14 Best universities for Engineering in Chennai

Below is the list of best universities in Chennai ranked based on their research performance in Engineering. A graph of 554K citations received by 35.6K academic papers made by 14 universities in Chennai was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. Indian Institute of Technology Madras

For Engineering

#3 in India
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1959

2. Anna University

For Engineering

#8 in India
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1978

3. SRM Institute of Science and Technology

For Engineering

#19 in India
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1985

4. University of Madras

For Engineering

#51 in India
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1857

5. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology

For Engineering

#10 in Tamil Nadu
#57 in India
Acceptance Rate
91%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2001

6. Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

For Engineering

#20 in Tamil Nadu
#137 in India
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1985

7. B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology

For Engineering

#22 in Tamil Nadu
#151 in India
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1984

8. Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research

For Engineering

#24 in Tamil Nadu
#181 in India
Enrollment
12,190
Founded
1984

9. Saveetha University

For Engineering

#26 in Tamil Nadu
#193 in India
Founded
2005

10. Vels University

For Engineering

#27 in Tamil Nadu
#226 in India
Enrollment
6,684
Founded
1992

11. Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology

For Engineering

#28 in Tamil Nadu
#230 in India
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1997

12. Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute

For Engineering

#30 in Tamil Nadu
#243 in India
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1988

13. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research

For Engineering

#31 in Tamil Nadu
#266 in India
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1985

14. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing

For Engineering

#32 in Tamil Nadu
#272 in India
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
125
Founded
2007

Universities for Engineering near Chennai

Distance, km
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University
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City
120 Sri Venkateswara University 55
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Tirupati
121 VIT University 10
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Vellore
128 Pondicherry University 45
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Pondicherry
198 Annamalai University 29
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Chidambaram
283 Periyar University 142
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Salem, Tamil Nadu
286 SASTRA University 61
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Thanjavur
288 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research 17
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Bangalore
291 Jain University 127
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Bangalore
293 Indian Institute of Science 1
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Bangalore
300 Bangalore University 89
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Bangalore