Top NIT Colleges in India

Top NIT Colleges

The National Institute of Technology or NIT is a group of central institutes that impart higher education primarily in science and technology. Some of the top NIT Colleges were earlier known as RECs, Regional Engineering Colleges which were transformed to NITs in the year 2002, while the others were established post-2002. For admissions into different undergraduate courses offered at various top NIT Colleges in India, the students have to take JEE Mains. As of 2017, there are a total number of 19,000 seats for the undergraduate programs and a total of 8,050 seats for the postgraduate programs that are available in all 31 NITs.

Human Resource Development (HRD) has approved The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) to rank the top NIT Colleges in India on parameters which broadly cover:

  • Teaching, Learning, and Resources
  • Research and Professional Practices
  • Graduation Outcomes
  • Perception

Top NIT Colleges in India:

Rank

College

Short Name

City

State

Established

1

NIT Trichy

NITT

Trichy

Tamil Nadu

2003

2

NIT  Surathkal

NITK

Mangalore

Karnataka

2002

3

NIT Rourkela

NITRKL

Rourkela

Odisha

2002

4

NIT Jaipur

MNIT

Jaipur

Rajasthan

2002

5

NIT Calicut

NITC

Calicut

Kerala

2002

6

NIT Nagpur

VNIT

Nagpur

Maharashtra

2002

7

NIT Surat

SVNIT

Surat

Gujrat

2003

8

NIT Allahabad

MNIT

Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh

2001

9

NIT Warangal

NITW

Warangal

Telangana

2002

10

NIT Durgapur

NITDGP

Durgapur

West Bengal

2003

11

NIT Arunachal Pradesh

NITA

Agartala

Tripura

2006

12

NIT Jalandhar

NITJ

Jalandhar

Punjab

2002

13

NIT Bhopal

MANIT

Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

2002

14

NIT Hamirpur

NITH

Hamirpur

Himachal Pradesh

2002

15

NIT Meghalaya

NITM

Shillong

Meghalaya

2010

16

NIT Kurukshetra

NITKKR

Kurukshetra

Haryana

2002

17

NIT Silchar

NITS

Silchar

Assam

2002

18

NIT Raipur

NITRR

Raipur

Chhattisgarh

2005

19

NIT Srinagar

NITSRI

Srinagar

Jammu & Kashmir

2003

20

NIT Goa

NITG

Farmagudi

Goa

2010

21

NIT Jamshedpur

NITJSR

Jamshedpur

Jharkhand

2002

22

NIT Patna

NITP

Patna

Bihar

2004

23

NIT Delhi

NITD

New Delhi

Delhi

2010

24

NIT Arunachal Pradesh

NITAP

Yupia

Arunachal Pradesh

2010

25

NIT Puducherry

NITPY

Karaikal

Puducherry

2010

26

NIT Sikkim

NITSKM

Ravangla

Sikkim

2010

27

NIT Nagaland

NITN

Dimapur

Nagaland

2010

28

NIT Manipur

NITMN

Imphal

Manipur

2010

29

NIT Uttarakhand

NITUK

Srinagar

Uttarakhand

2010

30

NIT Mizoram

NITMZ

Aizawl

Mizoram

2010

31

NIT Andhra Pradesh

NITANP

Tadepalligudem

Andhra Pradesh

2015

There are several advantages of pursuing undergraduate engineering courses in top NIT Colleges in India:

  • The culture and level of competition in top NIT colleges in India are almost similar to that of IITs and far better than most of the private engineering institutes.
  • Some of the top NIT colleges in India have placement statistics similar to that of the IITs.
  • The cost of Education in NITs is much cheaper as compared to other engineering institutes.
  • Based on the merit of students, several scholarship opportunities are granted by most of the top NIT colleges in India.
  • The grading system followed in  NITs makes it quite easier for students to score better grades in their semester exams. The performance pressure and expectations are also lower which is very helpful.

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