B.E / B.Tech Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has evolved as the largest hub to produce automobiles and auto-components, textiles, leather products, light and heavy engineering, pumps and motors, electronic software, and hardware.  Many globally renowned companies have set up their manufacturing facilities in Tamil Nadu.  It is the home for over 70 Fortune 500 companies

With its new Industrial Policy, Tamil Nadu reaffirms its commitment to creating new jobs, improving labour quality, fostering innovation, and ensuring inclusive and balanced growth.

In view of the initiatives of Tamil Nadu Government, there is a great demand for skilled personnel in the years to come.  To meet such demand, many Engineering Colleges/Universities coming up in Tamil Nadu and as such the importance of Top Engineering Colleges/Universities has emerged for the eligible students to decide the best college for pursuing bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Tamil Nadu.

This article is intended to keep abreast of the information with respect to top Engineering Colleges/Universities in Tamil Nadu to enable the prospective candidates to decide without any ambiguity.

Rankings of Engineering Colleges/Universities is vital for the aspirants to understand which College is doing the best in terms of imparting education and suitable training in all respects.  So, these rankings help students to take a lead to find top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu State. There are several Agencies that award rankings to Top Engineering Colleges in India every year.  

NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework), a popular Agency approved by the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) to rank institutions of higher education in India based on 5 (five) Parameters – Teaching, Learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity and perception.  Hence, rankings awarded by NIRF assume importance to know the top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu to make a choice. The following table provides the same.

TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES IN TAMIL NADU - NIRF RANK BAND 1-200

Sl. No.

Name of the College/University

City

NIRF'21 Rank Band 1-200

01

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Chennai

01

02

National Institute of Technology (NIT)

Tiruchirappalli

09

03

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

Vellore

12

04

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Coimbatore

16

05

Anna University

Chennai

18

06

S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology

Chennai

34

07

Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy

Thanjavur

38

08

Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering

Kanchipuram

45

09

PSG College of Technology

Coimbatore

53

10

Satyabhama Institute of Science and Technology

Chennai

55

11

Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education

Srivilliputtu

56

12

Thiagarajar College of Engineering

Madurai

71

13

Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology

Coimbatore

78

14

Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT)

Thanjavur

81

15

Kumaragur College of Technology

Coimbatore

90

16

Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science & Technology

Chennai

93

17

Coimbatore Institute of Technology

Coimbatore

102

18

Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences

Coimbatore

105

19

Sri Sairam Engineering College

Kancheepuram

109

20

Rajalakshmi Engineering College

Chennai

110

21

B.S.Abdur Rehman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology

Chennai

112

22

Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences

Chennai

121

23

Mepco Schlenk Engineering College

Sivakasi

124

24

Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS)

Chennai

125

25

Government College of Technology

Coimbatore

128

26

PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research

Coimbatore

131

27

Sri Krishna College of Technology

Coimbatore

137

28

Kongu Engineering College

Perundurai

164

29

Annamalai University

Annamalainagar

167

30

R.M.K Engineering College Thiruvallur 170

31

Hindustan Institute of Technology (HIT) Chennai 171

32

Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College Coimbatore 175

33

St.Joseph’s College of Engineering Kancheepuram 183

34

Eswari Engineering College Chennai 189

35

National Engineering College Kovilpatti 191

36

Sona College of Technology Salem 192

TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES IN TAMIL NADU - 2021 NIRF RANK BAND 201-250

TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES IN TAMIL NADU - 2021 NIRF RANK BAND 251-300

Sl. No.

Name of the College/University

City

01

Academy of Maritime Education and Training

Kancheepuram

02

Panimalar Engineering College

Thiruvallur

03

PSNA College of Engineering and Technology

Dindigul

04

R.M.K. College of Engineering and Technology

Thiruvallur

TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN TAMIL NADU - TIMES SURVEY 2021

Times Engineering Survey 2021, an Optimal Media Solutions partnered with Avance India had conducted Engineering Colleges 2021 Survey and determined top Engineering Colleges in India, based on the following Parameters/Modules:

Module 1:  Desk Research

Module 2:  Perceptional Survey

Module 3:  Factual Survey

Module 4:  Analysis

The following table provides the rankings of top Engineering colleges / Universities in Tamil Nadu State based on All India Times Engineering Survey 2021.

Eligibility Criteria and process for admission in top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu.

Admission to 4 year Professional degree “Bachelor of Technology” (B.Tech) in top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu state is – A minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in 10+2 with main subjects as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.  Relaxation allowed as per Government regulations for reserved categories. 

Candidates seeking admission fulfilling the above criteria are also required to qualify in the following Common Entrance Tests:

1. Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA)

TNEA is an online counseling process conducted every year by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu for admissions in Engineering Colleges the Counselling and Admissions are based on Class XII percentage.

2. JEE Mains and JEE advanced

IIT JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is a National level Engineering entrance exam consisting of two stages – JEE Main & JEE Advanced. JEE Main is a screening exam to select the candidates who will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced, which will serve as final exam to select candidates for admission into prestigious IITs

While JEE Main is conducted for providing admission into BE or B. Tech courses in various NITs & other Institutions all over the country including few Tamil Nadu top Engineering Colleges/Universities, JEE Advanced is the criteria to get admission in the well-known Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). 

TOP TRENDING SPECIALIZATIONS/BRANCHES IN B. TECH OFFERED BY TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES IN TAMIL NADU

  • Automobile Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Food Technology

TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES IN TAMIL NADU -SPECIALIZATIONS OFFERED IN B. TECH 4 YEAR DEGREE

Details of Specialization offered in top 10 (NIRF ranked) Engineering Colleges/Universities in Tamil Nadu are furnished below:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  1. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering.
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Metallurgical Engineering.
  • Production Engineering
  1. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT):
  • Biochemistry
  • Computer Science and Engineering with Business Systems (in collaboration with TCS)
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering (Data Science)
  • ECE (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • CSE (Internet Things)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • CSE (Bioinformatics)
  • CSE (Block Chain Technology)
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • CSE (Information Security)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Production and Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical (Automotive) Engineering
  1. Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore:
  • Aerospace Engineering (AEE)
  • Chemical Engineering (CHE)
  • Civil Engineering (CIE)
  • Automation & Robotics Engineering (ARE)
  • Computer and Communication Engineering (CCE)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • CSE (Artificial Intelligence) (AIE)
  • CSE (Cyber Security) (CYS)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ELC)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MEE)
  1. Anna University, Chennai:           
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Rubber and Plastic Technology Engineering
  • Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals Engineering
  • Ceramic Technology
  • Textile Technology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Food Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Printing Technology
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  1. R.M Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • CSE with Data Service & Artificial Intelligence (in association with IBM)
  • CSE (Cyber Security)
  • CSE (Big Data Analytics)
  • CSE (Blockchain & IoT (in association with IBM)
  • CSE (Cloud Engineering & Dev Ops automation in association with Xebia
  • CSE (Business Systems in association with TCS)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  1. Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Bioinformatics Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Communication Skills Power Systems Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Medical Nanotechnology Engineering
  • Bioecology Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  1. Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Kanchipuram
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engienering
  1. S.G.College of Engineering, Coimbatore
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Robotics and Automation Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Fashion Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Textile Technology
  1. Satyabhama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai.
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical
  • CSE (Data Analytics)
  • CSE (Artificial Intelligence)
  • CSE (Internet of Things)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES IN TAMIL NADU FEES STRUCTURE AND RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)

Return on Investment (ROI) is a popular profitability metric used to evaluate how well an investment has performed.  In the undermentioned table, we have also added another column to show “returns” through the average annual pay package a student/aspirant is expected to get through placements (campus) from top IT and other Multinational companies in India, against the fees he/she payable to the top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu.  The following table depicts with respect to top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu.

Sl.No.

Name of the College/University

Govt/ Private

Course Fee (Rs) for 4 years

ROI(Rs) Average CTC

01

Indian Institute of Technology

Government

8.04 L

20.58 LPA

02

National Institute of Technology

Government

6.48 L

6.58 LPA

03

Vellore Institute of Technology

Private Deemed Uni

6.92-7.80L

7.38 LPA

04

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Private

Deemed Uni

11.70 L

5.8 LPA

05

Anna University

Government

2.20 L

5.0 LPA

06

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Private

Deemed Uni

10.0 L

4.2 LPA

07

Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy

Private

Deemed Uni

5.59 L

3.6 LPA

08

Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering

Private

2.40 L

6.19 LPA

09

PSG College of Technology

Private

3.52 L

4.3 LPA

10

Satyabhama Institute of Science and Technology

Private

Deemed Uni

8.60 L

4.75 LPA

Cut off Percentile of top Engineering Colleges/Universities, Tamil Nadu

Every Engineering College prepares its admission cut-off after taking into account various factors. Students who reach this cut-off percentile automatically will get higher chance of admission in that college. To access cut-off percentile of the top Engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu, please open the following link.

List of few major Companies who visit top Engineering Colleges/Universities in Tamil Nadu State for campus selections:

Some of major companies that visit Top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Microsoft

JP Morgan

The Nippon Telegraph and Telephonic Corporation

FIlipkart

Zomato

Indeed

Meesho

Suzuki Motor Corp

TCS

Wipro

Accenture

Cognizant

ITC

MRF

Franklin Templeton

Google

Honeywell

Capgemini

Qualcomm

Oracle

There are many other companies, which are not listed here also visit various top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu for campus interviews and recruit them.

 To Sum up:

Bachelor of Technology an undergraduate 4-year Professional course assumed popularity amongst many students who passed 10+2 with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as main subjects. Tech course is offered by as many as 552 Engineering and 37 Universities (including Deemed to be Universities) in Tamil Nadu, including the above top Engineering Colleges/Universities (2020 statistics).

The majority of top Private Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu offering various specializations are affiliated to Anna University and many others are top Private Deemed Universities.

Admission to the top engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu is processed based on the Common Entrance Tests viz., Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination (TNPCEE) . Few colleges also accept scores obtained in JEE Mains, JEE Advanced etc.

Students aspiring to pursue B.Tech course have a wide choice of specializations offered by all top Engineering Colleges/Universities in Tamil Nadu.

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Estd:1959

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
5
1 Reviews
NIRF RANKING
#1
Type: Autonomous
Facilities
Estd:1992

Academy of Maritime Education and Training

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
4
1 Reviews
NIRF RANKING
#251 - 300
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1992

AMET University

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
5
1 Reviews
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:2003

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
NIRF RANKING
#19
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1957

Avinashilingam University

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
NIRF RANKING
#84
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1988

Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1984

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology

Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu
NIRF RANKING
#102
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1984

Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
NIRF RANKING
#62
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1988

Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
NIRF RANKING
#201 - 250
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1956

Gandhigram Rural Institute

Dindigul, Tamil Nadu
5
1 Reviews
NIRF RANKING
#151 - 200
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1985

Hindustan Institute Of Technology And Science

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
4
1 Reviews
NIRF RANKING
#152
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1984

Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education

Madurai, Tamil Nadu
4.3
2 Reviews
NIRF RANKING
#39
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1984

Kalasalingam University, Virudhunagar

Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:2008

Karpagam Academy of Higher Education

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
NIRF RANKING
#151 - 200
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:2008

Karpagam University

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
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