Rating College Name
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • NIRF Rank: 1
Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai
Anna University, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 9
Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 95
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram
  • NIRF Rank: 197
Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 47
Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 123
BS Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 131
Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 196
Easwari Engineering College, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 200
Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Chennai
Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 139
Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 194
St Joseph's College of Engineering, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 128
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala R and D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 86
Vel's Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai
Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai
SA Engineering College, Chennai
Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 124
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 108
Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr Rangarajan Dr Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai
  • NIRF Rank: 189
Velammal Engineering College, Chennai

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai

Chennai has numerous world-class engineering institutions, that provide some brilliant curriculum for the coming age with excellent academic and placement support. Most of the colleges are affiliated to the famous Anna University and some are autonomous private institutions. Some of these colleges provide exceptionally good research and development facilities in collaboration with other universities and governmental institutions. They are also known for their excellent academic infrastructure and student exchange programmes. Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai, Anna University, Chennai, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai are some of the top engineering colleges in Chennai.

The top colleges of Chennai also come true to their reputation on the parameters of NIRF ranking. IIT Madras was ranked 1st in NIRF 2019 ranking while Anna University claimed 9th position among all engineering colleges of India. Similarly, there are other colleges in Chennai that are placed in good positions under NIRF ranking of Govt. of India. Students looking towards a future in the field of engineering do extensive research on the credibility of a college. But in Chennai, there is no dearth of top engineering colleges that are recognised globally for their academic output.  

Looking for Admissions in Top Engineering Colleges of Chennai?

If you are class 12th pass out with good academic record, then Tamil Nadu govt has TNEA Counselling just for you. However, Tamil Nadu govt has given some eligibility criteria for TNEA, students coming under this criteria can appear in TNEA counselling. After counselling, the conducting body releases a merit list and accordingly the colleges are allocated for Undergraduate programmes.

For other students, clearing JEE Main and JEE Advanced is a good option. JEE Main will give a direct entry into the course while JEE Advanced will take students to a new level. Student qualifying JEE Advanced will get admission into IITs of the country.

The third option is to appear in university entrance exams. Vellore Institute of Technology conducts VITEEE, similarly, SRM Institute of Science and Technology has its own entrance exam institute SRMJEEE.

Top Branches in Engineering

Placement and Performance record of Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai-

To assess the quality of education, we look towards the performance and placement record of a college. Chennai owns some of the best colleges in the country, so looking at their track record is always of great interest. Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai witnessed 94% placement in 2019, with the highest domestic package of 39.94LPA and an average of 6.05LPA. Similarly, the famous Anna University provided a median package of 5Lakhs in its campus selection.

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