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

By Swati Mishra
Content Curator

There are many top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala including IIST Thiruvanthapuram, NIT Calicut, etc. They are ranked by NIRF among top engineering colleges in India. There are a total of 129 colleges, out of which 83 are private M.Tech Colleges in Kerala and 46 are public. 

  • Of all these colleges, the NIT Calicut is the best college of Kerala which provides an M.Tech course to the students. It is also one of the finest institutes in the country. The institute has a NIRF 2019 Engineering rank of 28.
  • Some of the other popular M.Tech colleges are Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram, Government College of Engineering Kannur, NSS College of Engineering Palakkad and Government Engineering College Kozhikode.
  • Admission to most of these colleges is offered through the GATE Exam. The average annual fee for the M.Tech students is around INR 1,00,000.
  • Hundreds of companies provide jobs to M.Tech students every year. The average CTC ranges from 3 to 3.5 lakhs. The M.Tech students also receive a monthly stipend throughout the duration of the course.

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Top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala: Rankings

Kerala is one such state which promotes education for all. It has some of the finest educational institutes of the country which provides an excellent education to the students. There are a number of engineering colleges as well which offer M.Tech courses to the students in various important streams. Here, we have ranked some of the Top M.Tech colleges in India based on various ranking schemes.

Top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala: NIRF Rankings

NIRF stands for National Institute Ranking Frameworks. The NIRF ranking scheme is the most popular ranking system in the country. It has a separate ranking scheme for the top engineering colleges of the country. Here, we have listed the Top M.Tech Colleges of Kerala that fall under this category.

College NameNIRF Ranking 2019NIRF Ranking 2018ChangeAnnual Fees
NIT Calicut285022INR 90,250
IISST Thiruvananthapuram3023-7INR 33,300
College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram7175+4INR 15,725
School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology116--INR 19,290
  • Here, we can see that there are four M.Tech colleges of Kerala which fall under the list of top engineering colleges of India as per the NIRF 2019 ranks.
  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut has a rank of 28. Its rank improved from 50 to 28.
  • The other institutes which are included in this list are Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram, College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram and School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology

Top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala: The Week Rankings

The Week Rankings rank the best engineering colleges of the country based on various criteria. Here, we have mentioned all those colleges of Kerala which have been ranked under the Week 2019 rankings.

College NameThe Week Ranking 2019The Week Ranking 2018ChangeAnnual Fees
National Institute of Technology Calicut232422INR 90,250
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram3023-7INR 33,300
College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram5540+4INR 15,725
School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology7954-25INR 19,290
Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi83105+22INR 1,30,000
Government Model Engineering College, Kochi91109+18INR 48,870
  • As we can see, quite a number of M.Tech colleges of Kerala have been included in the list of top 100 engineering colleges of Kerala as per the Week Rankings 2019.
  • The National Institute of Technology Calicut has a rank of 23.
  • A few other colleges which have been included in the list are the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram and College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram.

Top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala: Outlook Rankings

The 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 Kerala as per Outlook India Rankings: 

College NameOutlook Ranking 2019Outlook Ranking 2018ChangeAnnual Fees
Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi6169+8INR 1,30,000
SCMS School of Engineering and Technology8581-4INR 30,000
  • Only two M.Tech colleges of Kerala have been included in the list of top 150 engineering colleges of Kerala.
  • Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi has a 2019 rank of 61.
  • The other college which has been included in this list is SCMS School of Engineering and Technology

Top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala: ROI (Rate on Investment)

ROI or Return on Investment gives you an idea about the average tuition fee and the annual placement package of the colleges. Here, we have listed some of the best M.Tech colleges in Kerala based on their ROI rank.: 

College NameAnnual Fee Annual Placement PackageROI rank
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, ThiruvananthapuramINR 33,300INR 12,50,0001
College of Engineering, TrivandrumINR 15,725INR 3,50,0002
NSS College of Engineering, PalakkadINR 20,980INR 4,50,0003
Government Engineering College, KozhikodeINR 35,000INR 5,00,0004
National Institute of Technology, CalicutINR 90,250INR 9,56,0005
  • From the rankings, we can observe that the IISST Thiruvananthapuram is the best M.Tech college of Kerala as per ROI rank.
  • It has an annual placement package of 12.5 LPA
  • Other colleges of Kerala which have been included in the list are National Institute of Technology Calicut, Government Engineering College Kozhikode and College of Engineering Trivandrum.

Top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala: Admission Process

There are around  129 M.Tech colleges in Kerala out of which 47 are government colleges and 82 are private institutes.

Top Mtech Colllege in Kerala

The colleges accept students based on their GATE score. Each college has its own cut-off based on which students are admitted.

Some of the top M.Tech colleges of Kerala have been shortlisted below:

IIST Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram is an institution that works under the Department of Space. The institute is supported by the Indian Space Research Organization or ISRO. It has a NIRF 2019 Engineering rank of 30.

  • IIST was founded in the year 2007 and conducts a number of space-related programs.
  • The institute offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs in space science.
  • Various part-time postgraduate courses are also offered to the students.
  • The most popular courses offered by the institute are B.Tech and M.Tech.
  • Most of the students of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology get recruited to ISRO.
  • Many of the students get placed in various R&D organizations like Agnikul Cosmos Pvt. Ltd, Cypress Semiconductors and Continental Automotives.
  • The average package offered to the students in 2019 was INR 12,50,000.
  • The average annual tuition fee is INR 33,300.

The number of recruiters who have visited the college campus in the last 5 years  has been shown below:

Number of Recruiters yearwise

Source: Official website 

NIT Calicut

National Institute of Technology, Calicut is an autonomous institute which was established in the year 1961. It is one of the most profound institutes of the country for technical education.

  • NIT Calicut offers Bachelors’s, Masters and Ph.D. courses to the candidates.
  • Some of the most popular courses offered by the institute include B.Tech., B.Arch., M.Tech., M.Sc., MCA, MBA, and Ph.D.
  • The college accepts B.Tech students on the basis of their JEE Advanced score and M.Tech students on the basis of their GATE score.
  • It offers M.Tech in various streams.
  • Over 90% of the students get placed every year. Some of them acquire internships in reputed concerns also.
  • The average placement package is INR 9,56,000 and the average annual fee is INR 90,250.
  • Some of the top recruiters are Google, Amazon, IBM, Bank of America, etc.

 The average placement package of different branches of M.Tech in 2019 has been shown below:

NIT Calicut Average Placement Package 2019

Source: Official website

Government College of Engineering, Kannur

Government College of Engineering, Kannur was founded in the year 1986 and it is one of the best engineering colleges of Kerala. The college offers B.Tech and M.Tech courses to the students in various popular streams like Computer Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering.

  • It offers both full-time as well as part-time courses to the students.
  • The college is AICTE approved.
  • The college is one of the top 9 Government Colleges of Kerala.
  • GCE Kannur offers 5 M.Tech courses to the students in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering. 
  • The M.Tech students are accepted on the basis of their GATE score.
  • It provides excellent placement opportunities to the students.
  • The annual tuition fee is INR 12,500.
  • Some of the top recruiters of the college are TCS, Accenture, CTS, etc.
  • This year, a total of 101 students got placed in TCS.

The placement scenario for 2019 batch has been shown below: 
 

Government College of Engineering - Placement Stats

Top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala: Entrance Examinations

The examination based on which the students are admitted to the Top M.Tech colleges of Kerala is GATE. It is held once every year and the GATE score is valid for 3 years.

Top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala: Accepting GATE Score

The GATE Exam is meant for admission to the M.Tech colleges of the country. It is an all-India based examination and is held once every year.  The students may also get jobs in the various PSUs of the country based on their GATE score. There is no age bar to sit for the examination. Anyone can appear for the examination any number of times. Currently, the GATE examination is held for 23 engineering streams.

  • The total mark for the examination is 100 and the total time is 3 hours.
  • There is negative marking in case of an incorrect attempt.
  • The examination is mostly held in the month of February and the results are declared in March.

Some of the top engineering colleges of Kerala accepting GATE score:

  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut.
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Government College of Engineering, Kannur
  • NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad
  • Government Engineering College Kozhikode.

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Top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala: Placement Wise

The colleges of Kerala are known for their good placements. Although the placement season is not yet over, most of the students have already been offered jobs in various reputed concerns. This year, the placements have been better as compared to the previous years.

  • The average number of recruiters in each college is around 25-30.
  • The average yearly tuition fee of the M.Tech colleges of Kerala is INR 50,000.
  • The average CTC was around INR 6lakhs to 7lakhs.
  • The CTCs offered by the top M.Tech colleges in Kerala has been shown below:
Average CTC of Top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala

Source: Official Survey

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Top M.Tech Colleges in Kerala: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best M.Tech college of Kerala?

Ans. Some of the best engineering colleges of Kerala are:

  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut.
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Government College of Engineering, Kannur
  • NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad
  • Government Engineering College Kozhikode.

Ques. What is the cut-off score for GATE?

Ans. The cut-off score for GATE changes every year. It is also different for different streams.

Ques. How to choose the best M.Tech college?

Ans. You can select the best M.Tech based on its rankings. Some of the ranks which you must look into are NIRF rank, The Week rank, Outlook rank and ROI rank.

Ques. Which is the best Government M.Tech college of Kerala?

Ans. Some of the best government engineering colleges of Kerala are:

  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut.
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Government College of Engineering, Kannur

Ques. What is the average annual tuition fee for an M.Tech college in Kerala?

Ans. The average annual tuition fee is around INR 50,000.

Ques. What is the future prospect for M.Tech students?

Ans. The students may acquire jobs in various reputed companies or in government sectors. They may also go for a Ph.D.

Ques. What is the average CTC offered by an M.Tech college in Kerala?

Ans. The average CTC is around 6 lakhs to 7 lakhs. 

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