The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) are a group of 16 autonomous engineering and technology-oriented institutes of higher education established and declared as Institutes of National Importance by the Parliament of India. Over the years IITs have created world class educational platforms dynamically sustained through internationally recognized research based on excellent infrastructural facilities with the aim of developing a skilled workforce to support the economic and social development of India.

The primary objectives behind such institutions are to:

  • Build a solid foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and thus to prepare competent and motivated engineers and scientists
  • Create environment for freedom of thought, cultivate vision, encourage growth, develop personality and self-discipline for pursuit of excellence
  • Kindle entrepreneurial streak

These institutions help to prepare the students admitted for successful professional and social lives. Today, alumni of these institutions occupy key positions in industry and academia. They continue making huge impact in all sectors of society, both in India and abroad.

Name Established State / UT
IIT Kharagpur 1951 West Bengal
IIT Bombay 1958 Maharashtra
IIT Madras 1959 Tamil Nadu
IIT Kanpur 1959 Uttar Pradesh
IIT Delhi 1963 New Delhi
IIT Guwahati 1994 Assam
IIT Roorkee 2001 Uttrakhand
IIT Ropar 2008 Punjab
IIT Bhubaneswar 2008 Orissa
IIT Hyderabad 2008 Andhra Pradesh
IIT Gandhinagar 2008 Gujarat
IIT Patna 2008 Bihar
IIT Rajasthan 2008 Rajasthan
IIT Mandi 2009 Himachal Pradesh
IIT Indore 2009 Madhya Pradesh
IIT Varanasi 2011 Uttar Pradesh

The admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes at these institutions for all Indian and Foreign nationals are made through the Joint Entrance Examination JEE(Advanced).


The Indian School of Mines is a Deemed University under the Section 3 of University Grants Commission Act, 1956. ISM is located in the mineral-rich region of India, in the city of Dhanbad. It was established by British India Government on the lines of the Royal School of Mines, London, and was formally opened on 9 December 1926 by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India. What started as an institution to impart mining education has now grown into a multi-departmental technical university.

Indian School of Mines has 17 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Management programs with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research in the areas of Earth Sciences. The school has produced many pioneers of the Mining and Oil Industry, including Padma Bhushan awardees. ISM has been ranked consistently as one of the top 12 engineering institutions in India.

ISM admits undergraduate students from the top 0.5% rankers out of the 1.4 million candidates appearing for JEE Advanced Examination.


Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru sought to develop India as a leader in science and technology. The then Government started fourteen RECs between 1959 and 1965, established one in 1967 and added two others between 1970 and 1990.

The National Institutes of Technology (NIT's), is an engineering, science, technology and management school system in India comprising of thirty autonomous universities located one each major state/territory of India. Since their inception decades ago, all NITs were referred as Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) and were governed by their respective state governments. A parliamentary legislation in 2002 brought them under the direct purview of India's federal government. In 2007, through another legislation, the Indian government declared these schools as Institutes of National Importance at par with the IITs.

NITs offer degree courses at bachelors, masters, and doctorate levels in various branches of engineering and technology. Each NIT takes 50 % of students from its home state and 50 % from the rest of India.


Name Established Upgraded as NIT Location State / UT
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 1987 2002 Jalandhar Punjab
National Institute of Technology, Agartala 1965 2006 Agartala Tripura
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad 1961 2002 Allahabad Uttar Pradesh
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal 1960 2002 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
National Institute of Technology, Calicut 1961 2002 Calicut Kerala Lakshadweep
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur 1960 2005 Durgapur West Bengal
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur 1986 2002 Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh
Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 1963 2002 Jaipur Rajasthan
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur 1960 2002 Jamshedpur Jharkhand
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra 1963 2002 Kurukshetra Haryana
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 1960 2002 Nagpur Maharashtra
National Institute of Technology, Patna 1886 2004 Patna Bihar
National Institute of Technology, Raipur 1956 2005 Raipur Chhattisgarh
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 1961 2002 Rourkela Orissa
National Institute of Technology, Silchar 1967 2002 Silchar Assam
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar 1960 2003 Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir
S V National Institute of Technology, Surat 1961 2003 Surat Gujarat
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal 1960 2002 Surathkal Karnataka
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli 1964 2003 Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu
National Institute of Technology, Warangal 1959 2002 Warangal Andhra Pradesh


Name Established Upgraded as NIT Location State / UT
National Institute of Technology Goa 2010 2010 Farmagudi / National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal Goa Daman & Diu Dadra & Nagar Haveli
National Institute of Technology Puducherry 2010 2010 Karaikal / National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli Puducherry Andaman & Nicobar Islands
National Institute of Technology Delhi 2010 2010 National Institute of Technology, Warangal Delhi Chandigarh
National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand 2010 2010 Pauri / National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra Uttarakhand
National Institute of Technology Mizoram 2010 2010 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur Mizoram
National Institute of Technology Meghalaya 2010 2010 Shillong / S V National Institute of Technology, Surat Meghalaya
National Institute of Technology Manipur 2010 2010 Lamphelpat / National Institute of Technology, Agartala Manipur
National Institute of Technology Nagaland 2010 2010 Dimapur / National Institute of Technology, Silchar Nagaland
National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh 2010 2010 Yupia / National Institute of Technology, Durgapur Arunachal Pradesh
National Institute of Technology Sikkim 2010 2010 Ravangla / National Institute of Technology, Calicut Sikkim

Admission to NITs and a few other premium engineering colleges are through JEE (MAIN).


Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are a group of institutes of higher education in India, focused on information technology. They are established by the central government, centrally funded, and managed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs, IIITM & IIITDM)

  1. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior (M.P.)
  2. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  3. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Amethi, Allahabad (U.P.)
  4. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jhalwa, Allahabad (UP) November 30, 2013
  5. Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur (M.P.)
  6. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati (Assam)
  7. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota (Rajasthan)
  8. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chitoor (A. P.)
  9. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara (Gujarat)

Admissions into undergraduate programmes in IIITs are through the Joint Entrance Examination(Main) JEE(Main).


The Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act. The university has 15 academic departments, and focuses primarily on undergraduate education in engineering and the sciences. BITS has campuses in Pilani, Goa (BITS Pilani Goa Campus), Hyderabad (BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus), Dubai (BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus) and an extension center in Bangalore. Although the campuses are primarily autonomous, the same degrees are awarded at all campuses by the university. BITS was the first Indian educational institution to establish a campus abroad.

The institute was established in its present form in 1964, with a vision of realising Jawaharlal Nehru's project of nation-building and an emphasis on "science, technology and modernization". During this period, the institute's transformation from a regional engineering college to a national university was backed by G.D. Birla.The fully residential institute is privately supported.

The school has strong ties to industry, exemplified by the off-campus Work Integrated Learning Program (WILP) which enrolled 19,000 students from corporations in 2009. Practical experience in industry is part of the curriculum in the Practice School program, where students work with companies in India and abroad.

Admissions into undergraduate programmes in BITS are through BITS ADMISSION TEST (BITSAT).


Amrita School of Engineering (ASE) is an engineering institution, part of Amrita University located in Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located on a 420 acres (1.70 km2) campus at the foot hills of the Western Ghats. ASE is approved by All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) and is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) constituted by AICTE, Government of India. ASE provides UG programmes in seven branches.

The beginnings of Amrita University can be traced to 1994 when a School of Engineering was started in an obscure village named Ettimadai, at the foothills of Bouluvanpatty ranges of the Western Ghats in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. At that time there were 120 students and 13 faculty members. Today, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has five campuses in three different states of India. There is a student population of over 12,000 and faculty strength of nearly 1500.

Amrita University is accredited with the highest grade of 'A' by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. A review report of the Ministry of Human Resources Development listed Amrita in the top category of all Indian universities.

Admissions into undergraduate programmes in ASE are through AMRITA ENGINEERING ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (AEEE).


VIT University, commonly called Vellore Institute of Technology or VIT is an Indian University. It has campuses both at Vellore and Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The university has been consistently placed in top 10 list of Indian colleges by leading magazines like India Today and The Week. VIT University was the first educational institution in India to be awarded International Organization for Standardization 9002 certificate for three years by the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) ofNetherlands for management of the cultural festival 'Riviera' in 2011. VIT is the first educational institution to be honoured with the TVN-KIDAO-NIQR award instituted by the National Institute of Quality and Reliability (NIQR), for maintaining exceptional quality.The VIT university was the first to get ABET Accreditation for both mechanical and computer science department. The VIT University has also got ABET accreditation for its Electronics and Communication Engineering and Bio Technology since academic year 2012.



The Zakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology is a constituent institution of the Aligarh Muslim University. The College with its foundation stone being laid on 21st November 1938, stands today as an epitome in the field of engineering and technology, manifesting quality education to build intellectual competitiveness. ZHCET named after a great scholar of AMU and the former President of India,Dr. Zakir Husain, extends its arms for hundreds of students from across the country and abroad.

Admissions into undergraduate programmes in AMU / ZHCET are through ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (AMUEEE).


The Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal, a constituent institute of Manipal University, is rated among the top five private engineering colleges in India. Established in 1957, MIT is one of the first self-financing engineering colleges in the country. In 2000, the college became a constituent institute of the deemed university - Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), which is today known as Manipal University. The institute which celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the year 2007 attracts a diverse student community from all over India. MIT is known for its rich, vibrant campus life marked by technical, cultural and sports events running throughout the year.

Admissions into undergraduate programmes in MIT are through ALL INDIA MANIPAL UNIVERSITY ONLINE ENTRANCE TEST (MU-OET).