60 Best-Ranked Engineering Colleges in India (Govt. & Pvt.)

Check out this article to know the 60 Top Engineering colleges and universities in India which are the best among the rest.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  28 Dec 2021 6:25 AM GMT
60 Best-Ranked Engineering Colleges in India (Govt. & Pvt.)

Engineering always remained the much-coveted degree in India, a country that considers engineers a 'boon' to its society. From the mind-1990's, India became a hub for engineering colleges and produces more number of engineers every year than any other country in the world. Many top engineering colleges in India are recognised globally for their premium education, updated syllabus, good student-faculty ratio, and promising placement cells.
In this article, we have put together a list of the best-ranked engineering colleges and universities in India which are either private, public or autonomous bodies. Read along to know the names of these top engineering colleges in India.

List of Top 60 Engineering Colleges in India:

Did you know that there are around 3500 engineering colleges in India? These colleges offer a graduation degree called B. tech or Bachelors of Technology in various fields like Computer Science and IT, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Chemical and Electricals and Communication Engineering. Of these, about 2,100 colleges are private-owned and 450 are government institutions. A less than 5% of engineers in India come from national-level autonomous institutes like IIT, NIT and IIIT, which are considered 'premium'.

Let us now look into the Top 10 Engineering Colleges in India under each category.

1. Private Engineering Colleges in India:

A few decades ago, getting a seat in the engineering college was quite difficult due to the limited number of available seats. Today, the scenario has changed with the rise of many private engineering colleges in India. Although getting a seat is not tough now, getting admission in a reputed institution is essential to get a good placement. Best-ranked private engineering colleges definitely take the upper hand in many parameters such as quality of education, academic productivity, the experience of teaching staff and industry expertise. The fees and infrastructure will vary greatly from college to college based on facilities and selected courses.

Here are the top 10 Private Engineering Colleges in India:

> Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) - Pilani, Rajasthan
> Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology – Patiala, Punjab
> Vellore Institute of Technology – Vellore, Tamilnadu
> PSG College of Technology – Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
> Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy – Thanjavur, Tamilnadu
> Manipal Institute of Technology – Manipal, Karnataka
> Sathyabhama Institute of Science and Technology – Chennai
> Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation – Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
> Birla Institute of Technology – Ranchi, Jharkhand
> Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology – Bhubaneshwar, Orissa

2. Government Engineering Colleges in India:

Government Engineering colleges are run solely by the central or state governments. Compared to private institutes, Government colleges face many challenges in terms of lack of quality infrastructure, teaching staff, hostels and other facilities. The fees are also quite less in government engineering colleges, making them accessible to even the low strata of the society. Usually, the state government takes care of the administrations of these colleges and decides the fee structure, courses etc. The elective choice is also not as broad as private colleges, although the situation is improving currently. Government engineering colleges also don't have a strong placement cell like private colleges, which is the major reason why the student numbers are dwindling each year.

Here are the top 10 Government Engineering Colleges in India (Excluding IIT, NIT and IIIT):

> College of Engineering (COEP) – Pune, Maharashtra
> Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda - Vadodara, Gujarat
> Delhi Technological University – New Delhi
> Jamia Millia Islamia – New Delhi
> LD College of Engineering – Ahmedabad, Gujarat
> College of Engineering – Trivandrum, Kerala
> Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute – Mumbai, Maharashtra
> Government College of Technology- Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
> Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology – Surat, Gujarat
> Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad Prayagraj, Allahabad, UP

3. IIT Engineering Colleges:

Every Indian parent dreams of joining their children in IIT's, which are symbols of quality education and paths for dream careers. IIT, the acronym for Indian Institute of Technology are autonomous public institutes which run under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Education, Government of India. There are 23 IITs in India, out which 16 are established after 2004 which function as autonomous bodies but interconnected through an IIT Council. There are only 16,234 seats in all the IITs and candidates get scrutinised through two stages of IIT-JEE Exam – Main and Advanced. The students selected in IIT are considered 'elite pool' of engineers and get placed in top international and Indian companies with astronomical figure salaries.

Here are the top 10 IIT Engineering Colleges in India:

> IIT Bombay, Maharashtra
> IIT Madras, Tamilnadu
> IIT Delhi, New Delhi
> IIT Kharagpur, Roorkee Uttarakhand
> IIT Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
> IIT BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
> IIT Hyderabad, Telangana
> IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat
> IIT Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
> IIT Patna, Bihar

4. IIIT Engineering Colleges:

IIIT which stands for Indian Institutes of Information Technology are autonomous engineering colleges which focus on Information Technology and Communication Studies. Currently, there are 25 IIIT institutes, 5 of which are of 'National Importance' and managed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The other 20 run as a public-private partnership (PPP) model which means, it's a collaboration between a government agency and a private company to finance and govern the institute. There are 60,000 seats allotted in all IIIT's throughout India and selection process happens through JEE-Main. Along with the two Bachelor's courses – Btech and BDes (Bachelors of Design), IIIT also offers a Dual UG+PG program which combines Btech and MS.

Here are the Top 10 IIIT Engineering Colleges in India:

> IIIT Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
> IIIT Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
> IIITDM Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
> IIITDM Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu
> IIITDM Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
> IIIT Guwahati, Assam
> IIIT Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
> IIIT Vadodara, Gujarat
> IIIT Sri City, Andhra Pradesh
> IIIT Kota, Rajasthan

5. NIT Engineering Colleges:

NIT or National Institutes of Technology are among the top-ranked engineering colleges of India which receive higher grants like the IIT's from the Government of India. They run as public autonomous technical universities functioning under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Education, Government of India. There are 31 NITs in India of which 24 are ranked as the Top 200 educational institutes under the engineering category. There are 23,997 total seats in the Undergrad program and the selection process happens through the JEE Main counselling. NIT offers the following subjects under the B. Tech program – Electronics, Mechanics, Chemistry, Electrical and Physics, with few NITs even offering BArch (Bachelors of Architecture) and B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science).

Here are the top 10 NIT Engineering Colleges in India:

> NIT Allahabad (MNNIT), Uttar Pradesh
> NIT Bhopal (MANIT), Madhya Pradesh
> NIT Nagpur (VNIT), Maharashtra
> NIT Durgapur (NITDGP), West Bengal
> NIT Harimpur (NITH), Himachal Pradesh
> NIT Jaipur (MNIT). Rajasthan
> NIT Jalandhar (NITJ), Punjab
> NIT Jamshedpur (NITJSR), Jharkhand
> NIT Kurukshetra (NITKKR), Haryana
> NIT Calicut (NITC), Kerala

6. Top 10 Engineering Universities in India:

Apart from IIT's, IIITs and NIT's, there are many state and central-run Universities which are reputed for quality education and research-based academics. Each university either operates as a deemed, public or autonomous universities based on their overall ranking, facilities etc. State universities are run and funded by the state government and Deemed universities get their status for providing high quality education. Autonomous universities work as a branch of other main universities but do not have the power to authorise certificates to students. Many private and public engineering colleges are affiliated to these universities which govern the syllabus, examination papers and even the final certificates of the candidates.

Here are the top 10 Engineering Universities of India:

> Osmania University, Telangana
> Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, Telangana
> Anna University, Tamilnadu
> Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal
> Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
> Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
> Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP
> University of Delhi, New Delhi
> Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy, Thanjavur
> University of Calcutta, West Bengal
We hope this article helped you identify the top engineering colleges in India along with a basic information of each category. For more details related to a particular college or university, you can check out the official websites or alumni networks on social media.There are also many forums which talk about the courses and guide students on placements etc, which can be quite useful. Wishing you all the best for your engineering dream!

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