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Top Private Engineering Colleges in India 2021

Don’t worry if you not able to secure seat in IITs, NITs or Think beyond IITs? Here Are India's Top Private Engineering Colleges and its detailed information from courses, fees structure to placements.

August 31, 2021

By CoachingSelect


Best 10 Private Engineering Colleges in India

Engineering in India is a stream that is opted by a lot of students after completing their schooling. IITs are the most desired dream of engineering aspirants. IIT-JEE (Mains and advance) is one of the most prestigious top grade pre-engineering examinations given by the aspirants. One of the many reasons for this is the attractive salary package associated with the jobs available for engineering graduates. In JEE Main every year, total 12-14 Lacs student appeared for the most sought-after engineering entrance exam and only 2.4 Lacs qualified it. Now, total seats in IITs & NITs, after including all the Mathematics of reservation and quotas are just 45,000. Hence, for every 5.7 qualified students there is one seat. Even after including IIITs and Government funded technical institutes the situation just improves to one seat per five students.

Now, you must be wondering what happens to the remaining students? The answer is that they look for other available choices. So, there is nothing to worry if you are unable to crack JEE Main, instead know some other effective options. If you are appearing for JEE Mains and want options apart from IITs, IIITs and NITs; there are some private colleges that offer the amazing engineering programmes and provide good placement opportunities to their students.

In this article, I’m not covering BIT, DAIIT,IIIT-H etc. as all we know these college are actual think beyond NITs as if you can make it to these then you might not opt for NITs either by your choice or by any choice but not because of Rank in JEE Main. Here is the list of Top Engineering Colleges in India where you admit yourself by their admission test and not solely depend on IIT-JEE MAIN.


Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida was established in the year 2001 and has been declared as a "Deemed to be University" in the year 2004 is an educational institute fully backed and supported by Jaypee Group of Companies. In the pursuit of its objective, JIIT currently offers B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA and Ph.D. degrees. JIIT Noida is NAAC accredited with Grade 'B' and has received gold standard recognitions since its inception. It has signed MoUs with eight foreign universities for student/ faculty exchange and collaborative research. In addition to this, JIIT Noida has conducted and participated in 21 international conferences, 275 expert talks, 91 workshops and seminars with around 4450 delegates from around the world in the last five years.

The university has 6 departments- Biotechnology, Computer science & IT, Electronics & Communication, Mathematics, Physics & Material Science and Humanities & Social Science. All the courses offered by the university are full time. The university has its 5 campuses, namely:

  • Jaypee University, Anoopsar
  • Jaypee Institute of Technology, Noida
  • Jaypee Business School, Noida
  • Jaypee university of information Technology, Solan
  • Jaypee University of Engineering& Technology, Guna (M.P)

JIIT Noida is widely known as a Premier Technological Institute (PTI) for its individual student-centric teaching-learning processes. JIIT’ Noida's state-of-the-art, environmentally conditioned campus is spread across 14.9 acres. It comprises smart buildings with Wi-Fi connectivity covering the academic block, B-School-cum-research block, faculty residences, well-equipped modern laboratories and an intellectually stocked learning resource centre with books and e-resources that provide a pleasant and stimulating ambiance. It has three hostels each for boys and girls with single, double and triple occupancy.

Placement: Last Year, over 136 companies visited JIIT Noida to recruit 95 per cent students from all domains. The highest package offered was ₹40.63 LPA by Adobe and the average package was ₹3.0 LPA. Top companies such as Infosys, Adobe, Amazon, Microsoft, Directi, etc. visited the campus for placements.

FEE’s:  ₹10.51 Lakh | 4 years | Full Time there are scholarships also offer by JIIT for meritorious and indigent students like Full fee waiver for students taking admission in the 4-year UG program with an overall All India Rank of less than 1000 in JEE exam conducted by CBSE. 

Cutoffs: Admission in JIIT is solely on merit basis from JEE (Main), Student can fetch CS up to AIR 60,000 and other braches up to AIR 1,00,000.

  1. Nirma University

Institute of Technology, established in 1995, is the flagship Institute of the Nirma University. The Institute is NAAC ‘A’ grade accredited in 2015 which endorses the quality standards followed in every aspect of education delivery. The university has eight constituent institutes, including Institute of Management, Institute of Technology, Institute of Law, Institute of Science, Institute of Commerce, Institute of Architecture & Planning, Institute of Pharmacy, Department of Design, Centre for Robotics and Automation, Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research, Centre for Continuing Education and Centre for Entrepreneurship offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs.

All the B.Tech Programmes are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) under Tier-I category. No separate entrance test will be conducted and admissions will be based on JEE Main or GUJCET scores. Out of the total seats available, 50% seats are filled by ACPC, Gujarat on the basis of GUJCET score. In the remaining 50% seats, 35% seats are filled by JEE Main score and 15% seats are filled by NRI candidates. Seat allotment will be done on the basis of the merit list based on the performance in any of the mentioned two exams. Shortlisted candidates will have to report for the document verification process and pay the required amount of fee to confirm the admission.

Placement: Institute of Technology placements cell conducts in four stages involving the pre-placement activities, career guidance, placement execution, and post-placement reviews. The institute also ensures that the students are industry-ready through its various workshops and seminars. In the year 2019, 50 companies visited the campus and placed 95% of the total registered students. The highest salary was recorded to be ₹16 LPA while the average CTC was calculated to be ₹8.1 LPA.

FEE’s:  ₹7.61 Lakh | 4 years | Full Time, they offered a scholarship on the basis of merit or top 50 students of any particular course and A MYSY scholarship which had been announced by the government for them whose annual income is less than 6 lakhs.

Cutoffs: Admission in Nirma University is solely on merit basis from JEE (Main) & GUJCET, Student can fetch CS up to AIR 19,000 and other braches up to AIR 38,000 in JEE(Main).

  1. Manipal Institute of Technology

Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal was established in the year 1957 as one of the first self-financing engineering college of India. It became a constituent institute of the deemed university- Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in the year 2000, which is known today as Manipal Academy of Higher Education. The institute is affiliated to Karnataka University, Mysore University, Mangalore University and Visvesvaraya Technological University. MIT, Manipal offers B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc and MCA programmes to the students. MIT campus is spread over 600 Acres. Hostel facility is available for its students. Additional campus facilities such as Academic Zone, Boys Hostel, Canteen, Computer Lab, Girls Hostel, Library, Medical Facilities, Cls. Room, Sports, Trans. are also there.

Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal is located at Udupi - Karkala Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka. Udupi Railway Station is 4.2 km away from the institute. Mangalore International Airport is approx 70 km away from the institute.Students can participate in the Semester Abroad Programme offered by MIT. Under this programme, students can spend a semester abroad studying with leading foreign universities. Additionally, some of the international partners affiliated with this programme include notable names like Curtin University, RMIT University and Ohio State University. The credits attained by the students in the international university are transferred to their domestic degree. Students need to get the minimum passing marks for the credit transfer to be possible.

Jaipur Campus: MIT has one campus in Jaipur as well and admit students from MET test, The BTECH Course fee for this college would be approx. 11,86,000 for 4 Years.

Placement: Approx 160 recruiting teams visit MIT Manipal for UG & PG campus placements & internship recruitment this year and  781 offers were received in B.Tech programme out of which 748 were accepted. The college has collaborations with many organisations like TCS “SANGAM” since 2003, EMC2 for Storage Area Network, Infosys for “Campus Connect” program, Quest India Ltd. for MS program in Mechanical Engineering, Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, etc. The main recruiters this year were Gears Mobility, ABB, Accenture, Accolite India, Amada India, Amadeus Labs, Philips Innovation, Shell Technologies, etc. The highest package offered in B.Tech programme was 22.38 lacs per annum and the lowest package was 2.04 lacs per annum

FEE’s:  ₹15.50 Lakh |4 years | Full Time, Candidates who have secured within the first 100 ranks of the respective merit list in the MET 2018 are offered 100% free ship.

Cutoffs: Admission in MIT is solely on merit basis from scores obtained in HSC and MET (Manipal Entrance Test)  exam, Student can fetch CS up to AIR 2000 and other braches up to AIR 39,000 in MET.

  1. SRM

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, is a deemed university located in Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India, near Chennai. It was founded in 1985 as SRM Engineering College in Kattankulathur, under University of Madras. SRM Institute of Science and Technology includes six campuses, three in Tamil Nadu — Kattankulathur, Ramapuram and Vadapalani, one in NCR Delhi, one in Sikkim and one in Amaravati. And there are about 50,000 students studying in SRM College.

The institute gained deemed status during the 2003–2004 academic year and was renamed SRM Institute of Science and Technology. It became SRM University in 2006 following permission by the UGC for 'Deemed to be Universities' to be called 'Universities'. In 2017 it was renamed back as SRM Institute of Science and Technology following the UGC request to drop "University" from the name.

Placement: The final placements at SRM Institute of Science and Technology concluded with over 600 companies visiting the campus since the placement season. All these companies together rolled over 7,647 offers to the students. The top 4 IT industry giants including TCS, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro offered a phenomenal 4,749 offers against last year's count of 3,020 offers. In addition to the final placements, companies like Pay Pal and Veritas made internship linked placement offers. The highest package offered in B.Tech programme was 41.68 lacs per annum and the lowest package was 3.5 lacs per annum


FEE’s:  ₹10 Lakh |4 years | Full Time, Students receive full 100% waiver of tuition fee, boarding, and lodging in the university hostel, and transportation. This scholarship is given to the students who came Top 100 in the SRMJEEE merit list, Top 1000 rank in IIT JEE (Main), District Toppers in each district of Tamil Nadu, State Board Toppers in HSC, and Exemplary Sports persons at National / International Level.

Cutoffs: Admission in SRM is solely on merit basis from scores obtained in HSC and SRMJEEE  exam, Student can fetch CS up to AIR 40,000 and other braches up to AIR 80,000 in SRMJEEE.

  1. University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) was established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. UPES has a sprawling 44-acre campus in the lush and verdant environs of Dehradun. The university takes pride in offering its students a world-class academic infrastructure, multimedia-enabled classrooms, modern research labs, playing fields, food courts, hostels and facilities for curricular and extra-curricular activities. Admissions at UPES are done through two categories - Exam pathway and non-exam pathway. For exam pathway, admissions are done through the entrance exams conducted by UPES while for the non-exam pathway, admission is done on the basis of merit or score in the national entrance exams. B. Tech and B.Tech LLB (Hons) admission is done through UPESEAT. Candidates can also apply for B.Tech on the basis of their JEE Main score.

Placement: University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Dehradun, saw a record placement of 100% for the year 2019-20. The placement began on a high note with 2228 placements and with 2733 offers from top-notch companies till 15 July 2020. Two of the students from Computer Science Engineering, recorded the highest placement of INR 44 Lacs and INR 30 Lacs for gaming company. School of Design has closed with 100 % placements in record time with an average CTC of INR 4.34 LPA.

FEE’s:  ₹16 Lakh | 4 years | Full Time, UPES is offering 6 scholarships of ₹50,000 to each student securing top ranks in the UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT). 3 out of these 6 scholarships are reserved for girl students.

Cutoffs: Admission in SRM is solely on merit basis from scores obtained in HSC and UPESEAT exam, Student can fetch CS up to AIR 10,000 and other braches up to AIR 20,000 in UPESEAT.

  1. MIT Pune

Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) is the first private Engineering Institute to be established in the city of Pune, Maharashtra. The group has spread its wings across Maharashtra with campuses in Kothrud, Alandi, and Loni- Kalbhor within Pune, along with Latur, Talegaon, Ambejogai, and Pandharpur.

Being the brainchild of its visionary founder, Prof. Vishwanath D. Karad, MAEER established in 1983, managed to craft a niche position for being a one-of-its-kind undertaking that focuses on value-based education. With more than 10 campuses in the state of Maharashtra covering almost 1000 acres of area, the MIT Group provides education in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Marine Engineering, Insurance, Distance Education, Telecom Management, Lighting, Design, Food & Technology, Retail Management, Masters in Business Administration, School of Government and also School Education.

Placement: MIT World Peace University (MIT WPU) provides placement opportunities as well as internships to all students through its Career Services. As per the information available on the placement drive of 2019, the highest salary offered was Rs 19.06 LPA while the average salary package was ₹4.28 LPA. Top recruiters includes Infosys, Wipro, ONGC, Reliance, Amazon, Microsoft, LG, Siemens, Accenture, etc. Career Services prepares students for aptitude tests, group discussions, personal interviews, resume building and presentation skills so that they perform well during placements.

FEE’s:  ₹12 Lakh | 4 years | Full Time, 100% Scholarship - MH-CET >99.75 or JEE Main >95* Percentile, 75% Scholarship - MH-CET 99.5 to 99.75 or JEE Main >95 Percentile and so and so forth

Cutoffs: Admission in MIT is solely on merit basis from scores obtained in MH CET and JEE Main exam, Student can fetch CS up to AIR 14,000 and other braches up to AIR 120000 in MH CET.

  1. VIT

VIT was founded in 1984 as a self-financing institution called the Vellore Engineering College. VIT campus is spread across a vast area of 372 acres. VIT is accredited by NAAC, Govt. of India with A Grade. VIT is also ranked by QS World University Ranking, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, QS and THE Asia Ranking, QS and THE BRICS Ranking, THE Young university ranking of the world universities and others. 10 engineering programs of Vellore and 4 engineering programs of Chennai campus are accredited by ABET, USA. VIT is the first institute of India to receive QS 4-Star rating in overall category and QS 5-Star rating in teaching, employability, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness. The university has four campuses, located at Vellore, Chennai, AP-Amravati, and Bhopal. All four campuses provide a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes to its students.

Placement: A total of 690 companies visited VIT Vellore in the annual placement drive of 2019. A total of 6180 job offers were made to the students across all the streams. Some of the leading companies that became a part of the placement process include Microsoft, Philips, HP, TCS and Bosch among many others. The highest placement percentage was offered in IT sector with 35% of the overall placement share. The highest salary offered was ₹41.60 LPA while the average salary package was ₹7.28 LPA.  

FEE’s:  ₹7.8 Lakh | 4 years | Full Time, Toppers of each State Board and Central Board - 100% Tuition fee waiver for all the four years. VITEEE rank holders of 1 to 50 - 75% Tuition fee waiver for all the four years. VITEEE rank holders of 51 to 100 - 50% Tuition fee waiver for all the four years. VITEEE rank holders of 101 to 1000 - 25% Tuition fee waiver for all the four years.

Cutoffs: Admission in VIT is solely on merit basis from scores obtained in VITEEE, Student can fetch CS up to AIR 7,000 and other braches up to AIR 53000 in VITEEE.

  1. Thapar University

Founded in 1956 with a campus spread across sprawling 250 acres, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, located in Patiala, has been a pioneer in engineering education, research and innovation. College has been accredited with an 'A+' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Offering pioneering courses in Science, Engineering and Humanities, the institute comes with UG, PG and PhD programmes. The institute has been ranked 210 by the QS World University Rankings in Asia region. College also has other campus in DERA BASSI, Punjab.

Placement: The placement session of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Thapar University) concluded with 994 job offers being rolled out by various companies. The highest salary package offered was 39 LPA. The average salary package offered was around 7 LPA. Top companies like Amazon, Microsoft and DE Shaw visited the campus for placements.

FEE’s:  ₹17 Lakh | 4 years | Full Time, Candidate must have secured more than 95% marks in 10+2 (First 35 students irrespective of the branch and JEE score in the first year) and so and so forth.

Cutoffs: Admission in JEE Main is solely on merit basis from scores obtained in JEE Main & HSC, Student can fetch CS up to AIR 674467 and other braches up to AIR 918970 in JEE Main.

  1. KIIT

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) offers UG, PG and Research programs in various disciplines through its different schools. KIIT was established in 1992 as a vocational training centre with only two staff and 12 students. The institute is in twelve landscaped and eco-friendly campuses of 700 acres (2.8 km2) in the temple city of Bhubaneswar. Each of the campuses is named after a river of India. Internationally, KIIT was ranked in the 291-300 band in the QS University Rankings BRICS University Rankings of 2019. KIIT has 30,000 students every year, the university offers about a hundred programmes in a variety of fields, including Technology, Management and Medicine. The institute has received an ‘A’ ranking by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Placement: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology or KIIT conducted its 2020 placement drive with the participation of more than 195 companies which provided over 4379 job offers. The highest salary package offered was 39 LPA. The average salary package offered was around 6 LPA. ‘Day-One’ campus recruitment drive this season generated about 1712 job offers from four companies: Accenture, Cognizant, Capgemini, & Wipro. Accenture is the top recruiter with 1030 job offers.

FEE’s:  ₹15 Lakh | 4 years | Full Time, The Institute also grants scholarships to meritorious and needy students every year. Among them, Pradyumna Bal Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two economically challenged but meritorious students and they are provided completely free education along with ancillary expenses.

Cutoffs: Admission in KIIT is solely on merit basis from scores obtained in KIITEE & HSC, Student can fetch CS up to AIR 5044 and other braches up to AIR 3200 in JEE Main.

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