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So, you’re interested in studying at NIIT University (NU)? We couldn’t be happier!

What are we looking for?

Admission to NU based on your academic excellence in qualifying examinations. But that is not all. We are also interested in your motivation to learn and your drive to succeed. Take a look at the eligibility criteria for our various programmes and the stream of your choice and understand the requirements under each.
Programme BTech/iMTech/iMSc
Stream Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Data Science, Cyber Security, Biotechnology
Class X aggregate % 60%
Class X (Required subjects) English, Math, Science, Social Science. Fifth subject can be of student’s choice
Class XII aggregate % Successful Completion
Class XII (Required subjects) Refer to table below
IB/Cambridge Board Scored ≥ Grade 4 in IB Board or minimum Grade C in Cambridge IGCSE Board
Entrance Exam
  • Valid JEE main/BITSAT/SAT/NEET/Any State Engineering Entrance Examination Rank/Score.
  • For Applicants not having any of the above scores the NUAT will be mandatory.
  • Applicants having valid JEE main/BITSAT/SAT/NEET/Any State Engineering Entrance Examination Rank/Score are strongly recommended to take NUAT and the better of the two scores (second being NUAT)  will be considered.

* Required Subjects for admission to BTech, and Integrated MTech Programmes and Integrated MSc (Computer Science) Programmes for Admissions 2022

Discipline  Mandatory Subjects in XII  Fourth Subject in XII: any one  
Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Cybersecurity, Data Science Physics, Mathematics and English Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Technology, Informatics Practices, Engineering Graphics, Agriculture, Business Studies, Entrepreneurship, Technical Vocational subject
Biotechnology Physics, Chemistry and English Biology, Biotechnology, Mathematics
Integrated MSc (Computer Science) English and any Two out of Physics,Mathematics,Biology,Chemistry Physics,Mathematics,Biology,Chemistry,Biotechnology or any subject listed for BTech CSE in the first row of this table
Programme BBA/iMBA
Stream Management
Class 10 aggregate % 50%
Class 10(Required subjects) English,Math,Science,Social Science .Fifth subject can be of student’s choice
Class 12 aggregate % Successful completion
Class 12 (Required subjects) English and any 3 subjects from History, Political Science, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Business Studies, Accountancy, Entrepreneurship, Legal Studies, Knowledge Tradition & Practices of India, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or Informatics Practices, Biology or Biotechnology, Electronics, Information Technology, Engineering Graphics, Agriculture, Technical vocational subject Fifth subject can be of student’s choice.
IB/Cambridge Board Scored ≥ Grade 6 in IB Board or minimum grade D in Cambridge IGCSE Board
Entrance Exam NUAT
MTech ET
Criteria Applicants applying to NU’s MTech ET programme may choose between two may choose between two specialisations – Teaching Learning Process Innovation and Business Model Process Innovation depending on whether they qualify as in-service or pre-service. The applicants must indicate their choice at the time of application.
Class X aggregate % ≥ 50%
Class XII aggregate % ≥ 50%
Bachelor’s aggregate % ≥ 50%
Master’s aggregate % (if applicable) ≥ 50%
Other criteria
  • Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree in Engineering (any stream)
  • Professionals with a three-year bachelor’s degree must have adequate IT training and professional practice (minimum two years) in an ET relevant industry/organisation/ department/desk/ in India or abroad. They must also have three years relevant experience in any of the above-mentioned areas.
  • Pre-service applicants are required to appear for the NIIT University ET Admission Competency Test and a subsequent screening interview.
  • In-service applicants shall be evaluated on the basis of the candidates’ interest, experience and suitability for the programme along with the recommendation of the sponsoring organisation.


Eligibility criteria
  • Applicants to NU’s MTech GIS programme must have a master’s degree (or must be completing their master’s degree in the current academic year) in any one of the following disciplines:
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geomatics
  • Geoinformatics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • GI Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Geology
  • Ecology
  • Geography
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Economic Geography


  • A Master’s degree in related area


A bachelor’s degree (or completing their degree in the current academic year) in:
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Architecture
  • The applicant must have scored first division [T15] in any two exams out of their Class X,  Class XII or bachelors, and second division in the third examination.
  • Applicants must have secured ≥ 50% in relevant bachelor’s degree.
Also of interest
NU’s PhD programmes are offered to applicants with or without experience, and to those sponsored by an industry/organisation. Entrance tests for eligible candidates are held online. Candidates who have qualified for UGC NET and/or GATE are exempt from NU’s entrance examination. All candidates will have an in-person interview with the faculty of the research discipline they have applied to.

The minimum educational qualifications for admission to NU’s PhD programmes are:

  • A master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the master’s degree, by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed)

  • An equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognised or authorised by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • In case of foreign-degree holders, registration for the PhD programme is confirmed after the determination of equivalence by the relevant university body.
  • In case of NU alumni from BTech / iMBA programmes, a minimum 8.5 CGPA is a must.
  • Applicants who have cleared a MPhil programme with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and after successfully completing the MPhil degree are eligible to proceed to conduct research work leading to a PhD in the same institution in an integrated programme
  • A relaxation of 5% of the marks, i.e., from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to the SC/ST/OBC/differently abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the commission from time to time.
Also of interest

NU currently offers two industry linked programmes.

MTech Cyber Security with Infosys

Eligibility criteria
  • Four years (minimum) work experience
Educational qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (or equivalent in an appropriate area)
  • MS (Computer Science/Information Technology
  • Graduates (AMIETE) from Institution of Electronics of Telecommunications
  • Engineers (IETE) in Computer Science or Engineering

Applicants who have completed their first degree outside India must:

  • Have passed the examination in the concerned subject*
  • Fulfil minimum eligibility criteria for admission from a university/Board included in the list of Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Obtain and submit an equivalence certificate from AIU, subject to final verification by NU (If the university/Board is not on the AIU list)
*A four-year bachelor’s degree (8 semesters) in Engineering/ science of the relevant discipline. A four-year BSc programme (after 10+2) will be considered the equivalent of a BTech for this purpose.

MBA ISDE with Coforge

Eligibility criteria
  • Educational qualifications: BE/BTech
  • Minimum 55% marks at graduation
  • 18 months of relevant professional work experience (minimum) after graduation
The selection process for this MBA programme is designed to identify meritorious candidates who possess good personalities, a spirit of enquiry, excitement, and daring and who show an aptitude for data analytics and management. NU uses multiple criteria for selection.
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