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NIT Kurukshetra: Admissions via JEE Main, Cut Off, Scholarships and more

Last updated on February 6th, 2021 by user

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Kurukshetra or NITKKR is an institution which is recognized as an Institution of National Importance. It was established in 1963 and since then, it has been on its thriving journey of success and excellence. NIT Kurukshetra stands among one of the top institutions for engineering all across the country. NITKKR Ranking is at 40th position in the NIRF 2020 Engineering Rankings.

  • NIT Kurukshetra offers high-quality education with the best infrastructure and facilities. Currently, there are 15 hostels, 11 for boys and 4 for girls.
  • Both have a capacity of housing more than 4,000 students. Along with this, the college also has flats for married PhD students.
  • Students are offered support like scholarships, placement support, library with online resources and many other facilities.
  • Two main fests of NITKKR – Techspardha and Confluence – are top college events in North India with participation from a large number of colleges.

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NIT Kurukshetra Highlights

Name of Institute National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (NITK)
Official Website www.nitkkr.ac.in
Available Programmes B.Tech, M.Tech, PhD, MBA, MCA
Admission Criteria for B.Tech 10+2 with 75% + JEE Main
Application Mode Online

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NIT Kurukshetra B.Tech Admission via JEE Main


The B.Tech admissions at NIT Kurukshetra is solely based upon the 12th board aggregate and JEE Main Score of the candidate.

  • The successful completion of the above eligibility criteria is then followed by JoSAA counselling.
  • JoSAA is responsible for allotment of seats in various specializations according to the marks & ranks and cut off.

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B.Tech Courses at NIT Kurukshetra

Admissions for B.Tech courses at NIT Kurukshetra are invited for any of its 7 streams. Given below are the specializations and number of seats in B.Tech course:

B.Tech Specialisation at NIT KKR No. of Seats
Electronics & Communication Engineering 139
Computer Engineering 92
Information Technology 92
Mechanical Engineering 139
Industrial Engineering & Management 92
Electrical Engineering 139
Civil Engineering 139

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Eligibility Criteria for NIT Kurukshetra

  • At least 75% marks are required in class XII in order to be eligible for taking JEE Main.
  • Or the candidates must be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination which is taken by their respective boards.
  • The students belonging to SC/ST category can apply with 65% in the 12th class examination.
  • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

NIT Kurukshetra Cut Off for Top B.Tech Courses

  • The cut off ranks for each B.Tech specialisations are subject to change, according to the number of students appearing for JEE Main each year.
  • Aspiring candidates can get an idea about the cut offs in various categories by referring to JEE Main Cut Off for NIT Kurukshetra in 2020.

The table mentioned below shows the JoSAA 6th Round Cut Off 2020:

Top B.Tech Specializations NIT Kurukshetra Opening & Closing Rank
Opening Rank Closing Rank
Civil Engineering 23492 30397
Computer Engineering 2525 5457
Electrical Engineering 11854 17207
Electronics and Communication Engineering 9275 11559
Information Technology 5589 6679
Mechanical Engineering 14160 20179
Production and Industrial Engineering 26718 39726

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NIT Kurukshetra: Academics Amid COVID-19

Due to the current situation of spreading global pandemic, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra had published notifications regarding the closure of institutions until the country-wide lockdown by the government is revoked.

  • For students who are currently pursuing various programmes at NIT Kurukshetra, the institute has arranged for alternative measures with the help of teaching faculty, considering the safety of students and staff. Classes are being conducted online using platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams.
  • ‘NITKKR-Colors’ has been formed by the institute as a club to take care of mental wellbeing of students amid the lockdown due to COVID-19.
  • Moreover, the college has hired RoundGlass Company to help students fight any kind of mental health issues. The college students can be part of the club.

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Why Should You Choose National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra?

NIT Kurukshetra offers quality education and faculty support for its students and also the best facilities. Given below are some of the few reasons why NIT Kurukshetra should be your next destination after JEE Main:

  • Campus Life: 
    • With an area of over 300 acres, the NIT Kurukshetra campus is designed to reduce walking distance from hostels to academic buildings.
    • Health center, post office and an SBI branch is also located inside the campus.
  • Suitable Financial Aids:
    • NIT Kurukshetra also provides various scholarships and aids to its meritorious students.
    • As per the GoI norms, NITKKR offers scholarships to students belonging to SC/ST/PwD and Most Economically Weaker Sections.
    • Full exemption from paying tuition fees is provided to these students.
  • National Level Festivals: 
    • NITKKR hosts two annual fests – Techspardha and Confluence. Techspardha is a competition of technical activities where colleges compete and showcase their innovative and creative apps, electronics and more whereas Confluence is an annual festival with a footfall of more than 15,000.
    • Top artists of the nation perform at this festival.

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NIT Kurukshetra Cut off for B.Tech Specialisations

Since NIT Kurukshetra is one of the most sought after institutions, the JEE Main Cut Off for B.Tech admission is high for different programmes. However, compared to other top-tier NITs, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra has much lower cut off for top B.Tech courses such as IT, Electronics etc. Although, even after the low cut offs, candidates must score at least above 15,000 to grab a seat under general category through home state quota.

NIT Kurukshetra Cut Off 2020 for each category, course-wise is given below for a quick analysis. The cut off is provided as opening-closing ranks of Round 6 Counselling by JoSAA through All India Ranks of JEE Main exam.

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Computer Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 2525 5457
OPEN (PwD) 179 179
EWS 866 913
OBC-NCL 1690 2273
OBC-NCL (PwD) 121 121
SC 945 1192
ST 324 454

Information Technology

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 5589 6679
OPEN (PwD) 493 493
EWS 1061 1119
OBC-NCL 2233 2703
OBC-NCL (PwD)
SC 1207 1568
ST 650 1029

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 9275 11559
OPEN (PwD) 394 394
EWS 1867 1978
OBC-NCL 2891 3845
OBC-NCL (PwD) 264 264
SC 2039 2584
ST 888 1088

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Electrical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 11854 17207
OPEN (PwD) 437 437
EWS 2767 2976
OBC-NCL 3905 5176
OBC-NCL (PwD) 430 430
SC 926 3583
ST 528 1045

Mechanical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 14160 20179
OPEN (PwD) 306 839
EWS 3471 3688
OBC-NCL 5356 6439
OBC-NCL (PwD) 530 530
SC 2917 4017
ST 1116 1452

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Civil Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 23492 30397
OPEN (PwD) 687 687
EWS 5059 5448
OBC-NCL 7632 9372
OBC-NCL (PwD) 271 271
SC 2331 4663
ST 522 749

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NIT Kurukshetra: Reservation via JEE Main Counselling (JoSAA)

Candidates who have qualified in JEE Main are eligible to appear for JoSAA counselling where they are able to seek admission in  JoSAA Participating Colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs. . Reservation in NITs is followed as per JoSAA seat allotment rules.

JEE Main reservation criteria for different categories is given below:

Category Reservation of Seats
OBC-NCL 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PwD (40% or more disability within every category) 5%
Economically Weaker Section (General-EWS) 10%

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NIT Kurukshetra Faculty

National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra has highly intellectual and experienced faculty members in every department of the college. The college houses 269 faculty members comprising both Regular and Adhoc/contractual faculty members.

  • More than 70% of NIT Kurukshetra faculty members are PhD holders from prestigious institutions with vast knowledge in their respective subjects. Rest of them hold a minimum qualification of M.Tech along with a good amount of knowledge.
  • Students can seek guidance from the faculty members in case of any academic requirements which they find even after their lectures.
  • Many regular faculty members reside within the campus residential buildings which makes it easier for the students in reaching out to them.
  • Overall 4 faculty members of NIT Kurukshetra have received reputed national awards/recognitions from central government agencies in 2018-2019.
  • Furthermore, Mr Ashwani Kumar of NIT Kurukshetra won an award from IIT Delhi.

To have a look at the teaching faculty of each department, aspirants can visit the official website of NIT Kurukshetra where the details of every faculty are available under the respective departments. Interested students can also check the NIRF 2020 Data of NITKKR for a complete list of faculty members.

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Various Facilities Provided at NIT Kurukshetra

NIT Kurukshetra has a vast campus with well-structured facilities and accommodations. There are many facilities at the college campus that help students during their stay at the college.

  • Library: 
    • NIT Kurukshetra campus is well-equipped with educational infrastructures, library, medical facilities, recreational spaces and eateries.
    • The central library of NITKKR holds a total of 1,65,039 total collections, with 10,928 e-books.
    • It has a capacity of housing 600 readers at once.
    • Also, the college uses KOHA software for automated management of library resources.
  • Sports Facilities:
    • The college promotes participation in sports activities as well by including physical education in credits.
    • Also, the campus has a large gymnasium for both male and female students.
    • Swimming Pool, cricket stadium, tennis courts, badminton courts, football field is available at the campus for students.
  • Events and Clubs:
    • Student clubs, cultural events, tech fests and such activities are organized for the collective development of students.
    • The tech societies at the campus is also a great hub for students who are in pursuit of innovation.

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NIT Kurukshetra Placements 2020

NIT Kurukshetra offers placement assistance for graduating students through its placement cell. Students can also seek funding sources for their startups and research directly from the college. Given below are the highlights of NIT Kurukshetra Recruitment 2019-20

No. of Job Offers 705
No. of Eligible Students 666
No. of Students Placed 598
Highest CTC INR. 40.63 LPA
Average CTC INR. 8.24 LPA
Median CTC INR. 6.45 LPA

Students can also check NIT Kurukshetra Placements for M.Tech, MBA and MCA batch. The complete data for NIT KKR Placements for B.Tech is given below:

Programme % of Students Placed Highest Package (INR, LPA) Average Package (INR, LPA)
Civil Engineering 64 17.30 6.62
Electrical Engineering 80.70 17.30 6.97
Mechanical Engineering 97.08 21.00 6.70
Electronics & Comm. Engineering 95.61 15.45 7.31
Computer Engineering 98.96 40.63 11.75
Information Technology 100 32.50 11.77
Production Engineering 97.77 21.00 6.58
Total 89.78% 40.63 LPA 8.24 LPA

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Scholarships at NIT Kurukshetra

NIT Kurukshetra offers merit-cum-means scholarships and merit scholarships for students who are pursuing B.Tech at the institution. In addition to these scholarships, there are several national and post-matric scholarships and stipends for eligible students. Out of 3307 UG students at NITKKR, 1228 students were receiving scholarships from government funds.

  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme: 
    • As per the Government of India, all the SC students are eligible for higher education scholarships of up to INR 2 lacs per annum.
    • The college has multiple students who have availed these scholarships.
  • Merit Scholarship:
    • The top 3 students of each semester in every branch are offered Merit scholarships at NIT Kurukshetra.
    • Currently the scholarship amount is INR 3000 along with a merit certificate provided by the college.
  • Institute Scholarships:
    • As per GoI norms, all NITs provide tuition fee exemption to students of SC/ST/PwD/EWS categories.
    • Students whose annual family income is below 1 Lac are exempt from tuition fees.
  • Other Private Scholarships: 
    • Various other scholarships schemes are available for students of NIT Kurukshetra.
    • These are Samsung Star Scholarship, ONGC Scholarship, Haryana State Merit Scholarship, RECK-66 Alumni Scholarship etc.

The alumni association of NIT Kurukshetra also offers 1-year scholarships to its meritorious students.Students have to submit another application for availing scholarship in the next academic year. Application and disbursement of these scholarships and study aids are done through the institution itself.

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NIT Kurukshetra Fee Structure for B.Tech Courses

Given below is the NIT Kurukshetra Fees for the AY 2019-20. The fees apply to all the B.Tech programmes of the college. For the hostel rent and hostel charges, students can apply for financial aid via an application in the scholarship department of NIT Kurukshetra.

Particulars Fees in INR
Tuition Fees/sem 62500
One Time Fees 6300
Refundable Fees 6600
Hostel Fee 7100

Students will also have to spend about INR 10,000 to 15,000 in each semester for mess facility. This amount can also be reimbursed under various scholarships. Day scholars do not need to pay this fee. Do remember that the fee for hostel and mess is subject to change.

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NIT Kurukshetra FAQs

Ques. How is the campus life at NIT Kurukshetra?

Ans. Since NIT Kurukshetra is a campus of national importance, the facilities at the institution are well-structured. The academic environment and syllabus are of par excellence. It is also one of the top-most engineering institutions of India, which has produced several notable alumni.

Ques. How is the admission of foreign students conducted at NIT Kurukshetra?

Ans. Foreign nationals who wish to pursue any course at NITs should appear for DASA (Direct Admission of Students Abroad). The application to DASA is through online mode. DASA 2020 is delayed due to the current pandemic situation across the globe.

Ques. Does graduating from NIT Kurukshetra ensure campus placements?

Ans. Every year, several top companies attend the campus placements conducted at NIT Kurukshetra. Almost 100% of the total graduating students are offered a job through these placement sessions. The students are also offered decent salary packages when they are hired. Even if you did not find your dream job through the campus placements, with a label of NIT graduate, you can secure the best jobs in India and abroad.


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