Top NITs of India for Engineering and B. Tech Courses

While there are 31 NITs in India, you can compare these institutes and find the best one according to their standings in the MHRD rankings. The top NITs offer excellent engineering education, practical learning opportunities, and better resources to students.

Establishment of NITs

Before telling you about NIT’s ranking, let us give you a background of NITs and how these institutes started operating. Actually, NITs have been formed out of the renowned RECs or Regional Engineering Colleges. These RECs were set up in the pre-independence era in India. This was done from the year 1959 onwards. Considering the need of highly trained technical and engineering staff in many industries operating across the country, the state governments and the central government founded these regional colleges.

In the beginning, eight such regional colleges were founded. However, five more RECs were established later in 1965, which was followed by the establishment of some other regional colleges. This was done to meet the growing need of personnel in the technical and scientific fields. While the government considered the addition of more IITs in India, the decision was later replaced by the upgrading of RECs in the form of new institutions that had to be named NITs or National Institutes of Technology. Thus, the design of IITs was taken as the base to redesign RECs as NITs, which are now leading the NIT’s ranking.

The Present State of NITs

Presently, there are 31 NITs in total, while the age-old NITs have been on the top of NIT’s ranking. We will tell you about the best of NITs you can choose from, but let us now inform you of all the NITs that offer high-quality engineering courses to students. The established 31 NITs include the following:

All these NITs are public institutions receiving a grant from the Government of India. These premier engineering institutes also receive special recognition from the government, and these are declared as the institutes of national importance. Students can pursue engineering and technology courses at NITs that offer several programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD levels. While they can go for B-Tech and M-Tech programmes separately, they can also take up courses like the integrated B-Tech + M-Tech. Many NITs offer dual-degree courses.

Leading NITs based on the MHRD ranks

NIT Rank

NIT

State

Rank (NIRF – MHRD)

Website

1

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli

Tamil Nadu

12

http://www.nitt.edu/

2

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat

Gujarat

15

http://www.svnit.ac.in/

3

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur

Maharashtra

18

http://www.vnit.ac.in/

4

National Institute of Technology(NIT), Rourkela

Orissa

19

http://nitrkl.ac.in/

5

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surathkal

Karnataka

22

http://www.nitk.ac.in/

6

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology(MNNIT), Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh

23

http://www.mnnit.ac.in/

7

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal

Telangana

28

http://www.nitw.ac.in/main/

8

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur

West Bengal

30

http://www.nitdgp.ac.in/

9

National Institute of Technology(NIT), Calicut

Kerala

35

http://www.nitc.ac.in/

10

Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur

Rajasthan

37

http://www.mnit.ac.in/

11

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar

Punjab

42

http://www.nitj.ac.in/

12

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra

Haryana

48

http://www.nitkkr.ac.in/

13

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Hamirpur

Himachal Pradesh

51

http://nith.ac.in/newweb/

14

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala

Tripura

52

http://www.nita.ac.in/

15

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Meghalaya

Meghalaya

57

http://nitmeghalaya.in/

Note: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) announces NIRF or National Institutional Ranking Framework rankings every year. Thus, the mentioned ranks for NITs are among the top 100 engineering colleges in India.

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