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After working rigorously to crack the Joint Entrance exam, often students are puzzled with the plethora of options to choose from. Working hard for JEE Main 2019 does not end your journey and you must struggle to choose the perfect engineering branch for yourself.

Making the right decision could make or break one's career. In order to have a secure future and choose the right domain, a student needs to make a wise decision after evaluating all the possible factors. Analysis based on facts and experience would lead the student in the right direction and would help them make a rational conclusion. One must also keep in mind that the area of interest should be taken into consideration as taking a subject merely because of previous years trend may not be fruitful in the longer haul.

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) hold a special place among the premier engineering colleges as they are considered second best after the IITs. It becomes a matter of pride to get into top NIT college. In order to simplify the process of which branches are best among the NITs, here's an analysis of the same.

NIT Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

NIT Trichy sitting at the top of NIT rankings have seen a large influx of students coming into the college because of the quality of education that is provided here. In UG courses, the institute offers ten branches and for PG courses there are twenty-one disciplines available. Moreover, there are M.S. (by research) & Ph. D. Programs for almost all the departments.

In order to get into this college, students need to work hard and get top rank in JEE Mains. In order to get into popular courses like CSE and ECE one needs to secure rank under 2500 else getting the desired branch can be difficult. EEE and ME also sees a good amount of interest from the students as it opens up both the portals of software and electronics through EEE. However, getting into other branches like CE and Metallurgical Engineering also demands a good score and is among the top 5 courses preferred by the students.

NIT Rourkela, Odisha

Being one of the top ten NITs, the institute has also secured a good rank in the Times World University rankings for higher education under the “Engineering and Technology” category. Additionally, it is the only NIT to have secured a place among its sister NITs. The college not only offers varied courses just like MNNIT but also boast of plethora of amenities to its students such as boarding and lodging, a modern gymnasium, swimming pool, all games and sports facilities, career guidance, 100% placements, medical facilities among others. Here, CSE and ECE continue to remain popular choices and demands a rank under 7000 and 8500 respectively.

NIT Surathkal, Karnataka

Having a large and lush green area, the new campus of the NIT, Suratkhal is quite well maintained and is also self-sufficient in every aspect. The college offers both Undergraduate and Graduate programs and boasts of 14 functional departments along with 11 support centres comprising 200 faculty members and 300 support staff. The top-ranking branches here in this college are CSE, IT ECE and EEE in general.

However, if you wish to opt for IT then that'll be a good option too as after CS, IT is regarded as a good choice. And, getting into CSE would not be that easy as you'll need to have secured under 3000 rank whereas for IT and ECE a rank under 5000 would suffice. If you are trying get an entry through EEE then you'll roughly need to have rank under 7000. Speaking of the top courses, both IT and ECE are equally popular among students and which creates a good impact on the college. You'll also get to have remedial classes if you are not proficient in English or need some skill training.

NIT Warangal, Telangana

Having a distinguished and reputable name the NIT Warangal really stands out among its peers with its best student faculty ratio. The college offers 8 UG programs and 29 PG programs in various fields. Among them SCE and ECE are top ranked and have seen a rise in competition among students to get a seat there. Students also opt for ME but its placement records are not that good. To be eligible for CSE students need to secure a rank under 2500 and 5000 for getting into ECE at NIT, Warangal. NIT Warangal is well known for having a strong Research & Development facility, Industrial Consultancy, Continuous Education and Training Programs for teachers and technical personnel.

MNNIT Allahabad, UP

MNNIT is a huge college covering a total area of 222 acres of land which encompasses its academic buildings, research facilities etc. The institute is well known for the varied number of courses offered here. For B. Tech students can enroll from its nine branches and for M. Tech 19 programs are available to choose from. It is also one of the few institutes which is recognized for its centres for the Quality Improvement Program for M. Tech. & Ph.D. CSE, IT, ECE and EEE continue to lead the top programs offered by the college. Both CSE and IT demands a good ranking from the candidates and prospect of getting into the branch is secured if the candidate obtains rank under 4000 and under 6000 for IT.

VNIT Nagpur, Maharashtra

VNIT Nagpur is a public engineering and research institute which is situated in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The college offers many Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral, and Distance programs. VNIT also boasts of its Training & Placement Department, which provides a platform for its students to make use or apply their technical acumen to gain valuable experience by working in the mainstream industry. Regarding its engineering courses, Mechanical and Civil are the oldest branch and also sought after. But when it comes to placements CSE tops the list with attractive packages which can go as high up to 12 lakhs p.a.

There are about 31 NITs and they vary in various factors like campus & infrastructure, courses offered etc. We have just given information about 6 popular NITs. You should choose wisely considering all aspects including your interests.

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