Indian Institutes of Technology

IITs are a group of sixteen autonomous engineering and technology oriented institutes of higher education established and declared as institutes of National importance by the Parliament of India. They have common admission procedure for undergraduate admissions called Joint Entrance examinations (JEE Advance) to select around 10,000 undergraduate candidates a year.
In order of establishment, they are located in Kharagpur (1950; as IIT 1951), Mumbai (1958), Chennai (1959), Kanpur (1959), Delhi (1961; as IIT 1963), Guwahati (1994), Roorkee (1847; as IIT2001), Ropar (2008), Bhubaneswar (2008), Gandhinagar (2008), Hyderabad (2008), Patna (2008) , Jodhpur (2008), Mandi (2009) and Indore (2009) . Apart from these IT BHU Varanasi has been converted to IIT BHU.

    National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

In 2003 seventeen erstwhile Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) were rechristened as National Institute of Technology (NITs) were taken over as fully funded institutes of the Central Government and granted deemed university status. In addition, Central Government has also taken over some Other college, and converted them into National Institute of Technology(NITs). Thus the total number of NITs has gone up to 30 and the total sanctioned strength for the NITs is 15165 (2009-10). These institutes are expected to be at par with other national level technical institutes and be able to fulfill the demand of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate level of education in engineering and technology.



NIT Agartala

NIT Allahabad

NIT Bhopal

NIT Calicut

NIT Durgapur

NIT Hamirpur

NIT Jaipur

NIT Jalandhar

NIT Jamshedpur

NIT Kurukshetra

NIT Nagpur

NIT Patna

NIT Raipur

NIT Rourkela

NIT Silchar

NIT Srinagar

NIT Surat

NIT Tiruchinapalli

NIT Warangal

NIT Surathkal



NIT Arunanchal

NIT Delhi


NIT Manipur

NIT Megahlaya

NIT Mizoram

NIT Nagaland


NIT Uttarakhand


 International Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)

IIITs were established for the information technology, at a time when India was going through a phase of unprecedented boom in the software industry (Years 1998-2000). The establishment of International Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) also introduced private players in to the education sector.
Unlike National Institutes of Technology (NITs), not all International Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) are government run, few of them are also run by private bodies and few of them are established by the Public Private Partnership.

 IIITs participating in AIEEE
HIT, Jhalwa, Allahabad, HIT, Amethi, Allahabad, ABV IIITM, Gwalior, PDPM IIITDM, Jabalpur, IIITDM, Kanchipuram, Chennai