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Top 10 NITs Accepting JEE Main Score

Last updated on September 11th, 2020 at 03:11 pm

National Institutes of Technology or commonly known as NITs are autonomous public institutes. These technical and research universities are considered highly esteemed around the world. There are a total of 31 NITs located at various locations across India. After the most prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), it is the NITs that fall in the same row as per the NIRF ranking. The All India Rank (AIR) secured by an individual in the JEE Main leads to the JoSAA Counselling which is the ultimate process of securing admission in a B.Tech course. The NITs altogether have 17868 seats for the undergraduate engineering programs.

  • JEE Main Results 2020 will be released in the second week of September 2020.
  • The JEE Main scores are the pathway to securing a B.Tech seat in NITs.
  • A candidate can check their ranking and suitable institutes accordingly once the cutoff list is released.
  • Apart from the JEE Main scores, the marks secured by a student in 12th are also considered during the selection process.
  • This article will give an overview about the NIT ranking 2020, various top NITs course-wise opening ranks as well as the closing ranks of each institute.

Latest Update: CSAB scraps-off the requirement of 75% marks in Class 12. Admissions will be done on the basis of JEE Main scores and rank only. Read more

List of all the NIT Colleges in India

NITs hold the second position after IITs as the most reputed engineering colleges in India. Given below is a list of NIT colleges in India as per NIRF 2020 Rankings.

Rank Name State NIRF Score NIRF 2020 Ranking
1 NIT Trichy Tamil Nadu 64.10 09
2 NIT Karnataka Karnataka 61.30 13
3 NIT Rourkela Odisha 59.29 16
4 NIT Warangal Telangana 57.76 19
5 NIT Calicut Kerala 56.56 23
6 Visvesvaraya NIT Maharashtra 54.76 27
7 Malaviya NIT Rajasthan 52.25 35
8 NIT Kurukshetra Haryana 51.19 40
9 NIT Silchar Assam 48.66 46
10 NIT Durgapur West Bengal 48.39 47
11 MNNIT Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 48.24 48
12 Dr B.R. Ambedkar NIT Punjab 46.45 52
13 SVNIT Surat Gujarat 45.59 54
14 NIT Meghalaya Meghalaya 43.69 61
15 MANIT Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 42.17 65
16 NIT Raipur  Chhattisgarh 41.58 67
17 NIT Agartala Tripura 39.98 75
18 NIT Goa Goa 39.93 77
19 NIT Jamshedpur Jharkhand 39.44 79
20 NIT Patna Bihar 38.21 92
21 NIT Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh 37.73 98
22 NIT Puducherry Pondicherry 34.87 130
23 NIT Manipur Manipur 33.02 158
24 NIT Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh 31.09 200
25 NIT Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir Not Ranked
26 NIT Delhi Delhi Not Ranked
27 NIT Mizoram Mizoram Not Ranked
28 NIT Nagaland Nagaland Not Ranked
29 NIT Sikkim Sikkim Not Ranked
30 NIT Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Not Ranked
31 NIT Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Not Ranked

Benefits of Pursuing B.E/B.Tech Course from NITs

Some courses are the most popular that students want to pursue from NITs are Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

  • NITs have various clubs to enhance talent.
  • NITs run many projects which are centrally and internationally funded.
  • Students can work on these projects to enhance their skills.
  • The level of the study and culture provided at NITs are similar to IITs.
  • The placement package provided at NITs can reach INR 40 LPA.
  • The fee at NITs is cheaper than IITs and other engineering colleges.
  • Scholarships provided at NITs based on JEE Main and class 12th marks.

Top 10 NITs in India

It is of utmost importance for every candidate to be well aware of their choice of the institute. Learning about the cut off scores, other eligibility criteria, academic facilities, campus and other such crucial details helps in saving time and energy during the admission process.

Given below are brief details of the Top 10 National Institutes of Technology in India, in the sequence of their rankings in NIRF 2020 Engineering.

NIT Trichy Highlights

State Tamil Nadu
Official Website https://www.nitt.edu
Affiliation Govt. of India (Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, PhD.
Exam JEE/NATA/CAT/GRE/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 161,250
Scholarships 7 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 6 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 9
Seats 785

On-Campus Facilities:

  • Famously known as the best NIT in India, the campus and facilities at this institute stand true to their fame.
  • The campus has minimal pollution as no fuel or power-based vehicles are around inside the gates, making the entire atmosphere environment friendly.
  • Situated right near the highway makes it easier for students to access many amenities.
  • The campus has the famous coffee shop brand CCD, giving students a piece of the outside world right inside.
  • Students must follow the mandatory hostel returning timings i.e 9:00 PM on weekdays and 9:30 PM on weekends.

Read More About NIT Trichy: Admissions, Cut Off

NITRKL Rourkela Highlights

State Odisha
Official Website https://www.nitrkl.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D., Part-Time
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 178,000
Scholarships 4 Scholarships Provided
Average Package INR 5 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 14
Seats 747

On-Campus Facilities:

  • NIT Rourkela is one of the finest campuses in India.
  • The hostels in the campus have no timing restrictions, students are free to enter and exit at all times.
  • The institute promotes hobbies and extracurricular activities through their 60 clubs, there is something for everyone.
  • The students have no classes on weekends and can spend their time around the campus garden.
  • Garden fest, INNOVISION and NITRUTSAV are three major festivals related to tech and cultural activities that take place annually.

Read More About NIT Rourkela Admissions, Cut Off, Fees

NIT Karnataka (Surathkal) Highlights

State Karnataka
Official Website https://www.nitk.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE
Mode of Application Offline
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 151,456
Scholarships 5 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 7.73 LPA
B.Tech Programm 8
Seats 782

On-Campus Facilities:

  • Located in Mangalore, the NIT Karnataka is the only NIT across India with a CSD Virtual Lab and NextGen 3D Lab.
  • The institute promotes startup ideas suggested by students and encourages them to take steps forward.
  • The institute is one among three NITs to have an on-campus swimming pool.
  • Students can never get enough of this campus as it has a private beach facing the Arabian Sea, which is exclusively for staff and students.

Read More About NIT Karnataka (Surathkal) Admissions, Cut Off, Fees

NIT Warangal Highlights

State Telangana
Official Website https://www.nitw.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/MAT/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 63,000
Scholarships 10 Scholarship provided
Average Package INR 6 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 8
Seats 817

On-Campus Facilities:

  • The campus at NIT Warangal is full of facilities that can provide all the needs and necessities of a student.
  • ATM, Canteen, Shopping Center are some of the many amenities available for students, visiting faculties, guests and staff.
  • The institute has many clubs such as music, dance, dramatics among others to boost the extracurricular skills of a student.
  • Students can indulge in sports, NCC or NSS, several fests, and events that take place year-round.
  • The student welfare centre looks into all sorts of issues or problems raised by any individual.

Read More About NIT Warangal Admissions, Cut Off, B.Tech Courses

NIT Calicut Highlights

State Kerala
Official Website www.nitc.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/JAM/CAT/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 53,797
Scholarships 8 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 6 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 11
Seats 909

On-Campus Facilities:

  • Located on the outskirts of Calicut, the NIT here is roughly an hour’s drive away from the city centre.
  • Lush greenery surrounds the campus, making the environment favourable throughout the year.
  • Annually ‘Ragam’ and ‘Tathva’, cultural and tech fest take place in the campus.
  • Just like several other NITs they too have a student guidance and grievance cell as well as strict rules against ragging making the institute a safe and secure haven.

Read More About NIT Calicut Admissions, Cut Off, Fees, Scholarships

Visvesvaraya NIT Nagpur Highlights

State Maharashtra
Official Website https://vnit.ac.in/
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/GATE
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 148,700
Scholarships 3 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 7 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 8
Seats 871

On-Campus Facilities:

  • ‘AXIS’, and ‘AAROHI’, central India’s biggest tech and cultural fest respectively, takes place at VNIT Nagpur.
  • Students get a chance to participate and showcase their talent to masses in these fests.
  • Exams and hunger are correlated and this campus understands the woes of students, thus runs ‘Chandrama’ a night canteen specifically for the exam period.
  • The campus is humongous and hygienic with various facilities for students and the staff.
  • IEEE/IV labs provided to students.

Read More About VNIT Nagpur Admissions, Cut Off, Scholarships

NIT Kurukshetra Highlights

State Haryana
Official Website https://www.nitkkr.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 70,016
Scholarships 26 Merit Scholarship and 52 Merit-cum-Means Scholarships Provided
Average Package INR 6 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 7
Seats 862

On-Campus Facilities:

  • NIT Kurukshetra has one of the most scenic campuses.
  • The students have year-round cultural fests, events and activities that keep them proactive throughout the academic session.
  • There is an on-campus health centre, sports sections, library, eateries and stores to fulfil the needs and requirements of students.
  • Students get great exposure in varied fields through clubs and societies.

Read More About NIT Kurukshetra Admissions, B.Tech Courses, Cut Off

MNNIT Allahabad Highlights

State Uttar Pradesh
Official Website https://www.mnnit.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 93,568
Scholarships 10 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 8.1 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 9
Seats 878

On-Campus Facilities

  • The MNNIT Allahabad has a well secured and maintained campus with an online women and public grievance portal.
  • The institute’s placements offer high average packages compared to other NITs.
  • The campus has many facilities for students and staff which consists of an IGNOU Study Centre, hostel, library and canteen.
  • The institute is a part of many National Programmes such as Digital India, Fit India, Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship and etc.

Read More On MNNIT Allahabad Admissions, Cut Off, Fees, Facilities

NIT Durgapur Highlights

State West Bengal
Official Website https://nitdgp.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India(Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online and Offline
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 149,100
Scholarships 31 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 6-8 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 8
Seats 700

On-Campus Facilities

  • The institute boasts, ‘Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan’, among several institutional facilities.
  • Students can report any issues or problems at the Grievance Cell, this encourages a safer environment at the campus.
  • Sports and cultural events along with festivals keep students engaged and entertained throughout the years.
  • There are many eateries in and around the campus to keep hunger pangs at bay.
  • The institute has a club that solely promotes coding culture.

Read More About NIT Durgapur Admissions, Cut Off, B.Tech Courses

NIT Silchar Highlights

State Assam
Official Website www.nits.ac.in
Affiliation Govt. of India (Autonomous)
Course type offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Exam JEE/CAT/GATE/NIMCET
Mode of Application Online
Course Fees(B.Tech) INR 147,640
Scholarships 2 Scholarships provided
Average Package INR 5.5 LPA
B.Tech Programmes 6
Seats 688

On-Campus Facilities

  • The campus is truly one of the major highlights of this NIT. Surrounded by lush tea gardens, classes here never seem to get boring.
  • The institute has many interesting clubs dedicated to activities such as mountaineering and trekking that make the campus life thrilling and adventurous.
  • The campus has eight boys and two girls’ hostels, gymkhana, staff quarters, guest houses and student activities centre among other facilities.

Read More About NIT Silchar Admissions, Cut Off, Fees

Top NITs in India FAQs

Q.Which is the best NIT for Computer Science?

Answer: NIT Trichy was the most sought after NIT for Computer Science and Engineering last year.

Q.Can I get admission in a good NIT with 99 percentile in JEE Main 2020?

Answer: Yes, 99 percentile is a very good NTA score and you can get admission in a good NIT.

Q. How many NITs are there in India?

Answer: There are 31 NITs in total throughout the country, with 1 NIT in each state.

Q.How many seats are there in total in NITs?

Answer: NITs have 17,523 seats in total.


6 Comments

    • Hi kiran, No, There is no criteria to get into NIT via lateral entry. Only private colleges offer lateral entry to diploma holders.

    • Hi Sarita, To get admission in NIT Trichy candidates must secure rank below than 10,000. Click here to know branch wise rank required.

    • Hi Anand, After completing the registration process, the confirmation page will show the status of your application. If the status is ‘OK’ the candidate will be able to take the printout of the Confirmation Page. Additionally, do check the e-mail id that you mentioned during registration.

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