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Top Private Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Choosing the best college for yourself is undoubtedly one of the biggest decisions you have to take as a young adult. You are not allowed to take a chance in any manner, for once you get admitted to a certain college, there would be nothing that you could do post that. Almost all know that Tamil Nadu houses the grand IIT Madras. But here we’d focus on the top private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu.
So without further ado, the Top private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu are

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

VIT university Established in 1984, VIT University is a deemed university currently having campuses in Vellore and Chennai. It is often considered one of the best technical universities in India. The university currently offers undergraduate, postgraduate, integrated and research programs in the fields of Engineering, Technology, Applied Sciences, and Management.

Admission to most of the university courses is done on the basis of marks scored in the online entrance exam (VITEEE or VITMEE), conducted in the month of April and May. Currently, the university houses students from over 47 nations.

UG Courses Offered

  1. School of Computing Science & Engineering (SCOPE)
  2. School of Bio Sciences & Technology (SBST)
  3. School of Information Technology & Engineering (SITE)
  4. School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT)
  5. School of Social Sciences & Languages (SSL)
  6. School of Advanced Sciences (SAS)
  7. School of Architecture (V-SPARC)
  8. School of Civil and Chemical Engineering (SCALE)
  9. School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE)
  10. School of Mechanical Engineering(SMEC)
  11. VIT Business School (VITBS)
  12. VIT Fashion Institute of Technology (VFIT)

VIT has often been ranked as the best technical university in India. The university has been accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom.

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

PSG College of Technology is one of the leading technical colleges providing quality education in the nation. The college offers several full-time and part-time courses for the subjects such as Engineering, Science, and Management. The college is accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).  PSG College of Technology is a recognized QIP CENTER for Postgraduate and Ph.D. Programs and is affiliated to Anna University. The college provides opportunities for Internship overseas in countries such as Australia, USA, Dubai, Grenoble in France and Stuttgart in Germany. Each department organizes National and International Conferences, Workshops, Meetings and Seminars every year. An independent placement office of the college placed its students in 90+ reputed National and Multinational companies.

UG Courses Offered

  1. Department of Automobile Engineering
  2. Department of Biomedical Engineering
  3. Department of Civil Engineering
  4. Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  5. Department of Energy Engineering
  6. Department of Robotics and Automation Engineering

The college has been ranked among best engineering colleges of India by some famous magazines namely India Today, Outlook India and Mint. The college gives financial support to the merit students. PSG College of Technology gives Scholarships and Awards to motivate and encourage students.

Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai

Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE) is a Government-aided autonomous institution located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu and is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. It is one of the several educational and philanthropic institutions. The courses offered in TCE are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. TCE offers 8 undergraduate, 16 postgraduate programs and research programs (MS and Ph.D.) in all Engineering and Science streams.

UG Courses Offered

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Computer Science and Engineering
  3. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  4. Electronics and Communication Engineering
  5. Mechanical Engineering
  6. Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics
  7. Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology

PG Courses Offered

  1. Computer Science and Engineering
  2. Computer Science and Information Security
  3. Industrial Engineering
  4. Manufacturing Engineering
  5. Master of Engineering in Mechatronics
  6. Power System Engineering
  7. Structural Engineering
  8. Infrastructure Engineering and Management
  9. Master of Technology in Environmental Engineering
  10. Master of Technology in Control and Instrumentation Engineering

With the list of courses offered, Thiagarajar College of Engineering enjoys a fairly comfortable position in our list of top private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu.

Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT) is a Government-aided institution, recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). CIT was affiliated to Madras University from 1956 to 1980. But in 1980, the Institute got associated to Bharathiar University and next to Anna University in 2001. CIT offers 12 PG Programs and 9 UG Programs adding to M.S. and Ph.D. Research Programs. 8 Diploma Programs are also provided in various engineering disciplines. The National Board of Accreditation has accredited the Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich) and Mechanical Engineering diploma programs.

UG Courses Offered

  1. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  2. Electronics & Communication Engineering
  3. Computer Science & Engineering
  4. Information Technology
  5. Chemical Engineering
  6. Computer Technology
  7. Computer Applications (MCA)
  8. Mathematics
  9. Physics
  10. Chemistry
  11. Humanities

With the “STAR NEWS” Award for Outstanding Engineering Institute to its name, CIT is definitely one of the top private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu.

Sastra University, Thanjarur

The Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy, known as SASTRA University, is a deemed university in the town of Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. Undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses are its focus.

Courses Offered

  1. School of Chemical and Biotechnology [SCBT]
  2. School of Civil Engineering [SOCE]
  3. School of Computing [SOC]
  4. School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering [SEEE]
  5. School of Humanities and Sciences
  6. School of Management [SOM]
  7. School of Mechanical Engineering [SOME]
  8. School of Law
  9. Centre for Advanced Research in Indian System of Medicine [CARISM]
  10. Centre for Nanotechnology and Advanced Biomaterials [CeNTAB]
  11. Directorate of Distance Education – SASTRA
  12. Tifac-Core for Advanced Computation

It also has received approval from the Bar Council of India to teach Law.

Amrita University, Coimbatore

Amrita University is a private multi-disciplinary global university also named as (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham) AVV University. This university has its association with more than 20 other universities in order to promote research areas especially in Cybersecurity with further collaboration with European & Japanese studies.

Amrita University has developed as an integrated world-class University Management System (AUMS) which includes an e-learning platform for the students. Amrita University has five campuses at different locations with more than 15000 students studying in various disciplines.


  1. Coimbatore (Ettimadai)
  2. Amritapuri (Kollam)
  3. Bengaluru Campus
  4. Kochi Campus & Mysore Campus

Placements in Amrita University have always been good whether it is in the field of Engineering or Medicine. University offers near-100% placement in engineering & 75% for other departments. The Highest Salary of the 2013 Year is Rs. 13.80 Lakhs per annum.

A Few Sell Points

  1. 100% placement in Engineering
  2. Total Companies Visited: 80
  3. Average Salary (Lakhs per year): 3.62
  4. Maximum Salary (Lakhs per year): 13.8

UG Courses Offered

  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Computer Science and Engineering
  5. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  6. Electronics and Communication Engineering
  7. Instrumentation Engineering
  8. Mechanical Engineering

Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai

The institute is one of the 4 constituents of Anna University but in the year 1978, it got merged with Anna University. MIT is the 1st institute in India to offer postgraduate (PG) courses in mechatronics and avionics. The institute campus is also home to AU-KBC Center for the Internet and Telecom Technologies (AU-KBC) and Center for Automotive Research and Training (CART) research centers. MIT has received many awards which include an award by Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and an award for the Best Overall Performance in the year 1999. MIT has Alumni Associations in Singapore through SMITAAZINE, which is a quarterly e-newsletter cum e-zine containing events and announcements related to SMITAA and various chapters of MITAA.

UG Courses Offered

  1. Department of Aerospace Engineering
  2. Department of Automobile Engineering
  3. Department of Information Technology
  4. Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
  5. Department of Instrumentation Engineering
  6. Department of Computer Technology
  7. Department of Production technology
  8. Department of Rubber & Plastics Technology
  9. Department of Applied Sciences and Humanities

Karunya University, Coimbatore

KU is a totally residential, private institution that situates itself in Coimbatore in Southern India founded with a view to bring out thorough professionals in all fields. It was given the status of a Deemed University in 2004 for the excellent academic performance by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. The programs are offered at UG, PG and Diploma and PG diploma levels. The university has received a Grade ‘A’ accreditation from NAAC which is a great achievement looking at the institution’s young career.

SSN college of engineering, Chennai

Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar (SSN) College of Engineering was established in 1996 and is the last addition to our list of top private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. Being a part of SSN Institutions, it is founded by Dr. Shiv Nadar; an innovator in the field of Information Technology founded the HCL Group of Companies.  Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. SSN has been bestowed the ‘Best Private Education Institute 2012-13 through Hello world. An invaluable opportunity for students to interact, and pursue excellence facilities for accommodation, auditorium, cafeteria, transport, medical services, and sports area is provided.

Many students have been placed in 2013 into top companies includes Accenture Technologies, Ascendant Technology, Chemplast Sanmar Ltd (Chemical Div.), Albatross Solutions, Ford Motors India., Flextronics, and many more. Youth Red Cross Unit of SSN college of Engineering is carried out a wide range of happenings and training programmes including First Aid and Fire Safety training, Village Camps, Drug abuse and Anti-corruption, etc.

The National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), founded in 2002, by the Wadhwani Foundation. Co-founded by five of India’s premier academic institutions: IIT Bombay; SP Jain Institute, Bombay; IIM Ahmedabad; IBAB, Bangalore and BITS Pilani, NEN focuses on introducing a new paradigm in the entrepreneurship education in India. The Technology Business Incubator at SSN is an on-campus facility which leverages all the resources that are available with in the campus such as access to laboratories, workshops, development and testing centers, computing resources, internet access and above all human resources.

This was our list to the Top private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu, in no specific order. To make a wise choice, you need to decide your priorities first and then choose the best. For, it is rightly said that it is you who knows the best for himself. Be wise, be smart.

If you have an addition to the list of top private engineering colleges in Tamin Nadu, do leave it in the comments’ section. All the Best for the exam season ahead!

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