The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are a group of premier federally-funded public engineering institutes in India. These institutions have been declared as Institutes of National Importance alongside the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) by an Act of Parliament of India. These institutes of national importance receive special recognition and funding from the Government of India. The NIT Council is the supreme governing body of India’s National Institutes of Technology (NIT) system. All 31 NITs are funded by the Government of India. These institutes are among the top ranked engineering colleges in India. The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) have one of the lowest acceptance rates for engineering institutes, of around 2 to 3 percent, second only to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India.
Admission to the under-graduate course (B.Tech) in NITs is through the highly competitive Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) Mains. From 2015, Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) conducts common counseling and allocates seats jointly for all Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs). In 2015, over 1,300,000 candidates appeared for the JEE exam for admission to 28,000 undergraduate engineering seats in 68 centrally-funded technical institutes that included all 19 IITs (10,000 seats), 31 NITs (15,500 seats) and 18 IIITs (2,500 seats).
NITs offer degree courses at bachelors, masters, and doctorate levels in various branches of engineering and technology. All NITs are autonomous which enables them to set up their own curriculum.
|5||NIT Durgapur||West Bengal||nitdgp.ac.in|
|8||NIT Bhopal||Madhya Pradesh||manit.ac.in|
|10||NIT Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh||mnnit.ac.in|
|23||NIT Srinagar||Jammu and Kashmir||www.nitsri.net|
|26||NIT Trichy||Tamil Nadu||nitt.edu|
|29||NIT Arunachal Pradesh||Arunachal Pradesh||www.nitap.in|
|30||NIT Hamirpur||Himachal Pradesh||nith.ac.in|
|31||NIT Andhra Pradesh||Andhra Pradesh||nitandhra.ac.in|