With the expansion in the IT sector, the demand for potential engineering graduates has increased, not only in India but all over the world. Engineering as a career option is highly preferred by students after class 12th. B.Tech or Bachelors in Technology is a full-time 4 years undergraduate academic course for students who want to pursue their career in the technical field. To secure a seat in one of the premier engineering colleges of India, students appear in various entrance tests conducted at national, state and university level – JEE Main and Advanced, BITSAT, SRMEEE, etc.
For seeking admission in one of the top engineering colleges in India, students need to get a good score in engineering entrance tests and must have completed their class 12th from a recognized central or state Board with at least 75% marks. Below mentioned are the most recognized engineering institutes of the country.
1. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
There are 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) running in the country located at various locations, namely Mumbai, Kharagpur, Delhi, Kanpur, Chennai, Guwahati, Roorkee, Bhilai, Dhanbad, Goa, Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Dharwad, Jammu, Patna, Varanasi, Ropar, Tirupati, Indore, Mandi, Jodhpur and Palghat. Each IIT is an autonomous body linked to others via a common IIT Council, which is responsible for their administration. The total number of seats in all the IITs, as of 2017 is 11,032.
All the IITs follow a common admission procedure and accept admissions for B.Tech course in all engineering disciplines via Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced. Students seeking admission in M.Tech programmes, on the other hand, need to get a good score in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam.
2. Birla Institute of Technology and Science, BITS Pilani
Being one of the premier engineering institutes, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) offers undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programmes in various disciplines, namely civil, mechanical, electrical & electronics, manufacturing, instrumentation, computer science and chemical. For seeking admission in any of the courses, candidates need to appear for the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) regulated by BITS every year. This university level entrance examination tests the candidates’ aptitude skills, English proficiency and logical reasoning.
3. National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
Governed by the NIT council, NITs are a group of federally-funded engineering institutes. There are a total of 31 NITs running in the country and are ranked among the top engineering colleges in India. Admission to undergraduate programmes in any of these NITs is done on the basis of a candidate’s Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains score. NITs also offer masters and doctorate level courses in various branches of engineering and technology.
4. International Institute of Information Technology (IIT-H)
Established in 1998, IIT-H is an autonomous university set up as a research institute which focuses on the core areas of Information Technology, like Electronics and Communications, Computer Science and their applications in other domains. The college offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and accepts admission based on the scores of any of these JEE Main, CLD/NK or Olympiad for B.Tech course. An innovative curriculum is followed by the college that further allows students to participate in research and technological development.
5. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
Founded in the year 1984 with an aim to provide quality higher education on par with international standards, VIT is a private university located in Tamil Nadu, India. The institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various engineering branches. Admission to any of these courses is done through VITEEE, a university level entrance examination which is conducted every year.
Seeking admission in any of these colleges is extremely tough and requires sincere hours of study and a good command over subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.