NIT Trichy is inviting applications for Ph.D. program in Engineering, Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, commencing from January 2021. The deadline for application is Oct 31, 2020. Candidates can apply online through the official website by paying INR 500/-.

National Institute of Technology Trichy (NITT) is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology established by the Government of India. It offers 10 undergraduate and 28 graduate programs. Undergraduate programs lead to the B.Tech degrees, while the graduate students and postgraduate students earn M.Tech, M.S. (by Research) and Ph. D degrees respectively.

Generally, Application forms for UG Admissions are released in the month of May and for PG Admissions, application forms are available in the month of March. The application process for UG, PG and Doctoral programs are online and students in respective programs are selected on the basis of scores in JEE Main, GATE, CAT, NIMCET Entrance Exams.

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NIT Trichy Important Dates

Deadline for Ph.D. Admission 2021 31 Oct, 2020 07 Feb, 2021 12 Feb, 2021 14 Feb, 2021

NIT Trichy Highlights 

Established | Type 1964 | Public
Status Deemed (Granted by UGC, AICTE, Govt. of India)
Campus Area 800 Acres
Official website
Affiliation Government of India (Autonomous Body) 
Accredited by NBA
No. of Departments 17
Courses Offered  B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Tech, M.Arch, MBA, MCA, M.S By Research, Ph.D
Entrance Exams Required JEE Main, GATE, CAT, NIMCET
Mode of Application Online

NIT Trichy Rankings

National Institute of Technology Trichy is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology established by the Govt. of India and was declared as an institute of national importance in 2007. NIT Trichy has been ranked 1st among the National Institutes of Technology for four years in a row from 2016 to 2019, 10th among all engineering colleges, and ranked 24th overall. Few highly coveted Rankings of NIT Trichy are as follows:

Ranking Agency (Year) Ranked At
QS Asia (2020)(Overall Category) 218
TImes World(2020)(Overall Category) 801-1000
NIRF(2020) (Overall Category) 24
NIRF (2020)(Engineering Category) 9
NIRF (2020) (Management Category) 35
QS India(2020) (Overall Category) 27

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Trichy Courses

NIT Trichy offers UG, PG and Research courses in the discipline of Technology, Architecture, Science, Business Administration, Computer Application, etc. Tabulated below are the details for same:

Course Details

Subjects: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Production Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering (many more)

Eligibility: Passed 10+2 (HSC) with a minimum of 75% aggregate marks with Physics, Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology or any other Technical Vocational Subject (65% for reserved category candidates) + JEE Main Score

Duration: 4 Years


Eligibility: Passed 10+2 (HSC) with a minimum of 75% aggregate marks with Mathematics (65% for reserved category candidates) + JEE Main Score

Duration: 5 Years


Subjects: Energy Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Process Control and Instrumentation, Transport Engineering and Management, Computer Science and Engineering

Eligibility: B.E/ B.Tech with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks for OC/ OB and 55% aggregate marks for SC/ ST/ PwD + GATE Score

Duration: 2 Years


Subjects: Energy Efficient and Sustainable Architecture

Eligibility: B.Arch with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks for OC/ OB and 55% aggregate marks for SC/ ST/ PwD + GATE Score

Duration: 2 Years 


Eligibility: BBA or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates) + CAT Score

Duration: 2 Years


Eligibility: BBA or its equivalent with Mathematics/ Statistics/ Business Maths with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks (55% for reserved category candidates) + NIMCET Score

Duration: 2 Years

M.S by Research

Eligibility: B.E/ B.Tech with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized university or AMIE with 55% marks is sufficient + GATE

Duration: 3 Years


Subjects: Production Engineering, Architecture, Chemistry, Computer Applications, Humanities, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering (many more)

Eligibility: Master’s/ M.S degree in Engineering/ Technology with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (55% for reserved category candidates + valid score in Written Test 

Duration: 3 Years

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NIT Trichy Admission

Admission in NIT Trichy is based on the entrance exam. For different courses, scores of different entrance exams are accepted. Given below are the list of courses an along with the selection criteria: 

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  • Admission of any Indian National will be done on the basis of JEE (Main) scores.
  • Joint Seat Allocation Authority assigns seats to the college.
  • Foreign National or NRIs get straight admission into NITs on the basis of rules laid by the government.
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  • CAT\MAT\CMAT scores accepted.
  • Final Selection is done on the basis of performance in interview and group discussion round.
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  • GATE Scores Accepted.
  • Seat allocated by Centralized Counselling for M.Sc and M.Tech.
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  • Written Test Conducted
  • Interview Conducted
  • Qualifying examination conducted by the university admission department. 
  • Candidates will only be able to get admitted when the Chairperson approves of them.
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  •  Scores of JEE Main are considered.
  • Joint Seat Allocation Authority assigns seats to the college.
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Note: The institute has reserved 15% seats for Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 3% for Persons with Disability (PwD) in every course. 

Application Procedure

Step 1: Applicants will be shortlisted for the personal interview based on their Test score, as chosen by the candidate in their respective exams.

Step 2: Shortlisted candidates will be further called for counseling.

Step 3: The introduction of the candidate will be held at the respective allotted college.

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NIT Trichy Scholarships

National Institute of Technology Trichy offers various financial assistance to meritorious students and socially backward students. Given below is a tabulated form of few scholarships.

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EIL SC ST Scholarship Scholarship to SC/ST students by EIL. Click Here
SC/ST Scholarship Scholarship offered to SC/ST Students. Click Here
Central Sector Scholarship Scholarship to meritorious students by the center. Click Here
Tamil Nadu Government SC/ST scholarship Scholarship offered to SC/ST students by Tamil Nadu Government. Click Here
Recal Scholarship  It is common scholarship offered by Alumni Association of NIT Trichy Click Here
Post Matric Scholarship for Odisha Students This scholarship is offered by the Odisha Government for SC/ST Students. Click Here

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NIT Trichy Placements

For the B.Tech program, NIT Trichi recorded a plunge of 96.2 record placements. The largest chunk of placements was occupied by Computer Science and Engineering candidates with 100% placements. The PG programs of NIT Trichy also recorded a 92.9 % placements. Once again, the CSE department recorded 100% placements.

Coming to the DOMS placements, the MBA department recorded 95%placements where the IT Consulting and Services recorded 40% of total placements followed by Ecommerce and retail with placement percentage of 13%. 

NIT Trichy Placements are as illustrated below:

Courses B.Tech MBA
Placement Percentage 96.2% 95%
Number of Companies visited 91 220
Highest Package INR 42 LPA INR 40 LPA
Average Package INR 6.5 LPA INR 4.5 LPA

Top Recruiters for 2019-2020 placements were Genpact, Sensiple, Cognizant, HCL, TechMahindra, Sonata, CAT, Exide, ACC, Adani, HILTI, Freudenberg, Berger, Federal Bank, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Citi Bank, Axis Bank, Mindtree, Kantar, Air India, Sundaram Finance, Ma Foi Foundation, to name a few

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NIT Trichy Facilities

The facilities and services that NITT renders to the students, faculty and staff members make it stand among the world-class institutes. The presence of modern facilities furthers the overall development of all the residents of NITT and also assist students and faculty members to work in a co-operative way enhancing the academic growth of NITTians. Some of them are listed below:

  • Computer Center: The OCTAGON - Computer Center is the sterling hallmark of this campus that was opened with the theme of "Dare to Dream". This center serves the campus-wide LAN in close association with the user departments. This LAN caters to about 7500 users across the campus (using Wired connection and through Wireless). It has a 10 Gbps fiber optic backbone interconnecting the departments/buildings. It also acts as a resource center to supplement classroom instructions with laboratory sessions.
  • Library: The Institute has a modern Central Library with more than two and half lakhs of documents consisting of Technical books, reports, standards, CD-ROMS, Audio Visual Educational Cassettes and back volumes of journals. The library subscribes to 164 periodicals (print) plus 8000+ e-Journals and 2500+ e-books besides a holding of 17690 back volumes of journals. The library also contains 16,750 books in the Book Bank scheme.
  • Hostel and Mess: The institute provides excellent accommodation to its students. The students are provided with all the amenities so that their stay here becomes a worthwhile experience.
  • Transport: The Transport Section, NITT is managed by a transport committee under Dean (Institute Development) with a motto to help students, staff, and administration. Transport Section, NITT has 4 buses, 1 Swaraj Mazda, 1 Tempo traveler, 1 Indigo Car, 1 Bolero, 1 Eicher, 1 Omni and 1 Ambulance
  • Central Workshop: The Central Workshop is a common facility which provides fabrication services for projects and prototype fabrication to all the students and faculty members of the Institute. It has three main sections. These are the fitting and carpentry section, the machine shop, and the welding and foundry section. These workshops have the machinery needed for basic fabrication requirements.

NIT Trichy Faculty 

Name: Anand R.

  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Mechanical

Name: Chandra Bose A.

  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Physics

Name: Eswari R.

  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Department: C.A

Name: Hemalatha Thigarajan

  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Mathematics

Name: Joseph Ponniah R.

  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Humanities

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques. What is life like in NIT Trichy?

Ans. NIT Trichy is ranked at 9 in top Engineering Colleges in India and hence hosts great minds from diverse backgrounds. Students at NIT Trichy avail great opportunities of learning. However, due to rural and deserted setting of NIT Trichy encounters frequent power cuts. 

Ques. Why NIT Trichy is good?

Ans. NIT Trichy is rated as best among all the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and is ranked at 9th spot among the top Engineering colleges of India by NAAC. The students studying at NIT Trichy enjoy Faculty Support in all Endeavors, who are also brilliant teachers. The institution is spread over 800 Acre land with its sprawling and world-class infrastructure.

Ques. What are the Disadvantages of NIT Trichy?

Ans. Despite holding top rank in all the NITs of country NIT Trichy Rural setting comes as its biggest disadvantage. There are fewer places to visit for students and somehow students feel it as a hindrance to their development.

Ques. What are the courses offered by NIT Trichy?

Ans. Most popular courses offered by NIT Trichy are B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Tech, MCA, MBA, M.Sc, and M.Arch. UG Admissions are conducted on the basis of JoSAA Counselling. 

Ques. How many marks should I score in JEE Mains to get a seat in CSE, Mech or ECE in NIT, Trichy? 

Ans. To secure a seat in B.Tech CSE, Mechanical and ECE categories of NIT Trichy , the expected cutoff is 89 for General Category. The expected cutoff for other categories is as follows:


Expected Cutoff Score 

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Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Ques. Does NIT Trichy comes under top Architecture colleges in India?

Ans. Yes, as per our analysis NIT Trichy is one of the top Architecture colleges of India. The list of top Institutes is as follows:
  1. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  2. IIT Kharagpur
  3. IIT Roorkee
  4. Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai
  5. NIT Trichy
  6. Jadavpur University
  7. BIT MESRA, Ranchi>

Ques. If my name doesn't appear in any list, will I be considered for spot round or I have to rely on my other options?

Ans. Candidates who do not have their names in cutoff lists are not eligible for admission. However, such candidates can wait for other lists, as released by NIT Trichy. The institute only conducts Spot Admission only if seats are left unallocated.

Ques. My name is in the NIT Trichy Merit List, How can I secure my seat?

Ans. Candidates having their names in the NIT Trichy Merit list are required to send an acceptance or confirmation Email to NIT Trichy. After this NITT will Intimate the fee structure and hence candidates will have to submit the required fees. 

Ques. Does NIT Trichy offer Scholarship to candidates belonging to Economically Weak Students?

Ans. NIT Trichy offers various scholarships like :
  • Abundant Cauvery Delta Education Fund Scholarship for B.Tech and B.Arch students.
  • The Central Sector Scholarship scheme for Top Class students for reserved category (ST/SC) students.
  • Post-Matric Scholarship for Odisha Government SC & ST students.
  • Tamil Nadu Government awards the scholarship to the citizens of Tamil Nadu. Also, various State governments award scholarship to the minority students.
  • There are various scholarship schemes for handicapped and disabled students.
  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) awards scholarship.
  • Engineers India Limited has designed a scholarship scheme for the SC/ST students.

Ques. What is the Hostel Fees for NIT Trichy?

Ans. The hostel fee for NIT Richy hostel is INR 15000 for the current session. Hostel Fee can be paid using a DEMAND DRAFT for Rs.15,000/- TOWARDS HOSTEL FEES, DRAWN in favor of Chief Warden, NIT, Trichy-15, payable at TRICHY-15.

Institute fees will be adjusted in the Initial deposit PAID DURING COUNSELLING for OPEN Candidates. 

SC/ST Students should bring a DEMAND DRAFT of INR 3,000/- TOWARDS INSTITUTE FEES DRAWN in favour of DIRECTOR, NIT, Trichy-15, payable at TRICHY-15.