National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala Overview

  Agartala   AICTE, MHRD   ESTD 1965
  Agartala   AICTE, MHRD   ESTD 1965

About College

National Institute of Technology Agartala was earlier called Tripura Engineering College. It was established in 1965 but changed its status to NIT in 2006. It was established by the efforts of the Government of India.

It received the status of an Institute of National Importance when it was turned into an NIT. NIT Agartala is located about 20 kilometres away from the capital city, Agartala.

NIT Agartala offers many engineering courses to students on different academic levels. These courses in B. Tech, M. Tech and doctorate levels. The specializations offered in the institute include Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Bio-engineering, Computer Science and Engineering etc.

Integrated B. Tech and M. Tech courses are also available in the institute. Students wishing to pursue research can do so with the NIT Agartala PhD programmes being offered in engineering streams. 

NIT Agartala has improved its ranking from 92nd place last year to 70th this year by National Institutional Ranking Framework. NIT Agartala ranking in MHRD is  11th among others. The institute is ranked 15th among 31 NITs. 

The institute runs under the guidance of the director of the institute, Prof. H.K Sharma. NIT Agartala faculty members create many success stories of students.

Eight departments are operated by senior faculty members with years of experience in teaching. Students get the right guidance and direction from the dedicated and ambitious team of faculty members of the institute. 

NIT Agartala Courses offered and Fees Structure

NIT Agartala courses are offered on engineering on different academic levels. These academic levels are postgraduate and undergraduate levels and doctoral levels. B. Tech. and M. Tech courses are offered in various subjects such as Production Engineering, Bioengineering, Structural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering etc.

The institute also provides integrated courses for five years. These courses include a combined study of B. Tech and M. Tech programs. Integrated courses are offered with the specializations in Engineering Physics and Energy System. PhD courses are also available in many disciplines if the candidate is interested.

Apart from engineering courses, NIT Agartala MBA courses are also available. NIT Agartala fee structure is divided into semesters wise and is provided on the official website.

NIT Agartala Course Highlights 

  • On UG level, the institute offers full-time four-year engineering courses in eight disciplines. 
  • On PG level, the institute offers full-time two-year engineering courses in 18 disciplines.
  • Full-time integrated five-year courses of B. Tech + M. Tech are also offered by the institute in two disciplines, energy system and engineering physics. 
  • In PhD courses, programmes are available in 6 disciplines.

NIT Agartala Admission Process

NIT Agartala Admission to different engineering courses is offered on the basis of their results in the qualifying exam. There are two basic requirements mainly for admission in B. Tech and M. Tech courses. Certain Joint Entrance Exam score is required for B. Tech candidates that is followed by JoSAA counselling and a personal interview round. 

A minimum GATE score is required to be acquired by the M. Tech candidates. However, the final selection is based on the marks scored in the previous exam, the qualifying exam score and the personal interview round score. 

  • For admission in full-time B. Tech course, JEE Mains score is considered.
  • For admission in full-time M. Tech course, GATE score is considered.
  • For admission in the integrated course, JEE Mains score is considered. 
  • For admission in PhD courses, the score of the entrance exam and personal interview conducted by the college are considered.

NIT Agartala Placements

The Training and Placement Cell of the institute makes get students placed right according to their field of interest and knowledge. Students are trained before the NIT Agartala placements’ recruitment session.  This enables them to get the real hands-on experience and feel the competition around.

NIT Agartala M Tech placements depend on the combined academic and interview score. Every year, many recruiters visit the campus and offer job opportunities to the B. Tech and M. Tech passed out students. Top recruiters of the institute include Google, JKTyre, TATA, ITC, Vedanta, ABB, Sapient Nitro, Wipro, HCL, Indian Oil, Areva etc. 

Placement Statistics of NIT Agartala 2017-18

No. of participating candidates 610
Total jobs offered  378
No. of participating companies  62
Highet recruiting branch Computer Science and Engineering & ECE
Highest salary package 17.5 LPA
Average salary package  5.5 LPA
Highest offer making company  BPCL

NIT Agartala Result & Cut-off

NIT Agartala cutoff is announced after the declaration of GATE and JEE Mains score. JEE Mains is followed by JoSAA counselling and a personal interview session. For B. Tech candidates admission purpose, JEE Mains score is taken into consideration while M. Tech candidates take GATE score into consideration.

Candidates require to score higher than the cut-off mark announced in the list to make themselves eligible for the admission in the B. Tech, M. Tech or Integrated course.

The cut-off list is prepared on the basis of the number of participating students, their highest scores, the difficulty of the qualifying exams and the interview round score. The final result includes combined marks of these levels. 

JEE Mains NIT Agartala cut off 2018 (General Category)

Course  Closing Rank
Chemical Engineering 395677
Bioengineering 43129
Civil Engineering 43268
Electrical Engineering 32380
Computer Science and Engineering  19209
Electronics and Communication Engineering  26490

NIT Agartala Alumni Network

NIT Agartala Alumni portal was established in 1965. Total 8,000 alumni members till date have been the pride of the institute. NIT Agartala boasts of its successful and excellent alumni.  The institute remains in touch with the alumni members and ensures that strong relationships with every graduated student are maintained for a lifetime.

The institute has given many notable alumni members to the country who shine like a star in the nation. Alumni Meet is held every year and creates many wonderful glimpses of the past. 

NIT Agartala Scholarships 

NIT Agartala scholarships are offered to the meritorious and poor students for their smooth academic journey. Students belonging to the scheduled and backward tribes are also provided scholarships.

Merit Cum Means scholarship with other scholarship schemes like Siemens, Scholarship program, Japanese Govt. Scholarship Program etc. are also offered to the students.

For students who have family’s annual income less than 2.5 LPA, they can apply for the scholarship on the National Scholarship Portal

NIT Agartala Campus Facilities

How is NIT Agartala?

The NIT Agartala campus offers many facilities to its students for a wonderful time at the campus. NIT Agartala Address is 20 kilometres off the city of Agartala.

A big library has a well-organized reading room, e-journals and a stock room with more than 34,000 books and journals. The computer centre has a centralised server and separate connection for every terminal. 

NIT Agartala hostel rooms for boys and girls are available separately with a capacity of holding about 1,500 students. It has a clean mess and ATM, post office facilities are available.

A medical centre with 24/7 health care facility and transportation services are also available within the campus. 


Source Rank
NIRF (2018) 52
NIRF (2017) 52
India Today 5
Edu Rand 50
Amongst NIT (2016) 14