Engineering is the most sought-after career choice in India. With increasing technological advancement across the globe, the demand for engineers is increasing like never before. Engineers can innovate and contribute to the betterment of society.
Southern India is a home for many engineering institutes, and it is rightly called India’s Engineering Education hub. In this article, we discuss top colleges offering engineering courses in Chennai. The state has about 136 engineering colleges that provide B.Tech, M.Tech as well as Ph.D. in engineering. Let’s explore them in detail.
|Indian Institute of Technology, Madras|
|About||Established in 1959 by the Government of India, IIT, Madras is an autonomous institute of national importance. It has been ranked as the “Best Educational Institute” under NIRF Rankings, 2020, and the ‘Top innovative Institution’ under the ARIIA. IIT Madras provides academic programmes of B.Tech. M.Tech. Dual Degree (B.Tech. and M.Tech.), MBA, and Ph.D. The institute provides ample research opportunities and has faculties of international repute.|
|Estimated Fees||Rs. 1.09 Lakh per year|
|Admission Procedure||The candidate must pass JEE Advance and secure at least 75% marks in class 12th exams (60% marks for SC/ST) from any recognized board in India. Admission to B.Tech courses is based on the candidate’s rank in JEE Advanced examinations followed by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) Counselling. At the same time, admission in M.Tech courses is made based on GATE score followed by Central Counselling for M.Tech Admissions (CCMT) Counselling.|
|College of Engineering, Guindy|
|About||Affiliated to Anna University, CEG ranks 8 in NIRF Rankings, 2020. The institute offers 18 UG, 35 PG (Regular), and 34 PG Self-supporting courses.|
|Estimated Fees||Rs. 2 Lakh per year|
|Admission Procedure||The admission notice is published in all the leading newspapers and the University website. The admission of students to all the programmes is through a Single Window Admission System, administered by Anna University. The higher secondary marks are scaled to 200, based on which the merit list/ ranks are released. Counseling is conducted based upon the ranking. While for Masters, GATE/TANCET rank is considered, followed by Counselling.|
|Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science|
|About||Formerly known as Hindustan College of Engineering (HCE), the institute was established in 1985 and was renamed as Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) in 2008. HITS is affiliated with Anna University of Technology and has been awarded Category II in All India Rankings by MHRD.|
|Estimated Fees||Rs. 2.87 Lakh per year
|Admission Procedure||The institute conducts its entrance exam for B.Tech courses, namely, the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Engineering Entrance Examination (HITSEEE). Based on the rank secured in HITSEEE, the shortlisted candidates are called for HITSEEE Counselling to select specific programmes and campuses. The institute also accepts Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) score for admissions in B.Tech courses.|
|SRM Institute of Science & Technology|
|About||Formerly known as SRM University, the SRMIST has been accredited by NAAC with the ‘A++’ Grade, and the institute ranks 41 in the Engineering category as per NIRF Rankings 2020. The college has three campuses in Chennai, namely – Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, and Vadapalani.|
|Estimated Fees||Rs. 2.5 Lakhs per year|
|Admission Procedure||The institute accepts JEE Main score and conducts its entrance exam for B.Tech courses, namely, SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMJEEE (UG)). Based on the rank secured in SRMJEEE, the shortlisted candidates are called for SRMJEEE Counselling at the Kattankulathur campus.|
|Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology|
|About||Established in 1988, the institute offers 43 Under Graduate programmes, 21 Post Graduate programmes, and Ph.D. programmes in various disciplines. The Institution has been ranked 39th by NIRF and is ranked among the Top 5 Institutions in the Country for Innovation by ARIIA.|
|Estimated Fees||Rs. 1.7 Lakhs per year. Candidates who secure rank from 01 to 25 in the entrance exam are eligible for a 100% scholarship for the entire duration of the Course.|
|Admission Procedure||The institute conducts its entrance exam for B.Tech courses, namely, Sathyabama All India Online Entrance Examination.
(SAEEE). Based on the rank secured in SAEEE, the shortlisted candidates are called for SAEEE Counselling.