Top Engineering Institutes in India-2020 Specializations & Entrance Exams

Engineering Institutes

Dear students, today we are going to discuss top engineering Institutes in India and the opportunities after engineering.

Engineering Course

Engineering is an undergraduate/Postgraduate course that is pursued not only in India but all over the world. Here in this article, we will confine our study to India only. There are various government and non-government engineering institutes in India that provide engineering degree for professional use.

Engineering is the most common and most demanding course in this time of era. Almost half of the students decide to pursue career in engineering. This results in very tough competition among the students. The course has a very wide scope of learning professional skills.

  • Bachelor of Technology and Bachelor of engineering is a four year undergraduate degree.
  • This course is commenced in various national importance engineering institutes and other private institutes also.
  • There are various branches available under this course, a student can choose the specialization as per his/her need.
  • There are various entrance tests that are conducted throughout the country every year for admission in the engineering institutes.
  • The academic curriculum for the first year of all engineering institutes whether they are of national level or private and all the branches is the same. They all study same concepts in their first years.
  • The syllabus for second year onward changes as per the specialization of the student.

Engineering Specializations

engineering specializations

There are the following branches/specializations available in engineering. A student can choose any specialization as per his interest and the specializations in which he wants to develop his career. All branches have the same time period of the commencement of course. List of some common specialization is as follows

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer science and Engineering
  • Information Technology Engineering
  • Electricals and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Bio-Technology Engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Aeronautics Engineering
  • Automation Engineering
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Material Engineering
  • Molecular Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Transport Engineering
  • Utility Engineering
  • Water Resource Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Optical Engineering
  • Acoustical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Optomechanical Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Sports Engineering
  • Vehicle Engineering
  • Power-Plant Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Applied Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Nano-Engineering
  • Biological Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Military Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • Railway Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Supply Chain Engineering
  • System Engineering
  • Textile Engineering

To get details about the individual specialization click here

Top Engineering Institutes in India

When we talk about engineering as the undergraduate course, it is very important to decide which institute will provide the best knowledge and help the student to develop a better career in the field. There are numerous engineering institutions in India which provide Engineering degree, but each engineering institute does not have the same opportunities therefore a student must have knowledge about the best engineering institute for his career excellence.

University Grants Commission of India (UGC), All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA) are the responsible authorities that provide the approval to any institution in India. The only approved engineering institutions can provide degrees to any student. The degree provided by these approved engineering institutions will be legal across the country for a job or any other purpose. These authorities are also responsible for laying down of syllabus and curriculum of course. They ensure the proper follow of this curriculum by every institution.

In India there are various national importance engineering institutes (IIT’s & NIT’s) running which provide engineering degrees but, these are not the only engineering institutes, there are various other engineering institutes that provide the same or much better opportunities to the students. To know the ranking of your institution click here

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is the ranking framework approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development India (MHRD). The Framework is responsible for ranking the institutions on the various basis all across the country. The ranking of institutions mentioned below are based on NIRF Ranking 2020

Institution Name, Rank, City, State

RankInstitution NameCityState
1Indian Institute of Technology, MadrasMadrasChennai
2Indian Institute of Technology, DelhiNew DelhiDelhi
3Indian Institute of Technology, BombayMumbaiMaharashtra
4Indian Institute of Technology, kanpurkanpurUttar Pradesh
5Indian Institute of Technology, KanpurKanpurUttar Pradesh
6Indian Institute of Technology, KharagpurKharagpurwest bengal
7Indian Institute of Technology, RoorkeeRoorkeeUttarakhand
8Indian Institute of Technology, HyderabadHyderabadTelangana
9national Institute of Technology, TiruchirappalliTiruchirappalliTamil Nadu
10Indian Institute of Technology, IndoreIndoreMadhya Pradesh
11Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), VaranasiVaranasiUttar Pradesh
12Indian Institute if Technology (Indian school of Mines)DhanbadJharkhand
13National Institute of Technology, KarnatakaSurathkalKarnataka
14Anna UniversityChennaiTamil Nadu
15Vellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreTamil Nadu
16National Institute of Technology, RourkelaRourkelaOdisha
17Jadavpur UniversityKolkataWest Bengal
18Institute of Chemical TechnologyMumbaiMaharashtra
19national Institute of Technology, WarangalWarangalTelangana
20Amrita School of EngineeringAmritapuriKerala
21Indian Institute of Engineering Science and TechnologyShibpurwest bengal
22Indian Institute of Technology, BhubaneswarBhubaneswarOdisha
23National Institute of Technology, CalicutkozhikodeKerala
24Indian Institute of Technology, GandhinagarGandhinagarGujarat
25Indian Institute of Technology, RoparRupnagarPunjab
26Indian Institute of Technology, PatnapatnaBihar
27Visvesvaraya National Institute of TechnologyNagpurMaharashtra
28Jamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiDelhi
29Thapar Institute of Engineering & TechnologyPatiala Punjab
30Birla Institute of Technology and SciencePilaniRajasthan
31Indian Institute of Technology, MandiMandiHimachal Pradesh
32Amity University, Noidagautam Buddha NagarUttar Pradesh
33Indian Institute of Space Science & TechnologyThiruvananthapuramKerala
34Shiksha ‘O’ AnusandhanBhubaneswarOdisha
35Malaviya National Institute of TechnologyjaipurRajasthan
36Delhi Technological UniversityNew DelhiDelhi
37Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research AcademyThanjavurTamil Nadu
38Birla Institute of TechnologyRanchiJharkhand
39Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhUttar Pradesh
40National Institute of Technology, KurukshetraKurukshetraHaryana
41S. R. M. Institute of Science and TechnologyChennaiTamil Nadu
42Kalinga Institute of Industrial TechnologyBhubaneswarOdisha
43International Institute if Information Technology, HyderabadHyderabadTelangana
44Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of EngineeringKancheepuramTamil Nadu
45Manipal Institute of TechnologyManipalKarnataka
46National Institute of Technology, SilcharSilcharAssam
47National Institute of Technology, DurgapurDurgapurWest Bengal
48Motilal Nehru National Institute of TechnologyAllahabadUttar Pradesh
49PSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
50College of Engineering, PunePuneMaharashtra

Engineering Entrance Exams

There rae numerous engineering entrance exams conducted in India every year for candidates seeking admission into engineering programmes in renowned institutions of the country. The most common engineering entrance exams are listed below

  • JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) MAIN
  • JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Advanced
  • BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test)
  • VITEEE (VIT Engineering Entrance Exam)
  • WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam)
  • MHTCET Maharashtra Common Entrance Test)
  • KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test)
  • AP EAMCET (Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test)
  • UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Test)
  • KITEE (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam)

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the No. 1 engineering college in India?
IIT Madras is the No.1 engineering college in India.
Which is the best private engineering college in India?
Vellore Institute of technology has been awarded the 15th best engineering colleges in India and is the top private engineering college in India.
Which state has the most engineering colleges in India?
Andhra Pradesh ha 600 engineering colleges and almost 3 lakh seats. The state has the most number of engineering colleges in India.
Which engineering college has the best placement in India?
Top 7 IIT’s including IIT MAdras, IIT Delhi, IIT BOmbay and IIT Kanpur are the best engineering colleges in India.
How many Indian Institutes of technology are there in India?
At present there are 16 IITs in India.
what are the top 20 engineering colleges in India?
Top 20 Engineering colleges includes IIts NITs Central Universities and private institutes also. To know the complete list click here
What are the branches available in Engineering India?
In India there are more than 20 engineering branches available including some most common branches of ME, CSE, ITE, EE, ECE, to know about all branches click here
What is UPSEE?
UPSEE known as Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam is an entrance exam conducted by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University every year for offering admission into technical and nontechnical courses of the affiliated university.
What is the most important engineering entrance exam in India?
IIT JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) MAINS/ADVANCED are the most adopted exam in India. The exam is considered by IIT/NIT ,central universities and many private universities for admission into engineering programme.
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