Top NITs in India 2022

The National Institute of Technology (NIT) is a premier autonomous public technical and research university located all over India. There are 31 NITs in India and at least 10 of them are ranked among the top NIT colleges in India in the NIRF ranking.

Top NITs Colleges in India: Highlights

Parameters

Particulars/ Statistics

No. of NITs

31

Fees

- Annual fee < Rs 5-7 lakh: 15%

- Annual fee Rs 5 lakh: 85%

Top Specialisations

Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering

Admission Process

Admission through entrance exams - JEE Main and GATE

Courses Offered

BE/BTech, MTech, BTech Lateral, Diploma and PhD

NIT Colleges in India: Eligibility Criteria

Engineering courses can be pursued at UG, PG, Diploma, and Ph.D. levels from NITs in India. The eligibility criteria differ as per the course and branch selected by the candidate. However, given below is a broad eligibility criterion for UG, PG, Diploma, and Ph.D. Engineering courses for the reference of candidates:

  • BE/BTech: Candidates must have passed Class 12 from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects. They must have also secured a minimum of 60 percent aggregate score.

  • BTech Lateral Entry: Candidates must have passed a three-year Diploma granted by the Board of Technical Examination of a State Government, with a minimum 45 percent aggregate or equivalent.

  • ME/MTech: Candidates who have completed their BE/BTech degree with a valid score in GATE are eligible for the ME/MTech degree course.

  • Diploma: Aspirants must have passed Class 10/equivalent examination, with at least 35 per cent in Science and Maths subjects.

  • Ph.D.: Aspirants must have secured a minimum of 55 per cent aggregate or 5.5 CPI in BTech/MTech or equivalent degree in relevant streams.

Apart from merit-based admission, many top-ranked Engineering colleges in India also accept scores of national and state-level entrance exams, including JEE Main, etc., for Engineering admissions.

Top NITs in India with NIRF Ranking and Shiksha Rating (Aggregate)

Top agencies like NIRF rank colleges as per the parameters such as learning and resources, research, teaching, etc. Candidates can go through these rankings to know the top colleges offering BTech courses. Shiksha rating is given by students based on infrastructure, faculty, course, curriculum, crowd, campus life, and value for money. Although there are plenty of NITs in India, there are a few top ones that have been listed by NIRF. Following is the list of top 10 NITs in India ranked by NIRF and Shiksha Rating:

Name of the College

NIRF'20 Ranking

Shiksha Rating (Aggregate)

NIT Trichy

9

4.3

NITK Surathkal

13

4.3

NIT Rourkela

16

4.3

NIT Warangal

19

4.2

NIT Calicut

23

4.0

VNIT Nagpur

27

4.0

MNIT Jaipur

35

4.2

NIT Kurukshetra

40

4.0

NIT Silchar

46

4.2

NIT Durgapur

47

3.9

ROI of Top NITs in India

Return on Investment or ROI of NITs is high as the average package of students in top NITs usually ranges from Rs 10-15 lakh per annum whereas, for other NITs, it is between Rs 5-10 lakh per annum.

ROI can be defined as the comparison between the money invested by students in a particular institute and the return obtained during the placement by the institute. NITs and their ROI are provided below with a comparison between the total annual fee and average placement package by the top NITs.

NIT Colleges in India

Average Fee (in Rs)

Average Placement (in Rs)

NIT Trichy

5.65 Lakh

6.5 LPA

NIT Karnataka

5.40 Lakh

5.87 LPA

NIT Rourkela

6.40 Lakh

8.75 LPA

NIT Warangal

5 Lakh

13 LPA

NIT Calicut 

5.54 Lakh

9.56 LPA

NIT Nagpur

5.50 Lakh

7 LPA

NIT Jaipur (MNIT)

6.56 Lakh

7.5 LPA

NIT Kurukshetra

5.80 Lakh

8.24 LPA

NIT Silchar

5.42 Lakh

6.3 LPA

NIT Durgapur

 5.56 Lakh

9 LPA

Note: Above statistics are based on the latest available data.

Location-wise Top NIT in India

31 NITs are spread across the country. All the major states across the country have at least one NIT. Candidates can check the location-wise distribution of colleges with the help of the below infographic.

Top Recruiters for NITs Graduates

NIT graduates from any domain are in high demand. All organizations, big or small, private or government, hire NIT degree holders in various capacities. Below is the list of few top companies in India that recruit NITs graduates along with their placement ratings:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

NIT Trichy

4.3

Aricent, Ashok Leyland, Honeywell, Infosys, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Samsung, Volvo, Wipro, Yahoo

NITK Surathkal

4.3

Adobe, Amazon.com, Capgemini, Century Link, CITI Bank, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Myntra, Oracle, Qualcomm, Redbus.in, Samsung, Societe Generale, Tesco, VISA, Wells Fargo, Wipro

NIT Rourkela

4.3

ABB, Hyundai, IBM, Infosys, Maruti Suzuki, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, PepsiCo, PWC, Qualcomm, Reliance, Saint Gobain, Samsung, SAP, Snapdeal, Texas Instrument, Vodafone, Whirlpool, Wipro

NIT Warangal

4.2

ADP, AFCONS Infrastructure, Bank of America, Deloitte, Exxon, fidelity, Ford Motors, GAIL (Gas Authority of India Ltd), HINDALCO, Hyundai Mobis, Intel, KEC International Ltd., L&T Ecc, L&T Infotech, Mu Sigma, Oracle Financial, Oyo Rooms, Saint Gobain, Tata Steel, Technip, Vedanta, WELSPUN, Wipro

MNIT Jaipur

4.2

Adobe, Airtel, Amazon.com, Aspiring Minds, Carwale, Click Labs, DE Shaw, Deloitte, Drishti Soft, Futures First, Grofers, Incture Technologies, Maruti Suzuki, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, PayTM, SalesForce, TCS, Walmart

How Affordable is Studying NITs in India

Based on the above pie chart, it can be estimated that studying at NITs in India is expensive. Nearly 85% of the colleges in India have annual fees that range from Rs 5-7 lakh. some of these colleges are:

  • NIT Meghalaya

  • NIT Agartala

  • VNIT Nagpur

  • NIT Durgapur

  • NIT Jalandhar

  • NIT Patna

  • NIT Silchar

  • NIT Goa

  • NIT Rourkela

  • NIT Kurukshetra

  • MANIT, Bhopal

  • NIT Raipur

  • SVNIT Surat

  • NITK Surathkal

  • MNNIT Allahabad

  • NIT Calicut

  • NIT Warangal

Around 15% of NITs have a fee structure that ranges from Rs 7-9 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • MNIT Jaipur

  • NIT Jamshedpur

  • NIT Trichy

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NIT Rankings

NIT Fee Structure

NIT Placements

NIT Cutoffs

Which are the most popular Exams accepted by NIT colleges in India?

NITs offer admission to students who have qualified in JEE Main and GATE examinations for BTech courses. The popular entrance exams accepted for admission to various academic courses offered by NITs are tabulated below:

Courses Entrance Exams
BTech/ BArch JEE Main
MTech/ MSc GATE
MBA CAT

Top NITs Colleges in India: Cutoff

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) releases the NIT cutoff scores in the form of opening and closing ranks. For admission to NIT courses, the candidates have to score more than or equal to NIT cutoffs. Given below is the list of top-ranked NITs in India and their cut-offs.

JoSAA Cutoffs for NITs

NIT Calicut Cutoff

NIT Trichy Cutoff

NIT Durgapur Cutoff

NIT Rourkela Cutoff

NIT Goa Cutoff

NIT Silchar Cutoff

VNIT Nagpur Cutoff NIT Hamirpur

 NIT Warangal Cutoff

 MNIT Jaipur

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Top Engineering Colleges in India Accepting GATE

Top Engineering Colleges in India Accepting JEE Main

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

9
NIRF ' 21
NIT Trichy - National Institute of Technology
4.4

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.5
(265)
Fees: 5.63 Lakh
Salary : 10.50 Lakh
9
India Today ' 21
9
The Week ' 20
10
NIRF ' 21
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
4.3

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.5
(270)
Fees: 5.53 Lakh
Salary : 9.86 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
11
The Week ' 20
20
NIRF ' 21
NIT Rourkela - National Institute of Technology
4.3

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.3
(422)
Fees: 6.40 Lakh
Salary : 7.11 Lakh
21
India Today ' 21
14
The Week ' 20
23
NIRF ' 21
NIT Warangal - National Institute of Technology
4.3

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.4
(419)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 9.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
12
The Week ' 20
25
NIRF ' 21
NIT Calicut National Institute of Technology
4.0

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.2
(226)
Fees: 5.48 Lakh
Salary : 8.98 Lakh
Not Ranked
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22
The Week ' 20
29
NIRF ' 21
NIT Durgapur - National Institute of Technology
3.9

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.1
(395)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 7.97 Lakh
Not Ranked
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24
The Week ' 20
30
NIRF ' 21
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
4.0

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(243)
Fees: 5.50 Lakh
Salary : 8.53 Lakh
16
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
37
NIRF ' 21
MNIT Jaipur - Malaviya National Institute of Technology
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.2
(547)
Fees: 6.44 Lakh
Salary : 7.00 Lakh
17
India Today ' 21
23
The Week ' 20
42
NIRF ' 21
MNNIT Allahabad - Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
4.0

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.4
(462)
Fees: 6.55 Lakh
Salary : 11.59 Lakh
Not Ranked
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19
The Week ' 20
44
NIRF ' 21
NIT Kurukshetra - National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.2
(390)
Fees: 5.85 Lakh
Salary : 8.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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27
The Week ' 20
47
NIRF ' 21
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
4.0

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.0
(480)
Fees: 5.63 Lakh
Salary : 7.45 Lakh
Not Ranked
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33
The Week ' 20
48
NIRF ' 21
NIT Silchar - National Institute of Technology
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.2
(163)
Fees: 5.56 Lakh
Salary : 6.80 Lakh
24
India Today ' 21
32
The Week ' 20
49
NIRF ' 21
NIT Jalandhar - Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology
3.9

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.9
(438)
Fees: 6.76 Lakh
Salary : 6.28 Lakh
22
India Today ' 21
31
The Week ' 20
59
NIRF ' 21
National Institute of Technology,Meghalaya
3.8

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

3.9
(30)
Fees: 6.10 Lakh
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
26
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
60
NIRF ' 21
MANIT - Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
4.0

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(409)
Fees: 5.64 Lakh
Salary : 7.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
28
The Week ' 20
64
NIRF ' 21
NIT Raipur - National Institute of Technology
3.7

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.9
(331)
Fees: 5.40 Lakh
Salary : 8.11 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
69
NIRF ' 21
NIT Srinagar  National Institute of Technology
3.8

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.8
(196)
Fees: 5.30 Lakh
Salary : 6.80 Lakh
25
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
72
NIRF ' 21
NIT Patna  National Institute of Technology
3.8

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

4.1
(242)
Fees: 4.93 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
85
NIRF ' 21
NIT Goa - National Institute of Technology
3.6

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

2.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

3.8
(39)
Fees: 1.22 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
86
NIRF ' 21
NIT Jamshedpur - National Institute of Technology
3.9

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.0
(392)
Fees: 7.16 Lakh
Salary : 6.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
92
NIRF ' 21
National Institute of Technology, Agartala
4.0

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.1
(178)
Fees: 5.62 Lakh
Salary : 6.95 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
99
NIRF ' 21
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur
4.2

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.2
(250)
Fees: 6.86 Lakh
Salary : 7.15 Lakh
18
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
114
NIRF ' 21
NIT Manipur - National Institute of Technology
3.1

Placements

2.9

Infrastructure

2.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.3

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

3.4
(19)
Fees: 5.51 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
144
NIRF ' 21
NIT Puducherry - National Institute of Technology
3.4

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.4

Crowd & Campus Life

3.0

Value for Money

3.8
(27)
Fees: 5.49 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
160
NIRF ' 21
National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
3.5

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.4

Value for Money

3.6
(14)
Fees: 5.69 Lakh
Salary : 5.58 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
186
NIRF ' 21
National Institute of Technology,Uttarakhand
3.1

Placements

2.8

Infrastructure

2.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

3.3

Value for Money

3.3
(56)
Fees: 5.79 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20

FAQs

Q1. Which are the different specializations offered by NITs in India?

A. Top specializations offered by NITs in India are:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Q2. Which are the best NITs in India based on placements?

A. Top NITs in India based on placement trends are:

  • NIT Trichy

  • NITK Surathkal

  • NIT Rourkela

  • NIT Warangal

  • MNIT Jaipur

Q3. What is the estimated fee for studying in NITs in India?

A. It is estimated that studying at NITs in India is expensive. Nearly 85% of the colleges in India have annual fees that range from Rs 5-7 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • NIT Meghalaya

  • NIT Agartala

  • VNIT Nagpur

  • NIT Durgapur

  • NIT Jalandhar

  • NIT Patna

  • NIT Silchar

  • NIT Goa

  • NIT Rourkela

  • NIT Kurukshetra

  • MANIT, Bhopal

  • NIT Raipur

  • SVNIT Surat

  • NITK Surathkal

  • MNNIT Allahabad

  • NIT Calicut

  • NIT Warangal

Q4. What are the popular entrance exams to qualify for admission to top NITs colleges in India?

A. The most popular exam for Engineering courses is JEE Mains.

Q5. What is the scope after completing BTech in India?

A. After completing BTech, aspirants who want to go for higher studies can pursue courses like MTech / ME, MS, MBA, etc.

Q6: What are the top NITs for MTech in India?

A. Below are the list of top MTech colleges in CSE:

  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IISc Bangalore
  • IIT Kanpur
  • NIT Trichy
  • NIT Warangal

Q7: Do all NIT students get jobs?

A. An overall 81 percent placement is done every year as per the data available from the training and placement cell. About 80 companies have so far participated in the placement process recruiting students from various streams of engineering.
Q8. Which NIT has the highest package?
A. In 2020, NIT Warangal had the highest package with 43.33 LPA. NIT Warangal also witnessed 349 students bagging Rs 10 LPA packages successfully.
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