LIST OF TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN WEST BENGAL BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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The top engineering colleges in West Bengal are a fair mix of government and private institutes with some age-old establishments like the IITs, NITs, and many other private and government colleges. As such, there are hundreds of colleges to choose from top engineering colleges in India, but the top-tier ones have the best infrastructure and quality faculty and offer better ROI in terms of placement.

  • There are 101 private and 39 government engineering colleges in West Bengal.
  • Admissions for BTech and MTech are majorly done through entrance exams. There are around 96 colleges in west bengal giving admission through WBJEE. Other exams inlcude JEE Main for BTech and GATE and WBUT PGET for MTech courses.
  • The average fees of these courses ranges between INR 50,000-2,00,000 for most of the colleges. The average salary after engineering from these colleges is around INR 4-9 lakh.

In this article, we examine the top engineering colleges in terms of rankings by various popular ranking agencies as well as admission process and placement records.

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal with NIRF Ranking 

College Name NIRF Ranking 2020
IIT Kharagpur 5
Jadavpur University, Kolkata 17
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur 21
NIT Durgapur 47
Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata 154
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Nadia 157
Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia 163
IEM Kolkata 191
  • IIT Kharagpur tops the NIRF 2019 list for the state of West Bengal while being at the 5th position nationally.
  • Jadavpur University lost 3 positions in comparison to the listing position in 2019.
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Nadia and Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia gained 8 and 11 positions respectively in NIRF 2020 as compared to 2019 listing.
  • Narula Institute of Technology, Kolkata, which was ranked last year in 2019 has not been included this time. The institute was ranked 160th overall in India in 2019.

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage


Source: NIRF Official Website

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal with India Today Ranking

College Name India Today Ranking 2020
IIT Kharagpur 3
JIS College of Engineering 116
Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT), Kolkata 150
Techno India Salt Lake, Salt Lake 179
GNIT Kolkata 206

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal with The Week Ranking

College Name The Week Ranking 2019
Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Jadavpur University 17
IIEST Shibpur 18
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur 27
  • Only three institutions from West Bengal feature in THE WEEK-Hansa Research’s survey of best engineering colleges and two of them are positioned in the top 20 of the list.
  • All the three institutions show and improvement in their 2019 rank position vis-à-vis their positions in the 2018 listing.
  • NIT Durgapur, appears to be the biggest gainer, advancing the list by 5 ranks.

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal with Outlook Ranking

College Name Outlook Ranking 2019
IIT Kharagpur 4
NIT Durgapur 37
JIS College Of Engineering, Kalyani 71
Budge Budge Institute Of Technology, Budge Budge 107
Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, Panihati 130
Narula Institute of Technology 135

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal with Fees

College Name Annual BTech Fees Annual MTech Fees
IIT Kharagpur INR 82,070 INR 2,31,500
Jadavpur University, Kolkata INR 2,400 INR 4,800
IIEST Shibpur INR 1,36,500 INR 81,500
NIT Durgapur INR 1,49,100 INR 94,100
IEM Kolkata INR 81,200 -
Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT), Kolkata INR 1,16,200 INR 1,31,100
MAKAUT Kolkata INR 49,000 INR 81,200
Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia INR 1,05,700 INR 1,03,600
Amity University, Kolkata INR 1,69,000 INR 1,58,000
Techno India University, Kolkata INR 89,200 INR 2,01,000
Adamas University, Kolkata INR 1,72,800 INR 1,88,750
Sister Nivedita College, Kolkata INR 1,49,500 -
Asansol Engineering College, Asansol INR 1,34,094 INR 1,08,100
Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia INR 16,155 INR 17,755
IIIT Kalyani INR 1,95,900 -
The Neotia University INR 1,40,000 INR 1,46,000
Siliguri Institute of Technology, Darjeeling INR 1,00,250 -
UIT Bardhman INR 61,100 INR 75,200
Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College INR 14,877 INR 51,916
Techno India Salt Lake, Salt Lake INR 1,20,00 INR 1,36,000

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal with best ROI (Return on Investment)

College Name Average Annual Fees Average Placement Package ROI Rank*
IIT, Kharagpur INR 1,49,005 INR 12,75,000 1
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Nadia INR 45,000 INR 3,00,000 2
IIEST, Shibpur INR 1,25,000 INR 6,20,000 3
Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata INR 81,200 INR 3,45,000 4
NIT, Durgapur INR 1,25,000 INR 5,10,000 5
Narula Institute of Technology INR 90,000 INR 3,60,000 6
Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia INR 80,000 INR 3,00,000 7
Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata INR 90,000 INR 3,35,000 8

Higher education is an expensive affair and is nothing less than an investment in your future. So, whichever amount you might be ready to invest in your higher studies, the expected return on investment (ROI) in terms of the promise of a rewarding career and a solid breakthrough in terms of campus placement is the major decisive factors while choosing a college. More so when the chosen discipline is Engineering, ROI matters a lot. The ROI rank exhibits how an institution stands in giving its students a head-start in their career after they complete their course. 

Following is a list of the top engineering colleges in West Bengal as per the average placement package offered to their respective students.

*ROI= (Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)

  • IIT Kharagpur appears to be the best institution in terms of return on investment as the average salary drawn is 12.75 lakh vis-à-vis an average annual fee of a little above 14 lakhs.
  • The State Technical University – MAKAUT did not fare too well in terms of salary package offered to its students.
  • Students of all other private institutions have been able to get an average offer in the range of 3 lakhs to 3.6 lakhs as against an average annual investment in the rage of INR 45000 – INR 90000.
  • Please note that the above table has been drawn from NIRF data and reflects records as early as AY 2014-15.

Top Private Engineering Colleges in West Bengal

College Name Annual BTech Fees
IIEST Shibpur INR 1,36,500
Heritage Institute of Kolkata (HIT) INR 1,16,200
Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia INR 1,05,700
Amity University, Kolkata INR 1,69,000
Techno India University, Kolkata INR 89,200
Adamas University, Kolkata INR 1,72,800
Asansol Engineering College, Asansol INR 1,34,094
IIIT Kalyani INR 1,95,900
The Neotia University, Kolkata INR 1,40,000
Siliguri Institute of Technology, Darjeeling INR 1,00,250

Top Public (Government) Engineering Colleges in West Bengal

College Name Annual BTech Fees
IIT Kharagpur INR 82,070
Jadavpur University, Kolkata INR 2,400
NIT Durgapur INR 1,49,100
MAKAUT Kolkata INR 49,000
Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata INR 1,49,500
Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia INR 16,155
Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri INR 14,877
Seacom Skills University, Birbhum INR 80,000
GCELT Saltlake INR 35,350
Coochbehar Government Engineering College INR 10,950

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal: Admission Process

The majority of Engineering colleges in West Bengal admit students through the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination. IIT Kharagpur and NIT Durgapur, however, accepts students through only IIT-JEE.

Here, we discuss some of the top engineering colleges in West Bengal and their details.

No. of Engineering Colleges in West Bengal

IIT Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is the first of its kind in India and is consistently ranked among the top five engineering institutions across the country.

  • IIT Kharagpur was established in 1951 with eminent international faculty joining the ranks during its inception. At present, the institution has 40 academic units, 11500 students, and 650 faculty members.
  • The institute offers a 4-year UG program, 2-year PG program and also Integrated PG programs.
  • At the UG level, the institute has a total student strength of 2475 of which approximately 9% are female students. Out of the 2475 students, 889 received full tuition fee reimbursement from institutional funds. 
  • Every year, more than 250 companies recruit 1600+ students from IIT Kharagpur. For two consecutive years, the institution has been adjudged the best in India by QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
  • 10-15% of IIT Kharagpur graduates opt to pursue higher studies at premier institutions like the IIMs, MIT, Harvard, Columbia, UCB, etc.

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur was originally set up in 1960 as one of eight Regional Engineering Colleges in India. The institute in its current avatar is a fully-funded premier Technological Institution under the MHRD-GOI offering UG, PG and research programs. Admission for the B. Tech degree is on the basis of State Rank/ All India Rank (AIR) of IIT JEE.

  • NIT Durgapur is the first institute in Eastern India to be selected as a Lead Institute under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) of the GOI funded by the World Bank. Further, GOI declared the institute an “Institute of National Importance” in 2007.
  • NIT Durgapur has a current student strength of 3889 as of 2019, of which 2931 students are pursuing undergraduate degrees. Of the total UG student base, 19% are female students. A total of 881 UG students received full tuition fee reimbursement from institutional funds.
  • As per records till June 2019, more than 100 companies had visited NIT Durgapur campus for recruitment making a total of 620 offers in all of which 106 were double offers. 514 of 734 eligible students were placed in this campus placement drive.

Institute of Engineering and Management Kolkata

IEM Kolkata is the top-ranked private college in the NIRF list of engineering colleges in the state of West Bengal. Established as the first self-financed engineering college of the state in 1989, IEM has since earned many accreditations and accolades. The institute, under the aegis of MAKAUT, admits students through WBJEE and JEE Main.

  • IEM offers 8 B. Tech Degrees with an annual intake limit of 720. The institute also offers M. Tech programs with an annual intake of 54 only.
  • As per NIRF 2020 data, IEM has 2852 UG students of which 18% are female students. Of the total UG students, 127 received total tuition fee reimbursement from institutional funds.
  • The WBJEE and JEE Main opening and closing ranks for the most popular programs at IEM in 2018 are presented in the table below:
Engineering discipline WBJEE JEE Main
Opening Rank Closing Rank Opening Rank Closing Rank
Computer Science and Engineering 512 1971 7657 19023
Electronics and Communication Engineering 1303 3677 18143 31405
Information Technology 1557 3454 19524 32770
  • IEM placement records over the past years are showcased in the table below :
IEM Placement Records over the past 3 Years

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal: Entrance Exam Wise

Engineering admissions in West Bengal are done primarily through West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE). However, IIT Kharagpur admits students through IIT JEE while NIT Durgapur accepts students through IIT JEE. 

Here we list some of the top engineering colleges in West Bengal, on the basis of entrance exams they consider for admissions.

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal as per WBJEE with Cutoff

College Name WBJEE Cutoff
Jadavpur University, Kolkata 711
IEM Kolkata 7254
Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT), Kolkata 16692
MAKAUT Kolkata 2887
Haldia Institute of Technology (HIT), Haldia 78765
Techno India University, Kolkata 80262
Adamas University, Kolkata 78676
Asansol Engineering College, Asansol 80168
Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia 3553
The Neotia University, Kolkata 80371

WBJEE or West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is conducted for undergraduate admissions Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, and Architecture in universities/colleges/institutes in West Bengal. The exam is generally conducted in the month of April.

  • WBJEE is a paper-based test of 120 minutes, split into 2 sessions: Paper I – Mathematics and Paper II – Physics and Chemistry.
  • The majority of engineering colleges in West Bengal accept WBJEE.
  • The application fee for the test is INR 500
  • West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) conducts WBJEE

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal as per JEE Main with Cutoff

College Name JEE Main Cutoff
Techno India University, Kolkata 863282
The Neotia University, Kolkata 813699
Bengal Institute of Technology, Kolkata 520558
Siliguri Institute of Technology, Darjeeling 1012100
Dr. BC Roy Engineering College, Durgapur 1003580
RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata 247945
Seacom Skills University, Birbhum 696514
Camellia Institute of Technology, Kolkata 936565
MCKV Institute of Engineering, Howrah 742766
Seacom Engineering College, Howrah 1066360

IIT JEE is the popular-most entrance exam in India for admissions into undergraduate engineering programs. Since 2019, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has been conducting the test nationally, two-times a year.

  • IIT JEE is being conducted in January and April, to give students a second chance to improve their scores and merit-standing.
  • Given that IIT JEE is held twice a year, it is a choice of the students to appear in both or either. In case a student appears for both tests, the best score of the two will be considered.
  • JEE Exam structure has gone through drastic change off late. A separate paper for B. Planning has been introduced.
  • For admission into IIT, candidates who qualify JEE Main will have to cross the additional hurdle of JEE Advanced which consists of two papers.

IITs and NITs in West Bengal with Cutoff

IIT Kharagpur
Course Name JEE Advanced Cutoff 2019
BTech Aerospace Engineering 3822
BTech Agriculture and Food Engineering 8104
BTech Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering 6312
BTech Chemical Engineering 3516
BTech Civil Engineering 4955
BTech Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) 283
BTech Electrical Engineering 1417
BTech Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering 932
NIT Durgapur
Course Name JEE Main Cutoff 2019
BTech Computer Science 17031
BTech Electronics and Communication 21957
BTech Mechanical 34273
BTech Electrical 26242
BTech Civil 421555
BTech Chemical 36573
BTech Biotechnology 47851

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal: Course Review Rating

Course Top Colleges Course Review Rating
BTech CSE IIT Kharagpur 10
IIEST Shibpur 9
NIT Durgapur 7
BTech ECE IIT Kharagpur 10
IIEST Shibpur 9
NIT Durgapur 7
BTech Electrical IIT Kharagpur 10
NIT Durgapur 7
IEM Kolkata 6
BTech Mechanical IIT Kharagpur 10
IIEST SHibpur 9
NIT Durgapur 7
BTech IT IIEST Shibpur 9
NIT Durgapur 7
IEM Kolkata 6
BTech Civil IIT Kharagpur 10
IIEST Shibpur 9
NIT Durgapur 7
BTech Food Technology Jadavpur University 9
MAKAUT Kolkata 6
Haldia Institute of Technology 6

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal for Computer Science

College Name Average Fees
IIT Kharagpur INR 82,070
IIEST Shibpur INR 81,500
NIT Durgapur INR 1,49,100
IEM Kolkata INR 81,200
Heritage Institute of Technology INR 1,16,200
MAKAUT Kolkata INR 49,000
Haldia Institute of Technology INR 1,05,700
Amity University, Kolkata INR 1,69,000
Techno India University INR 89,200
Adamas University INR 1,72,800

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal: Placement Wise

Campus Placement opportunity is a huge factor for students pursuing a career-oriented program like engineering. In this section, we examine how the top engineering colleges fare in terms of campus placement.

  • Named the best in India twice by QS Graduate Employability Rankings, IIT Kharagpur sees a turnout of more than 250 companies for its campus placement drive every year. In the AY 2017 – 18, 391 students got placed with a median salary of INR 12.75LPA.
  • In the AY 2018 - 19, NIT Durgapur had more than 100 companies making a total of 620 recruitment offers to 514 students. Computer Science Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering were the top draws during the placement drive. The median salary package drawn was, however, INR 5.1 LPA.
  • In 2018, the Institute of Engineering and Management got 536 of its students placed with an average salary package of INR 5.01 LPA and a median salary package of INR 4 LPA.
  • Almost all other top-ranking private engineering institutions in West Bengal recorded an average placement package in the range of INR 3-4 LPA.
CTC offered in top Engineering colleges in West Bengal

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal for BTech with Placement

College Name Average Salary
IIT Kharagpur INR 15,00,000
Jadavpur University INR 19,96,000
NIT Durgapur INR 9,09,000
Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT) INR 4,00,000
NIT Agarpara, Kolkata INR 3,29,000
Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldi INR 3,50,000
Amity University, Kolkata INR 4,00,000
Asansol Engineering College, Asansol INR 3,40,000
IIIT Kalyani INR 6,20,000
Siliguri Institute of Technology, Darjeeling INR 4,00,000

Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal: FAQs

Ques. How many engineering seats are there in West Bengal?

Ans. A total of 32,700 engineering seats are available in various government, government-aided, and private engineering institutions in West Bengal.

Ques. Which are the most popular engineering disciplines, as per admission trend and job demand?

Ans. IT and Computer Science are the most popular and promising engineering disciplines in the current job scenario.

Ques. I want to pursue higher studies after my B. Tech. Which engineering discipline will give me the most scope?

Ans. Core engineering disciplines like civil engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering will be a good choice in case you are inclined towards higher studies after your graduation.

Ques. Is a government engineering college a better option or a private engineering college?

Ans. More than a decision on government or a private engineering college, the factors that can affect your engineering education is the quality of teaching, and research scope for skills enhancement and innovation are the more important factors that should influence your decision on admission. At the end of the day, just a paper certifying you as an engineer will not help you succeed in your job but your knowledge and skills as an engineer will.

Reviews

Campus Life :

The campus life is the best thing about IIEST Shibpur. Since many opt for residential stay in hostels, it is heaven for them. The campus is always active and abuzz, especially after classes and during lunch. There are multiple activities all round the year which culminates in the Annual Fest REBECA and the multiple tech, literary and social fests like INSTRUO, OIKOTAAN and so on. The college library is heaven for bookworms. There is an impressive collection of not just academic but also leisure books. The best part about the library is its setting and ambience which can make anyone fall in love with reading and libraries. Classrooms are well-kept, and have necessary amenities like projection, foldable desks and storage. The college sees multiple sports activities throughout the year, from inter-hostel to inter-faculty and students activities. There are number of societies and clubs for you to be part of - photography, debate, literature, quiz, dance and what not.

Loan/ Scholarship Provisions :

Fees Structure and Hike Policy is completely as per the regulations of NITs and IITs because IIEST falls under them. Therefore, for my batch (2015-20) semester fees was 38.5k, whereas for current batches it is 68k (this depends on NITs and IITS policies). There are also additional costs in study because you have to (a) purchase stationery items regularly (b) stay in campus and endure hostel, mess and other charges depending on how often you go out to eat with friends, etc and (c) occasional case studies, tours and site visits. Of course, when you are staying in a residential campus there are other costs. However, you have the option of not staying at hostels and continuing as a day scholar. There are multiple scholarships to avail of by meritorious as well as needy students. There are tuition wee waivers (full) for most students. There are also multiple opportunities to work while on campus and earn a stipend of up to 10k (I have done this) every month.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The B.Arch is a 5-year course and the course curriculum is expansive yet very enriching. The faculty student ratio is very impressive, it is 2:1 for students to teachers in every batch. The faculty members are all highly qualified, with double PhDs and extensive on-field experience as well. The teaching methods encompass not just classroom learning but also occasional case studies, site visits, educational tours throughout India and multiple workshops every month. There are regular seminars and fora, about every 2-3 weeks for students to learn from professionals in the field and also reputed academicians. The term exams are held semester-wise (every 6 months) but the 'sessionals' are evaluated on a daily basis in the Design Studios. Although the examinations are not very easy to pass if you do not study at all, they can be cleared with flying colors with the right effort.

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AD
9.2 /10

Campus Life :

Annual fests and other tech fests are celebrated in our college very Perfectly. Students enjoys these fests very much. ME CLUB, MANAB RACING, HITIAN INSIDE ETC.

Loan/ Scholarship Provisions :

Fees structure is normal as other colleges Scholarship names - Oasis, Svmcm etc. Jobs- HCL, HPCL, TATA, TECH MAHINDRA, IT SECTOR COMPANIES, ETC.

Course Curriculum Overview :

I love this stream Student ration is wonderful, teaching staffs are really helpful PHd and M.tech Sometimes hard sometimes Medium

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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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