Top Engineering Colleges in Chennai – An Overview

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The capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, is one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in India. Chennai recently got validated as the only south Asian city to appear in the list of “52 places to go around the world” by New York Times. The city is famous for its rich culture, conglomeration of people from all over the country, wide beaches and of course, premium educational institution.

Chennai has excellent connectivity to the rest of the country as it has one of the busiest airports and ports in the country. This advantage added to the general growth of Information Technology makes students from all over India gravitate towards the city to pursue many courses, especially engineering. The state of Tamil Nadu has many Engineering colleges and Chennai is home for some of the meritorious institutions. Let us take a look at some of the top engineering colleges in this city.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-M)

The mother of all engineering institutions, IIT is the brand for the best engineering colleges in India. Founded in the year 1959, IIT-Madras is one of the oldest Indian Institutes of Technology in the country. The sprawling campus of 2.5 sq km houses over 8000 students who graduate from various bachelors’s and master’s courses in Engineering, Humanities & Sciences. IIT has world-class research facilities, state-of-the-art infrastructure, best professors and active student groups. IIT-M always finds its way in the “Top ten” list of engineering colleges in the country.

College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG)

CEG is Chennai’s answer for a world-class engineering college from the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also the center for Anna University (University Departments). The institution started as the survey school in the year 1794 and later became the College of Engineering in 1859, making this institution one of the oldest in the country. CEG offers undergraduate and postgraduate engineering degrees in diverse fields- from Civil, mechanical, electrical engineering to mining, printing technologies. Admission to CEG is conducted based on the marks obtained by the individuals in their 12th std public examination.

Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet

MIT is one of the four autonomous constituent colleges (University Departments) of Anna University. This prestigious institute was founded in the year 1949 and has been one of the best engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu since then. MIT is the first institute to offer postgraduate courses in Avionics and Mechatronics in the country. It is also the first self-financing college to be opened in India. This college is famous for its Bachelor’s program in Aeronautical engineering. Former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is a famous alumnus of this institute.

SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam

Sri Sivasubramania Nadar College of Engineering is one of the best self-financing colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu. This college is famous for its world-class infrastructure and a diverse student community. The institute offers postgraduate and undergraduate programs in a variety of branches in engineering and it also offers management, research and computer applications degrees as well. Admission for this college can be acquired based on the students’ score in the 12th std examinations in Tamil Nadu.

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