One of the biggest dilemmas an engineering student will face, is choosing the right college to get a degree from. There will be a variety of criteria to consider and it can be confusing to decide which to allocate more importance to. This can include the proficiency of faculty, course ranking amongst other colleges offering the same kind and companies that come for placements. If you are unable to make a decision on which university or college to apply to, don’t fret, because it’s not that scary. Below, in no particular order, are the top seven engineering colleges in India.
Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani
While BITS also has branches in Dubai, Goa and Hyderabad, their Pilani campus is undoubtedly the most popular and well-known. All the branches make use of research and development, seminars and conferences in their teaching methods and conduct the all-India computerized entrance exam, BITSAT. Their programmes include chemical, civil, computer science, electrical and electronics, electronics and instrumentation, mechanical and manufacturing.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Times Higher Education’s list for 2018 lists the Indian Institute of Science (ranking between 251-300 in the world) as the best engineering college in India, while QS World University Rankings place it at 190th in the world. The campus includes six canteens, a gymkhana, a football and cricket ground, four dining halls, none hostels, a library and two shopping centers. Their faculty for engineering subjects numbers over 247. Their programmes include aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical communication, electrical engineering, electronic systems, materials and mechanical engineering.
Indian Institute of Technology
IITs are well-known institutes in the country, with 23 campuses across the country. In Times Higher Education’s list for 2018, IIT Bombay ranks between 351-400) and IIT Delhi ranks between 501-600. QS World University Rankings place IIT Delhi at 172th and IIT Bombay at 179th in the world. In the India Rankings 2018, NIRF, MHRD, IIT Madras in Chennai ranked number one for its engineering programmes. Every year in December, Asia’s largest science and technology festival, Techfest, is held at IIT Bombay. If you prefer to live more comfortably, IIT Delhi’s resembles a small town, with many of the same facilities.
Manipal Institute of Technology
MIT holds its own sway with the vast variety of engineering programmes that it offers. The campus is spread over 188 acres, has 10 academic buildings and 21 residential buildings, two tennis courts, two badminton courts, a gym, a basketball court, cricket field, football field, volleyball court, hockey field and swimming pool. The university uses a credit-based system for all 16 of its engineering programmes which include aeronautical, automobile, biomedical, chemical, computer and communication, computer science and engineering, electrical and electronics, electronics and communication, industrial and production, electronics and instrumentation, mechatronics, and mechanical engineering. The institute also has a number of technical clubs and hosts a fest every semester.
PSG College of Technology. Coimbatore
PSG is one of few institutes in the country to offer three five-year integrated programmes that combine classroom learning with industrial training. Its programmes include automobile, civil, computer science and engineering, electrical and electronics, electronics and communication, mechanical, metallurgical, production, mechanical (sandwich), electrical and electronics (sandwich), production (sandwich), robotics and automation, biomedical and instrumentation and control engineering. The campus has five dining halls, an auditorium, a library, a computer center and a guest house.
Sri Ramaswamy Memorial Institute of Science and Technology
More commonly known as SRM University, it has branches opened up in Chennai, Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani and Tiruchchirappalli in Tamil Nadu as well as in Amaravati, Delhi NCR, Gangtok and Sonepat. In 2016, SRM was ranked No.1 by the Times of India Engineering Institutes Ranking. They have had over 6000 on-campus placements for over 38,000 students with over 140 funded research projects. Their programmes include options under civil, mechanical (four programmes), chemical, electrical and electronics (four programmes), bioengineering (five programmes) and computing (three programmes).
Vellore Institute of Technology
The original campus is located in the outskirts of Vellore in Tamil Nadu, while other campuses have come up in Amaravati, Bhopal and Chennai. Students can make their own time tables, choose their own subjects and faculty. VIT also organizes different engineering industrial workshops as well as the GRAVITAS and Riviera fests. The former is a techfest while the latter is a sports and cultural festival. The institute offers programmes like civil, chemical, computer science and engineering (with two other specializations), electronics and communication (with three more specializations), electrical and electronics, electronics and instrumentation, mechanical (with two other specializations) and production and industrial engineering.