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NIT Raipur: Admission via JEE Main, Cut Off, Scholarships and More

Last updated on August 27th, 2021 by user

The National Institute of Technology, Rapur, also known as NIT Raipur, is a public university located in Raipur. NIT Raipur is amongst 31 NITs accepted by the Government of India. The university offers admission to both UG and postgraduate courses like B. Tech, B. Arch, and M. Tech. In addition to these popular courses, the institute also offers Ph. D programs in different fields. The foundation stone of the institute was laid by the first president of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad in 1956 and building opening ceremony by India’s first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1963.

  • NIT is located in Raipur, Chattisgarh, and is a green campus spread over 100 acres of land.
  • Presently, more than 23 courses at different UG, PG, and PhD levels with technology being the major stream are offered at NIT Raipur.
  • The campus is spread on 100 acres of land and includes all the basic and much-required amenities such as hospital, telecom center, shopping center, banks, post office, stadium, etc.
  • NIT Raipur placement in 2020 witnessed significant increase as compared to previous years’ records.
  • NIT Raipur ranking is #67 in the list of top engineering colleges in India.


NIT Raipur Highlights

Official Website www.nitrr.ac.in
Established 1963
Placement rate: 2019-20 More than 80%
Type of Programs B. Arch, B.Tech , M.Tech, etc.
Admission Criteria JEE Main, GATE
Application Mode Online, Offline
Mode of education Regular, part-time

NIT Raipur: B. Tech Admission via JEE Main 2021

The selection of suitable candidates for B. Tech courses at NIT Raipur will be based on the marks obtained in JEE Main. JoSAA conducts counselling and seat allocation process for admissions to NIT Raipur similar to all the other JoSAA Participating institutes.

  • The candidates who have cleared 10+2 are entitled to apply for UG courses and ones who have completed graduation are eligible to apply for PG courses.
  • The candidates’ JEE Main scores are considered while shortlisting them for B. Tech and B. Arch courses.

B.Tech Courses Offered at NIT Raipur

NIT is the prime institute offering B. Tech programs in 11 specializations as UG courses. B.Tech course is a full-time program with a duration of 4 years.


NIT Raipur Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates qualifying for the admission in NITs must have taken the JEE (Main) exam.
  • They need to clear 10+2 in the PCM division.
  • The candidates planning to get admission to Programs at NITs will be given admissions on the basis of the ranks secured in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main).


NIT Raipur Cut Off for Top Courses

Most of the times, candidates with JEE Main rank less than 11,000 get admission into the Computer Science Engineering branch of NIT Raipur, and candidates having rank under 14,000 get admission into the Information Technology department. The closing cut off rank for admission into some of the top specializations of NIT Raipur, for the general category, for the last few years is mentioned below:

Specialization 2018 2019 2020
CSE 10702 11571 10405
IT 14108 13979 13154
ECE 17235 16619 17069
Mechanical 20348 24080 28571
Civil 27219 31500 37275


By considering the past three years’ NIT cutoffs, it is clear that the five most popular courses offered at the institute are B. Tech Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), B. Tech in Information Technology, B. Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE), B. Tech in Electrical Engineering (EE) and B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering (ME).

NIT Raipur Cut Off for Top Courses

Study at NIT Raipur During COVID-19

The National Institute of Technology, Raipur (NIT-RR) started taking classes online amid the COVID-19 pandemic across the country. The National Institute of Technology, Raipur, also held its examination online, in the digital format. Recently, the Department of Chemistry in collaboration with The Department of Information Technology, NIT Raipur conducted a Five Days International Online Workshop entitled “Combating CoVID-19: It’s time to Respond with Resilience”. The online workshop was arranged to help participants learn the lessons from COVID-19. NIT Raipur has also postponed NIMCET 2021, which was earlier scheduled to be conducted on May 23, 2021.


Why Choose NIT Raipur for Pursuing B.Tech?

The National Institute of Technology, Raipur is one of the best and oldest institutes of engineering in the country. In 1956, the first batch of 15 students was granted admission in each of the Mining and Metallurgical engineering departments.

  • Recognition- Ministry of Human Resource Development [MHRD]
  • Approvals- NIRF
  • Exams- JEE, GATE
  • The placement rate for the previous year 2019-20 was greater than 80%. Some of the well-known recruiters that take part in the placement round at NIT Raipur Infosys, Hindustan Petroleum, TVS, Amazon, Samsung, Oracle, JP Morgan Chase, Adobe, Aditya Birla Group,, etc.
  • NIT Raipur campus is spread over 100 acres of land. The place is well-connected to major cities such as Mumbai, Nagpur, Delhi and Chennai.
  • Many scholarships are offered to UG, PG and PhD students.
  • 27% of the total seats are reserved for OBC, 7.5% is for ST, 15% for SC and 10% for the economically weaker sections of the society.


NIT Raipur: JEE Main Cut Off for B. Tech Specialization

NIT Raipur offers admission on the basis of JEE Main cut off. NIT Raipur cut off 2021. But the cut off for 2021 have not been released yet so the aspiring candidates can refer to the Opening and Closing Ranks from Round 6 of 2020 given below to get an idea about the expected cut offs.


Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
EWS 7971 8096
OBC-NCL 13958 14996
SC 7455 8907
ST 3192 3246

Biomedical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
EWS 8311 8401
OBC-NCL 14859 15612
SC 7910 8970
ST 3240 3471


Information Technology

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 9924 13154

Mining Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 35455 48959


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
EWS 7590 7908
OBC-NCL 12546 14572
SC 6519 8572
ST 2599 2991

Mechanical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
EWS 4731 4924
OBC-NCL 7353 8813
SC 1432 5461
ST 1858 2106


Electronics and Communication Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
EWS 2726 2831
OBC-NCL 4068 5156
SC 2979 3767
ST 1320 1578


Electrical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
EWS 4024 4139
OBC-NCL 5961 7282
SC 3956 4662
ST 1776 1851

Computer Science and Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
EWS 1771 1850
OBC-NCL 2706 3327
SC 1527 2071
ST 679 919


Chemical Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 28937 38111


Civil Engineering

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
EWS 6213 6527
OBC-NCL 10253 11206
SC 4047 5760
ST 1419 1794


Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 1285 1415
EWS 345 356
OBC-NCL 654 717
SC 113 358
ST 150 196


NIT Raipur: Reservation Through JEE Main Counselling (JoSAA)

  • Joint Seat Allocation Authority takes the Counselling and Seat Allocation Process on behalf of the IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other GFTIs. The counselling session for 2021 might face a delay due to COVID-19.
  • Students qualifying JEE Main will be eligible to take part in JoSAA Counselling.
Category Reservation Of Seats (In Percentage)
OBC candidates (non-creamy layer) 27%
SC candidates 15%
ST candidates 7.5%
PwD (40% or more disability) 5%
General Economically Weaker Section (General- EWS) 10%

Candidates who will score qualifying marks in JEE Main 2021 will be eligible for seat allocation at NIT and all other participating institutes.

NIT Raipur Reservation

How can one claim Reservation for JEE Main 2021?

  • Students must mention their category and other details at the time of filling the JEE Main Application Form.
  • They must present the relevant and valid certificates that can be verified at the time of counselling.
  • If the students are not able to produce the needed documents, they will not be given the advantage.


NIT Raipur Faculty 

  • Highly experienced and well-educated professors are appointed by the institute. This ensures that quality education is offered to the students. Aged 35-40, the lecturers at NIT Raipur are PhD holders. As per the student’s review, the NIT Raipur faculty is very supportive. These lecturers also possess research papers in their name too.

Some of the top faculty at the institute include:

  • Dr Sanjay Kumar- B.E.(CSE) M.Tech.(CSE), PhD – Assistant Professor
  • Dr Tirath Prasad Sahu- PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech – Assistant Professor
  • Dr Mridu Sahu- PhD ( NIT Raipur), M.Tech(RIT, Raipur), B.Tech (MANIT Bhopal) – Assistant Professor


Various Facilities Provided at NIT Raipur Campus

  • NIT Raipur offers world-class infrastructure and modern facilities to the students pursuing their studies here. The technologically advanced NIT Raipur is amongst the old and renowned institutes in India offering UG and PG courses.


  • The central library of NIT Raipur has a vast collection of more than 1 lakh documents including textbooks, reference books and back volume journals. Besides, it has a subscription to numerous print journals and online resources. The Central Library is the main center of attraction at the campus.


  • NIT Raipur has a different hostel facility for boys and girls; also it ensures that all the students live in a safe and secure way. Presently there are 7 hostel buildings for boys that can accommodate 836 students and three hostels for girls with 434 students. The NIT Raipur hostels are well equipped with modern facilities and facilities that help make stay more comfortable.


NIT Raipur: Placement Report

  • The recruitment highlights for 2019-20 session were released by NIT Raipur recently. NIT Raipur placement cell helps the students in getting job offers from top companies. Some of the top recruiters include Adobe, Samsung, Barclays, Capgemini, Reliance, FIAT etc.

NIT Raipur Placement 2020 Highlights

No. of Recruiters 101
No. of Offers 587
No. of Eligible Students 755
Average CTC INR 9.5 LPA


Scholarships Offered by NIT Raipur

  • NIT Raipur scholarships are offered to deserving students. A few scholarships are mentioned below:
  • This college offers assistantships to the qualifying students on a ‘merit-cum-means’ basis, especially to meritorious students and the ones who belong to poor economic backgrounds.
  • Education Loans: Education loans can be used by the needy and deserving candidates from Nationalized Banks at reasonable rates of interest.
  • Fee Waiver Scheme: The State Government also offers a fee waiver scheme to help meritorious students coming from poor families.


NIT Raipur Fee Structure for B.Tech Courses

Particulars Amount in INR
Tuition Fee 1,25,000 (per semester)
One Time Fee 4000
Refundable Fee 1000
Hostel Rent 4000
Mess Advance 23000

Fee Waiver

Category Fee Waived
Family income less than 5 LPA and more than 1 LPA 2/3rd of the tuition fee
Family Income less than 1 LPA 100%
General-PH/OBC-PH 100%


NIT Raipur FAQs

Ques. What kind of scholarships are offered by the college to the students?

Ans. The candidates are entitled to apply for numerous scholarship in the following categories

  • Scholarships for SC/ST candidates
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme
  • Scholarship available by National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation
Ques. Does the college offer separate hostel facilities for boys and girls?

Ans. Yes, NIT Raipur offers separate hostels for boys and girls. However, the seats are few so accommodation is offered based on their scores. All the basic amenities are made available to the students, the hostel also offers a mess facility.

Ques. How are the placements of B Tech CSE branch at NIT Raipur?

Ans. The CSE branch at NIT Raipur is good as the majority of the students get placed in top-leading companies like Amazon, Samsung, Oracle, Microsoft among many others. Also, many students get an opportunity to work in PSU like BPCL & CIL, etc.

Q.Is JEE Advanced required for admission in NIT Raipur?

Answer: No, admission in NIT Raipur is offered based on the JEE Main scores.

Q.Is National Institute of Technology, Raipur a deemed university?

Answer: Yes, NIT Raipur has been accorded the status of a deemed university.

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