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Top Private Engineering Colleges in India 2022

Soham Mitra
Soham MitraUpdated On: June 30, 2022 02:58 pm IST

Candidates looking forward to take admission in colleges other than IITs/NITs can check below the list of top private Engineering colleges in India along with their NIRF ranking, fee, and selection criteria.

Top 20 Private Engineering Colleges in India

Top private engineering colleges in India - For every Engineering aspirant, IITs are the dream institutes. However, the high competition for 23 IITs in India makes it extremely difficult for the lakhs of engineering aspirants to fulfill their dreams. But that is not something to be worried about, as there are various top private institutes in India that the candidates can aim for. These private Engineering institutes are ranked as the best private engineering colleges in India by NIRF. These colleges aim to provide some of the best placement opportunities to the candidates after the compeltion of their respective programmes. So, if candidates are applying for JEE Main exam and wish to look for other top private institutes other than IITs, NITs, or IIITs, then they have landed on the right page.

Given below is the list of best private engineering colleges in India as per NIRF ranking 2021, 2020, and 2019 along with  Btech fees in private colleges as well as admission criteria. The data for 2022 will be updated once NIRF 2022 ranking is released. 

Engineering is a vast arena with multiple branches and new streams that are emerging consistently. Candidates who take up the engineering stream have varied choices related to specializations. It is of prior significance that candidates should choose the stream on the basis of their interests.  It is advisable to do elaborate research regarding the engineering streams that are being taught in the best private engineering colleges in India. Out of the complete list, some of the most prominent engineering streams that are opted by candidates are -

Factors to consider while choosing Private Engineering College in India

Whencandidates have made the decision to pursue engineering from the well-known private engineering colleges in India, there are several factors they should consider. A degree will hold a lifetime value and will open several career opportunities for candidates if they select the right college. The scope of engineering in India is very broad, therefore, India offers some of the best private engineering colleges. While selecting a college, candidates must keep in mind these factors and make sure they align with their future goal. 

1. Engineering stream preference

2. Credibility of Private Engineering College

3. Qualify of education offered

4.  Location of campus

4. Engineering entrance exam accepted 

5. Availability of scholarships and financial aid

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Best private engineering colleges in India as per NIRF Ranking

On average, there are a total of over 2,000 private engineering colleges in India offering full-time, part-time, online as well as a distance-learning modes of study. Some of these colleges offer dual degree specializations as well as integrated courses also. Given table highlights information related to the top private engineering colleges in India as per the NIRF ranking along with their fee, ranking, and admission criteria:

  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Thapar University
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Siksha `O` Anusandhan, Odisha
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy
  • KIIT University
  • Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  • Manipal Institute of Technology
  • PSG College of Technology
  • Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
  • Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education
  • Chandigarh University
  • M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology
  • Lovely Professional University
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
  • RV College of Engineering

Name of the College

NIRF Ranking 2021

B Tech fees in private colleges 

Admission Criteria

Vellore Institute of Technology


7.83 lacs ( total fees)


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham


3,00,000 ( per annum)


Thapar University


3,67,000 ( per annum)

JEE Main

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani


19,12,900 (total fees)


Amity University, Noida


3,11,000 (per year)

Amity JEE

Siksha `O` Anusandhan, Odisha


2,50,000 (per year)

JEE Main

SRM University, Chennai


9,50,000- 10,00,000 ( total fees)


Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy


6,42,000 (total fees)

JEE Main

KIIT University


14,75,000 (total fees)


Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering


2,40,000 (total fees)

Merit Based

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra


2,85,000 (per annum)

JEE Main

Manipal Institute of Technology


3,35,000 (per annum)


PSG College of Technology


88,140 (per annum)


Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology


70,000 - 8, 60,000 (total fees)


Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education


1,21,000 (per annum)


Chandigarh University611,60,000 (per annum)JEE Main
M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology6586,226 (total fees)KCET
Lovely Professional University663,04,000 (per annum)LPUNEST
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University682,53,000 (per annum)JEE Main
RV College of Engineering776,00,000 (per annum)JEE Main

Courses offered by Top Private Engineering Colleges In India

In private engineering universities and colleges, there are various specializations available both in the bachelors and master's programme. Candidates can choose their specialization as per their long-term career goal and pursue engineering in that field.  Go through the list of courses and specializations offered by the top private engineering colleges of India given below. 

BE/BTechAerospace engineering, aeronautical engineering, Agricultural engineering, Automobiles engineering, Biochemica engineering, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Computer engineering, Software engineering, Information technology, Electronics engineering, Systems engineering, Electronics engineering, Textile engineering, Marine engineering, Environment engineering, Industrial engineering, Polymer engineering
ME/MTechSoftware Engineering, Distributed Computing, Advanced Computing, Power Systems, Instrumentation & Control Systems, Micro Electronics, and VLSI Design, Thermal Engineering, Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing, Mechatronics Engineering, Hydraulic and Water, Resources Engineering, Chemical Plant Design, Chemical Process Design, Aerodynamics, Biomedical Engineering

Basic Eligibility Criteria of Top Private Engineering Colleges in India

Eligibility criteria refers to the minimum basic requirements that candidates should fulfill before applying for any exam. Details such as age, qualifying marks, educational qualifications, and related are common for all private engineering colleges. Some colleges provide admission to candidates on the basis of engineering entrance exams while some do not make it a compulsion for admissions. 

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their core subjects
  • Minimum 60% aggregate is required for admissions into top private engineering universities
  • Candidates applying for ME/MTech must have successfully completed BE/BTech and have a valid score from GATE

Check out the B Tech admission process here!

Scope of Private Engineering

Candidates opting for private colleges also have enormous job opportunities in both the engineering and non-engineering industries. Engineers work on competitive advanced technologies. They aim to help a country grow by sustaining the nation's competitiveness, maintaining and increasing the standard of living, and ensuring national and public safety. With the growing demand for engineers across the world, the scope of engineering is wide. 

Also read: Didn't score well in JEE Main? Check out the alternative course for BTech 

Career options after studying Engineering from private colleges in India

If a candidate is meritorious and holds relevant skills in their specialization, they might find a job easily after completing their bachelor's degree in engineering. Candidates can secure a job by the in-campus placement cell or by applying from outside and passing the recruitment process.  Candidates can check the various career options after studying engineering at private colleges in India depending upon their specialization given below. 

Stream Career Options 
BTech/MTech in Information Technology Career OptionsIT Specialist, Quality Analyst, Computer Programmer, PHP Developer, Technical Consultant, Network Engineer, Software Developer, 
BTech/MTech in Computer Science & Engineering Career Options

Data Analysts, Data Scientist, Cyber Security Specialist, Software Developer, Machine Learning Engineer

BTech/MTech in Mechanical Engineering Career Options

Research and development supervisor, Automotive engineer, Maintenance engineer,Construction engineer, Control and Instrumentation Engineer.

 BTech/MTech in Software Engineering Career Opti

Data Scientist. Companies hiring Data Scientist, Cybersecurity Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Full Stack Developer, Python Developer, Java Developer, Cloud Engineer, Scrum Master.

Also read: Reasons to pursue M Tech after B Tech

Top Recruiters of Private Engineering Colleges in India

The demand for engineers in today's time is everywhere, be it in the government sector or the private sector. Candidates completing their engineering from top private engineering colleges can find jobs easily in various positions. Given below is the list of top companies that recruit such candidates and offers them lucrative salary packages with various perks and allowances. 

Top Recruiters
Accenture, Adobe, Amazon, Axis Bank, BAJAJ Allianz, Capgemini, Cisco Systems, Goldman Sachs, Games Kraft, JP Morgan, Paytm, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Deloitte, Google, HP, IBM, Infosys, Intel, KPMG, Philips India, Samsung, Wipro, Infosys, Jet Airways, Johnson Johnson, L&T Infotech, etc

Also Read: Low rank in JEE Main? Check the list of engineering colleges

Best Private Engineering Colleges as per NIRF Ranking 2020 and 2019

As the NIRF ranking for 2022 is not yet released by the authorities, candidates can go through the 2020 and 2019 NIRF rankings. Candidates can go through these rankings and choose their college accordingly by comparing. Many of the Indian candidates take admission in the following colleges. Listed below are the top 20 private Engineering colleges as per the NIRF ranking 2020 and 2019.

Name of the College

NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF Ranking 2019

Vellore Institute of Technology



Amrita School of Engineering



Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology



Birla Institute of Technology & Science



Amity University Noida



Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology



Siksha `O` Anusandhan



Malaviya National Institute of Technology



Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy



Birla Institute of Technology



S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology



Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology



Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering



Manipal Institute of Technology



Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology



PSG College of Technology


Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology5147
Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University5852
M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology5964
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education6061

Also Read: List of NIT Colleges in India

Btech fees in private colleges

Private Engineering Courses in India from prestigious universities are costly. Around 67 of India's leading engineering universities charge a course/annual fee ranging from Rs 1-10 lakh. In government colleges, the average cost of a four-year Btech is around 2 lakhs, while private colleges charge between 8 and 15 lakhs. Passing from a premium institution earns an engineering student a package of roughly 10-18 lakhs, whereas passing from a non-premium college earns a package of 3-6 lakhs. But, candidates can also take admission via various scholarships given by Central and State governments. Adding to that, candidates belonging to SC, ST, PwD, EWS, and minority categories are also given various grants by colleges and the government that they can avail themselves. 

Note- The BTech fees in private colleges Given above are a rough average estimate. The fees of engineering programmes might vary from college to college, depending upon their course strucutre, scholarships availability, and type of programme (full time or part-time).

Also Read: Top B Tech Biomedical Engineering Colleges in India

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What are the popular entrance exams to qualify for Private Engineering courses in India?

The various entrance exams accepted in India for Private Engineering courses admissions include JEE Main, KCET, TS EAMCET, TNEA, MHT CET, JEE Advanced, WBJEE, etc.

What are the different specializations offered by Private Engineering colleges in India?

The different specializations offered in Private Engineering colleges in India are computer science and engineering, food technology, aerospace engineering, computer engineering, data science and civil engineering.


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