Fast Facts

  • Admission Criteria: State Entrance Examination – PET (Pre-Engineering Test); AIEEE and IIT-JEE.

  • No. of Engineering Colleges: 220 + 6.

  • Total Sanctioned Intake: 91,839 + 2,832 = 94,671.

  • Major Disciplines: Computer Science, Electronics & Communications, Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

  • Noteworthy Institutes: MANIT, Bhopal; SGS Institute of Technology & Science, Indore; Institute of Engineering & Technology, Indore; IIT Indore; Jabalpur Engineering College, Jabalpur; ABV Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior; IIITDM, Jabalpur


Jabalpur Engineering College was the first engineering institution established in the State in 1947. SGS Institute of Technology & Science, Indore was another, established in 1952 that figured among the first few places in MP to study engineering. In the last decade the numbers of colleges have risen sharply to 220+. It is interesting that these are concentrated in 25 districts out of 48. Among the 220 institutes associated with PET, most of the intake (61%) is in 3 disciplines: ECE (20637), CSE (18381), and Mechanical (17063). Civil and IT have 12627 & 11415 seats respectively.

Admission Procedure

The process governed by Professional Exam Board prescribe the candidates to hold an Indian Nationality, be bonafide resident of MP and pass either HSC (XII) from MP Board/other recognized board or Diploma in Engineering or Architecture by a recognized university

The PET exam is an objective paper which has three sections of Maths, Physics, and Chemistry of 300 marks each. In addition to the 220 institutes in MP conducting admission using PET, students can gain admission in others through any of the following routes:

1. AIEEE: for admission in MANIT Bhopal (817 seats); ABV IIITM, Gwalior’s (129); 261 seats at Pt Dwarka Prasad Mishra IIITDM, Jabalpur and SPA Bhopal (75 seats).

2. JEE for IISER (50 seats) or under the KVP Yojana/science aptitude test


Top Engineering Disciplines in MP

Seat Distribution among Prominent Engineering Branches in Madhya Pradesh for PET institutes



ME: Mechanical
ECE: Electronics & Communication
CE: Civil
IT: Information Technology
CSE: Computer Science
EEE: Electrical & Electronics
OT: Others

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