Top 10 Engineering Colleges in India, B.Tech/M.Tech/BE Colleges in India

Top 10 Engineering Colleges in India, B.Tech/M.Tech/BE Colleges in India

Engineering has been a booming field taken up by many students all over India every Year. Getting into top engineering colleges is a process of hard and smart work during High School. Here is an all india ranking of engineering colleges that offer some of the greatest sought Engineering programs. These are the top 10 engineering colleges that take admission either through JEE mains or JEE advanced.

 1. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (abbreviated IITB or IIT Bombay) is a public engineering institution located at Powai, Mumbai, India. This is the second-oldest (after IITK) institute of the IIT system. IIT Bombay was founded in 1958 and in 1961, the Parliament decreed IITs as Institutes of National Importance.

Planning for the Institute at Mumbai began in 1957 and the first batch of 100 students was admitted in 1958. IIT Bombay has a comprehensive graduate program offering doctoral degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Currently IIT Bombay has a total of 14 academic departments, six centers, one school, and three interdisciplinary programmes. Educational programmes here extend beyond the physical sciences and engineering into humanities and social sciences such as Economics, English, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology and into management studies. Over the years, the institute has also created a niche for its innovative short-term courses through continuing education and distance education programmes.

The annual Science & Technology festival of IIT Bombay, Techfest, was started in 1998. This festival is held in the month of December every year and is Asia’s largest science and tech festival. The annual international conference on the Drupal web framework, DrupalCon Asia, will be hosted at IIT Bombay from 18–21 February 2016.

IIT Bombay has 17 departments, 13 multidisciplinary centres, and 3 schools of excellence. IIT Bombay offers a wide variety of courses of study in engineering, pure sciences, design, management and humanities with a primary focus on engineering.

The Institute conducts educational programmes leading to the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.), Dual Degree (B.Tech. and M.Tech. in 5 years), Master of Science (MSc.), Master of Technology (MTech.), Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Master of Design (MDes.), Master of Management (Mgmt.), Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in various areas.

Cultural activities like dramatics, Speaking, Literary Arts, Music and Fine Arts also mark an important feature in the life of a student of IIT Bombay. Apart from cultural and technological activities, the campus is also involved in business activities with bodies like The Entrepreneurship Cell, which support the growth of startups across the globe.

These college festivals are organised, financially managed and conducted entirely by the students of this institute.

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2. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur)

 The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur or IIT KGP) is a public engineering institution established by the government of India in 1951. It was the first of the IITs to be established, and is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. IIT Kharagpur is the 3rd oldest technical institute in the West Bengal state after Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur (1856) and Jadavpur University (established as Bengal technical institute in 1906).

Admission to most undergraduate and postgraduate courses in IIT Kharagpur is granted through written entrance examinations. Admissions to M.S.(by Research) and PhD programmes are based on written tests followed by personal interviews. Admission to undergraduate programmes in all IITs was tied to the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE). Candidates who qualify for admission can apply for admission in four-year BTech (Bachelor of Technology), five-year BArch degree, five-year Dual Degree (Integrated Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology) and five-year integrated MSc (Master of Sciences) courses at IIT Kharagpur. The admissions to postgraduate programmes (MTech) are made primarily through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Other postgraduate entrance exams include Joint Admission to MSc (JAM) for MSc, and Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by IIMs for management studies.

The institute also offers the Continuing Education Programme (CEP) for qualified engineers and scientists. This is to learn technologies and developments in their academic disciplines. In addition to conducting educational courses, the CEP develops model curricula for engineering education.

IIK also have international placements that began in 2006. The top domestic compensation in 2008 came in at Rs 1.8 million per annum. In 2011 batch, Goldman Sachs recruited 10 students on a package of ₹2.6 million (US$41,000) per annum.

IT Kharagpur has festivals like Spring Fest, Kshitij. Spring Fest, the annual socio-cultural fest of IIT Kharagpur is the largest student managed socio-cultural fest of Asia. It is held in January. Spring Fest includes cultural competitions in addition to stage shows (known as Star-nights) by singers and performers. IIT Kharagpur organises a techno-management festival known as Kshitij. It is the biggest techno-management festival of Asia with a total budget of more than 15 million and a total prize money worth Rs 5 million. An annual techno-management festival organised in January or February, it receives participation from foreign universities as well. Events include technical workshops, seminars, and competitions. Robotix, the annual robotics competition held by IIT Kharagpur, is organised during Kshitij. IIT Kharagpur organises an annual inter-collegiate sports and games meet known as Shaurya. There are also other department festivals like Esperanza (organised by department of Electronics and electrical communication engineering) Prithvi[83] (organised by department of geology)

A petroleum-themed technical fest ‘Petrofiesta’ is organised in the month of November by the Society of Petroleum Engineers IIT Kharagpur Chapter. This is a one of a kind fest which provides a platform for students from all over the country to compete and share their ideas and knowledge in the field of petroleum industry.

3. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK)

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (also known as IIT Kanpur or IITK) is a public engineering institution located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It was declared to be an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act. It was established in 1959 as one of the first Indian Institutes of Technology, the institute was created with the assistance of a consortium of nine US research universities as part of the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP).

Undergraduate admissions until 2012 were being done through the national-level Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE). Following the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s decision to replace IIT-JEE with a common engineering entrance examination, IIT Kanpur’s admissions are now based on JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) -Advanced level along with other IITs.

Postgraduate admissions are made through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. There are various national events that take place. Namely Antaragni, Techkriti, Udghosh, Vivekananda Youth Leadership Convention, and E-summit take place at IIT Kanpur. Antaragni is a non-profit organisation run by the students of IIT Kanpur. It was funded entirely by the Student Gymkhana of the university it began. Techkriti was started in 1995 with an aim to encourage interest and innovation in technology among students and to provide a platform for industry and academia to interact. Udghosh is an annual inter-college sports meet held in September. UDGHOSH involves students from all over India competing in the university’s sports facilities. The festival includes Motivational Talks, Mini Marathon, Gymnastic Shows and Sport Quizzes to various sports events.

4. Indian Institute of Technology BHU, Varanasi (IIT-BHU)

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi (abbreviated IIT (BHU) Varanasi or simply IIT BHU) is a public engineering institution located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was founded in 1919 as the Banaras Engineering College and it became the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 1968. It was given the designation of an Indian Institute of Technology in 2012. IIT (BHU) Varanasi has 14 departments and three inter-disciplinary schools.

Admission for undergraduate students is through Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) and GATE for postgraduate courses. Since 2013, as IIT has been two tier test, admission to undergraduate programs will be based on two tier test called (1) Mains and (2) Advanced. In addition, the students should be in the top 20 percentile of the respective categories to qualify through JEE (Advanced) test. Also, they need to have secured 75% or above in the qualifying exam conducted by the boards of their respective state/UT.

IIT Kanpur has various Festivals namely Technex (TECHnical NEXgeneration), the All India Annual Techno-Management Festival of IIT (BHU) Varanasi. While it has footsteps dating back to 1939. As a matter of fact, it brings together students from all over the country.  Here students participate in the celebration to exploit their knowledge and creative extravagance along with experts from the fields of both academia and industry. The 79th edition of Technex is scheduled to held from 16th – 18th February 2018.

Kashiyatra is the All India Annual Socio-Cultural Festival of the Institute. It was started in 1982, it has been named Sparsh and Spandan in the past. The 36th edition of KY is scheduled to be held from 19th – 21st of January 2018. Spardha is the All India Annual Games & Sports Festival of IIT (BHU) Varanasi. FMC Weekend is the India’s largest digital arts extravaganza, organized at IIT(BHU), Varanasi.

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5. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD)

The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (abbreviated IIT Delhi or IITD) is a public engineering institution located in Hauz Khas, Delhi, India. It was established in 1961, with a vision to contribute to India and the world through excellence in scientific and technical education and research and to serve as a valuable resource for industry and society. The Institute was later decreed in Institutes of National Importance under the Institutes of Technology Amendment Act, 1963 and accorded the status of a Deemed University with powers to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations, and to award its own degrees.

IIT Delhi offers Bachelor of Technology programs in various fields as well as dual degree B.Tech-cum-M.Tech programs. The admission to these programs is done through Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced. IIT Delhi also offers postgraduate programs awarding M.Tech (by coursework), M.S. (by research), M.Sc., M. Des., MBA under various departments and centres. The admission to M.Tech and M.Des programs are carried out mainly based on (GATE). M.Sc. admissions are through Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) and MBA admissions are through Common Admission Test (CAT).

6. Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (IITM)

 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is a public engineering institute located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and is one of India’s most prestigious universities. Also, it is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. The college was founded in 1959  and it is the third Indian Institute of Technology that was established by the Government of India. It was done through an Act of Parliament, to provide education and research facilities in engineering and technology.[4][6]

IIT Madras is a residential institute and occupies a 2.5 km² campus that was formerly part of the adjoining Guindy National Park. This institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across 16 disciplines in Engineering, Sciences, Humanities and Management.

IITM institute has 16 academic departments and advanced research centres across disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories. The Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced (JEE-Advanced) is the basis of admission to the BTech and Dual Degree (BTech + MTech). Admission to the five-year integrated Master of Arts (MA) programme is through the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE), an IIT Madras specific exam.

7. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani)

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (shortened BITS Pilani or BITS) is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed university. The institute was established in its present form in 1964. For Admission, BITS administers the all-India computerised competitive entrance examination, BITSAT (BITS Admission Test). The admission is merit-based, as assessed by the BITSAT examination.

The Students’ Union is the elected administrative body for students. The Student life includes BITSMUN – BITS Model United Nations Conference (BITSMUN) is one of the largest MUN conferences in the country. Organized annually in Pilani, BITSMUN attracts experienced and first time MUN participants from colleges and schools all over the globe. BOSM (BITS-Pilani Open Sports Meet) is the annual sports competition at the Pilani campus. BITS-Pilani invites colleges throughout India to participate in various events. Techbazaar is a technical-innovation competition at BITS Pilani for talented inventors to showcase their ingenuity, using technology to solve problems in a commercially viable way and fostering technology-based entrepreneurship. BITS Spark programme was launched in 2012. The programme promotes entrepreneurship courses and workshops, offers mentorship, and provides angel funds.

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8. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG)

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati, IITG) is a public institution established by the Government of India, located in Guwahati, in the state of Assam in India. It is the sixth Indian Institute of Technology established in India. IIT Guwahati is officially recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the government of India.

It has various annual festivals like Alcheringa, Techniche, Cleverbot Turing Test, Udgam, and Advaya. Alcheringa, popularly known as “Alcher”, is the annual cultural extravaganza of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati. It started in 1996 as a student-run nonprofit organisation catering primarily to the youth of the nation. Techniche is the techno-management festival of IIT Guwahati. Techniche is held in September every year over three days. Udgam (previously IIT Guwahati Entrepreneurship Summit) is conducted by the Entrepreneurial Development Cell (EDC), IIT Guwahati to inspire young students in North-East India to become Entrepreneurs.

9. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

Commonly referred to as NIT Trichy, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli is a public engineering institution near the city of Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, India. It admits its undergraduate students through Joint Entrance Examination (Main) and at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination or be in top 20 percentile in respective state boards. Graduate students are admitted through GATE, CAT and CET for Masters program. The institute organizes annual cultural and technical festivals namely Pragyan (technical festival), Festember and NITTfest (cultural festivals). These fests attract participants from all over the country and abroad.

At undergraduate level, B.Tech. program is offered – 4 years while the B.Arch. program is five years long. Graduate programs are offered in 23 disciplines, including 21 programs in science and engineering. These lead to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Master of Technology (M.Tech.) degree respectively. As well as a program in computer applications (MCA) and management (MBA). Even Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degrees programmes are offered either through industry sponsorship or through an entrance exam conducted by the institute.

10. National Institute of Technology, Surathkal (NITK)

National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (NITK) is formerly known as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC). This college is also known as NIT Surathkal. It is a public engineering university at Surathkal, Mangalore. Although it was founded in 1960 as KREC while today, it is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology in India. NIT Surathkal is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India.

The college offers various undergraduate and graduate programs in Engineering, Science and Management. Students in Undergraduate programs are admitted through JEE (Mains) test where ranks are based on 60% of the marks scored in the test, and 40% in the class 12/Second PU Board exams. Under the Direct Admission of Student Abroad (DASA) scheme, 10% of the seats in these classes are reserved for foreign students.

Postgraduate students are admitted to the program through the GATE Exam conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology and the IISc. Postgraduate and doctoral Ph.D students are also involved as teaching assistants or T.A. for undergraduate courses. An MBA course has been recently introduced by the Humanities department.

There are various Technical clubs and Cultural clubs as student organizations. Various national and international technical societies have been set up at NITK namely include Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), the Institution of Engineers (India), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (formerly chartered to Computer Society of India), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) along with many others. One of NITK core mission is to promote entrepreneurship among students and alumni. The institute has its own technology startup incubator named STEP which provides office space and in some cases seed funds.

From IIT’s to NIT’s this was the list of top 10 engineering colleges in india. The ranking of engineering colleges is important for students to settle on which course from which universities they would like to take up. As the higher you go on list more the competition.

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