NIT Rankings: Which NIT is right for you?

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs), the second best institutes after IITs, are a group of premier public engineering colleges in India. The NITs receive special recognition and grant from the Government of India, and an act of parliament has declared them as Institutes of National Importance. They offer many courses for bachelors, masters, and doctorate levels in different branches of engineering and technology. In this article, we have listed NIT rankings for your benefit.

NIT Rankings:

Making an Informed Decision

Admission to the undergraduate course (B.Tech) in NITs is through the highly-competitive Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains. Every year, a large number of students appear for various entrance exams viz. JEE- Main, JEE- Advanced, BITSAT, VITEEE, WBJEE, MHTCET, KCET, etc. to get admission in the premier engineering colleges in India. After their results, the students face the difficult task of selecting the best engineering college for their higher studies. With so many NITS spread across the country – some being more reputed than the newer IITs regarding placement, campus life, brand value, etc.- picking one institute can be tricky.

We’ve painstakingly put together an exhaustive list to help make the decision easier for all aspiring candidates.

Top NIT Rankings for Colleges in India

Before we get started, let me clarify that these NIT rankings are based on criteria such as research, teaching, campus, innovation and market value.

We have also included highlights of the top 10 NIT institutes under the rankings table to help you evaluate these colleges on various parameters.


Rank Institute Name Website URL
1 NIT, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
2 NIT, Surathkal, Karnataka
3 NIT,Rourkela, Orissa
4 MNIT, Jaipur, Rajasthan
5 VNIT, Nagpur, Maharashtra
6 SVNIT, Surat, Gujarat
7 MNNIT, Allahabad, UP
8 NIT, Warangal, Telangana
9 NIT, Durgapur, West Bengal
10 NIT, Agartala, Tripura
11 NIT, Jalandhar, Punjab
12 MANIT, Bhopal, MP
13 NIT, Hamirpur, UP
14 NIT, Meghalaya
15 NIT, Kurukshetra, Haryana
16 NIT, Silchar, Assam
17 NIT, Srinagar, J&K
18 NIT, Ponda, Goa
19 NIT, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
20 NIT, Patna, Bihar
21 NIT, Delhi
22 NIT, Yupia, AP
23 NIT, Puducherry
24 NIT, Sikkim
25 NIT, Dimapur, Nagaland
26 NIT, Imphal, Manipur
27 NIT, Srinagar, Uttarakhand
28 NIT, Aizawl, Mizoram

Courtesy: Wikipedia

Here’s a peek into the top 10 ranked NIT institutes:

  1. NIT, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Situated in a sprawling area of 800 acres, the institute offers UG courses in ten branches and PG courses in twenty-one disciplines of science, engineering, and technology besides M.S. (by research) & Ph. D. in all the departments.

  1. NIT, Surathkal, Karnataka

With a lush green area of 295 acres, the residential campus is self-sufficient in every aspect. Some of the institute’s best practices include Remedial Coaching Classes for students with less exposure, a Hindi Section, Workshop on Workplace Sensitisation, Professional Skill Enhancement Programme, etc.

  1. NIT, Rourkela, Orissa

The Institute offers a plethora of amenities to its students. These include various societies, boarding, and lodging, a modern gymnasium, swimming pool, all games and sports facilities, career guidance, 100% placements, medical facilities, etc.

  1. MNIT, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Situated in the picturesque city of Jaipur, with a campus of 317 acres of lush greenery, the institute is a spectacle of harmony in modern architecture and natural beauty. It was founded in 1963 and given the status of an NIT in 2007. The institute has already produced over 12,000 successful graduates since its establishment.

  1. VNIT, Nagpur, Maharashtra

The institute has a proactive Training & Placement Department, which provides its students a platform for applying their technical acumen to gain valuable experience by working in the mainstream industry. Apart from acting as an interface for recruiters seeking talented young graduates and post-graduates in various disciplines, the placement cell also provides necessary guidance to the students for career planning and personality development.

  1. SVNIT, Surat, Gujarat

Based in Surat, one of the most important port cities of Gujarat, the campus is spread out over 250 hectares of lush green forest. The Training & Placement cell believes in industry-institute interaction and encourages the companies to offer an internship to B.Tech & M.Tech students.

  1. MNNIT, Allahabad, UP

The Institute offers nine B.Tech., nineteen M.Tech. Degree Programs, MCA, MBA, M.Sc. (Mathematics & Scientific Computing) & Master of Social Work programs. It also registers candidates for the Ph. D. Degree. The Government of India has recognized the institute as one of the centers for the Quality Improvement Programme for M.Tech. &   Ph. D.

  1. NIT, Warangal, Telangana

The institute offers eight UG programs (B.Tech.) in engineering, twenty- nine PG programs ( M.Tech, M.Sc., MCA & MBA) in engineering, sciences and management and research programs in engineering, sciences, humanities, physical education and management. It has a strong reputation for its Research & Development, Industrial Consultancy, Continuous Education and Training Programmes for teachers and technical personnel. The institute boasts of thirteen academic departments and a few advanced research centers in various disciplines of engineering, pure sciences, and management.

  1. NIT, Durgapur, West Bengal

Since its inception in 1960, NIT Durgapur has inculcated the spirit of academic fervor and excelled in various domains of knowledge. The institute has a very active placement department, which is assisted by a committee comprising of representatives of students from the UG & PG streams. It offers various facilities to its students like a library built on a plinth area of 1000 Square Metres, High Voltage Laboratory, Central Instruments Facility, Computer Centre, etc.

  1. NIT, Agartala, Tripura

The institute offers nine UG courses in various streams of engineering, many courses of study and facilities for research leading to M.Tech, MCA, MBA, and Ph. D degrees along with Posts Doctoral Fellowship programs in various fields of specialization.

Hope you found the article on NIT rankings informative and that it would help you make an informed decision. Feel free to drop your opinion in the comments section below.

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