IIT vs NIT: Which is best or which one is better?

Want to become an engineer, then this question arise in the minds of students that which is better, IIT or NIT. In this blog, we will discuss the key differences between being an IITian or NITian.

Both institutes are well-reputed institutes of India, students are competing with each other to get admission in one of them.

7 Key differences between IITs and NITs !

  • Number of Institutes – In India, there are 16 IITs & 31 NITs which indicates NITs are covered in more cities than IITs. Hence opportunities are severely truncated in terms of number of seats, with regards to IITs.
  • Fees and Admission – As you are well aware that admission in IIT is through the JEE advanced Rank but in NIT’s you can get admission through JEE Mains. Talking about fees, NIT fees is cheaper than that of IITs. An overall four fees in IIT is around 10-12 lacs but in NIT’s it is around 6-8 lacs. (excluding hostel,mess and extra fees)
  • Quality of Education – Quality of Education in both insititutes are more or less are quite similiar. Syllabus, Asignements, are exact same. Professors are highly qualified in both of the institutes.
  • Infrastructure & Facilities – The infrastructures of IITs are wider & equipped with latest technologies. Classrooms and Practical labs are well advanced in technolgies. National Institutes of Technology are also equipped with many facilities that are quite updated but in comparison to Indian Institutes of Technology, the infrastructure of NITs is still in the development phase .
  • Student Life – An intersting fact is that, students of IIT’s and NIT’s are equally talented, as they beat many students in the competition of JEE (Joint Entrance Exam). In the college you got exposure to many fields like enterprenurships, innovation, counselling cell and many others.
  • Research – If you want to go deep in research work, then IIT is quite better option for you. The funding of IITs is higher for research papers and projects and this is the reason why IITs have a higher research contribution than NITs.
  • Placements – Most important criteria to select a college, beacuse at the end we want a Job in Highly reputed MNC. There is a bare minimum and almost negligible difference in the companies that come to IIT and NIT for recruitments, both IIT and NIT students earn high packages, however in some rare cases, the IITian might earn a higher package due to the IIT tag that has been placed on him/her. It is only up to you that how do you use your skillset to grab the job that matches perfectly with your expectations.

Some big Entrepreneurs form IIT’s and NIT’s

S. No.NameDesignation & CompanyPassed from
1.Sachin BansalCo-Founder of FlipkartIIT
2.Binny BansalCo-Founder of FlipkartIIT
3.N. R. MurthyCo-Founder of InfosysIIT
4.Natarajan ChandrasekaranChairman of Tata SonsNIT
5.Shyam SrinivasanCEO of Federal BankNIT

Here is the complete list of IITs & NITs.

In India, there are 16 IIT’s & 31 NIT’s.

S. No.Indian Institutes of TechnologyNational Institutes of Technology
1.IIT KharagpurNational Institute of Technology, Agartala
2.IIT MumbaiMotilal NIT Allahabad
3.IIT KanpurMaulana Azad NIT Bhopal
4.IIT MadrasNIT Calicut
5.IIT DelhiNIT Durgapur
6.IIT GuwahatiNIT Hamirpur
7.IIT RoorkeeMalaviya NIT Jaipur
8.IIT BhubaneswarDr. B. R. Ambedkar NIT Jalandhar
9.IIT GandhinagarNIT Jamshedpur
10.IIT HyderabadNIT Kurukshetra
11.IIT JodhpurVisvesvaraya NIT Nagpur
12.IIT PatnaNIT Patna
13.IIT RoparNIT Raipur
14.IIT IndoreNIT Rourkela
15.IIT MandiNIT Silchar
16.IIT (BHU) VaranasiNIT Srinagar
17.IIT PalakkadS V NIT Surat
18.IIT TirupatiNIT Karnataka, Surathkal
19.IIT DhanbadNIT Tadepalligudem
20.IIT BhilaiNIT Trichy
21.IIT GoaNIT Warangal
22.IIT JammuNIT Arunachal Pradesh
23.IIT DharwadNIT Sikkim
24.NIT Goa
25.NIT Meghalaya
26.NIT Nagaland
27.NIT Manipur
28.NIT Mizoram
29.NIT Uttarakhand
30.NIT Delhi
31.NIT Pondicherry

Some FAQ’s about IIT and NIT’s

Which is the No 1 NIT in India?

NIT Trichy

Which NIT has highest package?

838 students were placed during NIT Warangal Placements 2021 so far. The highest CTC of INR 51.2 LPA was offered to the B. Tech students.

What is the salary of an IITian engineer?

The highest salary for an IIT Engineer in India is ₹52,46,839 per year. The lowest salary for an IIT Engineer in India is ₹11,317 per year.

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