JEE Main 2024

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2024 results have been released and students can now start planning their future. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) publishes a list of the top engineering colleges in India and the list is based on a number of factors including faculty quality, research output, and student satisfaction. This article will list the top 25 engineering colleges in India as per the NIRF ranking 2024

The JEE Main 2024 result has been announced and students who have qualified for the exam can now start looking at engineering colleges. The NIRF ranking is a prestigious ranking system that helps students make an informed decision about the best engineering college for them.

Choosing the right engineering college is a pivotal decision that shapes your future career trajectory. In India, the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) by the Ministry of Education (MoE) serves as a trusted resource for aspirants. While the official NIRF rankings for 2024 are expected in June, this blog dives into the highly anticipated top 25 contenders based on past performance and current trends.

This comprehensive guide empowers you to:

  • Understand the NIRF ranking methodology for engineering colleges.
  • Explore the crème de la crème of Indian engineering institutions (expected top 25).
  • Gain insights into factors beyond rankings to consider during college selection.

Demystifying NIRF Rankings for Engineering

The NIRF ranking system employs a robust methodology with five key parameters:

  1. Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR): (100%)

    • Faculty qualifications and experience
    • Student-faculty ratio
    • Quality and relevance of curriculum
    • Learning resources like libraries and labs
  2. Research and Professional Practice (RPC): (100%)

    • Sponsored research funding
    • Publications in reputed journals
    • Patents filed and granted
    • Industry collaborations
  3. Graduation Outcomes (GO): (100%)

    • Student placement rate
    • Average salary packages offered
    • Higher education pursuits of graduates
  4. Outreach and Inclusivity (OI): (100%)

    • Scholarships and financial aid offered
    • Student exchange programs
    • Gender diversity among faculty and students
    • Initiatives for differently-abled students
  5. Perception (PERCEPTION): (100%)

    • Reputation among employers and academia
    • Industry feedback on graduate quality

The Contenders: Top 25 Engineering Colleges (Expected)

(Disclaimer: The following list is based on past NIRF rankings and industry reputation. The official NIRF ranking for 2024 will be released by MoE in June)

The latest NIRF rankings for Engineering were released in 2023. Here’s the list of the Top 25 Engineering Colleges in India according to NIRF:

Rank Institution Name City
1 Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu

2 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi, Delhi

3 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai, Maharashtra

4 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

5 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee, Uttarakhand

6 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur, West Bengal

7 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati, Assam

8 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Bangalore, Karnataka

9 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad, Telangana

10 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Gandhinagar, Gujarat

11 Indian Institute of Bombay (UMumbai) Mumbai, Maharashtra

12 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

13 Indian Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad, Telangana

14 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur Jaipur, Rajasthan

15 Indian Institute of Technology Indore Indore, Madhya Pradesh

16 NIT Surat Surat, Gujarat

17 Birla Institute of Technology and Science – Pilani Pilani, Rajasthan

18 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar, Odisha

19 National Institute of Technology Warangal Warangal, Telangana

20 Indian Institute of Technology Patna Patna, Bihar

21 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur Nagpur, Maharashtra

22 National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal, Karnataka

23 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

24 NIT Rourkela Rourkela, Odisha

25 Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad Dhanbad, Jharkhand

Please note that this list is based on the 2023 NIRF rankings and the rankings may change year-on-year.

Beyond Rankings: Factors to Consider When Choosing a College

While NIRF rankings offer valuable insights, they shouldn’t be the sole deciding factor. Here are some additional considerations:

  • Specialization: Align your choice with your preferred engineering specialization and the college’s strengths in that area.
  • Location and Campus Life: Consider factors like proximity to home, hostel facilities, and the overall campus environment.
  • Fees and Scholarships: Research tuition fees, hostel charges, and available scholarships to determine affordability.
  • Alumni Network: A strong alumni network can provide career guidance and mentorship opportunities.


The NIRF ranking is a prestigious ranking system that helps students make an informed decision about the best engineering college for them. The list of top 25 engineering colleges in India as per the NIRF ranking 2024 includes some of the best institutions in the country. These colleges offer a variety of programs and have a strong focus on research and innovation.

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Mohan Prasad
B Tech IIT Delhi, MBA IIM Lucknow, Founder PracBee
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