The private engineering colleges in India are fast catching up with the government engineering institutes in the country. These private engineering institutes offer both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various engineering disciplines. These private engineering colleges are spread across India and are known even outside India. Though most of these private engineering colleges hold their own entrance examinations, some of them even accept JEE Main. A lot of private engineering colleges conduct their own entrance exams which are as popular and competitive as JEE Main (AIEEE) or JEE Advanced (IIT-JEE.)
The competition to get an engineering seat in some of these private engineering colleges like BITS Pilani (which tops the list) is more than the competition for an IIT seat. The Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT), the entrance exam to BITS Pilani campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad is one of the most competitive engineering exams where on an average, 68 aspirants compete for one seat. Similarly the entrance exam conducted by VIT university (VITEEE), is also a popular engineering exam. For more on engineering entrance exams and admission to these colleges, click here.