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Colleges other than NITs accepting JEE MAIN Scores

JEE Main is the national level entrance exam conducted for admissions to undergraduate engineering programs at NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs. JEE Main is also the qualifying test for JEE Advanced which offers admission to IITs.

Due to the vastness of syllabus and the level of competition, it is considered as one of the toughest engineering entrance examination at the undergraduate level.

How is JEE Mains different from JEE Advanced?

Cracking JEE Mains is the first milestone for aspiring IITians. Candidates often get confused between the two tests, wondering what is the basic difference between JEE Advanced and JEE Main.

JEE Main and JEE Advanced are two stages of the same exam, but they differ in various aspects. The score of JEE Main is essential for getting admission into the 4-year degree courses of science and engineering in institutions like NITs, IIITs and other government colleges in India. Only those who qualify JEE Main are entitled to appear for JEE Advanced.

The candidates who further clear JEE Advanced are then entitled to admission to engineering programs offered by the world-renowned IITs. JEE Main examines only the speed of aspirants whereas JEE Advanced tests both, speed and accuracy.

The syllabus for both the tests is different as more topics are included in the Advanced level exam. JEE Main consists of MCQs whereas questions in JEE Advanced are of objective type. An applicant can appear for Mains exam only 3 times in his lifetime whereas JEE Advanced can be attempted only 2 times in consecutive years.

Top colleges other than NIT’s accepting JEE Main scores for admission

The institutes mentioned below are tier II engineering colleges of the country which come next to IIt’s and NIt’s.

Admission to tier II colleges is comparatively easy than IIt’s and NIT’s but it is still difficult to get through these colleges as the number of applicants is high.

IIIT Hyderabad

Indian Institute for Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT H) is one of the most coveted colleges for Computer engineering. It is often compared to various top-notch NITs and IITs. IIIT H’s culture makes students multidimensional and also specializes them heavily so that they excel at what they do.

Admission to various B.Tech courses at IIIT Hyderabad is done through different channels, namely, JEE Main, Direct Admission for Students of Abroad (DASA), National Talent Search Exam, Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojna, and Olympiad.

Average Placement: 14 Lakh p.a.


The LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT), is a deemed university located in Jaipur.The institute is a public-private partnership venture between the LNM foundation and the Government of Rajasthan and operates as an autonomous non-profit organization.

The admission process is conducted through 3 channels – based on JEE Main ranks, top 10 rankers of Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) and scores of foreign national candidates/Person of Indian Origin (PIO) in Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA).

Average Placement: 7 Lakh p.a.

BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT Mesra) is an Indian Institute of higher education and a deemed University. The college is one of the oldest and most popular engineering colleges in eastern India. The main campus at Mesra is a wholly residential campus.

Admission criteria for Btech courses for Indian students are based on AIR in JEE-Main through CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board) / JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority).

Average Placement: 7 Lakh p.a.

 Delhi Technological University, Delhi

Formerly known as DCE is a very old and prestigious college of NCR. DTU comes in the top 10 rankings and has a very impressive placements record.

Admissions are on the basis of rank in JEE (Main) followed by an online counseling.

Counseling is organized by the college and is held for those candidates who are shortlisted through the screening process on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in JEE Mains.

Average Placement: 11 Lakh p.a.

NSIT, Delhi

Started in 1978, the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) located in New Delhi is one of the premier institutions in the country for Engineering and Technology programs.

It is one of the oldest engineering colleges in India and Delhi’s first engineering college. The college has been under the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi since 1963 and was affiliated with the University of Delhi. Offering courses in a number of disciplines, the institute has undergraduate, postgraduate and research-oriented Ph.D. programs.

The selection process for the undergraduate program consists of an analysis of the performance of the candidate in the JEE-Main examination.

Average Placement- 11 lakhs p.a.

We hope students by now have got a fair idea that even if they have not cleared JEE advanced. No need to get disheartened as there are many top technical institutes in India which offer admission based on the JEE Main scores too. This list contains names of a few of those renowned colleges.