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National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli

About National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli, commonly known as NIT Trichy (formerly known as Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli), was established in 1964 to cater the needs of satisfactory higher education.

It is a public engineering institution situated near the heart city of Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu and located in an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping of 800 acres of land and has 16 departments.

Institute At A Glance:

In 1964, it was established as Regional Engineering College under the affiliation with University of Madras, Chennai.

The institute was started with a joint & cooperative venture of the Govt. of India & Govt. of Tamil Nadu in 1964 and it is recognized as an Institute of National Importance (INI), New Delhi by the Government of India under the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007.

It is also recognized & approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.

In 2001, Anna University, Chennai was granted authority over REC Trichy. But this was temporary, however, as the 40-year collaboration between the Center and the State Governments for all the REC's finally dissolved.

Therefore, the centre upgraded all the REC's to National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and completely took control of them under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

In 2002, former Minister of Human Resource Development Murali Manohar Joshi decided to upgrade the RECs to NITs with the goal of modeling each institute based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but with roots in Indian culture.

In 2003, the institution was granted the status of "Deemed University" with the approval of the UGC/AICTE and Govt. of India.

It was renamed the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli under Societies Registration Act XXVII of 195 and was finally granting degrees under its own name. In 2007, the National Institutes of Technology Act was passed, giving the NITs equal footing to the IITs in terms of pay scales, funding, etc.

At present, the institute offers 10 undergraduate and 22 graduate programs. Undergraduate programs lead to the B.Tech degrees, while the graduate students and postgraduate students earn M.Tech, M.S. (by Research) and Ph. D degrees respectively. NITT also has a Management and Architecture School.

Admissions here for undergraduate students done through JEE (Main), graduate students through GATE in Engineering, CAT, and CET for Masters in Computer Applications and also All India Entrance Exam conducted by the admitting departments.

The institute organizes annual cultural and technical festivals: Pragyan (technical festival), Festember and NITTfest (cultural festivals) that attract participants from all over the country and abroad.

The institute has academic and research collaborations with universities and research centers in India and abroad including the United States and the United Kingdom and is undergoing accelerated growth through the World Bank-funded Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP).

The institute strictly follows the reservation policy declared by the Supreme Court of India, by which 27% of seats are reserved for OBC, 15% for SC, and 7.5% for ST.

The institute also accepts foreign nationals through scholarships awarded by the Government of India, and non-resident Indians through an independent scheme known as Direct Admission for Students Abroad that uses SAT scores.

About National Institutes of Technology (NITs):

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are a group of premier federally-funded public engineering institutes in India.

They are governed by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007, which declared them as institutions of national importance alongside Indian Institutes of Technology.

These institutes of national importance receive special recognition from the Government of India. The NIT Council is the supreme governing body of India's National Institutes of Technology (NIT) system and all 31 NITs are funded by the Government of India.

These institutes are among the top-ranked engineering colleges in India and have one of the lowest acceptance rates for engineering institutes, of around 2 to 3 percent, second only to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India.

All NITs are autonomous which enables them to set up their own curriculum. The language of instruction is English at all these institutes.

NITs offer degree courses in Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate levels in various branches of Engineering, Architecture, Management, and Science.

Admission to the undergraduate courses such as Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Programs in NITs are through the highly competitive Joint Entrance Examination (Main).

Admission to postgraduate courses is through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for Master of Technology (M.Tech.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs, Common Admission Test for Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and NIMCET for Master of Computer Applications (MCA) program.

Courses offered & Achievements:

As National Institute of Technology, the Institute has a responsibility of providing high-quality education in Engineering and Technology to produce competent technical manpower for the country.

The institute offers the undergraduate program in Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in disciplines of Engineering and Technology and Postgraduate program in Master of Technology (M.Tech) and Master in Management (MBA) along with research programs leading to M.Sc and Ph.D.

The Institute acquires a national character having 50% student intake from the State of Bhopal and the rest of other states/union territories of the country.

The admissions to the B.Tech programs run by the institute are very competitive having acceptance ratio nearly 2-3%. Students were admitted on the basis of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) till 2012 but from 2013 the admission is based on Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) conducted across India.

Admissions to the M.Tech programs are by the GATE exam conducted by the IITs and IISc. The postgraduate admission is on the basis of research and interviews by the appropriate screening committees.

The college has been received numbers of an award in publication, offering scholarship also awarded by the different societies within different fields.

MANIT is ranked 61 among engineering colleges of India by National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017

NIRF rankings have become a benchmark because of their independent, honest & flavorless review. Due to an intake of top 1%ile students into its UG program, NIT Bhopal has topped the NIRF 2017 rankings beating all other Institutes in the engineering category.

Apart from the above, to make students well aware of their field, there are student chapters of internationally acclaimed societies.


  • To provide valuable resources for industry and society through excellence in technical education and research.


  • To offer state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes
  • To generate new knowledge by engaging in cutting-edge research
  • To undertake collaborative projects with academia and industries
  • To develop the human intellectual capability to its fullest potential
  • The Institute has a vibrant campus life with an applied range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The Institute has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The Institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The Institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The Institute has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, common rooms, auditorium, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The Institute has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The Institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The Institute runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Institute has easy access to every kind of public transport. Campus has its own PMT city bus stop
  • The Institute also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The Institute has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A dedicated Post Office for the campus offers another avenue for communication and financial needs
  • Three fully fledged bank branches are on the campus (Bank Of Baroda, Central Bank of India, Bank of India). Apart from bank branches, four ATMs are available. (Central Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda)
  • A clinic is available on the campus for routine checkup for students as well as staff & also have a dental hospital with state of art facilities
  • The campus has shopping centers comprising various kinds of shops like medical, general stores, laundry, beauty parlor (men & women) café house, food parlors, fruit and Juice centers, etc.
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject.
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The Institute also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology.
  • The Institute consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment

Features at National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli:

  • Good B.Tech placement record with average salary package
  • Scholarships for meritorious and deserving students
  • Recognized as an Institute of National Importance through NIT Act of Parliament
  • ISO Certified Institute
  • MOUs with leading industries/research labs/academic institutions in India and abroad for internships, faculty/staff exchange and joint research programs
  • Most of the faculty members consist of Ph.D. holders
  • Encourages students and faculty members to publish research papers in national/international journals and conferences
  • Centre for Continuing Education for conducting several short terms as well as extension courses for the working professionals from engineering and technical fields
  • Offers professional skill enhancement program for students from Scheduled Castes, and Scheduled Tribes
  • Conducts skill enhancement programs, guest lectures, conferences and workshops


Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Full Time 5 Years 10+2
Master of Architecture Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy - (Mathematics) Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy - (Mechanical Engineering) Full Time 4-6 Years Mphill or PG degree
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering Full Time 4 - 6 Years M.Phill or PG degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Engineering Full Time 4 - 6 Years M.Tech
Doctor of Philosophy in Electronics & Communication Engineering Full Time 4-6 Years M.Tech
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Business Administration Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Science in Chemistry Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
Master of Science in Computer Science Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
Master of Science in Physics Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
Additional Courses

Note: This Institute offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. https://www.nitt.edu

  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Gymnasium
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • Medical Facility
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Training





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