NIT Puducherry: National Institute of Technology, Puducherry

National Institute of Technology, Puducherry (NITPY) is an autonomous public engineering Institute located in union territory of Puducherry, Karaikal. It is one among the 31 National institutes of Technology of India and is declared as an Institute of National Importance by Government of India under NIT Act, 2007. The institute was established in 2010, starting its intake in the academic year 2010-11.


Key Description:

Type: Public (Institute of National Importance)

Established: 2010

Parent institution: National Institute of Technology

Endowment Ministry of Human Resource Development (India)

Chairman Yet to be Nominated

Director Dr. K. Sankaranarayanasamy

Location Karaikal, Puducherry, India

Language English

Acronym NITPY



NIT Puducherry History

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.


NIT Puducherry Academics


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.

In total number of seats available 50% of seats are reserved for the candidates having residence/native at Puducherry state (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).

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).


NIT Puducherry Courses

Undergraduate Programs

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

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

Post-Graduate Programs

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.


NIT Puducherry Rankings 2020

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



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.