Tamil Nadu is among India’s most literate states with 80% literacy rate as per 2011 population census. The state has a total of 37 Universities and 552 engineering colleges that provides a rigorous education in the field of engineering and technology. India is a county which is the largest producers of engineers in the world. Students here prepare for IITs and NITs much before they start to prepare for their Higher Secondary Examinations. Talking about Tamil Nadu it has one of the topmost IITs that is Indian Institutes of Technology, Madras. Apart from Government colleges Tamil Nadu, also has some of the topmost university such as SRM University that attracts students who wish to pursue engineering after 10+2.

In India JEE Main is the national level engineering entrance examination conducted by NTA to grant admission to candiadtes to NITs, CFTIs, IIITs and other colleges that accept JEE Score. Candiadtes who qualify JEE Main can further take JEE Advance to take admission in IITs. Colleges in Tamil Nadu do take admission through JEE but also Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) is conducted every year to grant admission to candidates in the state. Many other universities conduct their own entrance examination such as SRMJEEE is conducted by SRM University to grant admission to candidates in the field of engineering to all its campuses including SRM Amravati campus which has been established recently.


While we are talking about top universities in the state of Tamil Nadu let us not miss Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, also known as Amrita University that conducts AEEE (Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam) for admission. There are other top colleges under the Anna University in Tamil Nadu such as Government College of Technology, SSN Chennai,

How To Choose The Best College in tamil Nadu?

Now, the difficult or say a confusing task is to choose a college from so many that suit you the best. Let us make this easy. First, note down all your requirements such as a location that suit you, The course you want to pursue etc. As per your list short down the colleges and now check the Eligibility, Seat allotment, and reservations, Rankings. Also, do check the mode of admission of the colleges that is whether it conduct s an entrance test or take admission on the basis of JEE score or 10+2 Merit.

To know the ranking of a college you can check the rankings by National Institutional Ranking, Framework (NIRF). They rank a college on the basis of Teaching Learning & Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcome, Outreach & Inclusivity, and Perception.

Top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu

The list of Top engineering colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu as per NIRF rankings, that was recently conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India are listed below. among these are Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Vellore Institute of Technology, Government College of Technology.

Top 10 Engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu

  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Anna University
  • PSG College of Technology
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology
  • B. S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology
  • Coimbatore Institute of Technology
  • Thiagarajar College of Engineering
  • Government College of Technology
  • Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering
  • Kongu Engineering College