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

Last updated on October 8th, 2020 at 05:25 pm

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 in the NIRF 2020 Engineering Rankings, just above IIT Jodhpur.
  • The institute has a vast campus spread over 154 acres and has facilities like residential zone, student’s hostel, Gymnasium Hall, Banks, Canteen, Open Air Theatre, Guest House etc.
  • 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
Highest Placement Package INR 39.12 LPA
Top Recruiters TCS, Microsoft, Adobe, Infosys, Amazon etc
Facilities Open Air Theatre, Seminar Halls, Hostels, Guest House, Canteens etc

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NIT Jalandhar: B.Tech Admissions via JEE Main

Admissions for B.Tech at the Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar is 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 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. Earlier, the minimum eligibility criteria to appear in JEE Main was 75% in 10+2 with science stream.
  2. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year, candidates are required to just pass in 10+2 with science stream from a recognisable board to appear in JEE Main exam.
  3. Minimum Cut Off for qualifying JEE Main has to be cleared by candidates to appear for Joint Counselling or JoSAA Counselling.

Admission Process via JEE Main

  1. After the declaration of JEE Main Results, candidates have to register at JoSAA.
  2. Admissions are done through central counselling conducted by JoSAA.
  3. JoSAA releases cut off for all the participating colleges of JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020. Different Cut Offs are released for different disciplines.
  4. Candidates scoring above Cut off marks are eligible for admission and they have to report at the college with all the required documents in original and photocopies for verification and fee payment.

In addition to B.Tech courses, the college also offers M.Tech, MBA, M.Sc and PhD in the disciplines of engineering, management and sciences.

  • Admissions to M.Tech are done on the basis of marks or ranks scored in GATE.
  • While for MBA admissions, percentile scores in management marks like CAT/MAT/GMAT etc are taken into consideration.
  • MBA admissions are then followed by an interview and Group Discussion round.

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JEE Main Cut Off for Top Courses at NIT Jalandhar

Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar takes into consideration the marks or ranks scored in JEE Main for B.Tech admissions. 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 2019 Cut Off (7th round) for NIT Jalandhar admissions. Only general category cut off ranks are given below-

Branches JEE Main Cut Off Ranks 2019 (Opening – Closing)
Home State (HS) Other State (OS)
Computer Science Engineering 5378-10800 7199-9667
IT Engineering 10981-13479 9794-10836
Mechanical Engineering 18960-35515 10671- 22026
Civil Engineering 34514- 48106 23920- 28616
Electrical Engineering 20397- 27654 15360- 18057
Chemical Engineering 32748-53704 16533- 31792
Textile Engineering 32176-91133 36012- 42411
Electronics Engineering 14942-18724 9380- 15011
Instrumentation and Control Engineering 30736-41988 20699- 30299
Industrial and Production Engineering 43939-83356 32034- 39381
Bio-Tech Engineering 36621- 79784 34717- 40155

NIT Jalandhar JEE Main Cut Off for home state

The above graph shows the JEE Main opening and closing ranks of home state quota. The cut off for computer science and engineering is very high whereas cut off for chemical engineering is very low. NIT Jalandhar JEE Main Cut Off for other state

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The above graph shows the JEE Main opening and closing ranks of other state quotas. The opening rank for computer science and engineering is 7199 whereas the opening rank for chemical engineering is 16533.

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, B.Tech classes of all students are being conducted online. Assignments are also given online. Moreover, 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 can be availed 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.

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Why Choose NIT Jalandhar?

  • NIT Jalandhar is a premier institute in India in providing education in the field of technology, management and sciences. The NIT Jalandhar ranking in India is 52 as per NIRF 2020 Engineering Institutes rankings.
  • 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.
  • Over 100 companies visit each year to recruit students from different departments. Some of them are Microsoft, Adobe, TCS, Infosys, Amazon, Zomato, Deloitte etc.
  • The institute has numerous facilities for the students and also provides them with different scholarship opportunities.
  • The institute also 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

Different Cut Offs are released by JoSAA during counselling rounds for different B.Tech disciplines. The number of rounds for counselling is also decided by JoSAA.

  • If any seats are left vacant after completion of rounds, then admissions to those seats are offered in spot round.
  • Given below are 2019 Cut Off for B.Tech admissions at NIT Jalandhar Branch-wise.
  • The Cut Off is provided in the form of Opening-Closing Ranks (Round 1 and Round 7 Ranks of JoSAA Counselling).

Computer Science Engineering

Category Home State (HS) Cut Off Other State (OS) Cut Off
General 1665-10234 5787- 7375
OBC 2864- 7084 1459-2800
SC 271- 2075 974- 1692
ST 1128- 5039 831- 942
EWS 1547- 3355 809-1001
General PwD 444-444 214-214
OBC PwD 77-77
SC PwD 71-71

Information Technology Engineering 

Category Home State (HS) Cut Off Other State (OS) Cut Off
General 10981- 13068 7630- 9163
OBC 7799- 9445 2810- 3358
SC 2323-2928 1773-1924
ST 9286- 15100 1273-1286
EWS 3572- 3659 1064-1111
General PwD 603-603 354-354
OBC PwD 220-220


Electronics and Communication Engineering 

Category Home State (HS) Cut Off Other State (OS) Cut Off
General 10800- 16656 9380-12374
OBC 12014- 19589 3081- 4709
SC 3064- 3907 2359- 2893
ST 14593-14593 1042-1267
EWS 3975-5109 1453-1664
General PwD 868-868 414-414
OBC PwD 230-230
SC PwD 162-162

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Electrical Engineering

Category Home State (HS) Cut Off Other State (OS) Cut Off
General 18368- 21977 12590-14181
OBC 10749- 23566 4395- 5188
SC 4778-6305 2774-3127
ST 1940-1940 1202-1225
EWS 3625-5023 1719-1724
General PwD 1473-1473 351-351

Mechanical Engineering 

Category Home State (HS) Cut Off Other State (OS) Cut Off
General 17441- 26398 14215- 17163
OBC 9070- 28174 5089- 5974
SC 4503- 6745 2961- 3593
ST 3159- 19163 1070- 1215
EWS 5162-6997 2078- 2177
General PwD 633-633

Instrumentation & Control Engineering 

Category Home State (HS) Cut Off Other State (OS) Cut Off
General 22177-34659 15675-22400
OBC 29493-48247 5603- 8706
SC 7127- 11303 3969- 4763
ST 2447-2703
EWS 6315-10803 2779- 2999
General PwD
OBC PwD 723-723

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Chemical Engineering

Category Home State (HS) Cut Off Other State (OS) Cut Off
General 27522-39596 16533-22429
OBC 10413-51915 7350-7981
SC 2540-4399 6841-9804
ST 1835-1944
EWS 6785-9695 2797-2996
General PwD 2101-2101 1167-1167
OBC PwD 680-680

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Civil Engineering 

Category Home State (HS) Cut Off Other State (OS) Cut Off
General 27419-35515 17557- 22640
OBC 13246-45953 6435-7220
SC 5520-7755 2727-3449
ST 10134-30416 792-1081
EWS 8005-9013 2803-2957
General PwD 645-645
OBC PwD 241-241
SC PwD 67-67

Biotechnology Engineering

Category Home State (HS) Cut Off Other State (OS) Cut Off
General 23600-43576 16914-26643
OBC 46883-65507 8971-9943
SC 6412-11070 1222-3264
ST 1311-1976
EWS 8002-10579 3780-3280
General PwD 308-308

Industrial and Production Engineering

Category Home State (HS) Cut Off Other State (OS) Cut Off
General 36809-49261 25411-29521
OBC 48812-76146 8744-9769
SC 6837-12541 4004-5944
ST 2393-2780
EWS 7124-10992 3862-4096
General PwD 1729-1729
OBC PwD 793-793

Textile Engineering

Category Home State (HS) Cut Off Other State (OS) Cut Off
General 32176-58694 24449-32269
OBC 58486-77865 9350-10566
SC 9068-12224 5914-6117
ST 2802-2964
EWS 9709-12000 4148-4254
General PwD 1912-1912
OBC PwD 1142-1142

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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.

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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.

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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 2019 highlights are given below:

Highest Package INR 39.12 LPA
Average Package INR 7.3 LPA
Total Eligible Students 542
Total Visiting Companies 130
No. of Students Placed 472
Placements Rate 87.08%
Department with Highest Package CSE and ECE
  • Some of the top recruiting companies are- Adobe & Microsoft, Vedanta Group, Capgemini, Trident Group, Amazon, ITC Ltd, Maruti Suzuki, Zomato, Infosys, IVP, Saint Gobain, Honda, Lava etc.
  • 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.

NIT Jalandhar Placement ReportCheck

Scholarships Offered by NIT Jalandhar

NIT Jalandhar provides its students with numerous scholarship facilities to help deserving candidates. Some of the scholarships provided by the institute 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.

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NIT Jalandhar Fee Structure for B.Tech Courses

NIT Jalandhar fee structure 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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