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

Last updated on August 26th, 2021 by Nikita Joshi

National Institute of Technology, Raipur was established in 1956 with just 2 branches. It is situated near steel and coal industries such as BALCO, NTPC and Bhilai steel plant. The institute secured 67th position in NIRF 2020 which is a leap from its rank of 74 in the 2019 NIRF.

NIT Raipur provides Undergraduate Courses in 12 disciplines, Postgraduate courses in 6 electives as well as several Post-Doctoral Programmes. Admissions to all these courses are based on entrance exams and candidates need to appear for personal interviews for PhD courses.

Being one of the premium institutes of the country, NIT Raipur aims to provide successful placements with companies like Capegemini, Amazon, Samsung, Infosys, Adobe and others invited for placement drives at the campus. Students also get to experience a range of extra curricular activities as well as enhance their academics, thanks to an excellent faculty chair.

NIT Raipur- Key Points

  • The Undergraduate Course is provided in12 electives with the total seats of 1197.
  • The MTech course is offered in 17 subjects and the total seats for the same are 186.
  • Admission into the Post-Doctoral Programme is through a test followed by an interview both of which will be conducted by the institute.
  • The institute provides a plethora of facilities that include hostels, libraries, laboratories and research opportunities.
  • NIT Raipur conducts regular internships for final year students as well as has an placement cell that takes care of yearly recruitment drives.

NIT Raipur: Ranking 

  • The university is ranked at 63 by the NIRF in the 2020 Overall rankings.
  • It was ranked at 74 by NIRF in the 2019 Overall rankings.
  • NIT Raipur now stands at a rank of 16 among the 31 NITs situated across the country.

NIT Raipur: Courses & Fees 

NIT Raipur offers various UG, PG and post doctoral courses for the students. Given below are eligibility criteria, selection process and other details for the courses offered.

Name of the course Course details
  • Subjects offered- Applied Geology, Architecture, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, ChemicalEngineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Application, Computer Science & Engg, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Humanities, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Physics
  • Selection criteria- Test and interview
  • Eligibility criteria- Post-Graduation
  • Fees- Rs.15,000 per year
  • Subjects offered- Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical engineering, tInformation Technology , Applied Geology, Electronics & communication
  • Selection criteria- Valid GATE score
  • Eligibility criteria- Graduation
  • Fees- Rs.70,000 per year
  • Selection criteria- NIMCET merit rank
  • Eligibility criteria- Graduation
  • Fees- Rs.70,000 per year
  • Subjects offered- BioMedical Engineering, Bio Technology Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering
  • Selection criteria- Valid JEE Mains score
  • Eligibility criteria- 75% in 10+2
  • Fees- Rs.1,25,000 per year

NIT Raipur Cut off

Admissions to the majority of courses at NIT Raipur is based on JEE Mains examination results. Candidates are eligible only if they surpass the cutoff rank as specified by the institute.

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), which conducts combined counselling sessions for Engineering seats, has released the cut-off ranks for NIT, Raipur for the year 2020 and 2019. The detailed category wise ranks for All India and State quota are available on the website after the declaration of the results every year.

Branch Closing Rank:2020 Closing Rank:2019
Computer Science and Engineering 11571 12909
Information Technology 13979 16278
Electronics and Communication Engineering 16619 17255
Electrical Engineering 22120 24396
Mechanical Engineering 24080 32479
Civil Engineering 31500 30165
Chemical Engineering 32930 33837
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 39603 40733
Mining Engineering 40458 42458
Biotechnology 42389 42683
Biomedical Engineering 45781 43788

NIT Raipur Placement 

NIT Raipur placements in 2020 were significantly higher as compared to all previous records. The recruitment cell of the college facilitates the process of campus placements.

  • The placement rate for the year 2019-2020 was more than 80%.
  • 101 recruiters participated in the placements drive at NIT Raipur in 2020.
  • The average CTC offered to students was INR 9.5 Lakhs per annum.

Top Recruiters

  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Hindustan Petroleum
  • FIAT
  • Amazon
  • Capgemini
  • Infosys
  • Adobe
  • Reliance
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • Samsung.

NIT Raipur Scholarships 

NIT, Raipur provides various scholarships to students such as the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme, Post matric scholarships and scholarships available via the National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation.

  • The post matric scholarship is awarded to students belonging to the OBC, SC and ST categories to pursue professional and technical courses from the best institutes of the country.
  • The Central Sector Scholarship Scheme is awarded to those SC and ST students who procure admission in prestigious institutes, the list of which is notified by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The scholarship covers 100% tuition fees along with living expenses. Additionally, it covers expenses for stationery and computers
  • Additionally, NIT Raipur also provides fees waiver in accordance with the annual family income of the applicant. Students belonging to families having an annual income of less than 1 Lakh per annum receive a full tuition fee waiver.

NIT Raipur FAQs

Ques.Does NIT, Raipur provide hostels to students?

Last updated on July 22nd, 2021

Ans.Yes, NIT, Raipur provides separate hostels to male and female students. There are 3 girls’ hostels and 5 boys’ hostels which are allotted on the basis of merit.

Ques. Is JEE Advanced score card required in addition to the JEE Mains score card for taking admission in NIT, Raipur?

Last updated on July 22nd, 2021

Ans. No. The admission procedure for all NITs across the country is done solely on the basis of JEE Mains merit.

Ques. What are the top 5 branches for BTech courses in NIT, Raipur?

Last updated on July 22nd, 2021

Ans.On the basis of cut-off ranks provided by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) website, the top 5, most sought-after branches in BTech at NIT, Raipur are Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Ques. Does NIT Raipur provide any distance learning courses?

Last updated on July 22nd, 2021

Ans. No, NIT Raipur does not provide any distance learning courses. All courses provided by the institute are full time and on campus.

Ques. Is there any entrance exam for PhD programs at NIT Raipur?

Last updated on July 22nd, 2021

Ans. NIT Raipur accepts national level exams such as UGC- NET, JRF and other PhD qualifying exams. This is followed by a personal interview conducted by the university itself.