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NIT Jalandhar: Admissions via JEE Main, Cut Offs, Fees and More

Last updated on August 27th, 2021 by user

NIT Jalandhar or Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (also known as NITJ) offers B.Tech courses in 11 different academic specializations. For admission into B.Tech courses, candidates need to appear in JEE Main exam and clear the NIT Jalandhar cut off for various specializations.

  • NIT Jalandhar was established in 1987 as Regional Engineering College and later, was named as National Institute of Technology by Government of India.
  • It has been affiliated to the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • Recently, Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar has been ranked at 52nd position, just above IIT Jodhpur, in the NIRF 2020 Engineering Rankings.
  • The institute also has an excellent placement record. Over 100 companies visit the campus for recruitments and some of them are TCS, Zomato, Reliance, Microsoft, Deloitte, Amazon, Lava, etc.


NIT Jalandhar Highlights

Official website www.nitj.ac.in
Type Public Technical University (Autonomous)
Type of Programs UG, PG and Research
Courses Offered B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc, MBA, PG Diploma, PhD
Admission Criteria JEE Main and 10+2 (B.Tech)
Counselling JoSAA
Application Mode Online
Facilities Open Air Theatre, Seminar Halls, Hostels, Guest House, Canteens etc

NIT Jalandhar: B.Tech Admissions via JEE Main

Admissions for B.Tech at the Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar are offered on the basis of marks scored in JEE Main.

  • JEE Main is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) for NITs, IITs and CFTIs participating through Central Seat Allocation Board.
  • Acceptance ratio of NIT Jalandhar is pretty low at around 3-4% overall.
  • This means out of every 100 students that apply for a seat in NITJ, only 4 are allotted their desired seat.

B. Tech Courses Offered by NIT Jalandhar

NIT Jalandhar offers B.Tech courses in 11 different disciplines namely:

  1. Computer Science Engineering
  2. Information Technology Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Electrical Engineering
  6. Electronics Engineering
  7. Chemical Engineering
  8. Bio-Tech Engineering
  9. Textile Engineering
  10. Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  11. Industrial and Production Engineering


Eligibility for B.Tech Courses at NIT Jalandhar

  1. The minimum eligibility criteria to appear in JEE Main was 75% in 10+2 with science stream.
  2. This criteria has been relaxed by 10% for candidates belonging to reserved categories.
  3. Minimum Cut Off for qualifying JEE Main has to be cleared by the candidates to appear for Joint Counselling or JoSAA Counselling.


JEE Main Cut Off for Top Courses at NIT Jalandhar

JoSAA or Joint Seat Allocation Authority decides the number of rounds and the Cut Off for each round for selection into B.Tech admissions. It releases the Cut Off stating opening and closing rank.

Given below are JEE Main 2020 Cut Off (6th round) for NIT Jalandhar admissions. Only general category cut off ranks are given below-

Branches JEE Main Cut Off Ranks 2020 (Closing Ranks)
Home State (HS) Other State (OS)
Bio Technology 81305 43084
Chemical Engineering 62031 34825
Civil Engineering 55528 34831
Computer Science and Engineering 10635 8053
Electrical Engineering 31928 19600
Electronics and Communication Engineering 20214 13735
Industrial and Production Engineering 78042 43297
Information Technology 14717 9787
Instrumentation and Control Engineering 47476 34845
Mechanical Engineering 38914 26438
Textile Technology 91009 47390

NIT Jalandhar Cut Off for Top Courses 2020Read

Why Prefer Studying At NIT Jalandhar During COVID-19?

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the classes at Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar has been shifted to online mode.

  • The institute has guided all the faculty members to take classes using zoom or google classroom application.
  • Moreover, assignments are also given online. Also, professors provide study material in the form of PPTs and online notes.
  • The institute has also tied up with online learning platform Coursera during the lockdown period. Under this initiative, students studying at NIT Jalandhar can get free access to any of the courses offered by Coursera using their NIT email ids. This offer was available till July.
  • Institute has also made NPTEL available to the students and the courses offered on NPTEL are taught by the faculty of IITs and NITs.
  • Also, Pearson e-books for Engineering courses are available for free using a membership taken by NIT Jalandhar collectively for students. The official website has provided the credentials for accessing the website.


Why Choose NIT Jalandhar?

  • NIT Jalandhar is a premier institute in India in providing education in the field of technology, management and sciences.
  • The college offers programs like B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc, MBA, PG Diploma and PhD programmes with various specialisations.
  • The institute witnessed a consistently growing placement record and promises a good return on ROI. The total fees of the B.Tech course lie around INR 4-5 lakhs while the average placement is above INR 7 LPA.
  • The institute has numerous facilities for the students and also provides them with different scholarship opportunities.
  • Also, the institute organises some of the best fests of the country. Cultural Fest- Utkansh, TechNITi – The Tech fest, consisting of various competitions, followed by star nights, EDMs, fun activities, Ted Talks, witnessing a crowd of over 1000 people from all parts of the country are some of the best days of the institute.


NIT Jalandhar Cut Off for B.Tech Specializations

Given below are 2020 Cut Off for B.Tech admissions at NIT Jalandhar Branch-wise.

  • If any seats are left vacant after completion of rounds, then admissions to those seats are offered in spot round.
  • The Cut Off is provided in the form of Closing Ranks from Round 6 of JoSAA Counselling.

Computer Science Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 6140 8053
EWS 1235 1369
OBC-NCL 2551 3014
SC 1197 1767
ST 435 883

Information Technology Engineering 

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 8877 9787
EWS 1601 1768
OBC-NCL 3105 3825
SC 1751 2325
ST 1072 1206


Electronics and Communication Engineering 

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 10440 13735
EWS 2207 2359
OBC-NCL 3872 4547
SC 2418 3029
ST 1276 1556


Electrical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 17285 19600
EWS 3183 3398
OBC-NCL 5240 6107
SC 3178 3914
ST 382 1447

Mechanical Engineering 

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 19898 26438
EWS 4255 4434
OBC-NCL 6469 7953
SC 3740 5222
ST 1442 1899

Instrumentation & Control Engineering 

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 21316 34845
EWS 5724 6361
OBC-NCL 9500 10970
SC 4401 6289
ST 2125 2640


Chemical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 29014 34825
EWS 6168 6413
OBC-NCL 9835 12819
SC 5550 7164
ST 1407 1884

Civil Engineering 

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 22867 34831
EWS 5784 5902
OBC-NCL 9469 10948
SC 3279 4762
ST 910 930


Biotechnology Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 42005 43084
EWS 7406 7517
OBC-NCL 11252 14504
SC 7054 8781
ST 2450 2870

Industrial and Production Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 28776 43297
EWS 7310 7486
OBC-NCL 12446 14258
SC 6327 7603
ST 3083 3317

Textile Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 37669 47390
EWS 7815 7987
OBC-NCL 14599 15206
SC 7888 8690
ST 3228 3407


NIT Jalandhar: Reservation Through JEE Main Counselling (JoSAA)

At NIT Jalandhar, some seats are reserved for candidates belonging to reserved categories. These reservations are made according to the norms given by JoSAA.

  • The candidates have to register on the basis of their categories for JEE Main exam.
  • Candidates qualifying the Cut Off under reserved categories are then eligible for admissions.
  • Given below are the details of the reservation as per JoSAA norms:
Category Reservation of Seats (%)
OBC Candidates (non-creamy layer) 27%
SC Candidates 15%
ST Candidates 7.5%
EWS 10%
PwD (40% or more disability) 3%

Moreover, as per MHRD norms, 50% seats are for eligible home state students while the other 50% is for other eligible students. This is applicable for all the National Institutes of Technology.NIT Jalandhar Reservation


Faculty at NIT Jalandhar

NIT Jalandhar has excellent faculty working to provide knowledge and guidance to students at every step of their college life.

  1. There are 16 departments and each department has PhD qualified faculty members working at different designations.
  2. Given below are the statistics of Faculty working at NIT Jalandhar at different designations:
    • Professor- 31
    • Assistant Professor- 109
    • Associate Professor- 56
    • Librarian- 1
    • Scientific Officer- 1
    • Principal Scientific Officer- 1


Various Facilities Provided by NIT Jalandhar

NIT Jalandhar’s campus, spread over an area of 154 acres, consists of various facilities to help students and faculty members. Some of these are given below:

  • Hostels: 
    • There are 10 Boys hostels and 3 Girls hostels.
    • The hostels consist of necessary amenities like reading room, indoor games, washing machines, geyser, water purifies, internet facility etc.
  • Bus Facility:
    • Bus facility is also provided by the institute for the Day Scholar students.
    • Two regular buses run in the morning and evening.
  • Gymnasium Hall: 
    • Gymnasium consists of indoor games facilities like badminton, table tennis etc.
  • Open Air Theatre:
    • The institute also has an open-air theatre where many events like UTKANSH, movie shows, Tech fests, conferences etc are held.
  • Other Facilities:
    • Apart from this, the institute also consists of Banks, Dispensary, Post Office, Shopping Centres, Guest House, Canteen, Seminar Halls etc.


NIT Jalandhar Placements

NIT Jalandhar has a dedicated Placement and Training Centre. The centre consists of heads for both Training and Placements, who are college professors accompanied by student representatives.

  1. NIT Jalandhar has signed MoUs with TCS, ICICI Bank, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Sapien Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
  2. The Institute has a consistently growing placement record.

NIT Jalandhar recruitment 2020 highlights are given below:

Highest Package INR 43.30 LPA
Average Package INR 8.57 LPA
Total Visiting Companies 98
No. of Offers 509
  • Some of the top recruiting companies are- Adobe, Microsoft, Cadence, Accenture, Honda R & D, Collegedunia, Trident Group and others.
  • Students of all B.Tech disciplines are required to undergo mandatory internship after 6th semester.
  • The Placement and Training centre helps students acquire those internships.
  • Moreover, the centre also organizes seminars and programs to help students develop the necessary skills required during interviews and GDs.


Scholarships Offered by NIT Jalandhar

NIT Jalandhar provides its students with numerous scholarship facilities to help deserving candidates. Some of the NIT Jalandhar scholarships are given below:

  1. Dr Pratap Singh Memorial Scholarship – Under this, INR 10,000 is awarded to the overall Topper of B.Tech Civil Engineering and a scholarship of INR 20,000 is given to a needy student in each semester.
  2. Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship – This Scholarship is available for candidates whose parental annual income is less than INR 180000/- and whose previous CGPA is not less than 6 provided they do not have any backlogs.
  3. National E-Scholarship Portal – Candidates can also apply for various Central Sector scholarship schemes using National E-Scholarship Portal (www.scholarships.gov.in). This scholarship is provided by the Ministry of Minority Affairs for the education of minority groups such as SC/ST etc.

The eligible students can apply for these scholarships by submitting necessary documents to the accounts office as and when required by the institute. Do remember that students can only apply for one scholarship and not multiple scholarships even if they are eligible for multiple scholarships.


NIT Jalandhar Fee Structure for B.Tech Courses

NIT Jalandhar fees is different for odd and even semesters. While tuition fees are charged for general candidates only, other charges for hostlers, day scholars and day scholars with bus facility are charged for all category candidates. However, the same can be reimbursed in full with the help of scholarships provided by the college. The details of the 1st year fees (in INR) for B.Tech courses for 2019 Batch (Academic Year 2019-20) are given below:

Fee Type Cost (in INR)
Tuition Fee 1,25,500
Hostlers 56,000
Day Scholar 39,000
Day Scholar with Bus Facility 45,000

Few Notes Regarding NIT Jalandhar Fees-

  • Students applying for Scholarship under Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA) can avail full reimbursement of other charges such as hostel charges, mess charges and monthly pocket allowance as well.
  • The first semester/first-year fee will be adjusted against the fee paid for seat confirmation at JoSAA Counselling.


NIT Jalandhar FAQs

Ques.Do students face ragging at NIT Jalandhar?

Answer: There is absolutely no ragging at NIT Jalandhar. There is a separate hostel for first year students in order to avoid cases of ragging.

Ques.Is NIT Jalandhar a good college?

Answer: NIT Jalandhar has a really good infrastructure, faculty, courses and it has decent placements. Around 70-80% of students get placed every year.

Ques.Is NIT Jalandhar better than Hamirpur?

Answer: Both the colleges have great infrastructure and facilities. However, according to student reviews, NIT Hamirpur is considered to be a better choice than NIT Jalandhar.

Ques. How can one reach NIT Jalandhar?

Ans. NIT Jalandhar is situated between rivers Beas and Sutlej on NH1. Th3e institute is 15 km away from Jalandhar Bus-stand, 12 km away from Jalandhar city Railway Station and 18 kms from Jalandhar Cantt railway station. One can reach the institute from their using cabs, public transport etc.

Ques. How many B.Tech seats are available at NIT Jalandhar?

Ans. NIT Jalandhar has a total of 1133 seats under 11 different B.Tech Specializations. Batches are usually of 60 to 80 students.

Ques. Is NIT Jalandhar good for CSE?

Ans. Yes, NIT Jalandhar is great for students who wish to pursue a career in Computer Science and Engineering. Placements have been highest in CSE branch of NIT Jalandhar with average CTCs growing every year.

Ques. Can students access library resources of NIT Jalandhar using the internet?

Ans. Yes, students can access the library resources via Android and iOS applications of NIT Jalandhar. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, it has ensured regular availability of study material for students.

Ques. How many students are receiving scholarships at NIT Jalandhar?

Ans. Out of 2839 students in undergraduate courses at NITJ, 1201 students are receiving full reimbursement of tuition fees from the college funds.

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