oracle, Amazon, IBM, Nokia, Samsung, etc.

NIT Calicut Placements

INR 11 LPA

Accenture, L&T Infotech, Bain & Company, IBM India Private Limited, Capgemini India, etc.

MNIT Jaipur Placements

INR 9 LPA

Adobe, Amazon, Analytics Quotient Services India Pvt. Ltd., Bajaj Auto, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, etc.

NIT Rourkela Placements

INR 10 LPA

Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Deloitte, etc.

Disclaimer: This information is sourced from official website/ media reports/ NIRF website and may vary.

How affordable is studying at Best NITs in India?

Tabulated below are the names of top NIT colleges in India along with their total tuition fee structure:

Fee Range

Names of Colleges

INR > 5 lakh

NIT Trichy, NIT Surathkal, NIT Rourkela, etc.

Top Specialisations offered by top NIT Colleges in India

Listed below are the top specialisations offered by top NIT colleges in India along with their number of colleges:

Top Specialisations Number of Colleges
Computer Science Engineering 17
Materials Science 1
Metallurgical Engineering 1

READ MORE: Engineering Course Subjects/Syllabus 2024

Top NITs in India: Cut off 2023

To check the cutoff between the top NIT Colleges in India, click the link below:

Read more about NITs Cutoff for JEE Main: Top NITs Cutoff for JEE Main: Category and Course-Wise Cutoff for all NITs

Top NITs in India: Comparison

To check the comparison between the top NIT Colleges in India, click the link below:

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

9
NIRF ' 23
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

4.5
(321)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 12.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
9
The Week ' 23
16
NIRF ' 23
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
(565)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 10.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
21
NIRF ' 23
NIT Warangal - National Institute of Technology
4.3

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.4
(528)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 15.92 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
14
The Week ' 23
23
NIRF ' 23
NIT Calicut - National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.2
(318)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 10.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
17
The Week ' 23
37
NIRF ' 23
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
(692)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 9.00 Lakh
18
India Today ' 23
23
The Week ' 23
40
NIRF ' 23
NIT Silchar - National Institute of Technology
4.2

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(271)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 11.00 Lakh
32
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
43
NIRF ' 23
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
(555)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 8.10 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
24
The Week ' 23
46
NIRF ' 23
National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
3.9

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.9
(665)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 8.91 Lakh
29
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
49
NIRF ' 23
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
(626)
Fees: 6.92 Lakh
Salary : 12.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
22
The Week ' 23
51
NIRF ' 23
NIT Delhi - National Institute of Technology
3.8

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.4

Value for Money

4.2
(110)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 14.75 Lakh
26
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
56
NIRF ' 23
NIT Patna - National Institute of Technology
3.9

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

4.2
(387)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 10.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
58
NIRF ' 23
NIT Kurukshetra - National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.2
(585)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 16.65 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
70
NIRF ' 23
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

4.0
(480)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 9.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
72
NIRF ' 23
NIT Meghalaya - National Institute of Technology
3.8

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

4.0
(41)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 9.45 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
80
NIRF ' 23
MANIT - Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
4.0

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.2
(633)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 11.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
28
The Week ' 23
82
NIRF ' 23
NIT Srinagar - National Institute of Technology
3.8

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.9
(268)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 8.33 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
90
NIRF ' 23
NIT Goa - National Institute of Technology
3.7

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

3.8
(53)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 8.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
95
NIRF ' 23
NIT Manipur - National Institute of Technology
3.2

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

2.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.4

Crowd & Campus Life

3.4

Value for Money

3.6
(33)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 7.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23

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Top NITs in India 2023 FAQs

Q: How many NIT Colleges are there in India?

A: There are a total of 31 top NITs in India. Of these, 18 colleges are owned by public/government organisations. JEE Main is the main accepting entrance exam for top NITs in India. 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 09 in India. The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are centrally funded technical institutes under the ownership of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. 

Q: Which is the No 1 NIT in India?

A: NIT Trichy emerged as the best NIT in India as per NIRF ranking 2023. NIT Trichy has been ranked 9 in India. Out of the total, 21 NITs are among the top 100 list. The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are technical universities that receive federal funding and are managed by the Indian Ministry of Education. Each NIT is autonomous and linked to the others through a common council known as the Council of NITSER, which oversees their administration. top NIT in India are funded by the Government of India.

Q: Which NIT college gives best placement in India?

A: Listed below are the top NIT in India along with their placement packages and top recruiters:

College Name

Annual Average Package

Top Recruiters

NIT Trichy Placements

INR 12 LPA

Oracle, Amazon, IBM, Nokia, Samsung, etc.

NIT Calicut Placements

INR 11 LPA

Accenture, L&T Infotech, Bain & Company, IBM India Private Limited, Capgemini India, etc.

MNIT Jaipur Placements

INR 9 LPA

Adobe, Amazon, Analytics Quotient Services India Pvt. Ltd., Bajaj Auto, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, etc.

NIT Rourkela Placements

INR 10 LPA

Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Deloitte, etc.

Q: Which is harder NIT or IIT?

A: Both IITs and NITs are quite good at generating excellent engineers, but the best IIT colleges have an advantage due to their high standards of academics. IITians are among the leading creators of the top startups in America, according to study done in the US. IITs consider JEE Advanced ranks while NITs consider JEE mains rank for their admission process. So IIT is tougher than NIT.

Q: What are the top 20 NITs in India?

A: Among the top 20 NIT Colleges in India. Listed below are the top 10 NIT colleges in India along with their NIT ranking 2023:

College Name

NIRF 2023

National Institute of Technology,(NIT Trichy) Tiruchirappalli

9

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Rourkela

16

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, (NITK) Surathkal

12

National Institute of Technology,  (NIT) Warangal

21

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Calicut

23

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, (MNIT) Jaipur

37

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, (VNIT) Nagpur

41

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Silchar

40

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Durgapur

43

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, (MNNIT) Prayagraj

49

 

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

A: Listed below are the top specialisations offered by NITs in India along with their number of colleges are:

Specialisations Number of Colleges
Computer Science Engineering 17
Materials Science 1
Metallurgical Engineering 1

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

A: Listed below are the entrance exams accepted by top NITs in India along with their number of colleges and cut off predictor:

Exams Number of Colleges Cut off Predictor
JEE Main 18 JEE Main Cut off 2024 Predictor
DASA UG 12 DASA UG Cut off 2024 Predictor

Q: What is the eligibility criteria for getting admission into NIT colleges?

A: 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). Click here for Class 12 Physics NCERT solutions.
  • 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.

Q: Which is No 2 NIT in India?

A: The National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NIT Rourkela) is a premier engineering institute located in Rourkela, Odisha, India, and has emerged as the second top NIT in India. The total tuition is INR 5 lakh. It was the first institute in India to be set up with collaboration from the German government and has grown and evolved to become one of the top engineering institutes in India. NIT Rourkela offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various branches of engineering, technology, science, management, and humanities.

Q: What is the fee of best NITs in India?

A: The table below shows the top NIT colleges in India along with their total tuition fee:

College Name Total Tuition Fee
NIT Trichy

INR 5 lakh

NIT Rourkela

INR 5 lakh

NIT Warangal

INR 5 lakh

NIT Calicut

INR 5 lakh

Q: Which are the top 5 NITs in India for computer science engineering?

A: The table below shows the top 5 Computer Science NITs in India along with their NIRF ranking 2023 and total tuition fee:

College Name NIRF Ranking (2023) Total Tuition Fee
NIT Trichy 9 INR 5 lakh
NIT Rourkela 16 INR 5 lakh
NIT Warangal 21 INR 5 lakh
NIT Calicut 23 INR 5 lakh
MNIT Jaipur 37 INR 5 lakh

Q: What are the top 10 NITs in India as per the NIRF rankings in 2023?

A: The Indian Ministry of Education uses the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) to assess Indian higher education institutions. The criteria cover a broad range of topics, such as "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, as well as their NIT ranking 2023 over the previous three years, i.e. from 2021 to 2023:

College Name

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

NIRF 2023

National Institute of Technology,(NIT Trichy) Tiruchirappalli

9

8

9

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Rourkela

20

15

16

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, (NITK) Surathkal

10

10

12

National Institute of Technology,  (NIT) Warangal

23

21

21

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Calicut

25

31

23

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, (MNIT) Jaipur

37

46

37

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, (VNIT) Nagpur

30

32

41

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Silchar

48

38

40

National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Durgapur

29

34

43

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, (MNNIT) Prayagraj

42

47

49

 

Q: Is it worth studying in NITs in India?

A: ROI is the comparison of a student's financial investment in a certain institute and the return earned during the institute's placement. The table below compares the top NITs' average placement package and total course fee for BE/BTech, as well as the NITs' ROI.

College Name

Total Course Fee

Annual Average Package

NIT Trichy BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 12 LPA

NIT Rourkela BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 10 LPA

NIT Warangal BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 16 LPA

NIT Calicut BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 11 LPA

NIT Durgapur BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 8 LPA

NIT Silchar BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 11 LPA

MNIT Jaipur BTech

INR 5 lakh

INR 9 LPA

Q: I'm looking for exposure more than placements. Which NIT should I choose: NIT Warangal, NIT Rourkela or NIT Surathkal?

A: All three of these National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are well-respected institutions in India. NIT Warangal, NIT Rourkela, and NIT Surathkal have strong academic programs and offer opportunities for exposure in various fields. When making a decision, it's important to consider factors such as the specific programs or departments that align with your interests, the campus environment, and the opportunities for extracurricular activities and internships. Further, Let's discuss their total tuition fee and average placement package:

College Name Total Tuition Fee Average Placement Package
NIT Warangal INR 5 lakh INR 31 LPA
NIT Rourkela INR 5 lakh INR 10 LPA
NIT Surathkal INR 5 lakh INR 13 LPA

Q: Is it worth it to join an NIT of low ranking?

A: Joining a low-ranking National Institute of Technology (NIT) can nevertheless provide excellent education and prospects. While higher-ranked universities may provide advantages such as better recognition and potentially stronger networks, the quality of education and the effort you put into your studies are equally important factors in your future success. Consider aspects such as the specific program and instructors, accessible resources, and the opportunity for personal and professional development. Furthermore, regardless of the institution's ranking, your personal dedication, talents, and experiences can make a difference in your career.

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