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

Last updated on September 7th, 2021 by Nikita Joshi

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.

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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.

NIT SIKKIM B.TECH CUTOFF
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.