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Top Engineering Colleges in India 2022 - Ranking, Fees, Placements

List Of 5902 Engineering colleges in India

There is a total of 6078 engineering colleges in India out of which 4491 are private and 1197 government colleges. Some of the top government-owned engineering colleges include the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, etc. Some Private engineering colleges include Anna University, Vellore Institute of Technology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, and Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. The admissions to these colleges are done through entrance examinations like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, GATE, UPSEE, VITEEE, etc. Get all information related to admissions, courses, fees structure, placements, scholarship programs, eligibility criteria, and other relevant details.

The Engineering Colleges are ranked based on the NIRF rankings, enrollment data, qualifications of the faculty members, placement details, etc. The ranks given by various agencies are different and depend on the factors mentioned above, state-wise and category-wise. The top Engineering colleges in India have mentioned below:

Top 10 Engineering Colleges in India

List of top 10 engineering colleges in India according to NIRF Rankings has been listed below:

Name of the College

NIRF Ranking 2021

City

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras

1

Chennai

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi

2

New Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay

3

Mumbai

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur

4

Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

5

Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

6

Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati

7

Guwahati

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad

8

Hyderabad

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy)

9

Tiruchirappalli

National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Karnataka

10

Karnataka

Top 100 Engineering Colleges in India: NIRF 2021 Ranking

  • IIT Madras tops the NIRF ranking list this year.
  • Out of the top 10 engineering colleges, 9 positions are filled up by IITs whereas 1 position has been secured by NIT Tiruchirapalli
  • BITS Pilani and VIT have been ranked and are performing well to secure their ranks.

The NIRF Ranking of the top 100 engineering colleges in India has been listed below:

Top Engineering Colleges in IndiaNIRF Ranking 2021
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras1
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi2
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay3
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur4
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur5
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee6
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati7
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad8
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli9
National Institute of Technology, Karnataka10
Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad11
Vellore Institute of Technology12
Indian Institute of Technology, Indore13
Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi14
Institute of Chemical Technology15
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University16
Jadavpur University17
Anna University18
Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar19
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela20
Indian Institute of Technology, Patna21
Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar22
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology23
National Institute of Technology, Warangal24
National Institute of Technology, Calicut25
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani26
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur27
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar28
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur29
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur30
Amity University, Gautam Buddha Nagar31
Shiksha o’ Anusandhan32
Jamia Millia Islamia33
S.R. M . Institute of Science and Technology34
Aligarh University35
Delhi Technological University36
Malaviya Institute of Technology37
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research Academy38
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology39
Indian Institute of Space Science Technology40
Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi41
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology42
Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur43
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra44
Shri Sivasubramhaniya Nadar Collge of Engineering45
Birla Institute of Technology46
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology47
National Institute of Technology, Silchar48
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology49
K L College of Engineering50
Manipal Institute of Technology51
College of Engineering, Pune52
PSG College of Technology53
International Institute of Information Technology54
Satyabhama Institute of Science and Technology55
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education56
Visvesvareya technological University57
Defense Institute of Advanced Technology58
National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya59
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology60
Chandigarh University61
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University62
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology63
National Institute of Technology, Raipur64
M.S Ramaiah Institute of Technology65
Lovely Professional University66
Banasthali Vidyapeeth67
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University68
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar69
Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University)70
Thiagarajar college of engineering71
National Institute of Technology, Patna72
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati73
College of engineering74
Graphic Era university75
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore76
R. V College of Engineering77
Shri Krishna college of engineering and technology78
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University79
Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, designing and manufacturing, Jabalpur80
Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Guwahati81
Veeramata Jijabai Technological Institute82
PES University83
Manipal University Jaipur84
National Institute of Technology, Goa85
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur86
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad87
Netaji Subhash University of Technology88
Punjab University89
Kumaraguru College of Technology90
University of Petroleum and Management studies91
National Institute of Technology, Agartala92
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology93
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology94
College of Engineering, Trivandrum95
Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering (Deemed University)96
The Northcap University97
B. M. S College of Engineering98
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur99
C.V Raman Global University100

Top 10 Engineering Colleges in India: Outlook 2021 Ranking

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay which ranked 1st position last year, is replaced by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has maintained its position and is thereby followed by VIT and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • BITS Pilani and TIET have made their positions in between the IITs, as per outlook, 2022.

A list of top 10 engineering colleges according to Outlook is stated below:

Top 10 Engineering CollegesOutlook Rank
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras1
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi2
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay3
Vellore Institute of Technology4
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur5
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur6
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani7
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee8
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati9
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology10

Top Engineering Colleges in India with Best ROI (Return on Investment)

List of top engineering colleges according to the best return of investment are stated below:

RankCollegeFeeHighest CTC
1M.S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, BangaloreRs. 67,000Rs. 4 LPA
2B. M. S College of EngineeringRs. 60,000Rs. 3.50 LPA
3BIT MesraRs. 2.46,000Rs. 9,50,000
4SRM UniversityRs. 2.60,000Rs. 9,00,000
5Vellore Institute of TechnologyRs. 1,98,000Rs. 6,00,000
6KLS Gogte Institute of TechnologyRs. 85,250Rs. 2,34,000
7Bharati Vidyapeeth College of EngineeringRs. 1,20,000Rs. 2,50,000
8Birla Institute of Technology and Science, PilaniRs. 4,24,000Rs. 7,50,000

ROI depicts how much profitable it is to pursue a course from a particular college. It is the calculation of the fees that you have invested into the course and the amount that you’re getting in return in the form of Placements. It is calculated by: 

Top Government Engineering Colleges in India

The top government colleges in India are IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay. The rest of the colleges are mentioned below. 

Top Government Engineering Colleges in India
Indian Institute of Technology, MadrasIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology, DelhiIndian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology, BombayIndian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Technology, KharagpurNational Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Top Private Engineering Colleges in India

The top government colleges in India are IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay. The rest of the colleges are mentioned below.

Top Private Engineering Colleges in IndiaTop Private Engineering Colleges in India
Anna UniversityVellore Institute of Technology
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham UniversityShiksha o’ Anusandhan
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research AcademyThapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
BIT RanchiBirla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
S.R. M . Institute of Science and Technology

Top Engineering Colleges in India Zone-Wise

The top engineering colleges in India according to zonal wise- North, South, East and West have been discussed below:

Top Engineering Colleges in North India

The top engineering colleges in India according to the Northern Zone are discussed below:

Top Engineering Colleges in North India
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Allahabad

Top Engineering Colleges in South India

The top engineering colleges in India according to the Southern Zone are discussed below:

Top Engineering Colleges in South India
Vellore Institute of Technology
PSG College of Technology
Manipal Institute of Technology
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

Top Engineering Colleges in East India

The top engineering colleges in India according to the Eastern Zone are discussed below:

Top Engineering Colleges in East India
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
ISM Dhanbad
BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Top Engineering Colleges in West India

The top engineering colleges in India according to the Western Zone are discussed below:

Top Engineering Colleges in WestIndia
Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune
IITM Gwalior
Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
DY Patil College of Engineering, Pune

Top Engineering Colleges in India: Cut off

The top engineering colleges in India released multiple cut-off data from different entrance exams which stands as the basic mode of admission.

Top Engineering Colleges in India with JEE Main Cut off

The top engineering colleges in India with JEE Main cut-offs are as follows:

Engineering CollegeCutoff
NIT Trichy19,626
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai2,938
NIT-K, Surathkal27,212
Jamia Millia Islamia4,81,888

Top Engineering Colleges in India with GATE Cutoff

The top engineering colleges in India with GATE cut-offs are as follows

Engineering CollegeCutoff
MNNIT Allahabad1,000
IIT Jodhpur707
National Institute of Technology,  Silchar717
National Institute of Technology, Trichy853
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 773

Top Engineering Colleges in India with Average Salary

Engineering CollegeSalary offered
Indian Institute of Technology, MadrasRs. 16 LPA
Indian Institute of Technology, DelhiRs. 16.5 LPA
Indian Institute of Technology, BombayRs. 20 LPA
Indian Institute of Technology, KharagpurRs. 15 LPA
Indian Institute of Technology, KanpurRs. 10.5 LPA
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, PilaniRs. 9.17 LPA
Indian Institute of Technology, HyderabadRs. 22.07 LPA
Indian Institute of Technology, VaranasiRs. 8.19 LPA
ICT MumbaiRs. 3.50 LPA
Jadavpur UniversityRs. 19.96 LPA
Indian Institute of Technology, DhanbadRs. 15.50 LPA
National Institute of Technology, RourkelaRs. 8.75 LPA
Indian Institute of Technology, BhubaneshwarRs. 15.80 LPA
Vellore Institute of TechnologyRs. 6.05 LPA

Engineering Colleges in India: Admission Process

There is a total of 6078 engineering colleges in India out of which 4491 are private and 1197 government colleges. These engineering colleges offer engineering through various specializations, full-time as well as part-time. Some engineering colleges offer courses through correspondence mode too. The admissions are offered to in B. Tech, M. Tech, and Ph.D. The admissions in these colleges are done through entrance examinations like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, GATE, UPSEE, VITEEE, TS EAMCET, WBJEE, etc. Below are a few of the colleges that offer admission through direct procedures.

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Some of the top engineering colleges except IITs, NITs, IIITs.

  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Jadavpur University
  • Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai
  • DY Patil College of Engineering, Pune

GATE

  • The results for GATE was released on 17th March 2022.
  • The exams were conducted by IIT Kharagpur in 2022.
  • The test papers of GATE  will be objective-type questions, which include Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Selective Questions (MSQ), Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

JEE Main

  • JEE Main 2022 will be conducted from April 16th to 21, 2022.
  • JEE Main 2022 will be conducted in 2 sessions. 
  • The application fee for the general category is Rs. 650.
  • Candidates who have successfully applied for JEE Main 2022 will be able to access their admit cards from 8th April 2022 (tentatively).
  • The exam will be conducted based on MCQs.

JEE Advanced

  • The aspirants will get 2 attempts to appear for the JEE Advanced exam.
  • To apply for the JEE Advanced exam, the aspirants should not be born after Oct 1, 1997. However, the SC/ST/PwD aspirants will get an age relaxation of 5 years.

VITEEE

  • VITEE 2022 will be conducted from June 15 to June 25.
  • The last date for the application form has been extended till May, 30.
  • The application fee for VITEE 2022 is Rs. 1250.
  • The exam duration will be 90 minutes.

Top Engineering Colleges in India: Specialization

The specializations that the candidate chooses are the most important step before starting with the career. The highest CTC is always offered to candidates from Computer Science Engineering.

Top Engineering Colleges in India for Computer science

Computer Science Engineering or CSE is one of the most demanded and fetched courses in India as it offers the highest CTC to the candidates compared to the other streams. Some of the best engineering colleges offering Computer Science Engineering have been satiated below:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • National Institute of Technology, Trichy
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

Top Engineering Colleges in India for Mechanical Engineering

Some of the best engineering colleges offering Mechanical Engineering have been satiated below:

  • Chandigarh University
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • S.R. M . Institute of Science and Technology

Top Engineering Colleges in India for Aerospace Engineering

Some of the best engineering colleges offering Aerospace Engineering has been satiated below:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Top Engineering Colleges in India for ECE

Some of the best engineering colleges offering Electronics and communication  Engineering has been satiated below:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • S.R. M . Institute of Science and Technology
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Top Engineering Colleges in India for Civil Engineering

Some of the best engineering colleges offering Electronics and Communication  Engineering has been satiated below:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Anna University
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
  • Delhi Technological University

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IIT Kharagpur is among the top 5 engineering colleges in India. It has been ranked in position 5 under NIRF ranking 2022 and is best known for its engineering degree. IIT Kharagpur courses are offered in engineering at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. There are several specialisations offered at IIT Kharagpur across several domains. The top domains are aerospace, agriculture, civil engineering, computer science, bioscience, chemical engineering, electrical, electronics & communication engineering, and mechanical engineering among others.

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IIT Chennai also known as IIT Madras is the top-ranked engineering college in India as per NIRF ranks, and the institute also holds a good rank in world university rankings. IIT Chennai is popular for its B.Tech and Ph.D. programmes. The highest package offered at IIT Chennai placements usually go up to Rs. 1 crore per annum. The admission process of IIT Chennai for B.Tech is based on JEE Advanced rank, and the M.Tech admission process is based on GATE score.

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IISc Bangalore is the best engineering college in India for B.Tech programme. IISc Bangalore also offers B.Tech programme in Mathematics in Computing for which the admission process is based on the JEE Advanced exam. For M.Tech admission at IISc Bengaluru, the candidates must qualify the GATE exam. The selection process of the engineering courses at IISc is purely based on merit in the specified entrance exams.

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FAQs

Which is the best B.Tech entrance exam to get admission in top engineering colleges in India?

JEE Main/ VITEEE/ SRMJEEE/ HITSEEE/ BITSAT are the popular entrance exams to get admission in top engineering colleges in India.

When will admission start in top engineering colleges in India?

Usually, the admission process begins in April/ May/ June every year for M.Tech and B.Tech in popular engineering colleges in India.

Is qualifying entrance exam mandatory for admission in top engineering colleges?

It is always better to clear the national-level entrance exam, i.e., JEE Main for B.Tech/ GATE for M.Tech for better admission chances.

Is there a management quota admission in top engineering colleges in India?

Top private engineering colleges and deemed universities in India reserves a limited number of seats for management quota admission in B.Tech and M.Tech.

What can be the average fee structure of top engineering colleges for M.Tech?

For M.Tech, top engineering colleges charge a minimum of Rs. 1,00,000 per annum.

What can be the average fee structure of top engineering colleges for B.Tech?

For B.Tech, top engineering colleges charge a minimum of Rs. 1,50,000 per annum.

Do engineering colleges in India conduct an entrance exam for M.Tech?

M.Tech admission in engineering colleges across the country is either based on GATE/ State-Level Entrance Exam/ Direct admission process.

What is state quota B.Tech admission in popular engineering colleges in India?

In various states, B.Tech admission is based on a state-level entrance exam/ JEE Main/ Centralized counselling. Admission through state-level counselling can be considered as state quota admission.

Is direct admission possible in popular private B.Tech colleges in India?

Private deemed universities conduct their own entrance exam for B.Tech admission, and if seats left after entrance-based admissions, direct admission will be allowed. However, private colleges offer direct admission under management quota.

How to get admission in top engineering colleges in India?

Usually, the admission process of top engineering colleges in India is based on an entrance test. There are multiple B.Tech/ M.Tech entrance exams, and the aspirants need to choose the exam as per his/her admission preference.

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