Which NIT is right for you?

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs), the second best engineering 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 provided NIT rankings & discussed about Top 10 NITs 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 put together an exhaustive list to help make the decision easier for all aspiring candidates.

Top NITs

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

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


Rank Institute Name Website URL
1 NIT Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu http://www.nitt.edu
2 NIT Surathkal, Karnataka http://www.nitk.ac.in/
3 NIT Rourkela, Orissa http://www.nitrkl.ac.in/
4 MNIT Jaipur, Rajasthan http://www.mnit.ac.in/
5 VNIT Nagpur, Maharashtra http://www.vnit.ac.in/
6 SVNIT Surat, Gujarat http://www.svnit.ac.in/
7 MNNIT Allahabad, UP http://www.mnnit.ac.in/
8 NIT Warangal, Telangana http://www.nitw.ac.in/main/
9 NIT Durgapur, West Bengal http://www.nitdgp.ac.in/
10 NIT Agartala, Tripura http://www.nita.ac.in/
11 NIT Jalandhar, Punjab http://www.nitj.ac.in/
12 MANIT Bhopal, MP http://www.web.manit.ac.in/
13 NIT Hamirpur, UP http://nith.ac.in/
14 NIT Meghalaya http://nitmeghalaya.in/nitm_web/index.php
15 NIT Kurukshetra, Haryana http://www.nitkkr.ac.in/
16 NIT Silchar, Assam http://www.nits.ac.in/
17 NIT Srinagar, J&K http://www.nitsri.net/
18 NIT Ponda, Goa http://www.nitgoa.ac.in/
19 NIT Jamshedpur, Jharkhand http://www.nitjsr.ac.in/
20 NIT Patna, Bihar http://www.nitp.ac.in/php/home.php
21 NIT Delhi http://nitdelhi.ac.in/
22 NIT Yupia, AP http://www.nitap.in/
23 NIT Puducherry http://www.nitpy.ac.in/
24 NIT Sikkim http://www.nitsikkim.ac.in/
25 NIT Dimapur, Nagaland http://nitnagaland.ac.in/homenew/
26 NIT Imphal, Manipur http://www.nitmanipur.ac.in/
27 NIT Srinagar, Uttarakhand http://nituk.ac.in/
28 NIT Aizawl, Mizoram http://www.nitmz.ac.in/

Note: The ranking is courtesy Wikipedia

Here’s a peek into the top 10 ranked NITs

  1. 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. You can read more here.

  1. 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. You can read more here.

  1. 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 included in the list of NITs 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. 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. You can read more here.

  1. Durgapur, West Bengal

Since its inception in 1960, 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. You can read more here.

  1. 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 NITs informative and that it would help you make an informed decision. Feel free to drop your opinion in the comments section below. You can also read about NITs at Jalandhar, Goa, Delhi & Hamirpur.

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