There are more than 4000 engineering colleges in India. Over the past many years, engineering colleges ranking has been done diligently by a number of survey and education experts. It has been observed that these rankings have been done on certain unique criteria, though largely each ranking is based on one or two specific factors. While some have considered placements and infrastructure, others focus on year of establishment and research. Points such as research, quality of professors and academic achievements have also been considered.

Top Engineering Colleges in India 2017

The Top Engineering Colleges in India 2017 ranking presented here includes the ranking of National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. They have released the rankings taking cumulative factors that define an engineering college. Trends and growth of these colleges have been studied to create the list and ranking, broadly considering the following.

  • Teaching, Learning & Resources.
  • Research, Professional Practice & Collaborative Performance.
  • Graduation Outcomes.
  • Outreach.
  • Perception.

Top Engineering Colleges 2017 by NIRF India

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has been approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development.

This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”.

Although the Ranking Frameworks are similar, the exact methodologies are domain specific. Ranking methods have been worked out for 6 categories of institutions i.e., Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Universities and Colleges.

1Indian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiTamil Nadu
2Indian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiMaharashtra
3Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurWest Bengal
4Indian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiDelhi
5Indian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurUttar Pradesh
6Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeUttarakhand
7Indian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiAssam
8Anna UniversityChennaiTamil Nadu
9Jadavpur UniversityKolkataWest Bengal
10Indian Institute of Technology HyderabadHyderabadTelangana
11National Institute of Technology TiruchirappalliTiruchirappalliTamil Nadu
12National Institute of Technology RourkelaRourkelaOdisha
13Vellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreTamil Nadu
14Institute of Chemical TechnologyMumbaiMaharashtra
15Indian Institute of Technology IndoreIndoreMadhya Pradesh
16Birla Institute of Technology & Science -PilaniPilaniRajasthan
17Indian Institute of Engineering Science And Technology, ShibpurHowrahWest Bengal
18Indian Institute of Technology BhubaneswarBhubaneswarOdisha
19Indian Institute of Technology PatnaPatnaBihar
20Jamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiDelhi
21Indian Institute of Technology RoparRupnagarPunjab
22National Institute of Technology SurathkalSurathkalKarnataka
23Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines)DhanbadJharkhand
24College of Engineering, PunePuneMaharashtra
25Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA)ThanjavurTamil Nadu
26Thapar UniversityPatialaPunjab
27Sri Sivasubrmaniya Nadar College of EngineeringKalavakkamTamil Nadu
28Indian Institute of Space Science and TechnologyThiruvananthapuramKerala
28Indian Institute of Technology MandiMandiHimachal Pradesh
30Indian Institute of Technology GandhinagarAhmedabadGujarat
31Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), VaranasiVaranasiUttar Pradesh
31Birla Institute of TechnologyRanchiJharkhand
33PSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
34National Institute of Technology WarangalWarangalTelangana
35S.R.M Institute of Science and TechnologyChennaiTamil Nadu
36National Institute of Industrial Engineering, MumbaiMumbaiMaharashtra
37Thiagarajar College of EngineeringMaduraiTamil Nadu
38Pondicherry Engineering CollegePuducherryPondicherry
39Delhi Technological UniversityNew DelhiDelhi
40Zakir Husain College of Engineering & TechnologyAligarhUttar Pradesh
41Motilal Nehru National Institute of TechnologyAllahabadUttar Pradesh
42Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (Deemed University)NagpurMaharashtra
43Manipal Institute of TechnologyManipalKarnataka
44National Institute of Technology CalicutCalicutKerala
45M. S. Ramaiah Institute of TechnologyBengaluruKarnataka
46AMITY UniversityGautam Budh NagarUttar Pradesh
47Kalinga Institute of Industrial TechnologyBhubneshwarOdisha
48Sri Venkateswara UniversityTirupatiAndhra Pradesh
49R.V. College of EngineeringBengaluruKarnataka
50Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of TechnologySuratGujarat
51Coimbatore Institute of TechnologyCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
52B.M.S. College of EngineeringBengaluruKarnataka
53National Institute of Technology SilcharSilcharAssam
54Jaypee Institute of Information TechnologyNoidaUttar Pradesh
55National Institute of Technology DurgapurDurgapurWest Bengal
56Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-New DelhiNew DelhiDelhi
57Kongu Engineering CollegePerunduraiTamil Nadu
58Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and TechnologyChennaiTamil Nadu
59National Institute of Technology HamirpurHamirpurHimachal Pradesh
60National Institute of Technology KurukshetraKurukshetraHaryana
61Maulana Azad National Institute of TechnologyBhopalMadhya Pradesh
62Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences-CoimbatoreCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
63Jawaharlal Nehru Technological UniversityHyderabadTelangana
64Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and ManagementDistrict NagpurMaharashtra
65Indian Institute of Technology JodhpurJodhpurRajasthan
66Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of EngineeringPuneMaharashtra
67G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering, NAGPURNagpurMaharashtra
68Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University (K L College of Engineering)VaddeswaramAndhra Pradesh
69Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), JabalpurJabalpurMadhya Pradesh
70Malaviya National Institute of Technology, JaipurJaipurRajasthan
70Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication TechnologyGandhinagarGujarat
72Siddaganga Institute of TechnologyTumkurKarnataka
73Mepco Schlenk Engineering CollegeSivakasiTamil Nadu
74Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha UniversityDwarkaDelhi
75International Institute of Information TechnologyHyderabadTelangana
76Faculty of Technology & Engineering, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaVadodaraGujarat
77Army Institute of TechnologyPuneMaharashtra
78PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, DindigulDindigulTamil Nadu
79Nirma UniversityAhmedabadGujarat
80University College of EngineeringHyderabadTelangana
81Sagi Ramakrishnam Raju Engineering CollegeBhimavaramAndhra Pradesh
82Kumaraguru College of TechnologyCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
83Jaypee University of Information Technology-SolanSolanHimachal Pradesh
84R.M.K. Engineering CollegeKavaraipettaiTamil Nadu
85Punjab Engineering CollegeChandigarhChandigarh
86PES UniversityBengaluruKarnataka
87National Institute of Technology ManipurManipurManipur
88Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and ResearchGunturAndhra Pradesh
89B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and TechnologyChennaiTamil Nadu
90Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of TechnologyHyderabadTelangana
91Saveetha Engineering CollegeSriperumbudurTamil Nadu
92C.V. Raman College of EngineeringBhubneshwarOdisha
93College of Engineering TrivandrumThiruvananthapuramKerala
94Maharashtra Institute of Technology, PunePuneMaharashtra
95BMS Institute of Technology & ManagementBengaluruKarnataka
96Sri Sai Ram Engineering CollegeChennaiTamil Nadu
97ST. Joseph’s College of EngineeringChennaiTamil Nadu
98Andhra UniversityVisakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh
99K.S.Rangasamy College of TechnologyTiruchengodeTamil Nadu
100National Institute of Technology MeghalayaShillongMeghalaya

Next 50 Top Engineering Colleges

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and ManagementGwaliorMadhya Pradesh
AU College of Engineering (Autonomous)VisakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh
Banasthali VidyapithBanasthaliRajasthan
Bannari Amman Institute of TechnologySathyamangalamTamil Nadu
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans Sardar Patel Institute of TechnologyMumbaiMaharashtra
BNM Institute of TechnologyBengaluruKarnataka
Cochin University of Science and TechnologyCochinKerala
CVR College of EngineeringIbrahimpatanTelangana
Dayananda Sagar College of EngineeringBengaluruKarnataka
Defence Institute of Advanced TechnologyKhadakwasala, PuneMaharashtra
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of TechnologyJalandharPunjab
Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and TechnologyPollachiTamil Nadu
Gandhi Institute for Technological AdvancementBhubaneswarOdisha
Ganeshi Lal Bajaj Institute of Technology and ManagementGreater NoidaUttar Pradesh
Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of EngineeringVisakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh
Government College of TechnologyCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
Heritage Institute of TechnologyKolkataWest Bengal
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing KancheepuramChennaiTamil Nadu
Institute of Engineering & ManagementKolkataWest Bengal
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological UniversityKakinadaAndhra Pradesh
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological UniversityAnantapurAndhra Pradesh
Kamaraj College of Engineering & TechnologyVirudhunagarTamil Nadu
Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Educational Research, MIT College of EngineeringPuneMaharashtra
Narula Institute of TechnologyKolkataWest Bengal
National Institute of Technology AgartalaAgratalaTripura
National Institute of Technology GoaPondaGoa
National Institute of Technology JamshedpurJamshedpurJharkhand
National Institute of Technology PatnaPatnaBihar
National Institute of Technology RaipurRaipurChhattisgarh
NITTE Meenakshi Institute of TechnologyBengaluruKarnataka
R.M.D. Engineering CollegeKavaraipettaiTamil Nadu
Rajalakshmi Engineering College Engineering & TechnologyChennaiTamil Nadu
Sardar Patel College of EngineeringMumbaiMaharashtra
School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and TechnologyCochinKerala
SCTR`s Pune Institute of Computer TechnologyPuneMaharashtra
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi UniversityKatraJammu & Kashmir
Shri Vishnu Engineering College for WomenBhimavaramAndhra Pradesh
Sona College of TechnologySalemTamil Nadu
Sri Jayachamarajendra College of EngineeringMysoreKarnataka
Sri Krishna College of Engineering and TechnologyCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
Sri Ramakrishna Engineering CollegeCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
The National Institute of EngineeringMysoreKarnataka
TKM College of EngineeringKollamKerala
University Institute of Engineering and TechnologyChandigarhChandigarh
Vasavi College of EngineeringHyderabadTelangana
Veermata Jijabai Technological InstituteMumbaiMaharashtra
Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering CollegeVijayawadaAndhra Pradesh
VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering & TechnologyHyderabadTelangana
Walchand College of EngineeringSangliMaharashtra
Yeshwantrao Chavan College of EngineeringNagpurMaharashtra
YMCA University of Science & Tech (Formerely YMCA Institute of Engineering)FaridabadHaryana

More 50 Top Engineering Colleges

ABES Engineering CollegeGhaziabadUttar Pradesh
Academy of TechnologyHooghlyWest Bengal
All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society`s College of EngineeringPuneMaharashtra
Annamalai UniversityAnnamalainagarTamil Nadu
B V V Sangha`s Basaveshwar Engineering CollegeBagalkotKarnataka
Bhilai Institute of TechnologyDurgChhattisgarh
Birla Vishvakarma MahavidyalayaVallabh VidyanagarGujarat
Easwari Engineering CollegeChennaiTamil Nadu
Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of TechnologyNavi MumbaiMaharashtra
Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of EngineeringMumbaiMaharashtra
Francis Xavier Engineering CollegeTirunelveliTamil Nadu
GMR Institute of TechnologyRajamAndhra Pradesh
Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering & TechnologyHyderabadTelangana
Haldia Institute of TechnologyHaldiaWest Bengal
Institute of Aeronautical EngineeringHyderabadTelangana
JNTUA College of EngineeringAnantapurAndhra Pradesh
JNTUH College of EngineeringHyderabadTelangana
JSS Academy of Technical EducationBengaluruKarnataka
K S R College of EngineeringTiruchengodeTamil Nadu
K.L.S. Gogte Institute of TechnologyBelgaumKarnataka
Kakatiya Institute of Technology & ScienceWarangalTelangana
Kasegaon Education Society`s Rajarambapu Institute of TechnologyIslampurMaharashtra
KIET Group of InstitutionsGhaziabadUttar Pradesh
Kurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraHaryana
M.G.R. Educational and Research InstituteChennaiTamil Nadu
Maharaja Surajmal Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiDelhi
Maharishi Markandeshwar UniversityAmbalaHaryana
Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha`s Cummins College of Engineering for WomenPuneMaharashtra
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of TechnologyHyderabadTelangana
MLR Institute of TechnologyHyderabadTelangana
National Engineering CollegeKovilpattiTamil Nadu
National Institute of Science & TechnologyBerhampurOdisha
National Institute of Technology NagalandDimapurNagaland
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & TechnologyItanagarArunachal Pradesh
Padmasri Dr. B.V. Raju Institute of TechnologyMedakTelangana
Pimpri Chinchwad College of EngineeringPuneMaharashtra
Pravara Rural Engineering CollegeLoniMaharashtra
R.V.R. & J.C. College of EngineeringGunturAndhra Pradesh
Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering CollegeA.RangampetAndhra Pradesh
Sri Krishna College of TechnologyCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
Sri Sai Ram Institute of TechnologyChennaiTamil Nadu
University of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunUttarakhand
Vardhaman College of EngineeringHyderabadTelangana
Veer Surendra Sai University of TechnologyBurlaOdisha
Vel Tech High Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering CollegeMoraiTamil Nadu
Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering CollegeMoraiTamil Nadu
Velammal Engineering CollegeChennaiTamil Nadu
Vishwakarma Institute of TechnologyPuneMaharashtra
Walchand Institute of TechnologySolapurMaharashtra


What is the need for Top Engineering Colleges in India 2017 Ranking?

While we always maintain that a student who wills to excel can do so in any given circumstances and any college, rankings remain important. At the crucial stage of selection of colleges, when a student needs to decide which college to go to, an informed decision is what would take the career forward. The names are given in the list take admission on the basis of various entrance exams such as the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), BITSAT, VITEEE, EAMCET, WBJEE and others. A student who has appeared and qualified in these exams has to ultimately decide where to go ahead. We simply aim to make this a little easier by throwing some light upon the names that can give him better opportunities.

Why is the Top Engineering Colleges in India 2017 Ranking different from or same as other rankings?

No ranking can be final and complete, as the process of such judgement is ever changing. With each change in process of admission, fee structure, course or curriculum; a number of factors get affected. A college that is more reputed in the field of say mechanical engineering, can get wonderful placements one year. But the next year, due to change in industry demands, placements might not be as great. Similarly, there could be the change in eligibility clauses of admission that may affect the quality of students and consequently the academic achievements of the college.

As an engineering aspirant, should I select colleges on basis of Top Engineering Colleges in India 2017 Ranking?

Yes, and No! The debate of College vs Branch is an ever raging one. The first thing you should think is “Which are the three branches of engineering I would like to do?”. Keep your list open to at least three – five branches. Now check out the ranking and see out of these, of which colleges have you appeared in the entrance exam / or will be appearing in. Now try to narrow down to twenty colleges where you would like to study the next four years of your engineering. Once you have secured a rank in one or more Engineering Entrance Exams, against your rank, the desired colleges list and this ranking; select your college.

As a student/parent/academician, you might feel that a certain name or names have been missed out, and perhaps you see a name you have not heard of before. We are open to queries and suggestions. Please feel free to share your thoughts about Top Engineering Colleges in India 2017 in the comments below.