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National Institute of Technology Puducherry
NIT Puducherry Official logo.png
TypePublic (Institute of National Importance)
Parent institution
National Institute of Technology
EndowmentMinistry of Human Resource Development (India)
ChairmanYet to be Nominated[1]
DirectorDr. K. Sankaranarayanasamy[2]
Location, ,

10°59.5′N 79°50.7′E / 10.9917°N 79.8450°E / 10.9917; 79.8450Coordinates: 10°59.5′N 79°50.7′E / 10.9917°N 79.8450°E / 10.9917; 79.8450

National Institute of Technology puducherry (NIT puducherry or NITPY) is an autonomous public engineering Institute located about 130 kilometers from the city of Puducherry at Karaikal, which is a part of the Union Territory of Puducherry and is an enclave within the Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu. It is one among the 31 National institutes of Technology of India and is declared as an Institute of National Importance[3] by Government of India under NIT Act, 2007. The institute was established in 2010, starting its intake in the academic year 2010–11.


NIT Puducherry is one of the ten NITs, sanctioned by the Government of India in 2009, as part of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2007–2012).[4] The institute was mentored by National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli in the initial years.



Students are admitted for undergraduate programs based on the merit list prepared by giving 100℅ weightage to marks scored in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE MAIN) formerly All India Engineering Entrance Examination.[5]

In total number of seats available 50% of seats are reserved for the candidates having residence/native at Puducherry state[5] (includes Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe, Yanam) and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (i.e., Home State).The remaining 50% seats are filled on all India quota basis. Joint Seat Allocation Authority handles UG admission process.

Admission to PG programs is done based on Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) score. PG admission is made through the Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT).

NIT Puducherry follows the reservation policy declared by the Supreme Court of India, by which 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), 15% for Scheduled Castes (SCs), and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes (STs).[6]

The institute also accepts foreign nationals through scholarships awarded by the Government of India, and non-resident Indians through an independent scheme known as Direct Admission for Students Abroad (DASA).


Undergraduate Programs[edit]

NIT Puducherry awards 4 years long B.Tech degree in five disciplines[6] namely

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Post-Graduate Programs[edit]

The institute offers 2 years long Master course in Computer Science stream,Communication Systems(ECE) and Power Electronics(EEE)


The institute accepts doctoral candidates for research in various fields.


University and college rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[7]130

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 130 among engineering colleges in 2020.[7]


NIT Puducherry is having a campus spread around 256 acres in the village Poovam and Thiruvettakudi of Karaikal.[citation needed] The campus consists of boys hostel, girls hostel, science block, administrative block, guest house, director residence, staff residence and playground.[citation needed]

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ Chairman. on 2015-12-26.
  2. ^ [1]. retrieved on 2018-02-28.
  3. ^ "Institutions of National Importance". Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  4. ^ New NITs. on 2015-12-26.
  5. ^ a b CSAB Business rules. retrieved on 2016-01-01
  6. ^ a b NITPY_Institute_Profile. retrieved on 2016-01-02.
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.