#CareerBytes: Top private engineering colleges in India
Engineering remains the most preferred course in India after Class-12 given the vast prospects it offers. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are the premier public institutes to pursue engineering. However, there are many private engineering colleges in the country that also provide quality education. Here are some top private engineering colleges based on the latest NIRF rankings.
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) is a deemed university in Tamil Nadu's Vellore. It was founded in 1984. It admits students through the VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE). It offers around 20 technical courses at the undergraduate level, including BTech and Integrated BTech+MTech among others. VIT, Vellore was ranked the 18th best engineering college as per the Human Resource Development Ministry's NIRF 2019 rankings.
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (formerly known as Thapar University) in Punjab's Patiala is another top private engineering college in the country. The institute is deemed to be a university and was established in 2007. It admits students to engineering courses based on the JEE Main score as well as merit. The institute was ranked 23rd among engineering colleges under NIRF 2019.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Rajasthan's Pilani is one of the oldest and largest privately-funded deemed university. The renowned deemed university was established in 1964. Admission to undergraduate engineering programs at BITS, Pilani is based on the candidate's all-India BITS Admission Test (BITSAT) performance. As per the NIRF 2019 rankings, BITS, Pilani is at the 25th place among the engineering colleges.
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra in Jharkhand's Ranchi (BIT Mesra) is another top ranking institute for pursuing engineering in the country. It is a deemed university that was established in the year 1955. Students are admitted to the undergraduate engineering programs on the basis of merit assessed by the JEE Main rank. BIT Mesra was ranked 33rd among the engineering colleges under NIRF 2019.
Amity University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh is another popular and top-ranking institute in the country. It is a private university that was established in 2005. As per the NIRF 2019, it was ranked 35th among the engineering colleges.