Interesting facts related to establishing year.:
- College of Engineering, Guindy (Estd. 1794 AD) Established by British colonialists as School of Survey, this institution is the oldest engineering school in India and is currently a constituent college of Anna University, Chennai. The school became the Civil Engineering School in 1858 and was then rechristened as College of Engineering in 1861.
- Thomason College of Civil Engineering, 1847, the oldest autonomous engineering school in Asia (now known as Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee), attained university status in 1949.
- College of Engineering, Pune, 1854 was established as School of Mechanical Engineering, Deccan College (Pune) established in 1821.
I was not able to find the image of College of Engineering, Pune commemorative stamp issued in 2004 by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Would appreciate if someone could provide the same.
- Bengal Engineering College, established in 1856, is the second oldest (considering the year of graduation) and one of the premier engineering institutions in India. The first batch of degree course in Civil Engineering turned out in 1912 from Pune Engineering College whereas the first batch in Civil Engineering passed out from B.E.College, in the year 1864.
- University of Mumbai is one of the first three oldest public state universities in India established in 1857. Technically, UM offers engineering degree through affiliate colleges.
- NIT Patna marked its humble beginning in 1886 with the establishment of Pleaders survey training school which was subsequently promoted asf Bihar College of Engineering Patna in 1924. This makes this institute the 6th Oldest Engineering Institute of India.
- VJTI, Founded in 1887, was then known as Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute was a school of textiles and mechanical engineering. It was rechristened toVeermata Jijabai Technological Institute in 1997. VJTI was established on the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria (hence the old name of Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute).
- Jadavpur University established in 1906 as National Council of Education. The Society for the Promotion of Technical Education in Bengal which looked after Bengal Technical Institute (which later became College of Engineering and Technology, Bengal) was amalgamated to NCE. NCE henceforth looked after the College of Engineering and Technology, Bengal. The Government of West Bengal, with the concurrence of the Govt. of India, enacted the necessary legislation to establish Jadavpur University in 1955.