Top Engineering Colleges in India 2023: Admission, Placements

  • By Bhavya Thakkar
  • 22 November 2022
"Top Engineering Colleges in India 2023: Ranking, Fees, Courses, Admission,  Placements"

India has around 4000 Engineering colleges, but IITs, NITS, and IIITs are hands down the best engineering colleges in India by ranking. These are also the best engineering universities in India; they are state-run and have stringent entrance exams. The hard-to-crack entrance exams filter out the crème de la crème talents from the rest, and that pool of talent contributes to the college’s reputation. 

Now, filtering the best colleges among thousands is not easy, but we have still listed 10 for students' convenience. So, without much delay, let us get to the list of the top 10 engineering colleges in India. We have also mentioned the NIRF ranking of engineering colleges in India.

List of Best Engineering Colleges in India

IIT MADRAS - Indian Institute of Technology

  • Ranking: 1st in the Engineering category.
  • Fees: ₹2.05 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) for BTech degree.
  • Courses: It offers B.E./BTech, M.E./MTech, MSc, PhD, and Dual degrees like B.A.+M.A., BTech+MBA.
  • Admission: IIT Madras takes admission based on JEE Advanced, GATE, JAM, CAT, HSEE, and other entrance exams.
  • Placement: In 2022, 1199 students among 1500 registered for placement were offered jobs. The highest CTC stood at ₹1.98 crores per annum, whereas the average CTC stood at ₹21.48 lakhs per annum.

IIT Bombay - Indian Institute of Technology

  • Ranking: 3rd in the Engineering category.
  • Fees: ₹2.28 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) for BTech degree.
  • Courses: It offers B.E./BTech, B.Des, M.Des, M.E./MTech, MSc, MBA, EMBA, PhD, and Dual degrees like M.Sc+PhD., BTech + MBA, MTech + PhD.
  • Admission: Admission to B.Tech in IIT Bombay is made through JEE Advanced, and for M.Tech, it accepts the GATE scores. Also, IIT Bombay accepts JAM scores for M.Sc admission and conducts UCEED for M.Des. 
  • Placement: In 2022, the highest international CTC stood at ₹2.1 crores per annum, whereas the highest domestic package was ₹2.1 crores per annum. The average CTC stood at ₹25 lakhs per annum.

IIT Delhi - Indian Institute of Technology

  • Ranking: NIRF ranking 2 in the Engineering category.
  • Fees: ₹2.2 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) for BTech degree.
  • Courses: It offers B.E./BTech, B.Des, M.Des, M.E./MTech, MSc, MBA, EMBA, PhD, and Dual degrees like M.Sc+PhD., BTech + MBA, MTech + PhD.
  • Admission: Admission into the IIT Delhi courses is made through national-level entrance exams like JEE Advanced, GATE, CAT, JAM, CEED and others.
  • Placement: In 2022, the highest international package offered was ₹2 crores per annum, whereas the highest domestic package was ₹1.25 crores per annum. 

IIT Kharagpur - Indian Institute of Technology

  • Ranking: NIRF ranking 5 in the Engineering category.
  • Fees: ₹82,679 (1st Year Fees) for BTech degree.
  • Courses: It offers BTech, MTech, MSc, PGDM, and Dual degrees like B.Sc + M.Sc, B.Tech + M.Tech., and L.L.M.
  • Admission: Candidates can enrol in IIT Kharagpur courses through national-level entrance exams like JEE Advanced, GATE, CAT, JAM, and others.
  • Placement: In 2022, the highest salary offered was ₹2.4 crores per annum.

IIT Roorkee - Indian Institute of Technology

  • Ranking: NIRF ranking 6 in the Engineering category.
  • Fees: ₹2.13 lakhs (1st Year Fees) for BTech degree.
  • Courses: IITR or IIT Roorkee offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in engineering, architecture, science and business administration.
  • Admission: Candidates can enrol in IIT Roorkee courses through national-level entrance exams like JEE Advanced, GATE, CAT, JAM, and others.
  • Placement: In 2022, the highest international pay package offered was ₹2.15 crores per annum, and the highest domestic package offered was ₹1.8 crores per annum.

IIT Kanpur - Indian Institute of Technology

  • Ranking: NIRF ranking 4 in the Engineering category.
  • Fees: ₹2.42 lakhs (1st Year Fees) for BTech degree.
  • Courses: IIT Kanpur offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in engineering, science, design, and business administration.
  • Admission: Candidates can enrol in IIT Roorkee courses through national-level entrance exams like JEE Advanced, GATE, CAT, JAM, CEED, and others.
  • Placement: In 2022, the highest international pay package offered to a student of IIT Kanpur was ₹2.3 crores per annum, and the highest domestic package offered was ₹1.2 crores per annum. On average, students got ₹28.7 lakhs per annum salary package.

NIT Trichy - National Institute of Technology

  • Ranking: NIRF ranking 8 in the Engineering category.
  • Fees: ₹5 lakhs for 4 years in B.Tech/B.E. degree course.
  • Courses: NIT Trichy offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in engineering, science, computer application, architecture, and business administration. It also offers doctoral degrees and research facilities. 
  • Admission: NIT Trichy accepts scores of national-level entrance exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, GATE, and others. The final counselling and seat allotment are done through CCMT, CCMN, and JoSAA Counselling.
  • Placement: 86.5% of the students pursuing UG degrees from NIT Trichy got placed last year. The range of salary offered to the students was ₹6.9 lakhs to ₹10 lakhs per annum.

IIT BHU - Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi

  • Ranking: NIRF ranking 13 in the Engineering category.
  • Fees: ₹1.34 lakhs (1st Year Fees) for BTech degree.
  • Courses: IIT BHU offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the fields of engineering, pharmaceutical, architecture, and doctoral degrees.
  • Admission: IIT BHU considers scores of national-level entrance exams like JEE Advanced, GATE, IIT JAM, and others. Admission to the B.Tech programme is made through JEE Advanced and JoSAA Counselling.
  • Placement: In 2022, the highest international pay package offered to a student of IIT BHU was ₹2.05 crores per annum, and the highest domestic package offered was ₹78 lakhs per annum.

Bhagwati Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad

  • Ranking: NIRF Participating college.
  • Fees: ₹3.5 lakhs for 4 years in B.Tech/B.E. degree course.
  • Courses: BITS, Ghaziabad, offers B.Tech/B.E. in engineering and BCA programme. 
  • Admission: Admission to the BTech course at Bhagwati Institute of Technology & Science is made through JEE Mains.
  • Placement: The average package offered during BITS, Ghaziabad placement drive was ₹4.5 lakhs per annum, whereas the highest package offered was ₹10 lakhs per annum. 

Thangavelu Engineering College, Chennai

  • NIRF Ranking: NIRF Participating college.
  • Fees: ₹2 lakhs for 4 years in B.Tech/B.E. degree course.
  • Courses: Thangavelu Engineering College offers UG and PG programmes in multiple disciplines — science, architecture, engineering, commerce, and business administration.
  • Admission: TEC or Thangavelu Engineering College selects candidates for the B.E. degree programme on the basis of Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions or TNEA counselling by Anna University. Remember that a minimum of 50% in aggregate in the 10+2 board exam is required.
  • Placement Record: In 2020, the average salary package offered to the students of the UG programme during the on-campus placement was ₹2.25 lakhs per annum.

Before We End

Out of all the colleges and institutions we have mentioned, most of them are IITs. They have very limited seats so getting into those elite colleges is quite challenging. With all that said, there are many other best IT engineering colleges in India that could not make it to the list. To know more about the top-ranking engineering colleges in India, visit Sunstone.

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Top Engineering Colleges in India 2022 - FAQ

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