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About NIT

Like the IITs, the National Institute of Technology (NIT) is the second premier technical institute, which is under the direct control of the Government of India and is considered to be the best. They function autonomously. Unlike IITs, the NITs are established in lesser-known cities of almost all the states in India and are also contributing to the decrease in migration due to education among students as they have been established after the conversion of the Regional Engineering colleges of all states in the country. Their special status as the “Institute of National Importance” makes them practically free from both regional and student politics. Being free from bureaucratic hassles, they create and adapt rapidly to their own curricula and issue their own degrees.


They have become the reason for smiles for those who fail to enter the IITs. NITs are designed on the same platform as IITs and have the same infrastructure and jobs to do. The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:7 or 1:9. Generally, the cost borne by the undergraduate student is about INR 2,50,000 (two lakh fifty thousand) per year. They fill up seats in the same way as the IITs. In NIT, students get admission through the JEE (Main) examination, which is held each year for students after their Senior Secondary Board Examination, i.e., 10+2.


The students have to clear the examination in two phases: JEE (main) and JEE (advanced), making them eligible for admission to the NITs. Once the students achieve an All India Rank (AIR) in the JEE examination, they can then sit for counseling sessions, which award them a choice as per rank and also the institution’s location. JEE also makes sure that you have a state rank, which makes you eligible for state universities as well.


The National Institute of Technology (NIT) is the dream education location for any student, and the student who dreams of engineering always works hard to achieve it. But what makes them so special? Well, the reason lies simply in the fact that they are one of the best places to study in India, and they are spread over every state of India.


In all, there are 31 NITs across the country. The total seat capacity is about 24,000, including all NITs and all technical courses. NITs at certain locations are even preferred over IITs, including certain specialized courses that the aspirants take upon graduation and make their desires to study the subject in their course syllabus come true.

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