NIT Durgapur has been ranked at 96th position for its overall performance by NIRF Rankings in the year 2020. The institute has also excelled in its academic curriculum for which it has been ranked at 47th position in top engineering colleges by NIRF Rankings 2020. Its flagship program is B.Tech with CSE specialization.
Admission to this program is offered on the basis of JEE Main exam, followed by JoSAA counselling. There has been an Increase of 2% in placement rate in NIT Durgapur placements 2020. The institute recorded 71.92% placement percentage in 2020 placement drive with the highest package offered at INR 30 LPA.
NIT Durgapur is the first institute in Eastern India to be selected as a Lead Institute under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) of the Govt.Of India funded by the World Bank.
Financial support is also given to students to participate in conferences and present research papers in India and abroad.
The institute offers internship in some of the most reputed institute / industries of India and abroad including IISE Bangalore ,IITs, CERN (Switzerland),NUS (Singapore),MIT (USA), University of Michigan(USA),Max Planck Institute ( Germany), ETH Zurich (Switzerland) to name a few.