Engineering at NITs in India

Engineering and medical courses are among the staple professions chosen by most of the Indian parents. And why not? These fetch reputation and salary both, but only if done from reputed institutes with maximum chances of placement.

When it comes to choose which institute to be applied in for engineering, IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) are at the top of every aspirant’s list, for which you are required to clear JEE Main and advanced both.

The second-best choice after IIT is NIT (National Institute of Technology) for which JEE Main score alone is more than enough to apply.

Why NITs?

NITs are no doubt one of the best technical institutes in the country. NITs’ contribution to the engineering field in the country is remarkable. Some of us may think that NITs are overrated as there are other top class engineering colleges too, but the fact is they are not. The kind of entrance exam that NITs take for offering admission is itself the benchmark of its excellence.

Every year about 10 lakh students appear for JEE Main, the entrance test for NITs, against only 5306 seats in 29 NITs. JEE Main 2016 results have been announced on June 23 and more than 2 lakh candidates qualified the exam this year. So you can surmise how bright the institutes are, that tons of candidates apply in this.

One good thing about NIT is that JEE Main score is enough for applying for admission. You need not appear for JEE advanced to apply in NITs in India.

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NITs in India

India has approximately 29 NIT institutes spread all over the country with each state having at least one institute. The NITs in India are:

  • National Institute of Technology in Karnataka
  • National Institute of Technology in Agartala
  • National Institute of Technology in Jalandhar
  • Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology in Bhopal
  • National Institute of Technology in Hamirpur
  • National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirapalli
  • National Institute of Technology in Rourkela
  • Malviya National Institute of Technology in Jaipur
  • Visvesaraya National Institute of Technology in Nagpur
  • SV National Institute of Technology in Surat
  • National Institute of Technology in Nagaland
  • National Institute of Technology in Manipur
  • National Institute of Technology in Uttarakhand
  • National Institute of Technology in Durgapur
  • National Institute of Technology in Srinagar
  • National Institute of Technology in Goa
  • National Institute of Technology in Jamshedpur
  • National Institute of Technology in Patna
  • National Institute of Technology in Delhi
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology in Allahabad
  • National Institute of Technology in Warangal
  • National Institute of Technology in Sikkim
  • National Institute of Technology in Arunachal Pradesh
  • National Institute of Technology in Puducherry
  • National Institute of Technology in Mizoram
  • National Institute of Technology in Meghalaya
  • National Institute of Technology in Kurukshetra
  • National Institute of Technology in Silchar

The first question that arises in mind is how to get into these reputed institutes. Because it is very important to choose the right exam at the right time to pave way for successful career. JEE Main is the exam held for admission to NITs.

Let us talk about the JEE Main in detail.

JEE Main and Results

JEE Main is the entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate engineering courses in all NITs. It is the first level exam and takes place before JEE Advanced.

JEE Main Result of candidate is enough to apply for NIT. JEE Main results decide the candidates’ eligibility for JEE Advanced. After the JEE Main Results are out, all you have to do is to register yourself JEE Main website for the desired stream in engineering and architecture.

Fill out your order of preference of the institutes and lock the choices after you are done agreeing with the terms and conditions. After this, attend all the rounds of counseling and you will be allotted a seat in the NIT as per your score in JEE Main Results.

Thus, JEE Main which is one of the most conventional way to get into the NITs is conducted, this way. JEE Main is considered as one of the toughest entrance exam among all. The question papers consist of three sections viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. If you are determined to go to NIT, make sure that you prepare well in all the three sections.

So taking admission in these premier institutions of NITs may not be a cake walk, but once you get into it, they are worth the fight.

Now, if you are still wondering why NITs are so popular in India, you have understood how these ivy league engineering institutes of India has changed the face of engineering education in country ever since its inception. We all know about the famous alumni of NITs and how they have made their recognition at global level. I think this legacy is also one of the biggest reasons for NITs being so popular in India.

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