NIT Admissions Eligibility Criteria Likely to be Revised by HRD Ministry

Aditi Gupta updated on : 21 Oct 2016
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In a recent recommendation by the HRD Ministry to the CSAB, the eligibility criteria needed for admission to National Institute of Technology (NITs) are likely to be revised. Read more.

NIT Admissions Eligibility Criteria

The admission to the National Institute of Technology (NITs) is going to be a little more tough for the academic session 2017 since Central Seat Allocation Board (CSEB) has received a recommendation from the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to revise the eligibility criteria needed for admission to the various NITs.

 

The current eligibility criteria set for admission to the NITs-

  • Minimum marks scores in class 12th from a recognised board is 75% for general/ OBC candidates and 65% for SC/ST candidates

The recommended eligibility criteria for admission to the NITs-

  • Minimum marks scores in class 12th from a recognised board is 75% for general/ OBC candidates and 70% for SC/ST candidates

The Central Seat Allocation Board had not taken any decision about the aforementioned recommendation made by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. If the decision is made in favour of the recommendation, then candidates who secure less than 75% marks in their Class 12th board will be affected, as they will be ineligible for admission to NITs. Rank and scores secured by candidates in JEE Mains will not affect the recommended eligibility criteria; however there will be some relaxation for the SC/ST candidates.

More about National Institute of Technology (NITs)

  • Established in 1959, NITs were earlier referred to as Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) and they were governed by their respective state government
  • HRD Ministry upgraded all RECs to NITs in 2002
  • There are 31 NITs in the country and they are all funded by the Government of India
  • NITs are considered second best technical institutes after Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)

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