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Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal

Top 10 Engineering Colleges in West Bengal(2011)

West Bengal is one of the renowned places boasts of high-quality engineering colleges and has been a pioneer in developing the modern system of education all over India. The western model education system started from West Bengal. The engineering colleges are easily spotted all over the state representing an epitome for high standard and superior technical education. Some of the top engineering colleges in West Bengal are in the Kharagpur district, providing technical education to the students. The top engineering colleges in West Bengal offer aspirants with postgraduate and undergraduate engineering courses along with an assurance of high-quality training and education.

Some of the different disciplines offered by the top engineering colleges in West Bengal include Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Printing Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The procedure of admission into the top engineering colleges in West Bengal is mainly done through highly-competitive Examinations like JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) which is conducted by WBBHSE (West Bengal Board of Higher Secondary Education). The specialty of the West Bengal colleges is to mass-produce high-quality engineers by providing proper training and research to the aspirants. There are also available scores of privately owned and government owned institutions with an objective to offer skilled professors and placement for almost all the students.

1. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur  Kharagpur, India - 721302 Phone: +91-3222-255221 FAX : +91-3222-255303

The IIT Kharagpur or IIT KGP) is an autonomous engineering, technology, and management oriented institute of higher education established by the government of India in 1951. The first of the original five IITs to be established, it is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the government of India. IIT Kharagpur has been ranked the best engineering college by Outlook magazine in 2009 and 2010. Useful links:

2. Faculty of Engineering Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Ph: +91-33-24146000

The college is rated as best among engineering institutions in West Bengal due to the maintenance of high academic standards and laboratory facilities. They also have efficient placement cell to provide best opportunities for students for M.Tech. Useful links: Faculty of Engineering

3. Bengal Engineering and Science University Howrah, West Bengal. Ph: +91-33-26684561

The institution offers undergraduate courses in various branches of engineering and technology. The facilities provided in the college are up to international standards and can create excellent professionals.

4. National Institute of Technology Durgapur, Dist: Burdwan, West Bengal

The institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses & Ph.D. courses in the various discipline. It is an institute of national importance & ranked among the best engineering colleges in India. Useful link: National Institute of Technology

5. SIT (WBUT) Kolkata Salt lake, Sector 4, high qualityWest Bengal, India The School of Information Technology Kolkata (also SIT and formerly IIIT-C) is the Information Technology Department of the WBUT. The institution started as Indian Institute of Information Technology - Calcutta in 2000 with seed support from the government of West Bengal in association with the IT Industry. 

6. Marine Engineering & Research Institute Kolkata, West Bengal. Ph: +91-33-24014673

MERI is rated as one of the premier Institute of world class in West Bengal with eminent instructors giving proper guidance. Modern instrumentation facilities provided in laboratories help students to improve skills. Useful links: Marine Engineering & Research Institute 

7. Kalyani Govt. Engineering College Nadia, West Bengal. E-mail:

Considering the value of human concerns and loyalty to the society high-quality education, KGEC provides modern facilities and coaching for students. They are dedicated to creating good citizens with thorough knowledge of basic concepts. Useful links: Kalyani Govt engineering College

8. Institute of Engineering and Management Electronic complex, Kolkata. Ph: +91-33-23578189

This private institution has been able to create solid industrial linkage and also has proven track records of placement. The excellent environmental condition for nurturing talents is another specialty of this institute. Useful links: Institute of Engineering and Management

9. Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India, Pin: 735102

JGEC is the second oldest of all technical institutions beside the Bengal Engineering and Science University (formerly Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur) in the state of West Bengal. At the time of its inception, JGEC was affiliated to the Calcutta University. For the period between 1963 and 1999, the college was affiliated to the University of North Bengal, then to the West Bengal University Of Technology. Useful links: Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College

10. Government College of Engineering & Ceramic Technology Kolkata, West Bengal. Ph: +91-33- 23701264

The college is counted as one among top centers providing undergraduate courses in ceramic technology and other branches of engineering. Eminent readers and lecturers are keen in incarnating engineers with responsibility and generosity. This college is one of the very few institutions where 100% students are employed through campus interviews by reputed Companies Useful links: Government College of Engineering & Ceramic Technology

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Is The Standard Of Indian Engineering Colleges Deteriorating?

Plz share ur views:

Above is the question that is bound to emerge in everyone’s mind after reading the news today. AICTE or The All India Council for Technical Education has lowered the eligibility criteria for engineering college admissions from 50% in Class 12 (in physics, chemistry, and math or PCM group) to 45% for general category candidates and 40% for reserved category candidates.

The reason behind this move is said to be a response to a huge demand. Kapil Sibal (Union Minister for Human Resource Development) said, “We have to ultimately relax the norms because the demand is huge. It all depends on the market. For instance, this year, people have moved to mechanical engineering courses. Seats in colleges are vacant due to poor standards. We have to address the demand issue.”

Engineering colleges in Maharashtra/Andhrapradesh/Karnataka/Tamilnadu/UP & others which were finding it difficult to get candidates for degree courses have some reason to cheer now with the eligibility criteria for applicants being relaxed... Do u know Andhra Pradesh has 847 Engg Colleges (According to a recent survey)? Can u believe it?. Today India has more than 4500 Engg college............

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), an advisory body in all matters relating to technical education, has relaxed the basic eligibility criteria for admissions to the first year engineering course.

The minimum criteria have been brought down to 45 per cent (40 per cent for reserved category) aggregate in physics, chemistry, and mathematics (PCM) group in standard XII exam, from 50 per cent in force till last year.

  • I am sure most of you will agree that Engineering is a coveted profession in India, but at the same time, we must not forget that it’s a much-respected career. An engineer is ultimately held responsible for the technological advancements in a country.

'If the process of getting inside an engineering degree course is made so easy, students may not feel the importance for this career.

  • It has come down to the rift between ‘quantity’ of engineers and ‘quality’ of engineers. Seeing the current state, one feels that India could use some technical torch-bearers to surpass new frontiers of engineering. Do we need thousands of average-rated engineers churning out of the factory-like colleges or a few really talented and worthy engineers would suffice?
  • Today successful parents are saying:

My dear son/daughter don't go for Engg, coz it has no value. Nowadays Engineers are jobless, few of them are also doing the job as a contractor, computer seller etc etc....

Students are advised to post their view on this topic I would like to know your opinion.....


Correct List should be: {not taking in Account, College of Textile,Ceramic,Leather Tech.,since they offer specialised streams only.However they are good institutes} 1.Jadavpur University 2.Bengal Engg.& Science University 3.Institute of Engg & Management(IEM) 4.Heritage Inst. of Technology 5.Techno India 6.Kalyani Govt. Engg. College. 7.Jalapaiguri Govt. Engg. college 8.Haldia Institute of Technology 9.Netaji Subhas Engg. College. 10.Mehgnad Saha Inst. of Technology

Everyone in posting a list but strangely they have missed St. Thomas College of Engineering & Technology. I know that many people dont know the name of this college as it never advertises anywhere or goes to any education fair but ask any engineering student of 2nd-4th year and they will tell you that it is a really good college. According to me and many other students, it is at par or even better than Netaji Subhas College(TI group) since students of NSEC spend more time fighting and bunking classes than studying. St.Thomas is among the most disciplined colleges of WB along with IEM and Haldia Institute of Technology.

My rank in wbjee is 11,000 (Sc rank is 661). My 1st choice is CSE. Which Colleges/Institute will perfect for me??

sir, i have got 28054 rank in wbjee2009 & my 1st choice is mech engg which college may I get. plz kindly reply to me


my rank in wbjeeis 12862. i wanted to take in EE or EEE BRANCH. which college in ASANSOL or DURGAPUR is best for me.or i can get admission in aforesaid branch.

i have got the rank 12813 in wbjee09.which is the best college(private)n best stream 4 me?please be urgent to reply.

This year the ME of MIT(bishnupur)appears to be the best of all.The CSE is also good to take,extra facility is best hostel facility.

my rank is 12015. I am not from west bengal. what institute can I get for comp science, electronics&communication, information tech, electrical, mechanical etc. my AIEEE rank is 78663. Pls advise. Tx


my AIEEE ALL INDIA rank is 31063 and my obc rank is 6112.i am not from west bangal.what institute can I get for comp science, electronics&communication, electrical, mechanical etc.

my aieee rank is 27513 and all india category rank is around 6000. what colleges can i get in aieee counselling. Which college can i get if i apply in state ounselling in maharashtra and west bengal? pls tell me.......if anyone knows

sir, i got 8065 in wbjee. which institute can i get in cs, ec, civil. Reply requested.

your ranking sucks dude......!! if u can keep B.P Poddar in your suckin' list, then y not "academy of technology" or "haldia" or even techno india for that matter? have these colleges bribed u or what, huh?

hello,my rank is 45786.i get jadavpur in CSE in management kouta.father gave only 70 thousand rupees donation.if any one want to get only jadavpur(no other college) next year. contact my e are adviced to give some extra donation to me.

Hello Ranjan Iam Shivananda...I want to talk with you about Jadavpur University (admission in CE/EE/ECE).....My email address is Please send email to me...I will wait for your reply

Hi frnds Im Shivananda. RANJAN is a lier....Their is no management quota admission in Jadavpur University...Its a deemed University & ranked 12th in whole over India for its engg degree..So if u want to take admission in Jadavpur then u have to give WBJEE & ur rank must be stay with in 100...Only then u will be able to take admission in Jadavpur...To know more mail me:

Hii Ranjan...tumi thako kothai..1baar o reply dao na...ami Shivananda diploma engg korchi...ami donation diye jadavpur athoba onna kono AICTE+NBA recogniged Institute theke B.Tech korte chai...With out lateral entry test...Amar email id: Shivananda_Sarkar@yahoo.In...Plz reply

i want to take admission on yadavpur and i can also make donation 8051060560 this is my number you can also mail please reply

Hi frnd Im Shivananda. RANJAN is a lier...Their is no management quota admission in Jadavpur University...Its a deemed University & ranked 12th in whole over India for its engg degree..So if u want to take admission in Jadavpur then u have to give WBJEE & ur rank must be stay with in 100...Only then u will be able to take admission in Jadavpur...To know more mail me:

Hi frnds Im Shivananda. RANJAN is a lier...Their is no management quota admission in Jadavpur University...Its a deemed University & ranked 12th in whole over India for its engg degree..So if u want to take admission in Jadavpur then u have to give WBJEE & ur rank must be stay with in 100...Only then u will be able to take admission in Jadavpur...To know more mail me:

"change your suckin' list" , Burdawan university and B.P Poddar is now not in the top 10 list,,, there might be 'academy of technology' or ' haldia ' or 'techno india '

sir, i have got rank 22841 in wbjeeb.i took admission in BITM can you tell me 'how is that college.'

Hi frnds Im Shivananda..This above list does nt Im posting here the correct list...Top 25 Engineering College of West-Bengal : 1) IIT Kharagpur (Indian Institute of Technology) 2) Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engg) 3) BESU, Shibpur (Bengal Engg & Science University) 4) NIT Durgapur (National Institute of Technology) 5) SIT, Calcutta (School of Information Technology, West Bengal University of Technology) 6) KGEC (Kalyani Govt. Engg College) 7) MERI (Marine Engg & Research Institute) 8) Calcutta University (College of Science & Technology) 9) Burdhawan University (Institute of Technology) 10) GCECT (Govt. College of engg & Ceramic Technology) 11) IJT (Institute of Jute Technology) 12) JGEC (Jalpaiguri Govt. Engg College) 13) CELT (College of Engg & Leather Technology) 14) IEM (Institute of Engg & Management) 15) HIT (Haldia Institute of Technology) 16) Techno-India. 17) HIT (Heritage Institute of Technology) 18) AEC (Asansol Engg College) 19) BPPIMT (B.P.Poddar Institute of Management & Technology) 20) BCREC (Dr. B.C.Roy Engg College) 21) NSEC (Netaji Suvash Engg College) 22) BCET (Bengal College of Engg & Technology) 23) MIT (Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology) 24) NPT (National Power Training Institute) 25) CTT (College of Textile Technology).. This above list is completely correct...So go for them.If u need more info. then plz mail me:

Thanks for posting the superb list...This is Samprita, Doing BE from University Instt of Technology. Bardhwan University

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