Top Ranked Engineering Colleges in India 2021

Engineering is a stream of education that involves the application of Science, Technology and Mathematics to innovate, design, develop and maintain machines, structures, software, hardware and systems & processes. This field provides a range of career opportunities across all industries, making it one of the most sought-after course pursued by students after Class 12, especially those from the Science stream..

The BTech programme is your gateway to a career in Engineering with a duration of four years followed by an MTech programme of two-year duration. Students interested in reasearch work have an option to pursue PhD which is of two-year duration.

Students planning to study Engineering courses in India can choose from nearly 100 specialisations. Some of the most prominent ones are tabulated below:

Computer Science Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering Electronics Engineering
Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Information Technology
Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Aeronautical Engineering
Biotechnology Engineering Food Technology Cyber Security
Marine Engineering Petroleum Engineering Production Engineering
Aerospace Engineering Automobile Engineering Communications Engineering
Data Analytics Game Design Instrumentation Technology
Mechatronics Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Mining Engineering
Telecommunication Engineering UI / UX Virtualization

Engineering Courses Admission Eligibility Criteria:–

Engineering courses can be pursued at UG, PG, Diploma and PhD levels. The eligibility criteria differ as per the course and branch selected by the candidate. However, given below is a broad eligibility criteria for UG, PG, Diploma and PhD Engineering courses for the reference of candidates:

  • BE/BTech: Candidates must have passed Class 12 from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects. They must have also secured a minimum of 60 per cent aggregate score
  • BTech Lateral Entry: Candidates must have passed a three-year Diploma granted by the Board of Technical Examination of a State Government, with minimum 45 per cent aggregate or equivalent
  • ME/MTech: Candidates who have completed their BE/BTech degree with a valid score in GATE are eligible for ME/MTech degree course
  • Diploma: Aspirants must have passed Class 10/equivalent examination, with at least 35 per cent in Science and Maths subjects
  • PG Diploma: Only few colleges offer PG Diploma like IIT Gandhinagar which is a one-year programme. PGDIIT is offered in specialisations such as Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth System Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. The eligibility is similar to MTech
  • PhD: Aspirants must have secured a minimum of 55 per cent aggregate or 5.5 CPI in BTech/MTech or equivalent degree in relevant streams

Top Engineering Colleges in India: Zone Wise

The following table give the rankings of the top engineering colleges in India according to the different zones.

Top Engineering Colleges in North India
IIT Delhi IIT Kanpur
BITS Pilani IIIT Allahabad
Top Engineering Colleges in East India
IIT Kharagpur ISM Dhanbad
IIT Guwahati BIT Mesra, Ranchi
Top Engineering Colleges in West India
Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune IIT Gandhinagar
IIITM Gwalior D.Y. Patil College of Engineering, Pune
Top Engineering Colleges in South India
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad

There are many Engineering colleges in India which offer Engineering courses, out of these nearly 90 colleges are public, 90 are private and rest are public private colleges. Here is the list of some of the top private and public Engineering colleges in India:

Private Colleges Course Fee (in Rs lakh)
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala 17.07
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani 16.73
Amity University, Noida 9.20
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, Vellore 7.83
Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus, Kerala 4
Public Colleges Course Fee (in Rs lakh)
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai 9.38
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai 8.55
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Kharagpur 8.34
National Institute of Technology (NITK) Surathkal, Mangalore 5.39
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Delhi 4.47

The top Engineering colleges in India accept score obtained by students in numerous national or state-level examinations, including JEE Main, JEE Advanced, TNEA, KCET, MHT CET, TS EAMCET, COME DK UGET, AP EAMCET, WBJEE, GUJCET, VITEEE, BITSAT and many more. Students can pursue Engineering courses from many cities/states as per their convenience and priority. There are several Engineering colleges in major cities across the country such as Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi/ NCR, Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kerala, and so on. Refer to the infographics below to get a detailed overview of the top seven Cities / States of Engineering Colleges in India:

Following is a list of top 10 Engineering colleges in India ranked by NIRF:

Name of the College NIRF’20 Ranking
IIT Madras 1
IIT Delhi 2
IIT Bombay 3
IIT Kanpur 4
IIT Kharagpur 5
IIT Roorkee 6
IIT Guwahati 7
IIT Hyderabad 8
National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy) (NITT) 9
IIT Indore 10

 Following is a list of top 10 Engineering colleges in India ranked by Outlook:

College Outlook’19 Ranking
IIT Madras 1
IIT, Delhi 2
IIT, Bombay 3
IIT, Kharagpur 4
IIT, Kanpur 5
BITS, Pilani 6
IIT, Guwahati 7
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli 8
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 9
NIT, Mangalore 10

Scope of Engineering

With the growing demand for Engineers across industries, Engineering students can bag excellent opportunities in the public as well as private sectors. Some of the job profiles, which are offered after completing Engineering are:

Career Opportunity after BTech/MTech in Computer Science & Engineering
Professor Computer Programmer
Engineering Support Specialist R&D Applications Engineer
Career Opportunity after BTech/MTech in Information Technology
Information Technology Officer Lecturer
Database Manager Web Developer
Career Opportunity after BTech/MTech in Industrial Engineering
Ergonomist Process Engineer
Quality Engineer Industrial Manager
Career Opportunity after BTech/MTech in Software Engineering
Software Engineer Software Testing Engineer
Software Quality Engineer Multimedia Display Software Engineer
Career Opportunity after BTech/MTech in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineer Process Development Technologist
Design Engineer Researcher
Career Opportunity after BTech/MTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Electronics Technician Field Technician
Test Technician Firstline Technician
Career Opportunity after BTech/MTech in Computer Science
Computer Engineer Computer Network Engineer
Software Engineer Researcher
Career Opportunity after BTech/MTech in Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineer Aerospace Designer Checker
Design Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Career Opportunity after BTech/MTech in Electronics Engineering
Electronics Engineer Electrical Manager
Professor Maintenance Engineer
Career Opportunity after BTech/MTech in Architecture Engineering
Construction Estimator Building Inspector
Construction Project Manager Technical Architect

Listing below the highest and average salary comparison for BTech Colleges in India for 2019-2020:

College Name Highest salary (in Rs LPA) Average salary (in Rs LPA)
COEP, Pune 33.80 7
MDI Gurgaon 40 20.13
IIT, Delhi 18.5 12
GLBITM, Greater Noida 30.25 4.49
RVCE, Bangalore 50 8.63

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview:

Top Recruiters for Engineering Students

Engineering graduates from any domain are in high demand. Below is the list of few top companies that recruit Engineering students along with their placement ratings:

Colleges Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews) Top Recruiters
IIT Kanpur 4.6 Flipkart, Microsoft, Zomato, Uber, Intel, Yahoo, IBM, Jaguar, Oyo Rooms, Bajaj Automobiles, HSBC Holdings, Myntra, Sterlite Technologies, Walmart Labs, etc.
IIT Bombay 4.6 Microsoft, Samsung, Google, Qualcomm, Strategy & Carin, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Adobe, TATA, Morgan Stanley, Accenture, ONGC, etc.
IIT Madras 4.5 Google, Microsoft, Myntra, PayPal, TCS, Wipro, Philips, American Express, Kotak, Amazon, Flipkart, Citibank, IBM, Reliance, etc.
IIT Hyderabad 4.5 Adobe, Amazon, Flipkart, HSBC, Indian Oil, Intel, Jaguar, Microsoft, SalesForce, etc.
IIT Kharagpur 4.4 Google, Flipkart, JP Morgan, Tata Steel, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Barclays GSC, OYO, Capgemini, etc.
IIT Delhi 4.4 Capgemini, Microsoft, Intel, Goldman Sachs, Uber, Amazon, Flipkart, Mastercard, Deloitte, Google, Qualcomm, KPMG, IBM, Dell, Wipro, Infosys, Absolut Data, Ernst & Young, Standard Chartered, Societe Generale, etc.

How Affordable is Studying Engineering Courses in India?

Based on the below pie chart, it can be estimated that pursuing Engineering Courses in India is very expensive as 58% of the colleges have a course/annual fee more than Rs 5 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

·         IIT Madras

·         IIT Delhi

·         IIT Bombay

·         IIT Kanpur

·         IIT Kharagpur

·         IIT Roorkee

·         IIT Guwahati

·         IIT Hyderabad

·         National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

·         IIT Indore

·         IIT Varanasi

·         Vellore Institute of Technology University, Vellore

·         National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

Approximately 17% of Engineering colleges have a fee structure that ranges from Rs 3-5 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

·         IIT Delhi

·         Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

·         COEP – College of Engineering, Pune

·         Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

·         Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore

·         Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai

·         Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh

·         V. College of Engineering, Bangalore

Approximately 16% of Engineering colleges have a fee structure that ranges from Rs 2-3 lakh. These colleges are:

·         Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Howrah

·         SSN College of Engineering, Chennai

·         PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

·         BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore

·         Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore

·         Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore

·         Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

Only around 7% of Engineering colleges are economical with a fee structure of less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

·         College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University

·         Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi

·         Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum

·         Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

·         College of Engineering Trivandrum

·         Government College of Technology, Coimbatore

Around 2% of Engineering colleges in India have a fee structure between Rs 1-2 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

·         YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad

·         Crescent School of Life Sciences (B.S. Abdur Rahman University), Chennai

·         National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi

·         Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the break-up of Engineering Colleges in India based on course fee:

Engineering Specialisations Offered in India

Engineering colleges in India offer diversified specialisations in Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering and so on. The most popular ones are Computer Science Engineering and Civil Engineering followed by Electrical Engineering. Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the top 10 engineering specialisations in India:

Which are the most popular Engineering Exams in India?

The most popular entrance examinations for studying Engineering courses in India are JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Scoring good marks in JEE Main and JEE Advanced will help you land in Engineering colleges like most of the IITs such as IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, etc.

The rest of the colleges accept TNEA, KCET, MHT CET, TS EAMCET, COME DK UGET, AP EAMCET, WBJEE, GUJCET score, etc., for admission to their colleges.

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