List of Top BE/B.Tech Colleges In Chennai based on 2020 Ranking

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The top Btech colleges in Chennai offer the program under various specializations like Computer Science, Civil Engineering, and many more. Chennai is one of the metropolitan cities of India and therefore, is among the most preferred destinations of students to pursue a BTech degree.

  • There are a total of 118 colleges, out of which 24 are public and 94 are top private Btech colleges
  • Some of the top BTech Colleges in Chennai are IIT Madras, Sathyabama Institute of Technology, Saveetha Engineering College, etc.
  • 24 out of these 118 colleges are public BTech colleges in Chennai including IIT Madras, IMI Chennai, Government College of Engineering, Anna University, and many more. 
  • Students seeking to pursue a part-time degree from top BTech Colleges in Chennai can apply for admission to the Indian Institute of Knowledge Management.

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Top BTech Colleges in Chennai: Rankings

The Indian and global agencies such as NIRF, The Week, Outlook, Times Education, etc. ranks top colleges and top universities of India according to their course structure, infrastructure, and Placements. Here are some of the rankings of top BTech colleges in Chennai from some of the topmost ranking agencies:

Top BTech Colleges in Chennai: NIRF Rankings

NIRF which stands for National Institutional Ranking Framework is a government organization under the Ministry of HRD. The framework with its extensive research and survey comes up with ranking lists according to different departments in colleges. Based on scores obtained by colleges, the top BTech colleges in Chennai are tabulated below: 

College NameAll India Rank 2019All India Rank 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fee
IIT Madras11-INR 75,116
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology4737-10INR 1,75,000
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology8677-9INR 60,000
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science95101-150+6INR 2,87,000
B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology13179-52INR 85,000
Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology139101-150-INR 60,000
Saveetha Engineering College186101-150-INR 55,000
  • Out of 200 top engineering colleges in India, there are 10 BTech colleges from the city of Chennai.
  • The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is ranked as the best BTech college not only in Chennai but across the country.
  • Other top engineering colleges in Chennai are Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, IIITDM, etc.

National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranks top colleges of India on the basis of five major factors. The following graph shows the percentage each parameter carries during the ranking report. 

nirf ranking

Source: Official Website

Top BTech Colleges in Chennai: Outlook India Rankings

Outlook India is an all-in-one magazine that ranks top engineering colleges of India in partnership with Drishti Strategic Research Services. Below are the 2019 rankings of top BTech colleges in Chennai:

College NameAll India Rank 2019All India Rank 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fee
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras1Not Participated-INR 75,116
College of Engineering127-5INR 50,000
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology44Not Participated-INR 1,75,000
KCG College of Technology5056+6INR 50,000
Sai Sairam Engineering College5248-4INR 35,000
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology7276+4INR 60,000
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science79Not Participated-INR 2,87,000
S.A. Engineering College9089-1INR 65,000
Saveetha Engineering College91140+49INR 55,000
Vels Institute of Technology & Advanced Studies109Not Participated-INR 3,18,800
Vel Tech110105-5INR 50,000
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design, and Management124Not Participated-INR 1,35,100
Sri Sairam Institute of Technology126127+1INR 35,000
Easwari Engineering College139133-6INR 60,000
  • Like NIRF rankings, Outlook has also ranked IIT Madras as the best engineering college in Chennai as well as in India.
  • There are 11 BTech colleges from Chennai in the listing of the top 150 engineering colleges in India.
  • The greatest improvement in rankings as compared to last year ranking is shown by Saveetha Engineering College that was ranked at number 140 last year and this year it has been ranked at number 91
  • Some Other top BTech colleges in Chennai, according to Outlook rankings, are IIITDM, Sri Sairam Institute of Technology, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology

Outlook India ranks the best engineering colleges in accordance with 5 significant factors. A score is provided for each factor and a composite score is calculated out of 1000, then a ranking is provided according to the total score. Each of the factors carries some weightage and the respective weightage for every factor is indicated in the chart below:

Top BTech Colleges in Chennai: The Week Rankings

The Week is one of the leading names in the field of journalism and publishing. It ranks top colleges and universities under various streams. The top BTech colleges in Chennai, according to The Week rankings are:

College NameAll India Rank 2019All India Rank 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fees
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras34+1INR 75,116
College of Engineering811+2INR 50,000
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology4561+16INR 1,75,000
Sri Sairam Engineering College5576+21INR 50,000
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science5983+24INR 2,87,000
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology70Not Participated-INR 60,000
Easwari Engineering College83105+22INR 60,000
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has been ranked as the best BTech college in Chennai.
  • According to rankings by The Week, each of the colleges in Chennai has improved their ranks from previous years. 

Top BTech Colleges in Chennai: ROI (Return on Investment)

Return on Investment (ROI) of any course may be calculated by comparing the average annual fee of the college with the average placement package offered by the college. The top BTech Colleges in Chennai are ranked as per their return on investment in the table given below:

College NameAverage Annual FeeAverage Placement PackageROI Rank
IIT MadrasINR 75,116INR 16,10,0001
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design, and ManagementINR 1,35,100INR 17,54,0002
Sri Sairam institute of technologyINR 35,000INR 3,50,0003
Saveetha Engineering CollegeINR 55,000INR 3,20,0004
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and TechnologyINR 60,000INR 3,10,0005
Sathyabama Institute of Science and TechnologyINR 1,75,000INR 3,80,0006
Hindustan Institute of Technology and ScienceINR 2,87,000INR 4,90,0007
  • As per the analysis above, the college offering best ROI is Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • The highest average package is however offered by the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Management, but the fee for the same is higher than IIT Madras.
  • Due to the same, ROI is lesser for the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design, and Management.

Top BTech Colleges in Chennai: Admission Process

B.E./BTech is a professional 4-year degree program and there are 118 BTech colleges in Chennai. Out of these 118, there are 24 public and 94 private BTech colleges.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Situated in Chennai, IIT Madras is the best BTech college in India according to various rankings like NIRF, Outlook and The Week. The institute is among the prestigious institutions that offer great academic curriculum and placement packages.

  • The institute has 16 academic departments and offers BTech in 9 streams. The specializations in which IIT Madras provide BTech are Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and many more. 
  • IIT Madras accepts a valid JEE Advanced for admission in its BTech program. 
  • The institute also offers dual degree programs (BTech + M.Tech) as well.
  • The average placement package offered by IIT Madras in the academic year 2018-19 was INR 16,10,000 whereas the highest package was recorded to be INR 133.1 LPA. 

The chart given below shows the comparison between the percentage of students placed from each branch of BTech in the academic year 2017-18 and 2018-19. Most placements were seen in the Computer Science department in both the academic years.

 IIT Madras Specialization-wise Placement

Source: Official Website

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology is another top BTech college in Chennai that offers BTech in 14 streams like CSE, Civil, Mechanical, Electronics, Instrumentation, etc.

  • The institute provides admission on the basis of scores obtained in the JEE mains exam conducted nationwide.
  • Admission to Sathyabama University is also done on the basis of an entrance exam conducted at Institute’s level. Moreover, students have to fulfill another requirement i.e. scores obtained in 10+2 class must be at least 45% and those in 10th class must be at least 60%.
  • The annual fee for BTech courses in Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology is INR 1,75,000.
  • In 2018-19 academic year, the average package offered to the students from this college was INR 3,80,000. A total of 1454 students got placed with reputed companies like Amazon, Cognizant, Capgemini, Oracle, Byjus, etc. 

The percentage of students placed in last 4 academic years is shown in the chart below:

 Sathyabama University Placement Statistics

Source: Official Website

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science is a Deemed-to-be university in Chennai. It is also ranked among top BTech colleges in Chennai.

  • The institute provides a BTech degree in 12 fields of 10 departments like Computer Science, Electronics, Aeronautics, Civil and Chemical, etc.
  • Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) conducts an online entrance examination HITSEEE (Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Engineering Entrance Examination) for admissions in BTech courses.
  • The test comprises 120 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and the time duration for the test is 2 hours.
  • Students have to get at least 50% marks in the 10+2 examination and clear the cut off for HITSEEE
  • The average annual fee for BTech programs at HITS is INR 2,87,000.
  • According to last year's placement statistics, 77 companies visited the campus and offered jobs to 456 students. The average package offered in 2018-19 was INR 4,90,000.

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Top BTech Colleges in Chennai: Entrance Exam wise

The admission to B.E/BTech. is subject to scores obtained in the engineering entrance exams conducted at the national level or state level like IIT-JEE etc. The colleges in Tamil Nadu accept scores of many entrance exams such as JEE Main, JEE Advanced, TNEA, etc.

Top BTech Colleges in Chennai: Accepting JEE Main score

Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is conducted by all IITs annually in two steps i.e. JEE mains and JEE advanced. The students have to first clear the JEE mains cut-off and then appear for JEE advanced. Some of the top BTech colleges in Chennai accepting JEE Main score are mentioned below: 

  • IIT Madras
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing
  • B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology 
  • Saveetha Engineering College 
  • Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology

Top BTech Colleges in Chennai: Accepting TNEA score

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) is a state-level engineering entrance exam conducted to offer admissions in various engineering institutions in Tamil Nadu. The reservation percentage for different categories is shown in the chart below:

TNEA Reservation Criteria

Source: Official Website

Some of the top BTech colleges in Tamil Nadu accepting TNEA scores are mentioned below: 

  • Easwari Engineering College
  • Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology
  • College of Engineering, Anna University
  • Sri Sairam Institute of Technology
  • Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology

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Top BTech Colleges in Chennai: Placement Wise

Much high profile BTech colleges are present in Chennai and therefore, offer great placement opportunities to the students. The average placement package for the BTech graduates varied from INR 16-3 LPA. 

  • According to the placement statistics of top BTech college in Chennai, the IIT Madras offers the best average package i.e. INR 16 lakhs.
  • However, IIITDM is offering INR 17,54,000 average package, but it offers BTech only in Information Technology only.
  • Other top BTech colleges in Chennai according to placement colleges are Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, HITS, Saveetha Engineering College, etc.

Following chart shows the placement data for the last academic year for the top BTech colleges in Chennai:

 CTCs offered by Top BTech Colleges in Chennai

Source: Official Websites

The specializations one chooses matters a lot when it comes to placements. Check the links given below for more information: 

Top BTech Colleges in Chennai: FAQs

Ques. What are some top BTech colleges in Chennai?

Ans. Some of the top BTech colleges in Chennai are-

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology
  • Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
  • Sri Sairam institute of technology

Ques. Which BTech college in Chennai offers Highest Placement package?

Ans. Currently, the best average placement package is offered by IIT Madras.

Ques. How to take admission in IIT Madras?

Ans. To take admissions in IIT madras, one has to appear in the JEE exam conducted by the IITs. After clearing JEE mains and JEE advanced, the counseling is conducted by IIT Madras on the basis of ranks obtained by the student

Ques. In which streams does IIT Madras provide a BTech degree?

Ans. IIT Madras offers BTech in 9 streams and those 9 streams are-

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Engineering Physics

Ques. Which BTech college in Chennai gives admission on the basis of TNEA?

Ans. Many institutes provide admission on the basis of state-level exam TNEA and some of the top BTech colleges in Chennai accepting TNEA scores are-

  • Easwari Engineering College
  • All colleges affiliated to Anna University
  • Sri Sairam institute of technology

Ques. What is the semester fee for BTech in IIT Madras?

Ans. The fee for BTech at IIT Madras per semester is about INR 37,500.

Ques. Is IIITDM Chennai a good college for BTech in Information Technology?

Ans. Yes, IIITDM is a top BTech college in Chennai and is an institute of national importance.

Ques. Which BTech colleges in Chennai are AICTE approved?

Ans. AICTE affiliates many technical colleges (i.e. colleges offering BTech) and some of the top BTech colleges in Chennai approved by AICTE are-

  • IIT Madras
  • Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
  • Easwari Engineering College
  • Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology

Ques. Which BTech colleges in Chennai are NAAC approved?

Ans. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is another affiliation body that assesses higher education bodies. Some of the BTech colleges in Chennai that are NAAC approved are-

  • Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies
  • Saveetha Engineering College
  • S.A. Engineering College

Ques. Does IIT Madras provide a dual degree in BTech + M.Tech?

Ans. Yes, IIT Madras offers integrated dual degrees as well.

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