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National Institute of Technology [NIT] Sikkim Admission 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Application Process

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

Admission into NIT Sikkim is entrance examination-based. Nit Sikkim offers B.Tech under six specializations, M.Tech under three specializations, and MSc under one specialization.

Students are admitted based on their performance in the various national level examinations like JEE Mains, GATE, SAT (Only for NRI or foreign students), etc. Students also need to go through counseling for admission. JoSAA and DASA (for foreign students) are the administering bodies that regulate the admission process for eligible students.

Capgemini, L&T, CGI, InTech, Intel, Bosch, LG, Wipro, TCS are a few notable recruiters.

NIT Sikkim Admission Important Dates 2021

Events Date
JEE Mains Exam Date May 24, 2021 to May 28, 2021
JEE Advanced Exam Date July 3, 2021
CAT Exam Date Nov 2021
MAT Exam Date May 30, 2021
CMAT Exam Date Mar 31, 2021
UGC NET Exam Date May 2, 2021 to May 17, 2021
CSIR NET Exam Date To be announced

NIT Sikkim B.Tech Admissions 2021

NIT Sikkim offers B.Tech under six specializations. It is mainly based on ranks secured in JEE Mains and JEE Advanced followed by counseling under Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). The counseling registration usually begins in the third week of June in online mode.

NIT Sikkim B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

Should have passed 12th standard with an aggregate of 75% in science stream.

NIT Sikkim B.Tech Selection Criteria

The selection process for the B.Tech program is based on the JEE Main entrance exam which is followed by JoSAA counseling.

Documents Required for B.Tech Counselling

  • Class 10 mark sheet
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • Caste certificate (if applicable).
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • JEE Mains admit card
  • Crossed Bank Cheque copy / Image of Passbook with bank account details
  • Medical certificate (Available in JoSAA 2021 format)
  • Passport (if applicable)

NIT Sikkim B.Tech Cutoff 2021

A specialization-wise cut-off(rank-wise) for students seeking admission to NIT Sikkim is given below. The opening and closing ranks correspond to Round 1 and Round 6 of JoSAA counseling.

Specialization Opening Rank
Biotechnology NA NA
Civil Engineering 28509 47412
Computer Science Engineering 11302 26007
Mechanical Engineering 24954 42791
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 28522 37939
Electronics and Communication Engineering 23491 32053

NIT Sikkim M.Tech Admissions 2021

NIT Sikkim offers M.Tech in 3 specializations. Candidates need to qualify for GATE in order to be eligible for admission. Eligibility criteria for the same are given below:

NIT Sikkim M.Tech Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have 60% aggregate or 6.5 CGPA in B.Tech in relevant branch or 55% aggregate or 6.0 CGPA in MSc in relevant branch

NIT Sikkim M.Tech Selection Criteria

Selection for NIT Sikkim M.Tech. is based on GATE followed by counseling.

NIT Sikkim MSc Admission 2021

NIT Sikkim offers MSc in Chemistry. Candidates must qualify for IIT JAM followed by CCMN counseling in order to be eligible for admission. The criteria for eligibility are mentioned below:

NIT Sikkim M.Sc Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must have passed a BSc in Chemistry (Hons.).

NIT Sikkim M.Sc Selection Criteria

Selection for NIT Sikkim M.Sc. is based on IAT and JAM entrance examination followed by counseling.

NIT Sikkim PhD Admission 2021

NIT Sikkim offers PhD in eight research areas. Candidates are shortlisted based on the exams conducted by the institution or through the NET or GATE exam.

NIT Sikkim PhD Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor and Master degree in relevant discipline of Engineering/Technology with minimum 65% marks or 7.0 CGPA in M.Tech
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline of Engineering/ Technology from IITs / NITs / IIITs / other CFTIs with minimum 80% marks or 8.5 CGPA

NIT Sikkim PhD Selection Criteria

Selection for NIT Sikkim M.Sc. is based on GATE or the entrance examination conducted by the college. Following which candidates have to appear for a Personal Interview and counseling.

Documents Required for PhD Counselling

  • Hardcopy of online payment receipt
  • Photocopy of Marksheet/ Grade card of school, higher secondary board, and other university examination
  • Photocopy of proof of date of birth
  • Photocopy of proper category (OBC/SC/ST/PD) certificate from the competent authority
  • Form I/II/III in Appendix I
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Bank Receipt

How to Apply for NIT Sikkim?

Application Process:

B.Tech: Aspiring candidates must apply for JEE Mains conducted by the National Testing Agency. M.Tech: Candidates must apply for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) through the official portal. This exam is conducted annually by various IITs.

MSc: Candidates need to apply for IIT JAM through the official portal.

PhD: For admission into PhD program:

  • Candidates need to download the application form from the official website of NIT Sikkim.
  • Fill in all the details.
  • Select the research area.
  • Submit the application form at the below-mentioned address along with a Demand draft of INR 500.

Dean, Academic Affairs
National Institute of Technology Sikkim
Ravangla, South Sikkim – 737 139
Sikkim, India

NIT Sikkim Admission FAQs

Ques. How good is computer science in NIT Sikkim? 

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

Ans. It is one of the best branches in NIT Sikkim provided you have a keen interest in Computer Programming. The packages for computer science students are pretty decent. The average package here is 6 LPA (approx.)

Ques. What is the review of infrastructure and academics at NIT Sikkim? 

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

Ans. The NIT Sikkim campus is a new campus, so it has comparatively poor infrastructure. The libraries are just enough to meet the students’ needs. As far as the academics are concerned, since it is a new NIT, it does not have its own faculty. All the faculty are from other NIT and IITs.

Ques. Does NIT Sikkim provide hostel facilities? 

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

Ans. Yes. There are separate hostels for boys and girls. A total of 3 hostels for girls and 11 for boys are allocated. There is a separate hostel for juniors in order to avoid ragging.

Ques. Does NIT Sikkim have transportation facilities on campus?

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

Ans. Yes, NIT Sikkim provides transport facilities on the campus. The college transport facility is looked over by the Vehicle and Transport Management Activities Committee.

Ques. Who are the top recruiters of NIT Sikkim? 

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

Ans. Capgemini, L&T, CGI, InTech, Intel, Bosch, LG, Wipro, TCS are a few notable recruiters.

National Institute of Technology Sikkim: Courses, Fees, Eligibility, Cutoff, Scholarships, Placement 2021

Last updated on August 26th, 2021

National Institute of Technology Sikkim (NIT Sikkim) is an autonomous engineering and research institution in Sikkim, India, established in the year 2010. It is one among the 31 National Institutes of Technology in India, which has been declared as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India.

NIT, Sikkim offers a 4-year Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programme in various engineering fields, along with a 2-year Master of Technology (MTech), Master of Science programmes and Ph.D. Programmes. Admission to various undergraduate programmes is done through JEE (Main) and admission to the postgraduate courses is through the GATE examination.

NIT Sikkim has a well- maintained placement rate, with the average packages offered amounting to 8 LPA. Amdocs, Bosch, DRDO, Drishti Software, Huawei, Inatech, IBM India Pvt. Ltd and Infosys are some of the many companies that arrive at the campus during placement drives every year.

NIT Sikkim: Key Points

  • NIT, Sikkim is an autonomous Engineering college recognized by UGC, MoE and AICTE.
  • The institute has nine departments offering a range of UG, PG and PhD courses.
  • NIT Sikkim is one among the 31 premier NITs in India.
  • It offers several student friendly facilities like sports complex, hostels and well- equipped laboratories.
  • IBm, Bharat Petroleum, Capgemini, Infosys, Intell, Larsen & Toubro, McAfee, Tech Mahindra, BEL are some of the notable companies that participate in NIT Sikkim placement drives.

NIT Sikkim Courses & Fees 

NIT Sikkim offers several UG and PG courses in the field of engineering and technology. The institute also offers PhD and research courses in pure sciences and other related subjects. Given below are eligibility criteria, selection process and other details for the courses offered.

Program Program Details
  • Subjects offered- Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Eligibility criteria- Passed 10+2 in the science stream from a recognized board / equivalent
  • Fees- INR 1,39,400
  • Selection criteria- JEE Main
  • Subjects offered- Information Security, VLSI Design, Control, Power and Electrical Devices.
  • Eligibility criteria- Graduate in B.E or B.Tech.
  • Fees- INR 82,900
  • Selection criteria- GATE
  • Subject offered- Chemistry
  • Eligibility criteria- B.Sc. degree in Chemistry Hons. from any recognized university in the country
  • Fees- INR 26900
  • Selection criteria- IIT JAM
  • Subjects offered- Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, English
  • Eligibility criteria- Bachelor and Master degree in relevant discipline of Engineering/Technology/ Physics/Chemistry/Maths/Physics/English
  • Fees- INR 23,200
  • Selection criteria- UGC NET or any other national level PhD entrance exams followed by personal interview.

NIT Sikkim Cut off

Admissions to all the courses at NIT Sikkim are based on entrance exams. Students who qualify the cut off each year are eligible to apply further for the respective courses. Given below is the recent cut off required for admissions to certain courses at NIT Sikkim.

JEE Main Cutoff

Sl. No. Specialisations Opening Rank (Round 1) Closing Rank (Round 6)
1 Civil Engineering 24288 35833
2 Computer Science and Engineering 11780 22954
3 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 15375 33037
4 Electronics and Communication Engineering 13973 26752
5 Mechanical Engineering 24348 32494

GATE Cutoff 2020

Sl. No Name of the Programmes Category Maximum Minimum
1 Computer Science & Engineering Open 570 356
EWS 426 356
OBC-NCL 466 330
SC 352 270
ST 292 239
2 Electrical Engineering (Control Power and Electric Drives) Open 515 366
EWS 405 366
OBC-NCL 453 311
SC 315 217
ST 260 226
3 Microelectronics & VLSI Design Open 538 358
EWS 467 358
OBC-NCL 490 328
SC 328 238
ST 235 235

IIT JAM Cutoff 2021

Chemistry 19.52 17.57 9.76

NIT Sikkim Placement

During the year 2020, NIT Sikkim has completed placement with an overall rate of 64.61%. NIT, Sikkim placements usually starts from July to May every year.

  • The highest package offered was 18 LPA.
  • The average package offered is 8 LPA.

Top Recruiters

  • Huawei
  • Drishti Software
  • DRDO
  • Bosch
  • Amdocs
  • Infosys
  • TCS
  • Wipro
  • Inatech
  • Microsoft
  • LG
  • Virtusa
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Nokia Networks

NIT Sikkim Scholarships

NIT Sikkim provides a lot of scholarship to the students which includes:

  1. Scholarships for reserved category students and physically challenged students- These include Post Matric Scholarship for SC/ST candidates amounting to 1,200/- per month and 750/-per month for OBC candidates.
  2. ICCR Scholarship- This can be availed by Foreign students. who seek admission through ICCR. It covers the annual fees and also provides an additional stipend.
  3. NCERT Scholarships are available for students who already receive NCERT Scholarship from their earlier school education.
  4. Wakf Board New Delhi- S/Ship for students who belong to Mohd. Category. Amount of 8,000/- Per Annum.
  5. Scholarships for students belonging from low- income families- Scholarships such as SAIL scholarship, Sita Ram Jindal Foundation scheme,LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarships and many other schemes can be availed by students coming from BPL or low income families.
  6. ONGC-Scholarship- This is provided to BTech. 4th year, Mechanical Engg. Students,based on their rankings in the previous semesters.
  7. The Fair and Lovely Scholarship for Women- Female students who have secured 60% or above in their 10+2 examination can avail these scholarships.

NIT Sikkim FAQs

Ques. Can I get admission without GATE for MTech in NIT, Sikkim?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans: No, you cannot. No one can get admission into NITs without GATE.

Ques. How much percentage is required for admission to NIT, Sikkim for a Sikkim student?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. JEE Main Cut-off for NIT Sikkim will predict the percentile requirements for admission. The concerned authorities are responsible for the release of the cut-off of JEE Main for NIT Sikkim and it is in online mode.

Ques. Can candidates disqualified in JEE Main apply for JoSSA counselling for admission at NIT, Sikkim?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans: No, candidates disqualified in JEE Main can’t go for JoSSA counselling. JEE Main is the basis of admission to NITs.

Ques. Which one is better academically NIT Sikkim or DIT Dehradun?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. Comparing both NIT Sikkim and DIT Dehradun, NIT, Sikkim offers better academic programmes than DIT Dehradun. Also, NIT, Sikkim is popular for its course and placement in the CSE and ECE branch.

Ques. Can I get admission to NIT, Sikkim for Ph.D. without NET?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. No, you can’t. For admission to Ph.D. programmes the candidate needs to clear NET exam.