Top 100 Engineering Colleges in India - Survey 2021

Getting students Industry ready is a topic that has been discussed many times over the years and as the industry academia gap is getting wider, it is high time that educators come up with a solid plan to tackle this situation. This gap is further exemplified in the engineering realm where a study conducted a couple of years ago shows that less than 10 percent of engineering graduates have adequate skills for them to be employed. This is in stark contrast with some of the other developed countries. The lack of practical-oriented education and the inability of the education system to develop the critical thinking capabilities among the students can be pointed as some of the reasons behind this.

As many are looking optimistic about NEP 2020, if certain other aspects that are engrained in the Indian higher education doesn't change, then NEP alone can't guarantee the desired results. Another aspect that many analysts point out to the alarming unemployment rate among engineering graduates is the sheer number of students that graduate every year. A recent study suggests that a total of 15 lakh engineering students graduate each year in India. This means that there will be immense competition for jobs in the engineering stratum.

As of 2019, there are 6,214 engineering and technology institutions in India and out of this, many are aiming for traditional methods of engineering education which holds back the true potential of the students. With that said, pioneering educational institutions like SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad, and Institute Of Engineering & Management (IEM), Kolkata are aiming to stand-out from the rest of the colleges in the stratum through their innovative teaching pedagogies and industry-centric education.

This is a welcoming change and it solidifies the fact that, if you are able to get into some of the top engineering colleges in the country, then you will be able to get a head-start in your professional career. In order to help the students who are looking for a premier higher engineering institute in the country, we at Higher Education Review magazine are trying to simplify your confusion of selecting the best Indian engineering colleges. Our expert panel of researchers has looked into the situation and articulated a list under the title `Top 100 Engineering Colleges in India - Survey 2021' where top-notch engineering colleges have been featured based on the institutes' qualities, expertise, ranks, facilities and much more. Reviewed and scrutinized by the intellectual individuals of this specific field, the educational institutes mentioned in this list deliver exceptional education along with outstanding infrastructure, top-notch mentoring facilities, and placement opportunities. We hope that this abovementioned list will help the interested students to choose the best engineering institutions in India.

Top 100 Engineering Colleges in India - Survey 2021


College Name



1 Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore, TN 946.45
2 Birla Institute of Technology & Science - Pilani Pilani, RJ 939.75
3 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur, MH 929.3
4 S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology Chennai, TN 925.2
5 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, RJ 918.11
6 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar, OR 914.9
7 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Prayagraj, UP 914.6
8 Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Kanchipuram, TN 913.23
9 Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi, BH 911.6
10 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat, GJ 905.48
11 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, PB 902.7
12 K L College of Engineering Vaddeswaram, AP 900.25
13 Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal, KA 879.44
14 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Patiala, PB 871.15
15 Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) Thanjavur, TN 868.19
16 College of Engineering, Pune Pune, MH 864.14
17 PSG College of Technology Coimbatore, TN 862.57
18 International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad, TG 858.5
19 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai, TN 857.21
20 Defence Institute of Advanced Technology Pune, MH 855.98
21 Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal, MP 854.5
22 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi New Delhi 799.5
23 M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology Bengaluru, KA 793.31
24 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai, TN 792.46
25 D.K.T.E Societys Textile & Engineering Institute Ichalkaranji, MH 792.46
26 Hindusthan College of Engineering and Technology Coimbatore, TN 791.17
27 RV College of Engineering Bangalore, KA 790.22
28 B.M.S. College of Engineering Bangalore, KA 785.6
29 Lovely Professional University Phagwara, PB 782.86
30 Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation Guntur, AP 782.3
31 Bapatla Engineering College Bapatla, AP 781.68
32 Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Noida, UP 779.58
33 Thiagarajar College of Engineering Madura, TN 777.9
34 Coimbatore College of Engineering Coimbatore, TN 773.58
35 Institute of Technology, Nirma University Ahmedabad, GJ 760.96
36 PES Institute of Technology Bangalore, KA 759.74
37 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology New Delhi 755.66
38 Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology New Delhi 754.66
39 Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science & Technology Chennai, TN 753.77
40 Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Engineering College Chennai, TN 751.36
41 RNS Institute of Technology Bangalore, KA 741.36
42 Jeppiaar Engineering College Chennai, TN 741.36
43 C. V. Raman College of Engineering Khorda, OR 749.55
44 AISSMS College of Engineering Pune, MH 736.87
45 Sri Sairam College of Engineering Chennai, TN 734.22
46 Suguna College of Engineering Coimbatore, TN 731.96
47 The LNM Institute of Information Technology Jaipur, RJ 724.3
48 Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management Mangalore, KA 724.3
49 Sri Venkateswara Engineering College Suryapet, TG 723.7
50 Matrusri Engineering college Hyderabad, TG 720.58
51 Manipal University Jaipur Jaipur, PB 720.44
52 KG Reddy College of Engineering and Technology Hyderabad, TS 713.27
53 Bannari Amman Institute of Technology Erode, TN 712.27
54 JIS College of Engineering Kalyani, WB 710.25
55 KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology Uthupalayam, TN 710
56 Walchand Institute Of Technology Solapur, MH 709.4
57 SAL Institute of Technology & Engineering Research Ahmedabad, GJ 691.11
58 Annapoorana Engineering College Salem,TN 687.43
59 Meerut Institute of Technology Meerut, UP 684.87
60 Aditya College of Engineering & Technology East Godavari, AP 681.4
61 Lyallpur Khalsa College of Engineering Jalandhar, PB 678.67
62 Mukesh Patel School Of Technology Management & Engineering Mumbai, MH 671.28
63 Thadomal Shahani Engineering College Mumbai, MH 665.98
64 St. Peter's Engineering College Hyderabad, TG 660.71
65 Mody University of Science and Technology Lakshmangarh, RJ 655.15
66 Maharashtra Institute of Technology Pune, MH 652.1
67 Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College Coimbatore, TN 651.98
68 SA Engineering College Chennai, TN 645.22
69 Saveetha Engineering College Chennai, TN 622.49
70 Sona College of Technology Salem, TN 615.22
71 DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology Jalandhar, PB 607.8
72 Vignan`s Foundation for Science, Tech. and Research Guntur, AP 599.87
73 E. G. S. Pillay Engineering College Nagapattinam, TN 598.54
74 G. L. Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management Noida, UP 597.15
75 Jawaharlal Nehru College of Technology Rewa, MP 592.66
76 Sanjivani College of Engineering Kopargaon, MH 587.2
77 Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology Hyderabad, TS 579.61
78 Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology Delhi 576.17
79 Ajaykumar Garg Engineering College Ghaziabad, UP 569.21
80 Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering Delhi 565.6
81 Heritage Institute of Technology Kolkata, WB 555.49
82 Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering Technology Ernakullam, KL 554.1
83 Dr. D. Y Patil College of Engineering Pune, MH 552.9
84 Crescent of Technology Bhopal, MP 551.65
85 Yamuna Inst. of Engg. Tech. Gadholi, HR 550.02
86 Shrinathji College of Technology & Engineering Nathwara, RJ 548.91
87 Apollo Institute of Technology Kanpur, UP 537.43
88 Orissa Engineering College Bhubaneswar, OR 532.19
89 Federal Institute of Science and Technology Ernakullam, KA 529.1
90 Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology Virudhnagar, TN 525.22
91 MES College of Engineering Mallapuram, KL 524.11
92 Bhilai Institute of Technology Durg, CG 520.65
93 Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology Gorakhpur, UP 519.22
94 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar, GJ 510.74
95 MES College of Engineering Kuttipuram, KL 508.1
96 Kanpur Institute of Technology Kanpur, UP 504.11
97 Dhirubhai Ambani Inst. of Info. & Comm. Tech. Gandhinagar, GJ 499.7
98 Parisutham Institute of Technology and Science Chennai, TN 491.9
99 Rohini College of Engineering and Technology Kanyakumari, TN 488.49
100 Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus Durg, CG 484.22