As the date to finalize colleges gets closer, so does the level of research that goes into deciding which one is perfect for you. Numerous websites and magazines release their rankings, and you’re left even more confused than before. Here’s a general list of the best engineering colleges in the country, taking all their 2017 rankings into account –
- Without doubt, IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) are easily the crème-dela-crème of engineering colleges in the country, and have been holding the top few ranks for years. Some IITs are placed higher than the others, but IIT Madras (MHRD #1), Delhi (MHRD #4, India Today #4) , Kharagpur (MHRD #2, India Today #3), Bombay (India Today #2), Roorkee (India Today #6) and Kanpur (MHRD #1) are branches which always emerge at the top.
- Next up, are the NITs (National Institute of Technology), which again have some branches which are top placeholders. These include NIT Tiruchirapalli (MHRD #11), Hyderabad and Rourkela (India Today #12).
- Next up are private colleges like VIT University (MHRD #13, India Today #5), and BITS Pilani (MHRD #16, India Today #4). These private institutes have shot up in rankings and placements in the past few years, and are increasingly becoming renowned and recognized as one of the best engineering colleges.
- Other good colleges which are also gradually becoming technological frontiers include IIT Bhubaneshwar (MHRD #18, India Today #22), Patna (MHRD #19) and Ropar (MHRD #21, India Today #25); as well as NIT Surathkal (MHRD #22, India Today #16) and Warangal (MHRD #34).
- Lastly, some other exceptional colleges include Anna University (MHRD #8), SRM University (MHRD #35, India Today #8), Manipal University (MHRD #43, India Today #12), Delhi Technological University (DTU) (MHRD #39, India Today 39) and Jamia Milia (MHRD #20, India Today #24).
- If you’re looking for a specific course of study, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) (MHRD #28), Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines)(MHRD #23, India Today #6) and the likes are the aces in their fields.
Other than all these facts and rankings, college selection depends on a lot of other factors as well. It’s important to consider rankings and opportunities in a particular college in the branch of your preference, as well as the fee structure and the companies which come to campus for placements.
In the end, it all boils down to the candidate and his preferences. I advise all future engineers to take a well informed decision!
Best of luck!