100 Best universities for Engineering in India

Below is the list of best universities in India ranked based on their research performance in Engineering. A graph of 5.5M citations received by 394K academic papers made by 375 universities in India was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish 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 an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1909
  2. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1951
  3. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1959
  4. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Founded
    1961
  5. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1958
  6. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1959
  7. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1847
  8. For Engineering

    Anna University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1978
  9. For Engineering

    Jadavpur University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1955
  10. For Engineering

    VIT University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1984
  11. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1994
  12. For Engineering

    Banaras Hindu University logo
    Enrollment
    30,698
    Founded
    1915
  13. For Engineering

    National Institute of Technology, Rourkela logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1961
  14. For Engineering

    University of Delhi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1922
  15. For Engineering

    National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1964
  16. For Engineering

    Birla Institute of Technology and Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1964
  17. For Engineering

    Shivaji University logo
    Enrollment
    200,000
    Founded
    1962
  18. For Engineering

    Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2002
  19. For Engineering

    University of Calcutta logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1857
  20. For Engineering

    Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1956
  21. For Engineering

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  22. For Engineering

    Indian School of Mines logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1926
  23. For Engineering

    Cochin University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1971
  24. For Engineering

    Amrita University logo
    Enrollment
    16,498
    Male:Female
    53:47
  25. For Engineering

    Aligarh Muslim University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1920
  26. For Engineering

    National Islamic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
  27. For Engineering

    Annamalai University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1929
  28. For Engineering

    National Institute of Technology, Karnataka logo
    Enrollment
    3,300
    Founded
    1960
  29. For Engineering

    Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    650
    Founded
    1961
  30. For Engineering

    Savitribai Phule Pune University logo
    Founded
    1948
  31. For Engineering

    Panjab University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1882
  32. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1856
  33. For Engineering

    University of Hyderabad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,061
    Founded
    1974
  34. For Engineering

    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1945
  35. For Engineering

    Delhi Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1941
  36. For Engineering

    National Institute of Technology, Calicut logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1961
  37. For Engineering

    National Institute of Technology, Durgapur logo
    Enrollment
    3,000
    Male:Female
    83:17
    Founded
    1960
  38. For Engineering

    Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1963
  39. For Engineering

    Mahatma Gandhi University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1983
  40. For Engineering

    University of Rajasthan logo
    Founded
    1947
  41. For Engineering

    National Institute of Technology, Warangal logo
    Founded
    1959
  42. For Engineering

    Osmania University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1918
  43. For Engineering

    University of Mumbai logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1857
  44. For Engineering

    Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    1960
  45. For Engineering

    National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra logo
    Acceptance Rate
    3%
    Founded
    1963
  46. For Engineering

    Bharathiar University logo
    Founded
    1982
  47. For Engineering

    Tezpur University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1994
  48. For Engineering

    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    3%
    Enrollment
    671
    Male:Female
    82:18
    Founded
    1960
  49. For Engineering

    Pondicherry University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  50. For Engineering

    National Institute of Technology, Silchar logo
    Founded
    1967
  51. For Engineering

    Sri Venkateswara University logo
    Enrollment
    5,000
    Founded
    1954
  52. For Engineering

    Amity University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  53. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad logo
    Founded
    2008
  54. For Engineering

    University of Madras logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1857
  55. For Engineering

    Guru Nanak Dev University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1969
  56. For Engineering

    Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2001
  57. For Engineering

    SASTRA University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    9,000
    Founded
    1984
  58. For Engineering

    Birla Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1955
  59. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology, BHU logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1919
  60. For Engineering

    Siksha O Anusandhan University logo
    Enrollment
    4,180
  61. For Engineering

    Alagappa University logo
    Founded
    1985
  62. For Engineering

    Jawaharlal Nehru University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1969
  63. For Engineering

    Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1949
  64. For Engineering

    Karnatak University logo
    Founded
    1949
  65. For Engineering

    Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1973
  66. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Indore logo
    Founded
    2009
  67. For Engineering

    University of Allahabad logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1887
  68. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Patna logo
    Founded
    2008
  69. For Engineering

    Andhra University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1926
  70. For Engineering

    Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1998
  71. For Engineering

    Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University logo
    Founded
    1972
  72. For Engineering

    KIIT University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2004
  73. For Engineering

    Gandhigram Rural University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1956
  74. For Engineering

    Kalasalingam University logo
    Founded
    1984
  75. For Engineering

    University of Burdwan logo
    Enrollment
    24,690
    Founded
    1960
  76. For Engineering

    Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1961
  77. For Engineering

    Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1986
  78. For Engineering

    Bharathidasan University logo
    Enrollment
    150,000
    Founded
    1982
  79. For Engineering

    University of Kerala logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1937
  80. For Engineering

    Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    580
    Founded
    1956
  81. For Engineering

    Sardar Patel University logo
    Founded
    1955
  82. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2008
  83. For Engineering

    University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad logo
    Founded
    1986
  84. For Engineering

    Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    3%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1987
  85. For Engineering

    Bangalore University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1886
  86. For Engineering

    Madurai Kamaraj University logo
    Founded
    1965
  87. For Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Mandi logo
    Founded
    2009
  88. For Engineering

    National Institute of Technology, Agartala logo
    Enrollment
    420
    Founded
    1965
  89. For Engineering

    Indian Agricultural Research Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1905
  90. For Engineering

    Himachal Pradesh University logo
    Founded
    1970
  91. For Engineering

    Punjabi University Patiala logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,000
    Founded
    1962
  92. For Engineering

    Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    3,677
    Male:Female
    77:23
    Founded
    1991
  93. For Engineering

    Indian Statistical Institute logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1931
  94. For Engineering

    Nirma University logo
    Founded
    2003
  95. For Engineering

    University of Kalyani logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1960
  96. For Engineering

    Lovely Professional University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2005
  97. For Engineering

    National Institute of Technology, Raipur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1956
  98. For Engineering

    North Maharashtra University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1990
  99. For Engineering

    Manipal Academy of Higher Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    20,000
    Founded
    1993

The best cities to study Engineering in India based on the number of universities and their ranks are Bangalore, Kharagpur, Chennai, and Delhi.