Updated on May 5, 2023 19:49 IST

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka 2023

What’s new at Engineering Colleges? JEE Main result 2023 for session 2 was released on Apr 28. Candidates meeting JEE Main cutoff score will be eligible to appear in the JEE Advanced 2023 exam for admission to IITs. JEE Advanced 2023 registration is currently going on and the last date to apply for the same is May 7.There are almost 23 Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka. Out of which 19 are Private and 4 are Public.

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka Highlights

Below is the following parameters of Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka: 

Particulars

Parameters

No. of Colleges

23 

Fee

> INR 1 lakh: 1

INR 1-2 lakh: 3

INR 2-3 lakh: 1

INR 3-5 lakh: 10

> INR 5 lakh: 7

Top Specialisations

Computer Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, etc.

Admission Process

Entrance Based: COMEDK UGET, KCETJEE Main, etc.

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Must have passed Class 12 with a minimum 60% aggregate from a recognized 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

Apart from merit-based admission, many top-ranked BTech colleges in Karnataka also accept scores of national- and state-level entrance exams, including COMEDK UGET, KCETJEE MainKRLMPCA CETMETPESSAT, etc., for BTech admissions.

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Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka NIRF Ranking 2022

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 Karnataka ranked by NIRF with the past three years:

College Name

NIRF 2020

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

NITK Surathkal

13

10

10

Visvesvaraya Technology University

55

57

49

Ramaiah Institute of Technology

59

65

67

IIIT Bangalore

62

76

81

BMS College of Engineering

73

98

83

R.V. College of Engineering

70

77

89

Siddaganga Institute of Technology

91

101

97

PES University

93

83

100

List of Top Private and Public Engineering Colleges in Karnataka

There are 19 Top Private 4 Public Engineering colleges in Karnataka.

List of Top Private Engineering Colleges in Karnataka

Below table showing the list of private colleges with their total tuition fees: 

College Name

Total Tuition Fee/Seats

Entrance Exam/Eligibility

Ramaiah Institute of Technology

INR 3.34 lakh

Seats: 1341

Entrance Exam: COMEDK UGET, KCET

Eligibility: Class 12 with relevant subjects with at least 45% aggregate

IIITDM

INR 22.40 lakh

Seats: 410

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, DASA UG

Eligibility: Class 12 with relevant subjects with at least 75% aggregate

BMS College of Engineering

INR 66,000

Seats: 410

Entrance Exam: COMEDK UGET, KCET

Eligibility: Class 12 with relevant subjects with at least 45% aggregate

R.V. College of Engineering

INR 3.34 lakh

Seats: 1300

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, COMEDK UGET

Eligibility: Class 12 with relevant subjects with at least 75% aggregate

Siddaganga Institute of Technology

INR 3.34

Seats: 1050

Entrance Exam: COMEDK UGET, KCET

Eligibility: Class 12 with relevant subjects with at least 45% aggregate

List of Top Public Engineering Colleges in Karnataka

Below table showing the list of public colleges with their total tuition fees:

College Name

Total Tuition Fee/Seats

Entrance Exam/Eligibility

NITK Surathkal

INR 5 lakh

Seats: 956

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, DASA UG

Eligibility: Class 12 with relevant subjects with at least 75% aggregate

Visvesvaraya Technology University

INR 1.35 lakh

Seats: 3349

Entrance Exam: KCET, COMEDK UGET, JEE Main, DCET, SSAT, GATE, AAT

Eligibility: Class 12 with relevant subjects with at least 45% - 60% aggregate

PES College of Engineering

INR 1.75 lakh

Seats: 880

Entrance Exam: COMEDK UGET, KCET

Eligibility: Class 12 with relevant subjects with at least 45% aggregate

SJCE, Mysore

INR 3.61 lakh

Seats: 790

Entrance Exam: COMEDK UGET, KCET

Eligibility: Class 12 with relevant subjects with at least 45% aggregate

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: Ownership Type

Below table shows the number of colleges owned by private, public and public private sector.

Ownership

No. of Colleges

Private

19

Public

4

Location-wise Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka

There are almost 25 engineering colleges in Karnataka. Out of which Bangalore has the maximum engineering colleges. Below is the table showing cities having maximum number of colleges:

Cities

No. of Colleges

Bangalore

12

Mysore

3

Belagum

1

ROI of Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka

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.

NITK Surathkal offer the highest average salary in comparison to the lowest annual fee making them among the top Engineering colleges in Karnataka ROI-wise.

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

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Average Salary Package

NITK Surathkal

INR 5 lakh

INR 10 LPA

Ramaiah Institute of Technology

INR 3.34 lakh

INR 5.50 LPA

IIITDM

INR 22.40 lakh

INR 29.94 LPA

BMS College of Engineering

INR 60,000

INR 8.24 LPA

R.V. College of Engineering

INR 3.34 lakh

INR 8 LPA

Top Recruiters for BTech Graduates

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

College Name

Shiksha Rating

Top Recruiters

IIITDM

4.8

Accenture, Amazon, American Express, ANZ, Cerner, Cisco Systems, etc.

R.V. College of Engineering

4.5

Goldman Sachs, Cisco, Citrix, Infurnia, Telstra, Wipro, Accenture, etc.

NITK Surathkal

4.4

Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Tower Research, Adobe, 

BMS College of Engineering

4.2

TCS, IBM, Accenture, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, Seagate, Deloitte, etc.

Ramaiah Institute of Technology

4.1

Google, Schneider Electric, Carillion, Emaar, Accenture, etc.

Note: Above Statistics are based on latest data.

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How Affordable is studying Engineering in Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka?

Based on pie chart below, it is estimated that studying in engineering in Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka is expensive. As, 10 colleges has their annual fee ranging INR 3-5 lakh and some of them are , , Ramaiah Institute of Technology, V. College of Engineering, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, SJCE Mysore. Below table showing number of colleges with their annual fee:

Fee Range

No. of Colleges

< INR 1 lakh

1

INR 1-2 lakh

3

INR 2-3 lakh

1

INR 3-5 lakh

10

> INR 5 lakh

7

Specialisations offered by Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka

Specialisations offered by Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka are Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Biotechnological Engineering, and many more. The below table showing specialisations offered by number of colleges:

Specialisations

No. of Colleges

Computer Science Engineering

9

Civil Engineering

5

Aeronautical Engineering

2

Electronics & Communication Engineering

2

Automobile Engineering 

1

Which are the most popular exams accepted by Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka?

The most popular entrance examinations for studying a BTech course in Karnataka are KCET and COMEDK UGET. Below is table showing exams accepted by number of colleges:

Exams

No. of Colleges

KCET

17

COMEDK UGET

16

JEE Main

5

Christ University Entrance Test CUET

1

READ MORE:

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Engineering Colleges in Karnataka: Cut Off

College Cut Off

NITK Surathkal Cut Off

IIIT Bangalore Cut Off

RV College of Engineering Cut Off

BMSCE Cut Off

PES University Cut Off

BMS Institute of Technology and Management Cut Off

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Selected Filters

Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

12
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
NIT Surathkal - National Institute of Technology
4.3

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.5
(335)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 10.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
11
The Week ' 21
13
Outlook ' 20
52
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Visvesvaraya Technological University
3.7

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

4.3
(36)
Fees: 1.35 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
74
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
4.6

Placements

4.9

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.3
(13)
Fees: 22.40 Lakh
Salary : 24.94 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
34
Outlook ' 20
78
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Ramaiah Institute of Technology
4.2

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.1
(362)
Fees: 3.34 Lakh
Salary : 5.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
32
The Week ' 21
47
Outlook ' 20
93
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
IIT Dharwad - Indian Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.1
(19)
Fees: 8.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
96
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
R.V. College of Engineering
4.2

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.2
(341)
Fees: 3.34 Lakh
Salary : 8.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
Times ' 22
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
45
Outlook ' 20

Other popular Engineering colleges in Karnataka

8.12 L - 13.48 L
6.2 - 8.5 LPA

#11 Outlook

64.68 K - 16 L
8.24 LPA

#7 Times

14.4 L - 18 L
7.3 - 7.5 LPA

#44 Outlook

8.12 L - 13.48 L
3.34 L
6 LPA

#53 Outlook

7 Courses
10 L - 15 L
6.5 LPA

#121 NIRF

Top 25 in Karnataka

84.27 K - 1.75 L
4 LPA

#62 Outlook

10 Courses
45 K - 3.61 L
6 LPA

#158 NIRF

19.86 L
6.8 L - 14 L
9 Courses
10 L - 23 L
6 LPA

#55 Times

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10 Courses
3.34 L - 8.88 L
5.25 LPA

#77 The Week

14 Courses
1.75 L
6 LPA

Top 5 in Mysore

2.8 L - 17 L
6.7 LPA

#54 The Week

1.19 L - 2.48 L
4.5 LPA

#196 NIRF

9 Courses
8 L - 22 L
4.05 LPA

#199 NIRF

4.11 L
5.5 LPA

#39 The Week

6 Courses
3.34 L
4.5 LPA

#31 Times

1.83 L - 3.34 L
4.8 LPA

#75 The Week

10 Courses
5 L - 10 L
5.25 LPA

Top 25 in Karnataka

3.61 L - 18 L
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FAQs

Q. How many Top colleges are there in Karnataka?

A. There are almost 23 Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka. Out of which 19 are Private and 4 are Public which provides full-time BTech courses.

Q. What is the eligibility for taking admissions in Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka?

A. The eligibility criteria for the BTech courses may differ from college to college. However, the basic eligibility criteria for BTech are as follows. The candidates:
  • Must have passed Class 12 with a minimum 60% aggregate from a recognized 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
Apart from merit-based admission, many top-ranked BTech colleges in Karnataka also accept scores of national- and state-level entrance exams, including COMEDK UGET, KCET, JEE Main, KRLMPCA CET, MET, PESSAT, etc., for BTech admissions.

Q. Which are the Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka?

A. As per NIRF Ranking, there are almost 8 Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka with their NIRF Rankings are NITK Surathkal (NIRF 10), Visvesvaraya Technology University (NIRF 49), Ramaiah Institute of Technology (NIRF 67), IIIT Bangalore (NIRF 81), BMS College of Engineering (NIRF 83), R.V. College of Engineering (NIRF 89), Siddaganga Institute of Technology (NIRF 97), PES University (NIRF 100).

Q. What are the job profiles offered after completing BTech from Engineering colleges in Karnataka?

A. There are numerous job roles offered to students after completing BTech from Engineering colleges in Karnataka. Some of them are listed below:
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Design Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Software Testing Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer

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

A. Specialisations offered by Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka are Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Biotechnological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering and So on. The most popular specialisations offered by Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka are Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering.

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

A. Yes, it is estimated that studying in engineering in Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka is expensive. As, many of colleges has their annual fee ranging INR 3-5 lakh and some of them are:
  • Ramaiah Institute of Technology
  • V. College of Engineering
  • Siddaganga Institute of Technology
  • SJCE, Mysore
Approx. 41% of colleges has their annual fee ranging > INR 5 lakh and some of them are:
  • NITK Surathkal
  • IIIT Bangalore
  • BMS College of Engineering
  • PES University

Q. What are the popular exams to qualify BTech in Karnataka?

A. The various exams accepted in Karnataka for BTech admissions include COMEDK UGET, KCET, JEE Main, KRLMPCA CET, MET, PESSAT score, etc. While scoring good marks in KCET will help you land in Engineering colleges in Karnataka like AIT Bangalore and PES College of Engineering, Karnataka, COMEDK UGET is your ticket to colleges like RVCE Bangalore.
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