South India is the hub of technical education. It is one of the most preferred places for engineering aspirants. They also offer decent placement opportunities.From IITs, NITs to private colleges and state-run universities, here are few top engineering colleges in South India.

IITs, the premier institutes for engineering in India

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the best option for engineering in the country.

IITs in South India are at Madras, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Dharwad, and Palakkad. These are prestigious engineering colleges offering a wide variety of courses.

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 National Institute of Tiruchirappalli (NIT, Trichy)

NITs are the most sought-after engineering institutes after the IITs.

In South India, NITs are located at Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), Surathkal, Warangal, Calicut, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh (Tadepalligudem).

They offer BTech in various subjects, including Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering It offers state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs.

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International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT, Hyderabad)

Located in the HITECH City of Hyderabad, the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, is the premier engineering of IT and computer science courses.

It’s a premier research institute for IT and computer science courses. It offers UG, PG, and dual degree programs.

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Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA University), Thanjavur

engineering collegeThey have International collaborations with top universities and multinational corporations like  Virginia Tech, University of Cambridge, MIT – Havard, Facebook, Google, Siemens, etc.

They offer B. Tech, MTech and other degrees Science, Arts, and Education.

Admissions through:

  • Tech / Integrated M.Tech: JEE(Main) and +2 Marks
  • Tech: UG/PG degree program marks, GATE candidates are given preference

IIST, first Asian university dedicated to studying outer space

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) in Thiruvananthapuram was established for the study and research of space science. It was set up by ISRO under the Indian Government’s Department of Space.

It offers BTech Aerospace Engineering, and BTech Electronics & Communication Engineering (specialization in Avionics), and a five-year Dual Degree (BTech + MS/MTech).

Admission through:

  • JEE-Advanced examination

Vellore Institute of Technology, one of the top tech institutes

Vellore Institute of Technology, founded in 1984, is a popular deemed university in Tamil Nadu.

It offers 18 courses, including BTech in Civil, Mechanical (Regular and specialization in Automotive/Energy), Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Chemical, IT, CSE (Regular and specialization in Bioinformatics/Information Security), Electronics & Communication among others.


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VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE)


Tamil Nadu’s Anna University

Tamil Nadu’s Anna University is a state technical university founded in 1978 in Chennai’s Guindy.

It offers to BE in Civil, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Printing Technology, Agricultural and Irrigation, Mining, Industrial Engineering, Geo-Informatics, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication, Biomedical Engineering, and BTech in Information Technology.


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PSG College of Technology

PSG  Engineering College, founded in 1951 in Coimbatore, is among South India’s top private engineering institutes.

It offers BTech programs in Automobile, Biotechnology, Civil, Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Information Technology, Metallurgical, and Production Engineering apart from BTech Sandwich courses.

Admission through:

  • Merit-based
  • “Single Window Counselling” by Anna University.


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