LIST OF TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN ASSAM BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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The top engineering colleges in Assam have been ranked by government and private ranking agencies like NIRF and Outlook. There are 28 engineering colleges in Assam, comprising 21 private and 7 government engineering colleges.

  • There are 30+ branches in Assam engineering colleges currently, offered under different courses including BTech and MTech.
  • Some of the top engineering colleges in Assam include IIT Guwahati, NIT Silchar, Assam University and Tezpur University.
  • NIRF has ranked IIT Guwahati as the best engineering college in Assam. The institute has been ranked 7th in India.

Check the Top BTech Colleges in Assam,

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam: Rankings

The institutes are ranked based on different categories like specialization-wise, state-wise, city-wise, etc. There are various agencies that conduct research and rank the institutes based on certain parameters. Some of the agencies that rank the institutes are NIRF, Outlook, the Week, QS Ranking, India Today, etc.

These agencies release lists for the top engineering colleges in India including colleges from different states and cities. Listed below are the top engineering colleges in Assam rank wise.

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam: NIRF Ranking

The list below shows the NIRF ranking of Assam engineering colleges among the best engineering colleges in India. These are based on 5 parameters including Teaching, Learning and Resources, Placements, Graduation Outcome, and even Perception of the University.

College Name

NIRF All India Rank 2020

NIRF All India Rank 2019

Change

Average Annual BTech Fees

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati

7

7

0

INR 2,20,000

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar

46

51

+5

INR 1,50,000

IIIT Guwahati66NP-INR 2,30,000

NIRF has included 3 Assam engineering colleges in its ranking list of 2020.

  • IIT Guwahati has been ranked as the best engineering college in Assam by NIRF. The institute’s ranking this year remains the same as in the previous year.
  • NIT Silchar is ranked as the 2nd best engineering college in Assam by NIRF with 46 rank among the top engineering colleges in India.
  • IIIT Guwahati has also made an entry in the list of top engineering colleges in Assam this year.

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam: Outlook Ranking

The Outlook magazine conducts research in partnership with Drshti Strategic Research Services under their own parameters. Described below are the top engineering colleges in Assam according to Outlook survey.

  • Outlook engineering ranking 2019 has included only IIT Guwahati from Assam in its final list.
  • The institute has been ranked 7th this year in India, while it did not participate in the survey last year.
  • The average annual fee of pursuing BTech from IIT Guwahati is INR 2,20,000.

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam: The Week Ranking

The Week conducts its survey in association with Hansa Research. They did a study across 24 cities and ranked the various colleges based on different disciplines. About 1,043 academic experts, 2,460 current students, 953 aspiring students, and 30 recruiters took part in this primary survey.

College Name

NIRF All India Rank 2019

NIRF All India Rank 2018

Change

Average Annual BTech Fees

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati

6

7

+1

INR 2,20,000

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar

36

51

+15

INR 1,50,000

Here also, IIT Guwahati and NIT Silchar are the only top engineering colleges in Assam which have managed to feature in the list.

  • IIT Guwahati has been ranked as the best college in Assam by the Week with 6th rank. It has improved its ranking by 1 position from the previous year.
  • NIT Silchar has been ranked as the 2nd best engineering college in Assam by the Week with an overall rank of 36 in India.
  • The rank of NIT Silchar has improved greatly by 15 positions from the previous year ranking.

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam: ROI (Return on Investment)

ROI gives an idea about the rate of return, i.e., how much package a student can expect from an institute after completing the course. This lets the student know whether the investment made (fee) is worth it or not. ROI is calculated based on the average annual fees of the institute and the average salary the institute provides.

College Name

Average Annual Fees

Average Placement Package

ROI Rank*

Tezpur University

INR 63,000

INR 4,50,000

1

IIT Guwahati

INR 2,20,000

INR 11,00,000

2

NIT Silchar

INR 1,50,000

INR 4,54,000

3

*ROI Percentage={(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)}*100%

  • For all the colleges mentioned above, the fee of bachelor engineering degrees offered is written.
  • Tezpur University ranks as the best engineering college in Assam as it charges a very low fee of INR 63,000 per year only.

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam: Admission Process

There are 21 top private engineering colleges in Assam and 7 government colleges, thus taking the total number to 28. The chart below shows the ratio of these colleges.

Number of Top Engineering Colleges in Assam

Source: Official Survey

The admission into the top engineering colleges in Assam is conducted either through the national-level or through the state-level engineering entrance exams. The popular exams conducted for BTech courses are JEE Main, JEE Advanced and ASSAM CEE. For the postgraduate degrees like the MTech courses, GATE is the most important exam considered. Some colleges also accept the score of exams like TUEE.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati

IIT Guwahati, established in 1994, is one of the institutes of national importance declared by the government of India. The college is recognized by UGC and AICTE, and offers BTech, MTech and PhD courses.

  • The college has been ranked among the top engineering colleges in India with 7th rank by NIRF, 10th rank by QS Ranking, 6th rank by India Today, 7th rank by Outlook, and 6th rank by the Week.
  • They take admissions through entrance examinations: JEE Advanced for B.Tech and GATE for M.Tech.
  • The average annual fee of BTech is INR 2,20,000 and INR 2,01,800 for MTech.
  • The average salary package offered at IIT Guwahati is around INR 11 lakh and the highest up till now has been 35 lakh rupees.
  • Some of the top recruiters are Adobe, Amazon, Broadcom, Cisco, Cognizant, IBM, Uber, Google, and American Express.

The following 2 tables show IIT Guwahati’s engineering placement trends in the past few years.

UG Courses 

Year

No. of Students Graduating

No. of Students Placed

Average Salary Package

2017-18

609

429

INR 13.30 lakh

2016-17

554

413

INR 13 lakh

2015-16

556

432

INR 12 lakh

PG Courses 

Year

No. of Students Graduating

No. of Students Placed

Average Salary Package

2017-18

537

164

INR 9 lakh

2016-17

247

134

INR 9.40 lakh

2015-16

247

134

INR 9 lakh

The salary package of UG courses is increasing every year, whereas the salary package of PG courses remains constant. The highest package providing companies are Blackstone Group and Apple. The following chart compares these placement packages in the past years.

Engineering Placements at IIT Guwahati

Source: Official Institute Website

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar

NIT Silchar, established in 1967, is among the 31 NITs in India. It is approved by UGC and AICTE. They offer undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. courses in engineering.

  • The institute has been ranked among the top engineering colleges in India with 46 rank in the NIRF list and 36th rank in the Week ranking list.
  • Admissions into BTech programs at NIT Silchar are done through JEE Main, and for the MTech courses, they consider the GATE score.
  • The institute has a total seat intake of 635 for BTech courses and 298 for MTech courses.
  • The annual fee for B.Tech is INR 1,47,640 and for MTech is INR 91,140.
  • The average placement salary is around 4.54 lakhs and the highest up till now has been 17 lakhs.
  • Some of the top companies that come for placement are Capgemini, Medlife, Just Dial, Deloitte, Wipro, HSBC, MAQ Software, IBM, Infosys, TATA Motors, Goibibo, Reliance Jio, TCS, Mahindra, and Mahindra, etc.

The chart below compares the engineering placement packages at NIT Silchar in the past few years.

Engineering Placements at NIT Silchar

Source: Official Institute Website

The chart below shows the salary offered by some of the top recruiters at NIT Silchar.

Salary Offered at NIT Silchar

Source: Official Institute Website

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam: Entrance Exam Wise

There are multiple engineering entrance exams accepted by the colleges in Assam including JEE Main, JEE Advanced, GATE and TUEE. We have categorized below colleges according to the entrance exam scores they accept.

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam Through JEE Main

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is the national level entrance exam conducted for admission into B.Tech/ BE and B.Arch/ B.Plan at NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs). This exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

  • JEE Main is conducted twice a year in the month of January and April.
  • Around 12 lakh students appear for the exam every year.
  • Through this exam, 31 NITs, 25 IITs, 28 CFTIs and several other engineering colleges admit students for their undergraduate engineering programs.

Some of the top engineering colleges in Assam through JEE Main are:

  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar
  • Assam University, Silchar
  • Tezpur University, Tezpur
  • Royal School of Engineering and Technology, Guwahati

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam Through JEE Advanced

JEE Advanced (Joint Entrance Examination Advanced) is the national-level exam conducted for admission into B.Tech courses in the 23 IITs across the country. The candidates who rank among the top 2.5 lakh score holders in JEE Main are the only ones eligible to apply for JEE Advanced.

  • It is a computer-based test conducted once a year in the month of May.
  • It is a 3 hour paper in English and Hindi and 2.5 lakh students compete for around 11,279 seats in the 23 IITs.

Among the top engineering colleges in Assam, IIT Guwahati accepts the score of JEE Advanced.

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam Through GATE

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level entrance examination for admission into ME, M.Tech, and Ph.D. into IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other top MTech colleges in India.

  • The exam is conducted once a year in the month of February by the IITs on a rotational basis on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB - GATE).
  • It is an online exam of 3 hours and approximately 10 lakhs students appear for the exam.
  • GATE scores are accepted across the country by around 1135 colleges. Many PSUs also give jobs on the basis of GATE score.

Some of the top engineering colleges in Assam through GATE score are:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar
  • Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology, Guwahati

Also Check,

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam Through Assam CEE

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam Through TUEE

Top Engineering Colleges in Assam: Placement Wise

  • The average salary of the top engineering colleges in Assam is in the range of INR 4-11 lakh per annum.
  • IIT Guwahati has the highest average salary package of around INR 11 lakh per annum.
  • The highest salary up till now is also provided to the students of IIT Guwahati at INR 36 lakh per annum.

The chart below shows the average salary offered in these colleges.

CTCs offered in Top Engineering Colleges in Assam

Source: Official Survey

Often students of the CSE branch register the highest engineering placement packages. So, it is important to consider the stream before you finalize your course. Check the top engineering colleges in Assam stream wise by clicking on the links below.

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Top Engineering Colleges in Assam: FAQs

Ques. Which college has been ranked as the best engineering college in Assam?

Ans. IIT Guwahati has been ranked as the best engineering college in Assam by many ranking agencies including NIRF and Outlook.

Ques. How are admissions conducted in engineering colleges in Assam?

Ans. The admissions are conducted through the national-level entrance examinations like JEE Main, GATE and JEE Advanced or through the state-level exams like Assam CEE and TUEE.

Ques. Do these top engineering colleges take admissions through ASSAM CEE?

Ans. IIT Guwahati and NIT Silchar are the institutes of national importance and they take admissions only through the national-level entrance examinations.

However, there are other top engineering colleges in Assam which accept the score of Assam CEE. Click here to check the list.

Ques. Which top engineering college in Assam has the highest salary package?

Ans. IIT Guwahati has the highest average salary package of INR 11 lakh. The highest package till now has gone up to INR 35 lakh per annum.

Ques. How is the placement of IIT Guwahati for M.Tech courses?

Ans. The placement of M.Tech courses is quite good with an average salary of INR 9 lakh per annum. But the placement package for UG courses is higher than PG courses.

Ques. What is the JEE Main cutoff for IIT Guwahati?

Ans. The JEE Main cutoff for IIT Guwahati is as shown in the table below.

Courses

Cut-off for Males

Cut-off for Females

B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering

398-588

1462-1800

B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

2102-3417

6778-9024

B.Tech in Biotechnology

6281-8643

12132-12991

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

4948-6487

10577-11904

B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

1345-2028

4409-4504

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