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Total number of NIT in India

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The NITs stand for the National Institutes of Technology. These are the autonomous public technical universities under the Government of India. In total, there are 31 NITs in India. They are categorized under autonomous public institutions for higher education in India. Of these 31 NITs, 20 are old engineering institutes, and the remaining 11 are newly established. The language for the instruction is English at all these institutes.

These institutes come under the control of the Central Government. Initially, these were the Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs), and they were under the control of the state governments. One can take admission in NITs through the JEE Main rank.

List of NITs in India

Name of NIT NIT Ranking 2021 B.Tech Programmes
NIT Trichy 9 9
NIT Karnataka 10 8
NIT Rourkela 20 14
NIT Warangal 23 8
NIT Calicut 25 11
NIT Durgapur 29 8
NIT Nagpur 30 8
NIT Jaipur 37 8
NIT Allahabad 42 9
NIT Kurukshetra 44 7
NIT Surat 47 6
NIT Silchar 48 6
NIT Jalandhar 49 11
NIT Meghalaya 59 5
NIT Bhopal 60 8
NIT Raipur 64 11
NIT Srinagar 69 9
NIT Patna 72 5
NIT Goa 85 8
NIT Jamshedpur 86 7
NIT Agartala 92 10
NIT Hamirpur 99 7
NIT Manipur 114 5
NIT Puducherry 144 5
NIT Arunachal Pradesh 160 7
NIT Uttarakhand 186 5
NIT Delhi Not Ranked 3
NIT Mizoram Not Ranked 5
NIT Nagaland Not Ranked 6
NIT Sikkim Not Ranked 5
NIT Andhra Pradesh Not Ranked 8

The NITs help promote regional diversity and multi-cultural understanding in India. In the school system of NIT, half of the students from the total student population in each batch are drawn from the respective state of the NIT, and the remaining half is drawn from the remaining on a common merit list. Due to these, NITs are different from the Indian Institutes of Technology IITs – another prominent engineering school system in India. In an IIT, there is no need to accept a specified number of students from any region of India, as the IIT admission criteria are based only on the student’s performance in an entrance examination.

The NITs offer degree courses at different levels, such as the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate levels in various branches of engineering and technology. The different college surveys rate most of the NITs over the other universities in India, except for the IITs and some other institutions. The NITs function autonomously same as the IITs. They share only entrance test criteria. The autonomy enables the NITs to set up their own rules and regulations, making it easier to adapt to changing industry requirements. The admissions at the Undergraduate Programmes level in these institutions for all Indian and foreign nationals are made through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main examination. Students can start JEE preparation from Grade 8 onwards through JEE foundation course.

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