Tier 1 Engineering Colleges in India 2020

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Engineering uses scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items, including tunnels, roads, bridges, vehicles, and buildings. The engineering field provides a wide range of career opportunities across all industries, making it one of the most sought-after courses pursued by students after their Class 12, especially those who have studied the Science stream. The B.Tech program is a student gateway to a career in Engineering with four years followed by an M.Tech program of two-year duration. Students interested in research work have an option to pursue a Ph.D. which is for two years. In this article, find the list of the Tier 1 Engineering Colleges in India with their Admission Criteria, Fee Structure, Placements, etc

The engineering courses at Tier 1 Colleges in India can be pursued at UG, PG, Diploma as well as at Ph.D. levels. The eligibility criteria differ according to the courses and branches selected by the candidate. However, given below is a broad eligibility criterion for UG, PG, Diploma and Ph.D. Engineering courses:

ProgramEligibility Criteria
BE/B.TechThe candidates must have passed Class 12 from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects. They must have also secured a minimum of 60% aggregate score.
B.Tech Lateral EntryThe candidates must have passed a three-year Diploma granted by the Board of Technical Examination of a State Government, with a minimum of 45% aggregate or equivalent
ME/MTechThe candidates who have completed their BE/B.Tech degree with a valid score in GATE are eligible for a ME/MTech degree course.
DiplomaThe candidates must have passed Class 10 or equivalent examination, with at least 35% in Science and Maths subjects.
PG DiplomaOnly a few colleges offer the PG Diploma like IIT Gandhinagar which is a one-year program. The eligibility is similar to MTech courses.
Ph.D.The candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% aggregate or 5.5 CPI in B.Tech/M.Tech or equivalent degree in relevant streams.

Engineering colleges in India offer diversified specializations in Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electronics, and Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Information Technology, Biotechnology Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and so on. The most popular ones are:

  1. Computer Science Engineering 
  2. Civil Engineering 
  3. Electrical Engineering

The most popular and common entrance examinations for studying Engineering courses in Tier 1 engineering colleges in India are JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Securing good marks in JEE Main and JEE Advanced will help students land in Top Engineering colleges like most of the IITs such as IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, etc.

The rest of the colleges accept exams like TS EAMCETCOMEDK UGETTNEAKCETMHT CETAP EAMCETWBJEEGUJCET score, etc. for admission to their colleges. These exams are according to the state-level examinations and different private college entrance exams.

Find below a list of the top tier 2 engineering colleges in India with the estimate of their annual B.Tech courses offered.

Tier 1 Engineering Colleges in IndiaCourse Fee (in INR lakh)
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai9.38
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai8.55
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Kharagpur 8.34
National Institute of Technology (NITK) Surathkal, Mangalore5.39
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Delhi4.47
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani16.73

Studying from the Tier 1 Engineering Colleges in India comes with many top recruiters and attractive salary packages. Following are some of the top recruiters from IITs in India:

CollegesTop Recruiters
IIT KanpurFlipkart, Microsoft, Zomato, Oyo Rooms, Bajaj Automobiles, HSBC Holdings, Myntra, Sterlite Technologies, Uber, Intel, Yahoo, IBM, Jaguar, Walmart Labs, etc.
IIT MadrasGoogle, Microsoft, Philips, American Express, Kotak, Amazon, Flipkart, Citibank, Myntra, PayPal, TCS, Wipro, IBM, Reliance, etc.
IIT BombayMicrosoft, Samsung, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Adobe, TATA, Morgan Stanley, Google, Qualcomm, Strategy & Carin, Accenture, ONGC, etc.
IIT KharagpurGoogle, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Barclays GSC, Flipkart, JP Morgan, Tata Steel, OYO, Capgemini, etc.
IIT DelhiCapgemini, Microsoft, Intel, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, IBM, Dell, Wipro, Infosys, Absolut Data, Ernst & Young, Uber, Amazon, Flipkart, Mastercard, Deloitte, Google, Qualcomm, Standard Chartered, Societe Generale, etc.

NIRF – The National Institutional Ranking Framework is a method adopted by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, to rank institutions and colleges of higher education in India. NIRF considers 5 parameters to rank colleges which are Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity, and Perception. Find below the top 10 Engineering colleges in India in the NIRF 2020 Ranking.

Name of the CollegeNIRF'20 Ranking
IIT Madras1
IIT Delhi 2
IIT Bombay 3
IIT Kanpur 4
IIT Kharagpur5
IIT Roorkee6
IIT Guwahati 7
IIT Hyderabad 8
National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy) (NITT)9
IIT Indore 10

The list contains IITs, NITs, BITS, BIT, IISc, etc. which fall under the top Tier 1 Engineering Colleges in India. Click on the links below for detailed information on each engineering college.

IIT BombayNIT AgartalaIIIT Hyderabad
IIT ChennaiNIT CalicutIIIT Allahabad
IIT KharagpurNIT New DelhiIIIT New Delhi
IIT GandhinagarNIT SrinagarIIIT Bangalore
IIT KanpurNIT RourkelaIISc Bangalore
IIT DelhiNIT JalandharBITS Pilani
IIT RoorkeeNIT KurukshetraBITS South Goa
IIT GuwahatiNIT DurgapurJadavpur University, Calcutta
IIT BhubaneswarNIT ThiruchirapalliDelhi Technological University
IIT HyderabadNIT WarangalBIT Mesra
IIT IndoreNIT KurukshetraThe University of Calcutta
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