The nit full form is National Technology Institutes. The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are India’s most prestigious autonomous public technical institutes, overseen by the Ministry of Education. The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Act, 2007, established them as institutions of national importance and outlined their powers, responsibilities, and governance framework. There are thirty-one NITs listed in the statute.
N = National
I = Institutes of
T = Technology
Each NIT is self-contained, but is linked to the others through the Council of NITSER, which governs their administration, and all NITs are supported by the Indian government.
These institutes are among India’s top-ranked engineering colleges and have one of the lowest acceptance rates for engineering schools, with acceptance rates ranging from 1 to 2%. Twenty-four NITs were ranked in the top 200 in the engineering category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2020.
All of these institutes use English as the medium of instruction. In all, the 31 NITs will have a total of 23,506 undergraduate seats and 13,664 postgraduate seats by 2020.
On the same day that members of the ruling Telugu Desam Party from the state held a demonstration demanding special category status, the Indian Parliament passed a bill to construct the 31st and newest NIT, NIT Andhra Pradesh. The Rajya Sabha passed the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016 by voice vote. On July 21, 2016, the bill was passed by the Lok Sabha.
|1||NIT Allahabad||2002||Prayagraj||Uttar Pradesh|
|2||NIT Bhopal||2002||Bhopal||Madhya Pradesh|
|4||NIT Durgapur||2002||Durgapur||West Bengal|
|5||NIT Hamirpur||2002||Hamirpur||Himachal Pradesh|
|16||NIT Tiruchirappalli||2002||Tiruchirappalli||Tamil Nadu|
|17||NIT Srinagar||2003||Srinagar||Jammu and Kashmir|
|21||NIT Arunachal Pradesh||2010||Yupia||Arunachal Pradesh|
|22||NIT Delhi||2010||New Delhi||Delhi|
|30||NIT Uttarakhand||2010||Srinagar, Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|31||NIT Andhra Pradesh||2015||Tadepalligudem||Andhra Pradesh|