Vellore Institute of Technology is the highest ranked private engineering college in the country.

Tamil Nadu leads the way in engineering four institutes make it to Indias top 20 listPTI/ Representational Image
news Education Monday, April 03, 2017 - 16:10

22 out of the top 100 and four out of the first 20 engineering colleges in India, according to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry's India Rankings 2017, are in Tamil Nadu.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has topped the chart released by Centre.

Anna University in Chennai has been ranked eighth, National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirapalli has secured the 11th rank and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has been ranked 13th.

Following IIT (Madras) at top position are five more IITs: Mumbai, Kharagpur (West Bengal), Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, and Guwahati.

West Bengal’s Jadavpur University occupies the ninth spot followed by Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad at the tenth position.

The next ranked engineering colleges are two National Institutes of Technology (NIT) situated in Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu) and Rourkella (Odisha).

Vellore Institute of Technology is the highest ranked private engineering college in the country occupying the 13th position. Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai occupies the 14th position while IIT Indore is placed 15th on the list.

The second best private engineering in the country is Birla Institute of Science and Technology in Rajasthan at 16. 

IITs in Bhubaneshwar, Patna, and NIT in West Bengal’s Shibpur, Karnataka’s Sarathkal occupies the 18th, 19th, 17th, 22nd positions respectively. Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia occupies the 20th position.

Following Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra has the country’s second highest number (11) in the top 100 engineering colleges list, followed by Karnataka with eight top engineering colleges in the state.   

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (No.1)

IIT Madras was founded in 1959 and is an autonomous statutory organization functioning within the Institute of Technology Act. It is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 550 faculty, 8000 students and 1250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares.

Anna University, Chennai (No. 8)

It was founded on September 4, 1978. All the engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu were brought under Anna University in 2001 and in 2007, it was divided into six constituent universities and in 2011, all the engineering colleges were again brought back under the Anna University. It offers bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree courses in fields of engineering and sciences. Admissions in the university's Guindy campus and affiliated colleges are amongst the most sought after in the state.

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (No. 11)

The Institute was started as a joint and co-operative venture of the government of India and government of Tamil Nadu in 1964. It was aimed back then at catering to the needs of manpower in technology for the country. The college was later conferred with autonomy in financial and administrative matters to achieve rapid development. The institution offers undergraduate courses in ten branches and post graduate courses in 21 disciplines of science, engineering & technology besides M.S (by research) and PhD in all the departments.

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (No. 13)

VIT as it is popularly called, was founded as a self-financing institution in 1984 and conferred the University status in 2001. The University is headed by its founder and Chancellor, Dr. G. Viswanathan, a former Parliamentarian and Minister in the Tamil Nadu Government. The institution offers 19 Undergraduate, 34 Post graduate, 2 Integrated and 4 Research Programmes.


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