18 Jun 2019
In India, engineering is the most preferred professional course among students after Class 12 because of the vast prospects it offers.
While there are several premier public technical institutes in the country, there are a number of private engineering colleges, including many top-ranking ones that offer top quality of education.
Here are the five best private engineering colleges in India and their details.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Rajasthan's Pilani is one of the oldest and largest private institutes for pursuing engineering and other technical courses.
The renowned deemed university was established in 1964 and it is one of the top ranking institutes.
Admission to undergraduate engineering programs at BITS, Pilani is based on a candidate's all-India BITS Admission Test (BITSAT) performance.
The Vellore Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu
The Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) is a deemed university in Tamil Nadu's Vellore.
The institute, which was founded in 1984, is one of the country's most popular colleges among engineering aspirants.
VIT admits students through its own entrance test, the VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE). It offers around 20 technical courses at the undergraduate level, including BTech and Integrated BTech+MTech among others.
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in Patiala
The Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology or TIET (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. Founded in 1956, it is also one of the oldest private engineering institutes.
TIET admits students to engineering courses based on the JEE Main score as well as merit.
The Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) in Pune
The Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) in Maharashtra's Pune is another good institute for pursuing engineering in the country.
It was established in the year 2008 and is a constituent institute of the renowned Pune-based Symbiosis International University.
Admissions to the BTech programs at the institute are done through JEE Main, Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET), and Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHCET).
The Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra
Next on the list is the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra in Jharkhand's Ranchi, popularly known as BIT Mesra, which is another top ranking institute for pursuing engineering in the country.
It is a deemed university that was established in 1955. Candidates are admitted to the undergraduate engineering programs on the basis of merit assessed by their JEE Main performance.