With the nation producing thousands of engineers every year, it will not be very far-flung to say that engineering is the national profession of this country. Indeed we live in a nation where people become engineers first and then decide what to do with their lives.
That is exactly why we see a considerable number of engineers becoming singers, writers, dancers, photographers and what not. While this may not be our topic of discussion here, the fact remains that these huge numbers of engineers that are produced every year come from an equally high number of colleges.
With engineering college mushrooming across the country, taking a pick with respect to which would be the best institution for you to pursue your technical education becomes a million dollar question. To help you out of this dilemma, here is a list of top 25 engineering colleges in the country. The ranking is authentic and has been made on the basis of the fee structure and placement facilities; the colleges have been arranged in the correct order.
The list has been brought to us by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Thus, if you are someone who intends to pursue engineering in the near future, or know someone who does, this is an article you must not miss out on.
1. Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras
According to the NIRF score laid down by the MHRD, IIT Madras tops the list. Established in 1959, it is one of the oldest IITs in the country. It was accredited a weightage of 89.42. The institution has an exceptional placement record, with most of its graduates making it to the top MNCs of the world.
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2. Indian Institute Of Technology, Bombay
This IIT stands at the second place according to the HRD ministry's list that ranks colleges in order of their placement and other facilities. It has a weightage of 87.67. The fee structure stands at Rs 3 lakh per year for an undergraduate course and Rs 1.5 lakh per year for that of a postgraduate degree. These figures stand consistent for all the seven IITs in this list.
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3.Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur
Being the oldest IIT, this institution was set-up way back in 1951. With a lot of foreign manpower being invested in setting up this centre of excellence, it was aimed that this institution would provide quality engineers who would contribute to the development of the nation.
Today, sixty-five years down the line, the placement scene in the college assures us that this is what it has been doing all through the decades. According to MHRD, the weightage of this institution stands at 83.91.
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4. Indian Institute Of Technology, Delhi
Established in 1961, this institution has a positional advantage when it comes to chalking out the placements. The institution has a lot of new and unconventional courses on offer as well. Its weightage stands at 82.03.
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5. Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur
Established in 1959, this college holds the record for having the most number of consecutive 100% placement records by any institution in the country. The MHRD has accredited it a weightage of 81.07.
6. Indian Institute Of Technology, Roorkee
Comparatively newer than other IITs in the list of top colleges, this IIT was established only in 2001. Because of its fresh nature, this institution offers a number of brand new courses that are unconventional in nature. The placement scene is also pretty good here. The MHRD has given it a weightage of 78.68.
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7. Indian Institute Of Technology, Guwahati
The only institution from the northeastern part of the country to feature in this list of top 10 engineering colleges of the county is IIT Guwahati. This IIT has played a commendable role in bringing education to the fingertips of people from this deprived region. Thanks to the quality of teaching here, more and more companies are being attracted to this institution and the placement scene is improving by the day. The score of this college is 72.30.
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8. Anna University, Chennai
This institution has a modest fee structure of Rs 26, 000 per year (this does not include hostel and examination fee). With the highest student compensation going all the way up to Rs 12 lakhs per year, and over 3000 students participating in the campus drives, this college is indeed one of the top 10 engineering colleges of the country. The score of this college is 63.97.
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9. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
With a MHRD score of 62.59, this college has a very good placement scenario. The student intake of this institution is low. Last year, the average placement was 85 out of 90 students for each batch of students. The MHRD statistics puts it to a weightage of 62.59, making it one of the top 10 engineering colleges in the country. The fee for a four-year course here is a mere Rs 10, 000.
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10. Indian Institute Of Technology, Hyderabad
Being one of the newest IITs on the list, it has a score of 60.24. This institution was established in 2008 and has some of the best infrastructure and laboratories in the country. Considering that only five batches have graduated so far, it will not be too far-fetched to say that as the years go by, the institution is only expected to rise higher in the list. The fee structure of this college is same as that of any other IIT.
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11. National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
With the total fee structure being about Rs 6 lakh for a four-year course, this institution has been producing quality engineers for decades now. Its MHRD score stands at 59.44. With the college achieving above 90% placements for the last ten years (including the years of recession), it established its foothold as one of the top engineering colleges of this country. Every year more than 100 companies visit the campus to recruit students.
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12. National Institute Of Technology, Rourkela
One of the more economic NITs in the country, the fee structure at NIT Rourkela is a little less than Rs 3 lakh for the entire course. The very high placement rate of this college owes its origin to the fact that there is a dedicated team that is responsible for training the students to excel at industry standards even before they are made to sit for the campus recruitment process. The MHRD score of this college is 58.78.
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13. Vellore Institute Of Technology, Vellore
This is a private institution and is graced with many companies; PayPal, SAP Labs, Honeywell and Siemens being some of the many companies that visit the campus. With a student strength going up to thousands, the average salary package is Rs 4, 24,000. The fee structure for a four-year course is somewhere close to Rs 7 lakh. The MHRD score of this institution is 58.16.
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14. Institute Of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Defying popular believes that placement in engineering colleges is an exclusive privilege of the students belonging to Computer Science or Electronics, this institute that offers exclusively degrees in Chemical Engineering is able to place its students in PSUs, like BPCL and ONGC, with a package of above Rs 10 lakh per year. The fee structure here is Rs 2.77 lakh for the entire course. The MHRD score here is 57.97.
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15. Indian Institute Of Technology, Indore
The fee structure here is at par with the other IITs. What sets this institution apart is the fact that all the students of this coveted institution undergo internships in firms like D.E. SHAW, Goldman Sachs, Google, Amazon, etc. A number of them end up getting pre-placement offers from the companies that they have interned for. All this culminates in the institution having a very good placement scene altogether.
The MHRD score of this college stands at 57.7, making it one of the top 25 engineering colleges of the country.
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16. Birla Institute Of Science And Technology, Pilani
The fees for an undergraduate course in this institution stands at Rs 2 lakh. The placement process is very well organised with the college offering two cycles of opportunities to its students every year. The average student compensation package stands at Rs 4 lakhs per year. The score of this institution in the MHRD rankings is 55.43.
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17. Indian Institute Of Engineering Science And Technology, Shibpur
This was earlier known as the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. Being a government college, the fee structure here is pretty modest. In addition to this, for students who cannot afford the same, there are special tuition fee waiver schemes. In fact, SC and ST candidates pursuing their engineering in this institute do not have to pay any fees.
The placement scene in this institution is pretty commendable. The MHRD rating for this institution is 54.42.
18. Indian Institute Of Technology, Bhubaneswar
The placement scene of this college stands at 82% with some of the biggest MNCs visiting the college year after year. Its MHRD ratings score is 54.32. The fee structure here is about Rs 3 lakh for the entire course (This is an average value and differs in case of SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged students).
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19. Indian Institute Of Technology, Patna
The college was in the news last year when one of its students bagged a package of Rs 39.5 lakh as a part of the campus selection process. Indeed the college grooms its students in such a way that they are able to bag the best of industry offers in terms of placement or otherwise. The MHRD ranking of this college is 54.02.
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20. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
One of the best engineering colleges that is run by a minority group, the MHRD score for this college is 53.70. Most of the students who graduate from this institution land themselves with jobs even before they leave the threshold of the institution. The fee structure here is pretty low with a four-year degree costing less than Rs 50,000. Indeed it is institutions like these that foster education for all in this country.
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21. Indian Institute Of Technology, Ropar
Located in Punjab, this IIT has some of the best facilities for conducting advance scientific research. The placement scene here is pretty commendable with over 90% of the students getting a job in one or the other top-rated firms. The fee structure is similar to that of other IITs. The MHRD score for this college is 52.93.
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22. National Institute Of Technology, Surathkal
Having an MHRD score of 52.87, this institution is pretty old and has a legacy to tell. The average package of students graduating out of this college stands at Rs 4 lakh per annum. The average semester-wise fee here is Rs 30,000.
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23. Indian Institute Of Technology, Dhanbad
This was previously known as the Indian School of Mines and was recently given the status of an IIT. Thus, the fee structure of this college is same as that of any other IIT. This is another college that defies the general misconception that placement is the privilege of the students from Computer Science and Electronics backgrounds. The MHRD score for this college is 52.58.
24. College Of Engineering, Pune
The MHRD score for this college is 52.14. Last year, over 95% of the students who graduated out of this college were placed in top MNCs. The reason for this may be attributed to two factors. The first factor is the strategic location of the college in Pune. The other factor is the fact that the training and placement cell in this college is pretty active and it grooms its students well before allowing them to sit for placements. All of this ensures that the college remains in the top 25 engineering colleges of the country.
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25. Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy, Thanjavur
This college has an MHRD rating of 51.44. The fee structure for this course stands at approximately Rs 5 lakh. The placement scene is highly commendable and a number of very highly rated MNCs visit the campus every year. The institution has state of the art laboratories and inculcates an inquisitive approach and fosters research in its premises.