Top Engineering Colleges in Kerala: Kerala, which is known to have India’s highest literacy rate of around 94 per cent, has the unique status of being the country’s premier education centre. The state, whose economy contributes about four per cent to India’s total economy, is now emerging as one of the biggest corporate destinations, making it an ideal choice for studying BTech courses.
These colleges offer full-time four year BTech courses in Kerala, which can lead to a career in engineering. This course is offered in various specializations, and among these, Computer Science Engineering is the most sought after.
Kerala has some of the top-rated B.Tech colleges in India, such as National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut; Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram; College of Engineering (CoE) Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram; Government Engineering College, Thrissur; Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi; Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering (TKM College), Kollam; Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology (RSET), Kochi, etc. In Kerala, BTech degrees are offered in various specializations. Some of the prominent are as follows:
- Civil Engineering
- computer science and engineering
- mechanical Engineering
- Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
- security and fire engineering
- chemical Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
There are 185 engineering colleges in Kerala that offer full time, distance learning and part-time studies. These colleges offer degree courses. Out of these, the top 11 engineering colleges in Kerala ranked by NIRF and India Today offer degree courses in full-time study mode.
Some of these colleges offer dual degree specializations. Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, offers dual specialization in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering. RSET, Kochi and MEC, Kochi, offer dual specialization in computer science and engineering. CUSAT, Kochi offers dual specialization in Safety and Fire Engineering.
B.Tech Admission Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for the BTech course are different for different colleges. However, the basic eligibility criteria for B.Tech are as follows.
- Candidates must have passed class 12 with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects (pass percentage may differ in different colleges)
- Admission of the candidates is based on merit, written test, group discussion or personal interview (GDPI) and is different for different colleges.
Apart from merit-based admissions, many top-rated BTech colleges in Kerala also accept scores from national and state-level entrance exams, such as JEE Main, JEE Advanced, KEAM, etc.
Although there are many BTech colleges in Kerala, there are some top ones that NIRF has listed.
Following is the list of the top 7 engineering Colleges in Kerala ranked by NIRF:
Following is the list of top 2 engineering colleges for B.Tech: Kerala Ranked by India Today:
|College||India Today’20 Ranking|
|SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Ernakulum||102|
Here is a list of some of the top private and public engineering colleges in Kerala:
|private college||Course Fee (Rs. Lakh)|
|SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Ernakulum||1,34,000|
|Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT), Ernakulum||3,00,000|
|Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram||3,00,000|
|public college||Course Fee (Rs. Lakh)|
|CoE Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram||57,700|
|Government Engineering College, Thrissur||–|
Refer to the below infographics to get a detailed overview of the top 6 cities for BTech colleges in Kerala:
Scope of BTech
BTech degree opens up various possibilities for students in the engineering industry. With the increasing demand in the engineering industry, BTech students can find excellent opportunities in both the public and private sectors. The various job profiles offered by the recruiters after completing B.Tech are mentioned below:
|Career Opportunity after B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering|
|engineering support specialist||R&D Application Engineer|
|Career Opportunities after B.Tech in Information Technology|
|information technology officer||lecturer|
|database manager||Web Developer|
|Career Opportunity after B.Tech in Industrial Engineering|
|Quality Engineer||industrial manager|
|Career Opportunity after B.Tech in Software Engineering|
|software engineer||software testing engineer|
|software quality engineer||multimedia display software engineer|
|Career opportunity after BTech in mechanical engineering|
|mechanical engineer||process development technologist|
|Career Opportunity after B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering|
|electronics technician||field technician|
|test technician||first-line technician|
|Career opportunity after BTech in computer science|
|computer engineer||computer network engineer|
|Career Opportunity after B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering|
|aerospace engineer||aerospace designer checker|
|design Engineer||Manufacturing Engineer|
|Career Opportunity after B.Tech in Electronics Engineering|
|Electronics engineer||electrical manager|
|Career Opportunity after B.Tech in Architecture Engineering|
|construction estimator||building inspector|
|Construction Project Manager||Technical Architect|
Graduates from below top 3 B.Tech colleges in Kerala can get an average salary of 1-5 LPA:
- Government Engineering College, Thrissur
- CUSAT, Kochi
- CoE Trivandrum
The graduates from below top 2 BTech colleges in Kerala can get an average salary of Rs 5-10 LPA:
- NIT Calicut
- IIST, Thiruvananthapuram
Refer to the below infographic to get a detailed overview of the average salary for BTech colleges in Kerala:
Scope of study after BTech
Students investing in higher education can get long term benefits. Some students can opt for various programs like MTech/ME and MS, while some can go for business administration courses like MBA.
- Many universities conduct their own entrance exams, but the most common exam for MTech admissions is the Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) exam.
- Many students go for an MS degree from a foreign university. To do MS, you need to pass TOEFL/IELTS (English Proficiency Test) and GRE to get the scholarship.
- Common Admission Test (CAT) exam is the most common exam for MBA admission
Top Recruiters for BTech Graduates
With the increasing demand for BTech, students can get excellent opportunities in the public and private sectors. BTech graduates from any domain are in high demand due to the versatility of job profiles available in the engineering sector. Below is a list of some of the top companies that recruit BTech graduates in Kerala, along with their placement ratings:
|Colleges||Placement Rating (Based on Reviews)||top recruiter|
|CoE Trivandrum||4.4||Accenture, Amazon, Ashok Leyland, Cognizant, Deloitte, Google, HP, IBM, Infosys, Nokia, Tata Communications, Royal Enfield, BPCL, Byju’s|
|Government Engineering College, Thrissur||4.4||Accenture, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Bosch Limited, MRF, Mu Sigma, Oracle, Reliance, Rolls Royce, Suntec, TCS, Wipro, Yahoo|
|TKM College, Kollam||4.2||Accenture, Aricent, Bosch Ltd., Capgemini, ELGI Equipments, Federal Bank, IBM, Infosys, Mahindra Group, MRF, Mu Sigma, Oracle, TCS, Wipro|
|NIT Calicut||4.0||Bajaj, Ashok Leyland, Cisco Systems, Honeywell, Goldman Sachs, Federal Bank, HSBC, Amazon, Citibank, Deloitte, Dell, Cognizant, Capgemini, Amdocs|
|IIST, Thiruvananthapuram||4.0||LM Wind Power, Machine Tools India Pvt Ltd, Team Indus, TCS, Wipro, Wavelet Technology, Vizexperts, Viasat|
How cheap is BTech in Kerala?
Based on the pie chart given below, it can be inferred that doing B. Tech in Kerala is economical as the course/annual fees are around 62% of colleges, ranging from Rs 1-5 lakhs. Some of these colleges are:
- SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Ernakulum
- Government Model Engineering College (MEC), Kochi
- FISAT, Ernakulum
- Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
- CUSAT, Kochi
Around 25% of BTech colleges have fees less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are:
- CoE, Trivandrum
- RSET, Kochi
The fee structure of about 13% B.Tech colleges is more than Rs.5 lakhs. Some of these colleges are: