Each year Careers360 ranks and rates the Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal. The ranking is based on factors like quality of students, research output, industry interface, publications, academic productivity and so on. Read more here - Ranking Methodology.
West Bengal is home to one of the oldest engineering colleges of India, Bengal Engineering College now formally known as Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur. The first IIT, IIT Kharagpur was also set up in West Bengal in 1951, This gave an impetus to the study of engineering in West Bengal. And, now it hosts some of the best engineering colleges of India. The top engineering colleges in West Bengal include Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata and many other big names
These Universities and colleges are recognized under UGC and AICTE. Their quality and performance have been proven under the performance parameters of NIRF. IIT Kharagpur ranks 4th in NIRF ranking 2019, Jadavpur University, Kolkata is ranked as the 14th best engineering colleges of India. Similarly, there are many colleges that ranks really good at different ranking parameters owing to their updated curriculum, academic support and active participation in R&D.
How to get admission in Top Engineering College of West Bengal?
For class 12 passed out students, there are multiple ways to get admission in engineering colleges of West Bengal. Entrance exams are held every year at state, national and university levels.
National Testing Agency(NTA) conducts JEE exams twice in a year. JEE Main is the exam at the first level and is based on Physics, Chemistry and Maths of 11th and 12th standard. Candidates clearing this exam are eligible for undergraduate courses in the field of engineering. At the next level, there is JEE Advanced for students who qualify JEE Main. JEE Advanced is conducted by seven Zonal Coordinating IITs and gives a ticket to IITs and other top engineering colleges of the country.
Candidates from West Bengal can appear in WBJEE conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board. Clearing WBJEE gives admission to many private and government institutions.
For higher studies in Engineering also, West Bengal has a lot to offer. At the state level, WBUT PGET (West Bengal University of Technology Post Graduate Entrance Test) is conducted by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology every year for admission to M.tech courses.
One can also apply for higher education through common entrance test GATE conducted by IITs and IISc of the country.
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Placement record of Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal
West Bengal has many reputed and famous engineering colleges. These colleges provide placement support to their students every year. Many national and multinational companies visit the campuses to attract fresh talent. According to Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur, in 2108, the college had 334 offers for a batch of 371 graduate students in campus selection. IIT Kharagpur also provides good placement and internship record. According to the official records, every year around 1500 students are placed in more than 250 companies and get some really good compensation for internship and job placement.
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