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Studying in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is a dream of every engineering student in India. The IIT colleges in India were formed to prepare scientists and engineers. In 1951, the first-ever Indian Institute of technology was made in Kharagpur, West Bengal. They are autonomous public institutes for higher technical education, most popular for their BTech programs. There are 23 total numbers of IIT present in India governed by the institute of technology act, 1961 and are declared as important institutes of the nation by the Indian parliament.


The admission into all the IIT colleges in India is carried out through the entrance examinations, namely JEE main and JEE advanced. Applicants must appear and clear these two phases - firstly JEE Mains and then JEE advanced in their first attempt conducted by JoSSA. Qualifying in both the examinations is compulsory to secure a seat in the institute. Till 2019, the total number of seats in all the IIT for the user programs was 11,277. Only 0.6 % of the total number of students who appeared for JEE advanced 2019 got admitted into one of the IITs. Every time getting admitted to an IIT institute is highly competitive as many applicants appear for the exam and there are a limited number of seats.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. How many IIT Colleges are There in India?

Ans: The total numbers of IIT colleges in India are 23 from which 16 IITs got established after 2004.

2. Which is the Top IIT College in India?

Ans: According to the NIRF ranking 2020, IIT Madras is the topmost IIT in India which is considered the best university across the nation.

3. Name the Oldest IITs in India?

Ans: The oldest IIT in India or IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, and IIT Delhi.

4. Is IIT JEE a Tough Examination?

Ans: IIT JEE is one of the difficult exams in the world which is conducted in January every year. It witnessed more than 10 lakh applicants competing for only 11289 seats, around 1.2 % of the total number of students.