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

Last updated on August 6th, 2020 at 05:43 pm

National Institute of Technology, Agartala located in Jirania, Tripura. It is amongst the few top colleges situated in the north-east part of the country. The college has been ranked 75th by the NIRF under Engineering Rankings for the year 2020. 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.

  • The interior infrastructure of the college includes student hostels for both boys and girls. The 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.
  • According to the previous year academic reports, 90% students were hired at NIT Agartala Placement 2019 for the B.Tech batch. The highest CTC was INR 36 LPA. Infosys hired most students with a total 69 offers.

NIT Agartala Highlights

Year of establishing 1965
Official Website https://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 Through 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.

A candidate who is willing to get admitted in the college has to undergo the following steps:

  1. Visit the official website of JoSAA and register for counselling using JEE credentials. You must have cleared the minimum JEE Main Cut off.
  2. Upload all the required scanned documents on the JoSAA portal.
  3. Participate in JoSAA Counselling for seat allotment based on your All India Ranks in JEE Main.

NIT Agartala

Eligibility Criteria for NIT Agartala

Course Eligibility Criteria 
B.Tech 10+2 minimum aggregate should be 75% & JEE Main Scorecard is mandatory
B.Tech + M.Tech 

B.Tech Courses Offered at NIT Agartala

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.

  1. Computer Science and Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Chemical Engineering
  5. Production Engineering
  6. Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering
  7. Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  8. Electronics & Communication Engineering
  9. Mechanical Engineering

Other Courses Offered at NIT Agartala

  1. Specialisations offered under dual degree B.Tech + M.Tech- Engineering Physics
  2. Specialisations offered under Integrated M.Tech (5-years)- Mathematics and Computing
  3. Specialisations offered under dual degree BS + MS in chemistry and physics

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NIT Agartala Cut Off for Top B.Tech Courses

NITA is one of the most preferred colleges for popular courses such as computer science and engineering since the ranks required to get admitted are lower than other NITs. NIT Calicut and NIT Durgapur that are more equal to NIT Agartala, seemingly are better choices for candidates who opt institutes with specialised courses. JoSAA 7th Round is the last counselling round which provides an expected cut off rank to enter into the college. However, the cut off ranks for the year 2020 are yet to be announced. Expected NIT Agartala Cut off is based on opening and closing ranks of 2019 JoSAA Counselling.

NIT Agartala Closing Ranks – 2019 vs 2018

Specialisation 2019 Closing rank 2018 Closing rank
Computer Science Engineering 79419 121878
Mechanical Engineering 168371 481191
Chemical Engineering 227432 340522
Electrical Engineering 167441 181451
Civil Engineering 196943 268729
Production Engineering 266625 266189

NIT Agartala JEE Main Cut Off

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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, college has introduced online learning for students. Many exams are also being conducted online with vivas, projects being submitted online via Google Forms.

  • Due to the sudden lockdown, NITA already notified students in April 2020, to prepare for online MCQ assessments.
  • Before conducting online exams, a proper feedback was taken from students on 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.
  • Essential Services such as medical, electricity, water, housekeeping, security etc. continue to work generally as per the order made by the MHA.
  • The admission process has been halted with relation to postponement of JEE Main examination, which was about to take place during April 2020.
  • 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 Ranking has been 75th by NIRF 2020 amongst the top engineering colleges in India. There are various activities that NITA students take part in which ultimately reflects upon their profile. Moreover, 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 NIT Agartala are given below-

  • College Fests: The cultural fest of the college is named Aayam conducted by the college cultural committee. The college management holds a technical fest during the summer of every year. Due to its presence in Tripura, the college has students from a diverse background from various north-east states.
  • 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: The cut off ranks for NIT Agartala do not go much higher. This makes it an easy grab for students who might have not performed very well in JEE Main. Although, NIT Agartala is still a great college in order to begin your career in Computer Science or other field.
  • Placement wing: Almost 90% of the total student population are said to be hired by top firms across the country as well as worldwide. More than 30 companies visit the college for campus interviews every year. Some of the top companies that visit are L&T, Nokia, IBM, Capgemini, TATA Power, Infosys, Amazon, etc. The median salary of students who get hired from NIT Agartala is INR 5.5 LPA.

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NIT Agartala Cut Off For B.Tech Specializations

Given below is branch-wise cut off ranks from JEE Main 2019 – JoSAA Counselling for NIT Agartala. The home state NIT Agartala Cut off goes very low for general category students with ranks reaching as low as 1 lac. However, the college is still considered among top few colleges due to its wide presence in North-East India.

Computer Science and Engineering

Category  Home State Other State
General 27979-98197 8325-16955
OBC 4566-5878
SC 4697-8577 2443-3346
ST 1968-33960 886-1499
EWC 14756-36686 2117-2739
General PWD 2854-2854 441-441
OBC PWD 194-420

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Category  Home State Other State
General 42120-167441 18973-24742
OBC 5933-7664
SC 9686-24796 4215-5042
ST 22658-34977 1927-2148
EWC 23926-23926 3249-3447
General PWD
OBC PWD 503-503

Electrical Engineering

Category  Home State Other State
General 117605-214317 25609-29743
OBC 7850-9005
SC 14817-34751 4143-5605
ST 9647-2668 1679-2123
EWC 3889-4139
General PWD

Mechanical Engineering

Category  Home State Other State
General 57787-224062 23374-30028
OBC 8307-9467
SC 15411-30407 4464-5825
ST 10033-28975 1350
EWC 28862-28862 4033-4289
General PWD 1968-1968

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Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Category  Home State Other State
General 183644-274742 29513-36200
OBC 9847-10404
SC 36596-41028 5573-6908
ST 36986-41028 2169-3064
EWC 4679-4842
General PWD

Civil Engineering

Category  Home State Other State
General 105182-254362 31082-37432
OBC 9333-10325
SC 34075-40051 5259-6006
ST 8019-20443 1639-1918
EWC 4819-5032
General PWD 1631-1631

Chemical Engineering

Category  Home State Other State
General 169747-319419 28078-38402
OBC 10375-11462
SC 41246-53635 5903-7028
ST 33980-33980 2733-2735
EWC 4949-5009
General PWD 1304-3130

Production Engineering

Category  Home State Other State
General 276560-438582 35441-43726
OBC 12707-14122
SC 47494-76030 7644-8338
ST 3126-3716
EWC 5751-5751
General PWD

Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering

Category  Home State Other State
General 242488-397534 37604-44642
OBC 12707-14122
SC 52445-52562 8087-8305
ST 2268-3208
EWC 5751-5751
General PWD

B.Tech + M.Tech Mathematics and Computing

Category  Home State Other State
General 173716-312756 21002-27524
OBC 27407-42264 6001-6703
SC 29843-36432 1087-1087
ST 8222-10211
EWC 4477-4477
General PWD

B.Tech + M.Tech Engineering Physics

Category  Home State Other State
General 272730-373515 29532-37914
OBC 53143-63771 4993-4993
ST 11294-11408
EWC 5479-5479
General PWD

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B.Sc + M.Sc Physics

Category  Home State Other State
General 127693-360492 21200-40304
OBC 29035-40273 6515-6515
SC 16722-26051 3901-3901
ST 13375-14163
EWC 5556-5556
General PWD

B.Sc + M.Sc Chemistry

Category  Home State Other State
General 273698-370304 43418-47364
OBC 32162-39092 8225-8225
SC 19136-19136
ST 14393-14814
EWC 6089-6089
General PWD 2960-2960 1193-1193

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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.

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

How to claim reservation for JEE Main 2020?

  • 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 NIT Agartala are highly intellectual individuals with a great experience in the field in 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 practicing 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 the 360 acres 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, OPAC facility and more than 84323 books and 200 journals.
  • Hostel: The institution has separate hostels for both boys and girls and 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 such as 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 center, virtual classroom, 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 Placement 2019

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.

  • The total number of companies that visited the institute for campus interviews are 22 companies.
  • The highest salary of the year was INR 36 LPA while the average salary was INR 5.5 LPA.

NIT Agartala Placement Report

  • 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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NIT Agartala: Scholarships

There are a large number of scholarships available for students of NIT Agartala. As per GoI norms for NITs, SC/ST students are already exempt from paying tuition fees for B.Tech courses. 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 scholarships for NIT Agartala

  • Merit-cum-means scholarships: The tuition fee for SC/ST/PwD students is exempt completely. Along with this 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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Fee Structure for B.Tech at NIT Agartala

Given below is the fee structure for General and OBC Category students. Few points over tuition fees are mentioned in the notes. Scholarships are available for students in order to get remission for the fees.

Items Fees To Be Paid At Admission (INR) Fee For Further Semesters (INR)
Admission Fee 1,000.00 0
*Institute Development Fee 5,000.00 5,000.00
*Tuition Fee 62,500.00 62,500.00
All Others Fees 2,200.00 2,200.00
Student Activity Fee 1,000.00 1,000.00
*Medical Fee / year 1,200.00 0
*Caution Money 5,000.00 0
Prospectus Fee 300 0
Identity Card Fee 200 0
Grade Card Fee 500 500
TOTAL 78,900.00 71,200.00

The hostel and mess charges are applicable separately


  • A student belonging to SC/ST/PwD category shall get 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.
  • Medical Fees is to be paid only during admission and during the start of each year.
  • Institute development fees have to be paid only during 1st and 2nd semester.
  • Caution Money / Security is refundable at the end of your course.

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.

FAQs on NIT Agartala

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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