Best Engineering Colleges in Kolkata: Check The Week, NIRF Outlook Ranking Lists
Top Engineering Colleges in Kolkata: Engineering is the most sought after course in India. Every year lakhs of students apply for these engineering courses. Kolkata fondly called the City of Joy has played a pioneering role in modern education development in India. When it comes to engineering institutions, this city has the three oldest engineering institutions: (i) Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) (ii) Marine Engineering and Research Institute and (iii) Jadavpur University. Two of the universities in Kolkata: The University of Calcutta and Jadavpur University are declared as universities with potential for excellence (UPE). In this article, we bring you the list of the best and top-ranking engineering colleges, institutes and universities in Kolkata as ranked by the NIRF, The Week & The Outlook. To get into these colleges, candidates have to qualify engineering entrance exams such as JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, etc. In this article, we also provide you free access to attempt these highly competitive engineering entrance exams.
Candidates can check the colleges in Kolkata from the list given below:
Name of the College
A.K. Choudhury School of Information Technology
Adamas Institute of Technology
Bengal Institute of Technology (BIT)
BP Poddar Institute of Management and Technology
BP Poddar Institute of Management and Technology
Budge Budge Institute of Technology
Calcutta Institute of Engineering and Management
Camellia Institute of Technology
Camellia School of Engineering and Technology
Dream Institute of Technology
Elitte College of Engineering
Elitte Institute of Engineering and Management
Future Institute of Engineering and Management
Future Institute of Technology, Garia
Gargi Memorial Institute of Technology
Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology
Government of Engineering College
Guru Nanak Institute of Technology (GNIT)
Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT)
IAS Academy, Kolkata
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur
Indian Maritime University
Indian Statistical Institute
Institute of Engineering & Management
Institute of Jute Technology
Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics
International Management Institute
JIS College of Engineering
JIS Institute of Advanced Studies and Research
Kingston Educational Institute
Kingston Polytechnic College
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
MCKV Institute of Engineering
Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology
Narula Institute of Technology (NIT) Agarpara
National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research
National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur
Neotia Institute of Technology Management and Science
Netaji Subhash Engineering College (NSEC)
Om Dayal Group of Institutions
Pailan College of Management and Technology
RCC Institute of Information Technology
Regent Educatin and Research Foundation
SCM Institute of Engineering and Technology
Sister Nivedita University (SNU)
South Calcutta Polytechnic
St. Mary’s Technical Campus
St. Thomas College of Engineering and Technology
SUR Institute of Technology and Sports Complex
Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science and Technology
Techno India University
Techno International New Town
Techo India Salt Lake
The Neotia University
University of Calcutta
University of Engineering and Management
Details About the Top Engineering Institutes in Kolkata
1. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
On Sept. 15, 1956, the Parliament of India passed an act known as the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) Act declaring this Institute as an Institute of national importance. The Institute was also given the status of an autonomous University. From this modest start in 1950, IIT Kharagpur has been engaged in a steady process of development with about 18 academic departments, five centres of excellence. the vast tree-laden campus, spreading over 2100 acres has a self-contained township of over 15,000 inhabitants. Currently, IIT KGP has about 550 faculty, 1700 employees and 9000 students on the campus.
2. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Jadavpur University has successfully established itself as a foremost Indian University with a vast repertoire of courses offered, an enviable list of faculty members and has come to be known for its commitment towards advanced study and research.
3. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
The vision of IIEST, Shibpur is to become one of the best Institutes in the world in providing the state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary research ambience that will usher innovative world-class technologies developed towards realizing the goal of Developed India. IIEST, Shibpur functions as an institute of higher learning and advanced research. Prime activities include the creation and dissemination of knowledge; producing engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs of the highest quality equipped with the latest technologies and developing innovative technology solutions for the cause of society.
4. National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
NIT Durgapur offers graduate and undergraduate programs in engineering, science and management. The institute has 16 departments and all of them are involved in active research which is mostly sponsored by major government agencies including the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
5. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata
The teaching staff includes, besides the core faculty, visiting faculty, adjunct faculty members and distinguished visitors from the industry and front line academic and research institutes of the country and abroad. The core faculty itself comprises 37 teaching personnel.
The basic objective of the University shall be to organize undergraduate courses of study in Engineering and Technology, especially in emerging areas. The university now affiliates 160 institutions spread over 15 districts of the state of West Bengal. Postgraduate study is being carried out in 30 of them and research is being carried out for the grooming of scientists, engineers and technologists. They now have an intake capacity of about 3000 students at the postgraduate level. In this venture, our affiliates are our cherished partners. The University has intimate and collaborative linkages with national and international research institutes, University and industries.
6. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata) was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. IISER Kolkata is designed to reach the prestigious position in the global setting that IISc, IIMs and IITs presently enjoy. IISER Kolkata is an autonomous institution awarding its own degrees. The central theme of the IISER Kolkata is to integrate education with research so that undergraduate teaching, as well as doctoral and postdoctoral research work, could be carried out in symbiosis.
7. Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia
The mission of Kalyani Government Engineering College is to impart quality technical education to the students at the undergraduate and at the postgraduate levels of engineering with the aim to make them complete human beings possessing a depth of knowledge not only in their own discipline but also in the kindred areas, which shall necessarily be accompanied by a wide mental horizon making them capable of sifting the grain from the chaff, the honesty from the chicanery, the truth from the untruth.
8. Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata
The Institute family believes that the combination of a good teacher and a good student is the basic and most important aspect of achieving academic excellence. It is the strength of our faculty with a heavy dose of lectures from renowned professors of IIT, Kharagpur and IIM Kolkata. They have academicians, professionals as well as dignitaries of the business world.
Institute has a strong placement cell. Four placement officers under the chairmanship of the Institute’s director work as placement cells. A very effective Campus Interview is a regular feature of the institute.
9. Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
HIT-K was set up with a view to creating a Centre of Excellence in technical education in Eastern India. The aim is to be a leader in technical education in the country and to be at par with the best in the world. Since inception, HIT-K has been fortunate to attract the best possible faculty and has created one of the finest infrastructure available in West Bengal. All its eligible B.Tech Programmes are accredited by NBA and it has been granted autonomous status by UGC w.e.f. AY 2014-15. There are further expansion plans which are intended to be implemented in phases to elevate the status of this Institute to that of a Private University.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1: Which government engineering institute is best in Kolkata? Ans: The University of Calcutta and Jadavpur University are the best government engineering institutes in Kolkata. They have also been declared as the universities with potential for excellence (UPE).
Question 2:Which is the best private engineering college in Kolkata? Ans: Kolkata has got some top-ranking engineering institutes. Some of them include the Institute of Engineering and Management, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Narula Institute of Technology (NIT) Agarpara, and Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT).
Question 3:Which college has the best placement in Kolkata? Ans: Narula Institute of Technology (NIT) has the best placement record in Kolkata.