List of Top Engineering Colleges In Pune based on 2020 Ranking

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The top engineering colleges in Pune host thousands of students every year who come from different states and countries. Also known as the oxford of the east, the city offers both pleasant weather and the popular institutes like the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

  • There are 115 private and 13 government engineering colleges in Pune, taking the total tally to 128 in the city.

  • 83 of these colleges are affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University. Some popular ones include College of Engineering, Pune and D.Y. Patil College of Engineering.

  • College of Engineering, Pune is the highest-ranked engineering college in the city. It has been ranked 49 by NIRF, 7 by Times and 15 by Outlook.

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Top Engineering Colleges in Pune: Rankings

The top institutes are ranked by various ranking agencies every year based on different categories like state-wise, city-wise, stream-wise, etc. Agencies ranking the top engineering colleges in Pune include NIRF, Times, Week, QS Ranking, Outlook, etc.  These agencies use various parameters to rank the institutions.

Some of the popular examples for ranking lists include Top Engineering Colleges in India, Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka, etc. Agencies base their rankings on different parameters like Placements, Faculty Quality, Exam Pattern, Graduation Outcome, etc. Some of the top rankings are given below.

Top Engineering Colleges in Pune: NIRF Ranking

NIRF is the official ranking agency of India and ranks institutes for 8 different categories including Engineering, Management, Law, Pharmacy, etc. The agency also releases an overall ranking of all the top colleges in India. NIRF ranks the institutions across India based on 5 parameters:

1. Teaching, Learning & Resources

2. Research and Professional Practice

3. Graduation Outcomes

4. Outreach and Inclusivity

5. Perception

The following table lists the top engineering colleges in Pune as ranked by NIRF. The rankings are also compared with those secured in the previous year.

College NameNIRF All India Rank 2019NIRF All India Rank 2018ChangeAverage Annual M.Tech. Fees
College of Engineering4945-4INR 114,850
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology5763+6INR 145,000
Army Institute of Technology9188-3INR 122,275
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering9383-10INR 52,450
Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University154NP-INR 130,000
Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust’s Vishwakarma Institute of Technology155NP-INR 87,664
Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha’s Cummins College for Women188NP-INR 150,200
Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering192NP-INR 106,889

NIRF has ranked the College of Engineering as the best engineering college in Pune in 2019. 

  • College of Engineering is also one of the cheapest colleges in Pune.

  • The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology has been ranked as the best college in Pune for postgraduate studies in Pune.

  • The institute has also seen an improvement of 6 ranks this year.

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering and Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University are the top-ranked private institutes according to the NIRF ranking.

NIRF Ranking Parameters

Source: NIRF Official Website

Top Engineering Colleges in Pune: Times Ranking

The Times conducted a survey to find out the top engineering colleges in India offering full-time engineering courses. Their research was based on 3 major modules: Desk Research, Factual survey, and Perceptual Rating. Following table lists the result of this ranking survey.

College NameTimes All India Rank 2019Times All India Rank 2018ChangeAverage Annual B.Tech. FeesAverage Annual M.Tech. Fees
College of engineering 770INR 98,850INR 1,14,850
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology1718+1INR 1,79,379INR 87,664
MIT World Peace University1926+7INR 2,95,000INR 1,30,000
Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering 2329+6INR 1,20,000INR 52,450
Army Institute of Technology30NP-INR 1,75,880INR 1,22,275
Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering 3545+10INR 1,29,041INR 1,06,889
Indira College of Engineering and Management61NP-INR 1,06,347INR 1,14,000
All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society’s College of Engineering 6269+7INR 1,36,000INR 1,36,000
Dhole Patil Education Society’s College of Engineering 6687+21INR 1,09,221INR 38,882
BRACT’s Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology81101+20INR 179,379INR 87,664
  • According to the Times survey, the highest-ranked engineering college in Pune is the College of Engineering, Pune. The rank remains unaltered from the previous year.

  • The top private engineering college in the city according to the Times survey is Vishwakarma Institute of Technology with rank 17 in 2019 and MIT World Peace University with rank 19 in 2019.

  • The ranks of the top engineering institutions have improved in 2019 from the previous year.

Top Engineering Colleges in Pune: Outlook Ranking

The Outlook magazine, in partnership with Drishti Strategic Research Services, did a research of the Best 200 Engineering Colleges in India. Their rankings are listed below.

College NameOutlook All India Rank 2019Outlook All India Rank 2018ChangeAverage Annual B.Tech. FeesAverage Annual M.Tech. Fees
College of Engineering 1511-4INR 98,850INR 1,14,850
Symbiosis Institute of Technology4139-2INR 2,60,000INR 1,85,000
Cummins College of Engineering for Women4544-1INR 1,80,836INR 1,50,200
Bharati Vidyapeeth University College Of Engineering 4645-1INR 1,20,000INR 52,450
Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering 5461+7INR 1,29,541INR 1,03,979
Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University8488+4INR 2,95,000INR 1,75,000
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology97103+6INR 1,79,379INR 87,664
Indira College of Engineering and Management100121+21INR 1,06,347INR 1,14,000
JSPM-Rajashri Shahu College of Engineering108115+7INR 1,13,000INR 1,10,000
BRACT’s Vishwakarma Institute of Information and Technology132128-4INR 1,79,379INR 87,664
  • Outlook has ranked College of Engineering, Pune as the best engineering college in Pune with an overall rank of 15 in India.

  • The institute has seen a drop of 4 ranks this year as it was ranked 11th in 2018.

  • The rank of most of the top engineering colleges in Pune has decreased from the previous year.

  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology and Bharati Vidyapeeth University College of Engineering are also ranked as the top private engineering colleges in Pune by Outlook.

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

ROI or the Return on Investment gives an idea of how worthy it is to pursue a particular engineering course from a particular college. The ROI, here, is calculated based on the Annual Fees of the course and the Average Placement Package of the institute.

College NameAverage Annual FeesAverage Placement PackageROI (Return on Investment)*
Pimpri Chinchwad College of EngineeringINR 1,29,541INR 4,00,0003.09
Vishwakarma Institute of TechnologyINR 1,79,379INR 4,00,0002.23
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of EngineeringINR 1,20,000INR 2,50,0002.08
Symbiosis Institute of TechnologyINR 2,60,000INR 4,00,0001.54
Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace UniversityINR 2,95,000INR 4,28,0001.45

*ROI= (Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)

Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering ranks as the best engineering college in Pune ROI wise. The institute offers an average placement package of INR 4 lakh in comparison to the average annual fee of almost INR 1.3 lakh.

Top Engineering Colleges in Pune: Admission Process

There are 128 engineering colleges in Pune accepting scores of different entrance exams. The private institutes are more in Pune as compared to the government institutes. The ratio is better explained with the help of the cart below.

top engineering colleges in pune public and private

Source: Official Survey

The admissions to the B.E/ B.Tech and B.Arch courses in all the private and government institutes are done through both national and state-level examinations. Some of the top private colleges conduct their own exams. The list of some of these exams is mentioned below.

JEE MainIt is a national level examination for admission into B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch and B.Planning programs at NITs, IITs, CFTIs and other institutions across India.
MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test)It is a state-level examination, accepted for admissions in B.E/ B. Tech and Pharma courses in top engineering colleges in Pune. 
NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)It is a national level examination for admission into B.Arch and B.Planning courses.
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)GATE is the national level examination for admission into master courses like M.Tech. in IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other institutes across India. GATE score is also accepted for jobs in PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings).
SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test)It is the entrance examination for admission into various courses at Symbiosis International University.
BVP CET (Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test)This is a university-level examination for admission in various courses at Bharati Vidyapeeth University.

College of Engineering, Pune

College of Engineering, Pune is referred to as the best engineering college in Pune. It has been ranked 49 by NIRF ranking 2019, ranked 7 by Times ranking 2019 and ranked 15 by Outlook ranking 2019.

  • It is an autonomous institute of Government of Maharashtra and is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University.

  • It offers 10 B.Tech and 24 M.Tech courses in several interdisciplinary and emerging technology specializations.

  • The admission to undergraduate courses is done through MHT CET and JEE Main. GATE scores are accepted for admission into postgraduate courses.

  • From the last 3 years, the approved student intake for UG courses has been 756 and 475 for PG courses.

  • The average annual fees of B.Tech courses is INR 98,850 and INR 1,14,850 for M.Tech courses.

  • More than 150 companies visit every year to hire B.Tech and M.Tech students.

College of Engineering Pune Seat Intake

Source: College of Engineering Official Website

Placement data of UG courses of the previous 3 years

Academic YearNo. of students graduatingNo. of students placedAverage salary package
2017 - 2018728584INR 6.50 lakhs
2016 - 2017752570INR 6.50 lakhs
2015 - 2016734639INR 6.50 lakhs

Placement data of PG courses of the previous 3 years

Academic YearNo. of students graduatingNo. of students placedAverage salary package
2017 - 2018412243INR 7 lakhs
2016 - 2017373252INR 7.10 lakhs
2015 - 2016391194INR 7.70 lakhs

college of engineering pune placement package

Source: College of Engineering Official Website

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering is affiliated to Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, which is among the top 10 private institutes in India. It is ranked 93 by NIRF, 46 by Outlook, 62 by the Week, and 23 by Times Engineering.

  • The college is rated as an ‘A’ grade Engineering College by NAAC. It is approved by AICTE, accredited by NBA and recognized by UGC.

  • The institute offers UG and PG courses in Engineering. Admissions are done through BVP CET, MHT CET and JEE Main for UG courses and GATE scores are considered for PG courses.

  • The approved intake for the previous 3 years has been 750 for UG courses and 144 for PG courses.

  • The average annual fee for UG courses is INR 1,20,000 and INR 52,450 for PG courses.

  • The average salary package is INR 4 Lakh and the highest salary package goes up to INR 8 Lakh.

The following table shows the placement data of the UG courses for the previous 3 years.

Academic YearNo. of students graduatingNo. of students placedAverage salary package
2017 - 2018674575INR 3.75 lakh
2016 - 2017569495INR 4 lakh
2015 - 2016548478INR 4.85 lakh

The following table shows the placement data of the PG courses for the previous 3 years.

Academic YearNo. of students graduatingNo. of students placedAverage salary package
2017 - 201810280INR 5.10 Lakh
2016 - 20179570INR 4.20 Lakh
2015 - 20169468INR 4.24 Lakh

bharati vidyapeeth university college of engineering pune placement package

Source: Official Institute Website

Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University

MIT World Peace University has been among the best private institutions in India. It is affiliated to the MIT Group of institutions. The university has been ranked 154 by NIRF in 2019, 19 by Times Engineering and 84 by Outlook.

  • The University is recognized by the UGC under the Govt. of Maharashtra Act. They offer B.Tech, B.Des and M.Tech courses for engineering studies.

  • MIT World Peace University gives admission through JEE Main and MHT CET for UG courses, and for PG courses they consider the score of GATE.

  • More than 700 companies visited the university campus in 2019 and more than 1,500 students were placed from all the departments.

  • The average CTC is INR 4.28 lakh and the highest CTC was INR 19.06 lakh.

Placement data of UG courses of the previous 3 years:

Academic YearNo. of students graduatingNo. of students placedAverage salary package
2017 - 20181405714INR 3.50 lakhs
2016 - 20171396749INR 3 lakhs
2015 - 20161292741INR 3.25 lakhs

Placement data of PG courses of the previous 3 years:

Academic YearNo. of students graduatingNo. of students placedAverage salary package
2017 - 20187310INR 3.38 lakhs
2016 - 201716457INR 3.50 lakhs
2015 - 201616287INR 3.45 lakhs

mit world peace university placement package

Source: MIT World Peace University Official Website

Top Engineering Colleges in Pune: Entrance Exam Wise

The colleges in the city accept the scores of multiple entrance exams like JEE Main, BVP CET, GATE, MHT CET, etc. The highest number of colleges accepting the score of a particular exam are 79 for JEE Main and 64 for GATE. We have listed some of the top engineering colleges in Pune below according to the entrance exam scores they accept and not accept.

Top Engineering Colleges in Pune: Accepting JEE Main Score

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is the national level eligibility test for admission into undergraduate engineering programs at NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTI).

  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts this exam and many institutes consider the score of JEE Main for admission into B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch and B.Planning courses.

  • The exam is conducted twice a year in the month of January and April.

  • More than 12 lakh students appear for this exam every year.

Some of the top engineering colleges in Pune accepting JEE Main score are:

  • Army Institute of Technology

  • Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Pune

  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune

  • Vishwakarma Institute of Technology

Top Engineering Colleges in Pune: Through MHT CET

MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test) is a state-level examination for admission into engineering courses (B.E and B.Tech) in the state of Maharashtra. The exam is conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai and is mandatory to get admission in many institutes in Maharashtra.

  • This is an online exam conducted every year in the month of April.

  • Most of the institutions consider 50% weightage of class 12th marks and 50% weightage of MHT CET scores.

  • Around 4.13 Lakh students appear every year for this examination.

  • Around 335 colleges accept the scores of MAHA CET overall.

Some of the top Engineering colleges in Pune through MHT CET are:

  • College of Engineering Pune

  • Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Pune

  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune

  • Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune

  • Vishwakarma Institute of Technology

Top Engineering Colleges in Pune: Through GATE

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level examination for Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Technology (M.Tech) and direct Ph.D. admission to IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other top institutes across India.

  • The exam is jointly conducted by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee and IISc Bangalore on a rotational basis on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB-GATE).

  • The exam is conducted once a year in the month of February. Around 10 Lakh students appear for this exam every year.

  • The GATE score is accepted by about 1140 colleges in India 64 colleges in Pune.

Some of the top engineering colleges in Pune through GATE are:

  • College of Engineering Pune

  • Defence Institute of Advanced Technology

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Pune

  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune

  • Vishwakarma Institute of Technology

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Top Engineering Colleges in Pune: Placement Wise

With the presence of some of the reputed universities like Bharati Vidyapeeth, Savitribai Phule Pune University and MIT World Peace University, the top engineering colleges in Pune register good placements every year.

  • The average placement package in the top colleges remains around INR 4-6 lakh per annum.

  • College of Engineering, Pune is ranked highest according to the placement package. The average engineering package in the college is INR 6.5 lakh, and the highest package stays around INR 33-35 lakh.

  • The other institutes like the Army Institute of Technology, MIT World Peace University, and Symbiosis Institute of Technology show an average salary of INR 4 lakhs.

  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune also provides a good package with the highest being INR 14.5 lakhs.

  • The highest package in the MIT World Peace University this year has gone up to INR 19.06 lakhs.

Top Engineering colleges in Pune average package

Source: Official Institute Websites

Placements also depend a lot upon the specialization you choose. In the case of engineering courses, branches like CSE and IT register some of the highest packages for the students. Click on the links below to check the top engineering colleges in Pune placement wise.

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Top Engineering Colleges in Pune: FAQs

Ques. How is the best college ranked?

Ans. Various agencies like NIRF, Week, Times, Outlook, etc conduct a survey using various parameters and rank the institutes based on the data collected.

Ques. Which college is known as the best engineering college in Pune?

Ans. College of Engineering Pune is ranked as the best college in Pune, according to the ranking of NIRF, Times and Outlook.

Ques. What are the exams that need to be attempted to take admission in the top engineering colleges in Pune?

Ans. JEE Mains, MHT CET for UG courses like B.E/ B.Tech, NATA for B.Arch and GATE for PG courses.

Ques. What are the top engineering colleges that conduct their own exams?

Ans. Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering conducts its own exam called BVP-CET and the Symbiosis Institute of Technology conducts its exam called SET.

Ques. Can I apply for MHT CET, if I am not a citizen of Maharashtra?

Ans. You can still be eligible for MHT CET. The candidate having Indian Nationality can apply for this exam.

Ques. Is there any age limit for MHT CET?

Ans. There is no age limit. 

Ques. Is it necessary to give NATA for admission in B.Arch course in the top engineering institutes?

Ans. No. Most of the top colleges do not consider NATA scores. The admission into B.Tech is also available through the scores of JEE Main.

Ques. Which of the top engineering institute is least expensive?

Ans. College of engineering is least expensive with an average annual fee of INR 98,850 for UG courses.

Ques. What are the top engineering Institutes that have good placements?

Ans. College of Engineering Pune, Army Institute of Technology, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune and Vishwakarma Institute of Technology.

Ques. Top Engineering Colleges that have the highest CTC till now?

Ans. College of Engineering with INR 33.8 lakhs, MIT World Peace University with INR 19.03 lakhs and Symbiosis Institute of Technology with INR 14.5 lakhs.

Ques.  What is the average salary package of all these top engineering colleges in Pune?

Ans. The average salary package ranges from INR 4-6 lakhs.

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