The National Institutes of Technology Panji are premier institutions of technology in India offering academic programs at undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral levels. In 2002, while granting them autonomy, they were taken under the ambit of Centrally Funded Technical Institutions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and renamed as National Institutes of Technology. Further, under the NIT Act 2007, they were elevated to the status of Institutes of National Importance.
Students are admitted to B. Tech programs in the NITs on the basis of ranks obtained in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE). While 50% of the seats are reserved for students of the state in which the particular NIT is located, the remaining 50% of seats are open for students from across the country on the basis of merit. Reservation of seats is followed as per Government of India norms.