IIT vs IIIT vs NIT: All you should know

In this article let’s take a look at definition and difference between all the top 3 engineering educational institutions which are IIT, NIT, IIITs in detail.

So if you are confused regarding which institution you should select for your engineering undergraduation.

You don’t need to worry about it anymore and you should read this article till the end.

So without further ADO let’s get started.


What is IIT

Indian Institute of Technology are autonomous technical universities which are located in India these are universities that are established and run by the government of India and these are institutes of national importance there are 23 such universities and all of these universities are autonomous but

also have been linked with each other from a common council of IIT which will basically look after the administration process preparing of exams and many more activities.

Official website link: https://www.iitsystem.ac.in/

What is IIIT

Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are a basically a group of 25 interdisciplinary universities that primarily focus on providing undergraduate and postgraduate education for students in information technology field in specific and you can study other engineering courses like mechanical civil electrical and computer science and also dual degree programs.

Official website link: https://www.iiit.ac.in/

What is NIT

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are the autonomous public Universities which are controlled by government of India, there are 31 universities and all of them are autonomous yet they are linking with each other through a

common council known as council of NITSER, this council will basically look after the administration and other important things of this universities and as I mentioned earlier the university is funded and run by the Central Government.

Official website link: https://www.nitcouncil.org.in/

Now that you know the definition lets take a look at what is the difference between all these colleges in detail.

Difference between IIT, IIIT and NIT

Here is a table which explains the difference between all the top 3 educational institutions by looking at the difference of 12 factors in detail.

Type of collegePublic Technical UniversityFive are funded and managed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The rest 20 are set on the public-private partnership model.Public Technical University                           
Programmes offeredIn IIT, you can study Btech, Mtech, Dual degree, PhD and approx 100 specialisationsIIITs offer bTech, Mtech, dual degree in 5 engineering branchesNIT offer UG, PG for various branches of engineering, arch, sciences and management
Total colleges23 total IIT colleges25 total IIIT Colleges31 total NIT colleges
Total seatsThere are 16000 seats for UG programsThere are 6000 seats for UG programsThere are 24000 seats for UG and 13600 for PG programs
Reservations & quota.15%, 7.5% and 27% seats for SC, ST and OBC communities No caste reservations, quota or any kind, all the admissions are based on the student merit50% of seats stand reserved under the home state quota for eligible candidates, while the rest of 50% is left for candidates of other states
How to get admissionIn order to get a seat in IIT colleges you need to write and clear the cutoff marks of JEE advanced exam which is second stage after clearing the JEE Mains and depending upon your caste reservation and your overall percentage in JEE advanced, your admission will depend.In order to get a seat in IIIT college you need to write and clear above the cutoff marks in JEE mains exam and obviously depending upon your caste reservations and your overall percentage, your admission will depend.In order to get admission and a seat in NIT College you need to write and get good percentage in JEE mains exam and depending upon your caste reservations and your overall percentage your admission will depend.
Facilities providedLabs, gyms, cafe, hostels, wifi connectivity, grounds, Auditorium, Library, AC class rooms and many moreLabs, gyms, cafe, hostels, wifi connectivity, grounds, Auditorium, Library, AC class rooms and many more                  Labs, gyms, cafe, hostels, wifi connectivity, grounds, Auditorium, Library, AC class rooms, large campus, etc
College feesFees of the BTech course range from Rs 8-10 lakhs for general category students, The government has decided to waive in full the annual fees for students from SC/ST, differently-abled, and economically weaker sections. Students from families with an annual income of less than Rs 1 lakh will be able to study at the IITs for free.College fees will range from 3 to 5 lakh rupees for your 4 degree BTech under graduation, the fees will depend upon different IIIT institutions like, IIIT hyderabad and iiit Gwalior, etc, you can check the fees of all IIIT college clicking here.Fees for BTech course range between 8 to 10 lakh rupees for general category students including hostel fees and other fees and it also depends upon the caste, check the fee structure of all the NIT colleges here.
Top collegesIIT Bombay, kharagpur, kanpur, Madras, delhi, hyderabad, roorkee, etcIIIT Allahabad, IIITDM Kancheepuram, IIITDM Jabalpur, ABV-IIITM Gwalior, IIITDM Kurnool, IIITDM HyderabadNIT Patna, Tiruchirappalli,  Haryana, Trichy, Warangal, Karnataka,
Average packagepackages range from 10-20 lakh per annum and the highest is 1 crore, annual CTC is 30-70 lakhAverage is 10-15 lakh and highest is 1 CR, annual CTC is 10-30 lakhAverage is 10-15 lakh, highest is 40 lakh per annum
Placement ratioAll the IITs offer 100% placements to their students.There is around a 90% placement ratio for the students.There is around a 70 to 80% ratio of placement for students in NIT, the ratio will depend upon the different institutions.

These are all the things you need to know about all these top three educational institutions in our country.

With that said let’s end the article.


These are all things you need to know About these colleges.

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