What is NIT?
NIT stands for National Institute of Technology. These institutes are under the control of Central Government. Earlier, these were referred earlier as Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) and they were under the control of the state governments. In 2002, they were recognized as Institute of National Importance (INI).
There are 30 working IITs in India. These colleges are spread over different areas of India covering most of the major cities – New Delhi, Raipur, Rourkela, Goa, Imphal, Shillong, Patna, Jaipur, Srinagar, Kurukshetra, Karaikal, Nagpur etc. Few more NITs are planned to establish. The NITs are autonomous bodies and have individual curriculum.
What are the educational programs in NIT?
Bachelor and Master’s degree are the available educational programs. Being autonomous bodies, the courses vary from institute to institute. Most of the common courses are:
The Engineering stream offers several branches of studies that one can make a prospective path in the interested area. Mechanical, Civil, Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical, Information Technology, Computer, Electronics and Communication are few of the branches of engineering courses. Yet, the offered disciplines vary among the institutes. Most of the colleges offer limited disciplines. The number of seats in each discipline is limited as per the institute.
Many courses include theoretical and practical examinations as well as project work. This allows one to gather the comprehensive knowledge of the subject. The Master’s program in Management is offered by only few of the NITs.
Why to choose NIT education?
There are several reasons to take up IIT education. Few of them are:
- Students from NIT are recognized well and are offered top positions with high packages.
- Reputed companies offer positions with campus selections. Thus, one can be a job holder as soon as stepping out of the college
- These institutes are famed for the quality of education after IITs that it is a prestigious issue to the talented students to get an admission in these institutes.
- Equal importance to the quality of education as well as cultural, social service and sports activities. These provide all round personality development to the students.
- Organization of festivals enhances the organization, communication and management skills besides instilling team spirit.
- Alumni of the colleges include celebrities and great personalities.
- These colleges stood in top ranks in countrywide.
When to plan the career?
The eligibility criterion to a Bachelor degree in engineering is passing in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. IIT take admissions through Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) conducted by the CBSE. The score in JEE (Main) and the percentage in 10+2 is also considered during the admission which is through the counseling.
Hence, one can start planning for the career after class 10 or class 12. Yet, there is even opportunity to the students to jump into technology programs at Master’s degree level. The students holding Master’s degree in Science or Mathematics or Statistics or Computers are also eligible for the Master program in technology. GATE is the examination conducted for the admission in Master of Technology in NITs.
For the management programs, Common Admission Test (CAT) score is considered for the admission. The MCA admission is through NIMCET.
What after the degree from NIT?
The area of the opportunities is found in good number for the NIT students. The job role usually depends on the branch of the degree.
For Engineering and Science students, machinery production companies like automobile and auto part production, Defense Industry, Shipping industry, Rail Industry, Aviation related companies, Technology Centers, State Control Boards are the major recruiters.
The roles are also found in Government bodies like Indian Navy, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), National Aeronautical Lab (NAL), Civil Aviation Department, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Defence Research and Development Laboratories (DRDL), BHEL, HIL, BCPL, CBEC, ILBS, CRWC etc.
Management roles in these industries are offered to or prefer those who possess management related degree like MBA besides engineering.
Teaching is also a best choice. Score in CSIR National Eligibility Test (NET) is a compulsion to settle as a Lecturer or Professor in colleges and Universities. The researcher in the field also opt the exam for the fellowship. Ph.D. holders are recruited as Associate Professors or Professors.
For management students, supply chain companies, marketing, financial companies, IT sector, Human Resourcing companies, Factories and Industries, Teaching institutes are the major recruiters.