National Institute of Technology or NITs in India are some of the highest-ranking institutes in terms of academic excellence, placement opportunities, and the development of a scientific fervor. There are 31 NITs spread across India. The entrance examination for admission into NITs is the JEE Mains, similar to that of the IITs.
Here is a list of the best NITs in India as per their placement track records in the past:
1. National Institute of Technology, Trichy:
NIT Trichy is one of the best NITs in India and is ranked 9th by the NIRF among engineering colleges in India. In 2020, the placement season marked a 40% hike in the average CTC offered in 2019. It boasts over 92% successful placements. The highest pay package offered was over 42 lakhs, while the average salary was around 7 lakhs per annum. Top recruiters at NIT Trichy include PepsiCo, Sony, Amazon, Facebook, Bosch Systems, Tata Steel, Tata Telecommunications Services, etc.
2. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela:
NIT Rourkela is one of the most popular NITs in India. It has an incredible academic track record of providing placement opportunities similar to that of IITs. It is an Institute of National Importance. NIT Rourkela has been ranked 14th by NIRF. The average pay package for NIT Rourkela is approximately 8 lakhs per annum, while the highest pay packages are reserved for core engineering students, which may surpass even 40 lakhs. Top recruiters here include Qualcomm, Intel, Microsoft, Infosys, Cognizant, Accenture, among others.
3. National Institute of Technology, Calicut:
NIT Calicut is one of the oldest and most reputed NITs in India established in 1961. It is UGC recognized, and AICTE accredited. It is also recognized as an ‘Institute of National Importance’ and has a world-class infrastructure and faculty. The placement opportunities are also wide and diverse. Top recruiters at NIT Calicut include Oracle, Accenture, IBM, Infosys, Wipro, Fidelity Systems, Cisco, among others. The average pay package ranges between 10-12 lakhs per annum, while the highest gross CTC surpasses 45 lakhs for high-performing candidates.
4. National Institute of Technology, Warangal:
The National Institute of Technology in Warangal is a UGC-approved, AICTE accredited, NAAC Grade ‘A+++’ rated institute that primarily focuses on engineering sciences at the undergraduate level. It is an institute of National Importance. The highest pay package at NIT Warangal can cross above 50 lakhs for the core subjects and computer science, while the average annual CTC can range anywhere between 8 lakhs to 12 lakhs per annum. In 2020, over 200 students received placements with over 20 lakhs CTC, while almost 95% of the entire batch was placed successfully. The top recruiters for this college include Infosys, ZS, Wipro, Bajaj, PWC, Accenture, Cognizant, JP Morgan and Chase, Amazon, Oracle, Intel Systems, among others.
5. National Institute of Technology, Surathkal:
NIT Surathkal or NIT Karnataka is one of the highest-ranked NITs in the nation. It is a UGC and AICTE approved engineering college that is recognized as an institute of national importance. The average pay scale at NIT Surathkal ranges between 8-12 lakhs while the highest gross CTC can easily surpass 45 lakhs. Top recruiters for this college include Wipro, Microsoft, Adobe, Accenture, Infosys, Tata Telecommunications Services, Intel, Flipkart, L&T, to name a few.
There are other NITs as well which offer similar placement opportunities. These may include NIT Durgapur, NIT Surat, NIT Bhopal, NIT Meghalaya, NIT Nagpur, NIT Jaipur, among others. These are also among the top tier colleges in India and are an essential part of the list of top NITs colleges in India.