The IITs and NITs in India are the premium institutes in India for engineering education. These institutes are called the Institutes of National Importance. Every year on an average 11 lakh candidates participate in JEE Main to get into the NITs, IIITs and the CFTIs. And on the other hand, about 2 lakh candidates appear in JEE Advanced to take admission in the IITs. Coming to the state of Maharashtra there is 1 NIT and 1 IIT. In addition to that, many private colleges are offering UG and PG engineering education in the state like the renown Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

Now talking about the entrance exam through which most of the colleges in the state of Maharashtra take admission in B.Tech courses are MHT CET – the common entrance test of the Maharashtra state. Then comes the national level engineering entrance exam JEE Main and JEE Advanced. The other mode is the own entrance test like NMIMS conducts its famous entrance exam called NPAT. For PG courses the GATE scores are accepted for admission.


If talking about admission via MHT CET, JEE Main, and JEE Advanced, the top colleges in Maharashtra state that intake admission on the basis of their scores are IIT Mumbai, NIT Nagpur, College of Engineering, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, MIT WPU, Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, etc.

How Should You Select The Best College For Admission In Maharashtra?

This can be quite tricky. However, there are many factors that one can crosscheck before enrolling for admission in the stet of Maharashtra like availability of courses, raking and accreditation of the college, availability of courses and seats, reservation policy, mode of admission – entrance test or 10+2 merit-based etc.

Based in the rankings of the college candidates can base their choice of the college they wish to study in this is because the rankings like NIRF are well researched and based on the parameters like Teaching Learning  & Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcome, Outreach & Inclusivity, and Perception.

Top Engineering Colleges In The State Of Maharashtra

As per the NIRF ranking that has been recently conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, the top engineering colleges in Maharashtra are Institute of Chemical Technology, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Army Institute of Technology, and Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute.

Top 10 engineering Colleges In Maharashtra

  • Institute of Chemical Technology
  • Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering
  • College of Engineering
  • Army Institute of Technology
  • Defense Institute of Advanced Technology
  • Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering
  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune
  • K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering

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