Top Engineering Colleges in India with NIRF Ranking, fee, specialisations, entrance exam

Engineering is regarded as one of the most prestigious higher education specialisations in India. Almost every student who has opted for a non-medical stream in the school dreams of becoming an accomplished engineer one day. However, selecting an engineering college that is just right for you can be a complicated decision. Students start looking into different engineering colleges after appearing for their JEE Main examination. India's engineering colleges can be divided into four zones: east zone, north zone, west zone, and south zone. Finding the right engineering college that can help fulfil this dream can be overwhelming. We have listed down the top engineering colleges in India with information about each of the colleges to gain a better understanding of them which can help in your decision-making process. 

 

Top Engineering colleges in India in the North Zone (NIRF Ranking)

With India being such a large and diverse country, it's safe to say that looking into the engineering colleges of each zone will be better. For those who are interested in pursuing engineering in the north zone, let's have a look at the top ten engineering colleges in the north zone according to its NIRF ranking. Ensure that you look into the other factors of infrastructure, student-teacher ratio, placements etc. which is necessary for choosing which college is the best fit for you.

Name of the college

NIRF Ranking 

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 

2

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 

4

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

6

Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi 

11

Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar 

25

Jamia Millia Islamia

28 

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

30 

Amity University, Noida 

32 

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 

35 

 

Top Engineering colleges in India in the South Zone (NIRF Ranking)

The south zone is quite popular for pursuing engineering as many renowned B.Tech colleges are in Southern India. Being a part of a prestigious and well-reputed college is every engineering aspirants target. Southern India offers the finest opportunities for engineering students. The following table shows NIRF's ranking for the leading engineering colleges in the south zone of India: -

 

Name of the college 

NIRF Ranking 

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 

1

Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad 

7

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

12

National Institute of Technology, Surathkal 

22

National Institute of Technology, Warangal 

28 

National Institute of Technology, Calicut 

35 

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad 

International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore 

Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai 

29 

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 

13

 

Top engineering colleges in the East Zone (NIRF Ranking)

The eastern zone of India is known for its various kinds of traditions and cultures. It has a lot to offer in terms of opportunities and is well-known for its exceptional engineering colleges. The table given below shows the NIRF ranking of the well-known engineering colleges in the east zone: -

Name of the college 

NIRF Ranking 

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra 

38 

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 

5

Indian Institute of Technology, Patna

22

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

7

Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi

38 

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

16 

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

46

Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar

56

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

42

National Institute of Technology, Agartala

52

 

Top Engineering Colleges in the West Zone (NIRF Ranking)

The engineering colleges in the west zone are some of the most admired and impressive colleges in India. Students come from all over the country to specialise in the various engineering courses these colleges have to offer and come to the well-known cities of Mumbai, Pune, and Surat etc. These exceptional colleges also have excellent placement opportunities for the students that serve as a significant highlight. The table given below lists the top colleges in the west zone according to NIRK's Rankings: -

Name of the college 

 NIRF Ranking 

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

2

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar 

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat

15

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

18 

College of Engineering, Pune

21

Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur

25

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 

37 

Institute of Technology, Nirma University

45

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Pune 

61

 

The Top Engineering College's in India (Fees)

While choosing an engineering college in India, it is a must to know the fee of each institute as it plays a significant role in the decision-making process. The following tables consist of the fee of different types of colleges in India:

Top engineering colleges in India with the best ROI

Here are the top engineering colleges of India that are known to deliver the best ROI for the students, i.e., low fees and attractive placements.

College Name

Average Annual Fee

M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Rs. 67,000

BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore

Rs. 60,000

BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Rs. 2,46,000

SRM University, Chennai

Rs. 2,60,000

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore

Rs. 1,98,000

KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum

Rs. 85,250

Bharati Vidyapeeth University College of Engineering, Pune

Rs. 1,20,000

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani

Rs. 4,24,000

 

 

The best engineering colleges in India with B. Tech fees

Here are the details of the best engineering colleges in India and their fees for the B. Tech program.

College Name

 B. Tech Fees

IIT Madras

Rs. 3,00,000

IIT Delhi

Rs. 9,00,000

IIT Mumbai

Rs. 8,45,000

IIT Kharagpur

Rs. 3,30,000

IIT Kanpur

Rs. 8,60,000

IIT Roorkee

Rs. 8,85,000

BITS Pilani

Rs. 17,00,000

Anna University, Chennai

Rs. 2,00,000

NIT Trichy

Rs. 6,00,000

IIT BHU Varanasi

Rs. 3,40,000

Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai

Rs. 3,42,000

ISM Dhanbad

Rs. 9,10,000

VIT Vellore

Rs. 8,00,000

IIEST Shibpur

Rs. 5,46,000

Thapar Patiala

Rs. 13,00,000

NIT Warangal

Rs. 5,20,000

Jamia Millia Islamia

Rs. 65,000

BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Rs. 17,00,000

Delhi Technological University (DTU)

Rs. 6,65,000

Amity University

Rs. 12,44,000

 

Top Government Engineering Colleges in India

Here is a list of the top government engineering colleges in India with the course fees for B. Tech: - 

College Name

 Average Fees

IIT Madras

Rs. 3,00,000

IIT Delhi

Rs. 9,00,000

IIT Bombay

Rs. 8,45,000

IIT Kanpur

Rs. 3,30,000

IIT Kharagpur

Rs. 3,30,000

IIT Roorkee

Rs. 8,85,000

IIT Guwahati

Rs. 150,000

IIT Hyderabad

Rs. 116,300

NIT Tiruchirappalli

Rs. 1,04,000

 

Top Private Engineering Colleges in India

Mentioned below are some of the top private engineering colleges in India with details of the fees charged by them for B. Tech: -

Name of College

 Average Fees

Anna University, Chennai

Rs. 2,00,000

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore

Rs. 1,98,000

Amrita School of Engineering

Rs. 300,000

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

Rs. 3,25,000

BITS, Pilllani

Rs. 17,00,000

Amity University, Noida

Rs. 12,44,000

Siksha `O` Anusandhan

Rs. 940,000

Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy, Thanjavur

Rs. 150,000

BIT, Ranchi

Rs. 17,00,000

S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

Rs. 1,62,750

 

Popular Engineering Specializations in India

The degree of engineering offers more than 40 specialisations for an engineering aspirant to choose from. Here is a list of the most popular engineering specialisations:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Top Engineering Colleges in India (Entrance Exams)

Each of the best engineering colleges in India has its entrance exams requirements. Candidates should know what preparations they need to do for the respected colleges they wish to seek admission to. The following tables consist of the entrance tests required in the top engineering colleges of four zones:

 

The Entrance Tests Accepted in the Top Engineering Colleges in India (North Zone)

Name of the college in North India 

Entrance Tests

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 

JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 

JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi 

JEE Mains, JEE Advanced

Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar 

JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

Jamia Millia Islamia

JEE Mains 

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

JEE Mains and JEE Advanced 

Amity University, Noida 

JEE Mains and JEE Advanced 

Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 

JAM, GATE 

 

The Entrance Tests Accepted in the Top Engineering Colleges in India (South Zone)

Name of the college 

Entrance Test Accepted 

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 

JEE mains and JEE Advanced 

Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad 

JEE Mains and JEE Advanced 

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

JEE Mains 

National Institute of Technology, Surathkal 

JEE Mains 

National Institute of Technology, Warangal 

JEE Mains 

National Institute of Technology, Calicut 

JEE Mains 

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad 

JEE Mains 

International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore 

JEE Mains 

Thiagarajan College of Engineering, Madurai 

TANCET 

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 

VITEEE

 

The Entrance Tests Accepted in the Top Engineering Colleges in India (East Zone)

Name of the college 

Entrance Exams accepted 

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra 

JEE Main

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 

JEE Advanced 

Indian Institute of Technology, Patna

JEE Advanced 

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

JEE Mains 

Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi 

JEE Mains 

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

JEE Mains 

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur 

JEE Mains 

Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar

JEE Advanced 

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

KIITEE

National Institute of Technology, Agartala

JEE Mains 

 

The Entrance Tests Accepted in the Top Engineering Colleges in India (West Zone)

Name of the college 

Entrance exams accepted 

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

JEE 

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar 

JEE Advanced

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat

JEE Mains 

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

JEE Mains 

College of Engineering, Pune

MHT CET 

Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur 

JEE Mains

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 

JEE Mains

Institute of Technology, Nirma University

JEE Mains

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Pune 

MHT CET 

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