Engineering is the most opted course in India for higher education. Owing to the demand for this field of study, India has more than 4,000 engineering colleges.
The rapid growth in the Indian economy has increased the demand for specialised skills in an individual. To impart specialised skills and to meet the demand, there are numerous engineering colleges in the country. Also, the boom in the IT industry has led to the demand for engineers in the previous decade.
Candidates have to pursue a 4 year course, B.Tech or B.E to have a career in the technical field. The IITs and NITs are known for their quality education and excellent curriculum, apart from these institutes of national importance, there are many other private and government unmiversities and colleges that provide excellent education in engineering.
For admissions in the IITs and NITs candidates have to take up entrance exams like JEE Main and JEE Advanced. For the state level engineering universities and colleges, most of these institutions conduct entrance exams like KCET, APEAMCET, WBJEE, VITEEE and others for admissions into professional engineering insitutions in the state. These examinations are conducted once each year. You can find the list of engineering entrance examinations here.
Benefits of taking up engineering as a study option: On completion of B.Tech or B.E, candidates have the benefits of being placed in the technical industry irrespective of their majors. In institutions like the IITs, NITs, BITS, etc., they see nearly 90% placements in top MNCS each year. There is also a demand for skilled engineering in government sectors. After their professional undergraduate degree, interested students can also study further by doing their postgraduation.
Some of these are the among the best in the world, like the list below shows the top 50 engineering colleges in India.
The list is deduced by a survey conducted by the WEEK-Hansa Research 2015.