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Top Engineering Colleges in Salem 2024

Engineering is an extremely broad field of study. There are many different specialization forks which students must look for to pursue what they really want. Under engineering, there are degrees in BTech, BSc, Diploma, MTech, and PhD. All of these listed degrees are further classified into various specialized courses. And during the tenure of the course, students/graduates will get a chance to first learn the basics and gradually get the advanced knowledge of the same.

Engineering primarily deals with science and mathematics. Therefore, a student must have an exceptionally good knowledge of both subjects. It is also required that students must have physics, chemistry, and math in 12th class. After the completion of engineering, graduates will get placed in companies as engineers. There are many other job profiles too.

Here we are going to see the top engineering colleges in Salem, Tamil Nadu. Salem is a historic city with temples which are centuries old. It was also the home for the British in the colonial era. Today, Salem has few of the best engineering colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu. We have made various lists of colleges based on different criteria which will help you to choose the best engineering college in Salem.

First, look at some highlights which will clear a few of your doubts.

  • Tamil Nadu state government provides best-in-class education when it comes to engineering. You can find many good engineering colleges there, and Salem indeed has exceptionally good colleges.

  • We will see all the engineering colleges in Salem and go through their rankings by different ranking authorities.

  • First, we will see the NIRF ranking and then other ranking systems.

  • It will help you to choose the best college.

Top Engineering Colleges in Salem (Based on NIRF Ranking)  

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranks the top colleges in a particular domain according to a set of rules and standards. It ranks the best colleges across India that are approved by MHRD. For engineering colleges, NIRF had ranked one college in the field of engineering from Salem. Following are the top engineering colleges in Salem as per NIRF 2020.

Name of the college 

NIRF Rank (2020)

Sona College of Technology

47


Top Engineering Colleges in Salem (Based on Careers360 Rank/Rate/Score) 

Amongst many agencies which rank colleges based on their performance and infrastructure, Careers360 is one such agency which provides the most legitimate and true information. It is also known for its prediction of college based on the rank of the students. They have ranked top engineering colleges in Salem on the website. The list included both private and government colleges. Take a look below:

Name of the college 

Careers360 Rating

1. Government College of Engineering, Salem

AAA+

2. Sona College of Technology, Salem

AAA+

3. Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem

-

4. Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Salem

-

5. Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem

-


Top Engineering Colleges in Salem (Based on Course Fee) 

Salem is not such a big city; it is situated to the south of Chennai. Therefore, it is very much affordable for a middle-class family. The average fee for an engineering college is around 1 lakh or less. There are plenty of colleges, so finding a right one will not be too big of a problem. There are both private and public colleges. You can see them listed below.

  • These are the best private engineering colleges in Salem with their fee details alongside:

    Name of the college 

    Course fee to be paid 

    Sona College of Technology

    Rs. 2,20,000

    Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem

    Rs. 90,000

    Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem

    Rs. 2,00,000

    Dhirajlal Gandhi College of Technology, Salem

    Rs. 1,60,000

  • Some of the best government colleges for engineering in Salem:

    Name of the college 

    Course fee to be paid 

    Government College of Engineering

    Rs. 28,735

    Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Salem

    Rs. 3,000 (per semester)


Top Engineering Colleges in Salem (Based on Most Popular Specialization Streams)

Engineering houses the greatest number of specialization fields compared to other domains. There are many specialization fields such as civil, computer science, mechanical, marine, information technology, electronics, electrical etc. Here we have made a list of colleges which provide these streams.

The top engineering colleges in Salem in the field of computer science: - 

The top engineering colleges in Salem in the field of mechanical engineering: - 

The top engineering colleges in Salem in the field of Electrical Engineering: - 

Admission process for securing a seat in top engineering colleges in Salem

An aspiring student must have physics, chemistry, and mathematics in the 12th standard. S/he must have cleared the 12th exams with at least 50% marks. These are the basic Eligibility criteria for admissions. Other than this, the candidate must have cleared any of the India level entrance exams or whatever the institute asks for. They take admission based on the merit list.

Get more information on the admission process and criteria:

  • The candidate must have had a science stream with physics, chemistry, and math as main subjects.

  • Students who are diploma holders can also apply, but they must have a science background.

  • Candidates must have scored at least 50% in physics chemistry and maths combined or in diploma.

  • Some of the colleges have seats for reserved categories. So, students should check for the same.

  • If the college asks for a merit-based admission, students need to clear an entrance exam.

  • This is the basic eligibility criteria which a candidate needs to meet in order to get admission.

Once a candidate meets the eligibility criteria, s/he can go for further admission process. This includes Personal Interview (sometimes) and the document verification process. Candidates should also check if there is any institute specific exam that they demand.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Which is the best college for engineering in Salem?

Sona College of Technology has the best rating, and the only college ranked in NIRF from Salem.

Q2. Which is the best branch for engineering?

In Salem, there are two prominent branches of engineering which are offered by colleges: Computer science and Mechanical engineering. Another option is Civil engineering.

Q3. How many engineering Colleges are there in Salem?

There are 22 engineering colleges in Salem which offer many different courses in engineering.

Q4. What is the average salary package of an engineer?

In Salem, the average salary package varies between 5 lakhs to 11 lakhs. The highest is 48 lakhs from Sona College of Technology.

Q5. Is a diploma any better than a BTech degree?

The diploma is of 2 years in a specific course where the knowledge provided is basic while in B. Tech, a student gets to know about the in-depth knowledge of a specific course.

Q6. What is the job profile of an engineer?

In all the domains of engineering, engineers are needed for technical troubleshooting and development. You can expect to be a maintenance engineer, control engineer, research assistant, etc., the career opportunities are very vast.

Q7. Which are the subjects needed for engineering?

An aspiring candidate should have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 12th standard. They should have passed the final exam with at least 50% in aggregate.

Q8. Which are the top fields in Engineering?

Below are the top 5 fields in engineering that are most sought-after by engineering students: -

Q9. Is it possible to take admission in a college without clearing any entrance exam?

Yes, it is possible only if the college allows that. Although, every college takes admission based on the merit list in an entry-level exam.

Q10. What is the average fee for engineering courses in Salem?

The average fee for engineering is about Rs. 1.2 lakhs per year for the leading engineering colleges in Sales

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