Engineering is one of the most sought-after streams in our nation. Every year, we see a record number of applicants for the engineering entrance examinations, especially at the undergraduate level. These are highly competitive in nature. Hence, not everyone applying for the examination gets through to a reputed public university or an IIT.
Here is a list of top private engineering colleges in India in terms of placement options that any engineering aspirant can benefit from:
1. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT Mesra)
Birla Institute of Technology, popularly known as BIT Mesra, is one of the most reputed private engineering colleges that have been accredited by the UGC. It was established in 1956 and was granted the ‘autonomous university’ title in the early 1970s. It was ranked 2nd for private engineering by India Today in 2020 and ranked 85th by NIRF under the ‘Overall’ category and 66 under the ‘University’ category in 2020. It offers around 60 courses across 8 disciplines with education centres overseas in Oman and UAE. Conglomerates such as Accenture, Infosys, Adobe, and TATA Chemicals, among others, recruit graduates from this college with a median payscale of 10 lakhs, with the highest-grossing being 40 lakhs per annum.
2. Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu (VIT)
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu, is one of the highest-ranked universities that still grant admission based on their own formulated entrance exam. It was ranked the Best Private Engineering University by Outlook and has a NIRF rank of 15 among engineering colleges in India. It is a Grade ‘A++’ NAAC and is UGC-accredited, and has over 300 international partners. It is one of the most elite engineering colleges in India, with average placement packages surpassing 15 lakhs with the highest-grossing over 45 lakhs. Top recruiters include Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, PayPal, DE Shaw, Cadence Design Systems, etc.
3. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal (MIT)
Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal, is one of the most popular institutes that provide great research as well as placement opportunities for graduates. It was established in 1957 and has grown in stature ever since. It was recently ranked 4th for Private Engineering by Outlook in 2020 and had a NIRF 2020 rank of 45 among all Indian colleges. Top recruiters at MIT include Accenture, Amazon, Bosch, GE Appliances, Microsoft, Cisco Supply Chain, and Samsung, among others. The average pay package can be around 8 lakhs, with the highest-grossing well over 25 lakhs per annum.
4. SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram (SRM)
SRM University is one of the most popular private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. It is UGC-approved and has an ‘A++’ grade from NAAC. While the average payscale can range around 4-6 lakhs per annum, the highest pay package at the Ramapuram campus was over 50 lakhs per annum. The top recruiters for SRM include IBM, Infosys, Deloitte, KPMG, PWC, and Tata Consultancy Services A record number of over 625 companies have previously recruited from SRM University.
5. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneshwar (KIIT)
KIIT Bhubaneswar is one of the most popular private engineering colleges on the East coast. It provides world-class education at par with the NITs and IITs. It is UGC-accredited and currently holds a NIRF rank of 42 in 2020. It was also ranked 10th by Outlook in 2020. The top recruiters at KIIT include Accenture, Deloitte, Tata Consultancy Services, L&T, and PWC. The average payscale can range between 6 and 10 lakhs, while the highest pay package surpasses 40 lakhs for the top streams.
While most of these private institutions have their own entrance tests and admission procedures, they also grant admissions based on your national entrance scores. These are among the best private engineering colleges in India.