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

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

NIT Puducherry has not announced the dates of admission 2021 for their courses. The three courses available at NIT Puducherry are B.Tech, M.Tech, and PhD.

Admission to B.tech is based on the JEE Main Examination. The admission process of M.Tech involves the GATE examination. For admission to PhD, the candidates have to qualify for the written test and interview conducted by the university.

The application process for PhD 2021-2021 January session in NIT Puducherry has been completed on April 1, 2021. The JEE Main Examination 2021 April and May session has been postponed due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in India. New dates will be released soon on the official website of JEE Main.

NIT Puducherry Admission Dates 2021

Admission dates of B.Tech, M.Tech, and PhD have not been announced yet.

Events Dates
JEE Main To be notified
UGC NET May 2021(Tentative)
GATE February, 2022

NIT Puducherry B.Tech Admission Criteria 2021

NIT Puducherry offers B.Tech program in 4 specializations. The details of the program is given below:

Courses Specializations
B.Tech Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering

Eligibility Criteria

  • 75% marks in 10+2 level or equivalent with Science stream.
  • A valid score in JEE Main examination.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates will be shortlisted based on JEE Main score.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be admitted based on JoSAA counseling.
  • Some seats will be allotted by CSAB to JEE Main qualified candidates.
  • DASA Scheme will take care of the admissions of Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) / Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).
  • Candidates applying through JEE are not allowed to choose any particular institute though they can select their preferred colleges and courses during registration.
  • All selected candidates have to attain the counseling process.
  • 50% of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Karaikal, Puducherry, Yanam, Mahe, and Andaman Nicobar.

NIT Puducherry JEE Main Cut Off 2021

JEE Main 2019 Cut Off 

Courses (B.Tech) General SC
Other State Home State Other State Home State
Civil 21363-25287 71004-189798 4280-4410 18653-21373
Mechanical 17014-19738 58379-161915 2680-2680 10127-16477
Electrical and Electronics 15467-19315 49214-171129 1575-3405 10995-27338
Electronics and Communication 13782-16141 62153-132261 2504-2838 17327-27036
Computer Science 6855-10380 40730-97811 1187-1865 5985-19767

How to Apply for NIT Puducherry B.Tech? 

Documents Required

  • Provisional selection letter collected from the JoSAA/CSAB portal after paying the partial admission fee.
  • Document verification letter downloaded from the JoSAA/CSAB portal
  • Admit card and scorecard of JEE Main
  • Photo ID proof (Copy of Aadhar Card is preferable)
  • Age proof (Birth certificate/Class X Board Certificate)
  • Mark sheet of Class X and XII
  • Medical certificate (as per JoSAA/CSAB Format)
  • Passport size photograph (jpg format).
  • Affidavit of Admission – As per Annexure-A
  • Conduct Certificate and Transfer certificate from the head of the institution last attended
  • Migration certificate of last institute/university attended
  • Certificate of category (OBC-NCL/SC/ST), if applicable. OBC-NCL certificate issue date needs to be April 1, 2020, or after.
  • Income and Assets Certificate for EWS candidates (must be issued on or after April 1, 2020)
  • PWD Certificate, if needed.

Application Process 2021

  • Candidates. willing to apply for B.Tech in NIT Puducherry are not eligible to apply directly through NIT Puducherry Official website.
  • They have to appear in JEE Main and Advanced to be eligible for B.Tech Registration in NIT Puducherry.
  • Candidates have to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee and Partial Admission Fee at the JoSAA/CSAB portal.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical reporting process has been abandoned by NIT Puducherry.

NIT Puducherry M.Tech Admission Criteria 2021

NIT Puducherry offers a Master’s Degree in 4 disciplines of Engineering. Following are the details regarding the same.

Courses Specializations
M.Tech Power Electronics, Computer Science & Engineering, Communication Systems, VLSI Design

Eligibility Criteria

  • A valid score in GATE 2019/2020/2021.
  • In the qualifying degree, the GEN/GEN-EWS/OBC candidates need to secure 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks and the SC/ST/PwD candidates need to score 6 CGPA or 55% marks from a recognized institute.
  • Qualified in Written test and interview conducted by NIT Puducherry.
  • Candidates having graduation and M.Sc/MCA with 55% marks are also eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates not applying through CCMT will be selected based on the written test and interview arranged by NIT Puducherry.
  • CCMT will select candidates based on the score of the GATE examination followed by counseling.

How to Apply for NIT Puducherry M.Tech?

Application Process 2021

  • Candidates can apply through the official website of NIT Puducherry.
  • Candidates can also apply through the CCMT portal [Centralized Counselling for M.Tech Admission]
  • Candidates have to submit soft copies of all the required documents along with a colored passport-size photo.
  • An application fee of INR 1000 (INR 500 for SC/ST/PwD) needs to be paid through SBI collect.

Documents Required

  • Valid Photo-ID proof
  • Age proof certificate.
  • Mark-sheets and certificates of all degrees starting from class 10th or equivalent.
  • Conduct Certificate issued by the Head of the Institution/Department last attended.
  • SC/ ST/OBC/PwD certificate.
  • GATE score card as applicable.
  • Appearing Certificate from the Head of the Department for applicants appearing in the final examination of the qualifying degree.

NIT Puducherry PhD Admission Criteria 2021

NIT Puducherry provides PhD learning facilities to the students in 9 departments. The research areas, eligibility, and selection criteria are given below:

Departments Research Areas
Civil Engineering Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering.
Computer Science and Engineering Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Information Security, Software, Medical Imaging, Networks and Security, Data Analytics & Machine Learning
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Control and Instrumentation System, Power system, Power Electronics, High Voltage Engineering, Electrical Drives & Control, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems
Electronics and Communication Engineering Climate-related Studies and Signal Processing, Microwave Engineering, Wireless Networks, 5G Wireless Communications, Physical layer, UAVs, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, VLSI Signal Processing
Mechanical Engineering Design /Thermal / Manufacturing / Industrial Engineering /Energy
Mathematics Fuzzy optimization, Mathematical Theory of Control and Mathematical Biology, Operations Research
Chemistry Nanomaterials, Polymer Science, Electrochemistry & Energy Applications (DMFC & Supercapacitor)
Physics Materials Science for energy storage, condensed matter Physics
Physical Education (no institute fellowship) Physiology of Exercise, Health and fitness, Yoga & Physiotherapy

Eligibility Criteria

PhD in Engineering

  • Candidates with M.S by Research or Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology with 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (for OC/OBC candidates) in UG or PG and 55% or 6.0 CGPA (for SC/ST students) are eligible to apply.
  • Graduates in Engineering/Technology from CFTI having a valid GATE score with 90% marks or 9.5 CGPA (for OC/OBC candidates) and 85% marks or 9.0 CGPA (for SC/ST students) can apply for PhD in NIT Puducherry.

PhD in Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Physical Education

  • Master’s Degree and graduated with first-class in Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Physical Education with 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (for OC/OBC candidates) in UG or PG and 55% or 6.0 CGPA (for SC/ST students) are eligible to apply.
  • A valid UGC/NET/CSIR/GATE score is needed for the Institute fellowship.

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be shortlisted based on their qualifications and research proposals which they will be sending along with the application form.

  • Shortlisted applicants will be screened through the written test and interview by the Departmental Selection Committee.
  • The final list of candidates will be approved by the Director.
  • Approved candidates need to pay the needed amount(INR 4,450) to confirm the candidature in NIT Pondicherry.

How to Apply for NIT Puducherry PhD?

Application Process 2021

Steps to apply for PhD are mentioned below:

  • The application form for PhD is available on the official website of NIT Puducherry.
  • Carefully fill the application form and sign the declaration.
  • Paste a recent self-attested passport size photograph.
  • Enclose the necessary attachments and the application fee paid receipt.
  • An application fee of INR 1000 (INR 500 for SC/ST/PwD) needs to be paid through SBI collect.
  • Candidates need to fill separate forms to apply for more than one department though the payment will be for once.
  • After filling, the application form along with self-attested photocopies of mark sheets, community certificates, degree certificates, and the necessary enclosures should be sent to ‘The Dean (Academic), National Institute of Technology Puducherry, Thiruvettakudy, Karaikal –609 609’ on or before the due date. Candidates are asked to write “Application for PhD admission (Dept. Name)” right on the envelope.

Documents Required

  • Valid Photo-ID proof
  • Age proof certificate.
  • Mark-sheets and certificates of all degrees starting from class 10th or equivalent.
  • Conduct Certificate issued by the Head of the Institution/Department last attended.
  • SC/ ST/OBC/PwD certificate.
  • GATE/NET score card as applicable.
  • Appearing Certificate from the Head of the Department for applicants appearing in the final examination of the qualifying degree.
  • 1st-page reprint of research publications if applicable.
  • Sponsorship certificate
  • Experience Certificate if available.
  • Research proposal for PhD applicants.

NIT Puducherry Admission FAQs

Ques. Which is better for a CSE, IIIT Kancheepuram, or NIT Puducherry?

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

Ans. NIT Puducherry is any day better than IIIT Kancheepuram. It’s a nationally known college having a brilliant curriculum and infrastructure for students. The placement rate of NIT Puducherry is also increasing each year.

Ques. Which is better between NIT Uttarakhand or NIT Puducherry?

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

Ans. NIT Puducherry is always better in terms of its location, exposure, facilities, faculties, and placements. Also, being located in south India candidates will have exposures to companies from metro cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Mysore, Hyderabad, etc.

Ques. What is the fee structure for PhD in NIT Puducherry?

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

Ans. Candidates have to pay an amount of INR 4450 at the time of admission. And the fees for each semester are INR 11,900. The hostel fee for boys is INR 33000 and INR 28,000 for girls.

Ques. What is the B.Tech intake capacity in NIT Puducherry?

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

Ans. B.Tech intake capacity of NIT Puducherry-

  • Civil Engineering – 30
  • Mechanical Engineering – 30
  • Computer Science and Engineering – 60
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering – 60
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering – 60
Ques. What is the highest and lowest LPA offered in NIT Puducherry?

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

Ans. According to the placement report for the year 2020, the highest and lowest LPA offered in NIT Puducherry is INR 15.25 LPA and INR 4.09 LPA respectively. Companies like IBM, Infotech, Samsung, and Tech Mahindra were there during the placement drive.

NIT Puducherry: Courses, Eligibility, Cutoff, Admissions, Placements, Scholarships 2021

Last updated on August 27th, 2021

NIT Puducherry is run by the Human Resource and Development (HRD) ministry of the government of India. The NIT, Puducherry was established in the month of October 2009 as part of the project under the NIT act 2007.

In the year 2020, NIT Puducherry was ranked 130 in the framework done by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

The college offers both B. Tech and M.Tech degrees along with Ph.D. A total of 958 students can get enrolled in all of the courses offered by the NIT Puducherry.

Candidates applying for BTech must appear for JEE Main. M.Tech and Ph.D. candidates should hold a valid GATE/NET score to be eligible to apply for NIT Puducherry Admissions.

Candidates applying for a Ph.D. in any specialization must have a Master’s degree in the relevant discipline. Selection in B.Tech. is conducted on the basis of JEE rank, followed by a counseling session where seats are allotted according to merit. M.Tech and Ph.D. seats will be granted on the basis of GATE / NET score.

There are many scholarships to assist admissions by state and central government.

Every year, recruiters such as BSNL, Ashok Leyland, Snapdeal, ISRO offer placements to BTech, MTech, and PhD graduates of NIT Puducherry.

NIT Puducherry: Highlights

Establishment | Institute Type 2010 | Autonomous
Approved by UGC and AICTE
Set by HRD Ministry, Government of India
Entrance Examinations JEE Mains, GATE, CCMT
Courses Offered 18 courses across B. Tech, M. Tech and Ph.D.
Popular Courses Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance Test and Based on Merit
Campus Area 256 acres
Facilities Available Hostels, Guesthouse, Playground, Library
Official Website http://nitpy.ac.in/

NIT Puducherry: Ranking

All the engineering colleges are given a rank by the NIRF. In 2020 NIT Puducherry achieved 130th rank and it has maintained the place among the top 101 to 150 colleges since the year 2018. 

NIT Puducherry: Courses Offered

A candidate can apply for either B. Tech or M. Tech in the NIT, Puducherry along with the Ph. D degree. There is more than one specialization category for the students available to choose from. The following table contains the specializations, eligibility, and duration of the course.

Program Specialization Duration
B. Tech Mechanical Engineering 4 years
Civil Engineering 4 years
Electrical Engineering 4 years
Electronics and Communication Engineering 4 years
Computer Science and Engineering 4 years
M. Tech Computer Science and Engineering 2 years
Design Engineering 2 years
Power Electronics 2 years
Communication Systems 2 years
Ph. D Civil Engineering 3 years
Computer Science and Engineering 3 years
Electrical Engineering 3 years
Mechanical Engineering 3 years
Chemistry 3 years
Physics 3 years
Mathematics 3 years
English 3 years

NIT Puducherry: Eligibility

  • To apply for the B. Tech course in NIT, Puducherry a candidate needs to appear in the JEE examination and needs to clear it.
  • Along with that the candidate needs to have a combination of subjects like physics, chemistry, mathematics in 10+2.
  • He or she also needs to have at least 75 % marks in the last qualifying exam.
  • A candidate needs to pay approximately 210000 INR
  • If a candidate is applying for M. Tech, he or she must have a B. Tech degree in Computer Science and needs to secure at least 60% marks in it.
  • After applying a candidate will only get selected on the basis of the written test and sometimes a counselling.
  • Along with that there is CCMT which is an all India level counselling.
  • Approximate cost of the whole course is 165500 INR.
  • Candidates who want to apply for a Ph. D in either science or humanities stream, he or she needs to have a master’s degree in that particular subject or discipline.
  • A total of INR 74400 needs to be paid by a candidate for this course.

NIT Puducherry: Admissions

The admission procedure varies for each and every course offered by NIT, Puducherry.


  • For BTech courses the candidate just need to appear in the all India counselling.
  • After that the candidates will be shortlisted by NIT on the basis of the score in the JEE examination.
  • 50 % seats are available for the home state candidates like people from Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Yanam, Karikal.
  • The Rest 50% seats are also divided into general category students and students from SC/ST/OBC category.
  • The cutoff marks and percentage varies every single year. It also changes according to the caste and the background of the candidate. The cutoff also differs for the candidates of the home state.
Specialization Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
Civil Engineering General 29436 40664
SC 4310 6271
ST 1759 1843
OBC 8566 12187
Mechanical Engineering General 18905 31275
SC 3967 5420
ST 1467 2132
OBC 6815 9626
Electrical Engineering General 5551 29855
SC 3412 5144
ST 1338 1741
OBC 6411 8730
Computer Science and Engineering General 8907 15467
SC 1787 2751
ST 280 483
OBC 3312 5044
Electronics and Communication Engineering General 10938 20722
SC 2405 4166
ST 681 1385
OBC 4804 6684


  • Candidates who did not opt for CCMT which is an all India base counselling can apply directly by filling the online form released in the NIT Puducherry official website.
  • Payment for filling the application form needs to be paid online. There is no offline mode for the payment.
  • Few seats are always reserved for the candidates who apply via CCMT.


  • If a candidate wants to apply for Ph. D then he or she needs to clear GATE or Net exam first. After that an aspirant needs to give an interview to get selected.
  • The master’s degree certificate will be checked at the time of the interview.
  • The applicant needs to secure at least 60% marks in his or her master’s discipline.

NIT Puducherry: Placements

  • Placement is the first thing that an engineering student expects after the completion of the course.
  • NIT Puducherry offers all the students 60 days of pre-placement training and also internships to prepare them for the companies that will come to offer jobs to the passing candidates.
  • The specially designed placement cell distributes the filled job application forms according to the preferred job profile of a student. A candidate is usually offered a median package of INR 5.4 LPA.

Few companies that offer placements, pre-placement training, and internships are:

BSNL Larsen and Toubro
Ashok Leyland ONGC
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited ISRO
Vizag Steel Advance Tele Communication, Hyderabad
Mediatech Snapdeal

NIT Puducherry: Scholarships

NIT Puducherry offers scholarships to those students who are in need of them. Some of the scholarships available for the students of NIT Puducherry are as follows.

  • Students after taking admission to the college will get 1000 INR for 10 months in a year. This will be provided to a student only in the first three years of the college.
  • The college helps students coming from a poor financial background. To prove eligibility, a student needs to undergo a test conducted by NIT.
  • The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry offers scholarships to those students who are physically disabled.
  • Students who belong to the BC/DNC/MBC categories and come from the state of Tamil Nadu and are studying either an undergraduate or postgraduate course from institutes that are run by the government will get the scholarship offered by the Tamil Nadu state government. 
  • Other than these four major scholarships there are scholarships like – Scholarship from Swami Dayanand Charitable Education Foundation (SDEF), Directorate of Higher and Technical Education (DHTE), and Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship available exclusively to the SC students of Maharashtra.

NIT Puducherry: Facilities

All the necessary facilities are available for the students on the campus of NIT Puducherry.

Hostel The hostels are being separated by NIT. The boy’s hostel and the girl’s hostel are completely separated. The canteens are also separated and there is a playground close to the hostels.
Library Inside the college campus, there is a central library from which students can borrow books to get help in their studies.
Cultural Events Cultural programs, annual fest are organized by NIT. These cultural events are organized so that students get to know each other and can interact with one another. These types of programs can also release the stress of the students.
Clinical Aid An MOU has been signed in between NIT, Puducherry and Vinayaka Mission Medical College and Hospital to provide students all the medical facilities and help needed.
Grievance Cell NIT, Puducherry understands that mental health is equally important as physical health is. There is a specially designed grievance cell that helps students to get a counselling service whenever they need it and this service is available throughout the day.

NIT Puducherry: Faculty

  • To teach all the papers related to three different courses there is a team of almost 50 faculties. Out of those 50 members at least 35 of them hold a Ph. D in one of the fields.
  • All the teachers have immense knowledge about the respective field and they are willing to share all the knowledge with the students.
  • In the team there are professors, assistant professors and also associate professors. All the teachers are extremely hard working and answer all the doubts in the mind of a student.
  • Dean Dr. S. Thangavel manages the college really well.
  • To help the dean in smooth conduct of all operations, there are two Associate Deans named Dr. Aniruddha Kanhe and Dr. R. Bhoopathi Rani.

NIT Puducherry: FAQs

Ques. Is NIT Puducherry a government college?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. Yes, NIT Puducherry is a government college. It was built as part of the 11th five-year plan which is included in the NIT act 2007. The college is run by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Ques. What are the courses offered by NIT Puducherry?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. There are multiple courses available at NIT, Puducherry. A student can pursue M. Tech after completing B. Tech and also Ph. D after the completion of M. Tech. Some of the popular courses are civil engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, etc.

Ques. What is the selection process of NIT Puducherry?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. The selection process is solely based on merit. There are also some reserved categories to follow the state government guidelines and orders of the Supreme court of India.

Ques. How to reach NIT Puducherry?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. A student can reach the institute by bus or by train. NIT Puducherry is not far away from national highway 32. A student can also stay in the hostel located inside the campus of NIT Puducherry.

Ques. How to apply for NIT Puducherry?

Last updated on April 29th, 2021

Ans. The full application process is online. A candidate needs to register himself or herself first and then he or she needs to upload the necessary documents. Once the registration fee is paid the seat will be allotted to the student.