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Top engineering colleges in South India

The colleges were ranked on five criteria — teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception

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June 9, 2016 6:06:11 pm
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The National Institutional Ranking Framework’s (NIRF) list of the top engineering colleges in the country, the ‘India Ranking Report 2016’ was released by the Union Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani in March, 2016.

The colleges were ranked by a Core Committee on broad parameters based on five criteria — teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.

Read: Top 25 Engineering Colleges in India: India Rankings 2016

The NIRF states that even though the ranking frameworks are similar, methodologies for the ranking system remain specific to their domains.

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Given here is a list of the top engineering colleges in south India.

Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Madras is the best engineering college in India, with a pan-India ranking of No. 1. It is followed by IIT Hyderabad, with a pan-Indian ranking of No. 7, and National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, with all-India ranking of No. 12.


1 Indian Institute Of Technology Madras Chennai 89.42
7 Indian Institute Of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad 77.23
12 National Institute Of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli 74.45
13 Vellore Institute Of Technology, Vellore Vellore 74.40
22 National Institute Of Technology Karnataka Manglore 68.96
24 PSG College Of Technology, Coimbatore Coimbatore 67.80
28 National Institute Of Technology, Warangal Telangana 67.12
29 Thiagarajar College Of Engineering-Madurai, MADURAI Tamil Nadu 66.51
31 Amrita School Of Engineering , KARUNAGAPALLY Kerala 63.94
33 M. S. Ramaiah Institute Of Technology-Bangalore Karnataka 63.69
34 Coimbatore Institute Of Technology-Coimbatore Karnataka 62.58
35 R.V. College Of Engineering-Bengaluru Karnataka 62.26
36 National Institute Of Technology, Calicut Calicut Kerala 62.26
39 Manipal Institute Of Technology Manipal Karnataka 61.15
40 Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (Sastra) Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 61.11
44 Karunya Institute Of Technology And Sciences Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 59.29
46 Kongu Engineering College Perundurai Tamil Nadu 59.06
47 Sona College Of Technology-Salem Salem Tamil Nadu 58.97
49 Pondicherry Engineering College Puducherry 58.79
50 Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham-Amrita Nagar (Po) ,Ettimadai Tamil Nadu 58.78
53 Kumaraguru College Of Technology-Coimbatore COIMBATORE Tamil Nadu 58.44
54 B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute Of Science And Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 57.80
55 Cochin University Of Science And Technology-Cochin Cochin Kerala 57.69
59 Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation Guntur Andhra Pradesh 57.37
62 Bannari Amman Institute Of Technology-Sathyamangalam Sathyamangalam Tamil Nadu 56.21
66 Noorul Islam Centre For Higher Education Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu 55.45
71 Chaitanya Bharathi Institute Of Technology-Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 54.66
72 Hindustan Institute Of Technology And Science (Hits) Chennai Tamil Nadu 54.32
80 Indian Institute Of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing (IIITD&M) Kancheepuram-Chennai More Details Chennai Tamil Nadu 52.64
88 Vignan’s Foundation For Science, Technology And Research More Details Guntur Andhra Pradesh 50.65
90 Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College-Coimbatore More Details Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 50.55
94 Adhiyamaan College Of Engineering (Engineering & Technology) More Details Hosur Tamil Nadu 50.04
96 The National Institute Of Engineering More Details Mysore Karnataka 49.514
98 Anand Institute Of Higher Technology More Details Chennai Tamil Nadu 49.41

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