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Things to keep in mind while selecting engineering college in India

Falak Khan
Falak KhanUpdated On: August 03, 2022 09:25 am IST

Are you planning to become an engineer but worried about selecting the best engineering college? Well, read the post to know. 


Things to keep in mind while selecting engineering college in India

Things to keep in mind while selecting engineering college in India: Are you uncertain about which engineering college to select out of many available options? Have qualified in the engineering entrance exam like JEE Main and JEE Advanced and looking for college options?  Or are you confused between two colleges and not sure which to select? Worry, not, we are here to help you select the best engineering college for you. Engineering is one of the most popular professions that is a dream of many Indians. 

The scope and demand of engineers, handsome salary packages, and respectable recognition makes it a lucrative career option for you and several other individuals. If you are planning to become an engineer, the first step towards your dream is to select good engineering colleges that matches all your criteria, holds vision and course structure that includes such modules, training, embedding skills that align with your career goals. 

India has several reputable engineering colleges both government and private whose degrees hold prestige in India as well as across the globe. But, to choose one college out of many options available you need to set down your priorities and requirements. To help you with that, we have provided details information on things to keep in mind while selecting engineering colleges in India.

How to select good engineering college in India?

A choice of the right colleges will offer you quality education and as well aid in developing technical skills and at the same time shaping your overall personality so that when you enter the world, you are ready to work in every kind of environment. So, choosing a college for yourself is one of the critical decisions that you must make after taking several parameters into consideration. Go through the important factors that you should consider while selecting the best engineering colleges in India given below. 

Factors to consider while selecting good engineering colleges in India




Accreditation and NIRF Ranking


Scope of Specialization


Placement Policy


Scholarship, Financial Aid


Campus Facilities


Research and Innovation 

Let us look at each factor one by one-

Accreditation and NIRF Ranking

The first things to keep in mind while selecting an engineering college in India are it’s overall ranking and accreditation.  Accreditation provides benefits such as quality education offered in the college, campus placements or career possibilities, and financial help or scholarships. The accreditation authorities that audit and evaluate technical institutions, programmes, and higher education in India are the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Every year, the Education Ministry also publishes the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking with the goal of promoting competitive excellence among the country's higher educational institutions based on parameters such as "teaching, learning, and resources," "Research and Professional Practices," "Graduation Outcomes," "Outreach and Inclusivity," and "Perception." The colleges with top NIRF rankings 2022 are on the list of best engineering colleges in India. 

Check the list of top 10 NIRF ranking engineering colleges as per 2022 rankings given below. 

Scope of your specialization

The next thing you should do is to select your engineering specialization in which you want to pursue BTech or BE. There are various specializations like aeronautical engineering, chemical engineering, electronics and communication engineering, biotechnology engineering, etc. You should select an engineering course in which your interest lies and look for colleges that offered your desired specialization. Check the programme structure of specialization in various colleges. Find out how they teach, what skills you will acquire via the course curriculum, and if they offered workshops and field trips that will give you work exposure, and subsequently,  consider all these points in selecting your engineering college. 

Following is the list of various B.Tech/BE specializations from which you can choose your specialization. 

B.Tech/BE Specialization 

Chemical Engineering

Ceramic Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Computer Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Marine Engineering

Mining Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

Textile Engineering

Industrial Engineering


Biomedical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Robotics Engineering

Structural Engineering

Instrumentation Engineering

Production Engineering

Information Technology


Quick Link- How to choose a right engineering specialization in B.Tech after Class 12th

B.Tech Specialization Wise Top Colleges in India

As there are many engineering specializations, the list of top colleges for each specialization is also long, We have provided the link of list of top engineering colleges specialization wise below. 

Placement Policy

The placement factors are one of the major factors to consider when selecting the best engineering colleges in India. Colleges with high placement records will offer you job opportunities at major companies like Tech Mahindra, Apollo, Accenture, HCL, Google, Genpact, Dell, etc. In addition, you will be given high salary packages with various perks and allowances. Colleges such as the National Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institutes of Technology invite major brands and corporations to conduct campus recruitment. A robust placement cell effectively motivates the initial level of credibility and productivity demanded by recruitment firms. So select an institution with a solid placement record to plant your hard work and harvest your results quickly.

Go through the list of some of the best engineering colleges with their placement details given below. 

College Name

Top Recruiters

Average Salay (In INR)

Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy, Thanjavur

  • Indian Cements Ltd

  • Hyundai Motor India Ltd

  • Philips India Ltd

  • Ranbaxy Chemicals

  • Tata Consultancy Services

INR 10 LPA (approximately)

Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad

  • Arista Networks

  • Salesforce.Com

  • PhonePe

  • Microsoft


National Institute of Technology, Surathkal

  • Uber

  • Tata Motors

  • Morgan Stanley

  • Deutsche Bank

  • Amazon

INR 14.15 LPA

Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi

  • HDFC Bank

  • FedEx

  • Swiggy

  • Honda

  • ITC Ltd


Indian Institute of Technology, Patna

  • Google

  • Make My Trip

  • FUJIFILM Software Cp. Ltd

  • Samsung

  • Shezar Web Technologies Pvt Ltd

INR 13.05 LPA

Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar

  • IOCL

  • ISRO

  • L&T Construction

  • Capgemini

  • Accenture

INR 11.44 LPA

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

  • Oracle

  • IDBI Bank

  • Idea

  • Cognizant

  • Tata Consultancy Services

INR 14.04 LPA (Approximately)

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

  • Kroda

  • Kedia Organic

  • Ganesh Cosmetic

  • Mario

  • Pidilite


Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

  • Bosch

  • TCS

  • HP

  • Philips

  • Microsoft

INR 7.25 LPA

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli

  • Facebook

  • Google

  • Volkswagon

  • HP Petroleum

  • Ernst & Young


Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

  • Amazon


  • Bank of America

  • Microsoft

  • Mahindra & Mahindra

INR 16.74 LPA

Anna University, Chennai

  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

  • General Motors

  • Qualcomm India Pvt Ltd

  • Voltas

  • Maruti Suzuki


Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

  • Barclays

  • Walmart Labs

  • Bosch

  • SBI

  • Ford


Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

  • Dell

  • Axis Bank

  • Amazon

  • Coal India

  • Capital One

INR 15.7 LPA

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

  • Barclays

  • Apple

  • OYO

  • JP Morgan

  • Flipkart


Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

  • McKinsey & Company

  • Tata Steel

  • Qualcomm

  • Microsoft

  • Google

INR 20.34 LPA

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • ANI Technologies

  • Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd

  • Flipkart

  • Citibank

  • American Express

INR 12.44 LPA

Lovely Professional University

  • TCS

  • Microsoft

  • IBM

  • ICICI Bank

  • Cognizant

  • HUL

  • Federal Bank


SRM University - Chennai

  • Amazon

  • Infosys

  • Wipro

  • TCS

  • HCL


Scholarship, Financial AID

No wonder the best engineering colleges in India will have high fees and not everyone can afford high fees. But, if you want to study at the top engineering colleges of India and don’t know how to afford fees look at the college's scholarship opportunities, and if there is any financial aid or bursaries given. Most of the colleges in India offered scholarships to meritorious students as well as to various categories and minority populations. So, while selecting colleges look what is the scholarships and financial aid that you can avail that will help you solve your financial issue. 

Quick Link- Scholarships for engineering students in India

Campus Facilities 

India has around 3,500 engineering institutions that are actively functioning in various areas of the country. Because all colleges promise to provide the greatest service, it is recommended to stick with the larger ones (reputable ones) and conduct some research on the specific facilities and amenities. Look at the campus facilities like labs, computer rooms, workshops, library, curricular activities, etc. As you will spend 4 years on the campus so facilities like cafeterias, comfortable accommodation, security, and safety are some of the major factors that you should consider too.

Quick Link- Top engineering colleges in India with 100% placements 

Research and Innovation

Since engineering is a domain that promotes research and innovation and preference is given to the new idea, intellectual candidates in recruitment. It’s important that while selecting the best engineering college for yourself you look at the college's approach to research and development. Refer to the R&D cell details given on the university sites. Select the college that along with academics also emphasizes research and innovation and has facilities, tools, labs, and types of equipment available for you  to carry out research. 

Also read: Top research institutes in India

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