Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur (formerly known as Regional Engineering College) is ranked 46th in Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019, making it one of the top Engineering colleges in India. It is a Deemed University located in Durgapur, West Bengal. It is a fully-funded premier Technological Institution of the Government of India and is administered by an autonomous Board of Governors. NIT Durgapur is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). The institute currently holds a strength of 3618 students and a strong faculty of 224 highly accomplished members. 

It offers various UG, PG, Ph.D. and Certificate courses. Admission to all the courses is done on the basis of merit scored in national levels entrance examinations such as JEE Main, GATE, CAT and many more. Candidates scoring above the par score will be admitted. The Institute has a total of 6 rounds with a different cutoff for each category. Last year’s JEE Mains cutoff for admission to B.Tech in Computer science and Engineering was 5450-7466. NIT Durgapur has a great placement record with over 70% of the students getting placed in reputed companies, bringing in an average CTC of INR 9.09 LPA, and the highest package reaching INR 32.5 LPA. 

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur  Important Dates

Events Dates
Start of mailing of the Application form for MBA March 05, 2021
Last Date to Apply for MBA June 13, 2021
Display of the names of shortlisted candidates  June 20, 2021
Last date of Submission of Application Form for M.Tech September 20, 2021
Uploading of the name of the shortlisted candidates on the Institute website September 22, 2021
Written Test & Viva-voce (online) September 24, 2021
Uploading of the name of selected candidates on the Institute Website September 25, 2021
Online Admission and enrolment of Application Form September 26, 2021
Start of mailing of the Application form for MSW March 03, 2021
Kannur University, School of Distance Education June 13, 2021
Display of the names of shortlisted candidates  June 20, 2021

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NIT Durgapur Highlights

Official Website
Type of Programs UG, PG, and Ph.D.
Entrance Exam JEE Main, GATE, CAT, NIMCET
Campus Area 187 acres
Application Mode Online and Offline

NIT Durgapur Ranking

National Institute of Technology Durgapur has been ranked by various recognized ranking platforms for its performance in the Engineering category among other institutes: 

  • Ranked 46th in Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 27th in Engineering category by The Week Ranking 2019 
  • Ranked 37th in Engineering category by Outlook Ranking 2019

NIT Durgapur Courses

The Institute offers courses in engineering and science disciplines under various specializations. Mentioned below are the details for the same:

Course Name Specializations Eligibility Tuition Fees
B.Tech Biotechnology Intermediate Graduate with 75% marks or above OR a position in the top 20 percentile in 10+2 from a recognized board INR 1,49,100
Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Information Technology
Electrical Engineering
M.Tech Biotechnology B.Tech/B.E. in relevant discipline with 55% marks or above INR 81,100
Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Information Technology
Corrosion Science and Technology
M.Sc Chemistry Graduation in relevant discipline INR 26,100
MCA - Graduation with Mathematics as the main subject INR 82,900
MBA - 60% marks in HSC and 55% marks in graduation INR 86,100
Ph.D. - Master’s degree in relevant discipline INR 64,100

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NIT Durgapur Admissions

Candidates seeking admission in the courses will require to produce the scores of competitive entrance examinations. Given below are the details for the same: 

Courses Accepted Exams
B. Tech JEE Main
Ph.D. Entrance Exam/ Personal Interview

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NIT Durgapur Cutoff

Course Other State Home State
Computer Science and Engineering 5450-7466 5611-12095
Electronics and Communication Engineering 8369-10603 12509-16098
Electrical Engineering 12152-13956 13595-19325
Mechanical Engineering 11290-15788 14511-22753

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NIT Durgapur Placement

NIT Durgapur has its own unique Training & Placement Cell at the university which keeps on a notation of every activity of its students. The cell organizes pre-placement interactions, conducts tests and interviews of the willing candidates interested in campus placements. NIT, Durgapur offers placements to candidates on the basis of the marks acquired consistently over the years in their respective courses. Some of the prominent recruiters of the university are such as Wipro, TCS, IBM, Amazon, Axis Bank, Microsoft, Capgemini, Bajaj Auto, Larsen & Toubro, Cognizant and many more. Below are some statistics related to the recent placement in the Institute. 

UG Placements Highlights 2018-19

Highest CTC INR 32.5 LPA
Average CTC INR 9.09 LPA
Percentage Placed 70.55%
Total Job Offered 620
Double Jobs 64

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NIT Durgapur Scholarships

The Institute offers scholarships to deserving and meritorious candidates on a ‘merit-cum-means’ basis. Given below are some of the names for the same: 

  • Nityagopal and Himarmati Memorial Scholarship
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for SC
  • Rajarshee Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship
  • Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship

Apart from these, the Institute has reserved a specific number of scholarships for candidates from states like Nagaland, Assam, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Bihar and more. NIT Durgapur also provides financial help to foreign students studying in the Institute. 

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NIT Durgapur Facilities

  • Central Computer lab.
  • High Voltage Laboratory for Engineering Students.
  • Guest House.
  • Health Centre.
  • Indoor games equipment

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NIT Durgapur Faculty

National Institute of Technology Durgapur has a large and diverse faculty of 224 members, out of which 210 are Ph.D. holders in their respective fields. The faculty at NIT Durgapur is highly qualified and have attended some of the most reputed universities in India and abroad. All members are very interactive and cooperative with the students, and always stay available to students even outside of the classroom or lectures. The faculty at NIT Durgapur includes the Dean, professors, assistant professors, associate professors, and other members. 

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NIT Durgapur FAQs

Ques. How good is NIT Durgapur?

Ans. National Institute of Technology Durgapur is ranked at 46th in the Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019, making it one of India’s prime engineering colleges. The institute offers several courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. The college has a very qualified and accomplished faculty of about 224 members who are very experienced and hold expertise in their fields. The college offers several facilities such as health care and sports grounds for various sports. The separate hostel provisions feature uninterrupted water and electricity supply. Hostels have got separate wi-fi connections for providing internet facilities to students 24x7. Newspapers and magazines are put up in the common rooms. The institute also has a well-stocked library. 

Ques. How are the placements at NIT Durgapur?

Ans. NIT Durgapur has a dedicated Training and Placement cell that assists students in becoming professionally trained and receiving placement opportunities from all over the country and abroad. In the academic session of 2018-2019, nearly 620 job offers were made from many reputed companies. NIT Durgapur recruiters include esteemed organizations and tech giants such as  IBM, Amazon, Axis Bank, Microsoft, Capgemini, Bajaj Auto, Larsen & Toubro, Cognizant etc. 

Ques. How to apply for admission to B.Tech at NIT Durgapur?

Ans. The candidates may apply directly through the official website of JoSAA. All admissions will be strictly based on JEE Main merit list. Admissions will be done through counseling sessions (JoSAA) held online. The merit list will be prepared subject group-wise and the courses will be allocated on this basis only. After the selection of the course and confirmation of admission, the candidates have to appear at the NIT Durgapur campus in order to complete the admission formalities. Document verification will be done at the time of admission.