Rating College Name
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • NIRF Rank: 30
National Institute of Technology Calicut
  • NIRF Rank: 28
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi
College of Engineering, Trivandrum
Government Engineering College, Thrissur
TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
Government College of Engineering, Kannur
Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram
Government Engineering College, Kozhikode
Government Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram
Government Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad
Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam
NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad
Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam
Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram
Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Top Engineering Colleges in Kerala

Kerala is home to a large number of engineering colleges mostly located in the capital city Thiruvananthapuram. Most of these are now affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University(AKTU) except those coming under Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). The top engineering colleges in Kerala are also some of the best engineering colleges of India. After the formation of AKTU in 2015, new courses like Design Engineering, Sustainable Engineering and Life Skills have been introduced by the state govt. To reinvigorate the quality of education govt is also focussing on improving industry-academic linkage in all KTU affiliated colleges. National Institute of Technology Calicut, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, and Government Engineering College, Thrissur are some of the top engineering colleges in Kerala.

The top engineering colleges in Kerala have performed well under the NIRF 2019 ranking of Govt of India. NIT Calicut has shown remarkable improvement in it is ranking and now placed at 28th position, Similarly, other colleges like Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, and Cochin University of Science and Technology holds a good position in NIRF ranking.

How to get Admission in a Top Engineering college in Kerala?

Students can get admission in top engineering colleges in Kerala by qualifying the entrance exams. There are entrance exams at the national, state and university level.

At the national level, JEE Main, and JEE Advanced exams are conducted every year. While JEE Main is for entry in courses offered by the colleges, the JEE Advanced offers a place in prestigious IITs of the country.

At state level, Kerala government organises KEAM, an entrance exam for different professional courses. After the examination, a counselling is conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination, Kerala and subsequently, a KEAM rank list is released based on the performance in KEAM exam and marks obtained in Class 12. For candidates who are meritorious diploma holder, The Director of Technical Education, Kerala conducts entrance exams Kerala LET for direct admission in 2nd year.

There are also entrance exams at the university level, like the one conducted by Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), called CUSAT CAT

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Placements record in top engineering colleges in Kerala

When it comes to placement record of top engineering colleges in Kerala, some colleges present really outstanding track records. In 2018-19, NIT Calicut saw 139 companies’ visiting the campus. A total of 643 placements were recorded in campus selection, out of these 472 were from undergraduate courses with an average salary of 9.33LPA. Similarly, in 2018,  Cochin University of Science and Technology saw a jump of 54% in campus selection, with an average salary of 4.94LPA.

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