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GFTI Colleges In India - Seat Intake, Cutoff, Courses Offered, Fees 2024

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What is GFTI?

GFTI, also known as The Government Funded Technical Institutes, is a group of 27 top technical institutes that are funded by the Government of India. According to the official date, the number of seats available for the academic year 2015 was approximately 9,260. It has a similar academic and admissions system to NITs and IIITs.

Those who have cleared JEE Main can secure admission to Government-funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs). These institutes offer a total of 8051 seats across 37 top-listed Government-funded Technical Institutes. The Ministry of Education (MOE) has established the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) to oversee admissions in 26 IIITs and 37 other technical institutes. JoSAA is a unified platform for candidates qualifying for GFTI colleges through the JEE Main exam, whether fully or partially funded by GFTIs.

List of GFTI colleges in India under JEE Main

Institute Name

Total Seats

Total No of Programmes Offered (B. Tech & B. Arch)

Assam University

168

6

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi

1029

30

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

460

4

Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi

33

1

Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management-Ahmedabad

114

3

Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

500

7

J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad- Allahabad

112

2

National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi

210

3

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology

311

7

Mizoram University, Aizawl

102

6

School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur

145

6

School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal

132

2

School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi

175

2

School of Planning & Architecture: Vijayawada

132

2

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir

195

6

HNB Garhwal University Srinagar (Garhwal)

95

5

International Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur

63

3

University of Hyderabad

30

1

Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh

703

16

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

126

2

International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar

165

5

Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar, Assam

20

5

Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry

318

18

Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute of Engineering and Technology, Malda, West Bengal

95

6

Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan

90

3

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Sonepat, Haryana

180

1

Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

90

1

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

16

6

Indian Institute of Handloom Technology(IIHT), Varanasi

33

1

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University (CSVTU), Bhilai

90

2

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai: Indian Oil Odisha Campus, Bhubaneswar

66

2

North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong

80

4

 

There are a total of 32 GFTI colleges in India. These institutions use NIT and IIIT-style academic and admission procedures. The admissions process is managed by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) for all GFTI colleges. Before 2016, students' JEE Main scores were used to determine their admission status to GFTIs. A total of 6,078 seats are available at GFTI colleges under the JEE Mains for admission to B. Tech and B. Arch programs.

Courses Offered by the GFTIs

The courses offered by the GFTIs are popular among the 12th-pass-out students. Along with B.Tech and B.Arch, these colleges offer a variety of courses in UG and PG degrees and admission is subject to the entrance exam. Some of the popular courses offered by the GFTIs are tabulated below:

UG Courses

PG Courses

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

Master of Science (MSc)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Master of Technology (M.Tech)

B.Tech + M.Tech - Dual Degree

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

BSc + MSc - Dual Degree

 

Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch)

 

GFTI Colleges Selection Process

To be eligible for admission to certain courses under the GFTI Colleges, candidates have to take entrance exams. For admission to the B.Tech Course, the candidates must appear for the JEE Main exam which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The below table shows the exams that are required to be taken by the candidates for admission to various courses.

Courses

Entrance Exams

B.Tech/B.Arch

JEE Main

MTech/MSc

GATE

MBA

CAT Exam

GFTI Colleges and Seat Matrix

Name of GFTIs

Seat Intake

Assam University Silchar

135

Birla Institute of Technology Mesra

762

Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar

368

Indian Institute of Carpet Technology Bhadohi

60

Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management Ahmedabad

90

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur

400

J.K Institute of Applied Physics and Technology Allahabad

90

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology Aurangabad

60

National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology Ranchi

139

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology Longowal

249

School of Engineering & Technology Mizoram University

93

School of Engineering, Tezpur University Tezpur

107

School of Planning & Architecture Bhopal

105

School of Planning & Architecture New Delhi

137

School of Planning & Architecture Vijayawada

105

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J & K

199

Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology Thanjavur

60

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Sonipat

169

Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology Shibpur

590

University of Hyderabad

21

International Institute of Information Technology Naya Raipur

42

Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Srinagar

167

International Institute of Information Technology Bhubaneswar

150

Ghani Khan Chowdhury Institute of Engineering and Technology, West Bengal

180

Total Seat Intake

4236

The nation's GFTI colleges are dispersed among various states. JOSAA Counselling is in charge of counseling, and JEE is used for admission to GFTI. The list of GFTIs participating in the academic year 2020–21 is provided below, along with each institution's seat allocation.

Fee Structure of GFTI Colleges

The official website of the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) provides information about the fee structures for all Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs). These institutes have varying fee structures, with some requiring semester-wise payments, while others mandate annual payments. Students are expected to cover costs such as institute fees, transport fees, and hostel and mess fees on a per-semester or yearly basis. Additionally, there are one-time charges like advance and caution money, which are refundable.

Certain institutes offer fee waiver schemes that grant fee reductions based on students' JEE Main All India Rank (AIR) positions. Students from the SC/ST category may enjoy partial exemptions from tuition fees in specific institutes. Domicile candidates of the Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management, Ahmedabad, can benefit from scholarships in the form of a fee waiver scheme, where they only need to pay half of the total fee.

The fee structure for the first year or first semester of the 18 GFTIs is highlighted in the table below.

S. No.

Name of the Institute

Fee Structure (in Rupees)

1.

Assam University, Silchar

55,025 (semester wise)

 

2.

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi

  • Hosteller - 1,15,000 (semester wise)
  • Day scholar - 1,02,500 (semester wise)

3.

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

  • Hosteller – 1,07,650 (annually)
  • Day scholar – 63,150 (annually)

4.

Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi

  • Hosteller - 62,775 (annually)
  • Day scholar – 52,550 (annually)

5.

Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research, and Management-Ahmedabad

  • Gujarat domicile: boys – 50,000 and girls – 60,000
  • Hostel and mess fee – 4900 per month

6.

Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur

22,880 (annually)

7.

J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad- Allahabad

NA

8.

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad (Maharashtra)

38,050 for boys and 37,150 for girls (semester-wise)

9.

National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi

33,850 (semester wise)

10.

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology

41,000 (semester wise)

11.

School of Engineering & Technology, Mizoram University, Aizawl

  • Hosteller – 23,975 (semester wise)
  • Day scholar - 20,350 (semester wise)

12.

School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur

  • Hosteller – 32,203 (semester wise)
  • Day scholar – 25,703 (semester wise)

13.

School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal

  • Hosteller – 52,900 (annually)
  • Day scholar - 31,300 (annually)

14.

School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi

  • Hosteller – 52,900 (annually)
  • Day scholar - 31,300 (annually)

15.

School of Planning & Architecture: Vijayawada

Gen/OBC

  • Hosteller –1,07,300 (annually)
  • Day scholar – 54300 (annually)

SC/ST

  • Hosteller – 89,800 (annually)
  • Day scholar – 36,800 (annually)

16.

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir

  • Hosteller – 1,99,000 (annually)
  • Day scholar – 1,55,000 (annually)

17.

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, District Howrah

  • Hosteller – 45,900 (semester wise)
  • Day scholar – 40,000 (semester wise)

18.

Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

  • Hosteller – 91,150 (semester wise)
  • Day scholar – 66,550 (semester wise)

Top GFTI Colleges Cut-Off

Government Funded Technical Institutions (Branch)

Closing Rank 

School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi (Planning)

479

School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal (Planning)

830

School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada (Planning)

868

Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research, and Management Ahmedabad (Civil Engineering)

51330

Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur (Industrial and Production Engineering)

67125

J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, (Computer Science and Engineering)

39326

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad (Electronics System Engineering)

49169

Assam University, Silchar (Agricultural Engineering)

65371

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (Food Technology)

67914

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar (Electronics and Communication Engineering)

60804

School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur (Civil Engineering)

65332

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir (Mechanical Engineering)

65358

Assam University, Silchar (Computer Science and Engineering)

46287

Assam University, Silchar (Electronics and Communication Engineering)

52116

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad (Electronics System Engineering)

49169

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering)

65309

National Institute of Foundry &Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi (Metallurgy and Materials Engineering)

62323

National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi (Manufacturing Engineering)

57418

School of Engineering & Technology, Mizoram University, Aizawl (Electrical Engineering)

62907

Students must pass the NTA-conducted JEE Mains entrance exam in order to enroll in prestigious engineering colleges like GFTI. Each college has a cutoff based on its overall ranking. Following are the cutoffs for top GFTI colleges.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a GFTI college?

GFTI also known as The Government Funded Technical Institutes are a list of 27 top tier technical institutes that are funded by the Government of India.

Which is the best GFTI in India?

University of Hyderabad can be considered as one of the best GFTI in India. The institute is currently ranked in 17 position in NIRF.

How much percentile is required for OBC in GFTIs?

The cut off percentile for OBC category is minimum of 95 percentile to get into GFTIs

Are GFTIs better than private colleges?

GFTIs are definitely better than Private Colleges and it is recommended for the student to only opt for private colleges if they dont get in any good GFTIs.

What is GFTI in JEE?

The premier educational institutions in India are GFTI colleges (Government Funded Technical Institutions). Admission to GFTIs is based on the JEE Main score. Engineering colleges, universities, and architecture schools are examples of GFTIs. The Government of India funds these institutions.

Who is eligible for GFTI?

Only candidates who pass JEE Main 2022 will be eligible to participate in GFTI counseling. Seat allocation for GFTIs will be done based on a candidate’s rank and score in the JEE Main exam.

What is the full form of GFTI?

GFTI stands for Government Funded Technical Institutes.

Are GFTIs better than VIT?

GFTI is superior because it takes a more educational approach and has a more academic atmosphere.

Which is better NIT, IIIT or GFTI?

Due to the demand in the IT market and their excellent placement rates, IIITs should be the top choice.

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