National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – 2021

The National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy) is one of the oldest NITs in India established in 1964 on the banks of Cauvery on the outskirts of Trichy city, Tamil Nadu. It was established jointly by the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu as an engineering college, later, it was granted as a deemed university by the University Grants Commission and All India Council for Technical Education Government of India in 2003 and renamed as NIT Trichy and it has been conferred with autonomy in financial and administrative matters to achieve rapid developments.

In this analysis, we are going to check out the details of Institute’ 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 all details from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where National Institute of Technology Trichy gave its reports.

Courses Offered at NIT Trichy

National Institute of Technology Trichy offers 9 courses in undergraduate programmes and a considerable number of 23 courses in postgraduate programmes in engineering science & technology, however, it does not offer any course in dual degree programmes.

Students Intake at NIT Trichy

Students Intake

National Institute of Technology Trichy admitted 964 students to UG courses and 582 students to PG courses in 2021; 768 students to UG and 582 students to PG in 2020; and 768 students to UG in 2019.


National Institute of Technology Trichy has eminent professors and research scholars who have been publishing many important research papers in many reputed international and national publishers for years. Currently, there are 368 professors at its faculty and 89.94% of them are PhD holders. The faculty-to-student ratio at NIT Trichy is 1:13, that is, one professor is available for every 13 students.

NIT Trichy Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
NIT Trichy spent Rs. 59 crores as a capital expenditure in the year 2021, of which it spent 5.63% on library for acquiring research journals, book and e-resources for reading, 39.89% on buying new equipment and software for conducting quality research, and more than half of its funds, that is, 54.48% spent on capital assets creations like build the new buildings. It spent Rs. 64 crores as capital expenditures in 2020 and Rs. 108 crores in 2019.
Operational Expenditure
NIT Trichy spent Rs. 243 crores as an operational expenditure in 2021, of which it spent 45.71% on salary for professors and supporting staffs, a whopping 53.99% on maintaining academic infrastructures in the institution, and remaining 0.3% on conducting Seminars, Conference and Workshops at this institution. It spent Rs. 201 crores as an operational expenditure in 2020 and spent Rs. 166 crores in 2019. Spending as an operational expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared with the last two years.

NIT Trichy Research Details

NIT Trichy has been publishing research articles on engineering science & technology since its establishment. Therefore, it was able to file 20 patent applications and awarded 2 patents in 2021, was able to file 9 patent applications and awarded 1 patent in 2020, and it filed 3 patent applications in 2019 but none was granted.
Sponsored Projects
NIT Trichy has published articles on engineering science & technology. So, in 2021, 12 agencies have funded 48 projects at NIT Trichy and earned Rs. 36 crores through these projects. In 2020, 10 agencies funded 36 projects, through which it earned Rs. 34 crores, and in 2019, it earned Rs. 75 crores from 40 projects sponsored by 25 agencies.
Consultancy Projects
NIT Trichy has worked on 20 consultancy projects from 24 companies and earned Rs. 6 crores in 2021, it earned 3 crores through 20 projects from 15 companies in 2020, and it earned Rs. 2 crores through 18 projects from 15 companies in 2019.

NIT Trichy Graduation & Placements

UG Graduation & Placements
There were 811 students admitted to NIT Trichy at UG of whom 99.01% were awarded graduations and 88.96% of them got placements at top companies and 178 were selected for higher studies in 2021, 95.71% students were awarded graduations, of whom 90.87% got placements and 168 were selected for higher studies 2020, and 96.98% students were awarded gradations, of whom 86.88% got placements and 165 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG graduation, 96.26% were awarded graduations, of whom 78.8% got placements at top companies and 22 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 94.06% students were awarded graduations, of whom 89.67% got placements and 33 were selected for higher studies 2020, and 94.36% students were awarded gradations, of whom 93.47% got placements and 20 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
At NIT Trichy, 1061 students were admitted to PhD programmes in engineering science & technology and 160 students were awarded degrees in 2021, 98 students in 2020 and 81 students in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median salary of UG graduates from NIT Trichy is Rs. 10.5 lakhs per annum at all top companies in 2021, Rs. 9 lakhs in 2020 and Rs. 7.5 lakhs in 2019.

Median salary of PG graduates: Rs. 7.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 6.25 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 6 LPA in 2019.
There are over 50 top companies in the India and in the world such as Accenture, Amada Soft, Ananda Groups (ACS), ANZ-IT, AUDCO, BEML, BHEL, DRDO, IBM, Ashok Leyland, ISRO, etc., who are looking for graduates at NIT Trichy for their companies.

Students Diversity at NIT Trichy

NIT Trichy has a blend of students who came from all sections and all parts of India and the world. There are 4647 students who are currently pursuing their studies, of whom 81.92% are boys and 18.08% are girls. There are 1660 students from within the state, 2863 from outside of the state and 124 from foreign countries.

Facilities on NIT Trichy Campus

NIT Trichy has a lot of facilities that students need more. It has a hostel, hospital, post office and telegraph office, bank, ATM, bookstall, reprographic centre, canteen, swimming pool, co-operative store, etc.

Campus Festivals at NIT Trichy

Festember is the annual festival of NIT Trichy celebrated in September every year for 4 days, where singing and dancing are taking place. It starts with a musical band and it conducts the events in literature in Tamil, English and Hindi, cinematography, fashions, etc., where 15000 students from 500 colleges participated. Eminent personalities like Maestro Ilayaraja, etc., were present at the events. It was awarded as the best cultural event in Tamil Nadu in 2008.


NIT Trichy is on outskirts of Trichy city on Trichy-Tanjore Highways in Thuvakudi 19 kms away from Trichy railway junction, and Trichy is well connected to all parts of India as well as the world by airport in Trichy that is 17.5 kms away from NIT Trichy.

How to Get Admission at NIT Trichy

For UG courses at NIT Trichy: Students who passed or appeared for the +2 exam can take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and should pass the minimum cut-off mark set by the JEE board in the JEE main exam.

For PG courses: Students who passed a bachelor’s degree or appeared for the final exam can take the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and should pass GATE to get admission to NIT Trichy.

Fee Structure at NIT Trichy

Students need to pay Rs. 5.77 lakhs as fees for UG courses at NIT Trichy, but the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 10.5 LPA after completion of graduation and getting a job at a top company, so they can get back this amount within a year.

NIT Trichy Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning and Resources: NIT Trichy has good faculty and good infrastructures for doing research, and it invented inventions in the fields of engineering science & technology. Therefore, it scored 70%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: NIT Trichy has many distinguished professors and research scholars who invented new technology and got patents for these, so it scored 54.63%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As NIT Trichy has a good atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 78.13%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.

Outreach and Inclusivity: NIT Trichy has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, so it scored 61.35%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: NIT Trichy has good faculty, better infrastructures and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, so it scored 69.32% in NIRF grading, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

NIT Trichy got 66.08% as an overall NIRF score and was ranked at number 9.

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