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Team Careers360|Dec 9, 2023
NEW DELHI: IIT BHU, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee along with, Amrita University, BITS Pilani, MIT Manipal, NIT Surathkal, NIT Tiruchirappally, SRM Institute of Science and Technology and VIT Vellore emerged as best performing institutions in Careers360’s latest ranking -- India’s Best Engineering Colleges 2021.
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Among specialisations, IIT Kharagpur takes top honours in architecture while NID Ahmedabad is India’s best design institute in Careers360’s maiden ranking of architecture and design institutions.
Rating of engineering institutions
The institutions in the engineering domain have been ranked, using globally recognised performance indicators. A record 1000+ institutions qualified this year.
The institutions are split into three groupings depending on their status. Institutions of National Importance (INIs) fall into the first grouping. Central, deemed, private universities are part of the second grouping. The third grouping comprises state universities, university departments and affiliated colleges.
The rating for top institutions in engineering in the respective states and Union Territories range from AAAAA to AA+ based on quantifiable parameters.
The top rating of AAAAA (5As) indicate that these institutions perform exceptionally well. The next category is AAAA+ (4A+) which is reserved for institutions that have outstanding performance. Excellent performers are classified as AAAA (4A) institutions.
Top institutions - North zone
IIT Delhi, IIT-BHU, IIT Kanpur and IIT Roorkee are undoubtedly the best colleges in the north zone comprising Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Chandigarh; Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand with 5A rating.
There are 13 institutions with 4A+ rating in the north zone. They are: Amity School of Engineering, Noida; Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; Shiv Nadar University, Dadri; DTU Delhi; Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi; NIT Kurukshetra; IIT Mandi; Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar; IIT Ropar; Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala; IIIT Allahabad; MNNIT Allahabad; Punjab Engineering College.
IIT Kharagpur and IIT Guwahati share 5A rating in the east zone.
There are 12 colleges with 4A+rating in the zone that consists of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, A&N Islands and the northeastern states.
Colleges with 4A+rating in the east zone are: IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IIT Patna, NIT Jamshedpur, NIT Patna, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra; IIT Bhubaneswar, NIT Rourkela, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar; IIEST Shibpur, NIT Durgapur and Jadavpur University, Kolkata; IIIT Guwahati, NIT Silchar and North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli.
IIT Bombay and BITS Pilani account for the two 5 As in the west zone that has four states – Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Institutions with 4A+ rating here are: NIT Goa, IIT Gandhinagar, DAIICT Gandhinagar, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur; Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai; IIT Jodhpur, MNIT Jaipur and Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali.
The south zone that includes Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Puducherry has a large number of top rated institutions with Tamil Nadu alone accounting for five colleges with 5A rating.
The colleges with 5A rating in this zone are: NIT Karnataka Surathkal; Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal; IIT Madras, NIT Tiruchirappalli, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology and IIT Hyderabad.
There are 13 colleges with 4A+rating in the south zone.
They are: Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur; Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam; NIT Warangal; IIIT Hyderabad; University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad; Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai; Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai; Shanmugha Arts Science Technology Research and Academy, Thanjavur; IIST Thiruvananthapuram; and four institutions in Bengaluru -- BMS College of Engineering, New Horizon College of Engineering, Ramaiah Institute of Technology and RV College of Engineering.
Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of five colleges with 5A rating. Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh follow with two each. The number of engineering colleges with the top 5A rating has doubled since 2020 to 16.
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