Best Private Engineering Colleges in India

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After 10+2 if you have planned to take engineering and JEE did not go well for you, you might want to find some private colleges. But nowadays the conditions of the private engineering colleges in India is not so good. So, I have made a list of the best private engineering colleges in India.

The rankings are based on different factors like quality of education, placement, campus life, fee, location, faculties etc.

These rankings are solely according to my personal beliefs that I have gathered via different researches.

And please keep in mind that I have considered mainly the undergraduate course for this ranking.

1.Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani:

Unsurprisingly BITS, Pilani tops the list. It has been proving some excellent education since its foundation and probably the most popular private institute in the country. And the ‘Institutes of Eminence’ tag on it is very justified.

Location: Pilani, Rajasthan.

Entrance test: BITSAT ( JEE main or advanced score is not accepted)


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science

Fee: 1.36 lakh per semester (only semester fee excluding all other expenses)

Placement: Almost 100% (according to the official website)

Current NIRF ranking: 17 (in Engineering).

Some of the biggest names in the world like Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung and many more are a regular visitor.

BITS has other three campuses in Goa, Hyderabad, and Dubai(UAE). So I am not including them separately in the list.

For more information, you can check out the official website of BITS, Pilani.

2.International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad:

IIIT, Hyderabad is probably one of the finest institutes for Computer science. With good infrastructure and good quality education, there is no surprise that it sits 2nd on this list.

Location:  Hyderabad, Telangana.

Entrance test: JEE main, own separate exam.


  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering

Fee: 1.05 lakh per semester (only tuition fee excluding all other fees)

Placement: excellent (100%) placement.

Giants like Microsoft, Samsung, IBM, Google, Adobe etc. hire a decent amount of students.

Current NIRF ranking: 9 (Engineering)

The institute is known for its strict academics and offers other postgraduate and doctoral courses.

You can check out more on their website.

3.BMS College of Engineering:

It is another reputed institute situated in Bangalore. It is an autonomous institute under Visvesvaraya Technological University

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Entrance test: ComedK ( a national level entrance test)


  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Information Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Electronics
  • Telecommunication Engineering

Fee:  49500 per annum.

Placement: Impressive

Current NIRF ranking: 67 (Engineering)

for more info check out the official website


4.Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology:

Probably the best engineering college in Punjab after IIT, Ropar. Founded in 1956, this institute is known for its quality education. The 250-acre campus with beautiful greeneries is a joy to the eye.

Location: Patiala, Punjab

Entrance test: JEE Main


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electronics and communication Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Mechanical Engineering

Fee: 27500 per semester

placement: Impressive

current NIRF ranking:  20(Engineering)

For more detailed info visit their official site.

5.PSG College of Technology:

An autonomous, govt. aided private engineering college in Coimbatore. It is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.

Location: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Entrance test: Single window entrance by Anna University.


  • Automobile Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Sandwich)
  • Production Engineering (Sandwich)
  • Robotics and Automation Engineering
  • Textile Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Fashion Technology
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Fee: 52000 (tuition fee) per semester

placement: Excellent (a ton of companies visit the campus every year)

Current NIRF ranking: 33(Engineering)

For any other clarification, you might refer to their official site.

Some honorary mention:

  • SRM University, Chennai
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  • BIT, Mesra
  • R.V College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • IIIT, Bangalore.

N.B: Above rankings are solely based on different factors like education quality, placements, infrastructure, location, faculties etc. as analysed by the writer.

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