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Chennai Institute of Technology: Rankings, Courses, Fees, Cutoff, Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on July 19th, 2021 by Karishma khatri

Chennai Institute of Technology has become the 2nd Top engineering College in Tamil Nadu. Chennai Institute of Technology (CIT) is an AICTE approved affiliate college of Anna University.

CIT Chennai provides various UG, PG, and Ph.D. courses. The available courses are BE (10 specializations), ME (3 specializations), and other courses. B.Tech, B.E., and M.E. are the popular courses in CIT. The institute is ranked 2nd by Anna University in Tamil Nadu.

Admissions are done on the basis of entrance exam scores of TNEA for B.Tech /BE and TANCET /GATE for M.E. courses. Chennai Institute of Technology gives a 5% relaxation in qualifying examinations to reserved categories like BCM/ BC/ BC& DNC/ SCA/ SC/ ST.

Total 522 students for UG and PG Courses had graduated from CIT in the year 2020, out of which 489 got placements. The placement percentage of 92 was recorded in 2020 with the highest package of INR 22 Lakhs to total of 9 students.

CIT received the Community Award and Best of Express Award in Community Hackathon in 2021. CIT has created a Chennai Institute Innovation & Incubation Council to nudge the upcoming entrepreneurs. Also, they have created a Data Science Club to teach fresh engineers Data Science and Data analytics skills.

CIT Chennai: Key Points

Here are some quick facts about CIT:

  • B.Tech is one of the popular courses in CIT, and they have also ranked 104 for this course in 2019 by TOI.
  • In an association with IMARTICUS Learning Inc., CIT has created a Data Science Club.
  • International relations with Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan) and Tianjin Vocational College of Mechanics and Electricity (China).
  • 9 students received an international placement with a package of INR 22 Lakhs.
  • COE based Technical Training is provided.
  • German & Japanese Language training and International Internship Opportunities.
  • Diploma Holders from different branches are eligible to apply for the 2nd year of B.E. courses.
  • Value Added courses- Java, BPM, PLC, MATLAB, Oracle, PLM, AutoCAD, etc.
  • For Final and Pre-final Year students, a Certificate course is taught.

CIT Chennai: Rankings

CIT has been ranked for its excellent performance and received awards in different areas. Some of them are:

  • Ranked 2 in Tamil Nadu- Anna University 2019
  • Ranked 104 for B.Tech – TOI 2019
  • Ranked among top 50 Colleges in India by ARIIA Ranking 2020
  • Community Award and Best of Express Award in Community Hackathon 2021.
  • Awarded for Best Industry Linked Mechanical Engineering Institution by AICTE-CI Survey.
  • Received Engineering Excellence Award 2020
  • Winner of Smart India Hackathon in 2020

CIT Chennai: Course and Fees

There are several Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses with multiple specializations available at Chennai Institute of Technology. Given below are the details for all the courses:

Course Name Course Details Selection Criteria

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science & Business Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence & Data Science
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Fees: INR 50,000/year
  • Eligibility: Candidates should have at least 50% marks in Class XII from the Science stream

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Information Technology
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
  • Computer Science and Business systems
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Fees: INR 55,000/year
  • Eligibility: Minimum 50% in Class XII is required.

  • Applied Electronics
  • Computer Science and engineering
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Fees: INR 50,000/year
  • Eligibility: Candidates with a completed BE/B.Tech degree with minimum 50% score is eligible.

  • Mechanical Engineeing
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Duration: 3 years

CIT Chennai: Cut off

The Cut Off for BE and B.Tech Courses in CIT based on TNEA 2020 is as follows for different categories:

Course General OBC MBC
BE Mechanical Engineering 302-8279
BE Mechatronics (Lateral) 1433-7824 8665-8665 9605-9605
BE Electronics & Communication Engineering 3005-9182 9730-9767 9745-9747
BE Computer Science and Engineering 1887-9007 9104-9665 9283-9283
BE Electrical and Electronics Engineering 5173-7210
BE Biomedical Engineering 6115-7847
B.Tech Information Technology 3303-9526

CIT Chennai: Placements

In 2019-20, CIT had conducted a placement drive and 93 companies had visited the campus to recruit students from different departments. The highlights of CIT Placements are given below:

  • A total of 482 students were placed in the 2020 placement drive.
  • Among all the placements, there were 317 Core Placements, 203 IT Placements and 77 Multiple Offers.
  • A package of INR 22 Lakhs was the highest offered salary to 9 students.
  • The Placement percentage of CIT was recorded at 92% till March 2020.
  • The calculated median salary of all the placed graduates was INR 3.3 Lakhs.
  • Moreover, 33 students were selected for higher studies.

A number of well-known and reputed companies visited the CIT campus for recruitment. Here are some of the best companies that offered great opportunities to the students:

Human Resocia Infosys Thoughtworks
QuEST Global Wipro TCS-Pega
Accenture Verizon HCL Technologies
Tessolve IBM Tech Mahindra
TrimTab India TCS Ninja SS Solutions
Gokul Industries Karnet Infotech Chennai Heatreaters

A department-wise placements numbers for the year 2019-20 are given below:

Department No. of students placed
CSE 103
ECE 102
EEE 34
Mech 153
MCT 54
Civil 37

CIT Chennai: Scholarships

Chennai Institute of Technology provides scholarships to meritorious and economically backward students. The details for the same are provided below:

  • CIT Scholarship Test 2019 – CIT & Parthasarathy Seeniammal Educational Trust provides financial support to the selected Top 25 students through a ‘CIT Scholarship Test’. They offer a 100% scholarship to the meritorious students on their tuition fees.
  • MeritBased Scholarship- This scholarship is given to deserving students on the basis of their marks obtained in Class XII.

Here is the amount provided to the students based on the Cut Off:

Class XII Marks (Cut Off) Total Scholarship Amount (for 4 years)
CBSE: 190-200 INR 2 Lakhs
CBSE: 185-189 INR 1.6 Lakhs
CBSE: 180-184 INR 1.4 Lakhs
State Board: 190-200 INR 2 Lakhs
State Board: 185-189 INR 1.6 Lakhs
State Board: 180-184 INR 1.4 Lakhs

How to apply for the scholarship?

Students who want to avail scholarships are required to fill the application form available on the university’s website or they can contact the administration directly. The details are provided on their website.

Eligible students will be given the scholarship amount after the verification of documents done by the administration office.

CIT Chennai: FAQs

Ques. Is CIT a private or public college?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. Yes, Chennai Institute of Technology is a private college, approved under UGC and AICTE. It is affiliated under Anna University.

Ques. Is CIT a good engineering college?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. CIT is among one of the top engineering colleges in India. It has been ranked 2nd in Tamil Nadu by Anna University. They have also received the Excellence in Engineering Award in 2020. B.Tech is one of their popular courses. The institute has a 92% placement rate and many top companies like Wipro, IBM, and Accenture visit their campus for recruitment.

Ques. Does CIT provide any Distance Learning courses?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. All the courses offered by CIT are On Campus. They do not provide any off-campus courses.

Ques. What do Lateral courses mean in CIT?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. CIT offers Lateral courses in B.E. and B.Tech department. Lateral courses in CIT means that the students who hold a Diploma degree are also eligible to apply for these courses in the 2nd year. The institute also provides 5% relaxation in qualifying degree eligibility to BC/SC/ST/BCM categories.

Ques. What are the opportunities for higher education in CIT?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. CIT provides higher education opportunities to their deserving students. They have collaborated with International Institutions like:

  • Steinbeis University, Germany
  • Halla University, South Korea
  • RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Ques. How can I contact CIT personally for any query?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. You can contact CIT either by dropping an email on [email protected] or with their contact no. +91-44-711191111.

Ques. What are the documents required for the application process in CIT?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. Here are the lists of documents that students must carry while applying for CIT:

  • Class X Mark sheet
  • Transfer certificate
  • Degree Certificate for PG Applicants
  • Caste Certificate (for reserved categories)
  • Scorecard of GATE/TANCET (for MBA and ME applicants)
  • TANCET/GATE Hall Ticket
Ques. Does CIT provide reservations to the students?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. Yes, there is a certain percentage of reservations in seats offered by CIT. Given below is the statistic:

  • OBC- 31%
  • SC – 15%
  • ST – 1%
  • BCM – 3.5%
  • SCA – 3%
  • DNC – 20%
Ques. Is CIT a very strict college?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. Every college has its own rules and regulations and so does CIT. There are some codes of conduct for the students and faculty in CIT that they must follow. Like students must be regular in class and they should wear their ID cards inside the campus. The college also insists to maintain 90% attendance every semester. More details are provided on the institute’s official website under Rules and Regulation head.