LIST OF TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN KARNATAKA BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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There are many top engineering colleges in Karnataka, the state of M. Visvesaraya, after whom the Engineer’s Day is celebrated. These colleges are ranked by agencies like NIRF and offer different courses for Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and ECE.

  • There are 300 colleges in the state, including 57 government and 243 private engineering colleges in Karnataka.
  • Some of the top names in the state include IIT Dharwad, NIT Surathkal, IISc Bangalore, RV College of Engineering and NIT Udupi.
  • Admissions are done through KCET, JEE Main, GATE, and other popular entrance exams.
  • The average fee structure of these colleges per year ranges from INR 50,000-3,00,000 for BTech and INR 30,000-1,50,000 for MTech.
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Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: Rankings

Colleges in India are ranked by ranking agencies every year on the basis of different parameters. These agencies release overall lists for colleges and also separate lists according to specializations like Engineering, Management, Medical, Law, Pharmacy, etc. Some of the examples of lists released by these agencies are Top Engineering Colleges in India, Top BTech Colleges in Delhi NCR, etc.

btech admissions in top engineering colleges in karnataka

Source: Official Websites

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: Public vs Private

Karnataka hosts some of the most premium engineering colleges in India including IIT, NIT and IISc and many other top private engineering colleges in India. The ratio of private engineering colleges in Karnataka to public engineering colleges in Karnataka is as below:

top engineering colleges in karnataka

Source: Official Survey

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: Admission Process

Admissions to the top engineering colleges in Karnataka are mainly conducted through engineering entrance exams, both in-house and national. There are also many state-level engineering entrance exams in Karnataka admitting students.

  • Karnataka engineering colleges admit approx. 1,10,000 students for B.Tech./B.E. program every year.
  • The total no. of M.Tech. seats in the state in 2016-17 were 12,896 as per AICTE records.
  • Popular engineering entrance exams for B.E./B.Tech. courses in Karnataka include JEE Main, KCET, PESSAT, and AUEET.
  • For those students who want to pursue M.E./M.Tech. from top engineering colleges in Karnataka, most of the universities consider GATE, Karnataka PGCET, PESSAT, and DSAT.

IISc Bangalore

IISc Bangalore is one of the top engineering colleges in India and offers engineering courses with a specific focus on research. The institute ranks No. 2 in India in the latest QS University Rankings.

  • The IISc Bangalore admissions generally take place between February 1- April 30.
  • IISc Bangalore is a research-oriented institute and thus offers the degree of B.S.(Research) in the field of Engineering to students rather than offering a B.Tech./B.E. degree.
  • The institute offers students 120 seats for the B.S.(Research) program and admits 400 students for its master's degree courses.
  • In the master's degree courses, 50 of the total seats are reserved for sponsored candidates.
  • Sponsored candidates include those recommended by the defence services, DRDO, ISRO, etc.

For the B.S. program in engineering, the premium institute considers scores of exams like KVPY and IIT-JEE. The institute asks for a minimum score in IIT-JEE (Main and Advanced) exam as mentioned below:

Category Minimum Score
General 60%
OBC-NCL 54%
SC/ST/PH 30%

IISc Bangalore: Spot Admissions

IISc Bangalore also has a provision for giving spot admissions to students for B.S. (Research) program. This is done to fill in the vacant seats remaining. The following graphs give details of which ranks are shortlisted for the spot admission rounds.

  • Final Round (August 13, 2019)

iisc bangalore last spot round cutoff

JEE (Advanced) rank holders of 6001-10000 from the EWS category were also shortlisted.

  • Second Last Round (August 1, 2019)

The college held multiple rounds to shortlist students as former students used to withdraw. The below charts give details of ranks asked in the second last round for JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

IISc Bangalore Cut off, JEE Main, JEE Advanced

Apart from its highly reputed research-oriented B.S. (Research) course, IISc Bangalore also offers students M.Tech. courses.

  • An important criterion for students to be eligible to pursue M.Tech. from IISc Bangalore should be a valid GATE score on August 1 of the corresponding year.
  • 12.5% of the total M.Tech. seats in IISc Bangalore are reserved for sponsored candidates.
  • IISc Bangalore M.Tech. is offered in 19 different specializations.

The following chart lists the seat intake in various M.Tech. specializations of IISc Bangalore.

iisc bangalore mtech admissions

Source:  Official IISc Website

IIT Dharwad

  • IIT Dharwad was established in 2016 and the first batch is yet to pass out. It’s inauguration added a name to the already existing list of the top engineering colleges in India and specifically to the top engineering colleges in Karnataka.
  • The institute intakes 120 students for its B.Tech. program with 40 students for each of the branches.
  • IIT Dharwad currently offers Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Mechanical Engineering (ME).

The following table mentions the number of students admitted in the previous years.

Year No. of Admissions
2016 113
2017 114
2018 117

NIT Surathkal

NIT Surathkal also offers its students B.Tech. and M.Tech. courses. The seat reservation for B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from NIT Surathkal is as:

Entrance Exam No. of Seats
IIT-JEE 46
DASA 9

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: Private

Karnataka also hosts many popular private engineering colleges like R.V. College of Engineering, PES University, Manipal University, etc. These universities also admit students mainly on the basis of entrance exams. The following 2 charts show the student intake of R.V. College of Engineering-[RVCE] on the basis of various entrances.

RVCE Bangalore, Engineering Quota

Source: Official Website

With a literacy rate of 75.36%, Karnataka has always established itself as one of the top pioneers in engineering education in India.

  • 1,00,000+ students graduate from M.Tech. and B.Tech. Colleges in Karnataka.
  • The state provides a good IT environment to sustain the graduates from top engineering colleges in Karnataka.
  • With the capital Bangalore as the IT hub, many graduates come to the state even from other states of India to pursue their graduation from the top engineering colleges in Karnataka.

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: NIRF

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has released the latest college rankings for 2019. The top engineering colleges in Karnataka NIRF rankings are as below:

College Name NIRF Ranking 2020 NIRF Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fees
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal 13 21 +8 INR 1,51,500
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal 45 43 -2 INR 3,35,000
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum 55 NP - INR 78,500
M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore 59 64 +5 INR 66,800
International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore 62 65 +3 INR 2,68,00
R. V. College of Engineering 70 63 -7 INR 10,00,000
B.M.S. College of Engineering 73 69 -4 INR 2,30,000
Siddaganga Institute of Technology 91 79 -12 INR 79,500
PES University 93 149 +56 INR 3,30,000
New Horizon College of Engineering 114 106 -8 INR 2,50,000

There are 5 different parameters involved for these rankings:

  • Teacher, Learning and Resource (TLR)
  • Research, Professional Practice & Collaborative Performance (RPC)
  • Graduation Outcome (GO)
  • Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)
  • Perception (PR)

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: Under CET

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET) or simply KCET is a state-level entrance exam for admission in a majority of top engineering colleges in Karnataka.

  • The exam is managed by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).
  • KCET is an offline exam, held for admissions to Engineering, AYUSH, Farm Science, B.Pharm. Courses.
  • KCET 2020 registrations will tentatively start on February 1.
  • Every year, more than 1.5 lakh students register for KCET.

The following is a list of top engineering colleges in Karnataka under CET:

  • R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • PES University, Bangalore
  • National Institute of Engineering, Mysore
  • University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan

Most of the top engineering colleges in Karnataka consider CET as the sole entrance exam for engineering aspirants, however, some also entertain the results of PESSAT (PES Scholastic Aptitude Test) and COMEDK (Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka).

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: Under VTU

Visvesvaraya Technological University-[VTU], Belgaum, is one of the top engineering universities in India and also in Karnataka.

  • The university, which is named after Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya, is the first university in India to adopt innovative steps in the examination reforms by adopting Digital Evaluation System in 2011-12.
  • There are 218 top engineering colleges in Karnataka under VTU.
  • These institutes collectively enroll over 4,67,100 undergraduate students and 12,666 postgraduate students.
  • 16 colleges affiliated to VTU, Belgaum has been recognized by the World Bank to get assistance for setting up of laboratories and other research centers.

Given below is a list of top engineering colleges in Karnataka under VTU:

  • R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • National Institute of Engineering, Mysore
  • Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot
  • RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Admissions for B.Tech. in top engineering colleges in Karnataka under VTU are done through both Karnataka CET and JEE Main. VTU Karnataka conducts its own entrance test for M.Tech. admissions in its top engineering colleges in Karnataka.

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: Placement Wise

The top engineering colleges in Karnataka offer world-class infrastructure, campus and placement opportunities to students.

  • An average engineering college in Karnataka receives 200+ offers every year.
  • The average package ranges from INR 7-9 lakh in popular colleges.
  • Recruiters from almost every sector visit campuses of best engineering colleges in Karnataka. These include the likes of Deloitte, IBM, L&T, Google and CISCO.

With an aim to deliver quality education to the students, these best engineering colleges in India are dedicated to boosting engineering expertise in both the state and the nation. That’s why so many Indian students visit the state for their higher education.

  • An average engineering institute in Karnataka gets 200+ placement offers from 90+ recruiters every year.
  • Institutes like Manipal Institute of Technology get up to 700 offers at times.
  • The average package at NIT is around 7.5 lakh while at IISc it goes around 14-16 lakh.

top engineering colleges in karnataka placements

Source: Institute Websites

IIT Dharwad’s first batch is set to pass out in the year 2020. The popular recruiters for engineering graduates are tabulated below.

Deloitte CISCO Siemens
Larsen & Turbo Amazon Intel
Adobe Cognizant ITC
eBay Microsoft IBM
Google Ericsson Goldman Sachs
Placement trends also depend on the stream you choose. Click on the links below to check top engineering colleges in Karnataka stream-wise:

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: For Computer Science

Computer Science is an emerging field and holds the majority of future job stakes.

  • In the past 5 years, Computer Science enrolment increased by 32.2%, while Electrical and Electronics Engineering enrolment increased by 18.8% and 20.4% respectively.
  • As the World Economic Forum reports, graduates from top engineering colleges in India made 20.7% of the total world STEM graduates, including computer science.

Following is a list of some of the top engineering colleges in Karnataka for Computer Science:

  • National Institute of Technology, Surathkal
  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  • M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore

Note: The average package in top engineering colleges in Karnataka for computer science ranges from INR 4-7 lakh.

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: For Mechanical Engineering

  • Approximately 2.5 lakh students enroll for mechanical engineering in India every year.
  • An evergreen branch of engineering, mechanical engineering employs concepts of engineering, physics and material science for the design and analysis of mechanical systems.
  • There are 251 top engineering colleges in Karnataka for mechanical engineering.

The list below mentions some of the best mechanical engineering colleges in Karnataka:

  • National Institute of Technology, Surathkal
  • BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • National Institute of Engineering, Mysore

Note: The average package in some of the top engineering colleges in Karnataka for mechanical engineering ranges from INR 3-4 lakh.

The below chart shows specializations comparison in a public and private engineering college in Karnataka.

engineering specializations

Source: Official Websites

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Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: FAQs

Ques. How many top engineering colleges are there in Karnataka?

Ans. There are 293 top engineering colleges in Karnataka.

Ques. What is the government fees for engineering in Karnataka?

Ans. The fees in government engineering colleges in Karnataka vary from college to college. For most of the institutes, first year B.Tech. fee ranges from INR 50,000-90,000. In some cases, it also goes up to INR 1,50,000.

Ques. Which colleges are best for engineering in Karnataka?

Ans. Following is a list of some of the top engineering colleges in Karnataka:

  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surathkal
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Dharwad
  • R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • PES University, Bangalore
  • University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore

Apart from these, there are many other top engineering colleges in Karnataka.

Ques. Which course is best in engineering?

Ans. Following courses are considered best for engineering:

  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)

Ques. Which type of engineering has the highest salary?

Ans. The following 4 engineering stream graduates have been found to fetch some of the most amazing packages:

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Marine Engineering

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

Ans. National Institute of Technology-[NIT], Surathkal is considered to be the best engineering college in Karnataka for mechanical engineering. Others include:

  • BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • National Institute of Engineering, Mysore

Ques. Which college is best for CSE in Bangalore?

Ans. Some of the best engineering colleges in Bangalore for CSE are:

  • M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore

Ques. Which college is best for civil engineering in Karnataka?

Ans. Top engineering colleges in Karnataka for civil engineering list include:

  • R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • National Institute of Engineering, Mysore

Ques. How many autonomous engineering colleges are there in Karnataka?

Ans. Currently, as per the official records, there are 16 autonomous engineering colleges in Karnataka.

Ques. Which is the best college in Karnataka for PUC?

Ans. There are many colleges in Karnataka for PUC students. Some of them are:

  • Mahesh PU College, Mangalore
  • Sharada PU College, Mangalore
  • Sadvidya PU Colleges, Mysore
  • SJM Independent PU College, Chitradurga

Ques. Is BVB autonomous college?

Ans. The KLE Technological University, formerly known as BVB College of Engineering, became an academically autonomous college in 2007.

Ques. Is Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering good?

Ans. Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering is one of the best engineering colleges in Bangalore offering students good faculty, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and a lush green campus. The college also has a good crowd to offer.

Ques. Which engineering college has best placement?

Ans. IISc Bangalore and the R.V. College of Engineering offer students some of the best placement packages. The average annual CTC offered are INR 15 lakh and INR 8.63 lakh in these 2 institutes respectively.

Ques. Which is the first university of Karnataka?

Ans. University of Mysore was the first university of Karnataka.

Ques. How many top engineering colleges in India are there?

Ans. There are currently over 4,644 top engineering colleges in India.

Ques. What is the fee for KCET?

Ans. The application fee for KCET is:

  • INR 650 for General and OBC categories
  • INR 500 for SC/ST students
  • INR 750 for candidates residing outside Karnataka
  • INR 5000 for candidates residing outside India

Ques. How many students appeared for KCET 2019?

Ans. Approximately 1,78,000 students appeared for KCET 2019.

Ques. How many colleges are under VTU?

Ans. There are 194 affiliated top engineering colleges in Karnataka under VTU (Visvesvaraya Technological University).

Ques. Which is the best engineering college in Bangalore?

Ans. It won’t be suitable to list a particular college as best in Bangalore as there are many parameters involved. However, in the latest NIRF 2019 rankings, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore tops the list with an All India Rank of 33. Apart from that, R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore also ranks at No. 35.

Ques. What are the subjects in civil engineering?

Ans. Some of the Civil engineering subjects in India include:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Geoinformatics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Building Materials and Construction
  • Structural Analysis
  • Design of Steel

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Cultura is the annual fest that takes place in the college every year. this year it was grand it had a lot of sponsorship so this year it was fantastic , it is usually conducted in march library is only one in basic science branch which is bad every branch should have there own library and at a time only two books is allowed which is also less classrooms are good sports and extra curricular activities are there only if you have prior knowledge in that field no body is going to tech you . many clubs are there but u may not know for example rise club, dsc club, well being club

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It's an awesome place to unit with friends and other students. They conduct fest which is a platform to celebrate the cultural and learn the skills to organize, interact with others and enjoy with friends. There is sports day conducted between inter level.

Course Curriculum Overview :

I have an wonderful teaching staff, who are having diverse knowledge to teach students. Who are always enthusiastic and ready to teach the students, and reach out in each way possible and support the students in the best way.

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Students become eligible once they clear all the exams from 5th sem and related TYL training. They would provide internship opportunities turn into employment, and they try their best to get the best IT companies in campus.

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The life at the campus is pretty cool, they provide a lot of facilities like a library which is opened from 7am to 9pm, students get the opportunity to play both indoor and outdoor games. There is a huge cafeteria where students prefer to hang out most of their time. The college conducts a lot of cultural and circular activities including an annual fest "CULTURA" which brings the whole campus together.

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A separate Training and placement wing exists for outgoing students for placements and higher education, along with soft skills training & entrepreneur development training. The first batch of outgoing students has already been placed in organizations such as Koch, EY, Whitehatjr, etc and the college has a decent placement record with a good package.

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