The Best Places in India to Study Engineering (That Are Not an IIT)

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Jun 11, 2015 By Univariety

Now that all Engineering entrance exam results – at the state level as well as the national level – are coming to a close, the final event in what we like to think of as the engineering tournament – the much awaited and much feared counselling process is all that is left. While the venerated IITs are certainly the top engineering colleges in India, it probably wouldn’t do to pin all your hopes on them. After all, in a nation of over a billion people, 10,000 seats do get filled up rather quickly.

So, without much further ado, here’s a list of the top engineering colleges in India that are not an IIT.

1.    BITS Pilani


Founded in 1929, BITS Pilani, instituted by the Birla group, is the premier science and tech institution for those not aiming for an IIT. Located in Pilani, Rajasthan, BITS was instituted for the sole purpose of providing students with a sound technical education at a time when such knowledge was essential to our nation. Admissions to UG and PG programmes are through the BITSAT Engineering Entrance Exam, and they accept a total of 570 students. It is a purely residential campus.

2.    Delhi Technological University


Premier among the best engineering colleges in Delhi, Delhi Technological University was formerly known as the Delhi College of Engineering, and had, up until last year, its own entrance exam in the form of DCEEE. It now takes in students via JEE Mains, and admits 1546 students annually.

3.    IIIT Hyderabad


Focused as much on research as sound technical knowledge, IIIT Hyderabad , the best among the legion of engineering colleges in Hyderabad was instituted in 1998, just when the IT boom was in full swing, and the city was attracting a great deal of international attention. Admissions are through JEE Mains, and student intake is 210.

4.    Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi


Part of the Faculty of Technology, University of Delhi, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology is exactly as much of a top class institute that you would expect the tech chapter of such a prestigious university to be. The college’s academic offerings run the gamut of UG and PG tech programmes, and admissions are through JEE Mains.

5.    College of Engineering, Pune


Established in 1984, COEP handily beats all other privately and publicly owned engineering colleges in Pune in terms of both quality and stability of future. It has been an autonomous institution since 2004, and takes in students via Maharashtra’s local entrance exam, the MHT-CET, with an annual intake of 180 students.

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