8 Engineering Colleges in South India apart from IIT’s

8 Engineering Colleges in South India apart from IIT’s

Outside of the IITs and NITs, there are several top ranking engineering colleges in South India with a ranking of AAAA+. Check them out here.


Engineering colleges in south IndiaA few weeks ago, we covered 8 Engineering Colleges in North India apart from IIT’s This week, we bring you the South India Edition. Given that there are so many top ranked colleges, we’re covering some prominent ones below. The list is in coherence with NIRF list of top colleges- 2017. 


1. PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Ranked 33 in the NIRF 2017 list, PSG College of Technology is affiliated with Anna University. Its programs are recognised in India and abroad. The college has strong international ties. Each department conduct at least one conference/seminar/workshop on a national or even international level. Faculty and student exchanges happen regularly. As well, PSG has joint research projects with universities and R&D institutions in India and around the word.

B. E. / B. Tech
: Automobile, Civil, Computer Science, Production, Robotics & Automation, Textile, Fashion, Mechanical and more.
M. E. / M. Tech: Automative, Communications System, Embedded Systems, Energy Engineering, Product Design and Commerce, Structural Engineering, Virtual Prototyping, Nanotechnology, Biometrics and Cyber Technology.
MBA and MCA also offered.

B.E. / B. Tech: TNEA
M.E. – GATE preferred, then TANCET
MBA – Entrance Test Score Merit List

Companies include Adobe Systems, Ernst & Young, GE, Intel India, Tommy Hilfiger, Unisys, and KPMG. Average placement for undergraduate students is 75% and 40% for graduate students. Number: 172

Median Salary: Rs. 3,50,000

2. Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA University), Thanjavur

Ranked 25th in NIRF list 2017, Shanmugha College of Engineering. Since then, it has expanded programs to Arts, Science, Law and Management. Over 9000 students attend the university in a 2 million square feet campus. International collaborations with top universities and multi-national corporations, such as Virginia Tech, University of Cambridge, MIT – Havard, Facebook, Google, Siemens, and more.

B. Tech.: Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronics, IT, Mechanical, Mechantronics, and more.
Integrated M. Tech (5 years): Automobile Engineer, Bioinformatics, Medical Nanotechnology, Power Systems and more
M. Tech.: Automobile, Biotechnology, Construction Engineering, Medical Nanotechnology, Power Systems, Nuclear Engineering, and more.
Other degrees in Science, Arts, and Education: based on qualifying exam marks

B.Tech / Integrated M.Tech: JEE(Main) and +2 Marks
M. Tech: UG/PG degree program marks, GATE candidates given preference

Sastra University students are placed in top MNC’s like TCS, Microsoft, Amazon, Google to name a few. Number: 167

Median Salary: Rs. 3,00,000


3. Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai

Ranked 37 in the NIRF list 2017, Thiagarajar College of Engineering is a top institution affiliated with Anna University. It was established in the year 1957. TCE is funded by Central & State Governments and Management. The courses offered in TCE are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.

B.E./B. Tech.:
Computer Science, Civil, Mechnical, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Mechantronics, IT, and B. Arch
PG: MCA, Structural Engineer, Power System, Communication, Production, Industrial, Computer Science, Wireless Technology, Environmental and Control, Instrumentation Engineering. MSc. In Applied Math, Applied Chemistry and Material Science.

UG admissions:
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) process of Anna University.
PG admissions: TANCET/GATE score is required.

Thiagarajar College has a good placement record. Students are placed in companies such as Microsoft, VM Ware, Honeywell, Infosys, Zoho and Wipro. Number: 130

Median Salary: Rs. 3,50,000


4. College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University

The College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) in Chennai, India, is the main campus of Anna University. It’s the best engineering college in the state of Tamil Nadu and consistently ranks inside top 15 in India for engineering. It offers Over 34 programs in B.E. / B. Tech, 79 programs in M.E. / M. Tech, Architecture, MBA, MCA, Arts, and Pharmacy.

B.E./ B. Tech: Common engineering disciplines (Civil, IT, Computer Science), as well as Geo-Informatics, Printing Technology, Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering, Ceramic Technology, Food Technology.
M.E./ M. Tech: Solar Energy, Green Manufacturing, Multimedia Technology, Avionics, Polymer Science and Engineering, Coastal Management, Geoinformatics.

B.E./B. Tech: Rank obtained in TNEA (conducted by Anna University)
M.E./ M. Tech: BRank obtained by TANCET exam conducted by Anna University and also the GATE score.

Anna University has an excellent placement record. Top companies that visit the college include GlaxoSmithKline, Heinz, Indian Oil Corporation, Reliance Industries, Accenture Technologies, and IBM.


5. Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Amrita School of Engineering is a part of Amrita University. The college only started in 1994, and it is already one of the top engineering colleges in India. The campus focuses on eco-friendly and conservation practices.

Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, IT, Electronics & Instrumentation, Computer Science, and Electronics & Communications
M. Tech: Power Electronics, Automotive, Biomedical, Chemical, Computer Vision & Image Processing, Cyber Security, Engineering Design, and more.

Admissions are done through Amrita Entrance Examination – Engineering (AEEE) conducted by Amrita University.
M.Tech: B.E. /B. Tech with minimum 60% marks; Admission is based on Academic Merit and Interview or Entrance Test. Candidates with valid GATE Score are given preference

Excellent placement record with 99.23% of Engineering students placed by companies such as Ford, Infosys, Cognizant, Samsung, TCS, and Honeywell.


6. VIT University, Vellore

VIT University is ranked 13 in the NIRF list 2017. Vellore draws students from over 50 countries. Its programs are accredited by the Institute of Engineers in India. Selected engineering programs are also accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology from the US.

Animation and Design, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics, Life Sciences, Mechanical, and Production.
PG: Automobile, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Nanotechnology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Also offering B.Comm and MBA

All students have to write the online entrance exam conducted by the university (VITEEE). Over 1,93,000 students wrote the exam in 2014. For M. Tech students, preference is given to GATE candidates.

Reputed companies like Wipro, Cognizant, Siemens, Accenture, IBM,HCL,, iGate, i-flex, AIG Software, etc., have conducted campus interviews and recruited students. Number: 803

Median Salary: Rs. 4,50,000

7. International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B)

IIIT-B offers only postgraduate degrees – including Integrated M. Tech, M. Tech., M.S. (Research), and Ph. D. programs. Located in Electronics City in Bangalore, students enjoy a close proximity to top electronics and IT corporations like Infosys, Wipro, HP, and General Electrics. Only 150 students out of 5000 are accepted every year.

Programs: Students can specialize in Computer Science, Database & Information Systems, Embedded Systems, IT & Society, Networking & Communications, and Software Engineering.

Integrated M. Tech: Minimum first-class in 10 + 2 (or equivalent) with Mathematics with Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main). In 2013, admission offers were made upto JEE All India Rank of 18964
M. Tech: 65% in four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering (i.e. B.E., B.Tech., or equivalent). First class degree holders in 3-year undergraduate programmes followed by MSc with first class in any of the physical sciences, or an MCA degree with first class, can also apply. In 2013, admission offers were made upto GATE score of 535.

Placements: The institute has achieved 100% placement to date for M. Tech students from top companies such as Siemens, Xerox, Just Eat, Samsung, Cisco, and more.


8. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal

Established in 1957 in Manipal, Karnataka, India, MIT is one of the first self-financed colleges in India. Undergraduate students are guaranteed four-year housing in one of MIT’s twenty-one hostel buildings. Manipal University strive to set benchmarks for good environmental management. As a result, the campus is smoke-free.

B. Tech:
common engineering streams, such as Civil, Computer Science, IT, Automobile, and Chemical, as well as more specialized streams like Printing & Media, Aeronautical, and Biotechnology. offers
M. Tech: in over 20 streams, such as Thermal Power & Energy Systems, Astronomy & Space Engineering, Structural Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, and more.
The school also offers B. Arch and M. Arch.

Admissions: Based on score in the Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MUOET)

Placements: Companies like  L&T, Deloitte, Samsung, SAP, Tata Motors, Amazon visits the campus for placement. Number: 105

Median Salary: Rs. 5,00,000

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