Exam-stress does not necessarily end with the exam. To prove this theory is the post JEE-Main 2014 horror that have already started taking a toll on the lives of innocentJEE-Main 2014 candidates. All right!! Post-exam stress over a number of concerns are quite common and must be taken care of by simply keeping calm and managing the stress effectively.

If you are among 1.5 candidates topping the JEE-Main 2014 examination then you will have to appear finally for the JEE-Advanced 2014 examination to study one of your favorite streams in the hallowed IITs. However, NITs (National Institute of Technology) only consider scores obtained by students in JEE-Main for their admissions to some of the best streams offered by the institution.

Many NIT aspirants due to several reasons fail to make an informed decision every year. They either fail to take admission to a stream of their choice or just cannot get admission in the institution. Considering this scenario, we have brought you a complete study of two best NITs—NIT Tiruchirappalli and NIT Warangal—for you to help make an informed decision by analyzing every key feature and detail of NITs in a deeper way.

Closing Ranks for NIT Tiruchirappalli and NIT Warangal

2Undoubtedly, NIT Tiruchirappalli and NIT Warangal are two best NITs in India. The closing ranks for these two hallowed institutions were 1344 and 1921 respectively last year in 2013. Considering the JEE-Main 2014 examination was tougher than the last year, the closing ranks for these two government-funded engineering institutions in India are predicted to be around the same figures this time around as well.
So to score a seat in any of the two NITs, you will have to hit a ranking somewhere around that.
Courses Offered to Students by NIT Tiruchirappalli:
The Institute offers a multitude of courses at both Under-Graduate as well as Post-Graduate level. NIT-Tiruchirappalli has eleven departments, which are dedicated to providing quality education and research in their respective fields.

Architecture Computer Science and Technology Instrumental and Control Engineering
CEACASE Computer Application Mechanical Engineering
CEESAT Electrical and Electronics Engineering Mathematics
Chemical Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering Physics
Chemistry Humanities Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Civil Engineering Management Studies Production Engineering

Courses Offered to Students by NIT Warangal:

The Institute offers a multitude of courses at both Under-Graduate as well as Post-Graduate level. NIT-Warangal has eleven departments, which are dedicated to providing quality education and research in their respective fields.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Computer Aided Process and Equipment Design
Mechanical Engineering Transportation Engineering Computer Science and Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering Construction Technology and Management Information Security
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Power Systems Engineering Master of Computer Applications (Offered by Department  of Computer Science and Engineering)
Chemical Engineering Power Electronics and Industrial  Drives Exclusively for Engineering Graduates offered by School of Management
Computer Science and Engineering Thermal Engineering Applied Mathematics
Bio technology Manufacturing  Systems Engineering M.Sc. (Tech)-Engg. Physics (Photonics, Electronics, and Instrumentation) (3 yrs)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Chemistry (Drugs, Dyes, Pharmaceuticals, and Pesticides)
Product Design and Development Modern Methods of chemical Analysis)
Materials Technology
Automobile Engineering
Electronic Instrumentation
VLSI System Design

Notable Alumni, NIT (Tiruchirappalli)

  • K. R. Sridhar, founder and CEO of Bloom Energy.
  • Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Indian business executive, the CEO and the managing director of Tata Consultancy Services.
  • T. V. Narendran, an Indian business executive, currently the Managing Director of Tata Steel (India and South East Asia), one of the largest steel producers in the world.

Notable Alumni, NIT (Warangal)

  • Rao Remala, First Indian Employee at Microsoft
  • Bejini Mahesh Narayan, Collector of Hyderabad
  • Suraj Mahapatro, Assistant Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  • V.R. Ferose, Managing Director SAP Labs, India, Nominated as Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum in 2012

Ex-Curricular and Cultural Activities at NIT Tiruchirappalli campus

The so-called Performing Arts group at NIT Tiruchirappalli campus comprises the dance troupe, the music troupe and the thespians’ society, which perform every year at several events taking place at the campus.

The dance troupe combines vibrant colors with meaningful themes in their performances. Amruthavarshini, the Carnatic music group of the college, organizes classical music concerts in the institute. In 2007, the group anchored Tyagaraja Aradhana in honor of the Carnatic musician Tyagaraja.

Festember, NITTFEST and Pragyan are three most famous annual events of the institution. These three events are organized by students of the campus.

National-level cultural festival of the institute, Festember has been taking place in the institution since 1975 during the month of September. It mainly comprises music, dance and literary competitions with thousands of participants from colleges across the country competing for the trophy.

Indian musicians including Karthik, Srinivas, Naresh Iyer, Kadri Gopalnath and Sivamani as well as bands like Indian Ocean, Euphoria and Silk Route have performed at Festember. Festember derives its name from the phrase, “A Fest to Remember”.

NITTFEST is the intra-college version of Festember with many of the same events, but with the competition between departments of the institute.
Pragyan can be described as the institute’s annual science and technology festival. This event is held in the month of January or February. The festival hosts contests in programming, management, robotics and other fields of engineering.

These contests (some of which are conducted online) are participated by contestants from all over India and also from other countries. Pragyan earns its reputation from workshops by Adobe and Sun Microsystems as well as guest lecturers including Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, Nobel prize-winning physicist John C. Mather and linguist Noam Chomsky.
Ex-Curricular and Cultural Activities at NIT Warangal campus
NIT Warangal hosts a string of technical and cultural events every year some of which include Technozion (technical fest), SpringSpree (cultural fest), and Cura (management fest).
Zero Gravity is also a famous annual event, which is an inter-branch competition of cultural events at the campus.
School of Management’s Fest, Cura is participated by all business schools of India.
Held annually for three-long days, SpringSpree is hosted at the end of January or in the beginning of March. It is run by students and includes cultural performances.
Technozion is the annual technical festival, held every year over a period of three days at the NIT Warangal campus.
3Infrastructure and Environment at NIT Tiruchirappalli Campus
The NIT Tiruchirappalli campus is located near Thuvakudi on the outskirts of Tiruchirappalli.
The administrative building, called as the admin-block, with its iconic clock tower is one of the institute’s landmarks. It houses administrative offices and also the offices of the director and deans. The eastern and western wings of this building are occupied by the physics and chemistry departments respectively.
Academic facilities
The institute’s academic facilities include the department buildings, laboratories and workshops, lecture halls, computer centers and the central library.
Computer Center
The institute’s primary computer center is called The Octagon. It has eight computer labs, printing facilities and a variety of engineering software for students.

Athletic facilities
The campus has indoor badminton courts and a fitness center. It also has a 25-metre swimming pool and an outdoor stadium with a 400-metre track. This stadium is also used as a cricket field. Other facilities on campus include basketball courts, and indoor table tennis tables in the residential hostels.
Housing and other amenities
There are 17 boys and 3 girls’ hostels with a capacity of 3800 students in the campus.

Infrastructure and Environment at NIT Warangal Campus
The main entrance of the NIT Warangal represents the traditional elegance of KakatiyaThoranam. The campus is surrounded by administrative building, academic buildings, library building, students’ hostels, sports pavilion and gallery, director’s bungalow, staff quarters and guest houses.

Centre for Innovation and Incubation
NIT Warangal earns its reputation as the only NIT with a center with the objective of providing laboratory space for startup industries. Startup industries such as ‘Future Now Innosoft’ and ‘Sky e it’ solutions have started their activities in this center.

Other facilities
For international meets, conferences and student activities, there are Abdul Kalam Hall, New Seminar Hall, New Conference Hall and the Auditorium.
The campus also has a dispensary with an X-ray machine, an ECG and a pathology laboratory.
Placement at NIT Tiruchirappalli
In the year 2012-2013, 83 companies visited the campus of NIT Tiruchirappalli and 84 students from the NIT Tiruchirappalli were hired by these companies. Maximum salary offered to the student was Rs. 28 l.p.a.
On an average, over 220 companies attend the campus recruitment fair every year. The average compensation during 2013 was over Rs.6 lakhs with the highest being Rs. 75 lakh per annum. One of the three selected from all over India is from NIT-Tiruchirappalli; the other two being from IITs. The institute enjoys best placements when it comes to PG programs.

Placement at NIT Warangal

The top recruiters visiting NIT Warangal are Microsoft, Facebook, Epic Systems, Directi, Yahoo, EA Sports, Amazon.com, Qualcomm, Google, Pepsi, DE Shaw, Flipkart, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Oracle Corporation etc.
A number of students have bagged international offers as well in the past from the companies mentioned above. The institution not only has a good track of placement in software companies, IT and Financial Services firms, the institute also has a very good track record of placements in some of the core engineering firms like ITC Limited, Hindustan Unilever, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Godrej Industries, Dr. Reddy`s Labs, various PSUs like ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, DRDO, Steel plants for Mechanical, Civil, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy engineering.

In the year 2013, Facebook offered the highest pay package ever in the history of NIT Warangal to a student. The pay package was approximately Rs 84.6 l.p.a for a computer science student.

NIT Warangal had bagged around 650 jobs in the year 2013 with packages varying from Rs 3.5 l.p.a to Rs 65 l.p.a.
JEE-Main 2014 examination is finally over and its post-exam stress is in the air. It is important to keep calm to avoid taking stress toll on your life. The details aforementioned and the comparison done between NIT Tiruchirappalli and NIT Warangal can help you make an informed decision. So just study your options and decide accordingly.

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