National Institute of Technology,(NIT) Durgapur Overview

  Durgapur   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 1960
  Durgapur   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 1960

About College

National Institute of Technology Durgapur, better known as NIT Durgapur, was established in 1960. This fully-funded institute has won many awards and recognitions for imparting quality education to students.

The director of the institute is Prof. Anupam Basu, who heads the Board of Governors also.  The best quality courses provided in the institute include many masters, bachelor and doctorate degrees.

On the doctoral level, candidates can opt any from a wide range of specializations for studying NIT Durgapur PhD. 

Departments in the institute include Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Management Studies, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Electrical Engineering etc. On postgraduate level NIT Durgapur M.Tech, as well as NIT Durgapur MBA, are offered.

NIT Durgapur is accredited by National Board of Accreditation or NBA. The institute is ranked 46th in 2019, 47th in 2018 and 55th in 2017 by National Institutional Ranking Framework or NIRF. It is also ranked 27th by Outlook India in 2016.

NIT Durgapur was placed on 8th position among other NITs in 2017.   Head of the department of the institute is Apurba Layek. Six deans run the institution- Academic Dean, Student Welfare Dean, Faculty Welfare Dean, Research & Consultancy Dean, Planning & Development Dean and Alumni Affairs & Outreach Dean.

They work together to create a success story for every NIT. Expert faculty with years of experience in teaching helps students understand the deepest and best of every aspect of their subject. The faculty members have received many prestigious awards and recognition in their field of expertise.

NIT Durgapur Courses offered & Fee Structure 

NIT Durgapur offers multiple engineering courses on both undergraduate and postgraduate level. These courses include bachelor and master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering etc. For B.Tech, NIT Durgapur fees are 5.46 lakhs for four years.

NIT Durgapur Course Highlights

  • On the undergraduate level, full-time four-year courses are available.
  • On postgraduate level, full-time two-year courses are available.
  • Full-time three-year doctorate programs in engineering are available.
  • Five-year full-time integrated B. Tech. & M. Tech. courses are also available.

NIT Durgapur Admission Process

Final selection of the applicants is based on combined results of the previous examination and the test conducted by the institute.

Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering (GATE) score and Joint Entrance Test Mains (JEE) score are considered for entry into a specific undergraduate or postgraduate score. International students are also eligible for admission depending upon their SAT score. 

  • For admission in M. Tech. course, a certain score in GATE examination is required.
  • For admission in B. Tech. course, a certain score in JEE Main is required.

NIT Durgapur Placements

National Institute of Technology Durgapur offers great placements to its students. The institute has placement activities that are primarily driven by students.

Every year many reputed companies from various sectors of the industry visit the campus and offer job opportunities to the students who attend the on-campus placement drive. Some of the top recruiters include TCS, IBM, Wipro, Vedanta, Larsen & Toubro, L&T ECC etc. 

NIT Durgapur Placement Statistics of engineering students in 2018

Total Placed (B. Tech.)  491
Total Placed (M. Tech.) 40
Placement Percentage (B. Tech.) 70.55
Total Jobs Offered (B. Tech.) 555
Total Jobs Offered (M. Tech.) 41
Highest Salary Package 29 LPA
Average Salary Package 6.5 LPA

NIT Durgapur Results & Cut-off

To get a seat in NIT Durgapur, candidates have to go through a strenuous process. This premier institute selects its students based on some criteria, which can be changed only by the authority.

For the undergraduate and postgraduate level education, a candidate has to pass JEE Main and GATE examinations.  The cut-off list is the main deciding factor in candidates’ admission.

The NIT Durgapur cut-off list is prepared on the basis of the number of candidates participating in the examinations, their GATE or JEE Mains score and the number of seats available in the institute. 

NIt Durgapur JEE Mains 2018 Cut-off List of (General Category)

Course Opening Rank - Closing Rank
Bio-Technology 21896 - 42733
Mechanical Engineering 15256 - 25931
Chemical Engineering 18789 - 30173
Electrical Engineering 11010 - 22263
Civil Engineering 22040 - 35772
Electronics and Communication Engineering 5248 - 19524
Computer Science and Engineering 1638 - 15553
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 23958 - 38464

NIT Durgapur Alumni Network

A strong alumni network is a must for the institute’s growth. NIT Durgapur maintains a strong relationship with its alumni. The current batch of students of the institute gets all the help from the alumni. The alumni even help them in their studies.

In addition, the alumni also help students get placement offers, thanks to their numerous connections in the professional world. The alumni network always stay connected with the graduate students with the help of social media and even their email addresses.  

NIT Durgapur Scholarships

NIT Durgapur offers many scholarships to the meritorious and deserving students. This enables students to continue their higher education, especially who are facing financial issues. M.Tech students get scholarships worth 12,400 per month, in case they face difficulty in paying fees. Students belonging from SC, ST, and PH students are eligible for a 100% tuition fee waiver.

National Scholarship Portal is always available for students who have their family’s annual income less than 2.5 lakhs. Scholarship schemes provided by the institute include NHFDC, ECSS, FFE, BLC, WBPM etc.

NIT Durgapur Campus Facility 

Located near National Highway 2 (the Grand-Trunk Road), and 160 km away from Kolkata, NIT Durgapur campus is spread in 187 acres of land equipped with all the essential facilities that students can desire for in an institute.

Located near Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, NIT Durgapur address is reachable from every major city of India. To locate it on the map, one can search the college by its pin code. NIT Durgapur pin code is 713209. 

How is NIT Durgapur?

Separate hostel for girls and boys, two canteens, a sports complex with six sports grounds to nurture the sportsperson in the students.

A shopping complex, SBI and Canara Bank branch, a post-office, air-conditioned computer centre with latest hardware and software, free high-speed Wi-Fi, playground for outdoor activities, volleyball and basketball courts, Student Activity centre, indoor auditorium and a gymnasium are the facilities provided at the campus.

The institute wants to push its students to become their best versions in every aspect of life. Therefore, it provides all the opportunities to achieve the same including various clubs and committees.

More than twenty labs are present for providing the students with the latest tools and equipment for learning. A library with more than one lakh volumes of books is available to enrich the learning experience of the students.

The institute also offers a hospital and medical facilities in case of any medical emergencies.  Any wounded person can be treated in an indoor or outdoor setting.

The institute has everything a student can ask for. Since the campus offers all the amenities, it has become popular among the students in India. Candidates can get all of this information from NIT Durgapur official website.


Source Rank
Outlook India 27
Edu Rand 18
The Week 31