Admission Procedure


Joint Entrance Examination (Main)

Admission to NITs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC / ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination. Subject combinations required in the qualifying examination for admission to B.E. / B.Tech. and B. Arch. / B. Planning Courses in NITs shall be as under


Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination


Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject.


Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics

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Joint Seat Allocation Authority

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has been set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to IITs, ISM, NITs, IIITs and Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs). Admission to all the academic programs offered by these Institutes will be made through a single platform.

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Direct Admission Of Students Abroad (DASA)

The admission to Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin / Non -Resident Indians / Overseas Citizen of India to undergraduate programs in premier Technical Institutions is being offered under DASA scheme of MHRD from the academic session 2001-02 onwards.

Applicant must have passed the qualifying examination, i.e. Senior Secondary (10+2) or equivalent from any system of education as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (


Applicant should have completed successfully Mathematics, Physics and one of the subjects from (Chemistry, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Biology) in 11th and / or 12, as applicable in the respective boards


Applicant must have secured a minimum of at least 60% aggregate marks (average of all subjects of qualifying examination taken together) or 6.50 CGPA (on a 10 point scale) or equivalent in the qualifying examination. In case, CGPA on a different scale is awarded OR if only grades are awarded, percentage / CGPA equivalence provided by the principal examination authorities will only be considered. Applicants should have a minimum total valid score of 1440 in SAT Subject Tests (Subjects: Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry).

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Residential Requirement

Applicants must be Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin / Overseas Citizen of India who have completed the qualifying examination in any country (including India)


Indian Nationals studying abroad.

In case of Indian Nationals, they must have completed the 11th and 12th standard or equivalent from outside India.

Reservation for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG)

As per AICTE notification New Delhi of 21st January, 2004 issued vide Gazette notification No: F-37-3 / legal / 2004 dated: 21st January, 2004, published to indicate the provisions of All India Council for Technical Education (admission under supernumerary quota for foreign nationals (FN) / persons of Indian Origin (PIOs / Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries (CIWG), in AICTE approved Institutions) regulations, 2004 under which 15% seats in all the Institutions / University Departments, approved by AICTE, offering technical courses leading to Diploma, Degree and Post graduate degree in Engineering and Technology, Architecture and Town Planning, Pharmacy, Applied Arts, MBA and MCA, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, shall be allowed on supernumerary basis from amongst foreign nationals (foreign nationals (FN) / persons of Indian Origin (PIOs / Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries (CIWG), over and above the approved intake, provided that 1/3rd of the 15% shall be reserved across different disciplines in the educational Institutions for the children of Indian workers in the Gulf Countries.

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Centralized Counseling for M.Tech. / M.Arch./ M.Plan. admissions (CCMT) is an online admission process for all National Institutes of Technologies (NITs) and several other Centrally funded institutes based on Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) examination.

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III. Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Admissions to M.Sc. Programmes (Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science) are based on the marks obtained in entrance test conducted by the Institute and the qualifying degree examination marks.

IV. Master of Business Administration (MBA)

An admission to MBA is based on the scores in the Common Admission Test (CAT) examinations.

V. Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

An admission to MCA Programme is based on the scores in NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET).

VI. Master of Science (By Research) / Full Time

Admission to Master of Science (By Research) is based on the scores in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

VII. Master of Science (By Research) / Part time (Sponsored)

The candidates from organizations with R & D Labs of National repute and public sector undertakings such as DRDO, ISRO, IGCAR, BHEL, BEL, NLC etc., are eligible to apply. Such candidates may have an External guide from their parent organization in addition to the Internal Guide. External guide should have a minimum PG degree with research contribution.

VIII. Doctor of Philosophy

Admission to Doctor of Philosophy is based on the following categories.

(1) Ph.D. (Full time) - Stipendiary Category

Half Time Research Assistantship (HTRA) is available to full time scholars who are admitted to Ph.D programmes in different departments subject to the availability as stipulated by Ministry of Human Resources Development. The award and renewal of the assistantship / scholarship is as per the guidelines issued by MHRD, from time to time. Those who would receive the assistantship are required to assist the department in academic works to a minimum of 8 hours per week. As per rules in force, candidates interested in getting the assistantship / scholarship, have to give an undertaking on stamped paper to the effect that they will not discontinue the course before completion. Those who discontinue the Ph.D. Programme are required to refund the entire scholarship amount drawn by them. The assistantship / scholarship will not be available for sponsored candidates or to scholars getting financial support from any private agency, state and central governments.

Reservation: Government of India reservation policy will be followed for OBC / SC / ST and Physically Challenged (PH) Candidates.

Ph.D. (Full time) – Other fellowship

Candidates having their own fellowships from funding agencies such as DST, CSIR, UGC, NBHM, etc. can apply for Ph.D. (full time) in any department.

Ph.D. (Full time) - Project category

The Applicants working under sponsored project at NIT-T should submit their application through Proper Channel, irrespective of the vacancy position. However, the selection procedure shall remain the same.

Ph.D. (Full time) - Non-Stipendiary Category

In the departments of Science and Humanities, non-GATE / UGC / CSIR / NBHM / NET candidates will also be considered for admission on non stipendiary basis.

(2) Ph.D. Programme (Part time – External / On campus categories)

Part-time Ph.D. programme is offered for working professionals from Govt. R&D Organizations / Public sector/ Industries/National Research laboratories and for faculty members from Govt./ Govt. Aided/ private Engineering/ Science and Arts Colleges/ Universities. There shall be two broad categories for the candidates seeking to pursue part time Ph.D. at NITT. The categories are:

Part-time (External): Candidates working in industries of repute /organization having R&D facilities, Govt. R&D Departments / National Research Laboratories / Units of Government / Quasi Government/ Public sector are considered under this category. The candidates must be officially sponsored by their employing organization. A candidate working in an establishment which is equipped with the necessary research and library facilities only shall be considered for admission under this category. A committee appointed by the Director (consisting of Dean-Academic, Dean-R&C and Head of the Department) in addition to members of Departmental Administrative Council (DAC) shall assess the adequacy of these facilities before recognizing the organization for the above purpose.

At the time of admission, the employer must expressly undertake to pay full salary to the candidate and relieve him/her to complete his/her residential requirement. A candidate applying for admission to the external registration programme must provide detailed information about the research facilities available at his/her organization and a certificate from the employer/Supervisor that these would be available to him/her for carrying out research. He/she should also provide the bio-data of the prospective supervisor (External guide) or Research Coordinator who would supervise/ co-ordinate the candidate's work at his/her organization.

Part-time (on Campus) Regular/ Full-time teachers/employees working in Govt/Govt. aided/ private Engineering/Technical institutions or Science and Arts Colleges/ Universities/ industry/ public sector are considered under this category. At the time of admission, the candidate must submit a “no objection” certificate from the Parent institute / organization to relieve him/her to complete his/her residential requirement. The candidate should have at least three years experience in a regular/permanent position at the time of application. The Departments concerned would decide the candidature of the selected candidates after thorough discussion and analysis in Departmental Administrative Council (DAC).

Selection Procedure

For both categories, the mode and norms for selection shall be on par with those in force for full-time Ph.D. candidates. Following the scrutiny and short-listing of the applications, eligible candidates will be called to attend a written test. The candidates, short listed based on the written test performance need to appear for a technical and personal interview by the Departmental Research Committee comprising HOD, all eligible Supervisors and the Dean’s nominee (observer).