LIST OF TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN CHHATTISGARH BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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The top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh include IIT Bhilai, NIT Raipur, Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai Institute of Technology, Government Engineering College, Raipur, etc. These colleges have many courses to offer students at different levels of education, chiefly BTech, BE, MTech, ME and PhD in Engineering courses. The 3 links below list the best colleges in Chhattisgarh for engineering according to the course you want to pursue.

Top BTech Colleges in ChhattisgarhTop MTech Colleges in ChhattisgarhTop PhD in Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh

The colleges listed above for PhD also offer MPhil degrees to students.

  • The state has a total of 77 colleges offering the best and all kinds of engineering courses, including 60 private and 17 government colleges.
  • These colleges offer education in full-time mode only. Only 1 college, Dr. CV Raman University at Bilaspur, offers engineering diploma course in distance education mode.
  • The average fees of engineering education in Chhattisgarh is approximately INR 60,000-2,00,000 for 1 year in private colleges and INR 20,000-60,000 in good government colleges.
  • Admissions for BTech are done through both JEE Main and Chhattisgarh Pre Engineering Test. See what all is going on at present in JEE Main exam time table for 2020.
  • The average placement package offered to students in these colleges can range anywhere from INR 3-7 lakh. This is an average range, some colleges might offer higher packages.

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Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh: Ranking

There are various agencies that rank the top higher education institutions in India based on certain parameters every year. Some of these top ranking agencies are NIRF, Outlook, the Week, India Today, Times, QS Ranking, etc. These agencies conduct a survey and only the institutes that participate are ranked. Some of the common parameters considered by these ranking agencies are Perception of the Institute, Placement Outcome, Faculty Quality, Pattern of Exams, etc.

The agencies release a combined list for the top engineering colleges in India, and also release some other lists according to states, cities and the type of college. Below are the rankings of the best engineering colleges in CG (Chhattisgarh), as given by some of these ranking agencies.

Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh: NIRF Ranking

NIRF or the National Institutional Ranking Framework is run by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The agency released 8 different ranking lists for the top colleges in India. The table below summarises the top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh included in the NIRF engineering ranking list.

Name of the InstituteNIRF Ranking 2020NIRF Ranking 2019ChangeAverage Annual Fees 
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur6774+7INR 46,167
  • As is evident, NIRF has ranked only one institute from Chhattisgarh among the top engineering colleges in India in 2020.
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur is ranked as the best engineering college in Chhattisgarh in 2020 by NIRF with 67th rank.
  • The rank of NIT Raipur has improved by 7 positions from the previous year.
  • The average cost of engineering in NIT Raipur is INR 46,167. See what has been the NIT Raipur Cutoff in the past years.

Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh: Outlook Ranking

The following table shows the list of top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh according to the Outlook’s survey in 2019 and 2018.

Name of the InstituteOutlook Ranking 2019Outlook Ranking 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fees 
Rungta College of Engineering and Technology (RCET), Bhilai4951+2INR 72,230

Premier colleges like IITs, NITs, and IIMs are often not ranked by the private ranking agencies in India. Thus, Rungta College of Engineering and Technology (RCET), Bhilai emerges as the best engineering college in Chhattisgarh according to the survey conducted by Outlook.

  • The above 2 ranks have been derived from the 2018 and 2019 ranking lists of the agency.
  • Rungta has been provided the 49th rank among the top engineering colleges in India by Outlook.
  • The rank of Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai has improved by 2 positions from the previous year.

Read about Rungta College Bhilai Admission 2020

Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh: The Week Ranking

The following table shows the Chhattisgarh engineering colleges ranked by The Week.

Name of the InstituteThe Week Ranking 2019The Week Ranking 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fees
Rungta College of Engineering and Technology (RCET), Bhilai5886+28INR 72,230

Here also, RCET Bhilai is the only college which has been ranked by the agency. The institute has been given a rank of 58 this year, compared to 86 in 2018. This is an improvement of 28 positions by the college.

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

ROI is calculated based on average annual fees of the institute and average salary package offered to the institute. ROI gives an idea of whether the investment is worth it or not.

Name of the InstituteAverage Annual Fees Average Annual Package ROI Rank*
National Institute of Technology (NIT), RaipurINR 46,167INR 4,18,0001
Rungta College Of Engineering And Technology, BhilaiINR 72,230INR 4,40,0002

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

  • One of the best engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh includes Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai and NIT Raipur.
  • NIT Raipur is ranked the best engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh as it gives 905% returns on investment.
  • The college costs average fees of INR 46,167 for engineering programs and give an average salary package of INR 4,18,000 at the time of recruitment.
  • IIT Bhilai’s first batch is yet to pass out in 2020, that’s why the college has not been included in this list.

Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh: Cutoff

Most of the colleges release cutoff scores of different entrance exams to admit students in engineering programs. Have a look at the table below to see the top 10 engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh with cutoff scores.

  • The most common engineering entrance exams in Chhattisgarh are JEE Main and Chhattisgarh Pre Engineering Test.
  • IIT accepts JEE Advanced score while NITs and other private colleges ask for JEE Main.
College NameExamCutoff
IIT BhilaiJEE Advanced4016-9835
NIT RaipurJEE Main4114-100925
Rungta College of Engineering and Technology (RCET), BhilaiJEE Main134
Government Engineering College, RaipurCGPET103
Dr CV Raman University, BilaspurCGPET63
Amity University, RaipurJEE Main355409
IIIT, Naya RaipurJEE Main30058
Bhilai Institute of Technology, DurgCGPET108
JEE Main83

IIT Bhilai and NIT Raipur release the lowest cutoffs as they are the premier colleges and also among the colleges of national importance. Read in detail about their cutoff lists.

IIT Bhilai CutoffNIT Raipur Cutoff
RCET Bhilai CutoffAmity Raipur Cutoff

Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh: Admission Process

There are a total of 77 engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh including the 60 private and 17 public colleges. These colleges offer engineering courses in almost 40 different specializations. Have a look at the chart below to understand the ratio of these colleges.

public and private engineering colleges in chhattisgarh

Source: Official Survey

NIT Raipur

NIT Raipur, established in 1956, is an autonomous body approved by UGC and AICTE. It started with two branches and now it offers 12 undergraduate and 6 postgraduate courses. The training and the placement cell helps the students get placed in government organizations, public and private sectors, MNCs, Universities, Research Organizations, etc.

  • NIT Raipur has been given 67th rank by NIRF in 2020 and was ranked among the top engineering colleges in India.
  • They take admission into BTech courses through JEE Main and through GATE for MTech courses.
  • The annual fees for BTech are INR 48,167 and MTech is INR 83,000.
  • The average placement salary package is around INR 4.18 LPA and the highest salary up till now has been INR 7.75 LPA.
  • Some of the top companies that come for recruitment are Impetus, RetailOn, Polaris Software, Infosys, Aricent Group, Cognizant, etc.
Average Placement Package at NIT Raipur


Source: Official Website

Rungta College of Engineering and Technology (RCET), Bhilai

Rungta College of Engineering and Technology was established in 1999 by the Rungta Group of Institutions. It is affiliated to Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University. The institute is approved by AICTE and Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Chhattisgarh. It is accredited by the NBA and NAAC. They offer 3-year diploma courses, 4 year BE courses, 2-year M.Tech courses, and Ph.D. courses.

  • The institute has been ranked 49th by Outlook and 58th by the Week in 2019 among the top engineering colleges in India.
  • They take admission into BE courses either through CGPET or JEE Main and for MTech, they take admissions through GATE.
  • The annual tuition fees at Rungta College of Engineering and Technology for BE courses are INR 72,230 and M.Tech courses are INR 65,900.
  • A total of 117 companies visited for placements in 2017.
  • SAP Labs and Kony Labs recruit B.Tech graduates every year 
  • The institute has signed an MOU for undergraduate training and recruitment programs with Kirloskar Brothers, TATA International, and Hira Group.
Kony LabsTopprMyAnatomy
AmulozymeHDFC BankSAP
Nucleus SoftwareByju’sITC
AccentureTechnovertKeka
Appeal SoftAAMSGS

Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh: Entrance Exam Wise

The top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh accept JEE Main, Chhattisgarh Pre Engineering Test (CGPET), GATEJEE Advanced, and a few other exams. Given below is a brief about the same.

Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh through JEE Main

JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination) is the national level entrance examination conducted for admission into B.Tech/ BE and B.Arch/ B.Plan at NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTI). Through this exam 31 NITs, 25 IITs, 28 CFTIs 69 and several other engineering colleges take admissions. JEE Main is conducted twice a year in the month of January and April by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Around 12 lakh students appear for this exam every year and only 2.5 lakh rank holders become eligible for JEE Advanced.

Some of the top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh through JEE Main are given below:

  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur
  • Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai
  • Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg
  • MATS University

Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh through CGPET

Chhattisgarh Pre Engineering Test (CGPET) is a state-level entrance examination for admission into government and private engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh. The examination is conducted by Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CPEB). 

  • It is an online exam conducted once a year in the month of May. The online application starts in March.
  • The exam is conducted for admission into 3 courses: Engineering, Dairy Technology, and Agricultural Engineering.
  • Around 41 colleges take admission through CGPET.
  • The question paper consists of 150 objective type questions divided into 3 sections (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics). And this needs to be solved in 3 hours.
  • There are reservations for certain categories like 42% seats are for general, 32% for ST, 12% for SC, and 14% for OBC 

Some of the top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh accepting CGPET scores are given below:

  • Bhilai Institute of Technology
  • Shri Shankaracharya Engineering College
  • Government Engineering College
  • OP Jindal University School of Engineering
  • Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai
Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh through GATETop Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh through CG PPTTop Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh through JEE Advanced

Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh: Placement Wise

NIT Raipur and Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai are the top-ranked colleges for engineering in Chhattisgarh. Given below are the placements stats of the two colleges:

 Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh: Placement Stats

Source: Official Website

  • The average salary package of these top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh is around INR 4 to 5 lakhs.
  • The highest salary up till now has been of Rungta College of Engineering and Technology and i.e, INR 15.6 lakhs per annum, followed by NIT Raipur with INR 7.75 lakhs per annum.

While choosing a program in engineering, students must select the appropriate specialization. At the time of recruitment, the opted specialization helps in getting a good job and placement. Given below are some of the popular specializations in Chhattisgarh for engineering.

Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh for Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering basically involves the study of core concepts of mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity. Apart from that, there are some tools that are studied to enhance the skills of mechanical engineering.

Some of the top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh for Mechanical Engineering are given below:

  • Shri Shankaracharya Engineering College
  • Government Engineering College, Raipur
  • Chouksey Engineering College
  • Central College of Management, Raipur
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Top Engineering Colleges in Chhattisgarh: FAQs

Ques. Which college is ranked as the best engineering college in Chhattisgarh?

Ans. Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai is ranked as the best engineering college by Outlook and the Week. But NIRF has ranked NIT Raipur as the best.

Ques. How are the admissions conducted for these top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh?

Ans. The admissions into these top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh are conducted either through national level entrance examination, JEE-Mains or through state-level entrance examination, CGPET.

Ques.  What is the average salary package a student can expect after completion of B.Tech from these top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh?

Ans. The B.Tech graduates can expect around INR 4 - 5 lakhs per annum.

Ques. Which of these top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh accept JEE-Main scores?

Ans. Both the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur and Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai accept JEE-Main scores.

Ques. Which of the top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh accept CGPET scores?

Ans. Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai accepts CGPET scores.

Ques. What is the highest salary offered by NIT, Raipur up till now?

Ans. The highest offered by NIT Raipur up till now is INR 7.75 lakhs.

Ques. What are the top recruiters at Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai?

Ans.  Kony Labs, Toppr, MyAnatomy, Amulozyme, HDFC Bank, SAP, Nucleus Software, Byju's, ITC, Accenture, Technovert, Keka, Appeal Soft, AAM, SGS, Patanjali, Wipro, Nestle, Collabera, etc

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