LIST OF TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN TELANGANA BASED ON 2021 RANKING

By Pranjal Singhal
Content Curator

The top engineering colleges in Telangana have been ranked by various ranking agencies like NIRF, The Times, The Week, Outlook, etc.

  • There are 309 such colleges in Telangana State, with most of them being private institutes. There are 286 private engineering colleges in Telangana and 23 public colleges.
  • The list of these top colleges includes IIIT Hyderabad, NIT Warangal, IIT Hyderabad, Osmania University, BITS Hyderabad among many others.
  • 3 colleges in Telangana also offer engineering courses in part-time or correspondence mode.
  • These colleges offer multiple courses like B.Tech., M.Tech., and even Ph.D.
  • NIRF has ranked IIT Hyderabad as the best among all the top engineering colleges in Telangana.

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana: Rankings

Many ranking agencies release multiple lists of top colleges in India according to various parameters. These parameters include Placements, Faculty Quality, Teacher-Student Ratio, Perception of the University, etc. Some of the top ranking agencies include NIRF, The Week, QS Rankings, The Economic Times, Business Today, etc.

These ranking agencies release lists in different categories including state-wise, city-wise, stream-wise, etc. Some of such lists are Top MBA Colleges in India, Top Law Colleges in Delhi NCR, etc. Listed below are some of the latest rankings for the top engineering colleges in Telangana released by various agencies.

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana: NIRF Ranking

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), ranks the institutions across India through various parameters. These parameters include:

  1. Teaching, Learning & Resources
  2. Research and Professional Practice
  3. Graduation Outcomes
  4. Outreach and Inclusivity
  5. Perception

The following chart compares the weightage alloted to these parameters in 2017 and 2019.

NIRF Ranking Parameters

Source: NIRF Official Website

The following table lists the rankings for the Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana.

College NameNIRF Ranking 2020NIRF Ranking 2019ChangeAverage Annual Fees
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad880INR 2,25,200
National Institute of Technology, Warangal1926+7INR 63,000
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad4339-4INR 2,80,000
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad5745-12INR 30,000
University College of Engineering, Hyderabad8883-5INR 37,500
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad124100-24INR 1,13,500
Vallurupalli Nageswara Rao Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad127109-28INR 1,31,000
CVR College of Engineering, Ibrahimpatnam141132-9INR 90,000
Vardhaman College of Engineering, Rangareddy143152+9INR 1,25,000
SR Engineering College, Warangal160NP-INR 95,000

NIRF has ranked IIT Hyderabad as the best engineering college in Telangana.

  • The institute ranks 8 in the 2020 ranking, the same as it ranked in 2019 also.
  • Other premier institutes following IIT Hyderabad are NIT Warangal and IIIT Hyderabad. The 2 institutes rank 19 and 43 in India respectively.
  • The list this year also includes some universities like the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.
  • Many top engineering colleges in Telangana which didn’t participate in the survey last year have been included this year.

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana: The Week Ranking

For 2019 best college ranking, The Week did a survey in association with Hansa Research. Their rankings are listed below.

College NameThe Week All India Rank 2019The Week All India Rank 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fee
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal1113+2INR 63,000
University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad4863+15INR 37,500
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad5059+9INR 1,13,500
Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad80101+21INR 85,000
CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad83114+31INR 90,000
Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad86107+21INR 1,60,000
MLR Institute of Technology, Hyderabad86109+23INR 96,000
Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Hyderabad95NP-INR 90,000
CMR College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad102122+20INR 1,00,000
Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad104NP-INR 4,88,000

The Week has listed NIT Warangal as the best in Telangana.

  • 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. They calculated it based on the perpetual score and the factual score.
  • Their list includes 14 top engineering colleges in Telangana. The biggest improvement has been shown by the CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad which made a jump of 31 positions this year.

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana: 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 Fee
IIIT Hyderabad1612-4INR 2,25,200
NIT Warangal21NP-INR 63,000
University College of Engineering, Hyderabad2922-7INR 37,500
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad3635-1INR 1,13,500
Holy Mary Institute Of Technology & Science, Hyderabad57570INR 55,900
Muffakham Jah College Of Engineering And Technology, Hyderabad6259-3INR 85,000
Malla Reddy Engineering College For Women, Secunderabad8895+7INR 58,000
Vasavi College Of Engineering, Hyderabad94109+15INR 1,60,000
CMR Institute Of Technology, Hyderabad95NP-INR 90,000
Lords Institute Of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad1121120INR 75,000

Outlook has named IIIT Hyderabad as the best engineering college in Telangana this year.

  • The institute ranks 16 in India this year, a fall of 4 places as compared to last year.
  • The list also includes other popular top engineering colleges in Telangana like NIT Warangal and University College of Engineering.
  • The biggest improvement has been shown by the Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad which has jumped by 15 places to the 95th rank in India this year.

Top Private Engineering Colleges in Telangana: ROI (Return on Investment)

Engineering is usually expensive when studying from a private university. So it is important to know the ROI, as it clarifies the doubt whether investing in a particular institute is worth it or not. Below is the list of ROI of top private engineering colleges in Telangana.

College NameAverage Annual FeeAverage Placement PackageROI Rank*
CVR College of Engineering, IbrahimpatnamINR 90,000INR 7,00,0001
IIIT HyderabadINR 2,80,000INR 16,10,0002
Padmasri Dr. B.V. Raju Institute of Technology, MedakINR 65,000INR 3,30,0003
BVRIT HyderabadINR 65,000INR 3,20,0004
Vallurupalli Nageswara Rao Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, HyderabadINR 1,31,000INR 5,38,0005
Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, HyderabadINR 90,000INR 3,50,0006
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, HyderabadINR 1,13,500INR 4,26,0007
Vasavi College of Engineering, HyderabadINR 75,000INR 3,80,0008
Anurag Group of Institutions, HyderabadINR 3,04,000INR 3,50,0009
Vardhaman College of Engineering, RangareddyINR 1,28,000INR 1,20,00010

CVR College of Engineering, Ibrahimpatnam comes out as the best engineering college in Telangana in terms of ROI. IIIT Hyderabad also offers a good ROI to students with an average placement package of INR 16,10,000 versus the average annual fees of INR 2,80,000.

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana: Admission Process

There are a lot of top engineering colleges in Telangana, most of them being located in Hyderabad. The following chart compares the ratio of top private and public engineering colleges in Telangana.

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana

Source: Official Survey

The admission into both private and public institutions in Telangana is done through the common entrance tests. Some of the top engineering entrance exams held in Telangana State for admissions in B.E./B.Tech. courses are mentioned in the table below.

S. No.Entrance testDescription
1JEE Main This is the national level entrance exam for admission into all the IITs and NITs. 
2TS EAMCET (Telangana State Engineering Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test)This entrance examination is conducted to select competent students for professional courses offered at a public or private institute in Telangana. The students who want to study Engineering in Telangana will have to clear this exam.
3TS ECET (Telangana State Engineering Common Entrance Test)This entrance examination is conducted for diploma holders who want to take lateral admission in BE/ Btech. 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad

IIT Hyderabad. established in 2008 is one of the best engineering institutes in Telangana. It has been ranked 8 by NIRF among the Best Engineering College in India, 2020. 

  • The institute offers programs like B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Des, M.Des, M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil.
  • They provide engineering specialization in the fields of Civil, Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Engineering Science, Materials Science, and Metallurgical Engineering, Mathematics and Computing, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • To get admissions in IIT Hyderabad, students need to clear entrance exams like JEE  Mains and Advanced for B.Tech and GATE for M.Tech. The cut-off is usually high and different for different fields.
  • The average annual fee for B.Tech programs is about INR 2,25,200 and INR 2,25,150 for M.Tech programs.
  • The average salary package in 2019 was around INR 11.44 LPA and the highest salary offered was INR 38 LPA.
  • More than 200 companies visit the campus for the placement process and the top paying companies in 2019 were Rakuten, Yahoo Japan, and SMS Data tech.

The following chart shows the placement data of IIT Hyderabad for the past 3 years. Another chart after that compares the salary packages offered to students in these placement sessions.

IIT Hyderabad Placements

IIT Hyderabad engineering average package

Source: IIT Hyderabad Official Website

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal

NIT Warangal was founded by the former Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru in 1959. The college is one of the first 30 NITs established in India. It is ranked 19 among the Best Engineering Colleges in India 2020 by NIRF. 

  • NIT Warangal offers B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Arch, MCA, MBA and MCA programs.
  • The institute has a total of 42 courses across 5 streams.
  • Exams accepted for admission in NIT Warangal are JEE Main for B.Tech/ B.Arch and GATE for M.Tech.
  • The average annual fee for B.Tech programs is INR 62,000 for B.Tech programs and INR 1,02,000 for M.Tech.
  • About 120-150 companies come for the placement process every year. The average salary package goes up to INR 13.3 lakh.

The following table shows the placement data of the past 3 years for NIT Warangal.

UG Programs2014 -20152015 - 20162016 - 2017
Total no. of studentsNo. of students placedTotal no. of studentsNo. of students placedTotal no. of studentsNo. of students placed
B.Tech in Civil Engineering876789678656
B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering9283857510092
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering104939082111100
B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering11095939110096
B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering454040355043
B.Tech in Chemical Engineering805872537466
B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering11497108107110107
B.Tech in Biotechnology664946283927

These placement percentages are better summarized in the form of a chart below.

NIT Warangal Placement Percentage

Source: NIT Warangal Official Website

The salary package offered to the students of NIT Warangal in the past 3 years is tabulated below.

UG Programs2014 -20152015 - 20162016 - 2017
Average salary packageMaximum salary packageAverage salary packageMaximum salary packageAverage salary packageMaximum salary package
B.Tech in Civil EngineeringINR 4.98 lakhINR 9.20 lakhINR 5.82 lakhINR 11.63 lakhINR 5.49 lakhINR 16.00 lakh
B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics EngineeringINR 6.36 lakhINR 17.20 lakhINR 7.63 lakhINR 18.50 lakhINR 7.86 lakhINR 24.00 lakh
B.Tech in Mechanical EngineeringINR 5.94 lakhINR 17.20 lakhINR 6.35 lakhINR 18.00 lakhINR 6.96 lakhINR 27.00 lakh
B.Tech in Electronics and Communication EngineeringINR 7.76 lakhINR 14.00 lakhINR 9.20 lakhINR 21.80 lakhINR 10.33 lakhINR 22.00 lakh
B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringINR 4.24 lakhINR 7.00 lakhINR 5.06 lakhINR 7.80 lakhINR 5.39 lakhINR 10.00 lakh
B.Tech in Chemical EngineeringINR 5.48 lakhINR 17.20 lakhINR 6.15 lakhINR 15.00 lakhINR 6.44 lakhINR 17.50 lakh
B.Tech in Computer Science and EngineeringINR 11.25 lakhINR 17.61 lakhINR 13.70 lakhINR 28.00 lakhINR 15.37 lakhINR 40.00 lakh
B.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 4.09 lakhINR 7.50 lakhINR 5.25 lakhINR 13.00 lakhINR 5.63 lakhINR 10.00 lakh

International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad

IIIT Hyderabad, established in 1998 is a public-private institute. It has been ranked 43 among the Best Engineering Colleges in India by NIRF Ranking 2020.

  • The institute offers B.Tech. and M.Tech. programs in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, and Electrical. 
  • The admission process includes clearing of either the national level entrance exam JEE Main or the state level entrance exam TS EAMCET.
  • The total student intake for B.Tech is 130 every year. 
  • The average annual fees for B.Tech and M.Tech courses are around INR 2,80,000.
  • For the past 3 years, the placement percentage has been 100%.

The following table shows the placement data of the past 3 years for IIIT Hyderabad students.

UG Courses2018 - 20192017 - 20182016 - 2017
Students registeredStudents placedStudents registeredStudents placedStudents registeredStudents placed
B.Tech in Electronics and Communication 313122229090
B.Tech in Computer Science838385853434

Following is the placement salary package data of the past 3 years of IIIT Hyderabad.

UG Courses2018 - 20192017 - 20182016 - 2017
Average salaryMaximum salaryAverage salaryMaximum salaryAverage salaryMaximum salary
B.Tech in Electronics and Communication INR 19 lakhINR 39 lakhINR 18 lakhINR 40 lakhINR 19 lakhINR 32 lakh
B.Tech in Computer ScienceINR 26 lakhINR 46 lakhINR 24 lakhINR 42 lakhINR 13 lakhINR 26 lakh

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana: Entrance Exam Wise

The students who prefer to study in the top engineering colleges in Telangana can apply through the national level entrance exams or state-level engineering entrance tests. Most of the public colleges in Telangana accept only TS EAMCET score.

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana: Through JEE Main

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 more than 12 lakh students appear for it every year.

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

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal
  • International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad
  • Anurag Group of Institutions, Ghatkesar
  • Malla Reddy Institute of Technology and Sciences, Secunderabad
  • Marri Laxman Reddy Institute of Technology and Management, Hyderabad

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana: Through EAMCET

TS EAMCET (Telangana State Engineering Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test) is a state-level entrance examination for admission into various engineering colleges in the state of Telangana. The exam is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH) on behalf of the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE). 

  • This exam is conducted once a year, in the month of May.
  • It is conducted in 3 languages: English, Telugu, and Urdu.
  • Only the residents of Telangana and Andra Pradesh are eligible for this exam. If a student has studied in Telangana or Andhra Pradesh for at least 5 years, then they can also apply.

Some of the top engineering colleges in Telangana through EAMCET are:

  • Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • JNTUH College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • Anurag Group of Institutions, Ghatkesar
  • University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana: Through ECET

TS ECET (Telangana State Engineering Common Entrance Test) is a state-level entrance exam conducted for diploma holders, who want to pursue their studies in B.E./ B.Tech. This exam is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad on behalf of the Telangana State Council of Higher Education.

  • The exam is usually conducted in the month of May.
  • Through this exam, the diploma holders can get lateral entry in the 2nd year of the regular BE or B.Tech courses.
  • Only the residents of Telangana can apply for this exam.

Some of the top engineering colleges in Telangana through ECET are:

  • Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

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Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana: Placement wise

Engineering colleges in Telangana State offer good placement opportunities to students. The presence of premier institutes like IIT, NIT and IIIT contributes towards this.

  • IIT Hyderabad ranks as the best engineering college in Karnataka according to the placement package. 
  • Other public universities like NIT Warangal, University College of Engineering and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University also provide good placements with less investment cost.

The top recruiters hiring from the top engineering colleges in Telangana included top-notch companies like Microsoft, Samsung, Qualcomm, Oracle and Intel. The average CTC offered in the top colleges is shown below.

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana average package

Source: Official Institute Websites

Placements vary for different engineering streams. Check the best engineering colleges in Telangana according to the stream you want to choose.

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Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana: FAQs

Ques. How to get admission into top engineering colleges in Telangana?

Ans. All the top engineering colleges in Telangana take admissions through the entrance tests. They accept scores of JEE Mains, TS EAMCET, TS ECET.

Ques. Can residents of other states apply to the colleges in Telangana?

Ans.Students who are the residents of Telangana and Andra Pradesh can only apply for TS EAMCET. But the students who have studied for at least 5 years in Telangana can apply for the colleges in Telangana.

Ques. Which of the best engineering colleges in Telangana provides inexpensive education?

Ans.The government institutions like NIT Warangal, University College of Engineering and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.

Ques. Which engineering college in Telangana has the best placement packages?

Ans.The best according to the placement package is IIT Hyderabad and NIT Warangal. There other private universities that provide good packages like IIIT Hyderabad.

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