NIT’s are autonomous institutes, they are located in one each major state/territory of India. NIT’s offer degree courses at bachelors, masters, and doctorate levels in various branches of engineering and technology. All NIT’s are autonomous which enables them to set up their own curriculum.

Admission to NIT’s was done by the erstwhile All India Engineering Entrance Examination, now replaced by Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Mains) conducted across India.