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VNIT Nagpur: Rankings, Courses, Eligibility, Admissions 2021, Placements

Last updated on August 31st, 2021 by Chahak Kansal

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology was established in 1960 under the scheme sponsored by the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra. Earlier VNIT Nagpur was known as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE). In the meeting of October 1962, the governing board of the institute renamed the college name Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology. The college offers various UG, PG, doctorial, and distance learning programs.

The college is located in the western part of Nagpur, Maharashtra. The college has a wide campus of 225 Acres with three main entrances. The acceptance rate for B.Tech in 2015 was:

  • Computer Science and Engineering: 0.33%
  • Electronics and communication: 0.58%
  • Mechanical engineering: 0.67%
  • Civil engineering: 1.23%
  • Metallurgical and materials engineering: 2.18%
  • Mining engineering: 2.61%

Admissions for UG programs are offered in 8 categories including B.Tech and B.Arch. PG programs are offered in 18 M.Tech and 3 M.Sc. Students can enrol for Doctoral courses in Engineering, Humanities, and Science discipline. Admissions are given on the basis of merit and/or entrance basis.

VNIT Nagpur Highlights

Establishment | Institute Type 1960 | Autonomous
Recognised by UGC, AICTE
Campus Area 225 Acres
Courses offered B.Tech., B.Arch. M.Tech., M.Sc. Ph.D.
Admission criteria Merit and/entrance based
Entrance Accepted JEE, GATE, JAM
Application mode Online
Other facilities available Hostel, Incubation centre, Academic Servicing centre, Auditorium, Gymkhana
Official Website https://vnit.ac.in/

VNIT Nagpur Ranking

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology is one of the prominent colleges in Maharashtra specially in the Vidarbha section. NIRF ranking has been depicted that the college is continuously striving to uplift its rankings and is getting success in it. In NIRF ranking 2020, the college has stepped up to 27 positions from 42 in 2017.

Ranking Ranking At
Outlook Ranking 2020 for Engineering 20
NIRF 2020 for NIT 27
NIRF 2020 for engineering 27
JEE Cut-off 2019 for Engineering 35

VNIT Nagpur Courses

Program Eligibility
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering
  • 10+2 or equivalent by AIU. Intermediate or 2 years of Pre-university exams that are conducted by recognized universities or boards.
  • Students need to have Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
B. Arch (Architecture)
  • 10+2 with Physics, chemistry, and mathematics from a recognized board.
  • A diploma of 3 years recognized by a state board for technical education or AICTE.
Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Construction Technology & Management, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, VLSI Design, Communication System Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Heat Power Engineering, CAD-CAM, Integrated Power System, Power Electronics & Drives, Material Engineering, Process Metallurgy, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Structural Engineering, Urban Planning, Excavation Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • Candidates must have B.E./ B. Tech. in the relevant stream.
  • Students must pass the qualifying degree with a minimum 6.5 CGPA score. For SC/ST, the score is reduced to 6.0.
M Sc Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Students must have a passing degree of 12th from a recognized board with mathematics as a major subject.
  • Students need to have graduated with a 60% score.
Ph. D. (Full / Part-Time)
  • Students must have a PG degree in relevant stream.
  • M.E. MTech, M.Arch, M.Plan, or equivalent from a recognised university.

VNIT Nagpur Admissions

For B.Tech. and B.Arch admissions, students need to appear for the JoSAA counselling. Students need to appear for JEE-Mains.

For MTech and M.Sc. a qualifying GATE and JAM score is required respectively. Eventually, the admission for MTech depends upon CCMT counselling and for M.Sc. admission, students must appear for CCMN counselling.

For Ph.D. admissions, students need to appear for entrance tests. Candidates with NET/GATE scores are exempted from entrance tests. Students must complete the process by attending the personal interview round.

How to Apply?

  • Student need to visit the college website: https://vnit.ac.in/
  • Under the admission option from the top options, select the course and proceed.
  • The student will need to fill in some personal details to get register. Once registered, the student will have a user-id and password.
  • Complete the application process using this ID. Fill in the rest details like photograph, signature, and submit.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Pay the course application fee and take the printout of the fee receipt.

VNIT Nagpur Placements

VNIT has a good placement rate as compared to the equivalent colleges. In a recent placement drive held in 2020, 136 recruiters from different industries participated and choose 522 students from different streams as a part of their industry.

Here are the few renowned names among the recruiters: Amazon, BYJU’s, Goldman Sachs, Sling Media Pvt.Ltd., J.P. Morgan Services, Brahmos Aerospace, L &T groups, etc.

Placement 2020 highlights

Number of recruiters 136
Students got placed
  • Total 522
  • Undergraduate: 458
  • Post-graduate: 46
Increase percentage in recruiters as compared to last year 3.67%
Stream with highest placed students B. Tech
Highest CTC (2019) Rs. 22 LPA
Average CTC (2019) Rs. 3.3 LPA

VNIT Nagpur Scholarships

VNIT college offers various scholarships. Here is the overview of the scholarship scheme:

  • For B.Tech.
    • Maharashtra State Scholarship
    • National Level scholarship
  • Central sector scheme of National Overseas Scholarship
    • This scholarship is for the students who fall into SC, NT, ST category to pursue a Master’s degree or Ph.D.
    • Income eligibility is INR 8 Lakhs per annum.

VNIT Nagpur Facilities

The college is spread over 108 Acres and has a very wide campus area. Here, the college offers facilities like:

  • Hostel: The college has 7 boys and 4 Girls hostel and is facilitate with required facilities like television, sports items, water coolers, and well-equipped mess. The mess provides both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.
  • Auditorium: The VNIT auditorium has a capacity of 1000 viewers at a time. It has a well audio-video setup.
  • Conference hall: There are 8 seminars or conference halls. All halls have a good audio-video equipment setup.
  • Library: Every college is incomplete with the library. VNIT library is a three-story building that has a collection of 71,354 general books, 8126 e-books. The Library system is automated with Libsys software.

VNIT Nagpur Faculty

Dr. Pramod Padole  -Director, VNIT

Other members

Ph.D. Qualification faculties

Name of the Professor Experience
Prof. Katpatlal 330 months
Prof. Gandhe Raju 168 months
Prof. Abhishek Banerjee 65 months
Prof. Gyan Prakash Singh 292 months
Prof. Ravindra Bhaskar Keskar 244 months
Prof. TVK Gupta 165 months
Prof. Das Chyan 158 months


Ques. What is the number of placed students from the VNIT placement drive?

Last updated on May 19th, 2021

Ans: VNIT has a good placement rate. 520+ students have been placed in different companies. B.Tech Students from Computer science and MTech and M.Sc. from Construction stream have acquired higher placement rates.

Ques. I am looking for an internship during my academic life. Does VNIT offer me this facility?

Last updated on May 19th, 2021

Ans: Yes. VNIT offers internships for different courses for students. Companies like Marwells Seimens, Phillips offer great internship opportunities for students.

Ques. Is 265 in JEE-Main is a sufficient score is good score to get admission to VNIT Nagpur?

Last updated on May 19th, 2021

Ans: Yes, you have a good score of 265 in JEE mains and if you are belonging to Maharashtra then there will not be any problem in getting admissions in VNIT Nagpur.

Ques. I am very much interested in Architecture and I belong to New Delhi. Is VNIT a good option for me?

Last updated on May 19th, 2021

Ans.: Yes. VNIT is a good college for B.Arch. The college also has hostel facilities so you will not have accommodation problems. The college has a separate room dedicated to carpentry workshops for Architectural students.

Ques. I wish to do B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering. I am looking for Chennai and Nagpur cities. Which should I opt for?

Last updated on May 19th, 2021

Ans.: VNIT in Nagpur offers B.Tech. in Computer science and engineering with a good placement rate. In Chennai IIT-Madras, College of Engineering – Anna University and others are offering B.Tech in CSE. VNIT has scored 27 in NIRF for B.Tech. You can check the details for both colleges and go for the desired college.

VNIT Nagpur: Admissions via JEE Main, Cut off, Fees and More

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

NIT Nagpur was earlier named as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE). In 2002, the institute got the recognition of being addressed with the name Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT). The college was recognised as an Institute of National Importance under the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007.

  • The college remains as one of the renowned and top NIT amongst the other 31 NITs across the country.
  • NIT Nagpur ranking is 27th in the Engineering category of NIRF 2020 Rankings.
  • It has been ranked at 22 by The Week in the list of the Best Technical Universities in India.
  • Students can avail a lot of scholarships at NIT Nagpur such as Central Sector Scholarship, Merit-Cum-Means scholarships and so on.


VNIT Nagpur – Highlights

Particulars Details
Year of establishing 2008
City Nagpur
State Maharashtra
Official Website vnit.ac.in
Examination for entrance JEE, GATE, JAM
Mode of application and exam Online
Ownership Central government
Affiliation UGC, AICTE
Total Students 3,716


VNIT Nagpur: B.Tech Admission via JEE Main

Like most of the engineering colleges in India, the institute accepts candidates into programs under undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees.

JEE Main score helps candidates for admission in engineering programs whereas GATE examination inspires candidates for specialisations under M.Tech. Candidates will be required to take part in JoSAA counselling.

Various B.Tech Courses Offered

Various B.Tech specializations offered at NIT Nagpur are listed below:

The college also offers a B.Arch course which has a duration of 5 years.


Eligibility criteria for B. Tech Courses at NIT Nagpur.

  • The minimum qualifying marks mandatory for NIT Nagpur is 75% in 10+2. For SC/ST, this criterion is reduced to 65% aggregate.
  • However, this criteria has been removed for 2021 admissions and candidates are just required to pass Class XII.


VNIT Nagpur Cut Off for Top Courses

NIT Nagpur cut off 2020 for top B.Tech courses is listed below:

Specialisation Opening ranks Closing ranks
Architecture 569 1183
Chemical Engineering 20858 26802
Civil Engineering 17714 27159
Computer Science and Engineering 1568 4708
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 7803 13164
Electronics and Communication Engineering 6389 8647
Mechanical Engineering 12478 17283
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 14537 35028
Mining Engineering 34777 41353

VNIT Nagpur Cut Off for Top CoursesRead

Study in NIT Nagpur during COVID-19

The situation right now has become hideous and online has become the new normal. Students now take up online classes rather than being physically present on the campus.

  • Teaching faculties at the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology were instructed to always be available on email or mobile.
  • The institute ensures every student with the presence of internet and mode for educational purposes
  • Students gave in several mock tests and semester examinations online.


Why Choose NIT Nagpur?

The institute has always remained among the top 50 engineering colleges across the country. The infrastructure, teaching, and placements can grab anyone’s attention.

  • NIT Nagpur Rankings 
    • Ranked 18 in the list of Top Govt. Engineering Colleges across the country by India Today 2020.
    • Ranked 14 for top engineering institutions by Outlook 2020.
    • Ranked 11-25 in ARIIA Public Institution (Central Universities, INIs, CFTIs) Rankings.
    • Ranked 35 among the top engineering colleges by JEE Cutoff 2019
    • Ranked 1001+ in THE World University Ranking.
  • College fest:
    • Aarohi: It is the most massive cultural festival of central India. The college management and members of students council invite celebrities such as Zakir Khan, Papon, The Local Train, Kanan Gill as chief guests.
    • Axis: It is the annual technical fest hosted by the management.
  • Course curriculum: 
    • The institute was announced to be autonomous and follow the curriculum about UGC, AICTE.
    • Moreover, the institution tries to rely on academics as the main focus of students.
    • Students who fail to score the minimum shall be counselled by counsellors and mentors.
    • Like any other reputed institution, faculties of VNIT prove to have a broad mind with knowledge in various fields.
  • Campus life:
    • The college is situated in the city, making it less complicated for students to fulfil their basic needs with all facilities available in and outside the campus.
    • It also has well-equipped labs, smart classrooms, hostels for both genders, sports complex, etc., in its widespread campus.


VNIT Nagpur Cut Off For B.Tech Specializations

Getting Admissions in NIT is quite a rewarding feeling but the cutoffs for most of them is pretty high. JEE Main Cut off for each category at NIT Nagpur is available below. The opening and closing ranks given below are from the 6th Round of JoSAA Counselling 2020.

Computer Science And Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing ranks
General 1568 4708
EWS 698 803
OBC 961 1500
SC 577 811
ST 243 298

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing ranks
General 14537 35028
EWS 6082 6748
OBC 9238 11966
SC 4838 6407
ST 1960 2253


Electronics & Communication Engineering:

Category  Opening Ranks Closing ranks
General 6389 8647
EWS 1350 1442
OBC 2333 2756
SC 996 1795
ST 504 646

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing ranks
General 7803 13164
EWS 2219 2309
OBC 3192 4172
SC 1969 2607
ST 672 815


Mechanical Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing ranks
General 12478 17283
EWS 3049 3154
OBC 4347 5330
SC 2082 3058
ST 551 1016

Chemical Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing ranks
General 20858 26802
EWS 4497 4685
OBC 7797 9458
SC 4101 6291
ST 1357 1800


Civil Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing ranks
General 17714 27159
EWS 4715 4984
OBC 6637 7993
SC 3036 3826
ST 877 964

Mining Engineering

Category  Opening Ranks Closing ranks
General 34777 41353
EWS 7155 7367
OBC 11353 13243
SC 5330 7321
ST 2134 2134



Category  Opening Ranks Closing ranks
General 569 1183
EWS 223 261
OBC 486 622
SC 233 343
ST 110 200


NIT Nagpur: Reservation via JoSAA

  • A candidate falling under any of the reserved must ensure to bring to the notice of NTA while filling the online application.
  • Candidates prevailing for any of the reservations have to provide the documents needed during the time of counselling.
  • A candidate shall be considered under unreserved criteria when no document claiming reservation is provided.

Reservation for female candidates

A female candidate shall be given with a particular recognition/preference in the form of fee concession or seat matrix while applying for the country-level entrance examination to balance the sex ratio.

JEE Main Reservation Percentage

Category Reservation % 
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
EWS 10%
PWD 5%

NIT Nagpur Reservation via JoSAA


Faculties at NIT Nagpur

  • The Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology boasts of its faculty very vividly.
  • On an average, the members of the faculty are aged 40. Along with teaching, the faculty is also involved in Research and Development.
  • Most of the teachers in the college are PhD holders. They are involved in teaching students with more clarity.
  • They create a very friendly environment for students to be able to share their doubts with them.


Facilities Provided at NIT Nagpur Campus

Students of the institute get to experience and enjoy several facilities organised by the management in the broader area of 215 acres such as:

  • Library: 
    • The five decades-old library has about 5,000 books, journals and magazines in it.
    • Also, the management has set up an e-book facility with good access to Wifi.
    • The library also has several other relaxing books such as biographies, sociology, autobiographies and magazines.
  • Hostel: 
    • The institution has separate hostels for both the genders.
    • Students in 1st year the college shall have to share the room with three other students.
    • Also, students can opt for single rooms if they wish to from 2nd year.
    • Students can start using the LAN ports available inside the rooms from 2nd year onwards.
  • Sports complex: 
    • The management of the college has set up sports courts such as badminton court, basketball court, cricket ground, football ground, tennis court, volleyball court, kho-kho ground, kabaddi ground, hockey ground, table tennis hall as well as an indoor sports complex.
  • Laboratories: 
    • To make it more reliable for the students, the institute has set up several well-equipped labs such as Computer lab, Materials science lab, Solid-state ionic lab, Polymer Nanotech Lab, Thin Film Lab and many more.
  • Other facilities: 
    • Several other facilities highly appreciated by the students of the institute are cafeteria, auditorium, hospital/medical facility, Wi-Fi campus, seminar Hall, gym, convention hall, conference hall, yoga hall, guest rooms, mini bank attached with ATM service and post office.

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VNIT Nagpur Placement Report

NIT Nagpur has a history of 60-70% placements from the previous years. The institution has a reputation of a number of companies visiting every year. CSE department has the highest placement percentage.

VNIT Nagpur Placements 2020 Highlights

Particulars Details
Number of students offered job Undergraduates – 458 students
Total number of companies 136
Highest salary offered 22 LPA
Average salary offered 7 LPA
Lowest salary offered 3.3 LPA

The top companies that visit the campus for recruitment are Oracle, Microsoft, MindTree, Raymond, Nokia, Sulzer, Reliance Industries, Siemens and Symantec.

Branch-wise placement report for the year 2020

Specialisation  Total number of recruiters 
Computer Science and engineering 103
Mechanical engineering 79
Electrical Engineering 59
Electronics and communication engineering 66
Civil Engineering 36
Chemical Engineering 51
Metallurgical And Materials Engineering: 41
Mining engineering 14


NIT Nagpur Scholarships 

Various NIT Nagpur scholarships are listed below:

  • Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College & University Students
  • Central Sector Scholarship of Top Class Education for SC Students.
  • National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students
  • Scholarship (Formerly Top Class Education for ST Students)
  • Merit-cum-means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses Central Sector
  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Forces and Assam Rifles
  • Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children, Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students
  • Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities
  • Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities Central Sector
  • Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
  • Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students
  • Scholarship under IOMC Workers Welfare Fund
  • Post of Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarship under BEEDI Workers Welfare Fund


VNIT Nagpur Fee Structure for B.Tech Courses

VNIT Nagpur fees are given below. Students can make the payment for various B. Tech courses, online and offline. In order to pay offline, candidates can issue demand drafts. For online payment, cards and net banking can be used. Candidates belonging to the SC/ ST and EWS category are exempted from paying the tuition fee.

Particulars Amount (INR)
Tuition fee Rs. 1,25,000/-
One Time Fee Rs. 15, 500/-
Other fees Rs. 8,650/-
Total fee paid Rs. 1,49,150/-


NIT Nagpur FAQs

Q. Which is the best branch for B.Tech at NIT Nagpur?

Last updated on October 31st, 2020

Answer: Computer Science is the most sought after branch at NIT Nagpur and it has the most number of placements.

Q. Is NIT Nagpur good for B.Tech courses?

Last updated on October 31st, 2020

Answer: NIT Nagpur has very good placements and infrastructure. It offers a number of B.Tech courses and has renowned faculty for B.Tech courses.

Ques. Google come to VNIT, Nagpur for campus recruitment?

Last updated on August 13th, 2020

Ans. No, Google doesn’t visit VNIT, Nagpur whereas other top firms like Goldman Sachs, reliance visit the campus.

Ques. Under which university is VNIT, Nagpur affiliated to?

Last updated on August 13th, 2020

Ans. The institution is one of the finest autonomous institutions across the country which is affiliated under UGC, AICTE.