National Institute of Technology, Puducherry Karaikal


Founded in 2010, National Institute of Technology, Puducherry is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Karaikal (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Puducherry. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, India, National Institute of Technology, Puducherry (NITPY) is a coeducational higher education institution. National Institute of Technology, Puducherry (NITPY) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. NITPY also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

The National Institute of Technology, Puducherry (NITPY)(Hindi:राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, पुडुचेरी), is an autonomous public engineering Institute located in union territory of Puducherry. 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). The institute was mentored by National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli in the initial years. Dr. Baldev Raj is the current Chairman, Board of Governors of NIT Puducherry.

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Students are admitted for undergraduate programs based on the merit list prepared by giving 60℅ weightage to marks scored in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE MAIN) formerly All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and 40% weightage to marks scored in class XII.

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).


Undergraduate Programs

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

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

Post-Graduate Programs

The institute offers 2 years long Master course in Computer Science stream. PG courses were introduced four years after its inception.


The institute accepts doctoral candidates for research in various fields.


NIT Puducherry is having a campus spread around 256 acres in the village Poovam and Thiruvettakudi of Karaikal.


Address P.K.C Campus, Second Floor, Rear Side, Nehru Nagar
609 605 Puducherry
Population range 50,000-249,999
PHONE +91 4368-231665
FAX +91 4368-231665
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