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In India, the engineering field has always been widely revered by parents. It is one of the few professions that has been able to barricade itself against the onslaught of automation and incredible progress. Moreover, with a boom in the IT sector, the demand for skilled IT personnel has grown manifolds. Hence, there has been a surge to secure admission in the top private engineering colleges in India. In this article, we will discuss the Top Private Engineering Colleges in India, in no particular order.

They’ve been rated on the basis of the infrastructure, placement statistics, quality of education, national importance, faculty competence, campus facilities and students’ preference.

Top Private Engineering Colleges in India

  1. Birla Institute of Technology and Science, BITS Pilani (official website)

Located in the Vidya Vihar campus adjacent to Pilani town in Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan, it has been the hallmark of highest quality technical education in India. Built on a sprawling 328 acres land, the Institute has buildings, hostels and residential quarters for staff with neatly laid out roads, lawns, and gardens. It is probably the best among the top private engineering colleges in the country.

  • Entrance Test

BITSAT is the online exam that you need to pass to get admission to BITS.

  • Courses Offered

 Civil, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical & Electronics, Chemical, Electronics & Instrumentation, & Computer Science.

  • Placements

 BITS focuses on giving its students a well-rounded exposure to theory as well as practical knowledge, with an emphasis on developing soft skills. This, coupled with an arrangement of two placement seasons every year, has made it a preferred destination for top recruiters.  

  1. International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) – Hyderabad (official website)

Located in Hyderabad, IIIT combines path-breaking research with quality education. Founded in 1998, this autonomous university believes that the goal of education is to develop a broad and humanistic outlook among students. The 66 acres campus facilities include a bank extension counter, ATM machine, stationary shop, and laundry service. It is one of the top private engineering colleges in India!

  • Entrance Test

 Admissions to this college are through JEE Main 

  • Courses offered

B.Tech programs in Computer Science and Engineering & Electronics and Communication Engineering

  • Placements

 Companies like Google, Infosys, and Cognizant visit this college every year for recruitments.

  1. Dhirubhai Ambani IICT – Gandhinagar (official website)

Created under the state act of Gujarat, in a relatively short period of 15 years, IICT has consistently been ranked as one of the best technological institutes in the country in the fields of Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering and IT. In 2003, an act of legislature conferred the institute with the status of a university.

  • Entrance Test

 Admissions to DA-IICT are purely on merit and through JEE Main. An online application form needs to be filled by the students.

  • Courses offered

 B.Tech. Programs in Information & Communication Technology and Computational Science.

  • Placements

 Major recruiters include Google, Morgan Stanley, HP, Amazon, Samsung, Flipkart, Linkedin, to name a few.

  1. Vellore Institute of Technology – Vellore (official website)

Established with the aim of providing quality higher education at par with international standards, VIT, has a very cosmopolitan atmosphere with students coming in from all over the world. Spread across a vast area of 250 acres; it has auditoriums, plush open spaces, outdoor stages and much more. It has been one of the top private engineering colleges in the country for a long time.

  • Entrance Test 

Admissions to VIT are done through the VITEEE examination conducted every year.

  • Courses Offered

 The numerous programs at VIT are:

Discipline Programmes
Computer Engineering B.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering (Specializations in Bioinformatics/Information Security)
Bio Sciences & Technology B.Tech. Biotechnology
Electrical Engineering B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering, B.Tech Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
Civil & Chemical Engineering B.Tech. Civil Engineering & B.Tech Chemical Engineering
IT & Engineering B.Tech. Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech Mechanical (Specialization in Automotive/Production & Industrial Engineering)
Electronics Engineering B.Tech. Biomedical Engineering, B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering, B.Tech Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Placements

IOC, Britania, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, ITC, etc. regularly recruit students from the VIT campus.

  1. Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) – Mesra (Ranchi) (official website)

Bit Mesra has consistently been amongst the elite academic institutions in India, playing a pivotal role in both education and research. Established by industrialist and philanthropist B. M. Birla, it was elevated to the status of a deemed university under the section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

  • Entrance Test

 Jee Main is the entrance test through which you can secure admission at this institute.

  • Courses Offered

B.E. in the disciplines of Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering (Plastic & Polymer) and Production Engineering.

  • Placements 

Some of the employers that recruit from BIT, Mesra, are Amazon, Google, Yahoo, HCL, etc.

  1. PSG College of Technology – Coimbatore (official website)

The PSG College of Technology is a government-aided autonomous institution affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. It is spread over 45 acres of land, which is economically utilized for the college, hostels, staff quarters, play fields and gardens. With an ISO 9000:2008 certification, the institute was established in the year 1951 to encourage entrepreneurship among students and offer world-class engineering education.

  • Entrance Test 

The admission to this college is through a Single Window Counselling by Anna University, Chennai.

  • Courses Offered

BE courses in various disciplines of engineering viz. Automobile, Biotechnology, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, IT, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Production, Mechanical (Sandwich), Electrical & Electronics (Sandwich), Production Engineering (Sandwich), Production (Sandwich), Robotics & Automation, Textile Technology, Bio-Medical, Fashion Technology and Instrumentation & Control Engineering.

  • Placements

 PSG has an independent placement office facilitating campus recruitment for MNCs & National Companies. More than 90 reputed National & Multi-National Companies visit PSG for campus recruitment annually. 

  1. MIT Pune-Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune (official website)

Established in 1983, MIT is among the top engineering colleges in India. With a total of 400 computers connected with fibre-optic backbone networks and server-client technology, it has managed to develop an e-campus with a state-of-the-art Internet Centre. The college also has its own cricket, football, and volleyball grounds.

  • Entrance Test 

The candidate has to clear the MAHCET or JEE Main to get into MIT, Pune.

  • Courses Offered

 MIT offers Engineering courses in the disciplines of Civil, Mechanical, Mechanical (Sandwich), Electronics & Telecommunication, Petro Chemical, Polymer, Petroleum, IT and Computer Engineering.

  • Placements

 Top organizations like Cognizant and TCS are regular visitors and recruit a large number of students every year.

  1. National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysore (official website)

With an aim to impart state-of-the-art engineering education, NIE was started in the year 1946 and is one of the oldest and top engineering colleges in India. It has been ranked 27th by Outlook Magazine among the top 50 Private engineering colleges in India and 1st among the private-aided engineering institutes in State. The college has a student strength of around 3,000 and is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University.

  • Entrance Test

 Admissions at NIE are according to the rules of the Karnataka Examinations Authority and COMEDK. 

  • Courses Offered

UG courses in the disciplines of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Industrial & Production, Computer Science & Engineering and Information Science & Engineering.

  • Placements 

Accenture Services, CISCO Systems, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Siemens, Sony, etc. are regular visitors for their recruitment needs.

  1. Manipal Institute of Technology, Udupi – Karnataka (official website)

MIT is affiliated to various universities in South India and has collaborations with more than fifteen foreign universities. MIT has an A+ category rating from the Institute by MHRD, India. Its aim is to be a world-class technical institution fostering innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit. The college’s global alumni network includes industry luminaries like Satya Nadella (CEO, Microsoft), Rajeev Suri (CEO, Nokia) and Anant J Talaulicar (MD Cummins India Ltd) among others. It is one of the top private engineering colleges in the country.

  • Entrance Test

 Admissions are by rank in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET).

  • Courses Offered 

MIT offers 16 programs of study at the B.Tech level. These include the streams of Aeronautical, Automobile, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Chemical, Chemical, Civil, Computer & Communication, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Industrial & Production, IT, Instrumentation & Control, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Print & Media Technology.

  • Placements 

Some of the regular employers that recruit from MIT on a regular basis include Amazon, Mahindra, Samsung, Supernova, etc.

  1. RV College of Engineering, Bangalore (official website)

Established in 1963, the RV College of Engineering today is one of the earliest self-financing engineering colleges in the country. Run by the non-profit Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust (RSST); its classrooms are equipped with multimedia projectors and internet facility. All academic blocks also have secured Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • Entrance Test 

Out of the total seats, 45% are for the CET conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), 30% are for the CET conducted by COMED-K, and 25% by management, all by merit.

  • Courses Offered 

The Programmes at the UG level are in the disciplines of Aeronautical, Biotechnology, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer & Communication, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, IT, Industrial & Production, Instrumentation & Control, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Print & Media.

  • Placements

RV college has a well-organized placement team headed by the Associate Director. On an average, over 125 employers visit RV College, for campus placements & internship recruitment every year.

This was our list of the top private engineering colleges in India. For more such listicles, keep following us here!

You could also check out this link to know more about the top engineering colleges in Maharashtra and best engineering colleges in Delhi.

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