Updated on Jan 3, 2023 16:14 IST

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai 2023

There are almost 25 Top Engineering colleges in Chennai which provide full-time engineering courses. Among these, 86% are Private and the rest 14% are Public.

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai Highlights

Particulars

Parameters

No. of Colleges

25 (Approx.)

Fee

Annual Fee INR 1-2 lakh: 5%

Annual Fee INR 2-3 lakh: 50%

Top Specialisations

Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering.

Admission Process

Entrance Based: TNEA, JEE Main, etc.

Chennai, being the center of the IT industry and informational services, provides great job opportunities. Along with this, there are several multinational companies in Chennai which offer competitive packages as compared to other cities. Thus, Chennai is one of the prominent regions for students who wish to pursue BTech.

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for BTech course may differ from college to college. However, the basic eligibility criteria for BTech is as follows. The candidates:

  • Must have passed Class 12 with minimum 60% aggregate from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects (the pass percentage may vary in different colleges)
  • Admission is based on merit, written exam, Group Discussion or Personal Interview and it varies from college to college

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai NIRF Ranking

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranks colleges every year. The ranking is based on various parameters and rankings change year on year depending on college universities and performances.

Following is a list of engineering colleges in Chennai ranked by NIRF with the past three years:

College Name

NIRF 2020

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

IIT, Madras

1

1

1

Anna University

14

18

17

S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology

41

34

24

SSNCE

44

45

48

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology

51

55

54

Vel Tech Rangarajan

95

93

84

Rajalakshmi Engineering College

106

110

95

List of Top Private and Public Engineering Colleges in Chennai

There are 18 Top Private 3 Public Engineering colleges in Chennai.

List of Top Private Engineering Colleges in Chennai

Below table showing list of private colleges with their annual fees:

Private Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

SRM IST

INR 16 lakh

SSN College of Engineering

INR 2 lakh

Vel Tech Rangarajan

INR 10 lakh

Rajalakshmi Engineering College

INR 2 lakh

Crescent School of Life Sciences

INR 1.50 lakh

List of Top Public Engineering Colleges in Chennai

Below table showing list of public colleges with their annual fees:

Public Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

IIT Madras

INR 10 lakh

Anna University

INR 2 lakh

IITDM

INR 5.28 lakh

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed view:

ROI of Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai

The students can check the ROI to know how beneficial a particular course is for them. ROI tells students the benefit of pursuing a course in terms of the return they will get. In the case of popular courses, choosing a college or university based on the ROI factor can be great. This is helpful when it becomes tough to select between two or more colleges.

IIT Madras offer the highest average salary in comparison to the lowest annual fee making them among the top Engineering colleges in India ROI-wise.

The best Engineering colleges in Chennai with the average annual fee and average placement package are tabulated below:

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Average Salary Package

IIT Madras

INR 10 lakh

INR 16 LPA

SSN College of Engineering

INR 2 lakh

INR 5.50 LPA

Anna University

INR 2 lakh

INR 5 LPA

Vel Tech Rangarajan

INR 10 lakh

INR 4.20 LPA

SRM IST

INR 16 lakh

INR 4 LPA

Top Recruiters for BTech Graduates

BTech graduates from any domain are in high demand. Below is the list of Engineering colleges in Chennai and a few top companies that recruit BTech graduates along with their placement ratings:

College Name

Shiksha Rating

Top Recruiters

IIT Madras

4.6

Goggle, IBM, Flipkart, Amazon, TCS , Myntra, PayPal, Wipro, etc.

SSNCE

4.3

Amazon, Zoho, PayPal, Infosys, Philips, Dell, TCS, Zifo Rnd Solutions, Goldman Sachs, Sanmark, L&T, Microsoft, and HCL, etc.

Anna University

4.1

Google, ZOHO, Accenture, etc.

SRM IST

3.9

TCS, Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro, and Capgemini, etc.

Vel Tech Rangarajan

3.9

Amazon, Byju's, Capgemini, Wipro, Titan, Bosch, Mind Tree, Infosys, Amex, mu sigma, L&T, etc., 

Note: Above Statistics are based on latest data available.

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How Affordable is studying BTech in Chennai?

Based on pie chart below, it is estimated that studying BTech in Chennai affordable. As, 50% of colleges has their annual fee ranging INR 2-3 lakh and some of them are:

Approx. 35% of colleges has their annual fee ranging > INR 5 lakh and some of them are:

Approx. 10% of colleges has their annual fee ranging INR 3-5 lakh and some of them are:

Approx. 5% of colleges has their annual fee ranging INR 1-2 lakh and some of them are:

Specialisations offered by Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai

The majority of top engineering colleges in Chennai offers admission to Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Marine Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Cyber Security and Robotics Engineering. Refer to the infographic below for detailed view:

Which are the most popular exams accepted by Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai?

Most of the best engineering colleges in Chennai accept TNEA score card for admission to the BTech stream. After TNEA, the other popular entrance exams for admission to engineering colleges in Chennai are JEE Main, DASA UG, HITSEEE, JEE Advanced, SAEEE, SRMJEEE and VTUEEE.

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed view:

READ MORE:

Top Engineering colleges in India Accepting JEE Advanced

Top Engineering colleges in India Accepting Jee Main

Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai: Cut Off

College Cut Off

IIT Madras Cut Off

Anna University Cut Off

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Selected Filters

Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

1
NIRF ' 22
IIT Madras - Indian Institute of Technology
4.6

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.7
(204)
Fees: 10.00 Lakh
Salary : 16.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
3
The Week ' 21
1
Outlook ' 20
17
NIRF ' 22
College of Engineering, Anna University
4.4

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.7
(146)
Fees: 2.00 Lakh
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
10
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
24
NIRF ' 22
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
4.0

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.7
(1704)
Fees: 16.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
3
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
48
NIRF ' 22
SSN College of Engineering
4.5

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.4
(140)
Fees: 2.00 Lakh
Salary : 5.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
54
NIRF ' 22
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
3.8

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.8
(603)
Salary : 3.60 Lakh
6
Times ' 22
34
The Week ' 21
40
Outlook ' 20
84
NIRF ' 22
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R and D Institute of Science and Technology
4.0

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.0
(345)
Fees: 10.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.20 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
61
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
95
NIRF ' 22
Rajalakshmi Engineering College
4.4

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(382)
Fees: 2.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
49
Outlook ' 20
102
NIRF ' 22
Crescent School of Life Sciences (B.S.Abdur Rahman University)
4.6

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.5
(31)
Fees: 1.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
64
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
152
NIRF ' 22
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
3.6

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

3.5
(255)
Fees: 9.30 Lakh
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
14
Times ' 22
49
The Week ' 21
50
Outlook ' 20
156
NIRF ' 22
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Poonamallee
4.0

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.8
(4)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
157
NIRF ' 22
Sri Sai Ram Engineering College
3.8

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.6
(108)
Fees: 2.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.20 Lakh
162
Times ' 22
45
The Week ' 21
78
Outlook ' 20
159
NIRF ' 22
VELS Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS)
3.8

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.7
(101)
Fees: 4.98 Lakh
Salary : 3.15 Lakh
15
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
175
NIRF ' 22
Chennai Institute of Technology
4.4

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.4
(128)
Fees: 2.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
181
NIRF ' 22
SRM Easwari Engineering College
4.2

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(155)
Fees: 2.00 Lakh
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
184
NIRF ' 22
IIITDM Kancheepuram - Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing
4.2

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.2
(42)
Fees: 5.28 Lakh
Salary : 8.89 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
201-250
NIRF ' 22
Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute
3.6

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.6
(160)
Fees: 3.20 Lakh
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
201-250
NIRF ' 22
Panimalar Engineering College
3.9

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

3.9
(236)
Fees: 2.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.02 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
201-250
NIRF ' 22
Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.1
(99)
Fees: 2.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.15 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
201-250
NIRF ' 22
Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology
3.7

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

3.6
(64)
Fees: 2.20 Lakh
141
Times ' 22
139
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
251-300
NIRF ' 22
Academy of Maritime Education and Training
3.6

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.5
(85)
Fees: 13.90 Lakh
Salary : 3.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
251-300
NIRF ' 22
St. Joseph's College of Engineering
3.8

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.7
(136)
Fees: 2.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20

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4 LPA

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5.25 LPA
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1.2 L - 2 L
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3.8 LPA
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1.5 L - 2.2 L
4.5 LPA

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2 L - 4.12 L
4.5 LPA
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10 Courses
2 L
5 LPA

#32 Shiksha Collections

16 Courses
1.2 L - 2 L
2.75 - 3 LPA
14 Courses
1.65 L - 2 L
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#58 Times

21 Courses
1.5 L - 2 L
3.16 LPA
18 Courses
2 L - 2.4 L
4.5 LPA
18 Courses
90 K - 2 L
3.5 LPA
9 Courses
1.2 L - 2 L
3.3

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2 L
3 - 3.5 LPA

#168 Times

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2 L - 2.08 L
2.88 LPA

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1.65 L - 2 L
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2.4 L - 10 L
6.5 LPA
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4.45 LPA
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3.5 LPA
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FAQs

Q. How many Top Engineering colleges are there in Chennai?

A. There are almost 25 Top Engineering colleges in Chennai which provide full-time engineering courses. Among these, 86% are Private and the rest 14% are Public.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for Top Engineering colleges in Chennai?

A. The eligibility criteria for BTech course may differ from college to college. However, the basic eligibility criteria for BTech is as follows. The candidates:
  • Must have passed Class 12 with minimum 60% aggregate from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects (the pass percentage may vary in different colleges)
  • Admission is based on merit, written exam, Group Discussion or Personal Interview and it varies from college to college

Q. Which are the best Top Private Engineering colleges in Chennai?

A. The best Top Private Engineering colleges in Chennai with their annual tuition fee are SRM IST (INR 16 lakh), SSNCE (INR 2 lakh), Vel Tech Rangarjan (INR 10 lakh), Rajalakshmi Engineering college (INR 2 lakh), Crescent School of Life Sciences (INR 1.50 lakh), Hindustan Institute of Technology and Sciences (INR 9.30 lakh), Saveetha Institute of Technical and Management Sciences (INR 5 lakh). 

Q. Which are the different specialisations offered by Top Engineering colleges in Chennai?

A. The majority of top engineering colleges in Chennai offers admission to Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Marine Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Cyber Security and Robotics Engineering.

Q. Which are the most popular exams accepted by Top Engineering colleges in Chennai?

A. Most of the best engineering colleges in Chennai accept TNEA score card for admission to the BTech stream. After TNEA, the other popular entrance exams for admission to engineering colleges in Chennai are JEE Main, DASA UG, HITSEEE, JEE Advanced, SAEEE, SRMJEEE and VTUEEE.

Q. Is it expensive to study BTech in Top Engineering colleges in Chennai?

A. No, it is estimated that studying BTech in Chennai affordable. As, 50% of colleges has their annual fee ranging INR 2-3 lakh and some of them are:
  • Anna University
  • SSNCE
  • Rajalakshmi Engineering College
  • Sri Sai Ram Engineering College

Q. What are the job opportunities after completing BTech in Chennai?

A. There are several job opportunities after completing B.Tech. Some of them are listed below:
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Automobile Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Biotechnology Engineer
  • Metallurgical Engineer
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