National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur – 2021

National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur (NIT Jamshedpur) was established in 1960 as the Regional Institute of Technology in a serene atmosphere surrounded by major industries such as Tata Steel, Tata Timken, Tata Tubes, Indian Steel Wire Products, Tinplate Company, etc. It was established by a joint venture of the Government of India and the Government of Bihar in the chain of Regional Engineering College’s (REC) in India to create technical graduates of the highest standards to provide technical leadership in the region. It was among the first eight RECs established as part of the Second Five-Year Plan (1956 – 1961) in undivided Bihar & Jharkhand and it was the only REC in the country named Regional Institute of Technology (RIT). In 2002, it was elevated to the National Institute of Technology along with other NITs with the status of a Deemed University as per the decision of the Government of India, and it has been fully funded and governed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) GOI since 2003. In 2007, NIT Jamshedpur was given the status of the Institute of National Importance through an Act of Parliament known as the NIT Act.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where NIT Jamshedpur gave its reports.

Courses Offered at NIT Jamshedpur

NIT Jamshedpur offers merely 7 courses in undergraduate programs and a decent number of 21 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at NIT Jamshedpur

Students Intake
NIT Jamshedpur gave admission to 667 students in 2001, 657 students in 2020, and 601 students in 2019 at UG courses, and it admitted 346 students each at PG courses in 2021 and 2020, respectively.
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NIT Jamshedpur has 163 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 91.41% are Ph.D. holders, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:18, that is, one professor is available for every 18 students.

NIT Jamshedpur Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
In 2021, NIT Jamshedpur spent Rs. 21 crores as capital expenditure, of which 12.4% were spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, 12.12% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 0.66% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 74.82% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 18 crores, and in 2019, it was around Rs. 12 crores. The spending as capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
In 2021, NIT Jamshedpur spent over Rs. 84 crores as operational expenditure, of which a huge 70.22% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a modest 29.33% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.45% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 78 crores in 2020 and Rs. 82 crores in 2019. The spending as operational expenditure has also been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.

NIT Jamshedpur Research Details

Patents Details
As NIT Jamshedpur has a good faculty and good infrastructure, therefore, it was able to file 3 patent applications in 2021, however, none was granted.
Sponsored Projects
As NIT Jamshedpur has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 6.3 crores through the 31 sponsored research projects from 13 companies in 2021. It received Rs. 5.6 and Rs. 3.7 crores through 25 and 13 sponsored research projects from 10 and 7 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
NIT Jamshedpur received Rs. 68 lakhs through 124 consultancy projects from 85 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 1.5 and Rs. 1.1 crores through 154 and 153 consultancy projects from 88 and 76 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

NIT Jamshedpur Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At NIT Jamshedpur, 590 students got admission to UG degree courses and 94.07% of them graduated, of whom 92.37% got placements at top companies and 44 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 98.45% students graduated, of whom 85.61% got placements and 38 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 98.28% students graduated, of whom 99.61% got placements and 58 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG programs, 83.97% students graduated, of whom 32.89% got placements at top companies and 68 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 98.08% students graduated, of whom 18.69% got placements and 42 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 96.51% students graduated, of whom 88.23% got placements and 11 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 276 students have been pursuing their research studies till 2021, of whom 18 graduated in 2021, and 27 and 15 students graduated in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG graduation: Rs. 6.8 LPA in 2021 and Rs. 6.5 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 6 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG graduates: Rs. 8 LPA in 2021, Rs. 5 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2019.
Many top and high-paying companies such as Amazon, Deloitte, Tata Power, Axis Bank, Bajaj Auto, Nokia, Samsung, Info Edge, etc., are looking for graduates from this institution.

Students Diversity at NIT Jamshedpur

A massive 2909 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 84.15% are boys and 15.85% are girls; 1337 students are from within the state, 1507 from outside of the state, and 65 from foreign countries.

Facilities on NIT Jamshedpur Campus

NIT Jamshedpur has a lot of facilities that students can use. It has hostels, hospitals, guest houses, labs, libraries, a cafeteria, a gym, a wi-fi complex, shuttle service, convenience stores, Bank and ATMs, lift/ramp, etc., are available for students.

Campus Festivals at NIT Jamshedpur

CULFEST is the annual cultural festival organized at the national level and participants from colleges all over India participate where dance, singing, fine arts, Group Discussion, JAM, Antakshari, and a fashion show are organized. The major attraction of Culfest is ‘Shades’, where the whole room is decorated in a theme using junk items. Other attractions are jukebox, paper dance, street play, x-games, rock concert, and hasya kavi sammelan. OJASS is the annual techno-management fest of NIT Jamshedpur celebrated for three days. It is the one among the top-notch tech fests in the country that help to create achievers from genius who dared to dream big, where over sixty technical, management, quizzing and gaming events with prize money worth up to a whopping Rs. 1.2 million are conducted. The spirit of this festival lies in encouraging sound engineering practices making precision engineering a way of life, effectively bringing a paradigm shift from the classroom to path-breaking innovation.


NIT Jamshedpur is in Jamshedpur, an industrial area bordering Odisha and West Bengal, therefore, which has good transport infrastructure. Gamharia Junction railway Station is around 6.4 km and Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi is around 131 km from the institution. Therefore, students from any part of the country and the world can reach this institution easily.

How to Get Admission at NIT Jamshedpur

Admission to UG Courses: Candidates who passed 10+2 or any other equivalent exam recognized by the university need to take and clear JEE Main. Seats are allotted through JoSSA/CSAB.

Admission to PG Courses: Candidates who passed UG in respective streams can take and should clear GATE and seats are allotted through CCMT counselling.

Fee Structure at NIT Jamshedpur

Students need to pay Rs. 8.44 lakhs as fees for UG courses at NIT Jamshedpur, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 6.80 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year and half.

NIT Jamshedpur Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: NIT Jamshedpur has a good faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 56.45%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: NIT Jamshedpur has many distinguished professors and research scholars, however, it lacks in getting patents for innovative technologies, so it scored 15.62%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As NIT Jamshedpur has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 67.65%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.

Outreach and Inclusivity: NIT Jamshedpur has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, so it scored 45.74%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: NIT Jamshedpur has a good faculty and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good. Though NIT Jamshedpur is a first generation NIT, it has not gotten much attention among the public, so it scored 8.07%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

NIT Jamshedpur got 40.53% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 86.

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