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Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai Based on 2023 Ranking

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| Updated On - Mar 15, 2023

Top Engineering colleges in Chennai include IIT Madras, Anna University, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, HITS Chennai, etc. Chennai is home to around 163 Engineering colleges among which 126 are private and 30 are government Engineering colleges in Chennai including IIT Madras and IIITDM Chennai. Most of the top Engineering colleges in Chennai are approved by AICTE or NBA and offer Engineering courses at Degree, Diploma, and Certification levels. 

  • IIT Madras is ranked as the best Engineering college in India and placed at 1st position by different trusted Ranking agencies like NIRF, India Today, etc.
  • The top Engineering colleges in Chennai offer BTech courses with several specializations. The best B Tech colleges in Chennai are IIT Madras, Anna University, etc.
  • Admissions into the top Engineering colleges in Chennai are done through Engineering entrance exam scores like JEE, TNEA, TAN CET, GATE, etc.
  • IIT Madras, Anna University, and SRM Institute of Science and Technology are some of the best engineering colleges in Chennai for Computer Science.
  • The average cost for pursuing Engineering courses from the top Engineering colleges in Chennai can be between INR 20,000 to 2,50,000 per year.
  • Most of the top Engineering colleges in Chennai are affiliated with Anna University. More than around 79 Engineering colleges are affiliated with Anna University. 
  • IIT Madras, Chennai Institute of Technology, and Sathyabama Institute of Science are ranked among the top 10 engineering colleges in Chennai based on placement and high ROI. Check: Top Private Engineering colleges in Chennai
  • Top Engineering colleges in Chennai offer an average CTC package of around INR 10 - 20 LPA in top-notch companies like Amazon, Flipkart, IBM, Infosys, etc.

Top 5 Engineering Colleges in Chennai

Tabulated below is the list of the top 5 Engineering colleges in Chennai along with their fee structure.

Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Chennai

More than around 30 Engineering colleges in Chennai are ranked among the top Engineering colleges in India ranked by NIRF. Check out the following table to know the Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Chennai along with the intake of BTech seats:

College Name  BTech Seats
IIT Madras 1078
College of Engineering, Anna University 1170
SRM Institute of Science and Technology 5464
SSN College of Engineering 780
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology 2940
VEL Tech 2160
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science 2280
St. Joseph's College of Engineering 1260
Sri Sairam Engineering College 1290
Rajalakshmi Engineering College 1890

Top Engineering College in Chennai for CSE

There are more than 120 top Engineering colleges in Chennai that are offering Computer Science courses. IIT Madras is the best computer science engineering college in Chennai and it has a seat intake of 87 for BE/ BTech CSE. Tabulated below are the top Engineering colleges in Chennai for Computer Science.

College Name Seat Intake
IIT Madras 154+
Anna University 105+
SSN College of Engineering 138+
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology 1398+
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R and D Institute of Science and Technology Avadi, Chennai 174+
Saveetha Engineering College 480+
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai 3120+
BS Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology 438+
Rajalakshmi Engineering College 438+
Sri Sairam Institute of Technology 438+

Check: Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai for CSE

Top Engineering Colleges in Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu hosts some of the premier and prestigious Engineering colleges in India. IIT Madras, NIT Trichy, VIT Vellore, etc are some of the best Engineering colleges in Tamilnadu. Check out the Top 10 Engineering colleges in Tamilnadu with BE/BTech seats:

College Name  BTech Fees (INR)  BTech Seats 
IIT Madras, Chennai 8,19,000 1078
NIT Trichy 5,63,000 981
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 7,83,000 5100
Anna University, Chennai 13,00,000 185200
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy, Thanjavur 7,71,000 2625
SRM Institute of Technology, Chennai 18,10,000 5464
Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering 2,00,000 780
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 2,50,000 1380
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai 2,80,000 2940
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education, Srivilliputtur 4,91,000 1620

Ranking of Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai

With so many options available, it gets difficult to choose the right engineering college. The following list has been prepared by the most trusted ranking agencies like NIRF, Outlook, The Week, and many more. These agencies come up with the top colleges in different fields every year with their research methodology including various parameters and factors, etc. 

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai with NIRF Ranking

  • According to NIRF’s ranking, IIT Madras has been placed as the number 1 engineering college on an All-India basis. It has maintained its position since last year.
  • IIT Madras is followed by the College of Engineering at Anna University, with an all-India ranking of 17th. Check Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai Under Anna University.
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology is at rank 3rd among the top Engineering colleges in Chennai, while it stands at position 24th on a National basis, an improvement of 10 ranks compared to 2021.
  • Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology has seen an improvement in ranking this year and occupies 84th place in the latest NIRF Ranking.

The following is the list of top engineering colleges in Chennai according to the latest NIRF Ranking.

NIRF Ranking 2022 College Name NIRF Score
1 Indian Institute of Technology Madras 90.04
17 Anna University 61.41
24 S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology 58.02
54 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology 48.56
84 Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology 41.35
95 Rajalakshmi Engineering College 40.47
102 B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology 39.92
152 Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) 36.71
156 Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences 36.44
159 Vels Institute of Science Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS) -Chennai 36.35
175 Chennai Institute of Technology 35.27
181 Easwari Engineering College 35.07
184 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kancheepuram 34.93
201 - 250  M. G. R. Educational and Research Institute -
201 - 250 Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology -

NIRF or National Institutional Ranking Framework is a government organization under the Ministry of Education. The department with its extensive research and survey comes up with ranking lists according to different departments in colleges. NIRF puts together its rankings concerning 5 distinct parameters. 

The following graph shows the factors that are considered by NIRF while listing the colleges:

Engineering Colleges in Chennai NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai with Outlook Ranking

Outlook or Outlook ICARE Ranking is one of India's most trusted private Ranking agencies. Each year it publishes a list for ranking top institutions of different domains. Outlook ranks an Institute based on various parameters such as placement records, Education quality, etc.

The weightage of different parameters based on which Outlook ranks a college is tabulated below:

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The Outlook Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Below is a list of top Engineering colleges in Chennai ranked by Outlook rankings.

Outlook Ranking 2022 College Name  Outlook Score
1 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 901.49
7 Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai  597.09
10 Anna University, Chennai 632.11
11 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology  536.98
15 Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai  518.78
19 Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai  512.71
39 SRM Easwari Engineering College, Chennai  453
65 KCG College Of Technology, Chennai 421.28
75 Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, Chennai  436.9
101-160 Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai  -
101-160 K Ramakrishnan College Of Engineering, Chennai  -

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai with The Times Ranking

The Times is one of the most popular, leading, and widespread newspapers/ magazines. The Times also ranks the best Education institutions in India in different domains based on various parameters. Tabulated below are the top Engineering colleges in Chennai as per The Times Ranking:

The Times Ranking 2022 College Name
3 SRM Institute of Science and Technology
6 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
14 Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
15 VELS Institute of Science, Technology, and Advanced Studies (VISTAS)
58 PEC - Prathyusha Engineering College
71 KCG College Of Technology 
86 SEC - Saveetha Engineering College
107 Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology
122 Aalim Muhammed Salegh College of Engineering
131 Tagore Engineering College
141 Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology
162 Sri Sai Ram Engineering College
168 Jeppiaar Institute of Technology

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai with India Today Ranking

India Today, one of the most popular magazines in India ranks the best Education institutions in India every year in different categories. India Today ranks colleges or universities based on several factors like Quality of Education, placements records, faculties, facilities, and many others.

The infographic below depicts the weightage of these parameters used for the ranking of top Engineering colleges in Chennai:

India Today Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Listed below are some of the top Engineering colleges in Chennai ranked by India Today.

India Today 2021 Ranking College Name
8 SRM Institute of Science and Technology
22 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
43 Sri Sairam Engineering College
49 Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
61 Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College
63 Rajalakshmi Engineering College
78 Saveetha Engineering College
89 Easwari Engineering College
91 KCG College Of Technology
96 S.A. Engineering College
109 Saveetha School of Engineering
126 VEL Tech
138 Sri Sairam Institute of Technology
169 Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies
205 Aalim Muhammed Salegh College of Engineering

Engineering Colleges in Chennai with Low Fees

The top Engineering colleges in Chennai offer several Engineering courses at UG, PG, and Certification levels with average annual fees between INR 20,000 - 2,50,000. Check the list below for some of the top Engineering colleges in Chennai with low fees.

College Name  Average Fees (INR) 
Anna University, Chennai 1,38,000
SSN College of Engineering 1,20,000
Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai 48,200
Rajalakshmi Engineering College 1,50,000
SRM Easwari Engineering College 1,65,000
KCG College of Technology 1,35,000
St. Joseph's College of Engineering 1,35,000
Velammal Engineering College 1,95,000
TANUVAS - Tamil Nadu Veterinary And Animal Sciences University 32,000
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science 1,88,000

Top Private Engineering Colleges in Chennai

There are a total of 127 private engineering colleges in Chennai The top private engineering colleges in Chennai offer the best infrastructure, laboratories, research facilities, and good placement support. The following is the list of top private engineering colleges in Chennai with respective fees structure.

College Name  Average Fees 
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai Check Fees 
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Check Fees 
St. Joseph's College of Engineering Check Fees 
SSN College of Engineering Check Fees 
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Check Fees 
VEL Tech, Chennai Check Fees 
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Check Fees 
VELS School of Engineering Check Fees 
Sri Sairam Engineering College Check Fees 
Rajalakshmi Engineering College Check Fees 

BTech Colleges in Chennai

There are around 117 B Tech colleges in Chennai offering B Tech courses with different specializations including ME, CSE, IT, etc. The following is the list of top B Tech Colleges in Chennai and the entrance expected for the BTech Courses.

College Name  BTech Seats
IIT Madras 1078
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science 2280
SRM Institute of Science and Technology 5464
SSN College of Engineering 780
College of Engineering, Anna University 1170
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology 2940
Rajalakshmi Engineering College 1890
Sri Sairam Engineering College 1290
St. Joseph's College of Engineering 1260
VEL Tech 2160

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai With ROI

ROI or Return on Investment is one of the most important factors that students look for to choose the right college for them. Return of Investment or ROI is calculated as ROI= {(Average Placement Package)/ (Average Annual Fee)}*100%

Check out some of the top Engineering colleges in Chennai with the highest ROI (Return on Investment).

College Name  Average Annual Fees  Average Placement Package  ROI* Rank
IIT Madras  INR 75,116 INR 22.7 LPA 1
SSN College of Engineering INR 50,000 INR 6.19 LPA 2
College Of Engineering, Anna University - [CEG], Chennai INR 50,000 INR 4.5 LPA 3
VEL Tech, Chennai INR 55,000 INR 4.45 LPA 4
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology INR 80,000 INR 4.75 LPA 5
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai INR 2,50,000 INR 6.50 LPA 6

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai under Anna University

There are around 79 Engineering colleges in Chennai that are affiliated with Anna University Chennai. Some of the top Engineering colleges in Chennai such as MIT Chennai and SSN College of Engineering are affiliated with Anna University. Check out some of the Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai under Anna University along with their average fees structure:

College Name  Average Annual Fees (INR) 
SSN College of Engineering 50,000
St Joseph College Of Engineering, Chennai 60,000
Sri Sairam Engineering College 50,000
Saveetha Engineering College 85,000
Velammal Engineering College - [VEC], Chennai 65,000
Easwari Engineering College 55,000
Rajalakshmi Engineering College 50,000
Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College 55,000
Chennai Institute of Technology 50,000
Madras Institute of Technology 52,160

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai for Lateral Entry

Candidates after completing any Diploma Engineering courses are eligible for Lateral Entry. Some of the Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai for Lateral Entry are tabulated below along with their average annual fees structure:

College Name Average Annual Fees
SSN College of Engineering INR 50,000
VEL Tech INR 2,50,000
Rajalakshmi Engineering College INR 50,000
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology INR 85,000
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science INR 2,30,000
Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College INR 55,000
Easwari Engineering College INR 55,000
Saveetha Engineering College INR 85,000
Chennai Institute of Technology INR 50,000
KCG College of Technology INR 55,000

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai: Admission Process

Chennai is home to around 164 Engineering colleges which include premier Institutions like IIT Madras, Anna University, etc. Most of the top Engineering colleges in Chennai are approved by AICTE and affiliated with Anna University. There are 126 private and 30 government Engineering colleges in Chennai. The chart below represents the ratio between the public and private Engineering colleges in Chennai: 

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai

Engineering colleges in Chennai admit students on merit as well as on entrance exams. Most of the top Engineering colleges in Chennai offer admission TNEA, TANCET, GATE, etc. scores followed by a GD/ PI round. However, few colleges/ universities offer direct admission into some Diploma or Certificate Engineering courses. Also, some private colleges conduct University level exams such as SRMJEE, VITEEE, IMU CET, etc. See More JEE Mains Preparation Tips

The infographic below shows the number of colleges accepting different entrance exams.

Entrance exams accepted by Engineering Colleges in Chennai

IIT Madras

IIT Madras admission for 2022 is currently open for various  UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs. IIT Madras BTech Admissions are done through JEE Advanced scores followed by a GD/ PI round. JEE Main 2022 Phase 2 Registration has been closed recently and the exam is scheduled between Jul 21, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022. IIT Madras B.Sc Programming and Data Science Admission 2022 are Open till August 19. Interested students can apply before the deadline.

See More IIT Madras Admission 2023 Latest Updates

IIT Madras Placement Highlights

  • The institute has also released its summer internship placements report for batch 2021 and 619 internship opportunities were offered by 140 recruiters.
  • 226 companies visited the IIT Madras campus during the first session of  Placements 2021 with 14 of them being international.
  • They made a total of 1085 offers so far including 45 international offers, which is the highest during the first session of campus placement.
  • A total of 62 start-ups have made 186 offers this year so far.
  • The highest-paying recruiters were American Express, Microsoft, RBajaj Auto ltd, EXL Service, IQVIA, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, ICICI Bank, etc.
Batch Placement Statistics (2020-21) Placement Statistics(First Session)(2021-22)
Number of Companies Participated 256 226
The number of Students Placed 725 -
Number of Offers 1046 1316
PPOs 186 231
Highest CTC INR 70 LPA -
Average CTC INR 20.58 LPA -
Major Sector Analytics / Consulting / Finance -
Top Recruiters Microsoft, Qualcomm, Goldman Sachs Bajaj Auto, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan

College of Engineering, Anna University

The College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) is a government engineering school in Chennai, India, and is India's most established specialized organization, established in 1794. It is additionally the oldest institute foundation to be set up outside Europe.

  • School of Engineering, Guindy offers undergrad Engineering degrees in different fields. It likewise offers postgraduate degrees, for example, MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Sc. M.Tech., M.S. by Research and Ph.D.programmes.
  • Admission to CEG Anna University takes place on the merit scored in the state-level entrance exam namely TNEA. 
  • College of Engineering has been ranked as the second-best engineering college in Chennai, where it stands at 14th position in the India ranking by NIRF. 

The placement record of the college is also commendable. The following chart shows the placement record of CEG Anna University:

College of Engineering Placement Statistics

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

SRM Institute of Science and Technology is one of the best Engineering colleges in India. Admission to different courses offered by the Institute is done through entrance based. For BTech/ MTech admissions one needs to qualify for SRMJEE and NATA for B.Arch and M.Arch courses. The Admission Process is open for some courses. The result for SRMJEEE 2022 Phase 3 was recently released. Admission to medical courses is offered via the NEET exam, the exam is scheduled on Jul 17, 2022.

SRM IST Placements Report

The following table shows the placement Reports of the SRM Institute of Science and Technology.

Particulars Placements Statistics (2020-21) Placements Statistics (2020-22)
Total No. of Offers 7111 10,000
No. of Companies participated - 1050
Number of Super Dream (INR 10 LPA+) or Dream Offers (INR 5 LPA+) 2000 4000
Highest CTC  INR 35 LPA INR 1 CPA
Top Recruiters Cognizant, TCS, Wipro Amazon, Cognizant, Honda

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai Accepting JEE Main Score

JEE Mains is one of the most popular Engineering entrance exams in India for admission into BE/ BTech courses. The JEE Mains exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) twice a year. JEE Main 2023 Phase 1 is expected to be conducted in the fourth week of April and JEE Main 2023 Phase 2 in the fourth week of May 2023.

Click on the links given below in the table to check the latest cutoff lists of the top engineering colleges in Chennai accepting JEE Main scores.

College Name Cutoff links
IIT Madras Check cutoff 
Anna University Check cutoff 
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai Check cutoff 
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai Check cutoff 
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Check cutoff 
SSN College of Engineering Check cutoff 
Saveetha Engineering College Check cutoff 
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design, and Manufacturing (IIITDM)  Check cutoff 
Rajalakshmi Engineering College Check cutoff 
Sri Sairam Institute of Technology Check cutoff 

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai Accepting GATE Score

GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is the national-level exam conducted jointly by IISc and 7 IIT. The application process for GATE 2023 has ended, and the last date for registration was 30 September 2022. The GATE 2023 exam is scheduled to be held on the 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th of February 2023. Interested candidates can check out the practice paper for GATE - Click here. Some of the top Engineering colleges in Chennai accepting GATE scores are given below:

  • IIT Madras
  • SRMIST
  • SSN College of Engineering
  • Saveetha Engineering College
  • B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology
  • Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute
  • IIITDM Chennai
  • VIT Chennai
  • Chennai Institute of Technology
  • Madras Institute of Technology

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai Accepting TANCET

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is a state-level entrance exam. The registration for TANCET 2022 was started on 30 March 2022 and the exam was scheduled to be conducted on 14 May 2022. Check the list of top Engineering colleges in Chennai accepting TANCET.

College Name  TANCET Cutoff Details 
College Of Engineering, Anna University - [CEG], Chennai Check TANCET Cutoff
SSN College of Engineering Check TANCET Cutoff
Chennai Institute of Technology Check TANCET Cutoff
Alpha College of Engineering  Check TANCET Cutoff
Sri Sairam Engineering College Check TANCET Cutoff
Rajalakshmi Engineering College Check TANCET Cutoff

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai Accepting TNEA

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions or TNEA is a state-level entrance exam. TNEA 2022 Registration was started on 20 June 2022 and the last date for the same is 19 July 2022. Tabulated below are the top Engineering colleges in Chennai accepting TNEA.

College Name  TNEA Cutoff Details 
Anna University, Chennai Check TNEA Cutoff
Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University Check TNEA Cutoff
SRM Easwari Engineering College, Chennai Check TNEA Cutoff
St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Chennai Check TNEA Cutoff
SEC - Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai Check TNEA Cutoff
Velammal Engineering College, Chennai  Check TNEA Cutoff

Also, Check

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai with Placement

Chennai hosts some of the top educational institutions. The top Engineering colleges in Chennai are well renowned for their high placement packages and ROI. IIT Madras and SSN College of Engineering are the top Engineering colleges in Chennai placement-wise. The following infographic highlights the top Engineering colleges in Chennai with placements.

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai with Placements

Some of the top recruiters visiting the top engineering colleges in Chennai are listed below.

Microsoft Uber Goldman Sachs
Boston Analytics Flipkart Zomato
Google Qualcomm Dell
SanDisk Bajaj UBS
PayPal NVIDIA Titan

Top Government Engineering Colleges in Chennai: NIRF Ranking

Tabulated below are the Top Government Engineering Colleges in Chennai by NIRF Ranking along with their NIRF Ranks in 2021.

College Name NIRF Ranking
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 1
Anna University 14
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing 182

Top Private Engineering Colleges in Chennai: NIRF Ranking

Chennai is home to some of the most prestigious and reputed private Engineering colleges in India. Check out the Top Private Engineering Colleges in Chennai by NIRF Ranking 2021:

College Name NIRF Ranking
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology 51
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R and D Institute of Science and Technology 95
Rajalakshmi Engineering College 106

Top 5 Aeronautical Engineering Colleges in Chennai

There are more than 19 Engineering colleges in Chennai that offer Aeronautical Engineering as a specialization. Tabulated below are the top 5 Aeronautical Engineering colleges in Chennai with fees.

College Name Average Annual Fees (INR)
Rajalakshmi Engineering College 50,000
KCG College of Technology  50,000
Jeppiaar Engineering College 60,000
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology 1,95,000
Madras Institute of Technology  56,160

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai for ECE

There are 120 Engineering colleges in Chennai offering courses in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Tabulated below is the list of top Engineering colleges in Chennai for ECE along with the number of ECE seats available.

Colleges Name  Electronics and Communication Engineering Seats 
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai 650+
SSN College of Engineering Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai 120+
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Jeppiaar Nagar, Chennai 480+
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R and D Institute of Science and Technology Avadi, Chennai 180+
Rajalakshmi Engineering College Thandalam, Chennai 240+
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology Vandalur, Chennai 120+
VELS School of Engineering Pallavaram, Chennai 60+
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Kelambakkam, Chennai 360+
Sri Sai Ram Engineering College Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai 360+
IIITDM Kancheepuram - Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Kancheepuram, Chennai 131+

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai for Mechanical

Mechanical Engineering is one of the most popular Engineering Specializations in Chennai. There are around 128 top Engineering colleges in Chennai offering Mechanical Engineering courses. Check out the number of seats available for Mechanical Engineering courses in the top Engineering Colleges in Chennai. Check: Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai for Mechanical Engineering

Colleges Name  Mechanical Engineering Seats 
IIT Madras 215+
Anna University 120+
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai 210+
SSN College of Engineering 120+
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology 180+
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R and D Institute of Science and Technology Avadi, Chennai 180+
Rajalakshmi Engineering College Thandalam, Chennai 180+
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology Vandalur, Chennai 120+
VELS School of Engineering Pallavaram, Chennai 120+
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Kelambakkam, Chennai 180+

The specialization one chooses matters a lot during the placement season. The most preferred stream among recruiters is CSE (Computer Science and Engineering). Check the links below for top engineering colleges in Chennai stream-wise.

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai: FAQs

Ques. Which is the No 1 College in Chennai?

Ans. Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT], Madras is considered the No 1 College in Chennai. IIT Madras is one of the best Engineering colleges in India because of its highly qualified faculties, high-quality education, and high Return on Investment.

Ques. Which College has the highest placement in Chennai?

Ans. IIT Madras has the highest placement among the top engineering colleges in Chennai. The Highest CTC stood at INR 1.98 CPA whereas the Average CTC stood at INR 21.48 LPA.

Ques. Which are the top 10 engineering colleges in Chennai?

Ans. The top 10 engineering colleges in Chennai are given below: 

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai
  • B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai
  • Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Chennai
  • Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai

Ques. Which are the top engineering colleges in Chennai?

Ans. NIRF, The Week, Outlook, and many other agencies have ranked IIT Madras as the top engineering college. Other best private colleges are Anna University, MIT (Chrompet), VIT (Vellore), and SRM.

Ques. Which college is best for BTech CSE in Chennai?

Ans. SRM Institute of Science and Technology, IIT Madras, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, and Vellore Institute of Technology VIT Chennai are some of the well-known and top Engineering colleges in Chennai that are best for Btech CSE Chennai.

Ques. Which are the different specializations offered by BTech Colleges in Chennai?

Ans. Top Engineering colleges in Chennai offer various UG, PG, and Doctorate level courses with various specializations. Some of the popular specializations are CSE, ECE, Mechanical Engineering, and Aeronautical Engineering.

Ques. What is the estimated fee for studying BTech in Chennai?

Ans. The cost of pursuing a BTech in Chennai is expensive as approximately 59% of the colleges have annual fees ranging from INR 2 to INR 3 lakh

Ques. What are the top 5 Aeronautical Engineering colleges in Chennai?

Ans. The top 5 Aeronautical Engineering colleges in Chennai are IIT Madras, Anna University, SSN College of Engineering, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, and Vel Tech Chennai.

Ques. What are the eligibility criteria for studying in top Engineering colleges in Chennai?

Ans. Candidates seeking to get admission to top Engineering colleges in Chennai must have to complete their 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 60 percent scores with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects from a recognized Board. Also, one must qualify for any Engineering entrance exam conducted at the National or State Level (Tamil Nadu) and may be required to sit for the Group discussion or Personal Interview round.

Ques. Which are the popular entrance exams to qualify for BTech from colleges in Chennai?

Ans. Various entrance exams accepted by colleges in Chennai for BTech include TNEA, JEE Main, SRMJEEE, CIEAT, VEE, JEE Advanced, TS EAMCET, VTUEEE, SAEEE, IMUCET, etc.

Ques. Which college is best for Btech CSE in Chennai?

Ans. SRM Institute of Science and Technology, IIT Madras, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, and Vellore Institute of Technology VIT Chennai are some of the well-known and top Engineering colleges in Chennai that are best for Btech CSE Chennai.

Ques. How can I get a seat at Chennai engineering college?

Ans. Candidates seeking to get seats in Chennai Engineering colleges must have to complete their 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 60 percent scores with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects from a recognized Board. Also, one must qualify for any Engineering entrance exam conducted at the National or State Level (Tamil Nadu) and may be required to sit for the Group discussion or Personal Interview round.

Ques. Which is the cheapest college for engineering in Chennai?

Ans. All India Institute of Technology and Management -[AIITM] Chennai, Madras Christian College - [MCC] Chennai, and Institute of Printing Technology - [IPT] Chennai are some of the cheapest colleges for Engineering in Chennai. The average annual fee is less than INR 50,000. 

Ques. Which are the different specializations offered by BTech Colleges in Chennai?

Ans. Top Engineering colleges in Chennai offer various UG, PG, and Doctorate level courses with various specializations. Some of the popular and different specializations offered by BTech Colleges in Chennai are listed below:

  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering

Ques. Which is the No 1 College in Chennai?

Ans. Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT], Madras is considered as the No 1 College in Chennai. IIT Madras is one of the best Engineering colleges in India because of its highly qualified faculties, high-quality education, and high Return on Investment. 

Ques. What are the top 10 colleges for engineering in Chennai?

Ans. Some of the top 10 colleges for engineering in Chennai are given below: 

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai
  • B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai
  • Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Chennai
  • Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai

Ques. Which is the top engineering college in Chennai?

Ans. NIRF, The Week, Outlook, and many other agencies have ranked IIT Madras as the top engineering college. Other best private colleges are

  • Anna University (Guindy)
  • MIT (Chrompet)
  • VIT (Vellore) 
  • SRM

Ques. How many engineering colleges are there in Chennai?

Ans. There are a total of 136 engineering colleges in Chennai.

Ques. Which college has the best placement?

Ans. Some of the top colleges in terms of placement include IIT, College of Engineering, and SRM IST.

Ques. What are the fees of IIT BTech?

Ans. The fees to pursue BTech from IIT varies from INR 10-15 lakh.

Ques. What are the top 10 colleges for engineering in Chennai?

Ans. IIT Madras, Anna University, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, and Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology are the top engineering colleges in Chennai; to see the complete; ist, check the complete article above.

Ques. Which is the No 1 college in Chennai?

Ans. IIT Madras is the No 1 college in Chennai to pursue engineering.

Ques. Which engineering course is best in Chennai?

Ans. BTech from IIT Madras or Anna University is the best engineering course in Chennai. These colleges are ranked No 1 by NIRF, The Week, and other ranking agencies in 2021.

Ques. Is Satyabhama a good college?

Ans. Satyabhama is a good college in terms of placement records, quality of education, and fees. BTech fees are INR 80,000 per year in Satyabhama which is very affordable compared to other colleges.

Ques. How can I join sathyabama university?

Ans. Students can apply online for applying to Btech or Mtech courses at Sathyabama University. Sathyabama University is now inviting applications for its undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The admission is based on JEE Main, GATE, or SAEEE exam scores.

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Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai Based on 2023 Ranking

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PopularityRatingHighest FeesLowest Fees

IIT Madras - Indian Institute of Technology - [IITM]
IIT Madras - Indian Institute of Technology - [IITM] logo
9/10 (13 Reviews)

BE/B.Tech

2.10 Lakhs

ME/M.Tech

19.85 K


NIRFranking 1 out of 300 in 2022

College of Engineering, Anna University - [CEG]

BE/B.Tech

31.06 K

ME/M.Tech

55.56 K


NIRFranking 9 out of 200 in 2019

SSN College of Engineering - [SSNCE]
SSN College of Engineering - [SSNCE] logo
8.9/10 (8 Reviews)

BE/B.Tech

50.00 K

ME/M.Tech

50.00 K


NIRFranking 48 out of 300 in 2022

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology logo
8.4/10 (21 Reviews)

BE/B.Tech

2.40 Lakhs

ME/M.Tech

2.65 Lakhs


NIRFranking 54 out of 300 in 2022

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science - [HITS]
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science - [HITS] logo
8.5/10 (2 Reviews)

BE/B.Tech

2.29 Lakhs

ME/M.Tech

1.25 Lakhs


NIRFranking 152 out of 300 in 2022

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University - [TANUVAS]

BE/B.Tech

21.41 K

M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering

33.33 K


NIRFranking 108 out of 200 in 2019

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Sri Sairam Engineering College
Sri Sairam Engineering College logo
8.6/10 (7 Reviews)

BE/B.Tech

50.00 K

ME/M.Tech

25.00 K


NIRFranking 157 out of 300 in 2022

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology - [BSAU]

BE/B.Tech

85.00 K

ME/M.Tech

40.00 K


NIRFranking 102 out of 300 in 2022

Rajalakshmi Engineering College - [REC]
Rajalakshmi Engineering College - [REC] logo
8.8/10 (4 Reviews)

BE/B.Tech

50.00 K

ME/M.Tech

50.00 K


NIRFranking 95 out of 300 in 2022

Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute
Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute logo
8.3/10 (6 Reviews)

BE/B.Tech

80.00 K

ME/M.Tech

80.00 K


NIRFranking 201 out of 300 in 2022

Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing - [IIITDM]

BE/B.Tech

1.35 Lakhs

ME/M.Tech

65.45 K


NIRFranking 184 out of 300 in 2022

SRM Institute of Science and Technology - [SRMIST]
SRM Institute of Science and Technology - [SRMIST] logo
7.8/10 (133 Reviews)

BE/B.Tech

2.50 Lakhs

ME/M.Tech

4.50 Lakhs


NIRFranking 24 out of 300 in 2022

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Vellore Institute of Technology - [VIT]
Vellore Institute of Technology - [VIT] logo
8.2/10 (30 Reviews)

BE/B.Tech

1.98 Lakhs

ME/M.Tech

1.93 Lakhs



Bharath University - Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research - [BIHER]

BE/B.Tech

1.50 Lakhs

M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering

46.00 K


ranking 7 out of 160 in 2022

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies

BE/B.Tech

2.87 Lakhs

M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering

75.00 K


NIRFranking 159 out of 300 in 2022

Madras Institute of Technology- [MIT]

BE/B.Tech

52.16 K

ME/M.Tech

50.00 K



Chennai Institute of Technology - [CIT]
Chennai Institute of Technology - [CIT] logo
8.7/10 (19 Reviews)

BE/B.Tech

55.00 K

ME/M.Tech

50.00 K


NIRFranking 175 out of 300 in 2022

Velammal Engineering College - [VEC]

BE/B.Tech

65.00 K

ME/M.Tech

75.00 K


NIRFranking 251 out of 300 in 2020

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Jeppiaar Engineering College
Jeppiaar Engineering College logo

Jeppiaar Engineering College

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

8.8/10 (1 Reviews)

BE/B.Tech

60.00 K

ME/M.Tech

50.00 K



S.A. Engineering College
S.A. Engineering College logo

S.A. Engineering College

Chennai, Tamil Nadu


BE/B.Tech

60.00 K

ME/M.Tech

60.00 K


ranking 123 out of 238 in 2022

Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology - [CIPET]

Polytechnic

41.55 K

BE/B.Tech

31.95 K