India’s Top 50 Engineering Colleges Survey 2023

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Technology encompasses more than just assembling parts; it involves ideation, principle testing, engineering perfection, and final assembly. However, for Indian students, engineering often seems to revolve around rote learning, striving for top grades, and securing placements. Some attribute this to the Indian education system, but the real culprit lies in the quality of engineering education provided to students. Despite the inherently fascinating subjects within engineering, the teaching approach and lack of enthusiasm from teachers and management can turn it into a mundane and unexciting field. Engineering institutions must take on the responsibility of transforming the system rather than perpetuating the status quo. True engineering should be propagated as a way of life, not just a subject to be picked up.

In this ever-progressing world with a plethora of career options and ideas, numerous young minds vie for admission to prestigious engineering colleges, seeking a platform to showcase their excellence. However, with the rapid proliferation of technical institutes, choosing the right one has become a daunting task for students and parents. To alleviate this decision-making process, Academic Insights presents “India’s Top Engineering Colleges Survey 2023 (Private),” featuring a select list of institutes that offer exceptional engineering education. These institutes focus on producing professionals equipped with real-world experience and the desired skills.

Each institute featured in the list has been carefully chosen by our panel of experts, who emphasized selecting only the best engineering institutions in the country. Before finalizing the list, our panel invested significant time in researching and analyzing each institute based on four crucial parameters: Academic Excellence, Infrastructure-Facilities, Industry-Interface, and Placements. We firmly believe that exploring the institutes showcased here will help students discover their true calling and pave the way for a fruitful and rewarding future.

Whether students envision embarking on an entrepreneurial journey or pursuing a professional career, the listed institutes promise to provide everything that a budding engineering aspirant in the 21st century dreams of. So, take a step closer to your dreams, armed with the right education from the best engineering colleges India has to offer.

Parameter weightage breakdown:

Establishment & Approvals: (17%) AICTE Approval, Institute Affiliation/ Association, Collaboration/Association with International Universities/Institutes, Collaboration/Association with Industry Bodies/ Companies, No. of graduating batches etc.

Faculty, Research & Publications : (25%)  Faculty Strength, Faculty qualifications and experience (teaching + Industry), Course Curriculum, Publications by Faculty, national and international journals, No. of titles in library and e-journals.

Current Students & Admissions : (8%)

Specializations, No. of students, Entrance exams and cut off score, eligibility criteria, batch strength, student profile, student ratio, eligibility criteria

Infrastructure & Facilities (20%)

Total Campus Area, Built-up area, College Facilities, No. of classrooms, computing facilities in classrooms, Internet accessibility.

Placements & Salary Statistics: (30%) Pre-placement Exercises, Placement Week, Companies’ participation, Total percentage of graduates in final placements, Salary Statistics (average & Highest salary packages offered).  We sincerely hope that the HER Survey will help the student community to broaden their horizons and grasp opportunities beyond the IIMs while helping them select the right colleges. The following pages contain select features of colleges included in the survey.

Rank College Name City Composite Score (1000)
1 Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore,TN 945.75
2 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, RJ 943.6
3 Thapar Institute of Engineering And Technology Patiala, PB 942.08
4 Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi, JH 937.75
5 SRM Institute of Science and Technology Kattankulathur, TN 933.7
6 International Institute of Information Technology (IIFT) Hyderabad, TS 933.5
7 PSG College of Technology Coimbatore,TN 933.4
8 R.V. College of Engineering Bengaluru, KA 932.9
9 Manipal Institute of Technology New Delhi 937.65
10 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai,TN 917.3