List of Institutes of National Importance

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Institute of National Importance (INI) is a status that may be conferred to a public higher education institution in India by an act of parliament, an institution which "serves as a pivotal player in developing highly skilled personnel within the specified region of the country/state". INIs receive special recognition and funding. As of 23 April 2015 the Ministry of Human Resource Development has listed 76 institutions under this category.[1]

Institutes of National Importance[1]
No. Institute City State Founded Type Specialization
1 Aligarh Muslim University[N 1] [2] Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 1920 Aligarh Muslim University
2 Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 1916 Banaras Hindu University
3 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 2010 CSIR Sciences
4 AIIMS Bhopal Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 2012 AIIMS Medicine
5 AIIMS Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Odisha 2012 AIIMS Medicine
6 AIIMS Jodhpur Jodhpur Rajasthan 2012 AIIMS Medicine
7 AIIMS New Delhi Delhi Delhi 1956 AIIMS Medicine
8 AIIMS Patna Patna Bihar 2012 AIIMS Medicine
9 AIIMS Raipur Raipur Chhattisgarh 2012 AIIMS Medicine
10 AIIMS Rishikesh Rishikesh Uttarakhand 2012 AIIMS Medicine
11 Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior Gwalior Madhya Pradesh 1997 IIIT Information Technology
12 Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha Chennai Tamil Nadu 1918 NA Language studies
13 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar Punjab 1987 NIT Engineering
14 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Howrah West Bengal 1856 IIEST Engineering
15 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 1999 IIIT Information Technology
16 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing Kancheepuram Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu 2007 IIIT Information Technology
17 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh 2005 IIIT Information Technology
18 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 2008 IISER Sciences
19 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata Kolkata West Bengal 2006 IISER Sciences
20 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali Mohali Punjab 2007 IISER Sciences
21 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune Pune Maharashtra 2006 IISER Sciences
22 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 2008 IISER Sciences
24 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Odisha 2008 IIT Engineering
25 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra 1958 IIT Engineering
26 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Delhi Delhi 1963 IIT Engineering
27 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Gandhinagar Gujarat 2008 IIT Engineering
28 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati Assam 1994 IIT Engineering
29 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 2008 IIT Engineering
30 Indian Institute of Technology Indore Indore Madhya Pradesh 2009 IIT Engineering
31 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur Jodhpur Rajasthan 2008 IIT Engineering
32 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal 1951 IIT Engineering
33 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 1959 IIT Engineering
34 Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 1959 IIT Engineering
35 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Mandi Himachal Pradesh 2009 IIT Engineering
36 Indian Institute of Technology Patna Patna Bihar 2008 IIT Engineering
37 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee[N 2] Roorkee Uttarakhand 1847 IIT Engineering
38 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Ropar Punjab 2008 IIT Engineering
39 Indian Institute of Technology, BHU[N 2] Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 1919 IIT Engineering
40 Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad [3] Dhanbad Jharkhand 1926 IIT Engineering
41 Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata West Bengal 1931 ISI Statistics
42 International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Odisha 2007 IIIT Engineering
43 Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research[N 3] Pondicherry Puducherry 1823 JIPMER Medicine
44 Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur Jaipur Rajasthan 1963 NIT Engineering
45 Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 1960 NIT Engineering
46 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 1961 NIT Engineering
46 National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali Mohali Punjab NIPER Pharmaceutical sciences
48 National Institute of Technology Agartala Agartala Tripura 1965 NIT Engineering
49 National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh Yupia Arunachal Pradesh 2010 NIT Engineering
50 National Institute of Technology Calicut Kozhikode Kerala 1961 NIT Engineering
51 National Institute of Technology Delhi Delhi Delhi 2010 NIT Engineering
52 National Institute of Technology Durgapur Durgapur West Bengal 1960 NIT Engineering
53 National Institute of Technology Goa Farmagudi Goa 2010 NIT Engineering
54 National Institute of Technology Hamirpur Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh 1986 NIT Engineering
55 National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur Jamshedpur Jharkhand 1960 NIT Engineering
56 National Institute of Technology Karnataka Mangalore Karnataka 1960 NIT Engineering
57 National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra Kurukshetra Haryana 1963 NIT Engineering
58 National Institute of Technology Manipur Imphal Manipur 2010 NIT Engineering
59 National Institute of Technology Meghalaya Shillong Meghalaya 2010 NIT Engineering
60 National Institute of Technology Mizoram Aizawl Mizoram 2010 NIT Engineering
61 National Institute of Technology Nagaland Dimapur Nagaland 2010 NIT Engineering
62 National Institute of Technology Patna Patna Bihar 1886 NIT Engineering
63 National Institute of Technology Puducherry Karaikal Puducherry 2010 NIT Engineering
64 National Institute of Technology Raipur Raipur Chhattisgarh 1956 NIT Engineering
65 National Institute of Technology Rourkela Rourkela Odisha 1961 NIT Engineering
66 National Institute of Technology Sikkim Ravangla Sikkim 2010 NIT Engineering
67 National Institute of Technology Silchar Silchar Assam 1967 NIT Engineering
68 National Institute of Technology Srinagar Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir 1960 NIT Engineering
69 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 1964 NIT Engineering
70 National Institute of Technology Warangal Warangal Telangana 1959 NIT Engineering
71 Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development Sriperumbudur Tamil Nadu 1993 NA Training
72 Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 2000 NA Medicine
73 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat Surat Gujarat 1961 NIT Engineering
74 School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 2008 SPA Architecture
75 School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi New Delhi Delhi 1941 SPA Architecture
76 School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh 2008 SPA Architecture
77 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur Nagpur Maharashtra 1960 NIT Engineering
78 National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand Srinagar Uttarakhand 2010 NIT Engineering
79 Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Rae Bareli Uttar Pradesh 2005 NA Technology
80 National Institute of Design Ahmedabad Gujarat 1961 NID Design


  1. ^ Aligarh Muslim University was declared Institute of National Importance at the Commencement of the Constituion of India
  2. ^ a b IIT Roorkee was included in the IIT system in 2001; IIT BHU was included in the IIT system in 2012
  3. ^ Ecole de Médicine de Pondichéry was re-established as JIPMER in 1964