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Date: 17 Apr 2016    Group: Education    Category: India Educational Consultants   

What type of engineering colleges are called NIT's? How such colleges are different from IIT's? How many NIT's are presently functional in India and total how many seats are available in NIT's for admission at present? Where are such NIT's located in India?
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Author: Rahul Maurya    18 Apr 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

NIT means National Institute of Technology. If IITs are the best group of engineering colleges in India, NITs are second best group. There are 31 NITs currently functioning in India. Though some of the private colleges like VIT and BITs as well as IISc,Bangalore are better than some of the branches of NITs.
NITs are autonomous institute having their own curriculums providing bachelor, masters as well as PhD in technology related subjects. For getting admission for in an NIT, the student needs to crack the JEE(Mains) exam, and also do well in his class 12 board exams (60%of JEE + 40%of Board exam) is taken into account for calculating the rank. NIT have a very good teaching procedure developing engineers who are working all around the world.

Author: Timmappa Kamat    18 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

NIT s are a group of engineering colleges in India. Just IITs ( Indian Institute of Technology), NIT stands for National Institute of Technology. Previously, they were labelled as RECs - Regional Engineering Colleges. The NITs were governed by the corresponding state governments. The institutes were declared as the Institutes of National Importance by a Parliament act in 2007. The institutes are now autonomous and impart Bachelor, masters and Ph.D level of education in varied branches of Engineering and technology.

There are currently 31 NITs - one each at least for each state and Union Territory. Admissions to the courses is strictly on merit. The aspiring students need to clear JEE Main ( Joint Entrance Examination- Main) to get into these institutes. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) handles the online counselling for the admissions.
The locations are
1. Kurukshetra
2. Calicut
3. Delhi
4. Kolkata
5. Durgapur
6. Goa
7. Pondicherry
8. Bhopal
9. Jaipur
10. Allahabad
11. Manipur
12. Mizoram
13. Meghalaya
14. Nagaland
15. Jallandhr
16. Jamshedpur
17. Nagpur
18. Patna
19. Raipur
20. Rourkela
21. Silchar - assam
22. Sikkim
23. Srinagar
24. Surat
25. Suratkal - Karnataka
26. Trichy - Tamil Nadu
27. Uttarakhand
28. Warrangal -Telangana
29. Andhra Pradesh
30. Hamirpur - Himachal Pradesh
31. Arunachal Pradesh

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