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Situated on the banks of river Cauvery, Tamil Nadu, The National Institute of Technology (formerly known as Regional Engineering College) Tiruchirappalli, was started as a joint and co-operative venture of the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1964 with a view to catering to the needs of man-acower in technology for the country. NIT Trichy has been conferred with autonomy in financial and administrative matters to achieve rapid development. Because of this rich experience, this institution was granted the Deemed University Status with the approval of the UGC/AICTE and Govt. of India in the year 2003 and renamed as National Institute of Technology.

There are 30 NITs in the country, and NIT Trichy has been declared by the Government of India as an Institute of National Importance in the NIT Act. About 3,500 students are given admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by the college. The campus is spread over an area of 80 acres and located on the outskirts of the city.

If you’ve been frantically looking for information about the institution, then this article aims to satiate your curiosity for the unknown.


  • Courses Offered
  • Admission Procedure and  Eligibility Criteria
  • Connectivity (How to reach)
  • Fee Structure
  • Ranking
  • Cutoff
  • Campus Overview
  • College Fests
  • Alumni

Courses Offered at NIT-Trichy

NIT Trichy offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses not only in engineering but in management, science and architecture as well. There are as many as 16 departments and 250 faculty members.

Some of the Government agencies that sponsor the research programs in NIT Trichy are Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Science and Technology, Defence Research and Development Organisation and a few more.

Undergraduate Programs

There are nine engineering disciplines that this institute offers for B.Tech. It also offers B.Arch degree for its architecture program. Admission to any of these courses depends on your score in JEE Main. Just like all other government institutes, 15% seats are reserved for the students who fall under the schedule caste (SCs) bracket, 27% for Other Backward Classes or OBCs and 7.5% for schedule tribes or STs.

Foreign nationals can also join this institute and the Indian Government offers scholarship programs for the same. Non-resident Indians or NRIs need to apply through the Direct Admission Student Abroad scheme to seek admission here.

The B.Tech is a 4-year long program like all other engineering colleges and B.Arch is for 5 years.

Some of the courses offered are:

  • Computer science engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Instrumentation and control engineering
  • Electronics and communication engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Production engineering
  • Metallurgical and materials engineering
  • Chemical engineering

Graduate Programs

Graduate programs are offered by the college in 23 disciplines. Science and engineering students get an M.Sc and M.Tech degree respectively. There is also MCA (master in computer application) and MBA (master in business administration) offered by this institute.

Doctor programs or PhD is also offered in all disciplines.

Students need to apply through Graduate Aptitude Test or GATE for M.Sc. and M.Tech programs while for MCA you need to clear NIMCET.

Admission Process & Eligibility Criteria

  • B-Tech/B-Arch

1. Joint Entrance Examination (Main)

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2017:

  1. a) There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination.
  2. b) Admission to Undergraduate Engineering/Architecture Programs for the candidates from India at NITs, IIITs, Other centrally funded Technical Institutions shall be based on the ranks in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main).
  3. c) For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

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2. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has been set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 97 institutes for the academic year 2017-18. This includes 23 IITs, ISM, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs). Admission to all the academic programs offered by these Institutes will be made through a single platform through online. The endeavour of JoSAA has been to make the online seat allocation process to all the participating Institutes as candidate friendly as possible so as to reduce the anxiety and inconvenience associated with the admissions.

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3. Admissions Under DASA Scheme

Admissions are open for Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) / Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) under Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), IIITs and other premier Technical Institutions.

The admissions to various UG and PG programmes of premier Institutes of India under the DASA scheme will be coordinated by Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur INDIA for the year 2017-18.

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  • M.Sc

NIT-T has announced the entrance exam process for the admission in the M.Sc stream. Candidates can apply online only.

The official server of the NITT has released the entrance exam process for the admission in the M.Sc stream. Candidates can apply online application form before the closing date. And the closing date of the online application form is May 2017. Candidates can apply only through online mode. And the NITT M.Sc Entrance Exam will be held on June 2017 at the various centers across the state. Candidates of the Tamil Nadu state can apply for the NITT Entrance exam online application.

Eligible or interested candidates can apply online application form before the closing date May 2017. After the complete process of the online form, the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT) will release the Admit Cards 2017 or Hall Tickets online. The NITT University department will publish the Hall ticket on the official website.

Applicants willing to take admission in M.Sc Physics must have passed Bachelor degree in Physics, for M.Sc in Chemistry must have passed Bachelor degree in Chemistry and for M.Sc in Computer Science must have passed Bachelor degree in Computer Science with 60% marks (55% for SC/ST) from a recognized University.

Important dates

Closing Date of online application form:- May 2017

Online Exam Date:- June 2017

Result Date:- June 2017 (Expected)

  • MBA

DoMS-NIT Trichy follows a two-stage process for admitting students for its MBA programme. CAT score is used to shortlist the candidates. The shortlisted candidates are informed through the post for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The selection process uses the CAT scores and the GD and PI results to shortlist the candidates.

Aspiring Candidates have to register and appear for CAT. They need to apply separately to DoMS-NIT Trichy once the notification is out before the closing date of application. If the application is selected for the next round of the process, then the candidates are invited for the process of GD and PI at different locations in India.

  • Ph.D

  1. Candidates with first class or minimum 60% marks (CGPA 6.5 in a scale of 10) in UG or PG are eligible for admission under General Category. For SC / ST candidates, a pass in UG and PG is sufficient.
  2. MBA with valid GATE/NET/UGC/CAT/AIMA or Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering / Industrial Management

Ph.D. selection is based on performance in written test and interview.

Connectivity (How to reach)

  • From Airport

        Nearest Airport: Tiruchirapalli International Airport

        Distance from Airport : 23km

  • From Railway Station
  • Nearest Railway Station : Tiruchirappalli Junction Railway Station
  • Distance from Railway Station : 22km

Fee Structure

Particulars Amount
Caution Money (One Time, Refundable) ₹3,500
One Time Fees ₹1,750
Tuition Fee (per Semester) ₹62,500
Other fees (per Semester) ₹4,350
Total ₹72,100
Particulars Amount
Caution Money (One Time, Refundable) ₹4,000
One Time Fees ₹1,000
License, Electricity & Water charges (per Semester) ₹4,500
Estb. Charges (per Semester) ₹3,000
Inst. Festivals (per Semester) ₹1,750
Mess Advance (per Semester) ₹15,000
Total ₹29,250


  • 100% Tuition Fee waiver for SC/ST/PH students.
  • Full remission of the Tuition Fee for General & OBC students whose family income is less than Rs.1 lakh per annum.
  • Remission of 2/3rd of the Tuition Fee for General & OBC students whose family income is between Rs.1 lakh to Rs.5 lakh per annum.


NIT Trichy is one of the top NITs in India, as is evidenced by the fact that it has been constantly been achieving great rankings on the list of engineering colleges in India.

In the year 2012, it was ranked the 9th best engineering college of the country by India Today. In the same year, it was ranked second among the 30 NITs in the country.

National Ranking List

  • By NIRF in 2017 : 11
  • By Outlook India in 2016 : 8
  • By India Today in 2016 : 14
  • By Edu Rand in 2015 : 16
  • By The Week in 2015 : 13

Cutoff 2017 Of NIT Trichy


Home State (HS) Quota: In NITs, 50% of the seats are reserved for this quota.
Other State (OS) Quota: Under this quota, there is nearly 50% reservation of seats for candidates belonging to all other states and Union Territories excluding the Home state.
BCO OBC Opening Rank
BCC OBC Closing Rank
OPO General Opening Rank
OPC General Closing Rank
SCO SC Opening Rank
SCC SC Closing Rank
STO ST Opening Rank
STC ST Closing Rank


JEE Main 2017 Cutoff for NIT Trichy

S.No Course Categories Home State Other State
Opening Rank Closing Rank Opening Rank Closing Rank
1 Chemical Engineering General 5114 17930 3526 11579
OBC NCL 3253 5225 1261 3600
SC 2875 4027 1139 2403
ST 5316 10540 674 744
2 Civil Engineering General 10904 23156 2006 11313
OBC NCL 3838 8441 1446 3566
SC 2515 4178 897 1563
ST 1624 8261 81 382
3 Computer Science and Engineering General 499 4912 324 2120
OBC NCL 862 1551 208 670
SC 1269 2220 58 361
ST 1848 5716 7 128
4 Electrical and Electronics Engineering General 1078 9937 1546 5309
OBC NCL 1950 3127 680 2069
SC 1303 3688 334 726
ST 3739 8419 213 227
5 Electronics and Communciation Engineering General 1997 6929 1048 3747
OBC NCL 1556 2110 707 1279
SC 1383 2915 230 731
ST 195 3739 133 345
6 Instrumentation and Control Engineering General 8672 14188 5386 11036
OBC NCL 3127 4572 2366 4706
SC 2915 4927 1332 3490
ST 8125 16607 801 1599
7 Mechanical Engineering General 1159 11208 1304 4677
OBC NCL 1974 3425 703 1700
SC 405 2761 533 787
ST 402 7095 116 313
8 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering General 11317 23535 7453 17505
OBC NCL 4572 7719 4497 5727
SC 3054 5340 1275 3925
ST 4751 16592 392 1425
9 Production Engineering General 9807 21896 8943 16229
OBC NCL 4344 7330 3394 5740
SC 3995 5494 2411 3345
ST 5716 9973 1065 2614


Campus Overview Of NIT Trichy


The hallmark of the campus is the good facilities, which cater to the academic and extracurricular interests of the students. The Octagon is the pride of the campus and is equipped with modern facilities like a CAD/CAM Lab, Local Area Network, High-Speed Internet connection, and other seminar and conference facilities. It is maintained and run by the Computer Support Group (CSG) of the institute.

Apart from this, the campus provides ample opportunities for developing extracurricular skills which include NCC, NSS, Students Chapters of IEEE, social clubs, and sports & games. Known for very good hostels, campus life at NIT-T is certainly exciting. Most buildings are modern and all are well-maintained. First years need to keep in mind that they will be sharing a room with at least three other students, second years with one or two others and final years mostly get individual rooms. There are a lot of food shops and tea, coffee and juice counters within the campus.

NIT Trichy boasts of a vast campus with ever-improving infrastructure (new lecture halls, bigger auditoriums, refurbished library, new hostels) to accommodate the increasing number of students. Specialised internet labs are also available here.


NIT- T is conducting a workshop on Spark which is organized by Department of Computer Applications on Oct 12, 13 2017

Apache Spark is a fast and general-purpose cluster computing system. It provides high- level APIs in Java, Scala, Python and R, and an optimized engine that supports general execution graphs. It also supports a rich set of higher-level tools including Spark SQL for SQL and structured data processing, MLlib for machine learning, GraphX for graph processing, and Spark Streaming.

It is based on HadoopMapReduce and it extends the MapReduce model to efficiently use it for more types of computations, which includes interactive queries and stream processing. The main feature of Spark is its in-memory cluster computing that increases the processing speed of an application.

Spark is designed to cover a wide range of workloads such as batch applications, iterative algorithms, interactive queries and streaming. Apart from supporting all these workload in a respective system, it reduces the management burden of maintaining separate tools

Campus Facilities At NIT Trichy

  • Bank
  • Library
  • WiFi
  • Canteen
  • Sports
  • Hostels
  • Medical
  • Gym
  • Auditorium

Placement Scenario

The placement scenario for all departments is good with most branches recording more than 90% placements. In 2013, the average compensation offered for NIT Trichy recruitment was about 6 lakhs per annum, with the highest package being $125,000 per annum.

Some of the recruiters that visited NIT Trichy placement were Yahoo, Google, Honeywell, Oracle, NTPC, MacAfee, Nomura, Microsoft, Facebook, Shell, Saipem, SunEdison and Intel to name a few.

On-campus interviews are conducted and NIT Trichy has a good placement record. Oracle, Ashok Leyland, TVS, Facebook, HSBC, Reliance, ONGC, HP, Godrej also visit the campus each year.

Placement Statistics 2017


Branch Placed (%)
Chemical Engineering 100
Civil Engineering 86.6
Computer Science and Engineering 100
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 100
Electronics and Communication Engineering 98.7
Instrumentation and Control Engineering 96.9
Mechanical Engineering 98.5
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 94.7
Production Engineering 93.1
Overall 96.7


College Fests Of NIT Trichy

The technical fest ‘Pragyan’ attracts innovation from across the state. It offers a plethora of Workshops ranging from advanced robotics to aeromodelling to fabrication to ethical hacking to rocket science to animations –you name it and you have it! Pragyan also offers the participants a sneak peek at the future through its varied array of exhibitions every year. NASA moon rock sample, human brain-controlled helicopter, 3-D printer, vintage Cars, Indian Missiles are just a few from the lot!

Students can indulge their artistic spirit with the two-day ‘NITTFEST’ that sees creative inputs in art. During NITTFEST, departments square off against each other over two days, on an even keel, to battle over quizzes, debates, music, terpsichorean delights and more – small battles fought under the umbrella of a big war.

Then there is ‘Festember’, which is an inter-college cultural, literary and arts extravaganza. Misconstrued as a “fest in September”, the actual origins of Festember is “A fest to remember”. One of the major highlights of Festember has been the pro-nites which have seen celebrity bands come down and rock the campus alive with their foot tapping and soul swaying music.


  • Rajan Raghavan  (Principal at Nokia Networks, Evangelist & Advisor at Watch360)
  • He started 5 companies in the high-technology space. Mr. Raghavan earlier worked as VP marketing at Xambala; Founder & CEO at Realchip communications and Vice president at Phoenix Technologies, Ltd. He created the industries first integrated voice over IP chip. He started the company “Virtual Chips” that is presently named as “Insilicon”.
  • Jessie Paul

Jessie Paul is a marketing expert, founder, and CEO of the marketing advisory firm Paul Writer Strategic Advisory, public speaker and the author of the book No Money Marketing.

  • Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Natarajan Chandrasekaran is the chairman of Tata Sons. Chandrasekaran took over as the CEO of TCS on November 6, 2009, prior to which he was COO and executive director of TCS. Born in 1963, Chandra is one of the youngest CEOs of the Tata Group.

  • Sidin Vadukut

Sidin Sunny Vadukut is a columnist, writer, and blogger from India. He is currently the managing editor of In January 2010, Vadukut’s debut novel Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin ‘Einstein’ Varghese was published.

  • Ramesh R Rao

Director of California Institute for Telecom & IT, San Diego, he has also worked in various faculty positions at UCSD, ECE Dept. He is also Board of Directors- San Diego software industry council. The man has served on a US Government panel to review the current status of research, development, and applications in wireless communications in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe.

  • Shri P.Swaminathan

He is an Outstanding Scientist and Director at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. Mr. Swaminathan has published a book on Basics of Nuclear science and engineering. He has published several technical papers in journals and conferences. The man has also built India’s first fault tolerant safety critical real-time computer for supervising and controlling Fast Breeder Nuclear reactor.

  • Shri S. Janakiraman

He is the President and CEO, R&D Services of Mind Tree Consulting Ltd. Mr. Janakiraman has built R and D Services units for IT equipment sectors. He was the chief executive of R and D division of WIPRO Systems. He is also the Vice Chairperson of the India Semiconductor Association.

  • K. R. Sridhar
  • Sridhar was the director of the Space Technologies Laboratory at the University of Arizona where he was also a professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He is the founder and CEO of Bloom Energy.

All in all, NIT Trichy is certainly one of the top colleges to go to!

Indian Statistical Institute is another top college in India, albeit for maths lovers. However, it certainly offers some great career options!

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