The admissions to the engineering courses in India will be based on the scores of entrance examinations. Apart from the national-level examinations such as Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), there are many other private and state-level examinations.
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA), conducted by Anna University, is the state-level entrance examination held every year for an admission to undergraduate engineering courses at colleges/institutes spread across the state. As Anna University releases a rank list for engineering admissions, know the top engineering colleges in Chennai prior to the TNEA counselling process. The list of top 10 engineering colleges in Chennai is prepared based on the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), which is approved by the HRD Ministry.
Top 10 Engineering Colleges In Chennai
|S No||NIRF Rank 2018||Name of the College|
|1 ||1 ||Indian Institute of Technology Madras|
|2 ||8 ||Anna University|
|3 ||37 ||Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology|
|4 ||46 ||SRM Institute of Science and Technology|
|5 ||77 ||Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology|
|6 ||79 ||B. S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology|
|7 ||151-200||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing|
|8 ||151-200||M. G. R. Educational and Research Institute|
|9 ||151-200||Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology|
|10 ||200+ ||Saveetha Engineering College|
1. Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras
This is one amongst the institutes from India that earned a place in the World University Rankings 2018. IIT Madras was established in 1959 and is recognised as an Institute of National Importance (INI). Almost all the engineering courses are popular across the country and offer the best placements.
2. Anna University
The member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Anna University, was established in 1978. It was approved by UGC and is accredited by NAAC with Grade A. It is a state university and conducts TNEA every year.
3. Sathyabama Institute Of Science And Technology
The institute was established in 1987 and is located in Jeppiaar Nagar. This is a deemed university and a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). It offers a range of courses that include offbeat specialisations.
4. SRM Institute Of Science And Technology
SRM was established in 1985 and is granted the deemed university status. It was accredited with Grade A by NAAC. It is also a member of AIU. It offers more than 200 courses that include both undergraduate and postgraduate ones.
5. Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute Of Science And Technology
This private institute was established only in 2008 and has achieved a deemed university status and Grade A by NAAC. The member of AIU also offers two-year MBA along with undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses.
6. B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute Of Science And Technology
The institute is a private one and was established in 1984. This is also UGC approved and a member of AIU. The institute which earned deemed university status, B.S Abdur Rahman Institute of Science & Technology, offers more than 80 courses.
7. Indian Institute Of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing (IIITDM)
The institute was established in 2007 and is recognised by AICTE. The four-year bachelor's of technology in electronics engineering (design & manufacturing) is a popular course.
8. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute
This is a deemed university and was established in 1985. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses. The most popular undergraduate courses are power system engineering, production engineering, industrial biotechnology and biomedical instrumentation.
9. Sri Sai Ram Institute Of Technology
This is a private engineering college established in 1995. This institute is affiliated to Anna University and offers a range of engineering courses that include BE in production engineering, electrical and electronics engineering and information technology.
10. Saveetha Engineering College
This private institute was established in 2001 and is affiliated to Anna University. It was accredited with Grade A by NAAC. It offers more than 30 courses that include undergraduate engineering courses such as mechanical, civil, agriculture and biomedical.