Top Engineering Colleges in India in 2019
Engineering is emerging as the popular option of an undergraduate course of study. Every year, lakhs of candidates appear for JEE Main and subsequently JEE Advanced to take admission in the prestigious engineering colleges of the country.
Presented below is a list of the top engineering colleges. The list has been prepared by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by taking into consideration five crucial parameters, which are Teacher and Learning Resources, Perception, Graduation Outcome, Research, and Professional Practice, and Outreach and Inclusivity.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Madras: This institute is one of the foremost institutes of national importance in the department of higher technological education and applied research. Inaugurated by Prof. Humayun Kabir in 1959, it is the premier institute of teaching, research, and industrial constituency. It has sixteen academic departments and research centres catering to various branches of engineering and medical sciences. This institute has a faculty of international repute and effective administration staff.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi: IIT Delhi was established in the year 1961, with a mission to generate knowledge by engaging in cutting-edge research and promote academic growth by offering undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes. Apart from engineering courses, this institute also offers M.Sc, MBA, executive MBA, M.Des. and Ph.D. courses.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay: Being established in 1958, the Indian Institute of Technology is located in Mumbai. It is not only known for its higher academic and employee reputation but also known for its vibrant campus life. This institute is known for its 4-year, 5-year, and 2-year programmes for which candidates can get admission by appearing in JEE Main and JEE Advanced or GATE exam. Presently, the infrastructure consists of fifteen academic departments, a school of excellence, twenty centres, and four interdisciplinary programs.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur: This institute was established by the Government of India in the year 1951, and is one of the first IITs to be recognised as an institute of national importance by the government of India. The institute has nineteen academic buildings, thirteen schools of excellence, eight multidisciplinary centres, and twenty-five central research and development units. This institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and dual-degree programmes.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur: Being established in the year 1959 as a part of the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP), this institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate, integrated, and research programmes in the field of engineering, science, design, and management. Over the years, the institute has been able to draw top-notch companies and improve its position on the placement front.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee: Formerly known as the University of Roorkee and Thomason College of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee is one of the most prominent public engineering institutes of the country. It has 22 academic departments where courses in engineering, applied science, social science, humanities, and management programmes are offered. Additionally, the campus has expanded to include two centres of excellence, one academic centre, five academic service centres, and three supporting units.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati: Being established in 1994 by an act of parliament, the academic programmes started in 1995. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programmes. Considered as the most beautiful university campus in India, IIT Guwahati is situated near the northern banks of Brahmaputra and shares a boundary with the town of Amingaon. The institute has 11 departments, five academic centres, and five extramural centres.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad: Located in the Sangareddy district of Telangana, the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad was established in the year 2008 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, integrated, dual degrees, and doctoral courses across all branches of engineering, science, and liberal arts.
- Annamalai University: Accredited with a Grade A certificate by NAAC in 2014, Annamalai University is one of the largest public residential universities of India. The university has six government colleges, three government-aided private institutes, and 426 self-financing colleges, all of which are situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. The courses offered by the institute includes undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programmes.
- National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli: An Indian institute with world-class standards, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, popularly known as NIT, Trichy was established in the year 1964 with a vision to offer undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and modular programmes in interdisciplinary and emerging sectors.
The current scenario is such that many engineering colleges are emerging to cater to the ever-increasing demand of the students to study engineering. This choice of a vast number of colleges creates confusion in the students’ minds.
Apart from academic records and placements, students should consider choosing such a branch of engineering from a renowned college, which goes with their aspirations and interests for successfully pursuing a career in engineering.