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Indian Institute of Information Technology – [IIIT], Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirapalli– Admissions 2021, Top Courses, Eligibility, Fees, Admissions, and Placement Details

Last updated on September 21st, 2021 by Nikita Joshi


IIIT Tiruchirappalli, popularly known as IIIT Trichy, is an academic institute funded by the Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu, and IT industry partners, including TCS, Cognizant, Infosys, Ramco Systems, ELCOT and NAVITAS. IIIT Trichy is considered The Institute of National Importance; it was established in 2016 and currently receives academic and administrative support from NIT Trichy.

IIT Trichy offers B.Tech. and PhD programs. The institute has three departments and offers multiple specializations. The Admissions to B.Tech. are based on JEE Main rank. JEE Main 2021 April and May sessions scheduled for April 27-30 and May 24 – 28, 2021, have been postponed. Admissions are made via Centralized Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) and Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).

The first batch of engineering graduates has been placed in some top MNCs such as Amazon, TCS, Paytm, Infosys, Navitas, Ramco, Cognizant, etc. The average starting salary offered is around INR 12,70,000 per annum.

IIIT Tiruchirappalli: Admission Updates

  • Admissions at IIIT Trichy B. Tech programs are based on 10+2 performance and JEE Main rank.
  • Admission to IIIT Trichy for JEE Main qualified candidates is made via a single online platform Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).
  • Admission to a research program leading to a PhD degree for eligible candidates is based on overall performance written test, interview marks in UG / PG, experience, research publications/patents, and work experience.
  • For PhD in engineering, valid GATE scores are required.
  • Final admission in IIT Trichy is based on the counselling conducted by the institution.

IIIT Tiruchirappalli: Quick Facts

  • IIIT Trichy is considered an institute of national importance. The MHRD approved it under the (PPP) non-profit public-private partnership model. Tech Giants such as TCS, Cognizant, Infosys, Ramco, and Navitas are the industry partner that fund 15%. The remaining support is provided by the Government of India and State Government of Tamil Nadu; 50% and 35%, respectively.
  • The institute was established in 2016, and the first batch of B.Tech graduates received excellent placement opportunities in 2020. The highest package stood at 32 LPA.
  • The institute offers B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) with a total annual intake of 41 and 43, respectively.
  • Institute is among 21 IIITs proposed by MHRD to provide world-class information technology education to students. As a result, 50% of the graduates in the first batch were placed in Core IT profiles.
  • Currently, IIIT Trichy operates under its mentor institution NIT Tiruchirappalli that provides both academic and administrative support. The temporary campus is situated in Oxford Engineering College; It will shift to a permanent campus at Sethurappatti Village, Srirangam Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

IIIT Tiruchirappalli: Rankings

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IIIT Tiruchirappalli: Courses & Fees

Below are the top courses offered by IIIT Trichy.

Course Course Details Selection Criteria
Bachelor of Technology: Computer Science and Engineering [B.Tech. CSE] Duration – 4 years
Fees – INR 1,92,250(1st-year fees)
Eligibility – 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks aggregate.
Merit and JEE Main Rank
Bachelor of Technology: Electronics and Communications Engineering [B.Tech. ECE] Duration – 4 years
Fees – INR 1,92,250(1st-year fees)
Eligibility – 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks aggregate.
Merit and JEE Main Rank

IIIT Tiruchirappalli: Cutoff

Undergraduate B.Tech. programs admissions are based on Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main. Below is the 2019-20 cutoff details:

Specialization General ST SC OBC EWS
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) 11431 – 21750 1817 – 2119 2162 – 3769 6654 – 7744 2881-3039
Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) 23880 – 29562 1289 – 2942 3987 – 5348 8166 – 10510 4075 – 4075

IIIT Tiruchirappalli: Placements

IIIT Trichy has had an excellent placement drive for its first B. Tech. batch in 2020. Below are some key points.

  • The highest package offered was INR 32 LPA.
  • The highest package for internship stood at INR 2.25 LPA.
  • The average package offered (for the top 10% of students) was INR12.7 LPA.
  • The maximum number of students (50%) recruited in Core IT sector followed by IT Consultancy that recruited 25% students; while remaining students were placed in sectors like Analytics, Engineering & Technology.
  • The Top recruiters include Paytm, Infosys, TCS, Ramco, ValueLabs, Amazon, Cognizant, Siemens etc.

IIIT Tiruchirappalli: Scholarships

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IIIT Tiruchirappalli: FAQs

Ques. Is IIIT Trichy good for B.Tech.?

Last updated on September 21st, 2021

Ans. Yes, IIT Trichy offers B.Tech. in ECE and CSE. The placement report of 2020 is an indicator that prospects are excellent. The average placement package in 2020 placement stood at INR 12.7 LPA, while the highest CTC offered stood at INR 32 LPA. The institute has a good pool of faculty.
Ques. How is IIIT Trichy?

Last updated on September 21st, 2021

Ans. Although IIIT Trichy doesn’t have its permanent campus yet. However, it’s making good progress under the mentorship of NIT Trichy. It’s operating from a temporary campus in Oxford Engineering College since July 2020 and will be shifted to its permanent campus soon. So, overall, you may have few challenges in terms of temporary campus and hostel facilities at NIT Trichy; however, that shouldn’t be a huge hindrance since the institute gives you a prestigious IIT Tag. Most students were sceptical about placements; however, the institute had an excellent placement drive in 2020. Students are provided basic facilities such as hostel, clubs, laboratories, gyms etc.

Ques. NIT Trichy versus IIIT Trichy, what’s the difference in terms of admissions are concerned?

Last updated on September 21st, 2021

Ans. The admission process for IIIT Trichy and NIT Trichy is the same as any other institutions which come under the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). The admissions are based on ranks secured in JEE Main exam. Few things to note as a difference is reservations of seats; in NIT Trichy, 50% of seats are reserved for local students, whereas IIIT Trichy doesn’t have this limitation. Since NIT Trichy is well established and high-ranking institutions, the cutoff is much higher. Please note that IIIT Trichy is only offering two B.Tech. programs, namely CSE and ECE, whereas NIT Trichy offers nine specializations.


Ques. What is the JEE Main rank required to get a seat in IIIT Trichy for CSE??

Last updated on September 21st, 2021

Ans. During JOSAA counselling, IITs, NITs and IIITs give their cutoff ranks; hence it varies every year. CSE is a popular course with high demand; hence cutoff is usually higher. For 2020, the cutoff for the general category for B.Tech. CSE program was 11431 – 21750, for the SC category, it was 1817 – 2119, and for EWS, it was 2881-3039.


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