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Technology and socioeconomic trends are constantly changing the business models and the how work is organized. The skills that were needed two decades back might not be relevant today. New sets of jobs have emerged and nearly half of the existing jobs are predicted to be at a risk of automation. To create 21 centaury knowledge workers, the institutes in India need to train the students in what is relevant in this age, rather than following the age-old traditional teaching methodologies. The Higher Education Review's Top 100 Private Engineering Colleges in India Survey is an effort to find such technical institutes in the country, which can produce next-gen technocrats. 

While the premier engineering institutions in the country grabs the cream of engineering aspirants in India, the best out of them go abroad for higher education and the next lot join management courses to end up selling random products or join IT as it is lucrative. Still, we are left with many engineers who are of low quality. Despite these hiccups, the number of students aspiring for engineering education rising exponentially year after year and mushrooming number of institutions to assist them – many with innovative methodologies – it becomes inevitable to find out the current big brands in the technical education arena - the ones that can give IITs and NITs a run for their money. 

In this 'Top 100 Private Engineering Colleges in India Survey - 2017,' we have found the best engineering college in the country, are outperforming the premier institutions in the country by producing successful professionals and entrepreneurs. The Higher Education Review team, with a panel of experts, has made a detailed study to find the engineering colleges that are upgrading themselves to produce global players over the next quarter of a century. With the 'Top 100 Private Engineering Colleges in India Survey - 2017,' we bring to you some of the top technical institutes across the country and these colleges are selected on the basis of their performance in pedagogy, placements, research and quality of the education. We strongly believe that it is important to bring the names of such institution into the limelight, so that, their ideologies and methodologies can inspire other institutions in the country to drive in a better path and make India a developed nation. 

Rank

College Name

City/State

Score

1 Birla Inst. of Tech. and Science Pilani, RJ 943.15
2 S.P Jain Inst. of Mgmt. & Research Mumbai, MH 913.11
2 Thapar Inst. of Engg. and Tech. Patiala, PB 939.25
3 Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi, JH 929.38
4 PSG College of Technology Coimbatore,TN 924.19
5 SRM Institute of Science and Technology Chennai, TN 917.11
6 R.V. College of Engineering Bengaluru, KA 915.7
7 Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal, KA 914.6
8 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar,OR 913.23
9 Thiagarajar College of Engineering Madurai, TN 911.6
10 Lovely Professional University Phagwara, PB 905.48
11 Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Noida, UP 902.7
12 Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Coll. of Engg Pune, MH 905.7
13 Manav Rachna College of Engineering Faridabad,HR 879.44
14 International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad,TS 868.19
14 Dhirubhai Ambani Inst. of Information and Comm. Tech Gandhinagar, GJ 871.51
15 K. J. Somaiya Inst. of Mgmt. Studies and Research Mumbai, MH 793.8
16 Institute of Technology, Nirma University Ahmedabad, GJ 864.14
17 R.M.K. Engineering College Kavaraipettai,TN 862.57
17 Sagi Ramakrishnam Raju Engineering College Bhimavaram,AP 862.57
18 C.V.Raman College of Engineering Bhubaneswar,OR 857.62
19 Dwarkadas J. Sanghavi College Of Engineering Mumbai, MH 855.98
20 Rajalakshmi Engineering College Chennai, TN 854.5
21 JIS College of Engineering Kolkata, WB 853.31
22 Sreenidhi Inst.of Science and Tech Hyderabad,TS 847.46
23 Sona College of Technology Salem , TN 844.3
25 D.K.T.E Society's Textile & Engineering Institute Ichalkaranji, MH 841.33
26 Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engg. and Tech Hyderabad,TS 825.6
27 Nandha Engineering College Erode, TN 822.86
27 Karnatak Law Society’s Gogte Inst. of Tech Belagavi, KA 822.86
28 Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology Cochin,KL 821.68
29 Annasaheb Dange College of Engg. & Tech Sangli, MH 819.58
30 BV Raju Institute of Technology Medak, TS 817.9
31 SDM College of Engineering and Technology Dharwad, KA 813.58
33 Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering Bengaluru, KA 799.74
34 RMD Engineering College Kavaraipettai, TN 795.66
35 Aditya Engineering College Peddapuram, AP 793.77
36 S.J.C.Institute of Technology Chickballapur, KA 743.36
37 RNS Institute of Technology Bengaluru, KA 739.55
38 Ballari Institute of Technology and Management Ballari, KA 736.87
39 SVS College of Engineering Coimbatore,TN 734.22
40 Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management Mangalore, KA 731.96
41 K.Ramakrishnan College of Engineering Trichy, TN 724.31
42 Vidyavardhaka College of Engg. Mysore, KA 723.7
43 Excel Engineering College Tiruchengode, TN 720.58
43 Prince Dr.K.Vasudevan College of Engg. and Tech Chennai, TN 720.58
44 M.S Engineering College Bengaluru, KA 713.7
45 St.Peter's Engineering College Hyderabad,TS 712.27
47 GSSS Institute of Engg& Tech. for Women Mysuru, KA 710
48 K.Ramakrishnan College of Technology Trichy, TN 709.4
49 Swarnandhra College of Engineering and Technology Narsapur, AP 691.11
50 Raghu Engineering College Visakhapatnam, AP 687
51 RajaRajeswari College of Engg Bengaluru, KA 684.87
52 Sree Sastha Institute of Engg. and Tech Chennai, TN 681.4
53 Bheemanna Khandre Institute of Tech. Bidar, KA 678.67
54 KeyStone School of Engineering Pune, MH 671.28
55 SilverOak College of Engineering & Technology Ahmedabad, GJ 665.98
56 Chennai institute of technology Chennai, TN 660.71
57 Raghu Institute of Technology Visakhapatnam, AP 655.15
58 Aditya College of Engineering & Technology Peddapuram, AP 652.1
59 Muffakham Jah College of Engg. and Tech Hyderabad, TS 651.98
60 Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil Pratishthan’s Coll. of Engg Mumbai, MH 645.22
61 Aditya College of Engineering Peddapuram, AP 622.49
62 ACS College of Engineering Bengaluru, KA 615.22
63 College of Engg & Tech, Mody University Sikar, RJ 607.9
63 College of Engg & Tech, Mody University Sikar, RJ 607.9
64 LNM Institute of Information Tech. Jaipur , RJ 569.87
65 Gandhi Institute for Technological Advancement Bhubaneswar,OR 568.54
66 CMR College of Engineering and Technology Hyderabad,TS 567.15
67 Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology Hyderabad,TS 552.66
68 Sarvajanik College of Engineering & Technology Surat, GJ 547.2
69 P. A. College of Engineering and Technology Pollachi, TN 539.61
70 Sengunthar College of Engineering Tiruchengode, TN 536.7
71 Chettinad College of Engineering and Technology Karur, TN 529.21
72 S.E.A.College of Engineering & Technology Bengaluru, KA 515.6
73 CMR Technical Campus Secunderabad, AP 505.49
74 CMR Institute of Technology Hyderabad,TS 499.7
75 Tulsiram Gaikwad Patil Coll.of Engg. & Tech. Nagpur,MH 491.7
77 Ganeshi Lal Bajaj Institute of Tech and Mgmt Noida, UP 486.3
78 Aalim Muhammed Salegh College of Engg Chennai, TN 484.2
79 Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre Jaipur , RJ 398.8
80 R.L.Jalappa Institute of Technology Bengaluru, KA 397.3
84 Shrinathji College of Tech. and Engg. Nathdwara,RJ 381.11
85 Apollo Institute of Tech. Kanpur, UP 379.3
86 Meerut Institute of Engineering & Technology Meerut, UP 375
87 Orissa Engineering College Bhubaneswar,OR 371.8
88 Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology Virudhnagar,TN 369.28
90 Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus Durg, CG 354.8
91 Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology Gorakhpur, UP 347.1
93 MES College of Engineering Kuttippuram,KL 327.9
95 KG Reddy College of Engineering & Technology Hyderabad,TS 325
96 Parisutham Institute of Technology and Science Chennai, TN 322.25
97 Rohini College of Engineering and Technology Kanyakumari,TN 320.1
98 Dr. Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engg. College Kolkata, WB 300.55
99 Shri Labhubhai Trivedi Inst. of Engg & Tech Rajkot, GJ 289.1
100 Aditya SilverOak Institute of Technology Ahmedabad, GJ 277