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NIT Agartala: Admissions via JEE Main, Cut Off, Fees and More

Last updated on February 16th, 2021 at 03:46 pm

National Institute of Technology, Agartala is located in Jirania, Tripura. It is amongst the few top colleges situated in the north-east part of the country. It was established in 1965 as Tripura Engineering College and later in 2006 renamed as National Institute of Technology Agartala. It is often called NIT Agartala or NITA. Even though it is situated 24 km away from Agartala, it is called NIT Agartala due to close proximity to the capital.

  • NIT Agartala ranking 2020 by NIRF under Engineering Rankings is 75th.
  • The interior infrastructure of the college includes student hostels for both boys and girls.
  • Moreover, NIT Agartala campus is pretty large with an area of 365 acres, with plush flora and fauna away from the urban pollution.
  • There are various other facilities such as sports complex, transport service, labs, cafeteria, medical centres, gym, auditorium, Seminar Hall, Student Activity Center, Virtual Classroom, ATM, SBI Bank, Post Office.

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NIT Agartala Highlights

Year of establishing 1965
Official Website www.nita.ac.in
Examination for entrance JEE Main, GATE
Popular Courses available B.Tech, M.Tech, BS, MS, PhD
Total number of courses 41 courses

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NIT Agartala: B.Tech Admissions via JEE Main

Students are accepted into the B.Tech, Dual Degree and Integrated programmes based on their scores and JEE Main Results. Application filling and admission processes are entirely online through JoSAA Counselling only.National Institute of Technology, Agartala

B.Tech Courses Offered

The programmes available in the institution are undergraduate, postgraduate, dual degree and PhD. However, for undergraduate courses, various programmes of 4-years and 5-years dual degree or integrated courses are offered at NITA through JEE Main Scores. Given below is the complete list of the specializations in which B.Tech courses are offered.

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B. Tech + M. Tech Courses Offered

  1. Specialisations offered under dual degree B.Tech + M.Tech- Engineering Physics
  2. Specialisations offered under Integrated M.Tech (5-years)- Mathematics and Computing

Eligibility Criteria for NIT Agartala

  • Earlier, the candidates were required to score above 95% in 10+2 with science stream but this criterion has been scrapped for 2021 admissions.
  • Now, candidates are just required to pass 10+2 with science stream from any recognized board in order to be eligible for appearing for JEE Main exam.

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NIT Agartala Cut Off for Top B.Tech Courses

The National Institute of Technology Agartala is one of the most preferred colleges for popular courses such as computer science and engineering since the ranks required to get admitted is lower than other NITs. NIT Calicut and NIT Durgapur that are more or less equal to NIT Agartala, seemingly are better choices for candidates who opt institutes with specialised courses.

JoSAA 6th Round is the last counselling round which provides an expected cut off rank to enter into the college. NIT Agartala Cut off is based on opening and closing ranks of 2020 JoSAA Counselling from the 6th round.

Specialisation Opening Rank Closing Rank
Computer Science Engineering 10408 18351
Mechanical Engineering 23759 37614
Chemical Engineering 37769 44090
Electrical Engineering 18812 33853
Civil Engineering 40054 45385
Production Engineering 41242 49420

NIT Agartala Cut Off Analysis for Top Courses

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NIT Agartala: Academics During COVID-19

The situation right now has become hideous and online has become the new normal amid COVID-19. The college remains shut due to the outbreak of the pandemic. However, the college has introduced online learning for students. Many exams are also being conducted online with vivas, projects being submitted online via Google Forms.

  • Before conducting online exams, proper feedback was taken from students on the usage of the online system. The students were even allowed to use their mobile devices in order to appear for the online tests.
  • Those students who might not be satisfied with their end semester results will also be allowed to attend special end-semester exams.
  • The curriculum is being covered online using Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
  • Administrative personnel and staff members will remain present in the office as per the order released by the MHA.
  • Students are permitted to take their essential valuables like books, electronic gadgets, etc. from the hostel.
  • The college is said to remain closed until the further notification from the government regarding the reopening of educational institutions.

Accordingly, all possible measures are being taken by NIT Agartala in order to ensure maximum participation from students and minimum delay in the academic calendar due to COVID-19. This makes NITA a great option for students of the North-East region who cannot travel far to metro areas of the country for higher education, especially when the COVID-19 crisis is at large.

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Why Should You Choose NIT Agartala?

NIT Agartala is suitable for students of the north-east region as it is easily accessible without long travelling times or expensive travelling costs. Few unique points on the National Institute of Technology Agartala are given below-

  • College Fests: 
    • The cultural fest of the college is named Aayam conducted by the college cultural committee.
    • Moreover, the college management holds a technical fest during the summer of every year.
  • Campus life: 
    • NIT Agartala campus size is of 360 acres and it is 1st among NIT colleges across the country to have in-campus Kendriya Vidyalaya school.
    • The infrastructure of the college is very decent with well-equipped labs, furnished classrooms and study halls, separate hostels for both boys and girls, library, sports complex, gym, etc.
  • Low Cut Off: 
    • NIT Agartala cut off ranks do not go much higher.
    • This makes it an easy grab for students who might have not performed very well in JEE Main.
  • Placement wing: 
    • Almost 90% of the total student population are said to be hired by top firms across the country as well as worldwide.
    • Some of the top companies that visit are L&T, Nokia, IBM, Capgemini, TATA Power, Infosys, Amazon, etc.

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NIT Agartala Cut Off For B.Tech Specializations

Given below is branch-wise cut off ranks from JEE Main 2020– JoSAA Counselling for NIT Agartala. These are the opening and closing ranks from the 6th round of JoSAA Counselling.

Computer Science and Engineering

Category  Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 10408 18351
EWS 3041 3240
OBC 4900 5828
SC 1535 3905
ST 974 1440

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Category  Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 21131 24809
EWS 4002 4143
OBC 6315 7942
SC 3925 5011
ST 1888 2252

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Electrical Engineering

Category  Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 18812 33853
EWS 5571 5734
OBC 9478 10653
SC 4988 6542
ST 2243 2360

Mechanical Engineering

Category  Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 23759 37614
EWS 6194 6587
OBC 9768 11952
SC 4500 7125
ST 2206 2554

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Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Category  Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 29500 37122
EWS 6283 6418
OBC 9514 12016
SC 5624 6884
ST 2705 2936

Civil Engineering

Category  Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 40054 45385
EWS 7522 7572
OBC 12913 13264
SC 5584 7140
ST 2044 2069

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Chemical Engineering

Category  Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 37769 44090
EWS 7442 7646
OBC 12372 13904
SC 5783 8604
ST 2597 3100

Production Engineering

Category  Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 41242 49420
EWS 8264 8629
OBC 13577 15723
SC 8412 9207
ST 3384 3445

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Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering

Category  Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 45574 50010
EWS 8263 8387
OBC 14564 15659
SC 7737 8708
ST 3021 3521

B.Tech + M.Tech Mathematics and Computing

Category  Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 21699 30596
EWS 5293 5293
OBC 9786 12010
SC 5581 6700
ST 2777 2777

B.Tech + M.Tech Engineering Physics

Category  Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 24415 40229
EWS 7523 7523
OBC 12345 14665
SC 5986 5986
ST

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NIT Agartala: Reservation via JEE Counselling

Reservation in NIT Agartala is provided based on the Joint Counselling Committee (JoSAA) rules for JEE Main Reservation. With the introduction of the EWS category, now general category students can also get reservations depending on their annual family income.NIT Agartala Reservation

Category of the candidate  Percentage of reservation 
OBC-NCL 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
EWS 10%
PwD* 5%

How to claim reservation for JEE Main 2021?

  • A candidate who comes falls under any of the criteria mentioned above; it is essential to mention it while filling the application form for JEE Main.
  • Candidates prevailing for any of the reservations have to provide the documents needed during the time of JEE Main Counselling.
  • A candidate is considered to be under unreserved criteria when no document claiming reservation is provided or document provided is wrong.

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Faculty at NIT Agartala

The faculty members at the National Institute of Technology Agartala are highly intelligent individuals with great experience in the field of teaching. There are a total of 239 faculty members with almost 80% with PhD and the rest with a qualification of M.Tech or other masters degree.

  • Around 8 to 9 faculty members of NIT Agartala have an experience of minimum 35 years.
  • While the other faculty members do have experience of up to 20 years or less, the benefit for students is these faculties are from a younger generation and have been part of industry experience as well.
  • Out of these 239 faculties, there is almost equal balance in Regular and Adhoc / contractual faculties.
  • 7 faculty members have received highly reputed awards/recognitions from central government agencies in the year 2018-19.
  • Few contractual faculties are also pursuing their doctorates from the institute while practising research and also taking part in occasional lectures for students.

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Various Facilities Provided at NIT Agartala 

The institution has made up several facilities inside its huge campus for the students’ utilisation. Few of them are listed below-

  • Library: 
    • The institution has a vast central library which has a well-facilitated reading room, back volume section, indexing and reference section.
    • It also has an OPAC facility and more than 84323 books and 200 journals.
  • Hostel: 
    • NIT Agartala has separate hostels for both boys and girls.
    • The college has made staying of female students in the hostel as one compulsory norm since 2013.
  • Sports complex: 
    • This includes Badminton Court, Cricket Ground, Football Ground, Volleyball Court and gym.
  • Transport service: 
    • Private bus services are run from Agartala to campus by the institute.
    • Jeeps, buses and private vehicles are accessible during any emergency from Agartala to the campus.
  • Labs: 
    • To make it more reliable for the students, the institute has set up several well-equipped labs.
    • Various labs include Computer Lab, Super Computer – PARAM, Biochemistry Lab, Microbiology Lab, Immunology Lab, Genetics Lab, Bioinformatics Lab, Structural Engineering Lab, Geotechnical Engineering Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab etc.
  • Other facilities: 
    • Several other facilities highly appreciated by the students of the institute are cafeteria, auditorium, hospital/medical facility, Wi-Fi campus, seminar Hall, student activity centre, virtual classroom.
    • The college also has an ATM, SBI bank, sub-post office, A/C group discussion & interview rooms, guest house, recreation halls and common room.

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NIT Agartala Placements

The placement statistics for 2002 have not been released by NIT Agartala yet. However, NIT Agartala has reported about 90% placement record for the year 2019. The batch has performed exceptionally well and the training and placement cell has worked really hard for the placement drives of the college.

Check the given table for NIT Agartala recruitment 2019 highlights:

Total Number of Companies 22
No. of Students Placed 188
Highest Salary Offered 36 LPA
Average Salary Offered 5 LPA
  • The top firms that visit the institute for recruitment are Infosys, Accenture, IBM, McAfee, Google and Morgan Stanley. Infosys offered a whopping 69 offers to students at NIT Agartala Placements.
  • The other firms in which students got placed are Havells, Axis Bank, Future Group, Karvy Group, Vedanta, Tech Mahindra, Capgemini, Mphasis, L&T Infotech, ABB Limited, Samsung, Ashok Leyland and Oracle.

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Scholarships Offered by NIT Agartala 

There are a large number of scholarships available for students of NIT Agartala. As per NIRF 2020 data for NIT Agartala, there are a total 1,564 students receiving full reimbursement of tuition fees from central or state government. Given below are some NIT Agartala scholarships

  • Merit-cum-means scholarships: 
    • NIT Agartala offers some financial assistance to students for their outstanding performance at college.
    • This includes hostel and mess charges for students of all categories.
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme:
    • The government of India provides this scholarship to students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) for pursuing their education beyond class 12th.
    • Under this scheme, the scholarship amount can go up to INR 2 lacs per annum.
    • Along with this, the scholarship will also provide living expenses, books and stationery expenses, and computer/laptop expenses.
  • Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme:
    • UGC has started this scholarship scheme to provide financial assistance to all the students of the North-East region who come from a weak financial background.
    • Students will receive INR 7,800 per month for technical courses, which equals to INR 93,600/year.
    • Provided their annual family income should not exceed INR 4.5 lacs.

There are several other private scholarships available for students pursuing B.Tech from NIT Agartala. More than 300 students were receiving full reimbursement of tuition fees from private bodies.

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NIT Agartala Fee Structure for B.Tech Courses

Given below is the NIT Agartala fees for General and OBC Category students.

Particulars  Fees (in INR)
Admission Fee 1,000.00
*Institute Development Fee 5,000.00
*Tuition Fee 62,500.00
All Others Fees 2,200.00
Refundable Money 5,000.00

NIT Agartala hostel fees and mess charges are applicable separately

*Notes-

  • A student belonging to SC/ST/PwD category shall get a complete fee waiver.
  • Students belonging to the most economically backward class whose annual family income is below INR 1 lakh will get remission of the complete tuition fee.
  • Students whose annual family income is between INR 1 lakh to 5 lakh will get remission of 2/3rd of tuition fees.

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Tuition Fee for B.Tech + M.Tech and BS + MS courses (Dual Degree)

There is not much difference in fees for dual degree programs at NIT Agartala. Given below is tuition for two main undergraduate courses available for students via JEE Main-

Course Tuition Fees (INR)
B.Tech + M.Tech 35,000
BS + MS 7,500

Most of the other charges are similar to the fees of a 4-year B.Tech course. The per semester total fees for B.Tech Dual Degree is around INR 40,000 to 42,000. Whereas for BS Dual Degree it is close to INR 10,000 to 11,000. All other rules regarding exemptions for various categories apply here as well.

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FAQs 

Ques.Are NIT Agartala M.Tech courses good?

Answer: Yes, NIT Agartala has very good courses. Its faculty is experienced and well educated. It also offers various facilities for the students. It has a good placement record too.

Ques. Should I join NIT Agartala?

Answer: NIT Agartala is very good in every aspect and is worth joining if you have an eligible rank. It is better than many other private institutes.

Ques. How many seats are available for B.Tech and Dual Degree courses at NIT Agartala?

Ans. There are a total 954 seats available in all the undergraduate courses available at NIT Agartala via JoSAA Counselling. Out of these 384 seats are under open category. Not to mention, there is a 50% home state quota at all the NITs.

Ques. Which branch is best in NIT Agartala?

Ans. No doubt, CSE is the best branch due to best NIT Agartala Placement. However, according to the past trends and suggestions from alumni, Electrical and Mechanical are considered top branches. This is because of the industry requirement of electrical and mechanical engineers in North-East India.

Ques. Is NIT Agartala better than VIT?

Ans. The tuition fee in NIT Agartala is much lesser when compared to VIT. Students who are pursuing a degree in M.Tech from NIT Agartala get stipend as per MHRD whereas in VIT the stipend amount provided is fixed and much lesser when compared to the MHRD (NIT Agartala). Moreover, students also get placed with Indian Army and other PSU through NIT Agartala but not through VIT.

Ques. How good are placements at NIT Agartala?

Ans. The placements at NIT Agartala are not very high in CTCs offered. However, recently, few companies have offered very high CTC up to INR 36 LPA. Mostly, PSU (Govt Corporations) hire students from NIT Agartala, which builds up their career with a great start.

Ques. Under which university is NIT Agartala affiliated to?

Ans. NIT Agartala is an autonomous institute, under MHRD that is managed by Government of India.


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