Top IITs in India: Ranking, Courses, Admissions

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The first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) was established in Kharagpur in 1951. In recent times, the total number of IITs in the country is 23. The IITs are public institutes delivering higher education to the students. They are autonomous bodies that are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. They are hailed as the premier engineering colleges in India and getting admitted in the BTech program is very difficult. Eight among the 23 IITs feature in the top 10 of the MHRD-NIRF 2020 rankings. Read on to know more about the rankings, courses and admissions of the top IITs in India. 


List of IITs in NIRF Rankings, Institute Name  Rankings 
1 IIT Madras 1
2 IIT Delhi 3
3 IIT Bombay 4
4 IIT Kharagpur  5
5 IIT Kanpur  6
6 IIT Guwahati 7
7 IIT Roorkee  9
8 IIT Hyderabad 17
9 IIT Dhanbad 22
10 IIT Indore 23
11 IIT Varanasi  26
12 IIT Gandhinagar 35
13 IIT Ropar 39
14 IIT Patna 54
15 IIT Bhubaneshwar 56
16 IIT Mandi 67

Courses offered by the IITs

The IITs are well known for offering great undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs to the students. Some of the popular engineering courses are Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Undergraduate programs

  1. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
  2. Bachelor of Science (BS)
  3. Dual Degree (B.Tech and M.Tech)
  4. Dual Degree (BS and MS)
  5. Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
  6. Bachelor of Design (B. Des)

Postgraduate programs

  1. Master of Science (MSc)
  2. Dual Degree (MSc and PhD)
  3. Master of Technology (M.Tech)
  4. Master of Design (M. Des)
  5. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  6. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)

Admissions to the IITs

To get admission in the various undergraduate and postgraduate level programs by IITs, a candidate has to appear for different entrance exams. We have compiled a list of the exams that you need to appear for to get admission in the different courses.

Courses and Entrance Exams

  • B. Tech- JEE Advanced
  • B.Tech and M.Tech (Dual Degree) - JEE Advanced
  • B. Arch- AAT
  • BS-JEE Advanced
  • BS-MS- JEE Advanced
  • B. Des- UCEED
  • M. Tech- GATE
  • MSc- IIT JAM
  • Joint M. Tech/ MCP-PhD- GATE
  • M. Des- CEED
  • Joint M. Sc-PhD- IIT JAM

Having an idea about the rankings, courses and the tests you need to take for getting admission to the IITs is of much help for a candidate. This helps one to be mentally prepared and one can work hard to get into the IIT of their choice.

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