Best Engineering Colleges in India- 10 Best Colleges Full Details

Best Engineering Colleges in India is a topic that every engineering aspirant would love to know. One of the most prestigious and sought-after courses pursued by students in India would be Engineering. Many engineering colleges in India offer undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs across various disciplines.

Students worldwide study at India’s top-ranked engineering colleges and institutes, which annually produce more engineers than most other countries. In this blog let’s have a look at the 10 best Engineering Colleges across the country.

Let me show you what Engineering is and which are the popular Engineering Colleges in India opted by students.

In layman’s terms, Engineering can be defined as the application of basic scientific principles and maths to find solutions to the problems faced by society.

Top 15 Engineering Colleges
Best 10 Engineering Colleges
CollegeDetailsLocationStateScore out of 100NIRF Rank
IIT MadrasMore DetailsChennaiTamil Nadu89.931
IIT  DelhiMore DetailsNew DelhiDelhi88.082
IIT BombayMore DetailsMumbaiMaharashtra85.083
IIT KanpurMore DetailsKanpurUttar Pradesh82.184
IIT KharagpurMore DetailsKharagpurWest Bengal80.565
IIT RoorkeeMore DetailsRoorkeeUttarakhand76.296
IIT GuwahatiMore DetailsGuwahatiAssam74.907
IIT HyderabadMore DetailsHyderabadTelangana66.448
NIT TiruchirappalliMore DetailsTiruchirappalliTamil Nadu64.109
IIT IndoreMore DetailsIndoreMadhya Pradesh62.8810
IIT (BHU) VaranasiMore DetailsVaranasiUttar Pradesh62.5411
IIT (ISM) DhanbadMore DetailsDhanbadJharkhand62.0612
NIT SurathkalMore DetailsSurathkalKarnataka61.3013
Anna UniversityMore DetailsChennaiTamil Nadu59.8914
Vellore Institute Of TechnologyMore DetailsVelloreTamil Nadu59.3215

Now let’s have a closer look at the best 10 Colleges

Best Engineering Colleges in India

1. IIT Madras- One of the best Engineering Colleges in India for 5 years in a row

IIT Madras boasts of a vibrant residential campus situated in Chennai, which provides an unparallel environment for the personal and professional growth of students. 

  • Ranked as the top engineering institute in India for 5 years in a row (2016-2020) by the NIRF.
  • Has a deep technology startup ecosystem, excellent campus infrastructure, generous alumni support, and involvement
  • Offers UG and PG degree programs, M.S. and Ph.D. research programs across 16 departments.
  • Placements: Average – Rs. 8 L.P.A/- Highest – Rs. 95.8 L.P.A/-
  • Admission/ Entrance Exam:  JEE Advanced and GATE

Also read: BE Civil engineering subjects semester wise complete details.

2. IIT Delhi

Situated in Delhi, the capital of India, it is one of the finest institutions in India.

  • Offers various disciplines including Engineering, Physical Sciences, Management, and Humanities & Social Sciences.
  • Placements: Average – Rs. 17.53 L.P.A/- Highest – Rs. 27.07 L.P.A/-
  • Admission/ Entrance Exam:  JEE Advanced and GATE

3. IIT Bombay- Best Engineering Colleges in India (QS Ranking)

Located in Powai, Mumbai the strategic location offers the advantage of being in the financial capital of the country while enjoying the serene natural beauty of the campus which shares borders with the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

  • With an overall score of 79.9, it was Ranked 1st in India and 49th globally in Engineering and Technology in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.
  • Placements: Average – Rs. 10 L.P.A/- Highest – Rs. 182 L.P.A/-
  • Admission/ Entrance Exam:  JEE Advanced and GATE

If you wish to dig into your ideas in the lap of nature like Newton did once, then IIT Bombay is your place.

4. IIT Kanpur

A premier institute located in the city of Kanpur with the motto of creating, disseminating, and translating knowledge in science, engineering, and allied disciplines.

  • IIT Kanpur has some of the unique innovations to its credit including the first solar-powered Indian-made UAV and India’s first nanosatellite Jugnu.
  • Offers a host of interdisciplinary programs like Cognitive Science, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Engineering, etc.
  • Placements: Average – Rs. 10 L.P.A/- Highest – Rs. 100 L.P.A/-
  • Admission/ Entrance Exam:  JEE Advanced and GATE

Also read: Civil engineering subjects; Skills mastered and Applications.

5. IIT Kharagpur

Spread over 2100 acres of campus at Kharagpur, this premier institute welcomes its students not only with libraries and classrooms but also with lush greenery, lakes, lawns, stadiums, tennis courts, hockey, football, and cricket grounds, as well as a gym and a swimming pool.

  • Offers about 30 micro-specialisation courses including intellectual property rights, quality engineering, management, law, social science, and foreign languages.
  • At the end of your B.Tech, the institute molds you into something more than a techie.
  • It boasts of notable alumni like Sundar Pichai
  • Placements: Average – Rs. 10 L.P.A/- Highest – Rs. 42 L.P.A/-
  • Admission/ Entrance Exam:  JEE Advanced and GATE

6. IIT Roorkee-Oldest among best engineering colleges in India

With 174 years of rich heritage, IIT Roorkee is the oldest technical institution in Asia. It is located at Roorkee in Uttarakhand.

  • Has 21 academic departments which cover engineering, applied sciences, humanities & social sciences, and management programs.
  • Also ranked 12th among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2020
  • Placements: Average – Rs. 10 L.P.A/- Highest – Rs. 80 L.P.A/-
  • Admission/ Entrance Exam:  JEE Advanced and GATE

7. IIT Guwahati

With the mighty Brahmaputra river flowing on one side and hills on the other, IIT Guwahati has probably the most beautiful campus in India.

  • Hosts Param-Ishan which is the fastest and most powerful supercomputer in northeastern, eastern, and southern regions of the country.
  • Offers B.Tech, B.Des, M.Tech., M.Des., MA,, and Ph.D. programs over 11 departments.
  • Placements: Average – Rs. 14.6 L.P.A/-
  • Admission/ Entrance Exam:  JEE Advanced and GATE

8. IIT Hyderabad

Located in Hyderabad, it is the first institute to launch an executive MTech Programme in Data Science for working executives and professionals.

  • Offers courses in liberal arts and creative arts including macroeconomics, introductory psychology, Japanese, French, German language, etc.
  • Placements: Average – Rs. 10 L.P.A/- Highest – Rs. 35 L.P.A/-
  • Admission/ Entrance Exam: JEE Advanced and GATE

9. NIT Tiruchirappalli

Located at Trichy, Tamil Nadu the 800 acres campus of NIT Trichy is one of the largest academic campuses in India.

  • Has been retaining its No.1 position among all NITs for 5 years in a row in the “India Rankings 2020” released by NIRF.
  • Best among all NITs.
  • Bagged the  “University of the Year” award in the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry awards in 2017
  • Placements: Average – Rs. 9 L.P.A/- Highest – Rs. 70 L.P.A/-
  • Admission/ Entrance Exam:  JEE Mains and GATE

10. IIT Indore 

It is located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and is one of the newly established IITs.

  • Despite being a relatively young IIT, it has proved its stature with higher rankings, 98% placement rate, 100% Ph.D. holding faculty, and 8.19% surge in the graduation rate.
  • Placements: Average – Rs. 16 L.P.A/- Highest – Rs. 36.48 L.P.A/-
  • Admission/ Entrance Exam:  JEE Advanced and GATE

Also see: Basics of civil Engineering -Simple and in depth guide.

So you have got an idea about the best colleges in India. Let me know which is your dream college and why you wish to study in that particular college. Comment below.

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