Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Kerala: Kerala, also called god’s own Country, is one of the most literate states of the country. The state has more than 219 engineering colleges, which include both private and public colleges. The state’s economy contributes nearly 4% of the Indian economy and is now emerging as one of the largest corporate hubs of the country. The national-level study by the National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU) said that engineering graduates from the state have better command over English, arithmetic, and logical reasoning; thus, they are slightly above the national average.
Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Kerala
There are various engineering specializations available in different colleges of Kerala. Among them, the most popular engineering specializations are Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Safety & Fire Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Some universities in Kerala also provide dual courses like Biotechnology and Biochemical engineering. Although there are plenty of good engineering colleges in Kerala there, a few top ones and the list of top 10 engineering colleges in Kerala have been listed below-
Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri
Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri, was established in 2002 by the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University. The campus is well facilitated and spread over an area of 80 acres of land near the coastline. It has been approved by the Ministry of Human Research and Development (MHRD) and the All India Council for Technical Education AICTE. The admission is granted based on AEEE (Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam) conducted by Amrita University and through counseling and JEE Main.
- Rank: 1
- Accreditation: NAAC-A, NBA, AICTE
- Course Fees (B.Tech.): 1.8 LPA
- Average Package: 7 LPA
- Highest Package: 52 LPA
- Top Recruiters: Cisco, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Cognizant Technology Solution.
2. National Institute of Technology, Calicut
NIT Calicut was established in 1961 and was formerly known as Regional Engineering College Calicut until 2002. The campus is spread over an area of 300 acres of land. It is one of the NITs campuses established by the Government of India for imparting high standard technical education to students from all over the country. The institute hosts Supercomputer, and it also has a department dedicated to nanotechnology. It offers 52 courses across 13 departments. The information about the placements and recruiters is given below.
- Rank: 2
- Accreditation: MHRD
- Course Fees (B.Tech.): 5.42 LPA
- Average Package: 11.58 LPA
- Highest Package: 7 LPA
- Top Recruiters: Wipro, Fidelity, ZS, Cisco.
3. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) is a Deemed University for study, research, and development in space science at Valiama, Nedumangad, Thiruvananthapuram. It was established in the year 2008. IIST has been approved and recognized by AICTE/UGC. IIST offers 140 seats for admission to its B.Tech. Programs in aerospace engineering, avionics, etc. Its campus area is spread over 100 acres with natural beauty lying in the foothills of the Sahayadri Mountains. Admission in B. Tech courses is based on the All India Rank List of JEE Main and Advance. Our Late President, Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam, was chancellor of this University.
- Rank: 3
- Accreditation: AICTE
- Course Fees (B.Tech.): 2L
- Average Package: 6.2 LPA
- Highest Package: 12.5 LPA
- Top Recruiters: ISRO, Adobe systems, Wipro, Analog Devices.
College of Engineering Trivandrum
The college of Engineering Trivandrum is commonly known as CET, is the first institutes in Kerala, established in the year 1939 in the capital city Thiruvananthapuram. NBA and AICTE accredit the college, and the college is affiliated with A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University. CET offers over 51 courses across 5 streams in Engineering, IT, and Management for UG and PG Courses. CET is a public/ government college spread over an area of 125 acres of land. B. Tech admission is based on candidates’ marks scored in KEAM conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Exams (CEE).
- Rank: 4
- Accreditation: NBA, AICTE, NAAC-A
- Course Fees (B.Tech.): 1.13L
- Average Package: 5 LPA
- Highest Package: 32.5LPA
- Top Recruiters: Accenture, Amazon, Ashok Leyland, Cognizant, Deloitte, Google, HP, IBM, and Infosys.
5. Government Engineering College, Thrissur
Established in 1958, Government Engineering College Thrissur GECT) is situated in the Thrissur city of Kerala. The college is one of the oldest and the first government engineering college established after the formation of the state of Kerala. The college is affiliated with the University of Calicut and associated with the A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University. It offers 30 courses across 3streams, and the accepted exam for admission in BE/B.tech is KEAM.
- Rank: 5
- Accreditation: NBA
- Course Fees (B.Tech.): 22,150 K per year
- Average Package: 3.5 LPA
- Highest Package: 16 LPA
- Top Recruiters: TCS, MRF, Infosys
6. CUSAT – Cochin University of Science and Technology
Cochin University of Science and Technology, also known as CUSAT, was established in 1971, but later in 1986, it was renamed Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). The University is spread over 175 acres of land and is a state government-owned autonomous university in Kochi, Kerala. The candidates aspiring for admission in B. Tech must qualify CUSAT- CAT or KEAM. Some important details about the placements and Fees are as follows-
- Rank: 6
Accreditation: NAAC-A, NBA, AICTE, UGC
Course Fees (B.Tech.):56 K – 3.53 L
Average Package: 4.5 LPA
Highest Package: 29 LPA
Top Recruiters: Cisco, Nissan, TCS, Infosys
7. Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering
Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering (TKM College) was established in 1956 at Kollam, Kerala. It is Government College affiliated with A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University. AICTE approves the college, and it has NBA-accredited degree programs. It offers 31 courses across 4 streams and currently has more than 4,000 students. Some important details are as follows-
- Rank: 7
- Accreditation: NBA, AICTE
- Course Fees (B.Tech.):0.3 L
- Average Package: 4LPA
- Highest Package: 12 LPA
- Top Recruiters: TATA, MRF, Apollo, Mahindra.
8. Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology
Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology (RSET) was founded in 2001 at Kochi Ernakulum District, Kerala. RESET is affiliated with A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University, and it is also approved by AICTE (All India Council for Education and Research). RSET is a private self-financed institution offering 15 courses across 2 streams. The admission in this college is merit-based for admission in B. Tech, 10+2 merit, and KEAM rank shall be considered.
- Rank: 8
- Accreditation: NAAC-A,
- Course Fees (B.Tech.): 3.48 L
- Average Package: 4 LPA
- Highest Package: 8 LPA
- Top Recruiters: Accenture, Arbitron, Birla Soft, Bosch, Caritor.
9. SCMS School of Engineering and Technology
SCMS School of Engineering and Technology is located in Kochi. It is located about 12 km from Ernakulum railway station. The school was established in 1976 in South India and one of the best business schools in Kerala. SCM School has the distinction of being the first professional institution in the self-financing sector in Kerala. It is affiliated with KTU (A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University). KEAM cut-off by rank is the basis of admission in this school for B.Tech.
- Rank: 9
- Accreditation: NAAC
- Course Fees (B.Tech.): 3L
- Average Package: 5LPA
- Highest Package: 9 LPA
- Top Recruiters: Infosys, TCS, Wipro.
10. Government Model Engineering College
Government Model Engineering College, MEC Kochi, is an engineering college established in 1989 by IHRD. The college is affiliated with Cochin University of Science and Technology and KTU (APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University). The college campus is spread over 20 acres of land, offering 12 courses across 4 streams. The admission to B. Tech programs is through a valid score in KEAM conducted by CEE.
- Rank: 10
- Accreditation: AICTE
- Course Fees (B.Tech.):1.54 L
- Average Package: 3.5 LPA
- Highest Package: 7.5LPA
- Top Recruiters: L&T technology services, Deloitte, Cognizant.
FAQs (Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Kerala)
Which is the best Institute of engineering in Kerala?
Ans. Amrita School of Engineering and the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, are the best institute for engineering in Kerala.
Which is the best Govt. Institute of engineering in Kerala?
Ans. Calicut – National Institute of Technology.