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Top Engineering Colleges in South India

Apr 2, 2018 11:56 IST

    South India is often termed as the hub of technical education, especially, due to the presence of several reputed engineering colleges in the region. Many top engineering colleges are located in South India, making it the preferred destination for engineering aspirants. But, with so many good choices comes the challenge of picking the right engineering college, which can help one become a successful engineer and build a bright career. If you are also looking for the right engineering college in South India which can cater to your passion and interests, Jagranjosh.com’s Engineering Ranking 2018 will help you do just that. So, let’s find out which are the top 5 engineering colleges of South India.

    5. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NIT, Trichy)

    The 5th spot in our list of top engineering colleges in South India goes to NIT Tiruchirappalli, also referred as NIT, Trichy. The college started its journey in 1964 as the Regional Engineering College and was accorded the status of NIT in the year 2003. Currently, it regarded as an ‘Institute of National Importance’ by the Government of India, which offers state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. NIT Trichy is ranked 228th in the QS World University Rankings 2018. In NIRF 2017 Engineering Ranking, it had secured the 11th position.

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    • Regional Engineering College established in 1964
    • Transformed into an NIT in 2003
    • Deemed as an ‘Institute of National Importance’
    • Ranks 228 in QS World University Rankings 2018
    • Ranked 11th in NIRF 2017 Engineering Ranking

    4. International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT, Hyderabad)

    Located in the HITECH City of Hyderabad, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, is a premier engineering college when it comes to IT and computer science courses. The tech school is commonly referred to by its abbreviated name, i.e., IIITH.  The institute was primarily setup as a research university focused on Computer Science, Electronics and Communications domains. Currently, it offers undergraduate, postgraduate and dual degree programmes along with a host of research level programmes for engineering students. In 2017, it had secured the 75th place among engineering colleges in the NIRF 2017.

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    • Premier research institute for IT and computer science courses
    • Offers UG, PG, and dual degree programmes
    • Ranked 75thin NIRF 2017 Engineering Ranking

    3. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (VIT)

    Think of engineering colleges in South India and the name of VIT University or the Vellore Institute of Technology will surely come up. This tech school is one of the most well known and renowned engineering colleges of the region. The vision of VIT is to make ‘futuristic technical education’ accessible to the students and ensure that they are job ready when they walk out of the college campus. VIT’s efforts in developing the scope of technical education in South India have been appreciated both nationally and internationally. Internationally, it was ranked 271-280 in the recently announced QS World University Ranking 2018, whereas, on the domestic front, it secured the 13th place among the top engineering colleges through NIRF 2017 Engineering Ranking.

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    • Aims to impart ‘futuristic technical education’
    • Ranks 271-280 in the QS World University Ranking 2018
    • Ranked 13th in NIRF 2017 Engineering Ranking

    2. Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad)

    The second position in our list of top engineering colleges in South India goes to IIT Hyderabad. Despite being one of the younger IITs, this institute has earned repute and fame in the technical education domain backed by its vision of becoming the ‘cradle for inventions and innovations’. Along with providing quality education in a diverse array of engineering domains, this tech school also promotes research and entrepreneurship among its students. This year, it has earned the 196th place in the QS World University Ranking 2018, whereas last year, it was ranked 10th among the top engineering colleges in India, as per the NIRF Engineering Ranking 2017.

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    • Aims to be the cradle for invention and innovation
    • Ranks 196 in QS World University Ranking 2018
    • Ranked 10th in the NIRF 2017 Engineering Ranking

    1. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras)

    IIT Madras, one of the oldest IITs of the country, has secured the top place in our list of top engineering colleges in South India. The institute has always been a flag-bearer of quality technical education in the country, especially in the Southern region.Since its establishment in 1959, the tech school has evolved to ensure world class technical education to its students. It is also home to IIT Madras Research Park, which promotes technical innovation among established companies and nurtures startups. It was ranked 264 in the QS World University Ranking 2018 this year. As far as the domestic scenario is concerned, it was named the best engineering college in India with the 1st Rank in the NIRF 2017 Engineering Ranking.

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    • One of the oldest IITs of the country
    • Home to IIT Madras Research Park
    • Ranks 264 in QS World University Ranking 2018
    • Ranked 1st in NIRF 2017 Engineering Ranking

    So, this was our list of top engineering colleges in South India, as per Jagranjosh.com’s Engineering Ranking 2018. Did your dream engineering college feature on this list? If not, find out where it ranks by logging on to www.ranking.jagranjosh.com.

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