Most science students in India opt for engineering after Class 12; a career in engineering is preferred by many as it offers an exciting variety of job opportunities.
There are many engineering colleges in the country that offer high standards of education and many of them are located in North India.
Here's everything about 8 such top colleges, institutes, and universities for engineering.
Every engineering aspirant dreams of getting into the IITs
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are undoubtedly the most prestigious institutes for engineering.
Top IITs in North India are at Delhi, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Roorkee (Uttarakhand), Ropar (Punjab), Mandi (Himachal Pradesh). They offer Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree in various disciplines, including Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering.
The NITs are also among premier institutes for engineering
The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are considered the second-best institutes for engineering in India after IITs.
NITs in North India include those in Delhi, Kurukshetra, Hamirpur, Srinagar, Uttarakhand and Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Dr. BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar.
Students are admitted to the undergraduate BTech courses at NITs through JEE-Main.
About the Indian Institutes of Information Technology
Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are popular technical institutions in the country after IITs and NITs.
There are 23 IIITs in the country that are focused on information technology. The IIITs in Allahabad, Kota, Una, Sonepat, and Lucknow are in North India and among the best institutes.
Admissions to BTech at IIITs are based on JEE-Main performance and through Joint Seat Allocation Authority.
BITS Pilani, one of the most prestigious institutes in India
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Rajasthan's Pilani is a renowned deemed university founded in 1964.
The prestigious institute offers eight undergraduate engineering courses, including Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) in Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation, Computer Science, Manufacturing, and Integrated BE+MSc Tech (General Studies).
Admission is based on all-India BITS Admission Test (BITSAT) performance.
Delhi Technological University, one of the best technological universities
Delhi Technological University (formerly Delhi College of Engineering), established in 1941, is also among the most sought-after institutes for engineering in North India.
At the undergraduate level, the DTU offers BTech in various subjects, including Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Electronics and Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Biotechnology, Information Technology, and Polymer Science and Chemical Technology among others.
Admission is done on the basis of JEE-Main score.
About the popular Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) in Delhi, affiliated to Delhi University, is among most preferred engineering colleges in North India. It was established in 1983 as the Delhi Institute of Technology.
The institute offers Bachelor of Engineering (BE) program in subjects like Electronics and Communication, Computer Science, Mechanical, Information Technology, Biotechnology among others.
Students are admitted on the basis of their JEE-Main performance.
Punjab Engineering College University of Technology, Chandigarh
The Punjab Engineering College University of Technology (PEC) in Chandigarh is one of the pioneering engineering colleges in Punjab; established in 1921, it's among the best technical universities in North India.
It offers Bachelor of Engineering course in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Electronics & Communication, Material & Metallurgical, Production & Industrial, and Computer Science & Engineering.
Admissions are based on JEE-Main performance.
The Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in Patiala
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Thapar University) is a deemed university in Patiala established in 1956.
Courses offered include BE in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Electronics (Instrumentation & Control) Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Production), Mechatronics, and BTech in Biotechnology.
It admits students to engineering courses based on the JEE-Main score.