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Top 10 oldest engineering Colleges in India, Courses, Fees and Ranking

10 Oldest Engineering colleges in India– India is a land of education and has given many great minds to the world. It is the second-largest engineer producer in the world. It produces more than 1 million engineers every year. The need for the creation of technical training came from the British rulers in India. There was a need to make the craftsmen, artisans, and overseers more efficient and hence, there was the establishment of industrial schools to give professional training. 

Many of the old Engineering colleges in India were established during the British rule in India. Since then these Engineering colleges set a benchmark in quality education and are still running strong.  Through this article you will get to know which is the oldest engineering college in India.

List of the 10 Oldest Engineering colleges in India

 

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 
  • College of Engineering, Pune 
  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology, Shibpur 
  • The University of Mumbai, Mumbai 
  • College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai 
  • National Institute of Technology, Patna 
  • Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai 
  • Faculty of Technology & Engineering, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara 
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata 
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 

 

 

1. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (1847)

indian institute of technology

 

About

This college has a long history and is the oldest engineering college in the history of India. It was established in the year 1847 by Lord Dalhousie and was known as the Thomason College of Civil Engineering. Later, in the year 1949, it was renamed to the University of Roorkee. It became the 7th IIT of India in the year 2001. It offers programs in 21 disciplines and is famous for its dominant entrepreneurial culture. It is also famous for its 10 alumni who won the Padma awards and 25 alumni who won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology.

Mode of Admission

The BTech admissions are on the basis of JEE Advanced rank and the MTech admissions are on the basis of a valid GATE score.

 

Popular Courses Course Duration Full Course Fee Ranking (NIRF)
BTech 4 years 8,51,740 6
MTech 2 years 4,33,000
BTech + MTech 5 years 8,71,420
Ph.D. 3 years 63,500

 

Engineering Branches Offered

 

BTech

  • Industrial & Production
  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil
  • Engineering Physics
  • Metallurgical & Materials
  • Polymer Science & Technology
MTech

  • Electrical
  • Civil
  • Chemical
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Water Resources Development & Management
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pulp & Paper Technology
  • Metallurgical & Materials
  • Infrastructure
  • Earthquake
  • Hydrology & Water Resources
  • Hydro & Renewable Energy
  • Mechanical & Industrial
  • Disaster Mitigation & Management

 

Top Recruiters

 

  • Accenture
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Reliance Industries
  • Caterpillar
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • Standard Chartered
  • CITI Bank
  • Cisco
  • Eaton
  • Sapient
  • Udaan
  • Paytm
  • Uber
  • Intel

 

2. College of Engineering, Pune (1854)

college of engineering pune

About

COEP is an autonomous college that is run by the Maharashtra government. It was founded in 1854 and is one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia after IIT Roorkee. It is also amongst the best 20 colleges in India. The institute offers 9 undergraduate courses, 24 graduate courses, and 4 PG Diploma courses in Management, Engineering, and Technology. For B.Tech aspirants, MHT-CET is a must and students willing to take admission in M.Tech should clear GATE. 

Mode of Admission

The BTech admission is on the basis of MHTCET scores and the MTech admission is on the basis of GATE scores.

 

Popular Courses Course Duration Full Course Fee Ranking (NIRF)
BTech 4 years 3,42,500 49
MTech 2 years 2,23,900
Ph.D. 3 years 2,44,350

Engineering Branches Offered

 

BTech

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Production
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Civil
  • Electronics & Telecommunication
  • Metallurgical
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
MTech

  • Construction Engineering & Management
  • Design
  • Structural
  • Signal Processing
  • Process Metallurgy
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Geotechnical
  • Project Management
  • Material
  • Town & Country Planning
  • Embedded Control
  • Power Electronics & Machine Drives
  • Information Security & Management

Top Recruiters

 

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Barclays
  • Hero Motocorp
  • Bajaj Autos
  • Mastercard
  • 3D PLM
  • Maruti Suzuki
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Microsoft
  • Arcesium

 

 

3.Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology, Shibpur (1856)

indian institute of eng

 

About

IIEST Shibpur, Howrah is the second oldest engineering college in India. It was started in the year 1906 with Mining Engineering as its main branch so as to meet the requirements in Indian mines. It was earlier called Bengal Engineering and Science University but was later renamed and it became the first IIEST of the country in 2014. It has 16 departments and 8 schools. It offers degrees like BTech, MTech, and Integrated dual degree.

Mode of Admission

The admission to BTech courses is on the basis of JEE Mains. A valid GATE score is required to seek admission in MTech courses.

 

Popular Courses Course Duration Full Course Fee Ranking (NIRF)
BTech 4 years 5,35,500 19
MTech 2 years 1,61,000
BTech+MTech 5 years 3,36,000
Ph.D. 3 years 70,000

Engineering Branches Offered

 

BTech

  • Mechanical
  • Computer Science
  • Mining
  • Aerospace
  • Civil
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics & Telecommunication
  • Metallurgical & Materials
MTech

  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical
  • Computer Science
  • VLSI Design
  • Power System
  • Structural
  • Environmental
  • Production
  • Water Resources
  • Mechatronics
  • Material Science & Technology
  • Heat Power
  • Surface Science
  • Mining
  • Geoinformatics
  • Communication Engineering & Signal Processing
  • Digital System
  • Highway & Traffic
  • Machine Design
  • Mechanics of Fluids
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Microwave & Communication
  • Soil Mechanics & Foundation
  • Power Electronics & Machine Drives
  • Renewable Energy Science & Technology
  • Control Systems & Instrumentation
  • Geotechnical
  • Transportation
  • Biomedical
  • Safety & Occupational Health

Top Recruiters

 

  • Havells
  • Infosys
  • IBM
  • Accenture
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • REVE Systems
  • Mu Sigma Business Solutions.
  • Indian Oil Corporation
  • Capgemini
  • Deloitte
  • Tata Capital
  • Snapdeal
  • Adobe
  • ZS Associates
  • Mahindra & Mahindra

 

4. The University of Mumbai, Mumbai (1857)

university of mumbai

About

It was formerly known as the University of Bombay and was established in the year 1857. It is a State University. It has two campuses in Mumbai Kalina and another one in suburban Mumbai. It offers BTech and MTech courses in the field of engineering.

Mode of Admission

The BTech admissions are on the basis of MHT-CET and the MTech admissions are on the basis of a valid score of GATE.

 

Popular Courses Course Duration Full Course Fee Ranking (NIRF)
BTech 4 years
MTech 2 years 60,000

Engineering Branches Offered

 

BTech

  • Civil
  • Chemical
  • Electronics & Telecommunication
  • Chemical Technology
MTech

  • Perfumery & Flavour Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Dyestuff Technology
  • Fibers & Textile Processing Technology
  • Bioprocess
  • Oleo Chemicals & Surfactants Technology
  • Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemical Technology
  • Paints Technology
  • Polymer Technology
  • Green Technology
  • Textile Technology
  • Dyestuff & Intermediates Technology
  • Food & Fermentation Technology
BE

  • Chemical
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Automobile
  • Computer
  • Production
  • Biotechnology
  • Marine
  • Electronics & Telecom
  • Electrical
ME

  • Electrical
  • Chemical
  • Plastic
  • Electronics
  • Production
  • Mechanical
  • Information Technology
  • Computer
  • Civil
  • Electronics & Telecommunication
  • Instrumentation
  • Information & Cyber Warfare
  • Biomedical
  • Power Electronics & Drives
  • Process Control & Instrumentation

Top Recruiters

 

  • Bank of America
  • Flipkart
  • Idea Cellular
  • Accenture
  • Angel Broking
  • Blue Star 
  • Deloitte
  • HDFC Bank
  • HPCL
  • HSBC Bank
  • Siemens
  • Symphony
  • TCS
  • CITI Bank
  • Syntel
  • India Bulls
  • Tech Mahindra
  • IDBI Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • Bajaj Capital

 

 

5. College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai (1858)

college of eng guindy

 

About

Anna University, CEG Campus was established in the year 1794 and is one of the oldest technical institutions in India. It was started as a survey school and with the addition of Civil Engineering in 1858, it ventured into engineering studies. The sprawling campus of the College of Engineering, Guindy has given many successful engineers, scholars, and leaders. The University offers 18 UG, 35 PG (Regular), and 34 PG Self-supporting courses. CEG Campus has 16 Departments, 6 University Affiliated Centers, and 12 Research Centers. It is considered as one of the best places to study in India.

Mode of Admission

Admission to BTech is through TNEA and MTech is through TANCET/GATE.

 

Popular Courses Course Duration Full Course Fee Ranking (NIRF)
BTech/BE 4 years 2,00,000 7
MTech/ME 2 years 1,00,000

Engineering Branches Offered

 

BTech

  • Information Technology
MTech

  • Avionics
  • Information Technology
  • Coastal Management
  • Laser & Electro-Optical
  • Environmental Management
  • Solar & Alternative Energy
BE

  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Industrial
  • Mining
  • Agricultural & Irrigation
  • Material Science
  • Biomedical
ME

  • Software
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Computer Science
  • Thermal
  • Mechatronics
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Wireless Communication
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • VLSI Design
  • Embedded System & VLSI Design

Top Recruiters

 

  • Axis Bank
  • Britannia
  • IBM
  • Oracle
  • Infosys
  • ACC Cement
  • Heinz
  • Technis
  • GSK
  • Google
  • ICICI Bank
  • Amul
  • Dell
  • Accenture
  • Ranbaxy
  • Foster Wheel
  • Essar
  • Dow

 

 

6. National Institute of Technology, Patna (1886)

nit patna

About

It was established in the year 1886 as a Pleaders Survey Training School. It was renamed to Bihar College of Engineering in 1924. It was granted the NIT status in the year 2004 and it became the 18th NIT of India. It offers Undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level programs in the field of engineering.

Mode of Admission

The BTech admission is on the basis of JEE Mains and the MTech admission is on the basis of GATE score.

 

Popular Courses Course Duration Full Course Fee Ranking (NIRF)
BTech 4 years 5,69,500 134
MTech 2 years 1,87,300
Ph.D. 3 years 1,08,700

Engineering Branches Offered

 

BTech

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Civil
  • Information Technology
MTech

  • Thermal
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Information Technology
  • Power System
  • Structural
  • Communication Systems
  • Nano Science & Technology
  • Automobile
  • Geotechnical
  • Environmental
  • Production
  • Water Resources
  • Transportation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Control Systems
  • VLSI & Micro-Electronics
  • Computational Mathematics & Data Processing

Top Recruiters

 

  • Aditya Birla Group
  • Engineers India Ltd.
  • Groupsoft
  • IBM
  • Indian Oil Corporation
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Maruti Suzuki
  • Mu Sigma
  • NTPC Limited
  • Oracle
  • Polaris
  • Saint Gobain Glass
  • SAP
  • Tata Motors
  • Accenture
  • HDFC Bank
  • HPCL
  • L & T
  • Microsoft
  • Reliance Industries
  • Samsung
  • Siemens
  • Tata Steel
  • Wipro

 

7. Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai (1887)

veermata jijabai technological

 

About

VJTI was founded in 1887 and is one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia. It was formerly known as Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute but was later renamed in the year 1997. The college trains students in engineering and technology at the certificate, diploma, graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels.

Mode of Admission

The admission for the undergraduate course is on the basis of MHT-CET and that of the postgraduate course is through GATE.

 

Popular Courses Course Duration Full Course Fee Ranking (NIRF)
BTech 4 years 3,09,746 95
MTech 2 years 1,65,484

Engineering Branches Offered

 

BTech

  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics
  • Electronics & Telecommunication
  • Production
  • Textile
MTech

  • Construction Engineering & Management
  • Computer
  • Electronics & Telecommunication
  • Software
  • Power System
  • Structural
  • Automobile
  • Environmental
  • Production
  • Electronics
  • Control Systems
  • Project Management
  • CAD/CAM Automation
  • Textile Technology
  • Network Infrastructure Management System
  • Machine Design
  • Thermal

Top Recruiters

 

  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Infosys
  • TCS
  • Cognizant
  • Gammon India
  • Whirlpool
  • Samsung
  • Siemens
  • Google
  • Wipro
  • Blue Star
  • L & T
  • TATA
  • Sapient 
  • UBS
  • Vedanta
  • Persistent

 

8. Faculty of Technology & Engineering, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara (1890)

faculty of technology

 

About

It is one of the best Universities in the state of Gujarat and was founded in the year 1881. It was formerly known as Baroda College but was later renamed in 1949. The Faculty of Engineering was started in the year 1890. It offers diploma, BE, and ME courses in the field of engineering.

Mode of Admission

The admission to BE courses is on the basis of GUJCET or JEE Mains. The ME admissions are on the basis of GATE score.

 

Popular Courses Course Duration Full Course Fee Ranking (NIRF)
Diploma 3 years 25,120 137
BE 4 years 34,000
ME 2 years 18,600

Engineering Branches Offered

 

BE

  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Chemical
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Metallurgical
  • Electronics
  • Textile
  • Irrigation & Water Management
  • Material Science
  • Textile Processing
ME

  • Thermal
  • Textile
  • Materials
  • Production
  • Environmental
  • Structural
  • Metallurgical
  • Geotechnical
  • Hydraulics
  • Irrigation & Water Management
  • Water Resources
  • Petrochemical
  • Polymer Technology
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Power Electronics
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Metallurgy

Top Recruiters

 

  • Amazon
  • Cognizant
  • L & T Technology
  • Reliance Industries
  • Accenture
  • Microsoft
  • Siemens
  • TCS
  • ABB Limited
  • CEAT
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • Alembic Pharmaceuticals

 

9. Jadavpur University, Kolkata (1906)

jadavpur university

 

About

It was formerly known as Bengal Technical Institute. It was founded with the view to impart education with the nationalist lines. It was established in 1906 with the help of Rabindranath Tagore, Raja Subodh Chandra Malik, and Sir Rash Behari Ghosh. It was renamed to the College of Engineering and Technology, Bengal in 1910. It became a deemed university in 1955 and was renamed Jadavpur University. It is the first institute to be established completely by Indians without any help from the British.

Mode of Admission

The BE/BTech admissions are on the basis of WBJEE scores. The ME/MTech admissions are on the basis of GATE score.

 

Popular Courses Course Duration Full Course Fee Ranking (NIRF)
BTech/BE 4 years 9600 13
MTech/ME 2 years 9600

Engineering Branches Offered

 

BTech

  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Food Technology & Biochemical
MTech

  • Intelligent System & Robotics
  • Microelectronics & VLSI Design
  • Nano Science & Technology
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Computer Technology
  • Hydraulics & Water Resources
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Technology & Biochemical Engineering
  • Energy Science 
  • Nuclear
  • Material
  • Distributed & Mobile Computing
  • Multimedia Development
  • Courseware
  • Illumination Technology & Design
BE

  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Chemical
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics & Telecom
  • Electrical
  • Information Technology
  • Metallurgical
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Power
  • Production
  • Printing Engineering & Graphic Communication
  • Construction Technology
  • Food Technology & Bio-Chemical Engineering
ME

  • Software
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Automobile
  • Civil
  • Control Systems
  • Production
  • Chemical
  • Printing & Graphic Communication
  • Electronics & Telecommunication
  • Biomedical
  • Hydraulics Mechanics & Water MGT/Structure
  • Metallurgical
  • Power
  • Illumination

Top Recruiters

 

  • Cisco
  • Cognizant
  • Facebook
  • IBM
  • Maruti Suzuki
  • Oracle 
  • SAP
  • Synopsys
  • Tata Motors
  • Thermax
  • Voltas
  • Yahoo
  • Accenture
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • HSBC Bank
  • Samsung
  • ITC
  • Reliance Industries
  • Tata Steel
  • Sail
  • Philips 
  • Honeywell
  • Britannia
  • Abbott Healthcare
  • Apple
  • Wipro
  • VISA
  • Intel
  • NPCL

 

10. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (1909)

indian institute of science

 

About

Indian Institute of Science is spread over a huge campus of 400 acres and was founded in the year 1909. The idea of the institute was conceived by J.R.D. Tata with a view to empower India in Science education. IISc is the best institute in India for advanced scientific research and higher education. It is the only technical institute in India to have a Nobel laureate, Dr. C.V Raman, as one of its faculty.

Mode of Admission

The MTech admissions are on the basis of a valid GATE score.

 

Popular Courses Course Duration Full Course Fee Ranking (NIRF)
MTech 2 years 43,400 2
Ph.D. 3 years 75,600

Engineering Branches Offered

 

MTech

  • Electrical
  • Civil
  • Chemical
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Signal Processing
  • Nano Science & Technology
  • Aerospace 
  • MTech by Research
  • Instrumentation
  • Material
  • Climate Science
  • Networking & Communication
  • Electronics System Design Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Microelectronics & VLSI Design
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Transportation & Infrastructure Engineering
  • Computational Mathematics & Data Processing

Top Recruiters

 

  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • Cisco
  • Citrix
  • Credit Suisse
  • IBM
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Qualcomm
  • SAP
  • Tata Motors
  • JP Morgan
  • Microsoft
  • Samsung
  • Siemens
  • Tata Steel
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Bharat Petroleum
  • KPMG
  • Airtel
  • Huawei
  • Sterlite
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • KPIT
  • Intel
  • HSBC
  • HPS Lab Design
  • Walmart
  • Exide Industries
  • Mathworks
  • Nutanix
  • Myntra

 

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Other Old Engineering Colleges-

 

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi (1919)
  • Government College of Engineering & Leather Technology, Kolkata (1919)
  • College of Engineering, Aligarh (1939)
  • Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, Mumbai (1946)

 

 

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