National Institutes of Technology or NITs, as these are popularly known as, are known to be among the most prestigious engineering institutes in India. The admission to engineering and architecture courses in these institutes is given on the basis of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main – the exam that also forms a basis for admission to the esteemed Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). While admission to any of these institutes is considered as the beginning of a prolific career for the students some of these institutes are more sought-after compared to others. Here is a look at the top NIT Colleges in India (in no particular order):
Top NIT Colleges in India
- National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
Popularly known as NIT Trichy, this institute is recognized as the Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. It encompasses as many as 16 departments and offers various courses in different disciplines.
- National Institute of Technology Rourkela
Located in Rourkela, Odisha, it is regarded as a premier institute that offers courses in the field of science, technology and engineering. It was established as Regional Engineering College (REC) in the year 1961 and granted autonomy in 2002.
- National Institute of Technology Warangal
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of this esteemed institute back in 1959. It is not only known for providing quality education but also for the all round development of its students. It organizes various technical and cultural events every year.
- Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
Established in the year 1961, this institute is known for initiating undergraduate course in Computer Science and Engineering in the country. The program was started in 1976. It offers various engineering and science degree programs.
- Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat
The institute was set up in the year 1961 by the Parliament of India. It is known for its Automotive Engineering program. The institute has a pool of highly talented faculty members that have trained several students and helped them build a lucrative career.
- Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur
Initially known by the name, Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur (VRCE), this public engineering and research institute offers courses in the field of architecture, engineering and technology. It offers graduate, post graduate as well as doctoral degree programs.
- National Institute of Technology Calicut
This is a federally funded technical university set up in the year 1961. It has as many as eleven academic departments, eight centres, eight centre departments and three schools.
- National Institute of Technology Durgapur
This is one of the eight regional engineering colleges that were set up in India. The institute was set up in 1960 and since then it has been training students to acquire different engineering positions in reputed firms across the globe. It also offers various science programs.
- Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur
Earlier known by the name, Malaviya Regional Engineering College (MREC), it offers courses in engineering, science and management. The institute encompasses fourteen departments, allied centres and a school of management.
- National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
The institute was set up by the government of Punjab in collaboration with the Government of India in the year 1987. It was originally known as the Punjab Regional Engineering College (PREC). It offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of science, technology and engineering.