LIST OF TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN VISAKHAPATNAM BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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The top engineering colleges in Visakhapatnam include institutes like the College of Engineering Visakhapatnam and Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering. Some of the common courses provided by these institutes include - Computer Science Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical engineering, etc. 

  • There are a total of 42 colleges in the city of Visakhapatnam ranked by reputed agencies. Out of all, 2 are government colleges whereas 39 are private engineering colleges in Visakhapatnam. 
  • Out of these the Andhra University or College of Engineering Visakhapatnam is ranked as the best engineering college of Visakhapatnam by many ranking agencies, including NIRF ranking 2020.
  • All of the colleges in the city offer B.Tech and M.Tech full-time under various specializations. 

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam: Rankings 

Ranking agencies like NIRF, Economic Times, Business Today, The Week and many more releases the list of top engineering colleges every year. These rankings are based on parameters like - Teaching, Learning & Resources, Graduation Outcomes, Facilities and many more.

In the below tables, the list of top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam as per various ranking agencies is mentioned.

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam: NIRF Ranking

NIRF is the national ranking agency that ranks colleges and universities in India and it is run by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The list below shows top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam as per NIRF rankings 2019 and 2020.

Institute Name

NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF Ranking 2019

Change

Average Annual Fees

College of Engineering Visakhapatnam

69

59

-10

INR 10,000

Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering

188

198

+10

INR 1,11,000

  • College of Engineering Visakhapatnam has been consistent in remaining as the topmost university of the city. Its ranking has however dropped by 10 positions this year.
  • Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering on the other hand has been able to improve its ranking by 10 positions.
  • NIRF bases its rankings on 5 different parameters that include teaching and learning resource, graduation outcome, outreach and inclusivity, and many more.

The following graph shows the weightage given to each parameter under NIRF rankings:

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Source: NIRF Official Website

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam: The Week Ranking

The Week is a weekly news magazine published in five cities in India. It conducts an annual survey for top colleges and universities of the country. Listed below is the college ranked by the agency: 

  • The Week rankings show that the College of Engineering Visakhapatnam is the topmost college in the city with an all India ranking of 44. 
  • It has improved its ranking from that of the previous year. Last year, it ranked at 59th position and has improved its ranking by 14 ranks. 
  • Also, it is the only college that has been able to make it to the rankings.

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam: Times Engineering Ranking

According to The Times survey of 2019 and 2018, the following are listed among the top engineering colleges of Visakhapatnam. 

College Name

Times Ranking 2019

Times Ranking 2018

Change

Average Annual Fees 

BABA Institute of Technology and Sciences

98

NP

-

INR 30,000

Avanthi Institute of Engineering and Technology

115

NP

-

INR 50,200

  • The Times Rankings show that the BABA Institute of Technology and Sciences is the topmost college in the city with an all India ranking of 98. 
  • Avanthi Institute of Engineering and Technology is at second with a rank of 115. Only two colleges from Visakhapatnam are present in the ranking table.

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam: ROI (Return on Investment)

Before taking admission to any engineering institutes, it is very much important to get a clear idea about the return on investment of that institute. As engineering is an expensive course, so one must be assured that they would get the opportunity to be placed in a reputed company with a handsome salary package.

Below is the list of ROI of top private engineering colleges in Visakhapatnam: 

College Name

Average Annual Fee

Average Annual Package

ROI Rank*

Andhra University, College of Engineering 

INR 10,000

INR 7,00,000

1

Avanthi Institute of Engineering and Technology

INR 50,200

INR 3,60,000

2

Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering

INR 1,11,000

INR 5,62,000

3

GITAM Institute of Technology - [Git]

INR 3,02,400

INR 3,40,000

4

*ROI Percentage={(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fees)}*100%

  • Andhra University - College of Engineering Visakhapatnam has the best return on investment in the whole of Visakhapatnam. It has an annual average fee of INR 10,000 and the students get an average placement package of INR 7,00,000.
  • Avanthi Institute of Engineering and Technology also offers a good ROI and hence holds the second position in terms of ROI.

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam: Admission Process

Visakhapatnam is a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh that has one of the largest number engineering colleges in the state.  This includes both private as well as public colleges. 

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam

Source: Official Survey

Admission is done on the basis of national or state-level entrance exams in both public and private colleges in Visakhapatnam.  The list of exams along with its description is mentioned below.

Entrance Exams

Description

JEE Main 

This is the national level entrance exam for admission into all the IITs and NITs. 

AP EAMCET (Andhra Pradesh Engineering Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test)

This entrance examination is conducted to select competent students for professional courses offered at a public or private institute in Andhra Pradesh. The students who want to study Engineering in Andhra Pradesh will have to clear this exam.

AP PGECET (Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test)

This entrance examination is conducted for students who are willing to pursue their postgraduate courses from a college in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

GATE (The Graduate Aptitude Test)

This is the national level entrance exam for admission into all the IITs and NITs. This is an entrance exam for postgraduate courses.

These are some of the main entrance exams based on which both public and private colleges in Visakhapatnam give admission for engineering courses. The following graph shows the number of colleges accepting entrance exams: 

Entrance Exam for Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam

Source: Official Survey

Andhra University - College of Engineering Visakhapatnam

It is a public autonomous college located in Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh and has a NIRF ranking of 69 in 2020. It was established in the year 1946.

  • It offers undergraduate courses like - B.Tech, B.E and B.Arch and postgraduate courses like – M.Tech, MCA, M.E.
  • They provide engineering courses in the following subjects – Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Marine Engineering and many more.
  • Students who are willing to take admission in Andhra University College of Engineering  must give the national entrance exam of JEE advance for B.Tech and GATE for M.Tech. 
  • The average annual fee varies around INR 10,000 and the average CTC offered is around 7 lakhs per annum.

Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering

It is a private college located in Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh and has the NIRF ranking of 188 in 2020. It was established in the year 1996. It is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Kakinada.

  • It offers undergraduate courses like - B.Tech and postgraduate courses like – M.Tech, and MCA.
  • Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering provides engineering courses in the following subjects – Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering and many more.
  • Students who are willing to take admission here must give the national entrance exam of JEE advance for B.Tech and GATE for M.Tech. 
  • The average annual fee varies around INR 1, 11, 000 and the average CTC offered is around INR 5.62 lakh per annum.
  • Some of the companies that have come for campus recruitment include Infosys Technologies, TCS, Mindtree, HackerEarth, etc. 

The following graphs show the placement record of the college for the past 3 years:

placement record of the college for the past 3 years

Gitam Institute of Technology (GIT Visakhapatnam)

It was the first private institute in Andhra Pradesh to receive the status of the university. It was established in 1980. It offers B.Tech and M.Tech at undergraduate and postgraduate level and Ph.D. programs in all engineering disciplines.

  • GIT Visakhapatnam provides engineering courses in the following subjects – Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and many more.
  • Students who are willing to take admission here must give the national entrance exam of GITAM-GAT-UGTP for B.Tech and GATE, GAT-PGT for M.Tech. 
  • The average annual fee varies around INR 3,02, 400 and the average CTC offered is around INR 3.62 lakh per annum.
  • Some of the companies that have come for campus recruitment are - IDEA, MU Sigma, BRAHMOS, BROADCOM and many more.

The following graph shows the placement record of previous years of the institute: 

GIT Visakhapatnam Placement Record

Source: Official Website

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam: Entrance Exam Wise

Students who are willing to take admission in the top engineering colleges of Visakhapatnam can apply via national level entrance exams or state level entrance exams. The colleges accept both and will have different cut off marks for different subjects.

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam Through JEE Main

Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is a national level entrance exam for admission into undergraduate engineering programs at some of the most prestigious colleges of the country like – IITs, NITs, etc. This exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency. 

Some of the top engineering colleges in Visakhapatnam accepting JEE Main score are listed below:

  • Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering for Women
  • Chaitanya Engineering College (CEC)
  • GITAM Institute of Technology
  • Centurion University of Technology and Management

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam Through AP EAMCET

Andhra Pradesh State Engineering Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test is a state-level entrance exam, through which the students can take admission in the topmost engineering colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This exam can be given by only those students who are residents of Telangana and Andra Pradesh or has studied there for 5 years or more.

Some of the top colleges in Visakhapatnam accepting AP EAMCET scores are listed below:

  • Andhra University, College of Engineering
  • Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences (ANITS) 
  • Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering for Women
  • Chaitanya Engineering College (CEC)
  • Andhra University College of Engineering for Women 
  • Pydah College of Engineering and Technology

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam Through GATE

The Graduate Aptitude Test is a national level entrance exam that is organized by IITs for students who are aspiring to pursue their post-graduate courses. Some of the colleges of Visakhapatnam that conduct their admission via GATE exam are listed below:

  • Andhra University, College of Engineering
  • Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences (ANITS) 
  • Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering for Women
  • Chaitanya Engineering College (CEC)
  • GITAM Institute of Technology

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Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam: Placement Wise

The placement record of the engineering colleges of Visakhapatnam is very good. Students get good opportunities after they complete their graduation. 

  • Some of the top institutes with the highest packages include – Andhra University - College of Engineering Visakhapatnam, Avanthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, and many more.
  • These colleges along with some other colleges provide great opportunities to the students by bringing some of the top recruiters of every field. 

The average CTC offered in the colleges of Visakhapatnam is given below:

CTCs offered in Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam

Source: Official Websites

The specialization one chooses to pursue during the engineering matters a lot when it comes to placement season. Check the links given below of the sub-streams offered by the top engineering colleges in Visakhapatnam:

Top Engineering Colleges in Visakhapatnam: FAQs

Ques. How to get admission into top engineering colleges in Visakhapatnam?

Ans. Students can give the national entrance exam of JEE or state entrance exam of AP EAMCET and GATE.

Ques. Who can give the AP EAMCET exam?

Ans. Students who are residents of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are eligible for this exam. Students who have studied there for 5 years or more are also eligible.

Ques. Which is the best college in terms of ROI?

Ans. Andhra University - College of Engineering Visakhapatnam has the best return on investment in the whole of Visakhapatnam. It has an annual average fee of INR 10,000 and the students get an average placement package of INR 7,00,000.

Ques. Which is the best college in terms of CTC offered?

Ans.  Andhra University - College of Engineering Visakhapatnam offers a great average CTC and can be considered as one of the topmost priorities for admission. 

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9.0 /10

Placement Experience :

Students will be eligible from 6 th semester for campus placements. This year in brief a total of 21 mncs visited campus and nearly 450 students gets selected from all branches.The highest package is amazon which offer 12.5 lakhs per annum and average package is 3.0 lakhs per annum.

Course Curriculum Overview :

I choose this course as a part of my interest. The faculty student ratio is 1:35. Maximum number of faculty are m.tech and pursuing ph.d. A good number of doctorate faculties. Exams will be conducted for every five months and it is easy to pass the exam.

Campus Life :

The annual fest will be conducted in the month of February every year. The department fests will be conducted twice every year that is technical fests. The library is equipped with all necessary text books and a short number of journals.

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9.0 /10

Campus Life :

Social life good, college conduct the club's for one month and they stops and class continued. Sports is good for hostelers. In my 4 years of college life my college conduct 2 fests they super in my 1st year and 2nd year 3rd and 4th years department fests are conducted which named called sparks.

Course Curriculum Overview :

I think ECE is better for me I choose the through a eamcet counselling process. Faculty good to teaching even single student present in a class.

Placement Experience :

From 4th year onwards student can eligible for campus placements. Average package 3.3 lpa percentage of students getting placement is less

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Placement Experience :

In our college placements for students are from 6th semester onwards they are eligible for placements. There are few companies which are visited before 6th semister and there are many companies who has visited out college for placements. The day one campus is Infosys for our college and it will takes huge amount of students in hundreds and approximately or nearly 70 mnc's have recruit from college. The highest package paid company is Amazon worth 12.5 LPA for cse/it students and 10.5 LPA for Ece students. The percentage of students getting placement in our college is very high.

Internships Opportunities :

Yes, internship like Pega academy has been established within our campus and it is very proud to say that our college is 13 among the colleges who are having Pega University academy program (UAP) in India. There are many live projects have been created by students with the help of Pega tool and trainer. Every student in Pega UAP has to submit their project hard copy before appearing for pega certified senior system architect (CSSA) exam which is a global exam and it is valid everywhere in the globe.

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The annual fests which are conducting in my college is very well planned and inaugurated very grandly even with the celebrities. The sports priorities are very high in our college and it is mandatory for every student to participate in sports activities. Our students got very good appreciation in IPL matches for ex. Ricky bhiu for sunrises Hyderabad team. There are many clubs are there which are run by students like photography, short film, coding clubs, sports clubs etc.

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