LIST OF TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN KOLKATA BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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The top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata offer both full-time and distance MBA education. The state has 10 dedicated colleges offering premium Engineering degrees to thousands of students. 

  • The state of West Bengal has a total of 16 engineering colleges, out of which, 10 are situated in Kolkata. 
  • The list of these top colleges includes JIS College of Engineering, Jadavpur University, and IEM Kolkata (Institute of Engineering and Management), among many others.
  • Some of the specializations these colleges offer are Computer Science Engineering, Food Technology, and Marine Engineering. 
  • Jadavpur University has been ranked as the best Engineering College of the city. 

Top Engineering Colleges in India 

Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata with Ranking

College Name

Ranking 2020

Jadavpur University

17 (NIRF)

Heritage Institute of Technology

154 (NIRF)

Institute of Engineering & Management

191 (NIRF)

MAKAUT - Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology 57 (India Today)
JIS College of Engineering 75 (India Today)
Heritage Institute of Technology 142 (India Today)
Techno International New Town 171 (India Today)
MCKV Institute of Engineering (MCKVIE) 218 (India Today)
Guru Nanak Institute of Technology (GNIT) 229 (India Today)
JIS College of Engineering 71 (Outlook)
Budge Budge Institute Of Technology 107 (Outlook)
Guru Nanak Institute Of Technology 130 (Outlook)
Narula Institute of Technology 135 (Outlook)

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) works as a ranking agency for colleges and universities in India. It is run and managed by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. NIRF ranks its colleges on the basis of a set of parameters it has. It assigns scores for each parameter and a final total score. The following chart symbolizes how much each parameter weighs in the total score.

NIRF has ranked Jadavpur University as the Best Engineering College in Kolkata. The institute has been functioning since 1955.

  • Jadavpur University grabbed 17th All India Rank among all the Best Engineering College in India as per the NIRF Ranking survey 2020.
  • Other premier institutes included in this list are IEM Kolkata - Institute of Engineering and Management and Heritage Institute of Technology. IEM Kolkata - Institute of Engineering and Management ranks 2nd in Kolkata and 191 in India, whereas, Heritage Institute of Technology ranks 3rd in the city and 154th best Engineering College in the country.
  • Many superlative colleges such as JIS College of Engineering didn’t participate in NIRF Ranking Survey 2020.

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

The Outlook has ranked JIS College of Engineering as the best Engineering college in Kolkata. The institute has secured 71st rank in all over India.

  • Jadavpur University and IEM Kolkata - Institute of Engineering and Management have not been included in the survey conducted by the Outlook.
  • Colleges have seen significant improvement since last year.
  • Narula Institute of Technology failed to make in the top 130 colleges of India.

India Today has also ranked MAKAUT (Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology) as the best Engineering college in Kolkata in 2019. The institute has been ranked 57th all over India.

  • JIS College of Engineering has been ranked 75th in 2019 by India Today.
  • Other top institutes included in this list of 2019 are Techno International New Town and Guru Nanak Institute of Technology - GNIT.
  • Six institutes of Kolkata have ranked in the top 250 colleges of India.

Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata with Fees

College

Annual Fees

Jadavpur University

INR 2,400 

Institute of Engineering and Management

INR 81,200 

Heritage Institute of Technology

INR 1,16,200

Techno India

INR 89,200

RCC Institute of Information Technology

INR 1,04,800

Netaji Subhash Engineering College

INR 97,500

Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

INR 1,16,200

Aliah University

INR 14,100 

Government College of Engineering And Ceramic Technology

INR 29,950 

Calcutta University

INR 9,094 

BP Poddar Institute of Management and Technology

INR 3,70,200

JIS University

INR 1,18,600

St Thomas College of Engineering and Technology

INR 1,01,550

Future Institute of Technology

INR 1,11,500

Budge Budge Institute of Technology

INR 110,500

Fee Structure in Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata

Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata with Best ROI (Return on Investment)

College

Average Annual Fee

Average Placement

ROI Rank*

Jadavpur University

INR 30,000

10.8 Lacs

1

MAKAUT - Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology

INR 60,300

3.2 Lacs

2

IEM Kolkata - Institute of Engineering and Management

INR 81,200

3.5 Lacs

3

JIS College of Engineering

INR 129,200

4 Lacs

4

NIT - Narula Institute of Technology

INR 129,800

4 Lacs 

5

Heritage Institute of Technology

INR 116,200

3.5 Lacs 

6

BBIT - Budge Budge Institute of Technology

INR 90,500

1.3 Lacs 

7

ROI is of extraordinary significance, as it comes with the potential of long-term decision making. The ROI rank tells you how profitable it is to pursue a particular course from a particular college. It is the comparison of the return you get (placement) on your investment (fees). The following are the top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata according to ROI.

*Return on Investment = {(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)}*100%

Jadavpur University happens to be the best Engineering college in terms of ROI. Though the institute charges a small amount of INR 30,000, it offers an average package of around INR 1.08 LPA.

  • MAKAUT - Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology is one of the top Engineering colleges in Kolkata, which also secures its place among these top institutes when ranked ROI wise.
  • Other top colleges included in this list are IEM Kolkata - Institute of Engineering and Management and JIS College of Engineering.

Top Private Engineering Colleges in Kolkata

College

Annual Fees

Heritage Institute of Technology

INR 90,000

Institute of Engineering and Management

INR 81,200

Narula Institute of Technology

INR 90,000

Adamas University

INR 1,72,800

Budge Budge Institute of Technology

INR 1,10,500

Future Institute of Engineering and Management

INR 1,14,000

Dream Institute of Technology

INR 82,000

University of Engineering and Management

INR 1,20,000

JIS College of Engineering

INR 1,17,000

Guru Nanak Institute of Technology

INR 1,29,800

  • Heritage Institute of Technology demands the highest fee for engineering courses and the amount falls around INR 3 Lacs.
  • Best college with the lowest fee structure is Jadavpur University, demanding an amount of INR 30,000 for the engineering courses.
  • Other colleges in the same run demand college fees in the range of INR 1-4 Lacs.

Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata: Admission Process

There are a total of 65 Engineering Colleges In Kolkata out of which there are 50 private and 15 public engineering colleges. These colleges give admissions mainly on the basis of top Engineering entrance exams like JEE, GATE, WBJEE, etc.

Number of Top Engineering Colleges In Kolkata

Mentioned below are some of the top Engineering Colleges In Kolkata and their details:

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Ever since its inception in 1955, Jadavpur University has provided quality education to thousands of students each year. It offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctorate programs in various streams including Architecture, Engineering, Education, Science, and Social Science. 

  • The admission is based on the qualifying entrance exams. 
  • It is one of the oldest functional universities in the country.
  • Ranking 17th overall for the year of 2020 on NIRF, it has affiliations from UGC, NAAC, AIU, and AICTE. 
  • The study curriculum is based on interactive research practices, delivered by the top faculty. 
  • Some of the most famous recruiters are Goldman Sachs, MS, Ernst & Young, and Amazon.
  • Jadavpur University is ranked as one of the best government colleges in India and has a remarkable Computer Science Department. 
  • Along with GATE and GPAT, WBJEE is also considered by the university. 

This year, more than 80 companies visited the campus for recruitment and 150+ offers were accepted by the students.

  • The highest package received by the students this year was INR 27 LPA.
  • The average CTC of the top 20% of students was INR 10 LPA. 

Institute Of Engineering And Management (IEM), Kolkata 

Being operative since 1989, the Institute Of Engineering And Management (IEM), Kolkata has been ranked as the 2nd best Engineering College in Kolkata by NIRF this year. 

  • It takes the 79th position as the top private engineering college in India. 
  • The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Management and Engineering courses. 
  • It has the accreditation of AICTE and UGC. 

Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata: Entrance Exam Wise

Admissions in Kolkata Engineering Colleges are done mainly through entrance exams like WBJEE, JEE MAIN, and, GATE. Some institutes might admit students on the basis of merit or through some quota offered by them.

Listed below are some of the entrance exams for admission in top Engineering Colleges In Kolkata and the number of colleges accepting them.

  • West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (WBJEE) is a state-government controlled centralized test, conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board for engineering admissions.
  • A majority of admissions are driven through JEE.     

Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata as per WBJEE with Cutoff

College

WBJEE Cutoff

Jadavpur University

711

Institute of Engineering and Management

7254

Heritage Institute of Technology

16692

Techno India

80262

RCC Institute of Information Technology

54955

Netaji Subhash Engineering College

80272

Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

16692

Aliah University

11477

Government College of Engineering And Ceramic Technology

9223

Calcutta University

19856

Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata as per JEE Main with Cut Off

College 

JEE Cutoff

Heritage Institute of Technology

16692

Techno India University

80262

Institute of Engineering and Management

7254

Bengal Institute of Technology

80244

Budge Budge Institute of Technology

80473

Future Institute of Technology

80272

RCC Institute of Information Technology

54955

St Thomas College of Engineering and Technology

25287

JIS University

79384

BP Poddar Institute of Management and Technology

39643

Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata: Course Review Rating

Course

Top College

Course Rating 

Computer Engineering

Jadavpur University

9

Electrical Engineering

Jadavpur University

9

Mechanical Engineering

MAKAUT

6

Chemical Engineering

Calcutta University

-

Civil Engineering

Heritage Institute of Technology

6

Marine Engineering

The Neotia University

5

Automotive Engineering

International Institute of Management and Technical Studies

-

Biomedical

Adamas University

8

Biotechnology

Techno India

8.2

Food Technology & Biochemical Engineering

Jadavpur University

9

Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata for BTech with Placement

College

Top Recruiting Companies

Average Salary

Jadavpur University

Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Rockwell Automation, Goldman Sachs, Godrej Boyce,  Hindustan Corporation Petroleum Limited, etc. 

INR 19.96 LPA

Institute of Engineering and Management

NIIT Technologies, Reliance Communications, Sun Knowledge, Crustal Chemicals and Engineers, Tech Mahindra, etc.  

INR 7.14 LPA

Heritage Institute of Technology

TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Jhonson & Johnson, Philips, Capgemini, ITC Infotech, Godrej, Polaris, Odessa, etc. 

INR 3.35 LPA

Techno India

TCS, CTS, BYJUS, WIPRO,  Amazon, Wipro, Honeywell, IBM, Capgemini, Mindtree, Deloitte, Johnson Controls, etc. 

INR 3.5 LPA

RCC Institute of Information Technology

Demandfarm, Global Ids, Cognizant, Infosysextra Marks, IBM, TCS, etc.

INR 3.55 LPA

Netaji Subhash Engineering College

TCS, Wipro, Amazon, Infotech, Hindustan Copper Limited, Microland, Capgemini, Accolite

INR 3.60 LPA

Heritage Institute of Technology

Wipro, Infosys, Capgemini, IBM, ITC, Accenture, TCS, Cognizant, Mahindra, Phillips, Amazon, Infosys, etc. 

INR 4 LPA

Aliah University

Amazon, Tata Consultancy Service, Wipro, Byjus, Flipkart, Google, Microsoft, Chickpea Technologies, Ceasefire Industries

  

INR 2.5 LPA

Government College of Engineering And Ceramic Technology

TCS, L&T LTD.,  Infosys, CTS, Wipro, Proact, Tech Mahindra, Vedanta, Syntel, Hindustan Copper Limited, etc. 

INR 3.5 LPA

Calcutta University

Reliancs, TCS, Infosys, Delloite, ENY, PWC

INR 4 LPA

Thousands of students find their careers through the grace of placement drives at Kolkata Engineering Colleges. To narrow the scale, here's a table comparing the sector-wise placement of IEM Kolkata:

Year of Passing

Students enrolled for placements 

Number of offer letters 

Placement Percentage

Companies Visited

2019

106

223

100%

9

2018

101

223

100%

9

2017

96

205

100%

12

Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata for Computer Science

College

Annual Fees

Jadavpur University

INR 2,400

Institute of Engineering and Management 

INR 81,200

Heritage Institute of Technology

INR 1,16,200

Neotia University

INR 1,40,000

MAKAUT

INR 49,000

JIS University 

INR 1,18,600

Techno India

INR 89,200

Amity University

INR 2,07,000

Adamas University

INR 1,72,800

Future Institute of Engineering and Management

INR 1,14,000

The ever-expanding stream of Computer Science in engineering charges an annual influx of 20 Lacs students. The outsourcing services of India's IT management is a billion-dollar agency. Here are some of the best colleges for a crackling Computer Science degree:

  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Techno India University
  • JIS College of Engineering, Kolkata

Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata: FAQs

Ques.  Which college is best for Engineering in Kolkata?

Ans. The best Engineering Colleges in Kolkata are: 

Ques. How many Engineering colleges are there in Kolkata?

Ans. There are a total of 65 Engineering colleges in Kolkata.

Ques. What is the average cost of Engineering colleges in Kolkata?

Ans. The average cost of the Engineering course in Kolkata is 1 Lac.

Ques. Are there any entrance exams for Engineering admission?

Ans. The Engineering colleges accept the results of entrance exams. The colleges do not have their personal entrance exams and rely on the merit of exams like WBJEE, JEE MAIN, GATE, and JEXPO.

Ques. Which college guarantees the highest pass out salary?

Ans. Jadavpur University promises the highest pass out salary, i.e. 15-20 Lacs. 

Reviews

AK
7.6 /10

Placement Experience :

Placements are fair enough for cse/it and ece . If you are taking EE, ME and CI then you have to think about your self study because core companies are very less . And if some core company will come in that case they'll get very low packages. One benefits is that , there are lot of sales and marketing companies are coming in this college and they are offering quite good package around 7-10 lacs .

Campus Life :

Okay so every student wants a huge campus, playground, smart classrooms. Yeah you'll get a good campus here . A small playground,but most of the guys opt playing in the nearby parks . Classrooms are well equipped with projector, AC, duct. Every year a cultural fest and sports fest is organised by College committee, so someone can participate in that .

Loan/ Scholarship Provisions :

Fees are too high in this college. If you are opting engineering then you have to pay something around 650000 college fees for four years. It doesn't include examination fees which is 2k per semester. As far I know no scholarship will be provided by college

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AM
7.5 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

Now I'm in 4th year student. I feel very much comfortable to our teachers , professor ect . The IEM - ME faculty is very strict . regular student , regular assignment , - with above 75% attendance . Mainly . Student max of a year 60 .

Campus Life :

IEM - Kolkata campus is the biggest Engineering Collage of Eest Bengal . IEM have 3 campus 1. Management House For (1ST year & ME.EEE.EE with MBA) 2 . Gurukul Campus for ( IT.CSE.ECE)

Placement Experience :

In 7 th semester students are eligible to campus placement. Some company name for placement TCS . INFOSYS. COGNIZANT. COOLING TOWER . HITACHI. BLUE STAR . ISRA - STUDENT CHAPTER. ect

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S
1.0 /10

Campus Life :

Campus is in a village area where nothing is there. College is in Barasat where nothing is there to view. If you want to stay in college campus there are girls hostel and boys hostel. Charged 5000 per bed in 2017. In a room 4 people stay, But in barasat if you pay 2000 you will get a hole room. That is the mentality of the college, they just want your money nothing else.

Course Curriculum Overview :

Faculty members is c graded teacher. they just help you what they want to help but there is also very helpful teacher also but they go to other college after 1year. every time I like some teacher after few months they are not with brainware anymore. Brainware is a only money centric college they don't give you learning.

Placement Experience :

Placement is the worst thing of this college. In 2020 our batch have only 30-40 people placed in bpo like job but in news paper they advertise that 90% student of there college is placed. How? even from feb there is no placement happen because of corona lockdown. They just lie to they world.

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RM
4.3 /10

Placement Experience :

The placement department is hopeless for the management department they try to invite some companies but according to my seniors mostly poor roles are provided and students tends to pursue their masters after the completion. Companies like TCS, Byjus, Paytm, Deloitte, wipro visits campus for placement and the average pay is around 3lpa. The alumni network is still growing not much to brag about. I think the placement team should start working hard and take the placement season seriously for the students.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course curriculum according to me can be improved with some corporate visits and guest lecturer beside that few teachers are really good and have mastered the art of teaching but sometimes it's a mixed bag, I feel like the management building needs a dedicated library and more practical approach while teaching, the course Structure is fair but lack any sort of specialization it'd be great if the university add specialization at the undergraduate level like in finance, marketing and HR to name a few.

College Events :

The campus life is a mixed bag of feelings we don't have acres of land, we've a building and talking about the extracurricular activities they're very few to be very honest and lack opportunities. We've some sports team and some other creative teams but the engagement there is very low. The fests are not that great either like I'm in second year and due to covid-19 I've never experienced any fest so far all I heard from my seniors is that the fests are pretty sad and not to expect much.

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