Engineering colleges in Punjab: Top institutes and how to enroll in them

Engineering colleges in Punjab: Top institutes and how to enroll in them

Engineering is one of the most sought after options among students seeking post secondary education in Punjab. Punjab boasts of well over 50 engineering colleges that provide quality  technical education in varied engineering fields like civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, computer science and more. Apart from these four or five ‘staple’ disciplines, a few others like agricultural engineering and biotechnology have made strong inroads in engineering education curriculum in Punjab. As Punjab is a primarily agricultural state, the branch of agriculture engineering is a top priority among various state government engineering offices while recruiting for eligible graduates. Additionally, with IIT Ropar entering Punjab as a game changer in the engineering sphere, Punjab is sure to become a technical hub and a potential hotspot for multinational companies. With innumerable Special Economic Zones and Information Technology hubs spread across the length and breadth of the state, technical education in Punjab certainly has a bright future and students can be sure of a bright future if they pick engineering as their prospective career. 

Admission process in colleges/universities in the engineering sphere in Punjab is as varied as the types of institutes that provide education in this field. While IIT JEE is the benchmark of excellence for many colleges, many have their own admission criteria. This gives an impression of openness in the admission system of Punjab, with no single standard being given a priority over another. Although it may seem confusing for the students at first, this competition is eventually beneficial for them because it filters the meritorious students from others.  As a side note, it is to be noted that some of these institutes are world class institutes and are good enough to be in the list of top private engineering colleges in India and Asia.

Below we give a list of top engineering colleges/institutes in the state of Punjab. This list is not exhaustive and in not meant to be in order, but the top 5 overall:

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Thapar University, Patiala

Constantly ranked as one of the top 5 engineering colleges, Thapar university has positioned itself as a generator for jobs and for further research in the Punjab area. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology is the constituent college of Thapar University (Deemed University) and was founded in 1956. Spread over an area of 250 acres the thapar technology campus is a lush green area located in the historical city of Patiala. Not only this, it has strong collaboration with top private engineering colleges in India and top government institutes in India.

Admission criteria:

For:

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program admission shall be done on the basis of merit of score in IIT JEE for each year.  

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Biotechnology admission shall be done on the basis of NEET 2017 onwards.

Master of Engineering/Master of Technology (M.E./M.Tech) program admission shall be done on the basis of different methods like GATE score, separate online entrance test and merit of 12th class marks and Engineering bachelors marks.

 

Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar

Indian Institute of Technology or most commonly called as IIT Ropar brings with itself the brand name of IIT, adding a sense of responsibility upon itself in providing top notch quality education and technical training in Punjab. Established in 2008, it is one of the newer IITs in the Indian technical sector. Nestled between the Shivalik Hills and the Sutlej River, IIT ropar has quickly developed a niche in research activities because of the emphasis of research and development, a core constituent of all IIT’s around India. Close proximity to Chandigarh, a developed city, makes it quite accessible for Indian & foreign professors from all over to make visits and perform research activities. IIT Ropar is truly a boon for Punjab.

Admission criteria:

For :

Bachelor of Technology (B.E.) program admission shall be done on the basis of merit of score in IIT JEE for each year.

 Master of Technology (M.Tech) program admission shall be done on the basis of merit of score in GATE for each year.

 

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology or SLIET is one of the premier institutes imparting general and specialized engineering courses for students across Punjab and from rest of India. It is a deemed university established in 1989 by the government of India. Although it is an autonomous body, it gets full funding from the government. This makes it at par with IITs in functioning and resourcefulness. The education provided in this institute is of exceptionally high quality that too in emerging areas of technology. Emphasis on practical training and collaboration with industry is one of the focuses of the curriculum. Students who have completed a technical diploma too have a chance to study in Bachelors programs here through a lateral entry scheme. Spread over an area of over 400 acres, the beautiful campus provides a refreshing feel to the overall ambience.

Admission criteria:

For:

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program admission shall be done on the basis of merit of score in IIT JEE for each year.

Master of Technology (M.Tech.) program admission shall be done on the basis of merit of score in GATE for each year.

If seats remain vacant SLIET will conduct its own entrance test.

 

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

Standing strong through the test of times, this prominent institute is celebrated as one of the best government engineering college (along with some other NITs) after the IITs. With its strategic location (Jalandhar, being developed as a smart city), this campus is well connected with the rest of India through road, rail and air.  It was established in 1987 as the Regional engineering College and in 2002, it was converted to a National Institute of Technology. Its value can be ascertained by the fact that in 2007, the government of India accorded it as an “Institute of National Importance”. Every year, large MNC’s and corporate house turn up to this campus for recruitment drives, selecting final year Bachelors and Masters students for the role of engineering/management trainees in the process.

Admission criteria:

For:

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) program admission shall be done on the basis of merit of score in IIT JEE for each year.

Master of Technology (M.Tech) program admission shall be done on the basis of merit of score in GATE for each year.

 

Chitkara Institute of Engineering & Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab

This emerging player in Engineering and Technology education has taken rapid strides in delivering superior teaching and excellent training in this field. Defying the notion that the older the institute, better the education quality, Chitkara University Punjab has gained ground as a world class university in a very short span of time. It has hired eminent professors across India and abroad to teach the students the intricacies of Engineering and Technology. The computer science program is at par with similar programs at prominent Engineering institutes. It has a vibrant placement scenario with top companies like Google, Microsoft, SAP, Texas Instruments, Nvidia collaborating with it either for placements or for delivering nurturing/training programs. It is truly a nurturing place for future technocrats and is rightly one of the top private engineering colleges in Punjab and surrounding areas.

Admission criteria:

For:

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program admission shall be done on the basis of merit of score in IIT JEE for each year.

Master of Engineering (M.Tech.)  - Direct admissions.

 

So this was a small but informative list of prime engineering and technology institutes that you can refer for admissions if you are certain that Engineering is the career for you. These colleges will get you on the right track, but it is you that has to walk on that path. The direction provided by them and work done by you will be a lethal combination that will make you most sought after as far as career in the engineering industry is concerned.

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Comments

  • top engineering colleges OF INDIAMay 25, 2017

    thank you for sharing knowlegable information with us

  • RohanMay 26, 2017

    Nice... Well written, thanks for sharing

  • Sandeep kumarMay 26, 2017

    Nice information about colleges

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