Top 10 private engineering colleges in India

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Engineering means the creative and innovative application of Science, Technology and Mathematics to design, create and maintain machines, structures, apparatus, or manufacturing processes. It offers numerous career opportunities across all industries, making it one of the most sought after course pursued by students after Class 12, especially those from the Science stream. The BTech programme is your gateway to a career in engineering with a duration of four years followed by an MTech programme of two years duration. Students interested to study further have an option to pursue PhD which is of two years duration.

India is home to some of the top-rated Private Engineering institutes to pursue Engineering courses. These include VIT University (Vellore), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Patiala), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), Amity University (Noida), Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University (Bhubaneswar), SASTRA (Deemed to be University) (Thanjavur), Birla Institute of Technology (Ranchi), SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Chennai), Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar, etc. An engineering degree is offered across various specialisations. Some of the most prominent ones are as follows:

  1. Computer Science and Engineering
  2. Food Technology
  3. Aerospace Engineering
  4. Computer Engineering
  5. Data Science
  6. Civil Engineering

There are a total of over 2,000 Private Engineering colleges in India that offer a full-time, part-time, distance-learning and online mode of study. These colleges provide degree courses. Out of these, the top 20 Private Engineering colleges in India ranked by NIRF offer degree courses in a full-time mode of study. Some of these colleges offer dual degree specialisations and integrated (5-year duration) programmes. IIIT Bangalore offers an integrated programme titles Integrated BTech + MTech in Computer Science and Engineering. Below listed colleges offer dual specialisation in Computer Science and Engineering:

  1. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  2. SSNCE, Chennai
  3. IIIT Hyderabad
  4. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  5. TCE Madurai
  6. SASTRA (Deemed to be University), Thanjavur
  7. VIT University, Vellore
  8. SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  9. IIIT Guwahati
  10. SOA University, Bhubaneswar
  11. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Hyderabad
  12. Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
  13. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  14. BITS Pilani

Private Engineering courses can be pursued at UG, PG, Diploma and PhD levels. The eligibility criteria differs as per the course and branch selected by the candidate. However, mentioned below is a broad eligibility criteria for UG, PG, Diploma and PhD Engineering courses for the reference of candidates:

  1. BE/BTech: Candidates must have passed Class 12 from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects. They must have also secured a minimum of 60 per cent aggregate score
  2. BTech Lateral Entry: Candidates must have passed a three-year Diploma granted by the Board of Technical Examination of a State Government, with a minimum 45 per cent aggregate or equivalent
  3. ME/MTech: Candidates who have completed their BE/BTech degree with a valid score in GATE are eligible for ME/MTech degree course
  4. Diploma: Aspirants must have passed Class 10/equivalent examination, with at least 35 per cent in Science and Maths subjects
  5. PhD: Aspirants must have secured a minimum of 55 per cent aggregate or 5.5 CPI in BTech/MTech or equivalent degree in relevant streams

Apart from merit-based admission, many top-ranked Private Engineering colleges in India also accept scores of national- and state-level entrance exams, including JEE MainKCETTS EAMCETTNEAMHT CETJEE AdvancedWBJEE, etc.

Although there are plenty of Private Engineering colleges in India, there a few top ones that have been listed by NIRF.

Name of the CollegeNIRF'20 Ranking
VIT University, Vellore15
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore20
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala29
BITS Pilani30
Amity University, Noida32
SOA University, Bhubaneswar34
SASTRA (Deemed to be University), Thanjavur37
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi38
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai41
KIIT, Bhubaneswar42
CollegeIndia Today'20 Ranking
BITS Pilani1
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi2
VIT University, Vellore3
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal4
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala5
BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore6
Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore7
SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Chennai8
PSG College of Technology (PSGCT), Coimbatore9
Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai10
Private CollegeCourse Fee (in Rs lakh)
VIT University, Vellore7
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore-
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala17
BITS Pilani16
Amity University, Noida9

Private Engineering offers enormous job opportunities and specialities for the students in the Engineering industry. Engineers help in sustaining the nation’s international competitiveness, maintaining the living standard, ensuring strong national security, and protecting public safety. They work on cutting-edge and advanced technologies. With the growing demand for Engineers across the world, Engineering students can get outstanding opportunities in the public and private sectors. Some of the job profiles, which are offered to Engineering professionals are tabulated below:

AB
ProfessorComputer Programmer
Engineering Support SpecialistR&D Applications Engineer
AB
Information Technology OfficerLecturer
Database ManagerWeb Developer
AB
ErgonomistProcess Engineer
Quality EngineerIndustrial Manager
AB
ErgonomistProcess Engineer
Quality EngineerIndustrial Manager
AB
Mechanical EngineerProcess Development Technologist
Design EngineerResearcher
AB
Electronics TechnicianField Technician
Test TechnicianFirstline Technician
AB
Computer EngineerComputer Network Engineer
Software EngineerResearcher
AB
Aerospace EngineerAerospace Designer Checker
Design EngineerManufacturing Engineer
AB
Electronics EngineerElectrical Manager
ProfessorMaintenance Engineer
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Construction EstimatorBuilding Inspector
Construction Project ManagerTechnical Architect

Graduates from below top 12 Private Engineering colleges in India can bag a median salary of Rs 1-10 LPA:

  1. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  2. SOA University, Bhubaneswar
  3. SASTRA (Deemed to be University), Thanjavur
  4. Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (Kalasalingam University), Virudhunagar
  5. Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE Madurai)
  6. SSN College of Engineering (SSNCE), Chennai
  7. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore
  8. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  9. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati
  10. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  11. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
  12. Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi

Graduates from below top 2 Private Engineering colleges in India can bag a median salary of Rs 10-20 LPA:

  1. BITS Pilani
  2. International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT Hyderabad)

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the median salary for Private Engineering colleges in India:

Top Recruiters for Private Engineering Students

Private Engineering graduates from any domain are in high demand. Below is the list of few top companies that recruit Private Engineering students along with their placement ratings:

CollegesPlacement Ratings (Based on Reviews)Top Recruiters
BITS Pilani4.4Accenture, Adobe, Amazon, Axis Bank, BAJAJ Allianz, Capgemini, CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants, Cisco Systems, Cyient, Dell
KIIT, Bhubaneswar4.3Amazon.com, Barclays Bank, Bharat Biotech, Bosch Ltd, Dabur, DCB Bank, Deloitte, Evolva, Intel, ITC, Microsoft, Nestle, Nucleome, Saint Gobain, Samsung, SAP, Shapoorji Pallonji, SRL Diagnostics, Tata Power, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Vodafone, Voltas, Wipro, XL Dynamics
VIT University, Vellore4.2Cisco Systems, Google, HP, IBM, Infosys, Intel, KPMG, Philips India, Samsung, Wipro
SASTRA (Deemed to be University), Thanjavur4.2Accenture, Alcatel, Ashok Leyland, Biocon, Capgemini, Cognizant, Escorts, ICICI, IGATE, Infosys, Jet Airways, Johnson Johnson, L&T Infotech, Mahindra and Mahindra, Ramco Systems, Ranbaxy, Sanmar, TATA Consultancy Services, TATA ELXSI, Wipro
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore4.0Goldman Sachs, Games Kraft, JP Morgan, Paytm, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Deloitte

Based on the below pie chart, it can be estimated that pursuing Private Engineering Courses in India from top-rated colleges is expensive. Around 67% of top Engineering colleges in India have a course/annual fee that ranges from Rs 1-10 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  1. SSNCE, Chennai
  2. IIIT Hyderabad
  3. IIIT Bangalore
  4. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  5. TCE Madurai
  6. Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (Kalasalingam University), Virudhunagar
  7. SASTRA (Deemed to be University), Thanjavur
  8. VIT University, Vellore
  9. SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  10. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT Guwahati)
  11. Amity University, Noida
  12. SOA, Bhubaneswar

Approximately 28% of Private Engineering colleges fee structure that ranges from Rs 10-20 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  1. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Hyderabad
  2. Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
  3. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  4. BITS Pilani
  5. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala

Approximately 5% of Private Engineering colleges have a fee structure of less than Rs 1 lakh. These colleges are:

  • Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the break-up of Private Engineering colleges in India basis fees:

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