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    Best Engineering Colleges in India

    List of  Engineering Colleges in India- Engineering is also one of the most progressively dominant fields of study in India. Almost every science student has a dream to become a successful engineer. However, the struggle starts with the selection of the right engineering colleges in India. After getting JEE Main rank, students start searching for the best engineering college in India that will fulfill their dreams. Here, we have list down the best engineering colleges in India based on the four zones of India - North Zone, East Zone, South Zone and West Zone. Along with the list of Btech/ BE colleges in India, we have a curated set of information about these colleges which cover all possible queries posed by any or all candidates. 

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    Top Engineering Colleges in India (North Zone)

    Since India is a voluminous country, it is wise to look at zone-wise best colleges in India for pursuing engineering. For all those students who want to find their ideal engineering college in the north zone, we have listed down the top 10 engineering colleges according to various factors. Doing engineering does not mean you have to get a job in the information technology sector only. You can bag a position in other companies too. To decide onto a single college, please look into the following factors - placement options, infrastructure and equipment provided for study, student-teacher ratio etc. 

    Name of the college in North India 

    NIRF Ranking 

    Careers360 Rating 

    Entrance Tests Accepted 

    Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 

    2

    AAAAA

    JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

    Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 

    4

    AAAAAA

    JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

    Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 

    6

    AAAAA

    JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

    Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi 

    14

    AAAA+

    JEE Mains, JEE Advanced

    Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar 

    19

    AAAA+

    JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

    Jamia Millia Islamia

    33

    AAAA+

    JEE Mains 

    Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani  

    26

    AAAA+

    JEE Mains and JEE Advanced 

    Amity University, Noida 

    31 

    AAAA

    JEE Mains and JEE Advanced 

    Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 

    37

    AAAA+

    JAM, GATE 


    Top Engineering Colleges in India (South Zone)

    Most of the Btech colleges in India are located in South India. There is an intense passion for pursuing engineering in southern India, which is very much like northern India. Students from all over India travel to south India to take admission into the top engineering colleges in South India. Doing engineering from a reputed college is a predominant and mandatory educational desire for most aspirants. Right from alumni reviews to placements and faculty, engineering colleges in southern India offer the most premium opportunities. 


    Top Engineering Colleges in India (East Zone)

    Eastern Zone of India is a potpourri of different cultures and traditions. From the intellectuals of West Bengal to states rich in minerals like Jharkhand, the land of the rising sun has a lot to offer. Like any other region of India, eastern India is also known for its excellent engineering colleges. East India is the land of maestros like Rabindranath Tagore and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, and this propels students from all over the country to apply for admission in colleges here. Below is the list of top colleges in India

    Top Engineering Colleges in West Zone

    Engineering colleges located in the West Zone are also amongst some of the finest in the country. Students from all over the country come to cities like Mumbai, Surat, Pune, Jaipur etc. to pursue the various engineering specializations being offered here. Excellent placement opportunities available to students here is also a major highlight. 

    Name of the college 

    NIRF Ranking 

    Careers360 Rating 

    Entrance exams accepted 

    Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 

    3

    AAAAA

    JEE 

    Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar 

    22

    AAAA+

    JEE Advanced

    Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Sura

    47

    AAAA+

    JEE Mains 

    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

    30

    AAAA+ 

    JEE Mains 

    College of Engineering, Pune 

    52

    AAAA+ 

    MHT CET 

    Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur 

    43

    AAAA

    JEE Mains  

    Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 

    37 

    AAAA+

    JEE Mains  

    Institute of Technology, Nirma University 

    153

    AAAA

    JEE Mains  

    Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Pune 

    96

    AAAA

    MHT CET 


    Cut off for Top Engineering Colleges in India

    Union HR Minister Smriti Irani released the official list of top engineering colleges in India in March 2016 for the first time. There are five categories that are considered by NIRF during the entire process of ranking the colleges. Those five criteria are as follows - faculty, resources available for better and best learning endeavours, infrastructure for research outcomes, the inclusion of the type of students and people’s perception for the college including alumni reviews

    Top engineering colleges in North India with their Cut-Off Based on Closing Rank 

    • IIT Delhi


    • IIT Kanpur 

    Name of the course 

    Closing Rank (2019) 

    1. Chemical Engineering 

    3430 

    1. Civil Engineering 

    4681

    1. Computer Science and Engineering 

    217 

    1. Electrical Engineering 

    994

    1. Mechanical Engineering 

    2108 


    Top 2 Engineering Colleges in South India with their Cut-off Based on Closing Rank 

    • IIT Madras 

    Name of the course 

    Closing Rank (2019) 

    1. Aerospace Engineering 

    2075

    1. Chemical Engineering 

    1831

    1. Civil Engineering 

    2220 

    1. Computer Science and Engineering 

    90

    1. Electrical Engineering 

    182

    1. Engineering Physics 

    1537 

    1. Mechanical Engineering 

    741

    1. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 

    3407

    1. Ocean Engineering 

    4463 


    • IIT Hyderabad

    Name of the course 

    Closing Rank (2019) 

    1. Computer Science and Engineering 

    777

    1. Mechanical Engineering 

    3192

    1. Chemical Engineering 

    5921

    1. Electrical Engineering 

    2009

    1. Civil Engineering 

    5988

    1. Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering 

    6872


    Top 2 Engineering Colleges in East India with their Cut-off Based on Closing Rank 

    • IIT Kharagpur

    Name of the course 

    Closing Rank (2019) 

    1. Aerospace Engineering 

    3822

    1. Agricultural and Food Engineering 

    8104 

    1. Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering 

    6312

    1. Chemical Engineering 

    3516

    1. Civil Engineering 

    4955

    1. Computer Science and Engineering 

    283 

    1. Electrical Engineering 

    1417

    1. Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering 

    932


    • IIT Guwahati 

    Name of the course 

    Closing Rank (2019) 

    1. Computer Science and Engineering 

    588 

    1. Mathematics and Computing 

    1085 

    1. Electronics and Communication Engineering 

    1729 

    1. Electronics and Electrical Engineering 

    2028 

    1. Mechanical Engineering 

    3417 

    1. Engineering Physics 

    5284 

    1. Chemical Engineering 

    5697 

    1. Civil Engineering 

    6487 

    1. Chemical Science and Technology 

    7685 

    1. Biotechnology 

    8643 


    Top 2 Engineering Colleges in West India with their Cut-offs Based on Closing Rank 

    • IIT Bombay 

    Name of the course 

    Closing Rank (2019) 

    1. Computer Science and Engineering 

    63 

    1. Electrical Engineering 

    296 

    1. Mechanical Engineering 

    999

    1. Chemical Engineering 

    1739 

    1. Engineering Physics 

    1290 

    1. Aerospace Engineering 

    2082 

    1. Civil Engineering 

    3005 

    1. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 

    3501 


    • IIT Gandhinagar 

    Name of the course 

    Closing Rank (2019) 

    1. Chemical Engineering 

    6671

    1. Civil Engineering 

    8122

    1. Computer Science and Engineering 

    1548 

    1. Electrical Engineering 

    3299 

    1. Material Science and Engineering 

    9291 

    1. Mechanical Engineering 

    4476 

    Engineering Courses and their Eligibility Criteria 

    Generally, students of science stream tend to choose this mainstream domain, Engineering, after completion of 10+2 exams. The job profiles range from being an aerospace engineer to a construction engineer. Though the course is demanding and exhaustive, the placements make it one of the most sought-after degrees to be pursued right after high school. There are more than 40 engineering specializations for you to choose from. For example, some of the most popular engineering specializations are: - 

    Eligibility Criteria for Engineering Courses

    There are more than three thousand engineering colleges spread across all over India with about thirty-five lakh students enrolled for under-graduation level programs. There are five engineering course options available for all undergraduate-level applicants. Listed below are the eligibility criteria for each of the five options. 

    • BE or B.Tech. - All applicants must have passed their XII exam from science stream with a minimum aggregate of 60 percent.

    • B.Tech. Lateral Entry - All applicants must have successfully finished a three-year long Diploma course recognized by the technical examination board of any state with a minimum aggregate of 45 percent marks. 

    • ME or M.Tech. - There are two indicators that have to be passed for ME/MTech degrees, that is, any student who applies must hold an undergraduate degree and have obtained necessary marks in the entrance exam, i.e. GATE. 

    • Engineering Diploma - All applicants must have dutifully completed their 10th or any equivalent examination by scoring a minimum of thirty-five marks in all science and mathematics subjects.

    • Ph.D. - Every aspirant of PhD degree must have passed out from both BTech and MTech in the relevant field with an aggregate of fifty-five percent marks, at the very least. 

    Admission Process for Engineering Courses 

    • At the under-graduation level, there are various entrance exams that candidates must clear to gain admission in the preferred college. Some of the most popular entrance exams for engineering courses are: - 

    • JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

    • BITSAT

    • SRMJEEE

    • VITEEE 

    • MHTCET

    • At the post-graduation level, there is only one exam that has to be aced by applicants to get admission in their dream college, and that exam is - GATE.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Which are the top 5 engineering colleges in India on the basis of placements? 

    IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur. 

    • What are some of the job profiles that can be pursued after completion of engineering from the top colleges in India? 

    Design engineer, mechanical engineer, software engineer, professor and information technology officer. 

    • Which engineering college in India is the best for electrical engineering? 

    IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, Amrita School of Engineering, Banaras Hindu University and Lovely Professional University. 

    • Which is the best private engineering college in India? 

    BITS Pilani, IIIT Hyderabad, PSG Coimbatore, VIT Vellore are some of the best private engineering colleges in India. 

    • Is clearing NEET mandatory for a career in genetic engineering? 

    No, it is not mandatory. However, for genetic engineering, you need to complete graduation in biotechnology or molecular biology. 

    • What is the average course fee for BTech in IITs? 

    The fee ranges from anywhere between 10 lakh to 15 lakh rupees for the entire course. 

    • Can I get a job offer in Google after doing BTech from IITs? 

    Yes, you can as Google visits IITs every year for placement purposes. 

    • Which field of specialization is the best? 

    If you end up pursuing CSE or what we call as - Computer Science and Engineering, then you can be assured that you will get the most handsome salary and the best job offer possible. 

    • Which entrance exam needs to be cleared for a degree in genetics engineering? 

    JEE Mains and JEE Advanced need to be nailed by the candidates to pursue genetic engineering. 

    • What is the scope of courses that can be taken up by students interested in Aerospace Engineering? 

    There are three types of under-graduation courses on Aerospace engineering, and those are as follows: A three-year-long licence course in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, BE/BTech in Aerospace Engineering and a three year long BSc. Degree in Aircraft Engineering. However, if you are interested in doing a higher level of education after UG, then you can do the following post-graduation courses like - 2 years long ME/MTech in Aerospace Engineering, MSc. In Aircraft Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautical Engineering.

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