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Top 10 NITs accepting JEE Main Scores

Last Updated - December 13, 2018

According to the NIRF ranking, NITs secure the second position after IITs in the country. There are a total number of 19,000 seats for the undergraduate programs and a total of 8,050 seats are available for postgraduate programs in all 31 NITs. Admission to NITs is done through JEE Main score only. JEE Main 2019 January session is scheduled from January 6 to 20, 2019.

Latest:- JEE Main Admit Card for January session will be available from December 17, 2018.

These NITs offer BE and B.Tech degree courses in various streams of engineering and technology at bachelors, masters and doctorate level. Through All India Ranks (AIR) in JEE Main, candidates can get admission in their desired NIT (National Institute of Technology).

JEE Main Cut OffJEE Main EligibilityJEE Main Syllabus

JoSAA will conduct the seat allocation procedure for the academic programs offered by 97 JEE Main Participating Institutes - NITs/ ISM/ IIITs and other GFTIs for the academic year 2018-19. There will be around 7 rounds of JoSAA counselling.

About JEE Main 2019:
JEE Main 2019 (January Session) will be conducted from January 6 to 20, 2019. The registration for JEE Main 2019 January Session has begun, candidates having bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks (for SC/ST 45%) can apply online at OR The last date of JEE Main 2019 Registration is September 30, 2019.

Advantages of pursuing BE/BTech courses in NITs

  • The culture and level of competition and studies in National Institute of Technology in India are almost similar to that of IITs and much better than the private engineering institutes.
  • Some of the top NITs have placement statistics just like of the IgITs.
  • The course fees in NITs is much cheaper as compared to other engineering institutes.
  • On the basis of JEE Main All India Ranks and class 12 percentages, several scholarship opportunities are granted by most of the NITs.
  • NITs follow grading system which makes it easier for students to score better grades in their semester exams.

NITs Ranking 2018 by NIRF

The below table represents the ranking of top 10 NITs by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). 

SI.No.InstituteFinal RankCity
1NIT Tiruchirappalli11Trichy, Tamil Nadu
2NIT Rourkela15Rourkela, Odisha
3NIT Surathkal21Mangalore, Karnataka
4NIT Warangal25Warangal, Telangana
5VNIT Nagpur31Nagpur, Maharashtra
6NIT Kurukshetra43Kurukshetra, Haryana
7NIT Durgapur47Durgapur, West Bengal
8MNNIT Allahabad48Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
9NIT Calicut50Calicut, Kerala
10MNIT Jaipur52Jaipur, Rajasthan

List of NITs (According to NIRF 2017 Ranking)

After IITs, NITs forms the second best engineering institutes in India. The following table enlists NITs according to MHRD’s 2017 ranking.

RankCollegeShort NameCity
1NIT TrichyNITTTrichy, Tamil Nadu
2NIT SurathkalNITKMangalore, Karnataka
3NIT RourkelaNITRKLRourkela, Odisha
4NIT JaipurMNITJaipur, Rajasthan
5NIT CalicutNITCCalicut, Kerala
6NIT NagpurVNITNagpur, Maharashtra
7NIT SuratSVNITSurat, Gujrat
8NIT AllahabadMNITAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh
9NIT WarangalNITWWarangal, Telangana
10NIT DurgapurNITDGPDurgapur, West Bengal
11NIT Arunachal PradeshNITAAgartala, Tripura
12NIT JalandharNITJJalandhar, Punjab
13NIT BhopalMANITBhopal, Madhya Pradesh
14NIT HamirpurNITHHamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
15NIT MeghalayaNITMShillong, Meghalaya
16NIT KurukshetraNITKKRKurukshetra, Haryana
17NIT SilcharNITSSilchar, Assam
18NIT RaipurNITRRRaipur, Chhattisgarh
19NIT SrinagarNITSRISrinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
20NIT GoaNITGFarmagudi, Goa
21NIT JamshedpurNITJSRJamshedpur, Jharkhand
22NIT PatnaNITPPatna, Bihar
23NIT DelhiNITDNew Delhi, Delhi
24NIT Arunachal PradeshNITAPYupia, Arunachal Pradesh
25NIT PuducherryNITPYKaraikal, Puducherry
26NIT SikkimNITSKMRavangla, Sikkim
27NIT NagalandNITNDimapur, Nagaland
28NIT ManipurNITMNImphal, Manipur
29NIT UttarakhandNITUKSrinagar, Uttarakhand
30NIT MizoramNITMZAizawl, Mizoram
31NIT Andhra PradeshNITANPTadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh

NIT Warangal

National Institute of Technology, Warangal is also known as Regional Engineering College and is located on the far side of Hyderabad. The institute focuses on achieving higher levels of technical excellence. It is popularly known for its faculty staff, the level of education and infrastructure. The Institute consists of thirteen academic departments.

  • Admissions in BE/BTech in NIT Warangal is done on the basis of the rank in JEE Main.
  • Candidates need to qualify JEE Main. 
  • There is a weightage of 60% for JEE Main examination and 40% for the marks scored in Class XII Board examination.
  • NIT Warangal offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs in engineering, post graduate programs in engineering, sciences and management along with research degrees.
  • The fee at NIT Warangal is INR 78,475 per year.
  • NIT Warangal also provides the students with the placement opportunities in the fields of software, core industries, management, etc.
  • The top placements offered by NIT Warangal has been around INR 24 Lakh.

NIT Tiruchirappalli

  • NIT Tiruchirappalli also known as NIT Trichy, is a deemed university and is located in Tamil Nadu.
  • NIT Trichy offers 10 undergraduate and 22 graduate programs.
  • The institute offers a wide range of courses such as B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Arch, MCA,MBA, M.Sc, etc. Graduate  Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), CAT, NIMCET are the examinations through which a candidate can get admissions to M.Tech, MBA and MCA.
  • The fee at NIT Trichy is INR 1,44,200 per year.
  • The highest package offered at NIT Trichy is INR 16 lakh per annum.

NIT Karnataka

NIT Karnataka popularly known as NITK is a public engineering institute which focuses on imparting quality education and excellence in teaching-learning and research. The institute offers undergraduate, post graduate, doctoral and continuing education programs.

The mode of admission to get into NIT Karnataka is same as any other NIT and a candidate needs to qualify JEE Main with 60% and Class 12 Board Examination with 40%.

The per annum fee at NIT Karnataka is INR 60,338. The top placement offered by NIT Karnataka ranges between 18 Lakh to 28 Lakh.

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) is situated in Allahabad and commit quality and excellence. The Institute offers Bachelor Degree Programs in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. MNNIT was the first institute to start an undergraduate program in Computer Science & Engineering. Out of 31 NITs.

The annual fee at this institute is Rs 80,301. MNNIT offers a wide variety of courses to the students under UG, PG and doctoral programs. Some of the frequently visited companies for placements are adobe, amazon, cisco, etc. the top placements offered by MNNIT range around 19 Lakh.


NIT Rourkela is a public engineering college and is located in Odisha. This institute provides higher learning in engineering, science and technology. Out of 31 NITs, NIT Rourkela is ranked 3rd in India according to MHRD ranking for the year 2017. The Institute charges INR 92,750 as their annual fee for BE/Btech course.

The candidates who desire to get admission into NIT Rourkela are required to qualify JEE (Main). The institute offers some fabulous placements for the students.  Some of the frequently visited companies are EIL, Fiat India, RIL, etc.

Malvaiya National Institute of Technology

Malvaiya National Institute of Technology widely known as MNIT is situated in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The mission of MNIT is to produce technical manpower which fulfills the current and future demands of the industry. MNIT focus on imparting quality education to the students and develop their skills so that they can face the challenges of technological development.

The per annum fee at MNIT is INR 79,243. The average package offered for placement at MNIT is Rs 5.02 lakh per annum.

NIT Calicut

NIT Calicut is situated in the north east of Calicut city. It is a public technical university whose objective is to impart high quality technical education to the students which will help them to develop their technical and managerial skills and innovative research capabilities.

The Institute offers undergraduate, post graduate and research programs. NIT Calicut gives its students an opportunity to get selected into prestigious companies through campus recruitment. The average package offered by the companies is Rs 5.3 lakh per annum.

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology is widely known as NIT Nagpur. VNIT Nagpur was declared by the central government as an institute of national importance through the act of parliament. VNIT offers the students various courses in under undergraduate and post graduate streams.

VNIT provides the platform for campus recruitment for its students by inviting various public and private organizations. The fee at VNIT Nagpur is Rs 1,37,075 per annum.



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