LIST OF TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN INDIA BASED ON 2021 RANKINGS

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Sushil Pandey

Updated on - Sep 9, 2021

Top engineering colleges in India in 2021 as per NIRF Ranking include 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIIT Hyderabad, BITS Pilani, ISM Dhanbad and many other private colleges. Some other good universities and private colleges in India include Jamia Millia Islamia, Amity Noida, Jaypee Noida, Graphic Era Dehradun and Anna University.

These colleges have been ranked on the basis of NIRF Ranking 2021, India Today, The Week and many other ranking agencies for the engineering courses they offer, admissions to which are done mainly through entrance exams like JEE Main and GATE.

Table of Contents
  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India: NIRF Ranking
  2. Top Engineering Colleges in India: QS Ranking
  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India: Outlook Ranking
  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India: The Week Ranking
  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India with Best ROI (Return on Investment)
  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India with B.Tech Fees
  1. TopGovernment Engineering Colleges in India
  1. Top Private Engineering Colleges in India
  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India: Cut-off

9.1 Top Engineering Colleges in India with JEE Main Cutoff

9.2 Top IITs in India with JEE advanced Cutoff.

  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India with GATE Cutoff

10.1 Top IITs in India with GATE Cutoff

  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India: Admission Process

11.1 IIT Madras

11.2 NIT Trichy

11.3 IISc Bangalore

  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India: Zone wise

12.1 Top Engineering Colleges in North India

12.2 Top Engineering Colleges in East India

12.3 Top Engineering Colleges in West India

12.4 Top Engineering Colleges in South India

  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India: Region wise

13.1 Top Engineering Colleges in Delhi NCR

13.2 Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra

13.3 Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka

  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India and their entrance exam
  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India with Average Salary
  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India: Specialization

16.1 Top Engineering Colleges in India for Computer Science

16.2 Top Engineering Colleges in India for Mechanical engineering

16.3 Top Engineering Colleges in India for Civil Engineering

16.4 Top Aeronautical Engineering Colleges in India

16.5 Top Aerospace Engineering Colleges in India

  1. Top Engineering Colleges in India: FAQs
  • There are 4804 engineering colleges in India offering BTech, MTech and PhD degrees in multiple specializations like CSE, Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Biotech, etc. These include 3982 private and 822 government engineering colleges.
  • Admissions here are mainly done through JEE Main, KCET, UPSEE and other university exams for undergraduate courses BTech and BE. For postgraduate engineering courses, GATE, TANCET, Karnataka PGCET are the most popular exams.
  • Education offered in the top engineering colleges in India is at par with that offered in other top engineering colleges in the world like MIT, Stanford, Cambridge and Oxford. See what all the Top Engineering Colleges in India for CSE have to offer.
  • The average cost of engineering education in India is INR 2,50,000 in government colleges and INR 10-15 lakh in private colleges.
  • After completing their engineering courses, students get an average salary of INR 10-18 lakh in IITs. In other non-premier engineering colleges, the average engineering salary is around INR 3-7 lakh per year.

Students who are planning to study engineering courses have the options to choose from several  specializations. Some of the most popular engineering courses in India are:

Computer Science Engineering  Mechanical Engineering  Electrical Engineering Civil Engineering 
Aeronautical Engineering  Automobile Engineering Aerospace Engineering  IT Engineering
Petroleum Engineering Electronics and communication Engineering Food Technology Chemical Engineering
Marine Engineering Production Engineering  Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Biomedical Engineering 
Mining Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Data Analytics

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Many ranking agencies release the list of these colleges rank wise every year. These rankings are also released according to different categories like top private and top public engineering colleges in India, top engineering colleges in south India, etc. Many agencies also release rankings city-wise, state-wise and stream-wise.

Some of the examples of these ranking lists are Top MBA Colleges in India, Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka, etc. These rankings are based on different parameters like Placements, Faculty Quality, Teacher-Student Ratio, Perception of the University, Fees, etc. Listed below are the top engineering colleges in India rank wise as given by different agencies.

Top Engineering Colleges in India: NIRF 2021 Ranking

NIRF has ranked IIT Madras as the best engineering college in India for the 6th year in a row. The list also features some of the top government colleges and universities.

  • Out of the top 10 engineering colleges in India, 9 are IITs while 1 spot is filled by NIT Trichy. Anna University, Chennai was the only engineering college in India except IITs and NITs which was ranked among the top 10 colleges in 2021. However, it has slipped to 14th this year.
  • IIT Kanpur has overtaken IIT Kharagpur to become the 4th best engineering college in India.
  • One of the best improvements has been shown by NIT Surathkal, also known as NIT Karnataka, which has jumped by 8 positions to rank 13 in India.
  • ISM Dhanbad and VIT Vellore have also shown improvement of 3 ranks each.
The Top engineering colleges in India 2021, based on the NIRF 2021 ranking are:

NIRF 2021 Ranking College Name NIRF Score
1 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 90.19
2 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 88.96
3 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 85.16
4 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 83.22
5 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 82.03
6 Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 78.08
7 Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati 73.84
8 Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad 68.69
9 National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 66.08
10 National Institute of Technology, Karnataka 64.19
11 Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) 64.07
12 Vellore Institute of Technology 63.68
13 Indian Institute of Technology, Indore 62.56
14 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 62.10
15 Institute of Chemical Technology 60.31
16 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 59.67
17 Jadavpur University 59.19
18 Anna University 58.31
19 Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar 58.09
20 National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 58.02

The following chart shows the weightage alloted to the 5 different parameters considered by NIRF for the ranking of top colleges in India.

Weightage

Top Engineering Colleges in India: QS Ranking

The best engineering colleges in India according to the QS Ranking are:

College Name QS Ranking 2021
IIT Bombay 1
IISc Bangalore 2
IIT Delhi 3
IIT Madras 4
IIT Kharagpur 5
IIT Kanpur 6
IIT Roorkee 9
IIT Guwahati 10
University of Calcutta 11
Jadavpur University 12

The agency has listed 7 Indian engineering colleges among the top 200 engineering colleges in the world. These include IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IISc Bangalore, and IIT Roorkee in the order of ranking.

Top Engineering Colleges in India: Outlook 2020 Ranking

Outlook 2020 Ranking has also ranked IIT Madras as the best engineering college in India this year. However, the institute didn’t participate in the survey conducted by Outlook in 2018.

  • IIT Bombay, which was ranked 1st last year, has slipped to 3rd position this year in the latest ranking list.
  • IIT Delhi has maintained its 2nd spot. These institutes are followed by other IITs like those in Kharagpur and Kanpur.
  • VIT Vellore has jumped 9 places from 13th to 4th to become the top private engineering colleges in the country followed by BITS Pilani at 7th position.
  • The list also features the prestigious Thapar Institute of Technology at the 10th spot.

Here is the list of Best engineering colleges in India according to Outlook:

College Name Outlook Ranking 2020
IIT Madras 1
IIT Delhi 2
IIT Bombay 3
VIT Vellore 13 4
IIT Kharagpur 5
IIT Kanpur 6
BITS Pilani 7
IIT Roorkee 8
IIT Guwahati 9
Thapar Institute of Technology 10
Manipal Institute of Technology 11

Outlook releases rankings on the basis of 5 parameters. Their distribution is shown below.

Engineering Ranking

Top Engineering Colleges in India: The Week 2021 Ranking

The Week has ranked IIT Delhi as the best engineering college in India. The premier institute grabbed 1st rank the previous year also.

  • IIT Delhi is followed by IIT Bombay and IIT Madras respectively. The list also features NIT Trichy at the 8th rank.
  • BITS Pilani emerges as the best private engineering college in India here also. The institute has secured an overall rank of 7 this year, an increase of 9 from last year.
  • Anna University, Chennai has been ranked as the best university for engineering in Tamil Nadu.
The Best engineering colleges in India according to The Week 2021 ranking are:

College Name The Week Ranking 2021
IIT Delhi 1
IIT Bombay 2
IIT Madras 3
IIT Kanpur 4
IIT Roorkee 5
IIT Guwahati 6
BITS Pilani 7
NIT Trichy 8
IIT Varanasi 9
College of Engineering, Anna University 10

Top Engineering Colleges in India with Best ROI (Return on Investment)

The best engineering colleges in India with the best return on investment (ROI) are:

College Name Average Annual Fee Average Salary ROI Rank*
M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore INR 67,000 INR 4,00,000 1
BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore INR 60,000 INR 3,50,000 2
BIT Mesra, Ranchi INR 2,46,000 INR 9,50,000 3
SRM University, Chennai INR 2,60,000 INR 9,00,000 4
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore INR 1,98,000 INR 6,00,000 5
KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum INR 85,250 INR 2,34,000 6
Bharati Vidyapeeth University College of Engineering, Pune INR 1,20,000 INR 2,50,000 7
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani INR 4,24,000 INR 7,50,000 8

Return on Investment or ROI shows how profitable it is to pursue a particular course from a particular college. It is the comparison of the fee you invest while studying and the return you get in the form of placement. In the case of popular management and engineering courses, choosing a college or university based on the ROI factor can be very much beneficial. This especially helps when you find it difficult to choose between 2 shortlisted colleges.

*ROI={(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)}*100%

MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore emerges as the best engineering college in India ROI wise. The institute offers an average package of INR 4,00,000 while it charges an average fee of only INR 67,000 per year.

The government funded IITs and NITs have not been included in this list. These colleges offer the highest engineering salary in India. However, their engineering fees are also a bit high above average.

Top Engineering Colleges in India with BTech Fees

The B.Tech Fees of the  top engineering colleges in India are:

College Name BTech Fees
IIT Madras INR 3,00,000
IIT Delhi INR 9,00,000
IIT Mumbai INR 8,45,000
IIT Kharagpur INR 3,30,000
IIT Kanpur INR 8,60,000
IIT Roorkee INR 8,85,000
BITS Pilani INR 17,00,000
Anna University, Chennai INR 2,00,000
NIT Trichy INR 6,00,000
IIT BHU Varanasi INR 3,40,000
Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai INR 3,42,000
ISM Dhanbad INR 9,10,000
VIT Vellore INR 8,00,000
IIEST Shibpur INR 5,46,000
Thapar Patiala INR 13,00,000
NIT Warangal INR 5,20,000
Jamia Millia Islamia INR 65,000
BIT Mesra, Ranchi INR 17,00,000
Delhi Technological University (DTU) INR 6,65,000
Amity University INR 12,44,000

Top Government Engineering Colleges in India

The following are the list of best Government Engineering Colleges in India.

College Name Average Fees
IIT Madras INR 3,00,000
IIT Delhi INR 9,00,000
IIT Bombay INR 8,45,000
IIT Kanpur INR 3,30,000
IIT Kharagpur INR 3,30,000
IIT Roorkee INR 8,85,000
IIT Guwahati INR 150,000
IIT Hyderabad INR 116,300
NIT Tiruchirappalli INR 104000

Top private Engineering Colleges in India

The following are the list of top private engineering colleges in India:

College Name Fees
Anna University, Chennai INR 2,00,000
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore INR 1,98,000
Amrita School of Engineering INR 300,000
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology INR 3,25,000
BITS, Pilllani INR 17,00,000
Amity University, Noida INR 12,44,000
Siksha `O` Anusandhan INR 940,000
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy, Thanjavur INR 150,000
BIT, Ranchi INR 17,00,000
S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai INR 1,62,750

Top Engineering Colleges in India: Cut off

The top colleges release multiple cut off lists of engineering entrance exams in India as these are the main mode of admission in the majority of cases. JEE Main is the most popular exam for BTech admissions in India and GATE for MTech. The list below shows the cutoff of some top engineering colleges in India.

Top Engineering Colleges in India with JEE Main Cut off

The JEE Main Cutoff for the best Engineering colleges in India are:

Top IITs in India with JEE Advanced Cut off

Out of the 20 lac students that appear for the JEE Mains, only about 250,000 qualify for the JEE Advanced exam for admission to the IITs. The following are the cut-off score of the top IITs in India

College Name JEE Advanced Cutoff Rank
IIT Madras 90-10982
IIT Delhi 2-6549
IIT Kharagpur 204-8104
IIT Bombay 1-3501
IIT Kanpur 95-5188

These are just a few insights. Know more about the JEE Main cut off of other top engineering colleges in India from the links below.

Top Engineering Colleges in India with GATE Cutoff

Candidates need to pass the GATE entrance exam to seek admission to the PG courses in engineering. The following are the GATE cutoff for the top engineering colleges in India

Top IITs in India with GATE Cutoff

The GATE Cutoff score for the Top IITs in India are:

College Name GATE Cutoff
IIT Madras 539-1000
IIT Delhi 550-765
IIT Kharagpur -
IIT Bombay 389-888
IIT Kanpur -

Check the links below for more IIT Cutoffs in India.

Top Engineering Colleges in India: Admission Process

India has 4804 top engineering colleges, out of which 3983 are private and 822 are public. These colleges offer education in both full-time and part-time mode. Some colleges also offer correspondence education. The commonly offered courses in the top engineering colleges in India include BTech, MTech, and PhD. The following chart explains the ratio of private and public engineering colleges in India.

Admission Process

Admissions to these colleges are mainly done through national level top engineering entrance exams like JEE Main and GATE. Many colleges also consider popular state level engineering entrance exams like TNEA, TANCET, UPSEE, MHCET, and KCET. Some private institutes also conduct their own entrance tests, popular examples are BITSAT, SRMJEEE, VITEEE, etc. The following chart shows the number of top engineering colleges in India accepting the scores of different entrance exams.

Top Engineering Colleges

IIT Madras

The Indian Institute of Technology at Chennai is commonly known as IIT Madras. The institute boasts a strong crowd of 550 faculty members, 8000 students and a supporting staff of 1250. The campus is spread over 250 hectares and has more than 100 laboratories.

  • The institute has been ranked as the best engineering colleges in India by the NIRF Ranking 2021.
  • IIT Madras has 9 dedicated departments for imparting engineering education. These include Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Design, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and Ocean Engineering.
  • The institute offers B.Tech. in 9 specializations and M.Tech. in 31 specializations. There are also dual degree programs running in 13 specializations.
  • IIT Madras also offers interdisciplinary engineering dual degree programs in 6 fields. These are listed in the table below.
Advance Materials and Nanotechnology Biomedical Engineering
Computational Engineering Data Science
Energy Systems Robotics

For BTech, IIT Madras gives admissions on the basis of the rank obtained in JEE Advanced exam. The following chart shows the opening and closing ranks for the general category students in the admissions 2021.

Seats

NIT Trichy

NIT Trichy, formerly known as the Regional College of Engineering, Trichy, was founded in 1964. It is one of the oldest institutes among all the NITs and institutes of national importance in India.

  • The institute has been ranked as the best NIT in India and the 9th best engineering college in India.
  • NIT Trichy offers BTech in 9 specializations, MTech in 21 specializations and even PhD engineering courses.
  • The institute also offers admissions to International Students under the DASA scheme.

NIT Trichy offers good placement opportunities to students. In the majority of the specializations offered by the institute, more than 90% of the students get placed. The following chart compares the B.Tech placement percentage of NIT Trichy in 2018-19 and 2017-18.

Placement Percentage

IISc Bangalore

IISc Bangalore ranks as the 2nd best college in India in the Overall India list of NIRF Ranking 2021 and offers multiple engineering courses with a main focus on research. Rather than offering a B.E./B.Tech. degree, IISc Bangalore offers a B.S. (Research) degree in the field of Engineering.

  • IISc Bangalore admission process generally takes place during the months of Feb, March, and April.
  • The institute offers 120 seats for its BS program and 400 seats for the master degree courses.
  • There is also a reservation provision of 50 seats for the sponsored candidates. These include those students who are recommended by the Defence Services, ISRO, DRDO, etc.

For admission in B.S. (Research) program, students need to submit their scores obtained in KVPY or IIT-JEE exams. For admissions through IIT-JEE (Main and Advanced), students need to obtain the following minimum marks.

Category Minimum Score
General 60%
OBC-NCL 54%
SC/ST/PH 30%

After the main admission process is completed, IISc Bangalore also conducts Spot Admission Rounds to fill the vacant seats. The following charts give details of the ranks accepted in the multiple spot rounds held.

Cut Off

JEE (Advanced) rank holders of 6001-10000 from EWS category were also shortlisted in the final round.

Cut off
Rank Cut Off

IISc Bangalore also admits students in its MTech program for multiple specializations.

  • To pursue M.Tech. from IISc Bangalore, candidates should have a valid GATE score on August 1 of that corresponding year.
  • Here, in case of M.Tech. also, there is a reservation of 12.5% seats for the sponsored candidates.
  • The institute offers M.Tech. in a total of 19 specializations.

The following chart shows the seat intake for various specializations of MTech in the college.

Seat Intake

Top Engineering Colleges in India: Zone Wise

The following tables give the rankings of the top engineering colleges in India according to the different zones. These rankings have been released by India Today. India Today is a weekly news magazine published in English language, having a circulation of more than 16,00,000.

Top Engineering Colleges in North India

The top engineering colleges in North India are:

College Name India Today Zonal Rank
IIT Delhi 1
IIT Kanpur 2
BITS Pilani 3
Thapar University, Patiala 4
IIIT Allahabad 5

Top Engineering Colleges in East India

The top engineering colleges in East India are:

College Name India Today Zonal Rank
IIT Kharagpur 1
ISM Dhanbad 2
IIT Guwahati 3
BIT Mesra, Ranchi 4
IIT Bhubaneswar 5

Top Engineering Colleges in West India

The top engineering colleges in Western India are:

College Name India Today Zonal Rank
Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune 1
IIT Gandhinagar 2
IIITM Gwalior 3
D.Y. Patil College of Engineering, Pune 4
K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai 5

Top Engineering Colleges in South India

The Top Engineering colleges in Southern Part of India

College Name India Today Zonal Rank
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore 1
SRM Engineering College 2
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal 3
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 4
International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad 5

Top Engineering Colleges in India: Region Wise

The multiple metro cities in India house some of the best colleges for engineering education at both masters and bachelors level. The capital of the nation, Delhi houses the highest number of such colleges which have been giving quality education students for years. Classified below are the best engineering colleges in India according to different cities and states.

Top Engineering Colleges in Delhi NCR

The following are the list of top engineering colleges in Delhi NCR region: 

College Name BTech Fees
IIT Delhi INR 9,00,000
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi INR 65,000
Delhi Technological University (DTU), New Delhi INR 6,64,000
Amity University, Noida INR 12,44,000
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIITD), New Delhi INR 14,40,000
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT), Noida INR 9,12,000
NIFTEM Sonepat INR 6,90,000
Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW), New Delhi INR 3,52,000
Galgotias University, New Delhi INR 6,40,000
Bennett University, Greater Noida INR 17,00,000
NSUT (NSIT), New Delhi INR 7,60,000
Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida INR 8,00,000
NIT Delhi INR 4,00,000
Sunrise University, Alwar INR 3,00,000
BML Munjal University, Gurgaon INR 14,52,000

Check the complete list here.

Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra

The list of best engineering colleges in Maharashtra are:

Check the list of engineering colleges in Maharashtra here.

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka

The top engineering colleges in Karnataka are as follows:

College Name BTech Fees
NIT Surathkal INR 6,08,000
IIT Dharwad INR 10,00,000
MIT Udupi INR 13,40,000
RVCE Bangalore INR 12,00,000
Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore INR 2,68,000
IIIT Bangalore INR 6,60,000
BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore INR 9,20,000
Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur INR 3,20,000

Check the complete list of top engineering colleges in Karnataka

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Top Engineering Colleges in India Except IITs and NITs

Best Engineering colleges in India except IITs and NITs are:

IISc Bangalore ISM Dhanbad
BITS Pilani Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Jaipur
VIT Vellore SRM Chennai
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai Anna University, Chennai
Jadavpur University, Kolkata Delhi Technological University (DTU), New Delhi

Top Engineering Colleges in India and their Entrance Exams

Admissions to various top engineering colleges in India are done through multiple engineering entrance exams, both national-level and state-level. BTech admissions are majorly done on the basis of JEE Main score while MTech admissions are given through GATE. Some of the state level engineering entrance exams are TS EAMCET, WBJEE, GCET, etc.

Many universities also conduct their own entrance exams. Popular private engineering entrance exams include BITSAT, VITEEE, SRMJEEE, etc. The sections below mention some of the top M.Tech. and B.Tech. colleges in India according to the entrance exam scores they accept.

Top Engineering Colleges in India Accepting JEE Main Score

IIT-JEE is the most popular engineering entrance exam in India for the undergraduate courses like B.Tech. and B.E. The first level of the exam is JEE Main for which more than 12 lakh students appear every year. The ones who clear it go through JEE Advanced. While JEE Advanced score is considered for admission in IITs, most of the private and Tier-3 colleges consider JEE Main score for admissions.

College Name JEE Main Cutoff
NIT Warangal 35625
Jamia Millia Islamia 41888
VNIT Nagpur 25290
IIIT Hyderabad 2845
NIT Silchar 33501
IIIT Delhi 37567
SVNIT Surat 66330
NIT Hamirpur 98107
NIT Agartala 266625
NIT Raipur 31500

Top Engineering Colleges in India Accepting GATE Score

GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is the national entrance exam to pursue M.Tech. from the top engineering colleges in India. GATE score is also considered to fetch a job in many PSUs in India. Following are some of the top MTech colleges in India accepting GATE score.

  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
  • National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
  • Delhi Technological University (DTU), New Delhi
  • PSG College of Technology (PSGCT), Coimbatore

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Top Engineering Colleges in India: Placement Wise

The presence of numerous premier institutes like IITs, NITs, IISc Bangalore, ISM Dhanbad and multiple other private colleges in India leads to good engineering placements every year.

  • The average engineering package in India varies from INR 5-9 lakh per annum.
  • As per PayScale, the average B.Tech. package in India is INR 6 LPA and the average M.Tech. package is INR 7.2 LPA.
  • Among the top private engineering colleges, BIT Mesra offers one of the highest packages at INR 9.5 lakh.
  • Students also get opportunities to fetch packages as high as in crore from some of the top IITs in India.

Some of the best recruiters visiting the top engineering colleges in India are listed below.

Microsoft Uber Goldman Sachs
Boston Analytics Flipkart Zomato
Google Qualcomm Dell
SanDisk Bajaj UBS
PayPal NVIDIA Titan

The following graph shows the CTCs offered in some of these engineering colleges for their popular streams.

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Top Engineering Colleges in India with Average Salary

College Name Average Salary
IIT Madras INR 16,00,000
IIT Delhi INR 16,50,000
IIT Bombay INR 20,00,000
IIT Kharagpur INR 15,00,000
IIT Kanpur INR 10,50,000
BITS Pilani INR 9,17,000
IIT Hyderabad INR 22,07,000
IIT BHU Varanasi INR 8,19,000
ICT Mumbai INR 3,50,000
Jadavpur University INR 19,96,000
ISM (IIT) Dhanbad INR 15,50,000
NIT Rourkela INR 8,75,000
IIT Bhubaneswar INR 15,80,000
VIT Vellore INR 6,05,000
NIT Surathkal INR 22,00,000

Top Engineering Colleges in India: Specialization

The specialization you choose matters a lot when it comes to engineering placements. The highest packages often go to the students of the CSE (Computers Science and Engineering) branch. Click on the links below to check the top engineering colleges in India stream wise.

Top Engineering Colleges in India for Computer Science

CSE or Computer Science Engineering is the most popular computer science branch and fetches some of the highest placement packages. The IT sector is expected to make a business of around $200 billion. Some of the top engineering colleges in India for computer science engineering (CSE) are:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras), Chennai
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy), Tiruchirappalli
  • International Institute of Information Technology (IIIIT), Hyderabad

Top Engineering Colleges in India For Mechanical Engineering

Many colleges in India offer Mechanical engineering courses including IITs and NITs, but these are some of the colleges which are reputed for their mechanical education.

  • Chandigarh University, Chandigarh
  • SRM Engineering College, Kancheepuram
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Bombay

Top Engineering Colleges in India for Civil Engineering

Civil’s scope is often considered a bit shaky, still, if your education is from a good college like those mentioned below, you have good career prospects.

  • IIT Roorkee
  • BITS Pilani
  • Anna University
  • IIT Gandhinagar
  • Delhi Technological University (DTU), New Delhi

Top Aeronautical Engineering Colleges in India

With the rapid expenditure in research and technologies related to space travel, rockets, air crafts, fighter jets, etc,the scope of Aeronautical engineering in India has increased massively over the last few years. Some Of the best Aeronautical Engineering Colleges in India are :

  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • Madras Institute of Technology.

Top Aerospace Engineering Colleges in India

The growth in the aviation industry and the scope of getting high paying jobs, makes aerospace engineering a highly lucrative job for aspiring engineers. The best aerospace engineering colleges in India are:

  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIEST Shibpur

Top Engineering Colleges in India: FAQs

Ques. Which are the best colleges for engineering in India?

Ans: Ans. Some of the best engineering colleges in India are:

  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
  • National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Ques. Which college is best for electrical engineering in India?

Ans. Some of the best colleges for electrical engineering in India are:

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
  • Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  • Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

Ques. Which private college is best for B.Tech.?

Ans. BITS Pilani emerges as the best private college for B.Tech. Some other names include IIIT Hyderabad, PSG Coimbatore, VIT Vellore and SRM Chennai.

Ques. Which college has best placement?

Ans. Among IITs, IIT Bombay and IIT Madras offer really good packages. Other private institutes offering good packages include BITS Pilani, BIT Mesra (Ranchi), VIT Vellore.

Ques. What is the fees for engineering?

Ans. The average annual fee to pursue engineering in India varies from INR 5-15 lakh. Some institutes might charge more.

Ques. Which is the most expensive college in India?

Ans. Some of the most expensive colleges in India are IISc Bangalore, BITS Pilani, Amity University, SRM Chennai and LPU Jalandhar.

Ques. Which NIT is best for EEE?

Ans. NIT Trichy is the best NIT to pursue this course. It has also been ranked as the best NIT in India by NIRF.

Ques. Which is the No.1 Engineering College in India?

Ans. IIT Madras turns out as the No.1 Engineering College in India for both BTech and MTech. The institute has been ranked No.1 by many ranking agencies, and the quality of education and placements are also really good.

Ques. Is VIT better than NIT?

Ans. VIT Vellore is a prestigious engineering college located in Vellore and with a campus in Chennai also. There are multiple NITs in India and VIT is comparable to many of them. It is better than many NITs but also not as good as prestigious NITs like NIT Trichy.

Ques. Is IIT a private college?

Ans. No, IITs are Institutes of National Importance as certified by a government act, and all of them are in the public sector, i.e., government owned colleges.

Ques. What is the fees for aeronautical engineering?

Ans. The average fees for BTech Aeronautical Engineering in India is around INR 3-5 lakh.

Ques. Which engineering is best in order to join ISRO?

Ans. ISRO recruits engineers for multiple posts including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, etc. In order to get the best probable result at ISRO, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering turn out to be better than others as there are more vacancies for these fields. Last year, there were only 3 vacancies for ISRO recruitment of electronics engineers.

Ques. Is NEET required for genetic engineering?

Ans. NEET is not compulsory for genetic engineering. However, in order to become a geneticist, you need to pursue a graduation course in biotech or molecular biology.

Ques. Which entrance exam is for genetic engineering?

Ans. JEE is one of the popular exams to pursue this course.

Ques. What is the fees of IIT B.Tech.?

Ans. The fees to pursue B.Tech. from IIT varies from INR 10-15 lakh.

Ques. Does Google visit IIT?

Ans. Yes, Google does visit the campus of many IITs for placements.

Ques. Which major gets the most jobs?

Ans. CSE or Computer Science Engineering gets the most jobs and the highest placement packages.