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Best Engineering Colleges in Tamilnadu

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Looking for a definitive list of the best engineering colleges in Tamilnadu (TN)? Yes? No doubt this is a massively debatable topic and you’ll find multiple answers everywhere. To cut down your wide list of engineering colleges and to make your choice easier we have put together a number of lists according to common questions that students have. Please have a look.

Highlights about engineering colleges

Following are the highlights of engineering colleges in Tamilnadu:

Highlights about engineering colleges

List of best engineering colleges in Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu is the home to more than 1135 colleges which offers various UG, PG level courses in engineering.

Following are the 10 best engineering colleges in Tamilnadu (as per NIRF India Ranking 2021):

CollegeNIRF India Ranking 2021
Indian Institute of Technology Madras1
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli9
Vellore Institute of Technology12
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham16
Anna University18
S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology34
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy38
Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering45
PSG College of Technology53
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology55

About the best engineering colleges in Tamilnadu

In this section, we will introduce you with the explanation of some of the above-mentioned best engineering colleges in Tamilnadu:

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras was established as a result of the Indo-German Bonn Agreement in 1959. Known for its expertise in technical education, innovation, basic and applied research, entrepreneurship and industrial consultancy.

According to the NIRF Ranking 2021, the institute got ranked 13th in the governance category. The Minister of Human Resources and Development became the chairman of this Council.

Source: Top 50 Engineering Colleges in Tamilnadu by Tamil Bells

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli is one of the oldest NITs established by the Government of India. Established in 1964, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, also known as NIT Trichy, was earlier known as Regional Engineering College (REC) Trichy, which was run by a joint venture between the Government of India and the Govt. Tamil Nadu. In 2003, it received the status as a deemed university.

NIT Trichy has a total of 10 postgraduate departments, 21 postgraduate disciplines in engineering, management and architecture. The Institute also offers Masters and Ph.D. for candidates in all departments. NIT Trichy, ranked 9th in the NIRF ranking in the engineering category for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2020.

Vellore Institute of Technology

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore is a private university established in 1984. It is also known as VIT Vellore. The university is recognized by the University Grants Commission. It has been accredited by NAAC with ‘A++’ grade.

The university offers a total of 63 courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Vellore Institute of Technology accepts NATA and GATE scores for admission to B.Arch. and M.Tech. courses respectively. VIT Vellore collaborates with foreign universities. The campus has modern and upgraded facilities and infrastructure for students.

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Established in 2003, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AVV) Coimbatore is also known as Amrita University Coimbatore. It is a private institution and has been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is Accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham provides many facilities for students like library, hostels, cafeteria, medical facilities, laboratories, sports etc. It offers admission to 11 courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. Scholarship opportunities are also available to meritorious students.

Anna University

Anna University, Chennai is a public university established in 1978. The college has three regional campuses at Tirunelveli, Coimbatore and Madurai, 12 constituent colleges and 593 affiliated colleges (government, self-financed and government). Recognized by the UGC, the university is also a recipient of the much-coveted NAAC ‘A’ accreditation. The university offers 1 UG and 15 PG programs in various disciplines.


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What is the duration of engineering in India?

The duration of engineering course in India is 4 years for B. Tech/BE and for M. Tech it’s 2 years.

List of Tier 3 colleges in Tamil Nadu?

Some of the Tire 3 colleges in Tamil Nadu are – IET/Thapar University; Manipal Main Campus; VIT Vellore; SRM Main Campus; etc.

Is NIT Trichy a Tier 1 college?

Yes, NIT Trichy is a Tier 1 college.

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