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Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Last Modified : October 17, 2015

The students aspiring for admission in undergraduate engineering colleges are required to qualify the JEE (Mains) exam and at the same time perform well in the class 12 exams. JEE stands for Joint Entrance Exam. This exam is conducted in two phases, so there is the JEE Mains and the JEE Advanced. The former is conducted for entrance in IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology), and CFTIs (Central Funded Technical Institute). And the latter is for the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology). JEE Mains has two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Students who qualify JEE Mains are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. So every year after the exams the CBSE announces the cut off list. In the year 2015 the cut off list for appearing in JEE Advanced was 105 marks for the General category. The JEE Advanced list is generated by the IITs. Tamil Nadu is the abode of the first Engineering College in the country and then again the state possesses the largest number of engineering colleges as well.

So here in is a list of top 10 engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu:-

1. Indian Institute of Technology Madras-

IIT Madras is one of the top notch engineering institutes in the country. For the students to avail admission in this prestigious institute they have to appear for JEE Advanced. However once again for them to appear in the JEE Advanced they have to qualify the JEE Mains. Then again there are two rounds which decide about their branch selection. And then again there is different cut off for the General, OBC as well as SC/ST. For the Aerospace Engineering for GEO 936 is final cut off. However for the Electrical engineering the cut off are 32. IIT Madras is known for the best placement drives, sophisticated analytical instruments and the elite research possibilities.

IIT Madras Courses offered

Detailed Fee Structure of IIT Madras

IIT Madras Lawn

2. VIT University Vellore-

VIT University Vellore is known for its AAAA+ ranking. For the undergraduate engineering degree programs the students needs to appear in the VIT engineering Entrance Examination. This exam is conducted in India as well as abroad. The students need to keep a tab on the website notification as well as leading newspapers for availing the application form. On the basis of the VITEEE rank the students are called for counseling. The candidates who secure 60-70 marks out of 120 have a chance of being called for the counseling in Phase 1. It might be the infrastructure or the placement drives or the industrial visits, each of these ensure that it is one of the deemed university.

VIT Courses offered

VIT fee structure

VIT Arial View

3. Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai-

Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai is an ISO 9001:2008 certified institute. It is affiliated to the Anna University. It has AAAA+ ranking. For the students to avail admission in this college the marks in Higher Secondary Examination which is conducted by the Department of Education, Tamil Nadu is utilised. The cut off marks for each of the branch differed with respect to the criteria of SC, ST, and OC, BC etc. The cut off marks for the OC for the Civil Engineering branch was 198 and for the Mechanical Engineering were 196.75 for the year 2014. The college is known for its academic research, various Post Graduate and Doctoral programmes and Thiagarajar Advanced Research Centre.

TCE College's Courses

Detailed fees of TCE College

TCE Building

4. SRM University, Chennai-

SRM University is known for its state of the art infrastructure and facilities. In order to get admission in this University the students need to qualify the SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMJEEE) which is conducted by the SRM University. The candidates short listed are then invited for counseling for the admission. The SRMJEEE are conducted online as well as offline. For each of the branches there are different cut offs based on the criteria set up each year by the institute. Hence for the Electronics and Communication Engineering the cut off was 4300 while for the Mechatronics Engineering it was 9000. The university is known for its number of research projects, excellent facilities provided to the students and the comprehensive library it has.

Taking admission in SRM ? Here is the courses list

SRM University fee strucutre

SRM Entrance Gate

5. Sastra University, Thanjavur-

Sastra University is one of the deemed university of Tamil Nadu. It has a sprawling campus and well equipped infrastructure. The state of the art facilities, well equipped library and best computing facilities and teaching learning process are its salient features. And yet again the research facilities and various programs offered by it ensure good educational awareness for students. It is also known for its placement drives. It has been accredited with Grade A by NAAC. In order for the students to get admission in the undergraduate engineering college they need to clear the JEE Mains exam. There is also the weightage of +2 marks which is 75%.

Sastra University Courses offered

Sastra University Fee Structure

Sastra University Entrance

6.  PSG College of Technology Coimbatore-

PGS College of technology is known for its state of the art facilities, research programs, Industrial Institute and Partnership cells. The college is well associated with a number of Research and Development Institute. For the students to get admission in this college the procedure is through the single window counseling pursued by the Anna University Chennai. It is based on the rankings and marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The cut off for the year 2015 was 199. 75.

PSG College Offered Courses

Detailed fee structure of PSG College

PSG Building

7. National Institute of Technology,Tiruchirappalli-

The National Institute of Technology is known for its excellent infrastructure, comprehensive library, and campus placement programs. The students can avail admission to the college with the aid of Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The admission is also based on the 12+ marks. For each of the course there are different cut offs based on the category of OPO or OPC. For the chemical engineering branch the cut for OPO was 2628 and 11679 respectively. And for the Production Engineering branch it was 10070 and 20080 respectively.

NIT Trichy Courses 

NIT Trichy Fee structure

NIT Trichy Entrance

8. College of Engineering, Anna University,Chennai-

The College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai is known for excellent academics, close ties with industry and excellent research practices. The placement cell and world class facilities ensure it the competitive edge. In order to get admission in the college the candidates need to appear in the TNEA exam which is the entrance exam. The cut off marks for different colleges were varied in accordance with the categories and branch. So for the year 2014 for OC the cut off mark was 175.

Engineering Courses offered by COE 

Detailed Fee Structure of COE Chennai

COE Entrance

9. Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore-

The Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore is known for its excellent infrastructure, state of the art facilities and well equipped library. It has been awarded with Grade ‘A’ by the NAAC team. The college conducts its entrance exam every year. The allotment of seats is based on the ranks.

ASE Courses Available

ASE Fee Structure

10. SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam-

SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam is known for its sprawling campus, number of scholarships, state of the art facilities and competent faculty. Then there are also the placement drives, internship programs and recruitments pursued for the students. The admission to the college is pursued by the single window system of Anna University. And again it is with the aid of merit and rankings that the admission is provided to the candidates.

Courses offered by SSNCE

SSN Arial View