National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli Overview

  Tiruchirapalli   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 1964
  Tiruchirapalli   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 1964

About College

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli (NITT) was established in 1964 as a result of a collaboration of the Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu. Their main motto was to provide manpower to the evolving technological scenario in India. With the Government’s initiative, 31 NITs were constructed and NITT is the biggest of them. NITT was approved for Deemed University Status by University Grants Commission (UGC) and AICTE in the year 2003.

NITT offers courses in various streams like Engineering and Technology. The institute has ten programmes on the undergraduate level and 26 programmes on postgraduate level. PhD programmes are also available for the candidates interested to pursue research. Candidates who are Foreign nationals, NRIs can also take admission through the DASA Scheme. 

NITT is ranked 11th among all institutes in India by NIRF rankings of 2019. Among the NITs, it is one of the best institutes for engineering.

NIT Tiruchirapalli has over 200 faculties, each expert in their individual fields. Dr C.Natarajan is the professor of Civil Engineering Department and is the author of many books on engineering and its theories.

NIT Tiruchirapalli Courses Offered and Fee Structure

NIT Tiruchirapalli offers courses on undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels in various streams of engineering. Currently, the college provides nine courses in B.Tech and 21 courses in M.Tech. For PhD courses, nine specializations in engineering are available. 

NIT Tiruchirapalli Course Highlights

  • On the undergraduate level, nine courses are available in the Bachelors of Technology programme.
  • On postgraduate level, 21 courses are available in Master’s in Technology programme.
  • On doctoral level, nine PhD courses in engineering are available.
Course Eligibility Fees (INR)
B.Tech 75% marks in class 10+2 examination with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry or Biology or Biotechnology or any other Technical Vocational subject OR be in the top 20 percentile in class 10+2 board examination. For SC or ST students, the qualifying marks would be equal or more than 65% in class 10+2 5.40 lakhs
M.Tech Passed bachelor's degree in relevant discipline or BE or B.Tech and secured minimum 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale or 60% for OC or OB, whereas 6.0 CGPA on a 10-point scale or 55% in case of SC or ST or PwD candidates. The above mentioned CGPA or Percentage should be given by a recognized University or Institute 1.62 lakhs

Master’s or M.S. (by Research) degree in Engineering or Technology in the appropriate branch of study with a minimum of 60% marks and 55% for SC or ST or PWD candidates


NIT Tiruchirapalli Admission process

All the candidates applying for the undergraduate courses in NIT Trichy have to appear in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which are conducted by the IITs. Students applying for postgraduate courses should appear for GATE examinations.

NIT Tiruchirapalli Admission Highlights

  • For full-time undergraduate B.Tech programmes, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of JEE scores and JoSAA counselling.
  • For full-time postgraduate courses in M.Tech, candidate selection is based on GATE examination scores.
  • For PhD students, the institute examination scores decide their selection along with a personal interview.

NIT Tiruchirapalli Placements

For NIT Tiruchirapalli, the placement activities are handled by the placement office. For the year 2017-2018, over 90% of the students were placed with reputed companies. 289 companies took part in the placement drive and provided job offers to the people. The highest salary package offered was 90 lakhs per annum. Some of the popular brands that offered jobs to the students are IBM, Google, TCS, Infosys etc.

Placement trends 2017-18

Placement Rate Highest CTC (LPA) Average CTC (LPA) Recruiters
Above 90% 90 6 TCS, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Samsung, Sony, Deloitte, Etc 

NIT Tiruchirapalli Results and Cutoff

Based on the JEE marks, the selection of the undergraduate students are done. The cutoff for JEE marks is announced after the results of the exams are declared. Only the candidates who score above the JEE cutoff can get in the institution. The cutoff depends on the overall performance of the candidates in the exam.

JEE-Main Cut Off 2018

Course Category Quota HS Quota OS
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering General 1053 8829 877 3303
B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering General 982 3219 227 913
B.Tech Civil Engineering General Person with Disability 784 784 163 163
B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering General NA NA 1066 2052
B.Tech Metallurgical and Materials Engineering General Person with Disability 1274 1274 NA NA
B.Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering General NA NA 730 2866
B.Tech Chemical Engineering General Person with Disability NA NA 159 159
General Person with Disability General Person with Disability 944 944 270 270
B.Tech Production Engineering General Person with Disability 1022 1022 646 646

NIT Tiruchirapalli Alumni Network

NIT Tiruchirapalli’s official alumni group is named RECAL. The alumni network of NITT forms a vibrant group of people who come together to stay in touch with the college and promote various activities in the institute. They have a website dedicated to the alumni so that everybody stays in touch. Every year they come together for the Global Alumni Meet.

NIT Tiruchirapalli Scholarships

The institute almost approves all of the scholarships provided by Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu for minorities and financially backward people with merit. Siver 72 trust scholarship and Abundant Cauvery Delta Trust Foundation are the two scholarships that are provided by the Batch Alumni Scholarships for the people with poor financial status.

NIT Tiruchirapalli Campus facilities

Sprawled over a huge area of 800 acres in the centre of Tamil Nadu, on the banks of river Cauvery, is the NITT Campus. It is located only 17 km from the Tiruchirapalli Railway Station and can be reached easily from Chennai and Bangalore. Life at the campus is wonderful as they have all the amenities that can be thought possible. They have a computer lab well-equipped with modern technology and high internet speed to cater to the needs of the students, a huge library for education resources and a hostel for accommodation. Additionally, they have hospitals, banks, shopping centres, sports grounds, gym, lecture halls for the comfort of the students.


Source Rank
NIRF (Engineering) 12
Outlook (Engineering) 9
Times 33
CAREERS 360 13
India Today (Architecture) 8
Outlook (Architecture) 4