Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Kerala 2021, NIRF Ranking, Placement

10 Best Engineering Colleges in Kerala 2021 | Top Engineering Colleges in Kerala, Courses offered, Placement and Top Recruiters

Top Engineering Colleges in Kerala – Kerala is one of the most literate states in India and is fondly known as God’s own land. Thiruvananthapuram is the state capital and the largest city in Kerala. There are a total of 219 engineering colleges in Kerala out of which 147 are private colleges and 72 are government colleges. The colleges offer about 1664 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of engineering.


The numerous top-class engineering colleges strive hard to impart quality education to the students and help them to have a bright future by organizing placement drives for the campus recruitment. Details of the top 10 engineering colleges in Kerala have been discussed in this article.

 

List of Top Engineering Colleges in Kerala

1. National Institute of Technology, Calicut

2. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

3. College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram

4. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Ernakulam (CUSAT)

5. Government Engineering College, Thrissur

6. MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram

7. Nehru College of Engineering & Research Centre, Pampady

8. Government Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara

9. TKM College of Engineering, Kolam

10. N.S.S. College of Engineering, Palakkad

 

  1. National Institute of Technology, Calicut

About the College
NIT Calicut was established in 1961 and was known as Calicut Regional Engineering College. It was given deemed status in the year 2002. It is one of the colleges that host the supercomputer of its own. It is spread across 300 acres of campus. There are 10 BTech and 23 MTech degree programs offered by the college.

Mode of Admission
Admission to BTech courses is on the basis of JEE Mains and admission to MTech is based on the GATE score.

Popular CoursesCourse DurationFull Course FeeRanking (NIRF)
BTech4 years2,07,98828
MTech2 years1,80,500
Ph.D3 years36,375 

 

Engineering Branches Offered

BTech

  1. Electrical & Electronics
  2. Mechanical
  3. Electronics & Communication
  4. Computer Science
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Civil
  7. Engineering Physics
  8. Chemical
  9. Production
  10. Material Science
MTech

  1. Thermal
  2. Chemical
  3. Control Systems & Instrumentation
  4. Manufacturing Technology
  5. Power System
  6. Structural
  7. Signal Processing
  8. Power Electronics
  9. Microelectronics & VLSI Design
  10. Nano Science & Technology
  11. Water Resources
  12. Industrial
  13. Energy
  14. Material Science
  15. Environmental Geotechnology
  16. Information Security
  17. Traffic & Transportation Planning
  18. Offshore Structures
  19. Industrial Power & Automation
  20. Electronics Design & Technology
  21. Telecommunication
  22. High Voltage
  23. Machine Design
  24. Fluids

 

Top Recruiters

  1. Accenture
  2. Bajaj
  3. Bharat Petroleum
  4. Gammon India
  5. HP
  6. IBM
  7. Idea
  8. C-Dot
  9. Indian Oil
  10. L & T
  1. ITC
  2. CISCO
  3. InfoTech
  4. DLF
  5. Marico
  6. Microsoft
  7. ONGC
  8. Wipro
  9. Yahoo
  10. Whirlpool
  11. Tata Motors.

 

Also See : Government College of Engineering, Kannur

 

2. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

About the College
It is a space institute and functions under the Department of Space, Govt. of India. It is sponsored by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It was inaugurated in the year 2007 by the ISRO Chairman Mr. G. Madahvan Nair. It is spread across 100 acres of campus. It is the first college to offer a range of programs in space science and technology. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in space science and technology.

Mode of Admission
Admission to UG courses is on the basis of JEE Main. For the M.Tech courses, the institute invites application and considers valid GATE scores as a very important criteria for admission.

Popular CoursesCourse DurationFull Course FeeRanking (NIRF)
BTech4 years3,87,20030
MTech2 years63,600
Ph.D3 years69,900 

 

Engineering Branches Offered

BTech

  1. Aerospace
  2. Avionics
MTech

  1. Earth System Science and Technology
  2. Power Electronics
  3. Material Science & Technology
  4. Control Systems
  5. Thermal and Propulsion
  6. Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics
  7. Structures & Design
  8. RF & Microwave
  9. Soft Computing & Machine Learning
  10. Optical
  11. Solid State Technology
  12. Geoinformatics
  13. Digital System & Signal Processing
  14. VLSI & Microsystem

 

Top Recruiters

  1. ISRO
  2. Satsure Ltd.
  1. Subex
  2. TCS.

 

3. College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram

About the College
It is also known as CET and was established in the year 1939 during the reign of Travancore King Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma. It is the first engineering college in the Travancore state. It is spread across a lush green campus of about 125 acres and is pollution-free. It is affiliated to University of Kerala.

Mode of Admission
Admission to BTech courses is through Kerala Engineering Entrance Examination (KEAM) while admission to MTech is through a valid score GATE.

Popular CoursesCourse DurationFull Course FeeRanking (NIRF)
BTech4 years2,00,00071
MTech2 years31,225
Ph.D.3 years  

 

Engineering Branches Offered

BTech

  1. Electrical & Electronics
  2. Mechanical
  3. Electronics & Communication
  4. Computer Science
  5. Electronics & Instrumentation
  6. Civil
  7. Industrial
  8. Environmental
MTech

  1. Thermal
  2. Computer Science
  3. Power System
  4. Structural
  5. Signal Processing
  6. Geotechnical
  7. Manufacturing & Automation
  8. Transportation
  9. Applied Electronics & Instrumentation
  10. Control Systems
  11. Information Security
  12. Hydraulics
  13. Geoinformatics
  14. Machine Design
  15. Propulsion
  16. Financial
  17. Guidance & Navigational Control
  18. Electrical Machines
  19. Micro & Nano Electronics
  20. Automation & Robotics
  21. Microwave & TV

 

Top Recruiters

  1. Wipro
  2. BPCL
  3. Ashok Leyland
  4. Patni
  5. TCS
  6. IBM
  7. Toshiba
  8. Musigma
  9. Amazon
  1. Saint-Gobain
  2. Samsung
  3. Deloitte
  4. Caterpillar
  5. Cisco
  6. Delphi
  7. Motorola
  8. Verizon.

 

4. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Ernakulam (CUSAT)

About the College
The University was established in the year 1971 by the Government of Kerala. The College of Science & Engineering was started in the year 1979 at the Kochi campus. It is the first college to offer an Information Technology course in BTech. It is one of the few institutions that offer B Tech in Fire and Safety Engineering. It is a research center for many agencies like ISRO, DRDO, AICTE, and UGC.

Mode of Admission
Admission to UG courses is on the basis of score of KEAM or CUSAT-CET while admission to PG courses is through a valid GATE score.

Popular CoursesCourse DurationFull Course FeeRanking (NIRF)
BTech4 years1,86,400116
MTech2 years34,675
Ph.D.3 years16,615 

 

Engineering Branches Offered

BTech

  1. Electrical & Electronics
  2. Mechanical
  3. Electronics & Communication
  4. Computer Science
  5. Instrumentation
  6. Civil
  7. Marine
  8. Information Technology
  9. Polymer
  10. Naval Architecture & Ship Building
  11. Safety & Fire
MTech

  1. Computer-Aided Analysis & Design
  2. Thermal
  3. Software
  4. Electronics & Communication
  5. Power Electronics
  6. Geotechnical
  7. Instrumentation
  8. Marine
  9. Computer & Information Science
  10. Network
  11. Atmospheric Sciences
  12. Ocean Technology & Management
  13. Polymer Technology
  14. Optoelectronics & Laser Technology
  15. Marine Biotechnology
  16. Industrial Catalysis
  17. Health, Safety, and Environment Management
  18. Engineering Statistics
  19. Electronics Design & Technology
  20. Wireless Communication Technology
  21. Software Systems

 

Top Recruiters

  1. ACC Ltd.
  2. Accenture
  3. Patni Computers
  4. Computer Science Corporation
  5. TCS.
  1. HCL
  2. IBM
  3. Syntel
  4. Infosys
  5. Wipro

 

5. Government Engineering College, Thrissur

About the College
The college was established in 1957 and is the first engineering college after the formation of the state of Kerala. Its foundation was laid by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and is the second oldest engineering college in the state. It is affiliated to the University of Calicut. It is spread across a campus of 120 acres.

Mode of Admission
The candidates seeking admission in B.Tech need to appear in the national level entrance exam Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) entrance. Admission into the M.Tech program is done through GATE.

Popular CoursesCourse DurationFull Course FeeRanking (NIRF)
BTech4 years69,005
MTech2 years20,940

Engineering Branches Offered

BTech

  1. Electrical
  2. Mechanical
  3. Electronics & Communication
  4. Computer Science
  5. Civil
  6. Chemical
  7. Production
MTech

  1. Power System
  2. Power Electronics
  3. Environmental
  4. Production
  5. Computer Science
  6. Communication & Signal Processing
  7. Manufacturing & Management
  8. Process Control
  9. Civil
  10. Internal Combustion
  11. Hydrology & Water Resources

 

Top Recruiters

  1. TCS
  2. Wipro
  3. Atkins
  4. Tata
  5. L & T
  6. Reliance
  7. BPCL
  1. Federal Bank
  2. HCL
  3. Cads India
  4. Nest
  5. Sap Labs.
  6. Idea

 

6. MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram

About the College
It is located in the Malappuram district of Kerala and was established in 1994. It is the first self-financing engineering college in Kerala and is managed by a Muslim educational society. It has a sprawling campus of 34 acres.

Mode of Admission
The BTech admission is on the basis of HSC score and MTech admission is on the basis of GATE score.

 

Popular CoursesCourse DurationFull Course FeeRanking (NIRF)
BTech4 years5,35,200
MTech2 years

 

Engineering Branches Offered

BTech

  1. Electrical & Electronics
  2. Applied Electronics & Instrumentation
  3. Mechanical
  4. Electronics & Communication
  5. Computer Science
  6. Civil
  7. Information Technology
MTech

  1. Construction & Management
  2. Computer Science
  3. Communication & Signal Processing
  4. Thermal System Design
  5. Instrumentation & Control

 

Top Recruiters

  1. TCS
  2. QBurst
  3. Havells
  4. Infosys
  5. Wipro
  6. Honda
  1. Amazon
  2. Mahindra
  3. L & T
  4. Sutherland
  5. Aabasoft.

 

 

7. Nehru College of Engineering & Research Centre, Pampady

About the College
The college was established in the year 1968 and is a private and self-financing engineering college. It is spread across 40 acres of land.

Mode of Admission
Admission to BTech is through KEAM and for MTech a valid GATE score is required.

Popular CoursesCourse DurationFull Course FeeRanking (NIRF)
BTech4 years2,00,000
MTech2 years1,00,000

 

Engineering Branches Offered

BTech

  1. Electrical & Electronics
  2. Mechanical
  3. Electronics & Communication
  4. Computer Science
  5. Mechatronics
MTech

  1. Machine Design
  2. Computer Science
  3. VLSI Design
  4. Cyber Security
  5. Energy System

 

Top Recruiters

  1. Infosys
  2. IBM
  3. IBS Software
  4. L & T
  5. Syntel
  6. Cognizant
  7. Poornam Software
  1. Accenture
  2. Honeywell
  3. TCS
  4. Sasken
  5. Essar India
  6. Patni Computers

 

8. Government Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara

About the College
The college was established in the year 1989 and is the first self-financing institute developed by the Kerala government under the aegis of the Institute of Human Resource Development for Electronics. It is spread across 14 acres of lush green campus.

Mode of Admission
The candidates seeking admission in B.Tech need to appear in the national level entrance exam Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) entrance. Admission into the M.Tech program is done through GATE.

Popular CoursesCourse DurationFull Course FeeRanking (NIRF)
Btech4 years1,31,220
MTech2 years76,870

 

Engineering Branches Offered

BTech

  1. Electrical & Electronics
  2. Electronics & Communication
  3. Computer Science
  4. Biotechnology
  5. Biomedical
MTech

  1. VLSI Design& Embedded System
  2. Signal Processing
  3. Optoelectronics & Optical Communication
  4. Image Processing
  5. Energy Management

 

Top Recruiters

  1. Qwave
  2. Oath
  3. Fourth Ambit
  4. Dquotient
  5. Cognicor
  6. Brillio
  7. KPIT
  1. Actiotech
  2. Terawe
  3. Skanray
  4. Vistaprint
  5. ZOHO
  6. Zomato.

 

9. TKM College of Engineering, Kolam

About the College
Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering (TKMCE) was established in the year 1958 and is affiliated to the University of Kerala. It is run by TKM College Trust. Its foundation stone was laid by Dr. Rajendra Prasad in 1956. It has 25 acres of sprawling green campus with all the major facilities and infrastructure.

Mode of Admission
Admission to BTech courses is on the basis of KEAM while MTech admissions are on the basis of a valid GATE score.

 

Popular CoursesCourse DurationFull Course FeeRanking (NIRF)
BTech4 years40,925
MTech2 years39,225

 

Engineering Branches Offered

BTech

  1. Electrical & Electronics
  2. Mechanical
  3. Electronics & Communication
  4. Computer Science
  5. Civil
  6. Chemical
  7. Production
  8. Architecture
MTech

  1. Computer Science
  2. Power System
  3. Communication System
  4. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  5. Structural & Construction
  6. Industrial Instrumentation & Control
  7. Industrial Refrigeration & Cryogenics

 

Top Recruiters

  1. L & T
  2. Oracle
  3. Flytxt
  1. Suntech
  2. MRF,
  3. Nest technologies.

 

10. N.S.S. College of Engineering, Palakkad

About the College
The college was established in the year 1960 by the Nair service society under the leadership of Lt. B.K.M. Padmanabhan in collaboration with the Central and the State Government. It is spread across 125 acres of campus.

Mode of Admission
B. tech course admission is done on the basis of an entrance examination conducted by the Commissionerate of Entrance Examinations (CEE). For the PG course, the candidates are selected on the basis of valid GATE score.

 

Popular CoursesCourse DurationFull Course FeeRanking (NIRF)
BTech4 years75,281
MTech2 years20,980

 

Engineering Branches Offered

BTech

  1. Mechanical
  2. Electronics & COmmunication
  3. Computer Science
  4. Civil
  5. Electrical & Electronics
  6. Instrumentation & Control
MTech

  1. Computer Science
  2. Structural
  3. Power Electronics
  4. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  5. Communication
  6. Instrumentation & Control

 

Top Recruiters

  1. Infosys
  2. Idea
  3. Cognizant
  4. Suntech
  5. Nissan
  6. QBurst
  7. Federal Bank,
  8. MRF
  9. Quest
  10. Wipro
  1. Ernst & Young
  2. Ashok Leyland
  3. IBM
  4. HCL
  5. Indian Navy
  6. Indian Air Force
  7. Indian Army
  8. Microsoft.
  9. TCS

 

Other Engineering colleges in Kerala

Here is a list of some more colleges for B Tech in Kerala state-

  • Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology, Ernakulam
  • Federal Institute of Science & Technology, Angamaly
  • Government Engineering College, Idukki
  • Government Engineering College, Wayanad
  • College of Engineering, Thalassery
  • LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Thiruvananthapuram

 

List goes on

  • SCMS School of Engineering & Technology, Ernakulam
  • College of Engineering, Kidangoor
  • LBS College of Engineering, Kasargod
  • College of Engineering, Perumon
  • College of Engineering, Kottarakkara
  • College of Engineering, Attingal
  • Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri
  • College of Engineering, Trikaripur
  • College of Engineering, Cherthala
  • College of Engineering, Kallooppara
  • Viswajyothi College of Engineering & Technology, Muvattupuzha
  • College of Engineering, Karunagappally
  • Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering & Technology, Mattoor, Kalady