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South India – India’s Engineering Education Hub

Feb 10, 2016 09:00 IST
    South India – India’s Engineering Education Hub
    South India – India’s Engineering Education Hub

    The South Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have emerged as the top destinations for engineering education in India due too presence of large number of engineering institutes. In fact, Andhra Pradesh alone houses 704 engineering colleges, which account for 3, 40,007 seats.

    State wise Engineering seat distribution in South Indian States (2014 stats)

    State

    Number of Engineering Colleges

    No of Engineering Seats

    Andhra Pradesh

    704

    3,40,007

    Karnataka

    188

    92,376

    Kerala

    148

    52,211

    Tamil Nadu

    498

    2,36,417

    The above table clearly establishes South India as a dominant engineering hub with presence of highest number of engineering colleges and seats. While, the numbers look quite impressive, the region is also home to some of the most popular engineering colleges including reputed IITs and NITs as well as a host of top ranking private engineering colleges.

    Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai


    Backed by the prosperous legacy of colonial education, Chennai has always been at the forefront when it comes to technical education in the country. The city boasts of some of the finest and oldest engineering colleges of the country, which have evolved over the years to offer world class technical education that is not only academically sound but also in line with the contemporary needs of the industry. The presence of several auto majors in the city limits which earned it the nickname of "Detroit of India" has traditionally propelled engineering education in Chennai. The recent advent and rapid expansion of IT / computer technology sector have rejuvenated the engineering domain with the prime focus on service based technology domains. As a result of this phenomenon, several new engineering institutes in Chennai have come up that offer engineering courses on evolving disciplines and nascent topics.

    College Name

    Affiliation

    Qualifying Exam

    Awards / Recognitions

    Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai

    Autonomous

    JEE Advanced

    "Institute of National Importance" by MHRD

    Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai

    Anna University

    TNEA

    Grade 'A' accreditation by NAAC

    College of Engineering, Anna University

    Anna University

    TNEA

    NAAC accreditation

    SRM University, Chennai

    Deemed University

    SRMJEEE

    Grade ‘A’ accreditation from NAAC

    SSN College of Engineering, Chennai

    Anna University

    TNEA

    "Top Institution of India" by CSR

    Top Engineering Colleges in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad – the city of pearls; has been at the centre of Information Technology revolution in the country. With the presence of major tech companies like Microsoft, Google, IBM, Dell and Facebook; the city has transformed itself into the engineering hub of India. The same IT revolution has also escalated the need for trained and qualified engineers and technicians in the city to serve these global technology firms. To cater to this void, several new technology institutes have been set up in the city and old technical colleges have upgraded their curriculum and pedagogy to meet this new challenge. Top engineering institutes of Hyderabad are mentioned below.

    College Name

    Affiliation

    Qualifying Exam

    Awards / Recognitions

    Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

    Deemed university

    AP EAMCET

    Grade 'A' accreditation by NAAC

    International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

    Autonomous university

    JEE Mains

    Grade 'A' accreditation by NAAC

    Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Hyderabad

    Deemed university

    BITSAT

    Grade 'A' accreditation by NAAC

    Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (VBIT)

    JNTU

    AP EAMCET

    Grade 'B’ accreditation from NAAC

    Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

    Autonomous

    JEE Advanced

    "Institute of National Importance" by MHRD

    Top Engineering Colleges in Bangalore


    Aptly named as the ‘silicon valley of India’; Bangalore has its own special status among the students when it comes to Top Engineering colleges. In addition to being at the forefront of the Information Technology revolution in India, Bangalore has traditionally been a technology bastion with the presence of top technology institutes and firms like IISc, ISRO, HAL, NAL and National Institute of Design. The ongoing IT boom has certainly escalated the matters, leading to higher demand for technology professionals and engineers not only in IT but also in other engineering domains. Today, there are more than 20 top engineering colleges in Bangalore that offer quality and internationally recognized engineering courses. A few among them are listed below:

    College Name

    Affiliation

    Qualifying Exam

    Awards / Recognitions

    M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore (MSRIT)

    VTU

    KCET/COMED-K

    Grade ‘A’ accreditation from NAAC

    RV College of Engineering, Bangalore

    VTU

    KCET/COMED-K

    NBA accreditation

    BMS Institute of Technology and Management, Bangalore

    VTU

    COMDEK

    Ranked third in South India by Edu Universal Master

    PES University, Bangalore

    VTU

    CET/ PESSAT/ COMEDK/JEE Mains

    NBA accreditation

    Alliance College of Engineering and Design, Bangalore

    Autonomous

    JEE main/ JEE advanced/ KCET/COMEDK

    Awarded as Best Private University by ASSOCHAM in 2014

    Top Engineering Colleges in Coimbatore


    The ‘Manchester of south India’ has been one of the leading education hubs in South India. However, the city of Coimbatore has special recognition among the students, when it comes to technical education, especially engineering institutes. With traditional foothold over textiles, healthcare, manufacturing sector and information technology; the city of Coimbatore has emerged as the right place for engineering aspirants to pursue courses that are in sync with the contemporary needs of the industrial sector.

    College Name

    Affiliation

    Qualifying Exam

    Awards / Recognitions

    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore

    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

    AEEE

    NBA accreditation

    Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

    Anna University

    TNEA

    NBA accreditation

    PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

    Anna University

    TNEA

    NBA accreditation

    Karunya University, Coimbatore

    Deemed University

    KEE

    Grade ‘A’ accreditation from NAAC

    Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore

    Anna University

    TNEA

    Grade ‘A’ accreditation from NAAC

    Top Engineering colleges in Tiruchirapalli


    With its roots firmly placed in historical heritage, Tiruchirapalli has been advancing towards the modern age with the presence of several top ranking engineering institutes. Popularly known as the ‘Rock Fort City’, the district is famous is a major education hub in south India, especially for technical and engineering education. Since the colonial era, the city has been leading in technical education space. Post independence, the establishment of NIT in 1964 led to a chain reaction that resulted in setting up several new top engineering institutes in Trichy. Currently, the following institutes are termed as the best engineering colleges in Trichy.

    College Name

    Affiliation

    Qualifying Exam

    Awards / Recognitions

    National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

    Autonomous

    JEE Mains

    "Institute of National Importance" by MHRD

    J.J. College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruchirappalli

    Anna University

    TNEA

    ISO 9001:2008 Certified Institution

    Kurinji College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruchirappalli

    Anna University

    TNEA

    AICTE Approved

    Jayaram College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruchirappalli

    Anna University

    TNEA

    AICTE Approved

    Trichy Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli

    Anna University

    TNEA

    AICTE Approved

    Top Engineering Colleges in Thiruvananthapuram

    Along with being the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is the largest academic hub of the state, which attracts students from across the country. Traditionally, the city has been known for technical institutions that have helped it leave its mark on an international stage. The notable among them include ISRO, VSSC, IIIT&M, IISER and many others. Today, the city houses several engineering colleges that offer world class engineering courses, that help students fulfil their academic curiosity as well as setup sound foundation for a lucrative career.

    College Name

    Affiliation

    Qualifying Exam

    Awards / Recognitions

    Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

    Kerala University

    KEAM

    AICTE approved

    Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

    Cochin University of Science and Technology

    KEAM

    ISO 9001:2008 Certified Institution

    ACE College of Engineering, Karinkadamugal

    Kerala Technological University

    KEAM 

    ISO 9001:2008 Certified Institution

    Mohandas College of Engineering & Technology, Nedumangad

    Kerala University

    KEAM

    STQC Certification

    Trinity College of Engineering, Naruvamoodu

    Kerala Technological University

    KEAM

    AICTE Approved

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