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    Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata 2024

    Undoubtedly, engineering is one of the most popular professions in India. It offers some of the most significant advantages to the individuals, which are not possible otherwise in any other domain. The top engineering colleges in Kolkata offer diverse engineering branches such as Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Printing Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical engineering, and Electrical Engineering, to name a few. Besides, aspirants also prefer seeking admission to the best engineering colleges in Kolkata that offer various short-term and diploma courses. 

    Moreover, while choosing the best engineering colleges in Kolkata students must check college rankings, faculty, infrastructure, placement records, and facilities. Ensure that the colleges you are considering are accredited by recognized bodies such as the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) or the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Students must check National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), and careers360 ranking. Understand the admission process, eligibility criteria, and entrance exams required for admission to the engineering colleges in Kolkata. Check if the colleges offer scholarships, financial aid, to students. Here in this article, careers360 will help you choose the Top Engineering Colleges in India that facilitate students with numerous amenities, boosting them further to pursue the course.

    Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata - Features

    Engineering is simply an application of science and Maths to solve technical problems. It is one of the most sought-after fields of study among prospective students worldwide. Students graduating in various specialised Engineering disciplines get lucrative job opportunities. 

    • Kolkata is among the most revered cities in India to host reputed educational institutes for higher studies. 

    • Students almost flock to the colleges here to seek admission in various courses including B. Tech, MBA, MCA, etc. 

    • Talking specifically about best Engineering Colleges in Kolkata, the city is home to some of the widely acclaimed institutes. 

    • The top engineering colleges in Kolkata offer degree courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

    • Colleges in Kolkata offering engineering degrees compete to provide the best and career-enhancing education to the young aspirants. 

    • Superior infrastructure and experienced faculty altogether act as the USP of these institutes. Remarkable placement opportunities, research output, and industry interface further complement these top engineering colleges' facilities in Kolkata.

    Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata (based on NIRF Ranking)

    National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is an approved Ranking Framework by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). NIRF has started releasing its rankings over the past three years. There is a lot of skepticism present over the rankings provided by private players. Hence, NIRF is known to be an impartial & reliable ranking system by many students & parents alike. Here are the list of top engineering colleges in Kolkata as per NIRF 2022 Ranking.

    Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata - NIRF Ranking

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    Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata (based on Careers360 Ranking)

    Careers360 is one of the most trustworthy websites for students as well as parents. The Careers360 rankings provide an overview of the top-ranking colleges in India. It also offers state-wise top colleges to not get confused while selecting suitable engineering colleges to kickstart students’ careers.  Not only this, but the rankings also provide all the requirements such as location, fees, placements, and other facilities related to the college. The table shows the list of best engineering colleges in Kolkata and their ratings, by Careers360.

    Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata - Careers360 Rating

    List of best Engineering Colleges in Kolkata Careers360 Rating

    Jadavpur University, Kolkata

    AAAAA

    Institute of Engineering & Management

    AAA+

    Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    AAA+

    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata

    AAAA

    Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    AAA+

    Narula Institute of Technology 

    AAAA

    Adamas University

    AAA

    BBIT Kolkata

    AAA


    List of Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata (Fees-wise)

    Another aspect of choosing the right engineering college is fees. Engineering colleges always come up with various scholarships and offers for the students. The fee structure of the colleges depends on the facilities they provide. However, different colleges have different fee structures. In some colleges, there are other fee structures for various courses. A student must know the college's fee structure in which he/she is enrolling. Here is the list of best engineering colleges in Kolkata according to their fee structure.

    List of best Engineering Colleges in Kolkata OwnershipFees

    Jadavpur University Fee Structure

    Public/Government

    B.Tech-3.77L

    M.Tech- 

    Institute of Engineering & Management Fee Structure

    Private

    -

    Heritage Institute of Technology Fee Structure

    Private

    B.Tech- 3.94L

    M.Tech- 2.55L

    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology Fee Structure

    Public/Government

    B.Tech-2.45L

    Guru Nanak Institute of Technology Fee Structure

    Private

    B.Tech- 4.70L

    M.Tech- 2.26L

    Narula Institute of Technology Fee Structure

    Private

    B.Tech-3.98 L

    M.Tech- 2.13L

    St Mary's Technical Campus Fee Structure

    Private

    B.Tech- 2.45L


    Adamas University Fee Structure

    Private

    -

    Sister Nivedita University Fee Structure

    Private

    B.Tech- 5.94

    BBIT Kolkata Fee Structure


    Private

    -


    Top Private Engineering Colleges in Kolkata

    • IEM Kolkata - Institute of Engineering and Management

    • Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    • Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    • NIT Kolkata - Narula Institute of Technology

    • St. Mary Technical Campus 

    • Adamas University

    • BP Poddar Institute of Management and Technology, Kolkata

    Top Government Engineering Colleges in Kolkata

    Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata -Admission Process

    It may seem challenging to get into the top Engineering colleges in Kolkata, but most institutions consider the JEE (Mains) score for admission. A few private top engineering colleges in Kolkata offer student management quota seats for entry into the courses. The admission into the UG and PG courses are specified with some criterion which is described below-

    UG course:

    Admission into the UG courses is done through the National level entrance examination. Also, state-level entrance examination such as WBJEE (West Bengal JEE) are conducted for getting into the UG courses.

    Another criterion that you must know is that the candidates who are interested in pursuing engineering must have qualified 10+2 from a recognized board. Along with that, the candidate must have opted for science in his/her intermediate for being eligible for the engineering courses.

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    PG course:

    In order to get admissions in engineering courses at the PG level, students must hold a bachelor’s degree with aggregate passing marks in any field of engineering.

    GATE is one of the most popular PG-level national exams for engineering students. But the eligibility criteria for this exam are quite relaxed. Many engineering colleges in Kolkata accept GATE scores for admissions.

    Here is the admission process of top engineering colleges in Kolkata.

    Top Private Engineering Colleges in Kolkata that accepts JEE Mains score

    • Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    • IEM Kolkata - Institute of Engineering and Management

    • Bengal Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    • NIT Kolkata - Narula Institute of Technology

    • BP Poddar Institute of Management and Technology, Kolkata

    Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata that accepts WBJEE score 

    Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata - Branch-wise

    Popular Engineering Streams at the top engineering colleges in Kolkata.

    Aeronautical Engineering

    Aeronautical Engineering is one of the demanding branches of the engineering field. It is the most acceptable engineering branch and is emerging as one of the sought-after engineering courses. In order to get admitted to the courses under aeronautical engineering, students must have good knowledge of physics, chemistry, and mathematics. They should have these three subjects in higher secondary level (+2 level). Some of the similar branches of aeronautical engineering are aerospace engineering and manufacturing engineering.

    • Indian Institute of Aeronautical Science

    • Calcutta Engineering College

    • Bengal College of Engineering and Technology

    Computer Science Engineering

    Computer Science engineering is mostly that branch of engineering, emphasizing how computers operate from a theoretical perspective. Starting from the Fundamental topics in computer science which include computing, analysis of algorithms, compiler writing, computer architecture, and many more. Computer Science is one of the most trending and desirable branches in the field of engineering. 

    • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

    • Jadavpur University, Kolkata

    • Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    • Techno India University, Kolkata

    • Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia

    Electronics and Communication Engineering

    Among the Indian engineering aspirants, Electronics and Communication Engineering has been a popular choice for students. With the continuous evolution of technology, electronics & communication engineering has transformed into an inevitable field. Almost all industries require ECE. 

    Electronics and communication are a part of our everyday lives, from phones to televisions, computers, and even the various advanced satellites that help us lead a smooth experience. Electronics and communication engineering are the primary driving force for the present-day Information Technology revolution.

    • Jadavpur University, Kolkata

    • Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    • Techno India University, Kolkata

    • Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata

    • Bengal Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    • Adamas University, Kolkata

    • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata

    Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical engineering is a branch of engineering that applies the exact sciences, especially in the physical principles of thermodynamics, mechanics, materials science, the mechanics of fluid and structural analysis, which is responsible for designing, building, and improving analysis of new elements that enhances all types in the part of mechanics and devices.

    This field needs a wide range of knowledge and skills from thermodynamics, the microscopic level balance of the physical part that studies the mechanical action of heat and the remaining forms of energy and mechanics, electrical, and analysis, structural magnetism, and computing.

    • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

    • Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    • Techno India University, Kolkata

    • The Institute of Engineers India, Kolkata

    • Aliah University, Kolkata

    • St Mary’s Technical Campus, Kolkata

    Other popular engineering specializations in Kolkata


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Q.1. Which private engineering colleges are best for Civil Engineering?

    Ans. Here is a list of private engineering colleges which are usually preferred for civil engineering-

    • Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    • Narula Institute of Technology, Kolkata

    • ST. Mary Technical Campus

    • Adamas University

    • BBIT Kolkata

    Q.2. How can I get admission to the Private Engineering Colleges of Kolkata?

    Ans. Various Private Engineering Colleges of Kolkata accept the JEE Mains Score. However, there is no compulsory entrance test for getting into private engineering colleges. Such admission processes are termed Management quotas.

    Q.3. What is the average salary one can expect in placement drives in IITs?

    Ans. The average salary package that one can expect from placement recruiting conducted in IITs is Rs. 11.5 Lakhs.

    Q.4. Can I get direct admission to Jadavpur University?

    Ans. Only if you have a management or Trustee quota, you can get direct admission in Jadavpur University. Otherwise, you must appear for the WBJEE entrance examination to get into Jadavpur University.

    Q.5. Is WBJEE easier than JEE mains?

    Ans. WBJEE is comparatively easier than JEE mains. However, the syllabus for JEE mains and WBJEE are the same. Scoring around 120-130 is advisable for getting into your desired college.

    Q.6. Which College is the best Engineering college in Kolkata?

    Ans. Jadavpur University is the best engineering college in Kolkata. There are also various colleges such as Heritage Institute of Technology, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, and so on.

    Q.7. What is a good rank in WBJEE?

    Ans. 3k to 4k is a decent rank in WBJEE.  Scoring around 120-140 is quite safe and as the questions are not as difficult as JEE Mains and JEE advanced, one can easily clear the examination at the first attempt.

     Q. 8. Are there any specified minimum eligibility criteria for an M.Tech course?

    Ans. Yes, a student who aspires to take up an M.Tech course must have passed his/ her bachelor’s in the related field of engineering with not less than 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university/ institute in India.

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