Top Private Engineering Colleges in India 2022

Engineering means the creative and innovative application of Science, Technology and Mathematics to design, create and maintain machines, structures, apparatus, or manufacturing processes. It offers numerous career opportunities across all industries, making it one of the most sought after course pursued by students after Class 12, especially those from the Science stream. The BTech programme is your gateway to a career in engineering with a duration of four years followed by an MTech programme of two years duration. Students interested to study further have an option to pursue PhD which is of two years duration.

India is home to some of the top-rated Private Engineering institutes to pursue Engineering courses. These include VIT University (Vellore), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Patiala), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), Amity University (Noida), Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University (Bhubaneswar), SASTRA (Deemed to be University) (Thanjavur), Birla Institute of Technology (Ranchi), SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Chennai), Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar, etc. An engineering degree is offered across various specialisations. Some of the most prominent ones are as follows:

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Food Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Civil Engineering

There are a total of over 2,000 Private Engineering colleges in India that offer a full-time, part-time, distance-learning and online mode of study. These colleges provide degree courses. Out of these, the top 20 Private Engineering colleges in India ranked by NIRF offer degree courses in a full-time mode of study. Some of these colleges offer dual degree specialisations and integrated (5-year duration) programmes. IIIT Bangalore offers an integrated programme titles Integrated BTech + MTech in Computer Science and Engineering. Below listed colleges offer dual specialisation in Computer Science and Engineering:

  • Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • SSNCE, Chennai
  • IIIT Hyderabad
  • Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • TCE Madurai
  • SASTRA (Deemed to be University), Thanjavur
  • VIT University, Vellore
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • IIIT Guwahati
  • SOA University, Bhubaneswar
  • Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Hyderabad
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  • BITS Pilani
    Private Engineering Courses Admission Eligibility Criteria
  • Private Engineering courses can be pursued at UG, PG, Diploma and PhD levels. The eligibility criteria differs as per the course and branch selected by the candidate. However, mentioned below is a broad eligibility criteria for UG, PG, Diploma and PhD Engineering courses for the reference of candidates:

    • BE/BTech: Candidates must have passed Class 12 from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects. They must have also secured a minimum of 60 per cent aggregate score
    • BTech Lateral Entry: Candidates must have passed a three-year Diploma granted by the Board of Technical Examination of a State Government, with a minimum 45 per cent aggregate or equivalent
    • ME/MTech: Candidates who have completed their BE/BTech degree with a valid score in GATE are eligible for ME/MTech degree course
    • Diploma: Aspirants must have passed Class 10/equivalent examination, with at least 35 per cent in Science and Maths subjects
    • PhD: Aspirants must have secured a minimum of 55 per cent aggregate or 5.5 CPI in BTech/MTech or equivalent degree in relevant streams

    Apart from merit-based admission, many top-ranked Private Engineering colleges in India also accept scores of national- and state-level entrance exams, including JEE Main, KCET, TS EAMCET, TNEA, MHT CET, JEE Advanced, WBJEE, etc.

    Although there are plenty of Private Engineering colleges in India, there a few top ones that have been listed by NIRF

Following is a list of top 10 Private Engineering colleges in India ranked by NIRF:

Name of the College

NIRF’20 Ranking

VIT University, Vellore

                                15

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

                                20

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala

                                29

BITS Pilani

                                30

Amity University, Noida

                                32

SOA University, Bhubaneswar

                                34

SASTRA (Deemed to be University), Thanjavur

                                37

Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi

                                38

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

                                41

KIIT, Bhubaneswar

                                42

12

NIRF ' 22

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

4.2
4.2/5

Fees: ₹ 7.80 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 6.50 Lakh

19

NIRF ' 22

School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

4.1
4.1/5

Fees: ₹ 4.00 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 5.21 Lakh

24

NIRF ' 22

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

4.0
4/5

Fees: ₹ 16.00 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 4.00 Lakh

25

NIRF ' 22

Amity University, Noida

4.0
4/5

Fees: ₹ 10.16 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 4.13 Lakh

27

NIRF ' 22

SOA - Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University

4.2
4.2/5

Fees: ₹ 10.20 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 4.00 Lakh

28

NIRF ' 22

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

4.1
4.1/5

Fees: ₹ 7.29 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 8.00 Lakh

29

NIRF ' 22

BITS Pilani - Birla Institute of Technology and Science

4.4
4.4/5

Fees: ₹ 19.94 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 13.00 Lakh

39

NIRF ' 22

Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (Kalasalingam University)

4.1
4.1/5

Fees: ₹ 4.00 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 4.80 Lakh

41

NIRF ' 22

SASTRA (Deemed to be University)

4.5
4.2/5

Fees: ₹ 6.00 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 6.00 Lakh

42

NIRF ' 22

KIIT - Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

4.4
4.4/5

Fees: ₹ 3.50 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 6.05 Lakh

44

NIRF ' 22

KL (Deemed to be University)

4.1
4.1/5

Fees: ₹ 8.15 | Salary : ₹ 51.12 Lakh

45

NIRF ' 22

SSN College of Engineering

4.3
4.3/5

Fees: ₹ 8.48 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 6.60 Lakh

48

NIRF ' 22

IIT Varanasi - Indian Institute of Technology

4.5
4.5/5

Fees: ₹ 2.00 Lakh | Salary : ₹ 5.50 Lakh