Here is an interesting question and answer given by one Rohan Manchanda.
Question: Which Indian engineering colleges are better than IITs?
The question could have be a little bit more specific but I will try and address it the best I can.
In an overall setting, no college comes close to the IITs (my experience is very limited to the 5 old IITs namely Delhi/Bombay/Madras/Kanpu
For a rich start-up culture and promoting entrepreneurship, I find BITS to be the place in India. IITs may have great techies but, BITS makes for great entrepreneurs on a whole.
Have heard from IITians and IIITians saying IIIT-H pips IITs hands down at Computer Science.
For chemical engineering , undoubtedly, ICT Bombay comes first.
Mining and allied technologies are best taught at ISM (admission through JEE but then again not an IIT). They have some of the most unusual courses and some great faculty to teach them.
I would like to digress a little here and add IISc/CMI/ISI for having some of the best science courses in the country. I have spoken to people studying sciences at IITs and IISc/CMI. There is a remarkable difference.
That said, most of this information is through experiences (personal and second hand).
Comment by one Amit Shanker
To be more precise, IIIT-H folks are way better when it comes to “coding” reason being coding is never emphasized on at IITs. At IITs the focus is far more on the “science” part of Computer Science. Even IIIT-Allahabad folks are pretty good at coding because of the exactly same reason.
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