Engineering is one of the most sought-after professions in India. Every second student in our country aims to get into the engineering field. Several government and private engineering colleges have been established here in order to accommodate these students and help them chase their dreams. Here is the list of the top ten engineering colleges (in no particular order) in India that have been helping engineering aspirants make it big in this field.
Listed in Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) list of top 200 universities globally, this is undoubtedly one of the best engineering colleges not only in India but worldwide. Set up in the year 1959, the institute has produced several notable engineers in the past and continues to do so.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur was established in the year 1959 as a part of the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP) with the help of a consortium of nine US research universities. The first-ever Indian institute to offer Computer Science course, IIT Kanpur now offers a host of under-graduate and post-graduate engineering courses.
IIT KGP, as it is popularly known as, recently came into limelight when its alumni Sundar Pichai secured the post of Chief Executive Officer in Google Inc. Just like Pichai, many other graduates and post graduates from the institute have made it big in their fields. Established by the government of India in the year 1951, the institute offers bachelors, masters as well as doctoral degree programs.
Established in 1958, IIT Bombay has grown to be one of the most reputed engineering colleges in the country. It includes a total of 14 academic departments, a school, 6 centers and three interdisciplinary programmes. It does not only offers degree courses in engineering but also offers a host of other courses such as that in Management Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Economics, Mathematics and English.
Earlier known by the name Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), this is one of the oldest and most reputed engineering colleges in the country. Besides educating and training its students in different undergraduate and research programs, Delhi Technology University also encourages the students to take part in extra-curricular activities to ensure their all round development. The cultural and academic festivals organized here are attended by a large number of students from different universities and colleges.
The third IIT established by the Indian government, IIT Madras is spread across 2.5 sq km. The institute has around 550 learned faculty members and 1,250 administrative and supportive staff. It offers graduate, post graduate and research degrees in as many as 16 disciplines under Engineering, Management, Science and Humanities.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science or BITS, as it is popularly known as, is yet another top engineering college in the country that has educated and trained several budding engineers and helped them tread the path of success. Established in 1964, the institute has 15 academic departments and mainly focuses on undergraduate education in sciences and engineering.
Formerly known to be the University of Roorkee, it was converted in IIT in the year 2001. The institute has as many as 21 academic departments and offers courses in different programs including Engineering, Management, Humanities & Social Sciences and Applied Sciences.
Formely known as Vellore Engineering College, this Indian institute offers 34 post graduate, 20 undergraduate, 4 research and 4 integrated programs. Set-up in the year 1984, it has campuses at Vellore as well as Chennai. The institute takes an exclusive entrance examination called the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) to give admission to aspiring engineers.
Situated in Patiala, Punjab, it was earlier known by the name, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. The university has come a long way since its inception. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate as well as doctoral degrees in various disciplines. Students seeking admission in the undergraduate programs in this esteemed university need to clear the JEE Main exam and those aiming to get admission in the post graduate programs are required to sit for MET.