3 Top private Engineering colleges in India

India has a lot of good Engineering colleges. Of course, the Government colleges are leading in terms of ranking and quality of Education but private colleges are giving them a tough competition. In this post let us discuss the three top private Engineering colleges in India.

The top private Engineering colleges in India

The three top private Engineering colleges in India are:-
1. Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
2. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
3. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
Let us discuss these colleges in detail.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

BITS, Pilani is the best non-government engineering college in the country. It is better than the new IITs and at par with the older ones.


BITS has three campuses in the country while one overseas(Dubai). Below is the list:-

  • 1.Pilani Campus

    Founded in 1964 Pilani campus is the oldest of all the campuses. Located in Vidya Vihar campus nearby the town of Pilani in Jhunjunu district. This town is located 220 km north of Jaipur and 200 km from Delhi.

  • 2.Dubai Campus

    Inaugurated in the year 2000 Dubai campus is the second oldest campus of BITS but the first overseas campus of any Indian University. Dubai campus offers B.E(Hons.) for Engineering aspirants.

  • 3.Goa Campus

    Inaugurated in the year 2004 Goa campus is the third campus of BITS. The campus is located 25 km from Panaji and just 5.5 km from Airport.

  • 4.Hyderabad Campus

    Hyderabad Campus was started in 2008. It is located in Jawahar Nagar, Shameerpet Mandal.


BITS is the leading institute in the country because it provides great placement to its students. There are certain factors which the management focusses on:-

    • A large part of the faculty is not only Ph. Ds but they are continuously involved in research related to new technologies and trends. This helps them to make the students market ready.
    • There is a special focus that students get not only theoretical but also practical knowledge. Students get to work in the industry as a part of their curriculum. This helps them relate their education to the real work done in the industry.
    • College helps the student better their soft skills as well. This helps in grooming their overall personality.
    • Another important factor for successful placement drive is the alumni base. Alumni actively involve in college activities. This helps in maintaining a very good relationship with the Industry.
    • There is a huge list of companies visiting the campus for placement drive. The organizations such as Google, Adobe, Amazon, HAL, BHEL, Facebook have visited the campus for recruitment.

BITS Pilani Academic Life

There is a very good pictorial depiction of Academic Calendar by the BITS(image source: BITS official website)

Top private Engineering colleges in India


BITS intake students into BE(Hons.)through BITSAT. BITSAT is mostly conducted in the month of May. The best part is that students get to know their scores as soon as they submit the test. While they announce the merit list at the end of June.
BITSAT tests students not only on Maths, Physics, Chemistry, but also on Logical Reasoning, and English.


National Institutional Ranking Framework, MHRD ranked BITS as the 13th best university in the country and 2nd best non-government university. While private magazines such as India Today, The Week and Outlook once again ranked BITS the best non-govt. Engineering Institute in 2018.

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore


  • Vellore Campus

    This is the flagship campus of VIT. College was founded in 1984 as Vellore Engineering College and then later changed to VIT. The campus is spread across 360 acres.

  • Chennai Campus

    Like other campuses, Chennai campus occupies 177 acres. Chennai campus boasts of sports facilities such as Athletics track, Badminton court, Basketball, and other facilities. The campus is located on Vandalur-Kelambakam Road, Chennai.

  • Bhopal Campus

    Bhopal campus occupies 150 acres and is located on Indore-Bhopal highway. The campus is located 68 km from Bhopal and the nearest Railway Station is Sehore which is 35 km from the station.

  • AP Campus

    AP Campus is located at Inavolu, Amravati which is just 2 km from AP Secretariat. The AP campus is poised to become one of the best campuses not only across the state but also across the country. It boasts of great infrastructure in a campus spread across 200 acres. In a span of just one year, the campus already has two functional blocks while three more will be functional very soon.


Placement is one of the most important factors for students to choose a college. VIT has proven its placement record time and again. VIT has a strong Alumni base which helps in maintaining a good relationship with the Industry. Companies like LinkedIn, Amazon, Codenation, TCS, Infosys, Accenture, Wipro visit the campus for recruitment. Placement Consortium is a part of the Social Outreach program of VIT. Through this VIT helps students from nearby colleges to get placed. This is great, isn’t it? the average salary for B.Tech students in 2017-18 was 5.75 lakh/annum.

Academic Calendar

Below is the Winter Academic Calendar 2018-19. Image source(VIT: official website)
Top private Engineering colleges in India

Below is the Fall Academic Calendar 2018-19. Image source(VIT: official website)
Top private Engineering colleges in India


VIT intakes students through VITEEE. VIT conducts VITEEE in the month of April. VITEEE tests students on Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and English

Fee Structure

VIT has divided B.Tech course into two groups
1. Group A consists of Civil, Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Group A Fee Structure:-
-Tuition Fee/annum is INR 1,73,000
-Caution Deposit(Refundable)(One-time payment) is INR 3000
2. Group B consists of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering
Group B Fee Structure:-
-Tuition Fee/annum is INR 1,95,000
-Caution Deposit(Refundable)(One-time payment) is INR 3000


National Institutional Ranking Framework, MHRD has ranked VIT as 16th best Engineering Institution in the country. Also, VIT is the 16th best University in India. India Today has ranked VIT as the 3rd best Private Institute while Outlook has not only ranked VIT 9th among all institutions but also 2nd among private institutions in the country.

Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal


The 600 acres Wi-Fi enabled campus is located in Udupi district, Karnataka. University has not only offshore-campuses in Dubai and Melaka, Malaysia but also off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore. Below is the list of the programs offered by different Campuses:-
Mangalore Campus – Medical, Dental and Nursing programs
Bangalore Campus – Regenerative Medicine
Melaka Campus – offers program in Medicine and Dentistry
Dubai Campus – offers Engineering, Management, and Architecture


Manipal intakes student through MET. MET tests students on not only Maths, Physics, Chemistry but also on English. Merit list is declared in the second half of May.

Fee Structure

B.Tech(CS/Computer&Communication/E&C/ Mechanical / Mechatronics) – INR 1,441,000
BTech ( E&E /Civil / IT / Aeronautical /Chemical/ Automobile/) – INR 1,441,000

Note – Apart from this there is a  caution fee of INR 10,000/- to be paid along with fees(first installment) but it is refundable.


Education World – 6th best private Engineering College in India
India Today – 16th best in all Engineering Colleges in India and
National Institutional Research Framework, MHRD – 39th best Engineering College in India

This is just the tip of an iceberg. There are so many great colleges in different parts of the country which are not only imparting valuable knowledge but also making lives of so many students. To get selected in a top college you need to have a good plan. Read this post Most Efficient way to plan Engineering Exam..

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