What is NIT? All About Taking Admission in NITs (2021)

Do you know all about NIT? And Admission Process of NITs? If no then we will talk about Complete Information about NITs

Every student has a desire to complete his graduation and post-graduation from the University of his choice because every student has a different aim towards his career.

All the students who want to make a career in engineering want to become the best and successful engineers who can provide something new and better for their country.

If you also want to make your career in engineering, then NITs are the best option for a student like you after IITs. Because NITs have been giving successful and better engineers to the country since its early years.

NIT is one of the best Engineering Institute in India. If you also want to make a career in engineering and you do not know what is NIT? And what is the full form of IIT?

So today we have brought the answer to some of your questions. So let’s know the complete information about NIT.

What is NIT?

NIT: A group of Educational Engineering Institutes. Which is one of the best and public institutes to get higher education.

NIT colleges are located in almost all the states. It started in 2001 AD. Its main objective was to provide good and qualified engineers, scientists, and technologists to the country. And it has been fulfilling this purpose ever since.

The First NIT institute in India was started in Allahabad in 2001 AD and the Second NIT institute was started from Bhopal in 2002 AD. Till now a total of 31 institutes of NITs have been opened in different states and regions across India.

Full-Form of NIT

IIT full form in English- National Institute of Technology
IIT full form in Hindi- राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान

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Qualifications for admission at NITs?

If you also want to study at NIT then you have to clear JEE(Main) exam.
For which it is necessary to pass the 10th and 12th examination conducted by your state board or Central Board of Secondary Education with good marks (60-80%).

If you have passed the 10th and 12th exams with good marks then you can apply for JEE exam.

JEE Exam

For taking admission in engineering, there are many examinations at the state level, but for national level engineering, JEE exam is the only one.

That’s full form is the Joint Entrance Exam. Which is conducted by CBSE 4 times a year.

However, since 2013, JEE exam is being conducted in two levels. In which first is JEE Main and the second is JEE Advanced.

But for admission in NITs, you have to clear only JEE(Main) Exam.

JEE Main

JEE Main is an exam for taking admission in reputed universities like NITs, IIITs & IITs. That’s name is included in some of the difficult examinations of the country.

What are the qualifications required to appear for JEE Main?

  • The candidate must be 10+2.
  • Must have passed 11th and 12th with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Maths) subjects or should be studying in 12th.
  • It is mandatory to have a minimum of 60% marks in 12th.

Note- Student who is studying in 12th. He can also appear in this exam but if the student fails in the 12th board exam or is not able to score a minimum of 60% marks then he will not be given admission even after passing in JEE Main.

Paper Pattern

JEE Exam is of full 3 hours in which questions are asked from the following subjects.

SubjectQuestionMarksNegative Marking
(20 MCQs+ 5 Numerical Value)
25*4= 100-1 (for MCQs)
(20 MCQs+ 5 Numerical Value)
25*4= 100-1 (for MCQs)
(20 MCQs+ 5 Numerical Value)
25*4= 100-1 (for MCQs)

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  • 25 questions are asked from each subject. Out of which 20 questions are objective and 5 questions are subjective.
  • 4 Marks are given for every correct answer.
  • No marks are given for each wrong answer but 1 mark is deducted. Which we know by the name of negative marking.
  • No number is added or deducted when a question is left out.

List of the collage of NITs

No.NameState/UTNo. of seats
1.NIT AllahabadUttar Pradesh878
2.NIT BhopalMadhya Pradesh948
3.NIT CalicutKerala956
4NIT HamirpurHimachal Pradesh745
5.NIT JaipurRajasthan739
6.NIT JalandharPunjab807
7.NIT JamshedpurJharkhand657
8.NIT KurukshetraHaryana862
9.NIT NagpurMaharashtra930
10.NIT RourkelaOdisha887
11.NIT SilcharAssam688
12.NIT MangaloreKarnataka782
13.NIT WarangalTelangana817
14.NIT DurgapurWest Bengal725
15.NIT SrinagarJammu and Kashmir672
16.NIT SuratGujarat899
17.NIT TrichyTamil Nadu831
18.NIT PatnaBihar680
19.NIT RaipurChhattisgarh975
20.NIT AgartalaTripura877
21.NIT Arunachal PradeshArunachal Pradesh190
22.NIT DelhiDelhi182
23.NIT GoaGoa150
24.NIT ManipurManipur180
25.NIT MeghalayaMeghalaya152
26.NIT MizoramMizoram150
27.NIT NagalandNagaland180
28.NIT PuducherryPuducherry240
29.NIT SikkimSikkim204
30.NIT UttarakhandUttarakhand150
31.NIT Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh487

What is the fee in NIT?

To study in any NIT in India, the student had to pay ₹70,000-1,20,000 as tuition fees per year.

The fees for the first semester in NIT colleges are higher as compared to other semesters as other fees are also attached to it.

For more information about the fees of NIT colleges, you can check the official website of the college.

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Fee Waivers

  • SC / ST and PWD i.e. differently-abled are given leave on tuition fees but no exemption is given in additional fees like hotel and library.
  • Students whose annual family income is less than ₹ 1,00,000. A fee waiver facility is available for them (NO Fee).
  • The same students whose family annual income is between ₹ 1,00,000 to ₹ 5,00,000. There is a facility for them to pay one-third of the tuition fee (⅓).
  • All eligible students can take advantage of this scheme.

How long does it take to do NITs?

Talking about time in NIT, it depends on your course. which is as follows.

B.Tech./BE4 years
B.Tech. + M.Tech.5 years
M.Tech.2 years

Benefits of studying from NIT

After all, why do students aspire to study at NIT? Why do parents want their children to be educated in this institute? So let’s know about the benefits of this institute.

1. A Special Name

The student lying in this university is known as a NITian. which it displays. That he is from the prestigious university of the country and is a sensible and genius.

2. Get Respect

If you get your higher education from NITs then you can get more respect from people around you. Because one NITian is known by next talent. Which is respected by all.

3. Good Facilities

In NIT, there is a good facility of supporting lab and computer center for the study of students.

4. Learn More Things

NIT students do not only know about cable engineering research but also know about many other good things.
Like a startup, business, management skills, freelance, social skills, etc.

5. Easy Placement

After studying at NIT, students get jobs easily. Most of the students get jobs from the college campus itself.

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The final thought of this guide (What is NIT? All About Taking Admission in NITs 2021) is that NIT is a group of Indian engineering institutes whose full form is the “National Institute of Technology“.

To take admission to this institute, you have to clear JEE Main as an entrance exam.

There are 31 NITs all over India of which total seats are around 23,500. Every year around 10,00,000 students apply to take admission to this institute.

Don’t forget to share this (All about NITs) with your friends so that they too can get some help in getting admission to NITs.

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