The top engineering colleges in West Bengal are a fair mix of government and private institutes with some age-old establishments like the IITs, NITs, and many other private and government colleges. As such, there are hundreds of colleges to choose from top engineering colleges in India, but the top-tier ones have the best infrastructure and quality faculty and offer better ROI in terms of placement.
In this article, we examine the top engineering colleges in terms of rankings by various popular ranking agencies as well as admission process and placement records.
The top engineering colleges in West Bengal According to NIRF Ranking are
|College Name||NIRF Ranking 2020|
|Jadavpur University, Kolkata||17|
|Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur||21|
|Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata||154|
|Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Nadia||157|
|Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia||163|
Source: NIRF Official Website
The following are the best engineering colleges in West Bengal according to India Today Ranking
|College Name||India Today Ranking 2020|
|JIS College of Engineering||116|
|Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT), Kolkata||150|
|Techno India Salt Lake, Salt Lake||179|
The best engineering colleges in West Bengal according to the Week Ranking are:
|College Name||The Week Ranking 2019|
|Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Jadavpur University||17|
|National Institute of Technology, Durgapur||27|
The top engineering colleges in West Bengal as per Outlook Ranking are
|College Name||Outlook Ranking 2019|
|JIS College Of Engineering, Kalyani||71|
|Budge Budge Institute Of Technology, Budge Budge||107|
|Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, Panihati||130|
|Narula Institute of Technology||135|
|College Name||Annual BTech Fees||Annual MTech Fees|
|IIT Kharagpur||INR 82,070||INR 2,31,500|
|Jadavpur University, Kolkata||INR 2,400||INR 4,800|
|IIEST Shibpur||INR 1,36,500||INR 81,500|
|NIT Durgapur||INR 1,49,100||INR 94,100|
|IEM Kolkata||INR 81,200||-|
|Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT), Kolkata||INR 1,16,200||INR 1,31,100|
|MAKAUT Kolkata||INR 49,000||INR 81,200|
|Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia||INR 1,05,700||INR 1,03,600|
|Amity University, Kolkata||INR 1,69,000||INR 1,58,000|
|Techno India University, Kolkata||INR 89,200||INR 2,01,000|
|Adamas University, Kolkata||INR 1,72,800||INR 1,88,750|
|Sister Nivedita College, Kolkata||INR 1,49,500||-|
|Asansol Engineering College, Asansol||INR 1,34,094||INR 1,08,100|
|Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia||INR 16,155||INR 17,755|
|IIIT Kalyani||INR 1,95,900||-|
|The Neotia University||INR 1,40,000||INR 1,46,000|
|Siliguri Institute of Technology, Darjeeling||INR 1,00,250||-|
|UIT Burdwan||INR 61,100||INR 75,200|
|Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College||INR 14,877||INR 51,916|
|Techno India Salt Lake, Salt Lake||INR 1,20,00||INR 1,36,000|
The best engineering colleges in West Bengal in term of ROI are
|College Name||Average Annual Fees||Average Placement Package||ROI Rank*|
|IIT, Kharagpur||INR 1,49,005||INR 12,75,000||1|
|Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Nadia||INR 45,000||INR 3,00,000||2|
|IIEST, Shibpur||INR 1,25,000||INR 6,20,000||3|
|Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata||INR 81,200||INR 3,45,000||4|
|NIT, Durgapur||INR 1,25,000||INR 5,10,000||5|
|Narula Institute of Technology||INR 90,000||INR 3,60,000||6|
|Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia||INR 80,000||INR 3,00,000||7|
|Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata||INR 90,000||INR 3,35,000||8|
Higher education is an expensive affair and is nothing less than an investment in your future. So, whichever amount you might be ready to invest in your higher studies, the expected return on investment (ROI) in terms of the promise of a rewarding career and a solid breakthrough in terms of campus placement is the major decisive factors while choosing a college. More so when the chosen discipline is Engineering, ROI matters a lot. The ROI rank exhibits how an institution stands in giving its students a head-start in their career after they complete their course.
Following is a list of the top engineering colleges in West Bengal as per the average placement package offered to their respective students.
*ROI= (Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)
The following are the list of top 10 private engineering colleges in West Bengal
|College Name||Annual BTech Fees|
|Heritage Institute of Kolkata (HIT)||INR 1,16,200|
|Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia||INR 1,05,700|
|IEM, Kolkata||INR 1.68,400|
|Narula Institute of Technology, Agarpara||INR 1,02,000|
|JIS College in Engineering, Kolkata||INR 129,800|
|Techno India University, Kolkata||INR 89,200|
|Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata||INR 99,500|
|Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, Kolkata||INR 1,02,500|
|The Neotia University, Kolkata||INR 1,40,000|
|Siliguri Institute of Technology, Darjeeling||INR 1,00,250|
The top private enginering colleges offers the experiened faculties, with excellent infrastructure and good placement options.
The following are the top government engineering collleges in West Bengal
|College Name||Annual BTech Fees|
|IIT Kharagpur||INR 82,070|
|Jadavpur University, Kolkata||INR 2,400|
|NIT Durgapur||INR 1,49,100|
|MAKAUT Kolkata||INR 49,000|
|Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata||INR 1,49,500|
|Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia||INR 16,155|
|Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri||INR 14,877|
|Seacom Skills University, Birbhum||INR 80,000|
|GCELT Saltlake||INR 35,350|
|Coochbehar Government Engineering College||INR 10,950|
Engineering aspirants perfers the top government engineering colleges in West Bengal due to lower fees, better placement opportunities and research facilities.
The majority of Engineering colleges in West Bengal admit students through the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination. IIT Kharagpur and NIT Durgapur, however, accepts students through only IIT-JEE.
Here, we discuss some of the top engineering colleges in West Bengal and their details.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is the first of its kind in India and is consistently ranked among the top five engineering institutions across the country.
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur was originally set up in 1960 as one of eight Regional Engineering Colleges in India. The institute in its current avatar is a fully-funded premier Technological Institution under the MHRD-GOI offering UG, PG and research programs. Admission for the B. Tech degree is on the basis of State Rank/ All India Rank (AIR) of IIT JEE.
IEM Kolkata is the top-ranked private college in the NIRF list of engineering colleges in the state of West Bengal. Established as the first self-financed engineering college of the state in 1989, IEM has since earned many accreditations and accolades. The institute, under the aegis of MAKAUT, admits students through WBJEE and JEE Main.
|Engineering discipline||WBJEE||JEE Main|
|Opening Rank||Closing Rank||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
|Computer Science and Engineering||512||1971||7657||19023|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||1303||3677||18143||31405|
Engineering admissions in West Bengal are done primarily through West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE). However, IIT Kharagpur admits students through IIT JEE while NIT Durgapur accepts students through IIT JEE.
Here we list some of the top engineering colleges in West Bengal, on the basis of entrance exams they consider for admissions.
|College Name||WBJEE Cutoff|
|Jadavpur University, Kolkata||711|
|Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT), Kolkata||16692|
|Haldia Institute of Technology (HIT), Haldia||78765|
|Techno India University, Kolkata||80262|
|Adamas University, Kolkata||78676|
|Asansol Engineering College, Asansol||80168|
|Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia||3553|
|The Neotia University, Kolkata||80371|
WBJEE or West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is conducted for undergraduate admissions Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, and Architecture in universities/colleges/institutes in West Bengal. The exam is generally conducted in the month of April.
|College Name||JEE Main Cutoff|
|Techno India University, Kolkata||863282|
|The Neotia University, Kolkata||813699|
|Bengal Institute of Technology, Kolkata||520558|
|Siliguri Institute of Technology, Darjeeling||1012100|
|Dr. BC Roy Engineering College, Durgapur||1003580|
|RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata||247945|
|Seacom Skills University, Birbhum||696514|
|Camellia Institute of Technology, Kolkata||936565|
|MCKV Institute of Engineering, Howrah||742766|
|Seacom Engineering College, Howrah||1066360|
IIT JEE is the popular-most entrance exam in India for admissions into undergraduate engineering programs. Since 2019, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has been conducting the test nationally, two-times a year.
|Course Name||JEE Advanced Cutoff 2019|
|BTech Aerospace Engineering||3822|
|BTech Agriculture and Food Engineering||8104|
|BTech Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering||6312|
|BTech Chemical Engineering||3516|
|BTech Civil Engineering||4955|
|BTech Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)||283|
|BTech Electrical Engineering||1417|
|BTech Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering||932|
|Course Name||JEE Main Cutoff 2019|
|BTech Computer Science||17031|
|BTech Electronics and Communication||21957|
|Course||Top Colleges||Course Review Rating|
|BTech CSE||IIT Kharagpur||10|
|BTech ECE||IIT Kharagpur||10|
|BTech Electrical||IIT Kharagpur||10|
|BTech Mechanical||IIT Kharagpur||10|
|BTech IT||IIEST Shibpur||9|
|BTech Civil||IIT Kharagpur||10|
|BTech Food Technology||Jadavpur University||9|
|Haldia Institute of Technology||6|
|College Name||Average Fees|
|IIT Kharagpur||INR 82,070|
|IIEST Shibpur||INR 81,500|
|NIT Durgapur||INR 1,49,100|
|IEM Kolkata||INR 81,200|
|Heritage Institute of Technology||INR 1,16,200|
|MAKAUT Kolkata||INR 49,000|
|Haldia Institute of Technology||INR 1,05,700|
|Amity University, Kolkata||INR 1,69,000|
|Techno India University||INR 89,200|
|Adamas University||INR 1,72,800|
Campus Placement opportunity is a huge factor for students pursuing a career-oriented program like engineering. In this section, we examine how the top engineering colleges fare in terms of campus placement.
The best engineering colleges in West Bengal in term of placement are:
|College Name||Average Salary|
|IIT Kharagpur||INR 15,00,000|
|Jadavpur University||INR 19,96,000|
|NIT Durgapur||INR 9,09,000|
|Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT)||INR 4,00,000|
|NIT Agarpara, Kolkata||INR 3,29,000|
|Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia||INR 3,50,000|
|Amity University, Kolkata||INR 4,00,000|
|Asansol Engineering College, Asansol||INR 3,40,000|
|IIIT Kalyani||INR 6,20,000|
|Siliguri Institute of Technology, Darjeeling||INR 4,00,000|
Ques. How many engineering seats are there in West Bengal?
Ans. A total of 32,700 engineering seats are available in various government, government-aided, and private engineering institutions in West Bengal.
Ques. Which are the most popular engineering disciplines, as per admission trend and job demand?
Ans. IT and Computer Science are the most popular and promising engineering disciplines in the current job scenario.
Ques. I want to pursue higher studies after my B. Tech. Which engineering discipline will give me the most scope?
Ans. Core engineering disciplines like civil engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering will be a good choice in case you are inclined towards higher studies after your graduation.
Ques. Is a government engineering college a better option or a private engineering college?
Ans. More than a decision on government or a private engineering college, the factors that can affect your engineering education is the quality of teaching, and research scope for skills enhancement and innovation are the more important factors that should influence your decision on admission. At the end of the day, just a paper certifying you as an engineer will not help you succeed in your job but your knowledge and skills as an engineer will.