Top 10 Engineering Colleges In India

It is the dream of every engineering aspirant to be a part of IITs and NITs in India. Let us face the truth that the competition is so stiff that only a few get admissions into those esteemed colleges. The fact is that NITs and IITs are not the only engineering and technology colleges that can build your future. It is the Ministry of Human Resource Development that has bestowed the responsibility of ranking the colleges in India on certain parameters to National Institutional Ranking Framework also known as NIRF. The parameters on the basis of which the rankings have been done by NIRF are as follows.

  • The pedagogy of teaching employed together with learning as well as Resources available
  • Research as well as Professional Practices prevalent
  • The Outcome or the result of Graduation
  • Outreach as well as Inclusivity
  • Perception among the crowd

If you have not been able to make into the top IITs and NITs, don’t panic! There is a world of opportunity waiting for you. These colleges ranked in top 10 by NIRF are no less than IITs and NITs. What are the main points that a student considers before applying into any other college? The five parameters have been brought together to rank the top 10 engineering colleges excluding NITs and IITs.

Ten Colleges in Top 10 as per NIRF

  1. Anna University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  2. Jadavpur University, Kolkata (West Bengal)
  3. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, (Tamil Nadu)
  4. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, (Maharashtra)
  5. Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, (Rajasthan)
  6. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, (West Bengal)
  7. Jamia Millia Islamia, (New Delhi)
  8. College of Engineering, Pune, (Maharashtra)
  9. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research Academy, SASTRA, Thanjavur, (Tamil Nadu)
  10. Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab

Table of content with scores for each of the colleges mentioned above

Colleges Score Ranking in Top 100
Anna University 63.97 8
Jadavpur University 62.59 9
Vellore Institute of Technology 58.16 13
Institute of Chemical Technology 57.97 14
Birla Institute of Technology and Science 55.43 16
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology 54.42 17
Jamia Millia Islamia 53.70 20
College of Engineering 52.14 24
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research Academy, SASTRA 51.44 25

Finding a position in the top 100 rankings by NIRF is in itself an accomplishment. You can definitely choose any of the names mentioned above.

Let us look at the ranking on the basis of competence of faculty, research and innovations, placements and infrastructural facilities

You will see that the ranking has been based on the most common grounds that are usually considered by students and parents in choosing the top colleges. There are almost 7 parameters included but we will consider the most commonly considered ones viz. Faculty Competence, Research and Innovations, Placement and Infrastructural Facilities. The list will differ here from what we have got from NIRF.

Colleges Faculty Competence (Total Score-350) Research and Innovations (Total Score 300) Placements (Total score-200) Infrastructural Facilities (Total score-300)
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani 304 255 176 279
International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad 310 258 169 232
College of Engineering, Anna University, TN 269 235 170 239
Delhi Technological University (DTU), New Delhi 258 144 169 243
Jadavpur University, Kolkata 255 134 163 236
Vellore Institute of Technology, TN 253 151 133 253
Thapar Institute of Engineering, Patiala 246 122 157 213
College of Engineering, Pune 258 132 144 214
Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Kolkata 244 145 137 201
PES University, Bangalore 229 130 141 191

Now that you have the ranking of both as per both the parameters, it is your choice which one to go for. NIRF is a body that is trusted in terms of its decision and rigorous research. The fee structure, hostel facilities, and the admission fee differ from one college to another. It is always advisable to visit the websites of each of the colleges after you have shortlisted your favorite ones.

The website of each of the colleges will give you an understanding of what the college is offering and what will be in sync with your choice of branch. You will also have to check if you have your preferred branch in those colleges or not.

If you are equally inclined towards the college and branch, you might have to face the question, “Branch or College?” It will be your discretion really. A good college and a good branch is a lethal combination. If it is not this, then you may have to choose either of the two.

Good luck with your entrances and hope you get into your favorite colleges!

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