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Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra 2023: Rankings, Fees, Admissions, Courses, Placements

There are a total of 11 top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra. Among these, 6 colleges are privately owned and 5 colleges are owned by public/government organisations. JEE Main and MHT CET are some of the most accepting entrance exams in top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra. Top 10 Engineering colleges in Maharashtra are IIT Bombay, ICT Mumbai, VNIT Nagpur, COEP, MIT-WPU, VJTI Mumbai, AIT, G.H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management. 

The revised rankings of top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra are mentioned below:

  • IIT Bombay has improved its ranking as it shifted to rank 1 in 2023 as compared to rank 3 in 2022
  • ICT Mumbai has declined its ranking as it shifted to rank 24 in 2023 as compared to rank 18 in 2022

Latest Updates:

  • The JEE Main 2024 registration last date has been extended till Dec 4 by 9 pm. Further, JEE Main exam 2024 for session 1 will be held between Jan 24, 2024 to Feb 1, 2024. JEE Main Session 2 exam will be held between Apr 1, 2024 and Apr 15, 2024.  

  • For MTech aspirants, the GATE exam 2024 exam will be conducted on Feb 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2024.

Table of Contents

Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra: Highlights 2023

Below is the table showing the particulars of Maharashtra top Engineering colleges:

                         Parameters    

             Particulars/Statistics

No. of Top Engineering Colleges In Maharashtra

11

Fee

< INR 1 lakh: 2 colleges

INR 3-5 lakh: 2 colleges

> INR 5 lakh: 7 colleges

Top Specialisations

Civil Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineeering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering

Accepted Entrance Exams

JEE Main, MHT CET, ICAR AIEEA, NMIMS - NPAT, etc.

Predict your chances here: Engineering 2023 Cutoff Predictor

Top Engineering Colleges In Maharashtra: Eligibility Criteria

  • The Candidates must have passed Class 12 with a minimum 60% aggregate. For this course,  PhysicsChemistry, and Mathematics are also required as core subjects.
  • Candidate must clear the college entrance exam, followed by Group Discussion or Personal Interview.
  • Many colleges in Maharashtra accept JEE Main, MHT CET, JEE Advanced, PERA CET, SAT India, etc., for BTech admissions.

Popular Exams Accepted by Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra: Exam Dates 2023

Admissions to B.Tech programmes take place through national-level/state-level/institute-level engineering entrance examinations. Listing Below the top exams accepted by Maharashtra top Engineering colleges:

  • JEE Main: For admission to BE/BTech, BArch, and BPlan programmes at NITs, IIITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs), as well as institutions/universities supported/recognized by participating State Governments, the Joint Entrance Test, or JEE Main, is held. JEE Main serves as a condition for JEE Advanced, a test used to determine admission to IITs. JEE Main Session 2 exam is being held on 6 Apr '23- 15 Apr '23. Candidates preparing for the exam can check JEE Main previous years papers for preparation and information about the exam. It is recommended that exam candidates practise JEE Main past years papers for at least ten years. Students will have a better understanding of the exam's numerous components, including the topics that are frequently included in exams and the level of difficulty of the exam. For more Preparation Candidates must visit: JEE Main 2023 Preparations TIPS from FIIT JEE Expert
  • MHT CET: Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET), is a state-level entrance test used to select applicants for admission to engineering and pharmacy programs at various colleges throughout Maharashtra. The exam is conducted every year by the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell.

The table below shows the entrance exams accepted in best Engineering colleges in Maharashtra along with their Schedules:

Exams Schedule
JEE Main 2023 Exam  JEE Main Schedule
MHT CET 2023 Exam MHT CET Schedule

What are the entrance exams accepted by Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra?

The most popular entrance exams for studying BTech in Maharashtra are JEE Main and MHT CET. Admission are based on the colleges GD PI and on merit or written exams. Some of the best Engineering colleges in Maharashtra also accept JEE Advanced, PERA CET, SAT India, etc., for BTech admissions.

Below is table showcasing exams accepted by top colleges in Maharashtra for Engineering:

Exams

No. of Colleges

Cut off 2023 Predictor

JEE Main

11

JEE Main 2023 Predictor

MHT CET

9

MHT CET 2023 Predictor

JEE Advanced

1

JEE Advanced 2023 Predictor

Are you preparing for JEE Main? The below links can be helpful:

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Top Engineering Colleges In Maharashtra with NIRF Ranking 2023

NIRF 2023 Rankings have been released: National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranks colleges every year. The ranking is based on parameters and ranking change year to year depending on the college/ university’s performance on these parameters. Below table lists top NIRF-ranked Maharashtra top Engineering colleges (1-100 rank) with past three years’ ranking trends:

College Name

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

NIRF 2023

IIT Bombay

3

3

1

ICT Mumbai

15

18

24

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

30

32

41

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology

58

71

57

College of Engineering Pune

52

72

73

READ MORE: Engineering Courses

Top Private Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra

Below is the table showcasing private top colleges in Maharashtra for Engineering with their annual tuition fee, seat intake, entrance exam and eligibility: 

College Name

Total Tuition Fee/Seats

Entrance Exam/Eligibility

MIT WPU Admission

INR 14 lakh

Seats: 2,274

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, MHT CET, PERA CET, NEET

Eligibility: Class 12 with minimum 45%-60% of aggregate.

VIT Admission

INR 6.50 lakh

Seats: 1,320

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, MHT CET

Eligibility: Class 12 with minimum 45% of aggregate.

Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management Admission

INR 5.57 lakh

Seats: 1,020

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, MHT CET

Eligibility: Class 12 with minimum 45% of aggregate.

G.H Raisoni College of Engineering Admission

INR 4.70 lakh

Seats: 1,200

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, MHT CET

Eligibility: Class 12 with minimum 45% of aggregate.

Top Public/Government Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra

Below is the table showing public/government top colleges in Maharashtra for Engineering with their annual tuition fee, entrance exam and eligibility: 

College Name

Total Tuition Fee/Seats

Entrance Exam/Eligibility

IIT Bombay Admission

INR 8 lakh

Seats: 1,351

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, JEE Advanced

Eligibility: Class 12 with minimum 75% of aggregate.

ICT, Mumbai Admission

INR 3.48 lakh

Seats: 335

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, MHT CET, ICAR AIEAA

Eligibility: Class 12 with minimum 45%- 75% of aggregate

VNIT, Nagpur Admission

INR 5 lakh

Seats: 855

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, DASA UG

Eligibility: Class 12 with minimum 75% of aggregate.

COEP Admission

INR 75,000

Seats: 788

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, MHT CET

Eligibility: Class 12 with minimum 45% of aggregate.

VJTI, Mumbai Admission

INR 60,000

Seats: 540

Entrance Exam: JEE Main, MHT CET

Eligibility: Class 12 with minimum 45% of aggregate.

READ MORE: Engineering Admissions 2023

City-wise Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra

Listed below are the city-wise distribution of top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra:

What are the top Engineering colleges in Pune?

The table below shows the top Engineering colleges in Pune along with their total tuition fee and NIRF ranking:

College Name NIRF Ranking (2023) Total Tuition Fee
College of Engineering Pune 73 INR 9.70 lakh
MIT-WPU 101-150 INR 14 lakh
Army Institute of Technology 151-200 INR 6.76 lakh
VIT 151-200 INR 6.50 lakh

What are the top Engineering colleges in Mumbai?

The table below shows the top Engineering colleges in Mumbai along with their total tuition fee and NIRF ranking:

College Name NIRF Ranking (2023) Total Tuition Fee
IIT Bombay 3 INR 8 lakh
ICT Mumbai 24 INR 3.48 lakh
VJTI Mumbai 101-150 INR 60,000

 

What are the top Engineering colleges in Nagpur?

The table below shows the top Engineering colleges in Nagpur along with their total tuition fee and NIRF ranking:

College Name NIRF Ranking (2023) Total Tuition Fee
VNIT Nagpur 41 INR 5 lakh
G.H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur 151-200 INR 4.70 lakh
151-200 INR 5.57 lakh

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ROI of Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra

ROI describes a student the benefit of pursuing a course in favour of the return they will get after investment. In case of education, the ROI means placement package received at the end of the course. A college can be considered competitive if the ROI is on the higher side. Top Engineering college in Maharashtra like IIT Bombay, VJTI Mumbai offer a highest average salary when compared to its counterparts. The best Engineering college in Maharashtra with the average annual fees and average placement package are listed below:

College Name

Total Course Fees

Average Placement Package

IIT Bombay BTech

INR 8 Lakh

INR 18.80 Lakh

ICT Mumbai BTech

INR 3.48 Lakh

INR 8 Lakh

VJTI Mumbai BTech

INR 60,000

INR 7.54 Lakh

COEP BTech

INR 75,000

INR 9.70 Lakh

VNIT BTech

INR 5 Lakh

INR 11 Lakh

 NOTE: Above statistics are based on latest data available.

Top Recruiters for BTech Graduates from Maharashtra

With the growing demand for BTech students, placements in India, especially in Maharashtra have become competitive in both private as well as public sectors. Below the list of top companies with top Engineering college in Maharashtra:

Colleges

Placement Package

Top Recruiters

IIT Bombay Placements

INR 18.80 Lakh

Microsoft, Google, TCS, Infosys, Apple, Tech Mahindra, etc. 

COEP Placements

INR 9.70 Lakh

Capgemini, Wipro, L&T, Deutsche Bank, Citi Group, Societe General,  etc. 

ICT Mumbai Placements

INR 8 Lakh

Adidas, Aditya Birla Group, Coca-Cola, GODREJ, Henkel, Hindustan Petroleum, etc. 

VNIT Nagpur Placements

INR 11 Lakh

Bajaj, Thermax, Reliance, BIS, Schindler, John deer, Maruti Suzuki, etc. 

READ MORE: Engineering Career Scope

How affordable is studying BTech in Maharashtra?

 It is estimated that studying BTech in Top engineering colleges in Maharashtra is expensive. As, 65% of colleges has their annual fees ranging > INR 5 lakh and some of them are IIT Bombay,VNIT Nagpur,MIT WPU, Bharati Vidyapeeth. Below table showcasing number of colleges with their fee range:

Fee Range

No. of Colleges

< INR 1 lakh

College of Engineering, VJTI Mumbai

INR 3-5 lakh

ICT Mumbai, G.H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur

> INR 5 lakh

IIT Bombay, VNIT Nagpur, MIT-WPU

Specialisations offered in Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra

Engineering colleges in Maharashtra offer many specialisations like Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Mining Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Food Technology. The below table showing specialisation offered by number of colleges:

Specialisation

No. of Colleges

Computer Science Engineering

6

Chemical Engineering

2

Civil Engineering

1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

1

Mining Engineering

1

Given below is the graphical representation of specialisations offered by top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra:
specialisations offered by top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra

READ MORE: Engineering Course Subjects/Syllabus 2023

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Engineering Colleges In Accepting JEE Main

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Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra: Cut Off

See the table below for top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra cut off list:

Cut Off

VJTI Mumbai Cut Off

IIT Bombay Cut Off

COEP Cut Off

ICT Mumbai Cut Off

Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra: Comparison

See the table below comparison of other colleges with top engineering colleges in Maharashtra:

Comparison

VJTI Mumbai Comparison

IIT Bombay Comparison

KJSCE Mumbai Comparison

ICT Mumbai Comparison

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

3
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
IIT Bombay - Indian Institute of Technology
4.6

Placements

4.6

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.7
(345)
Fees: 8.00 Lakh
Salary : 18.80 Lakh
2
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
Times ' 23
24
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
4.5

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.6
(63)
Fees: 1.86 Lakh
Salary : 8.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
Times ' 23
41
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
VNIT Nagpur - Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(311)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 11.00 Lakh
19
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
Times ' 23
73
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
College of Engineering, Pune
4.3

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.4
(306)
Fees: 75,000
Salary : 9.70 Lakh
17
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
Times ' 23
101-150
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
MIT-WPU
4.0

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.7
(562)
Fees: 14.00 Lakh
Salary : 5.50 Lakh
66
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
Times ' 23
101-150
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute - VJTI Mumbai
4.1

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.4
(210)
Fees: 60,000
Salary : 7.54 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
Times ' 23
151-200
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Army Institute of Technology
4.1

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.0
(253)
Fees: 6.76 Lakh
Salary : 7.60 Lakh
55
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
Times ' 23
151-200
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
G.H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur
4.0

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.8
(376)
Fees: 4.70 Lakh
Salary : 3.80 Lakh
120
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
Times ' 23
151-200
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Navi Mumbai
4.3

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.2
(238)
Fees: 16.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.40 Lakh
152
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
Times ' 23
151-200
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management
4.0

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.0
(377)
Fees: 5.57 Lakh
Salary : 4.60 Lakh
48
India Today ' 23
Not Ranked
Times ' 23
151-200
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology
3.9

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.9
(335)
Fees: 6.50 Lakh
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
59
India Today ' 23
30
Times ' 23

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4 - 5.5 LPA

Top 10 in Mumbai

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11 Courses
4.57 L - 6.09 L
8.5 LPA

#151-200 NIRF

8 Courses
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3.75 LPA
8 Courses
45 K - 2.44 L
4.5 LPA
4.47 L - 5.96 L
2 Courses
7.2 L
4.4

Top 25 in Maharasthra

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#251-300 NIRF

15 Courses
3.52 L - 4.14 L
6.3 LPA

#151-200 NIRF

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7.92 L
12 LPA

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4.42 L
4.5 LPA

Top 10 in Pune

9 Courses
4.96 L - 6.61 L
5 LPA

Top 10 in Pune

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16 Courses
3.19 L - 4.98 L
2.5 - 4.8 LPA

#74 India Today

6 Courses
3.59 L - 4.78 L
4.21 LPA

#251-300 NIRF

7 Courses
4.57 L - 6.09 L
7.25 LPA

#201-250 NIRF

1 L - 1.5 L
5 Courses
3.53 L - 4.71 L
4.75 LPA

#251-300 NIRF

10 Courses
5.45 L - 5.48 L
3.5 LPA

Top 10 in Mumbai

7 Courses
62.1 K - 3.4 L
6 LPA

#201-250 NIRF

6 Courses
3.2 L - 3.34 L
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4.3 LPA
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Top Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra FAQs

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

A. Maharashtra is home to over 800 engineering colleges. Out of these 11 institutes have been ranked among top engineering colleges under NIRF. About 6 are Private and 5 are Public. Some of the popular colleges are VJTI Mumbai, COEP, Bharathi Vidyapeeth, VIT, G.H. Rasioni College of Engineering, Army Institute of Technology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Technology 

Q. What is the eligibility for taking admission in Top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra?

A. The eligibilty for taking admission in best Top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra:

  • The Candidates must have passed with Class 12 with minimum 60% aggregate. For this course Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are also required as core subjects.
  • Candidate must clear college entrance exam, followed by Group Discussion or Personal Interview.
  • Many colleges in Maharashtra accept JEE Main, MHT CET, JEE Advanced , PERA CET, SAT India, etc., for BTech admissions.

Q. What are the different specialisations offered by BTech Colleges in Maharashtra?

A. The various specialisations offered by BTech colleges in Maharashtra along with their number of colleges are mentioned in the table below:

Specialisation

No. of Colleges

Computer Science Engineering

6

Chemical Engineering

2

Civil Engineering

1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

1

Mining Engineering

1

Q. Is Jee compulsory for BTech in Maharashtra?

A. No it is not compulsory to have JEE Main score in Maharashtra. However, more than 20 top BTech in Maharashtra accept JEE Main score for admission. Colleges like IIT Bombay, Institute of Chemical Technology, VNIT Nagpur, COEP, VJTI Mumbai, MIT WPU, VIT acceptes JEE Main scores for admissions.

Q. Which are the top engineering colleges for placement in Maharashtra?

A. The best Top Engineering in Maharashtra based on placements are tabulated below with total course fee and average placement package:

College Name

Total Course Fees

Average Placement Package

IIT Bombay

INR 8 Lakh

INR 18.80 Lakh

ICT Mumbai

INR 3.48 Lakh

INR 8 Lakh

VJTI Mumbai

INR 60,000

INR 7.54 Lakh

COEP

INR 75,000

INR 9.70 Lakh

VNIT

INR 5 Lakh

INR 11 Lakh

Q. Which are the cheapest Top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra?

A. The cheapest Top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra are as follows as they have their annual their annual fees ranging < INR 1 lakh:

College Name Total Tuition Fee
College of Engineering INR 75,000
VJTI Mumbai INR 60,000

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

A. The most popular entrance exams for studying BTech in Maharashtra are JEE Main and MHT CET. Admission are based on the colleges GD PI and on merit or written exams. Listed below are the Entrance exams accepted by top Engineering colleges in Maharashtra along with their number of colleges:

Exams

No. of Colleges

JEE Main

11

MHT CET

10

JEE Advanced

1

Q. What are the job opportunities for students who pursue Engineering courses in Maharashtra?

A. There are several job opportunities for Engineering students, some of them are:

  • Professor
  • Information Technology Officer
  • Engineering Support Specialist
  • Quality Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Design Engineer

Q. Which is the top 10 engineering college in Maharashtra?

A. Among the top 10 Engineering colleges in Maharashtra. Some of them are mentioned  below along with their NIRF rankings 2023:

College Name

NIRF 2023

IIT Bombay

1

ICT Mumbai

24

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

41

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology

57

College of Engineering Pune

73

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

A. Yes, it is estimated that studying BTech in Top engineering colleges in Maharashtra is expensive. As, 7 of colleges has their annual fees ranging > INR 5 lakh and some of them are:

College Name Total Tuition Fee
IIT Bombay INR 8 lakh
VNIT Nagpur INR 5 lakh
MIT-WPU INR 14 lakh
Army Institute of Technology INR 6,76 lakh

Q: Which are the top 8 Engineering colleges in Maharashtra?

A: Among the top 8 Engineering colleges in Maharashtra. Some of them are mentioned below along with their NIRF rankings of 2022 and 2023:

College Name

NIRF 2022

NIRF 2023

IIT Bombay

3

1

ICT Mumbai

18

24

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

32

41

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology

71

57

College of Engineering Pune

72

73

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