India has been one of the largest producer of engineers worldwide, with more than thousands of colleges mushrooming, the statistics has reached to almost 1.5 million engineer pass outs every year.
Dated back to the year 1847 during the British era, the first engineering college in India was established in Roorkee, U.P as Thomason College (which later become IIT Roorkee) for the training of Civil Engineers at Roorkee.
Talking about engineering in today’s arena has undergone transitions in various frontiers. Every 6 out of 10 student in India that you would meet will either be an engineering aspirant/pursuing or pass out. Now what makes one engineering student stand apart from the rest of them is the institute which they opted for.
Not only it is a matter of a degree but the placements too upon which the future growth is also substantially affected. Thus, the decision of choosing the right path should be the first stepping stone towards the goal of success in this field.
Engineering course is a comprehensive study that encompasses various specialisations fields like Mechanical, Electrical, Civil , Aviation, Chemical, Electronics and many other. There are numerous Government and Private Engineering Colleges and of course, the Institute of National Importance in India, that offers the quality education to innumerable engineering aspirants.
Majorly all the colleges in our list are institutes of national importance which carry the below-mentioned attributes:
- World Class Education.
- Eminent Faculties.
- Well built Network of Alumnae.
- Extravagant International Exposure.
- Hi-tech Environment
- Marvellous Infrastructure for a residential institute to have.
- Plenty of Specialisation Courses.
- Extra-curricular Activities and Events.
- Magnanimous Packages after Placements.
- Student Schlorships.
Thus, making all it’s entrance examinations toughest, in order to pick up the brightest of the students in the country. All the IITs are centrally administered by the IIT Council which is an apex body established by the Government of India.
Here we have rounded up our list of top 10 engineering colleges in India 2016 to enable our reader to former analyse and latter make an informed choice.
10. Delhi Technological University, Delhi
Delhi Technological University (DTU) was established in 1941 as Delhi Polytechnic, and was given the University affiliation in 2009 and was renamed as Delhi Technological University.
It is one of the oldest engineering colleges in India and Delhi’s first engineering college to come into existence.
The institute has 14 academic departments with a strong emphasis on technological education and scientific research. DTU offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various fields of engineering, Biotechnology, Polymer Science, Environmental Engineering along with the degrees in Ph.D and MBA.
Delhi Technological University has been ranked as the 12th best Engineering College of India according to the Edu-Rand Rankings of 2015.
9. IIT Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee is not only among the top engineering colleges in India but is among the top engineering colleges in the world. It was established in the year 1847 as Thomason College, and had gained the status of IIT in the year 2001.
Courses are offered in 10 disciplines in Engineering and Architecture; 55 Postgraduate Degree courses and Doctoral programmes in various departments and Research Centers.
Internationally, IIT Roorkee was ranked 401–410 in general category and 194 in Engineering and Technology in the QS World University Rankings of 2011 and 65 in the QS Asian Univeristy Rankings of 2012.
8. IIT Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati the eighth member of the IIT fraternity covered in our list of top 10 engineering colleges in India, was established in 1994, whereas it’s academic programme had commenced in 1995.
IIT Guwahati’s campus is on a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river, which is an ideal setting for learning and innovation.The Institute has eleven departments and three inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines
IIT Guwahati offers the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of engineering, Biotechnology and Design. It also offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes to the students.
7. IIT (BHU) Varanasi
Later on then IT-BHU became Indian Institute of Technology and students admitted to the institute after 2006-2007 are awarded IIT degrees.
The IIT Varanasi is known for imparting excellent technical education to the students with it’s 13 departments and three inter-disciplinary schools. It has various students council for overall growth of their students on all fronts apart from academics.
Along with the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various fields of engineering , the degrees in different disciplines like Pharmaceutical , Mining, Metallurgical, Ceramic, Sciences, Humanities, Social sciences, etc. are also offered by the institute.
6. Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani
BITS Pilani is placed at the 7th position in the list of top 10 best engineering colleges in India. Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) was established in the year 1964 by it’s founder late Mr. G.D. Birla.
It offers wide courses specialisation in engineering as well as other streams as well.
The institute has a flagship of departments like the Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) and Institutional Knowledge and Analysis (IKA) Cell. Research, a substantial part of importance at BITS, is aided by majorly the government bodies.
The institute has been accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade with a CGPA of 3.71 on a four-point scale.
Aspirants can apply for this institute through BITSAT exam, held every year by the institute.
5. IIT Delhi
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) began as ‘The College of Engineering & Technology’ in 1960 and was later renamed as Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1963.
IIT Delhi offers undergraduate (B. Tech), Dual degree (B. Tech & M.tech) and postgraduate degrees (M.Tech) in various branches of Engineering as well as degrees in Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Philosophy (MPhil.), Master of Management, Master of Design, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.)
IIT Delhi follows system of a 10-point CGPA scale, with a rigorous examination procedures, consisting of two mid-semester (Minor Examinations) and an end-semester (Major Examination).
The social initiatives taken up by IIT D are Green Initiatives, NSS, UNNAT, Bharat Abhiyan etc.
4. IIT Madras
The 4th position on this list is occupied by IIT Madras, a prestigious engineering college established in the year 1959, located in the city of Chennai previously known as Madras is the state capital of Tamilnadu.
IIT Madras has nearly 550 faculty, 8000 students and 1250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in scenic wooded land of about 250 hectares.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research and is well known for it’s strong relations with the industry lineage thus seeking more of recruitment and placements with many firms.
Like other IIT’s, the IIT Madras also offers the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various fields of engineering along with the degrees in Science, Management, Humanities and other interdisciplinary fields. IIT Madras has 16 academic departments and handful of advanced research and about 100 unique laboratories for it’s students.
Research at IIT Madras is nurtured much through various academic programmes run either by their departments or through sponsored programmes which are well funded by national organisations.
In the First Set of India rankings 2016 released recently, has ranked IIT Madras in the first amongst several other similar Research and Teaching Institutions in Engineering.
3. IIT Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India in the year 1959, is renowned for its distinctive in education in India , thus being an institute of high repute.
It admits undergraduate students through JEE-Advanced level (Joint Entrance Examination) examination, Postgraduate admissions through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and masters through Joint Admission Test (JAM).
Along with the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various fields of engineering, it also provides degrees in Social Sciences, Humanities, Science, Management, Design and other Interdisciplinary fields. These areas are not only important for growth in technological innovation but in industrial as well as government perspective too.
There are extraordinary facilities that are provided to it’s students from infrastructure, exposure to placements and lots more which transcends the overall quality of education imparted in this institute
2. IIT Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP) was the first of the IITs to be established in the year 1951, is a prestigious engineering college in India. IIT Kharagpur is located 120 kilometres west of Kolkata in Hijli, Kharagpur, West Bengal. The institute was formerly known as Eastern Higher Technical Institute and was later renamed as IIT Kharagpur in 1951.
IIT Kharagpur receives comparatively more funding than any other engineering colleges in India may it for development or research purpose.
In 2015, IIT Kharagpur had about 600 faculty members, 1,933 employees and approximately 10,000 students living on the campus. IIT Kharagpur offers both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various fields of engineering.
It is recorded that among all the other IITs, the Kharagpur institute has the largest campus of 2,100 acres, the maximum number of departments, and the highest student enrolment.
The institute had been awarded for the” Top Indian Academic Institution for Patents” along with 5 of it’s departments have been featured in the Top 100 List of QS SUBJECT RANKING.
IIT Kharagpur is known for its festivals such as Spring Fest (Social and Cultural Festival) and Kshitij , which is Asia’s largest Techno-Management Festival.
1. IIT Bombay
Positioned at the first , in the list of top 10 engineering colleges in India 2016. IIT Bombay was established in the year 1958 with the financial assistance from UNESCO and Soviet, located at Powai, Mumbai.
IIT Bombay offer degrees in comprehensive educational programmes such as Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.), Master of Technology (M. Tech.), Dual degree (B.Tech & M. Tech) in various disciplines of Engineering. Also the degrees in postgraduate courses in different disciplines is offered to the students.
The distinguished faculty is the major attraction of IITB., along with it’s strongest and most faithful alumni networks worldwide. In the world which is propelled by technology IIT B has it’s basic cornerstone as technology and innovation which is the foundation of any nation’s economic growth.
IIT Bombay has ongoing academic and research collaborations with many national as well as international universities, governments and industries in order to keep pace with global and national frontiers.
The institute hosts the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), in order to promote independent thought amongst it’s students.