NIT Delhi: All You Need To Know

In focus: NIT Delhi

National Institute of Technology Delhi, abbreviated NIT Delhi or NITD, is a public engineering college located in Delhi and is one of the 31 NITs in India. Now declared as institute of national importance, it is one of the 10 NITs established during the 11th five year plan by MHRD.

The institute started functioning in 2010-11, offering three undergraduate B.Tech degree programs. For the first two years, the academic activities of NIT Delhi was carried out in its mentor institute, NIT Warangal and then it moved to its temporary campus at Dwarka, Delhi in 2012. Currently, the institute is functioning at the temporary campus at IAMR, Sector 7, Narela.

This article provides all the necessary information about NIT Delhi.

Points Covered in this article

  • Admission Procedure
  • Courses Offered
  • Cut-offs
  • Academics
  • Campus
  • Research Opportunities
  • Placements
  • Student Life

Admission Procedure:

Students are admitted to the undergraduate programs on the basis of their score in Joint Entrance Exam(JEE) – Mains conducted by the MHRD’s Central Board of Secondary Education. This exam is conducted every year in the first week of April and the admission process starts in the month of June. The admission process for all the Indian nationals takes place through the common portal of Joint Seat Allocation Authority. Fifty percent of seats are reserved under Home State category for Delhi and Chandigarh students. The remaining fifty percent seats are filled by students from other states.

How to apply?

  • Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA) is common platform through which admission to IITs, NITs and other GFTIs will take place, so the admission process will start only after the results of JEE Advanced are announced.
  • Once the portal is opened for the students, the students first have to register themselves and fill the choices for the colleges in the order of preference within the stipulated time frame. After that here will be a mock seat allocation displaying the colleges that the student might get based on the choices filled.
  • After the mock seat allocation, the students will have one another and final opportunity to edit the choices filled. After that there will be around 6 rounds of seat allotment.
  • After each round, the students have to report to the respective reporting centres with the necessary documents and the fill the form of seat acceptance, wherein they will have to state whether they want the ‘Freeze’, ‘Slide’ or ‘Float’ option. Details on each of these options can be obtained here.
  • After all the rounds of seat allotment, the students directly have to report to the institute they have been allotted, during any of the 3 days of reporting time specified and failing to do so might result in cancellation of their admission.
  • The relevant information and dates related to JEE 2017 counselling can be obtained here.

Admission for foreign nationals is carried out by Direct Admission for Students Abroad (DASA) under the MHRD. The admissions are on the basis of the SAT score of the eligible candidates. The number of seats available for foreign nationals in each branch at NIT Delhi is 4 and these are over and above the intake (currently 60) of each branch.

Admissions to the M.Tech Programs are made on the basis of their performance in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

Courses Offered:

Undergraduate Programs – 

The Institute offers four-year bachelor degree programs in following fields of engineering-

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Each of the undergraduate program admits 60 students with 30 from the home state quota and the rest 30 from other state quota. The home state quota for NIT Delhi includes the region of Delhi and the union territory of Chandigarh.

Post-Graduate Programs –

The Institute offers two-year master degree programs in following fields of engineering-

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering (Analytics)

Doctorate programs

The Institute offers Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs in following fields of engineering-

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering


This section provides with the information of the opening and closing ranks of various courses offered in the undergraduate program.


Quota Branch name OPO OPC
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering 8205 11375
HS Electrical and Electronics Engineering 17549 19138
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 11995 17429
OS Computer Science and Engineering 1616 5426
OS Electrical and Electronics Engineering 7760 12903
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 3539 9078


Quota Branch name BCO BCC
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering 4059 7840
HS Electrical and Electronics Engineering 11121 13557
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 5438 12958
OS Computer Science and Engineering 933 1840
OS Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2958 4167
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 1888 2804


Quota Branch name SCO SCC
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering 438 4838
HS Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3181 6093
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 558 5683
OS Computer Science and Engineering 520 950
OS Electrical and Electronics Engineering 1320 1437
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 1717 2105


Quota Branch name STO STC
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering 1568 4486
HS Electrical and Electronics Engineering 4020 4512
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 578 4577
OS Computer Science and Engineering 279 383
OS Electrical and Electronics Engineering 95 354
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 477 499

General -PwD:

Quota Branch name OPPDO OPPDC
4-year B.Tech. Course
HS Computer Science and Engineering 0 0
HS Electrical and Electronics Engineering 455 455
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 308 308
OS Computer Science and Engineering 0 0
OS Electrical and Electronics Engineering 0 0
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 161 161

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NIT Delhi offers only engineering degree in undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level. In undergraduate level, the bachelor’s degree are offered in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication engineering and Electrical and Electronics engineering. The student intake in each of these branches was around 40-50 and from the academic year 2013-14, the intake in each undergraduate programs was increased to 60.

The institute also offers masters’ degree and Ph.D in the above streams and the student intake in the postgraduate programs is 15 each.

The NIT Delhi Campus

As already mentioned, when established, the academic activities were carried out in National institute of technology, Warangal. Then it was shifted later to a temporary campus at Dwarka, New Delhi in August 2012. Currently, the institute is functioning from the temporary campus at IAMR campus, sector 7, Narela. The construction of permanent campus is going on in full swing and will get completely soon. The facilities that the current campus provides are :


The Central Library, NIT Delhi was established in June 2012 in Dwarka. It moved to its present location IAMR Campus, Narela Institutional Area in February 2014. It is housed on the first floor of the building. The automation of library services is through an RFID library card.

Computer centre

A computer centre was established in February 2014 and maintains and manages WiFi facility through rack mounted blade servers in the campus having High speed (single mode) fiber backbone, managed by Layer 4 Switches providing 250 Mbit/s (1:1) bandwidth Speed.


With the planned schedule of classes which is already underway, the laboratories are providing controlled conditions for conducting research, experiments and measurements. The Institute is equipped with 8 laboratories in all, namely:

  • Integrated Electronics and Communication Lab
  • Electronic Design and Automation Lab (Equipped with 12 Pcs)
  • Basic Electrical and Electronics Lab
  • Engineering Drawing Lab (under Development)
  • Physics Lab
  • Chemistry Lab (Under Development)
  • Programming Lab
  • Computer Lab I, (Equipped with 45 i7 Pcs)
  • Computer Lab II, (Equipped with 30 i7 Pcs)

Sports facilities

The college has a sports department with arrangements for several indoor and outdoor games. Indoor games include badminton, table tennis, carom and chess. Outdoor games include cricket, football and basketball. There are grounds for football and volleyball along with a cricket pitch and basketball court.

Hostel : NIT Delhi has acquired hostel accommodation at the following two locations

  • INT Dwarka Campus- Sector 9 Dwarka New Delhi
  • Satyawadi Raja Harish Chandra Hospital Campus- Narela New Delhi

Fee Structure

The revised fee structure for both college and hostel fees is given below –


Particulars Amount
Caution Money (One Time, Refundable) ₹10,000
One Time Fees ₹1,100
Tuition Fee (per Semester) ₹62,500
Other fees (per Semester) ₹10,200
Annual Fees ₹1,000
Total ₹84,800


Particulars Amount
One Time Fees ₹500
Hostel Caution Money (One Time, Refundable) ₹10,000
Mess Caution Money (One Time, Refundable) ₹10,000
Hostel Seat Rent (per Semester) ₹2,500
Electricity & Water charges (per Semester) ₹5,000
Other fees (per Semester) ₹2,000
Mess Establishment (per Semester) ₹500
Total ₹30,500

Research Opportunities

Being one of the newly established NITs, efforts have been put consistently by the board to improve the research facilities and thereby try to improve the quality of the students that study there. NIT Delhi invites professors from IITs, other NITs and also other foreign institutes to give a lecture series on research topics and discuss the scope of the same in the outside world. In the past two years, there have been many students who got the opportunity to intern abroad in other institutes via the student exchange program.

Great emphasis is been laid on theoretical and experimental research. Thrust areas of research include- VLSI and Embedded Systems, Mathematical Modelling of fluid Dynamics, Advanced Magnetohydrodynamics, etc. Many laboratories are been built with all the modern technology and infrastructure.


Like most other national engineering colleges, NIT Delhi has a Training and Placement Cell which centrally handles all aspects of campus placements for the graduating students of all the Departments. The T & P Cell is well equipped with excellent infrastructure to support each and every stage of the placement procedure. T & P staff members assist in arranging Pre-Placement Talks, Group Discussions, Written Tests and Interviews etc. as per the requirements of the different recruiting companies. The placement statistics for the year 2016 are –


Branch Placed (%)
CSE 90.48
ECE 90.00
EEE 61.11
Total 81.36


The highest package offered was around 16 lakhs per annum in the year 2015-16 and the average package secured was 5 lakhs per annum.

Top recruiters for NIT Delhi are-

  • IBM (GBS)
  • L&T Construction
  • Balmer Lawrie
  • Maz Digital
  • Ramco
  • Sapient Nitro
  • Hughes Systique
  • PAYTM- ONE 97
  • Amazon
  • Trident
  • World Quant
  • Mu Sigma
  • Akash Institute
  • Reliance Communication.

Student Life

Like all other NITs and other national institutes, there exists a rich cultural blend in this institute as students from almost all parts of the country take admission here.

Every semester consists of plenty of events and student activities organised by the students, for the students, making their stay there more enjoyable and memorable. Various clubs and teams exist providing opportunities for the students to pursue their hobbies and interests. Some of these are –

  • Music club
  • Dance club
  • Literacy and sports club
  • Photography club
  • Yoga club
  • And other sports teams

TerraTechnica’17 is the annual technical festival of NIT Delhi. It spans over a period of 3-4 days and consists of an exciting array of events such as Coding, Gaming, RoboWars, Death Race, Workshops, Exhibitions, Expert talks, Interactive Sessions, Youth Parliaments, Virtual Stock Markets and many more, designed to bring out the best of the abilities of the budding engineers. It is a platform where the students can showcase their technical skills, combined with the notion of emerging at the pole position in the competitive environments.

Saptrang is the annual cultural festival of NIT Delhi. Unlike the technical fest, this consists of Workshops, Competitions and other events in the field of Fashion, Theatre, Music, Art and Dance.

NIT Delhi strives to provide a world class education to its students. Its underlying mission is to promote the development of individuals who boast world-class technical and professional competence in their respective fields. Though recently established, it has made a big stride in the field of research and technology and aims to continue on this path of achieving  distinction and helping in making a better society.

You can also check out similar articles on other top NITs:

NIT Surathkal

NIT Trichy

NIT Warangal



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