National Institute of Technology (NIT) Puducherry is one of the widely preferred Engineering institutes in India. The college is one of the 31 currently existing NITs in India. NIT Puducherry was named an ‘Institute of National Importance’, functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India. It’s an autonomous technical Institute of the region, established under the 11th Five year plan vide order No.F-23-13/2009-TS dated 30th October 2009 by an act of parliament (NIT act 2007).

The college currently has a strength of 562 students as well as 50 highly accomplished faculty members. NIT Puducherry offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level courses to the students under its Engineering program. Admissions to B.Tech are granted based on merit received in JEE Main examination. Last year’s cutoff for admission to B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering was 6855-10380. 

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NIT Puducherry Highlights

Established | Type 2010 | Autonomous
Type of University Autonomous
Recognition & Affiliation UGC, AICTE
Mode of Application Online
Basis of Admission Entrance Exam
Basic Eligibility Criteria UG: 10+2(PCM) or equivalent PG: Bachelors’ degree from any government recognized university, in the field of science Ph.D.: Master’s degree with a minimum of 60% marks.
Reservation of Seats 50% seats for candidates from Puducherry Domicile 50% seats for candidates from Rest of the States

NIT Puducherry Courses

Program Specialization Eligibility Tuition Fee (per annum)
B.Tech Civil Engineering Candidates must have cleared 10+2 in Science stream, have appeared for JEE and possesses at least 75% marks in the last qualifying exam.  INR 56,216
Electronics and Communication Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

Candidates applying for any of the M.Tech course must possess a B.Tech degree in Computer Science with a minimum of 60% marks. Candidates are selected on the basis of a written test and/or interview. Admission can also be sought through CCMT, an all India level counseling.

INR 84,450
Communication Systems
Power Electronics
Ph.D Civil Engineering

Candidates applying for a Ph.D. in any of the subjects of Science and Humanities stream must have a Master’s degree in the relevant discipline. 

INR 28,400
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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NIT Puducherry Cutoff

Mentioned below is the previous JEE Mains Cutoff for admission to B.Tech courses at NIT Puducherry:  

Program  Cutoff (Opening and Closing)
Computer Science and Engineering 6855-10380
Electronics and Communication Engineering 13782-16141
Electrical & Electronics Engineering  15467-19315
Mechanical Engineering 17014-19738

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NIT Puducherry Scholarships

  • NIT Puducherry provides financial aid to the students under reserved categories, based on merit. To apply for scholarships students are required to clear the examination, conducted by the university.
  • Students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs will be provided with INR 1000 per month for the first three years of college. The scholarships are paid for 10 months of every year.

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NIT Puducherry Placement

National Institute of Technology Puducherry has a very dedicated and active placement cell which strives to provide proper training and placement opportunities to students. NIT has signed MOU’s with a number of notable organizations, offering training and placement opportunities to the students. The median package offered to the undergraduate students was INR 5.4 LPA. 

Among the recruiters were some of the most reputed companies as well as esteemed organizations such as Samsung, Tech Mahindra, BYJU’s, Larsen and Toubro, IBM, Infotech, Snapdeal, Tata Elxsi Limited, Mediatech, American Megatrends and many more. 
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NIT Puducherry Faculty

National Institute of Technology Puducherry boasts a  diverse faculty of 50 highly qualified members, out of which 35 hold Ph. Ds in their respective fields from reputed national and international universities. The faculty at NIT Puducherry is highly accomplished and has obtained considerable experience and expertise in their disciplines. All the members are cooperative and supportive towards students and encourage them to maintain curiosity and thirst for knowledge, outside of the syllabus as well. All faculty members follow new and innovative ways of running concepts across the students so that they can understand their subject matter in a more efficient way. The faculty consists of professors, assistant professors, associate professors and others.  
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NIT Puducherry Facilities

National Institute of facilities to the students. Some of these facilities are as mentioned below-

  • Grievance Cell: There is a grievance cell that functions round the clock to interact, counsel and resolve the problems faced by the students.
  • Medical Facilities: Institution has signed an MOU with Vinayaka Mission Medical College and Hospital, Karikal for providing medical facilities to the students.
  • Hostel: University has separate hostel blocks for boys and girls.
  • Events: NIT organizes tech fests, cultural programs, fashion shows, etc to increase the morale of the students, and help them interact with their fellow mates.
  • Extracurricular: NIT has an innovation club set up at the campus, which provides facilities to organize various extracurricular activities.

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NIT Puducherry FAQs

Ques. How is NIT Puducherry?

Ans. National Institute of Technology is one of the preferred colleges for Engineering candidates in India. The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programs in Engineering. Students at NIT Puducherry are also given many provisions and facilities in academic, extracurricular and other aspects. The faculty at NIT Puducherry consists of highly qualified teaching staff, a majority of which are Ph.D holders in their respective fields. The institute offers hostel facilities and all necessary recreational facilities to residents as well. Placements are also quite active at NIT Puducherry with over 50 students from undergraduate courses getting placed across various companies and bringing in a median annual CTC of INR 5.4 LPA. 

Ques. How good is CSE at NIT Puducherry?

Ans. National Institute of Technology Puducherry offers Computer Science and Engineering as one of its most popular specializations at the undergraduate level and postgraduate level, and a very sought after option for eligible candidates. The faculty at NIT Puducherry is highly qualified and encourages students to ask questions and clarify doubts whenever they can, even outside of classrooms and lectures. The students are provided with state of the art infrastructure such as well equipped classrooms and advanced laboratories. 

Ques. How to apply for admission to B.Tech at NIT Puducherry?

Ans. B.Tech aspirants cannot apply directly through the institute’s website. It is mandatory for all UG candidates to appear for JEE Main and Advanced to be considered eligible for application/registration. They can apply for both on their respective official websites.