Which is the best option for a CSE: the Acharya Institute of Technology, CMR or Dayanand Sagar?

1 Answer

Sounak Banerjee Sep 25, 2020

As the question is specific about the CSE branch, Acharya Institute of Technology ( AIT ) would be a better option compared to CMR University in regard to placements. AIT was established a lot earlier than CMR University and functions as an autonomous body, while AIT is affiliated to VTU and ACITE norms.


  • Being a newly established and Autonomous institute CMR wouldn’t compete against AIT when it comes to placements and campus opportunities.

  • AIT is not the only college with VTU affiliation, but also the Dayanand Sagar Academy of Technology and Management (DSTAM). What makes DSTAM standout among these three is the number of placements it offers each year. With consistent placement records ever since its establishment, DSTAM has grown a lot during the past few years in terms of its reputation.


  • To be eligible for admission to Acharya Institute of Technology, one must appear in CET conducted by the Institute. The final selection will be based on the marks obtained in the entrance examination.

  • Dayanand Sagar also conducts a Common Entrance Test for admission in B.E. programs. Students must have obtained at least 45% marks in their intermediate examination with PCM.


  • The average package of AIT would hover around 3.2 LPA where DSTAM would go up to 3.5- 4 LPA.

  • Many top IT companies and few product-based software companies visit the DSTAM campus for recruitments each year.

  • Pre-final year students of the colleges receive a lot of support from Alumni network inform of internship and job offers in their startups.

Fee Structure:

  • Speaking of affordability both CMR and DSTAM cots much less than AIT, the former being just around 1 lakh per year, and the later is nearly 3 lakh per year.

  • The fee need to be paid for AIT for the four-year degree is almost 12 lakhs.

We can say that both AIT and DSTAM would be good and compelling options to opt for when looking for computer science admission. To add further the campus of DSTAM is right in the heart of the city.

So, to conclude if placements are of high priority ( which of course should be for CSE ), then Dayanand Sagar is a clear choice, but if the fee structure doesn’t match your comfort then AIT should be the immediate choice.