List of Top ME/M.Tech Colleges In India based on 2020 Ranking

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There are a number of top colleges of M.Tech spread all across India in the private and public sectors. These colleges offer full-time, part-time and correspondence courses for M.Tech.

  • There are a total of 2840 colleges for M.Tech in India out of which 468 are public and 2372 are private M.Tech colleges in India.
  • Some of the top colleges ranked by NIRF, Outlook India, The Week are Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli etc.
  • 2828 colleges offer full- time courses, part-time courses are offered by 22 colleges and correspondence by 5.
  • There are a number of entrance tests that are accepted by the top M.Tech Colleges in India such as GATE, AP PGECET, TANCET, etc.

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Top M.Tech Colleges in India: Rankings

Rankings are given all across the country to universities and colleges based on various parameters that differ from agency to agency. Most of the rankings are based on a number of parameters such as graduation outcomes, perception, academics, infrastructure, etc.

Agencies such as NIRF, Outlook, and The Week provide rankings based on states, cities and even different streams such as engineering, law, medical, management, etc. Some of the examples of these ranking lists are Top MBA Colleges in India, Top Engineering Colleges in Bangalore, etc. 

Top M.Tech Colleges in India: NIRF Ranking

National Institutional Ranking Framework or commonly known as NIRF is a government-run ranking agency by MHRD, Govt. of India. It releases the ranking report of the top colleges in India on the basis of various parameters. Given below is a chart of the parameters NIRF takes into consideration when ranking universities and colleges:

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage.png

Source: NIRF Official Website

The following table shows the ranking of the top M.Tech colleges in India as per NIRF:

College Name

All India Rank 2019 

All India Rank 2018 

Change

Annual Fees 

IIT Madras

1

1

0

INR 23,070

IIT Delhi

2

3

+1

INR 2,24,900

IIT Bombay

3

2

-1

INR 2,18,800

IIT Kharagpur

4

4

0

INR 2,31,500

IIT Kanpur

5

5

0

INR 2,14,050

IIT Roorkee

6

6

0

INR 2,20,500

IIT Guwahati

7

7

0

INR 2,01,800

IIT Hyderabad

8

9

+1

INR 2,80,000

Anna University

9

8

-1

INR 50,000

NIT Trichy

10

11

+1

INR 1,11,250

According to the NIRF, IIT Madras has maintained its 1st position for 2018 as well as 2019.

  • Some of the colleges have seen a rise in rankings such as IIT Delhi, NIT Trichy, and IIT Hyderabad. While other colleges have also seen a drop in their ranks such as IIT Bombay and Anna University.
  • Some of the colleges such as IIT Guwahati and IIT Roorkee have managed to retain their position from 2018.

Top M.Tech Colleges in India: Outlook India Ranking

Outlook is an Indian news magazine published weekly in the country. It releases a ranking report in partnership with Drshti Strategic Research Services to help the candidates make an informed choice. The following table shows the ranking of the top M.Tech colleges in India as per Outlook India Rankings: 

College Name

All India Rank 2019 

All India Rank 2018 

Change

Annual Fees

IIT Madras

1

Not Participated

-

INR 23,070

IIT Delhi

2

2

0

INR 2,24,900

IIT Bombay

3

1

-2

INR 2,18,800

IIT Kharagpur

4

3

-1

INR 2,31,500

IIT Kanpur

5

4

-1

INR 2,14,050

BITS Pilani

6

5

-1

INR 4,23,475

IIT Guwahati

7

Not Participated

-

INR 2,01,800

NIT Trichy

8

Not Participated

-

INR 1,11,250

IIT BHU

9

Not Participated

-

INR 2,00,000

NIT Karnataka

10

6

-4

INR 99,926

IIT Madras has been ranked as the best college all across India in 2019 by Outlook India. It did not participate in the 2018 rankings.

  • The result shows that almost all the colleges have seen a drop in their rankings such as NIT Karnataka, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay etc.
  •  IIT Delhi which has managed to remain at rank 2 through 2018 as well as 2019.
  • Some of the colleges such as National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Indian Institute of Guwahati did not participate in the rankings of 2018.

Top M.Tech Colleges in India: Jagran Josh Ranking

Jagran Josh releases the ranking data for the top colleges or universities of India. The survey is based on authentic data conducted by the industry leaders. Tabulated below are the ranking data for the top M.Tech colleges in India: 

College Name

All India Rank 2019 

All India Rank 2018

Change

Annual Fees

IIT Madras

1

6

+5

INR 23,070

IIT Bombay

2

2

0

INR 2,18,800

IIT Delhi

3

1

-2

INR 2,24,900

IIT Kharagpur

4

5

+1

INR 2,31,500

IIT Kanpur

5

4

-1

INR 2,14,050

IIT Roorkee

6

3

-3

INR 2,20,500

IIT Hyderabad

7

9

+2

INR 2,80,000

IIT Guwahati

8

12

+4

INR 2,01,800

IIT Indore

9

16

+7

INR 2,00,000

BITS Pilani

10

7

-3

INR 4,23,475

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has been ranked number 1 in the list of Top M.Tech Colleges in India as of 2019. It has risen from rank 6 in 2018 according to Jagran Josh.

  • There has been a notable shift in the ranks of all the colleges except Indian Institute of Technology Bombay which has managed to retain its rank of 2 in 2019 as well.
  • 5 out of the 10 colleges have seen a rise in their rankings while 4 have dropped in rankings according to Jagran Josh.
  • 9 out of the top 10 ranks have been taken by Indian Institutes of Technology from all over India. The rank 10 has been taken by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. 

Top Private M.Tech Colleges in India: ROI (Return on Investment)

ROI or Return of Investment shows how useful applying to the course will be in the given college based on the placements that are offered when graduating. Given below is a list of the private colleges and their ROI.

College Name

Annual Fee 

Placement Package

Rank

RV College of Engineering, Bangalore

INR 37,700

INR 8,63,000

1

IIIT Allahabad

INR 1,33,700

INR 12,50,000

2

IIT Kanpur

INR 2,14,050

INR 15,80,000 

3

NIT Warangal

INR 1,02,000

INR 7,42,000 

4

IIT Ropar

INR 2,00,000

INR 13,83,000 

5

IIIT Hyderabad

INR 2,80,000

INR 18,30,000 

6

IIT Guwahati

INR 2,01,800

INR 11,00,000 

7

IIT Hyderabad

INR 2,25,150

INR 11,44,000 

8

BITS South Goa

INR 3,99,475

INR 5,00,000 

9

  • RV College of Engineering tops the list of engineering colleges with a ROI percentage of 2289.1% followed by IIIT Allahabad.
  • IIT Kanpur and NIT Warangal are the best colleges for a great return on investment.
  • IIT Hyderabad and BITS Pilani ranks in the bottom due to their low ROI. 

Top M.Tech Colleges in India: Admission Process

There are 2840 M.Tech colleges all across India out of which 2372 are of the private sector and 468 are of the public sector. The top M.Tech colleges in India accept entrance exams such as GATE, TANCET, AP PGECET etc.

Number of Top M.Tech Colleges in India

Source: Official Survey

  • The most prefered specialization among the students is M.Tech in Computer Science. 
  • Admission to M.Tech is done on the basis of national level entrance exams like GATE and state-level entrance exams like TANCET, UPSEE, Karnataka PGCET. 
  • Some of the top M.Tech colleges in India without GATE are Delhi University, IIIT Hyderabad, IIIT Bhubaneswar, Jamia Milia, etc. 

The following graph shows the number of top M.Tech colleges in India accepting the scores of different entrance exams: 

Top M.Tech Colleges in India (Entrance Exams)

Source: Official Survey

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 

IIT Madras was formed after the German government offered to provide assistance to set up an institute of higher education in engineering in India in 1956 and the agreement was signed in 1959. 

  • IIT Madras has been ranked the number 1 college in Top M.Tech colleges in India according to NIRF and Outlook India.
  • The institute has a faculty of 550, over 8000 students and 1250 administrative and supporting staff.
  • The institute offers programs in B.Tech, M.Tech, MA, M.Sc. PhD etc.
  • Various companies come to the institute with placement offers such as BYJUs, Tata Consultancy Services, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. Etc.
  • In M.Tech, a total of 66.10% of students who had registered for placements got placed with 39% of the students getting the maximum salary of INR 39.2 LPA and INR 13.42 as the average salary. 
  • M.Tech has seen a decrease in the student percentage that got placed since 2017-18. In 2017-18, 74% of students got placements while in 2018-19 66.10% got placed. However the overall graph of the placements increased from 70% in 2017-18 to 73%in 2018-19.

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 

The National Institute of Technology was founded in 1964 and formerly known as Regional Engineering College. It was deemed a university in 2003.

  • It has been ranked 10 according to NIRF and 8 according to India Today as one of the top M.Tech colleges in India.
  • NIT Trichy is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology across India, located in Tamil Nadu. 
  • It offers 10 undergraduate programs which lead to B.Tech and 28 postgraduate programs which lead to M.Tech, MS and PhD.
  • Admissions are done based on competitive scores of GATE and All India Entrance Exam.
  • A large number of companies, 300 came to NIT Trichy for recruitments in 2018-19. Some of the companies are reliance, Toshiba, eBay, Microsoft, Facebook etc.
  • In 2018-19, a total of 93% of students who had registered for placements were recruited by the companies.
  • Thus there has been a rise in the placement percentage by 1% since 2017-18.

Top M.Tech Colleges in India: Other than IIT and NIT

IITs and NITs are the highly reputed educational institutes in India and have their own importance and advantages. But, not everyone gets admission there. Following are some of the top M.Tech colleges in India other than IIT and NIT: 

BITS Pilani

IISc Bangalore

Delhi Technological University (DTU)

SRM University

ISM Dhanbad

Jadavpur University

VIT Vellore

Banasthali Vidyapith

Anna University

Top M.Tech Colleges in India: Entrance Exam Wise

The top M.Tech colleges in India require an entrance exam for admissions into their programs.  Some of the accepted engineering entrance exams are GATE, AP PGECET, TANCET, UPSEE etc. Each exam has its own criteria and marking system. Given below are details of some of the entrance exams.

Top M.Tech Colleges in India: Through GATE Score 

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination for students who wish to apply for masters in technology (M.Tech).

  • GATE is conducted by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and 7 other Indian Institutes of Technology.
  • This entrance test is required for students looking for admissions in masters and doctoral programs in engineering/ technology and architecture and relevant branches of science
  • A total of 1379 colleges offer admission in M.Tech with GATE score. 

Some of the top M.Tech colleges in India accepting GATE score are as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITK)
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD)
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc)
  • Punjab Engineering College, University of Technology
  • Delhi Technological University (DTU) 

Top M.Tech Colleges in India: Accepting TANCET Score 

The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Exam also known as TANCET is for students wishing to apply to M.Tech, MCA, MBA, M.Arch etc.

  • TANCET is organised by the Anna University on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu
  • TANCET is accepted in 308 colleges across India for admissions into M.Tech
  • Applicants who pass the exam and the counselling process are offered to choose the college they wish to apply for.
  • The applicants must register online for the exam along with the documents required.

Some of the M.Tech colleges in India accepting TANCET score are as follows: 

  • SRM Engineering College
  • Government College of Engineering Chennai
  • Madras Institute of Technology
  • College of Engineering, Anna University

Also, Check

Top M.Tech Colleges in India accepting Karnataka PGCET

Top M.Tech Colleges in India accepting AP PGECET

Top M.Tech Colleges in India accepting UPSEE

Top M.Tech Colleges in India accepting OJEE

Top M.Tech Colleges in India: Placement Wise

Top M.Tech colleges in India provide placements in some of the best and top companies which come to their campuses for recruitment. 

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has the highest package of INR 17.5 lacs while the average package is of INR 12.4 lacs. Companies such as Amazon, Flipkart, Tata Steel etc. take part in the placement process.
  • IIT Hyderabad has an average package of INR 18.3 lacs. While IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT offer an average placement package of around INR 11 lacs.
  • IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur have the highest packages of placement going above INR 1 crore.
  • The average package offered by companies at most of the colleges lies between INR 10 and 15 lacs.

The following graph shows the average salary of the top M.Tech colleges in India:

CTCs offered in Top M.Tech Colleges in India

Source: Official Websites

The specialization one chooses in engineering courses plays an important role when it comes to placements. Check the below mentioned links to know more about the top specializations for M.Tech:

Top M.Tech Colleges in India: For Computer Science

Engineering in CS or Computer Science is the most popular branch and attracts great placement packages. Some of the top M.Tech colleges in India for CSE are as follows: 

  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IISc Bangalore
  • IIT Kanpur
  • NIT Trichy
  • NIT Warangal

Also Check,

Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra

Top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka

Top Engineering Colleges in Uttar Pradesh

Top Engineering Colleges in Delhi NCR

Top Engineering Colleges in Madhya Pradesh

Top M.Tech Colleges in India: FAQs

Ques. How to apply for the M.Tech programs?

Ans. To apply for M.Tech courses applicants must clear entrance exams such as GATE and have completed graduation in B.Tech or related field.

Ques. Which colleges are best in terms of placement?

Ans. Some of the best colleges in terms of placement are

  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi

Ques. What are the specializations offered in M.Tech?

Ans. Some of the courses that M.Tech offer are Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, VLSI etc.

Ques. Do 12th class marks matter when applying to GATE?

Ans. No, GATE requires applicants to have cleared a 4 year bachelor’s degree, so 12th class marks do not matter.

Ques. Which college is best for mechanical engineering in India?

Ans. The best colleges for mechanical engineering in India are

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 
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