Engineering colleges in India

In India, the engineering field has always been widely revered by parents. It is one of the few professions that has been able to barricade itself against the onslaught of automation and incredible progress. Moreover, with a boom in the IT sector, the demand for skilled IT personnel has grown manifolds. Hence, there has been a surge to secure admission in the top private engineering colleges in India. In this article, we will discuss the Top Private Engineering Colleges in India, in no particular order.

They’ve been rated on the basis of the infrastructure, placement statistics, quality of education, national importance, faculty competence, campus facilities and students’ preference.

Top Private Engineering Colleges in India

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, BITS Pilani 

Located in the Vidya Vihar campus adjacent to Pilani town in Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan, it has been the hallmark of highest quality technical education in India. Built on a sprawling 328 acres land, the Institute has buildings, hostels and residential quarters for staff with neatly laid out roads, lawns, and gardens. It is probably the best among the top private engineering colleges in the country.

  • Entrance Test

BITSAT is the online exam that you need to pass to get admission to BITS.

  • Courses Offered

 Civil, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical & Electronics, Chemical, Electronics & Instrumentation, & Computer Science.

  • Placements

 BITS focuses on giving its students a well-rounded exposure to theory as well as practical knowledge, with an emphasis on developing soft skills. This, coupled with an arrangement of two placement seasons every year, has made it a preferred destination for top recruiters.  


Vellore Institute of Technology – Vellore 


Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), informally VIT University, formerly Vellore Engineering College is a private deemed university institute located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. Founded in 1984, as Vellore Engineering College, by G. Viswanathan, the institution offers 20 undergraduate, 34 postgraduate, four integrated and four research programs. It has campuses in Vellore and Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

VIT admits students on the basis of merit through an online entrance exam. VIT organizes its own entrance exam, called the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE). It is conducted every year in the month of April and May. In 2015, over two lacs students or two hundred thousand students appeared for the entrance examination. The exam has been conducted online since 2013.

VIT offers academic programs in Engineering, Technology, Applied Sciences, and Management. It offers 20 undergraduate programs, 34 postgraduate, four integrated MS courses, and four doctoral programs. VIT consolidated its disciplines into 10 Schools of Study with the addition of the VIT Law School at its Chennai campus.

VIT is among the first in India to implement the Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS) which gives the students flexibility to make their own time tables by choosing the subjects and the faculties under whose guidance they want to study.

Established with the aim of providing quality higher education at par with international standards, VIT, has a very cosmopolitan atmosphere with students coming in from all over the world. Spread across a vast area of 250 acres; it has auditoriums, plush open spaces, outdoor stages and much more. It has been one of the top private engineering colleges in the country for a long time.

  • Entrance Test 

Admissions to VIT are done through the VITEEE examination conducted every year.

  • Courses Offered

 The numerous programs at VIT are:

Discipline Programmes
Computer Engineering B.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering (Specializations in Bioinformatics/Information Security)
Bio Sciences & Technology B.Tech. Biotechnology
Electrical Engineering B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering, B.Tech Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
Civil & Chemical Engineering B.Tech. Civil Engineering & B.Tech Chemical Engineering
IT & Engineering B.Tech. Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech Mechanical (Specialization in Automotive/Production & Industrial Engineering)
Electronics Engineering B.Tech. Biomedical Engineering, B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering, B.Tech Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Placements

IOC, Britania, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, ITC, etc. regularly recruit students from the VIT campus.


Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) – Mesra (Ranchi) 

Bit Mesra has consistently been amongst the elite academic institutions in India, playing a pivotal role in both education and research. Established by industrialist and philanthropist B. M. Birla, it was elevated to the status of a deemed university under the section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

  • Entrance Test

 Jee Main is the entrance test through which you can secure admission at this institute.

  • Courses Offered

B.E. in the disciplines of Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering (Plastic & Polymer) and Production Engineering.

  • Placements 

Some of the employers that recruit from BIT, Mesra, are Amazon, Google, Yahoo, HCL, etc.


BMS IT, Bangalore

The B.M.S. Institute of Technology and Management (abbreviated as BMSIT&M), is a private engineering college in Bangalore, Karnataka, India affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. B M S Institute of Technology is

recognized as a Research Centre by VTU.

Starting out with six disciplines of engineering, viz., Electronics and Communication, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, information science, Civil Engineering, the college offers a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Science, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree, in addition to Bachelor of Engineering degrees in the five aforementioned disciplines.

Courses on offer


  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)(From 2003 – 2004).
  • Master of Technology – Computer Science & Engineering (M.Tech-CSE)(From 2014-2015).
  • Master of Technology – Machine Design (M.Tech-Mechanical)(From 2014-2015).


  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) (From 2010 – 2011)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)
  • Computer Science & Engineering (From 2002 – 2003)
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering (From 2002 – 2003)
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (From 2002 – 2003)
  • Mechanical Engineering (From 2002 – 2003)
  • Telecommunication Engineering (From 2002 – 2003)
  • Information Science & Engineering (From 2010 – 2011)
  • Civil & Engineering (From 2013 – 2014)


PSG College of Technology – Coimbatore 

The PSG College of Technology is a government-aided autonomous institution affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. It is spread over 45 acres of land, which is economically utilized for the college, hostels, staff quarters, play fields and gardens. With an ISO 9000:2008 certification, the institute was established in the year 1951 to encourage entrepreneurship among students and offer world-class engineering education.

  • Entrance Test 

The admission to this college is through a Single Window Counselling by Anna University, Chennai.

  • Courses Offered                                                 

BE courses in various disciplines of engineering viz. Automobile, Biotechnology, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, IT, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Production, Mechanical (Sandwich), Electrical & Electronics (Sandwich), Production Engineering (Sandwich), Robotics & Automation, Textile Technology, Bio-Medical, Fashion Technology and Instrumentation & Control Engineering.

  • Placements

 PSG has an independent placement office facilitating campus recruitment for MNCs & National Companies. More than 90 reputed National & Multi-National Companies visit PSG for campus recruitment annually. 


MIT Pune-Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune 

Established in 1983, MIT is among the top engineering colleges in India. With a total of 400 computers connected with fibre-optic backbone networks and server-client technology, it has managed to develop an e-campus with a state-of-the-art Internet Centre. The college also has its own cricket, football, and volleyball grounds.

  • Entrance Test 

The candidate has to clear the MAHCET or JEE Main to get into MIT, Pune.

  • Courses Offered

 MIT offers Engineering courses in the disciplines of Civil, Mechanical, Mechanical (Sandwich), Electronics & Telecommunication, Petro Chemical, Polymer, Petroleum, IT and Computer Engineering.

  • Placements

 Top organizations like Cognizant and TCS are regular visitors and recruit a large number of students every year.


National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysore 

With an aim to impart state-of-the-art engineering education, NIE was started in the year 1946 and is one of the oldest and top engineering colleges in India. It has been ranked 27th by Outlook Magazine among the top 50 Private engineering colleges in India and 1st among the private-aided engineering institutes in State. The college has a student strength of around 3,000 and is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University.

  • Entrance Test

 Admissions at NIE are according to the rules of the Karnataka Examinations Authority and COMEDK. 

  • Courses Offered

UG courses in the disciplines of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Industrial & Production, Computer Science & Engineering and Information Science & Engineering.

  • Placements 

Accenture Services, CISCO Systems, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Siemens, Sony, etc. are regular visitors for their recruitment needs.


Manipal Institute of Technology, Udupi – Karnataka 

MIT is affiliated to various universities in South India and has collaborations with more than fifteen foreign universities. MIT has an A+ category rating from the Institute by MHRD, India. Its aim is to be a world-class technical institution fostering innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit. The college’s global alumni network includes industry luminaries like Satya Nadella (CEO, Microsoft), Rajeev Suri (CEO, Nokia) and Anant J Talaulicar (MD Cummins India Ltd) among others. It is one of the top private engineering colleges in the country.

  • Entrance Test

 Admissions are by rank in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET).

  • Courses Offered 

MIT offers 16 programs of study at the B.Tech level. These include the streams of Aeronautical, Automobile, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Chemical, Civil, Computer & Communication, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Industrial & Production, IT, Instrumentation & Control, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Print & Media Technology.

  • Placements 

Some of the regular employers that recruit from MIT on a regular basis include Amazon, Mahindra, Samsung, Supernova, etc.

RV College of Engineering, Bangalore 

Established in 1963, the RV College of Engineering today is one of the earliest self-financing engineering colleges in the country. Run by the non-profit Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust (RSST); its classrooms are equipped with multimedia projectors and internet facility. All academic blocks also have secured Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • Entrance Test 

Out of the total seats, 45% are for the CET conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), 30% are for the CET conducted by COMED-K, and 25% by management, all by merit.

  • Courses Offered 

The Programmes at the UG level are in the disciplines of Aeronautical, Biotechnology, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer & Communication, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, IT, Industrial & Production, Instrumentation & Control, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Print & Media.

  • Placements

RV college has a well-organized placement team headed by the Associate Director. On an average, over 125 employers visit RV College, for campus placements & internship recruitment every year.

Ansal University, Gurgaon


Ansal University (AU) established in 2012 under the Haryana Private Universities Act 2006 (previously known as Ansal Institute of Technology) which was a private college situated in Sushant Lok II, Sector 55, Gurgaon, National Capital Region (NCR), India. AIT was affiliated with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and was established in August 2000 under the Chiranjiv Charitable Trust. Now it has become a private university, Ansal University. Sushant School of Art and Architecture is also on the same campus.

Ansal University offers the following courses in engineering:

  • School of Engineering & Technology (SET)

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)—for a duration of four years

  • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Master of Technology (M.Tech)—for a duration of Two years

  • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)

There are grounds for football, volleyball, cricket, tennis and a basketball court on the campus. Provisions for indoor games like carom and table tennis are available. The campus has lush greenery throughout the year.

YMCA, Ghaziabad


YMCA University of Science and Technology (YMCA UST), formerly YMCA Institute of Engineering (YMCA IE), is a state university located in Faridabad, in the state of Haryana, India. It was established in 1969. National Assessment and Accreditation Council, an autonomous body funded by the UGC, has accredited the University with ‘A’ Grade. The campus of the YMCA University of Science and Technology is located in the sprawling Faridabad-Ballabgarh Industrial complex, on NH-2 about 30miles from the capital Delhi.

YMCA University hold four year undergraduate B.Tech courses in several Engineering fields. Admission is through counseling conducted by the Haryana State Technical Education Society (HSTES). It also offers two year M.Tech and Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses. Admission is preferably through the Common Admission Test (CAT) or Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), but first class engineering graduates are also considered.

YMCA University has separate hostels for girls (four wings) and boys (4 wings : Zakir Hussain Hall, Nehru Hall, Tagore Hall).

 Shobhit University, NOIDA

Shobhit University (Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology) was established at Meerut, Delhi NCR, India by NICE Society (established 1989) in 2006 and is accredited by National Accreditation & Assessment Council (NAAC) of India. Shobhit University is a research-intensive university that shares the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research. It is ranked as one among the top twenty five self-financed multi-disciplinary universities in India. The University campus at Meerut is set on the Delhi-Meerut-Dehradun National Highway (NH-58). Shobhit University, Meerut is Ranked 1st in Research Productivity among Private Universities based on Citation/Paper.* The university undertook teaching and research as essential ingredients of its activities with emphasis on research productivity, innovations in teaching and progress in emerging areas through its Post-Graduate and Doctoral programs.

Courses Offered

  • School and Engineering & Technology

B.Tech | M.Tech | BCA | MCA | B.Sc (Honours) | M.Sc | Polytechnic | M.Phil | Ph.D.

Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College

Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College (AKGEC) is an engineering college located in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. The college is affiliated to Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow. The college was founded in 1998 and is approved by AICTE. The college offers Bachelor of Technology courses in seven disciplines. At the post-graduate level, the college offers MCA and Master of Technology courses in six engineering disciplines. The college has consistently maintained excellent academic results and placements. It is the first and only college in UP to receive the Academic Excellence Award for the Best Engineering College in UPTU from His Excellency, the Governor of UP for two successive years. The college is accredited by NAAC and NBA.


  • Library equipped with an invaluable collection of over 7,500 titles and 76,000 volumes of text and reference books, reputed e-journals and multi-media resources.
  • Departmental and hostel libraries, State-of-the-art computing facilities networked through broadband for Internet access and Wi-Fi for 24 x 7 with 150 Mbps fibre optic connectivity.
  • Separate hostels for boys and girls providing well furnished accommodation for 1500 students; each hostel having its own mess and dining hall, gymnasium, TV room, library, playgrounds, recreation room, adequate power backup, solar water heating system, round-the-clock security and full-time resident wardens.
  • Well equipped departmental laboratories with the latest equipment as per the requirements of the curriculum.

Some extra and co-curriculum activities are organized through the joint efforts of the various technical, literary and cultural societies of the college.

 Krishna Institute of Engineering, Ghaziabad


Krishna Institute Of Engineering And Technology (KIET) is a private engineering institute affiliated to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, situated in the Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region of India 30 km from Delhi. The institute is ISO certified and NBA accredited. The institute was started in 1998 under the aegis of the Krishna Charitable Trust. It consists of 10 academic departments with a focus on education in engineering, sciences, pharmacy and management. This college is known mainly for outstanding results in overall academic performance in all AKTU colleges because of its overall development of students.

The college imparts NBA accredited undergraduate courses in six streams of engineering. It is ISO 9001:2008 and NAAC accredited with Grade ‘A’. The institute offers the some postgraduate programs leading to a master’s degree.

  SRM, Chennai

SRM Institute of Science and Technology,  formerly SRM University, is a deemed university located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1985 as SRM Engineering College in Kattankulathur, under University of Madras. It has 8 campuses, 4 in Tamil Nadu-Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani, Tiruchchirappalli and others in Delhi NCR, Sonepat, Gangtok and Amaravati.

SRM Institute of Science and Technology is approved by the University Grants Commission and is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has been given an overall A Grade by NAAC. Some programs in SRM Institute of Science and Technology are accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

 LNCT, Bhopal

The Lakshmi Narain College of Technology (abbreviated LNCTB or LNCT Bhopal) is a technology-oriented institute of higher education established by LNCT Group of Colleges. Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Bhopal (formerly LNCT) is one of the first private engineering colleges in Madhya Pradesh.

The college is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal, the technical university of Madhya Pradesh for engineering courses, Barkatullah University (BU), Bhopal for management and pharmacy courses and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).

LNCT offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across disciplines in engineering, management, computer applications, and pharmacy. For the undergraduate curriculum, admission to the B.E. is done through the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) counselling followed by Directorate of Technical Education Madhya Pradesh Government. For the postgraduate curriculum, admission to the M.Tech programmes are through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Admission in other courses are through a state-level entrance test.

LNCT Bhopal has been hosted the Indian Language Conference.  LNCT Bhopal has tie-ups with Elite Football League of India for EFLI University League.

 BIT, Mesra

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT Mesra) is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act. It was established in the year 1955 at Mesra, Ranchi in the state of Jharkhand. BIT functions under the control of a Board of Governors, comprising representatives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, the UGC, the State Government, the Chancellor, the A.I.C.T.E., the Hindustan Charity Trust and the Institute Faculty. BIT Mesra is a member of the EAGER – NetWiC Project of the ASIA LINK programme of the European Commission for establishing an academic network of Higher Education in the field of wireless and mobile communication between five partner universities.

Admissions for BIT Mesra are based on All India level exams in respective fields. Every year students are admitted strictly based on Merit assessed by All India Rank(AIR) in JEE-Main-CSAB and AIPMT for its UG courses.

BIT has 21 academic departments. It offers undergraduate BE/B.Tech degrees and ME/MTech degrees in the various engineering departments. MSc degrees are offered in applied sciences and B.Pharm/M.Pharm. in pharmaceutical sciences.


 MS Ramaiah, Bangalore

Ramaiah Institute of Technology (RIT), formerly M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), is an autonomous private engineering college located in Bangalore, Karnataka and is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University headquartered at Belgaum, Karnataka, India. The college was established in 1962. Since August 2007, RIT has been academically autonomous for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs. RIT offers undergraduate and graduate courses of study and research including Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Technology, Master of Business Administration and offers programs leading to award of PhD in various disciplines. RIT is also a research centre in 12 areas including engineering and management disciplines. RIT is the only engineering college in Bangalore that is autonomous for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The institute has academic alliances with Intel, IBM, Schneider Electric, JSW Steel, Cognizant, EMC Nokia and other multinationals.

RIT offers Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) at the Under Graduate level. The Program spans over 4 years and is offered in 12 different branches. The Course structure is designed by the faculty of the college with the consultation of the faculty at VTU and IISc.

PES IT, Bangalore

People’s Education Society Institute of Technology, Bangalore South Campus or PESIT South Campus ( formerly called the PES School of Engineering or PESSE) is a private co-educational engineering college on RK Road, Bangalore, India. PESIT South Campus was established in 2005 and is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and is accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). PESIT South Campus is located on Hosur Road and is about a kilometre from Electronic City. Located in the IT capital 7 India-Bangalore, PESIT South is the first academic campus on the IT Corridor of Bangalore City.

PESIT South Campus admits students to undergraduate courses on basis of their merit in the Karnataka CET or in the COMED-K undergraduate test(COMEDK UGET). Students are also admitted through a management quota, which does not place any merit requirements.

PESIT South offers full-time, four-year undergraduate (Bachelor of Engineering) programs.