Careers360 has rated 37 top engineering colleges in Uttarakhand under the categories of AAAA, AAA+, AAA, AA+, AA, A+, A and A-. Careers360 has declared the list of top engineering colleges India for 2013 which contains 3217 engineering colleges across India out of approximately 3600 engineering colleges in India.
Touted as an upcoming education hub, Uttarakhand is home to the first ever engineering college that came up in the country. The Thomason College of Engineering, Roorkee set up in 1847 was the oldest civil engineering institution in the country. The hilly state has 37 institutes with a total sanctioned intake of over 13,000 excluding some of the better known institutes such as IIT Roorkee (1159 seats), NIT Uttarakhand (120) among others. The popular disciplines in terms of students studying at different colleges are Mechanical, ECE, CSE and Civil. The top four disciplines account for 70% of the total BE/B.Tech seats in the state. Among non-conventional courses, one could opt for Applied Electronics & Instrumentation, Automobile, Petroleum, Biotechnology, Chemical, Biomedical and Agriculture Engineering.