Top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu

JEE Main is the most popular undergraduate entrance test in the country for admissions to engineering/architecture courses. Top engineering Colleges like as IIITs, NITs, GFTIs invite admissions through JEE Main.

Every year lakhs of students across the country appear for the entrance test, conducted in the month of April by Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E).

Having a pattern of multiple choice questions, JEE Main questions are based on Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

JEE Main 2019 exam could be attempted in both online and offline mode.

Overview on Top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu which accept JEE Main score

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SRM University is one of the top ranking universities/ top engineering college in the country offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programs in Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences Management, and Science and Humanities. There are over 38,000 students and 2600 faculty across the university campus.

It has 4 campuses in Tamil Nadu: Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani, Tiruchchirappalli. There are 3 more campuses in NCR, Sonipat and Gangtok. Among all the private engineering colleges of the country, SRM ranks 8th in 2019, according to a survey conducted by India Today.

Among all the private engineering colleges of the country, SRM ranks 8th in 2019, according to a survey conducted by India Today.

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List of B.Tech courses

The college offers the following B.Tech programs:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Software Engineering

Admission Procedure

All candidates seeking admission to engineering courses in SRM need to score the relevant minimum cut off scores of JEE Main. Or else, they need to appear for SRM JEE conducted by the university individually and should fulfill the requirement of minimum marks in the qualifying examination.

How to Apply?

  • Apply Online: Register on the official website of SRM University and pay online.
  • Apply Online and pay through demand draft: Fill the JEE Main application form online and send a DD for an amount of INR 1060 drawn in favor of SRMIST, payable at Chennai. The name and address of the applicant should be mentioned at the back of the DD.


  • Nationality:All candidates should be a Resident Indian or Non-Resident Indian (NRI), holder of PIO or OCI card issued by Government of India.
  • Age:Should have attained the age of 16 + on the 31st July in which the 12th Board examination is to be held.
  • Marks:Minimum 60% aggregate in PCM in class 12 for Kattankulathur campus Minimum 50% aggregate in PCM in class 12 for Ramapuram, Vadapalani and NCR, Delhi campus
  • Direct Admission:SRM University offers direct admission and scholarships to the toppers of all the central and state boards in the country, top 1000 rankers in JEE Main 2017, top rankers in each district of Tamil Nadu and those students who have shown exemplary achievement in sports at National and International level.
  • For M.Tech admission: A basic B.Tech degree or equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 60% is required.


Every year, a number of reputed companies come to conduct placement interviews for the final year engineering students of SRM in the various engineering departments. Some prominent companies are Accenture, Amazon, Dell, Hitachi, Capgemini, Infosys, SAP Labs India and much more.


The National Institute of Technology (previously known as Regional Engineering College) Tiruchirappalli, is a joint and co-operative venture of the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu started in 1964.

The institution offers UG courses in 10 disciplines and PG course in 21 disciplines of Science, Engineering & Technology, including Ph.D. and MS in all the departments.

List of B.Tech. Courses

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

Admission procedure

All candidates securing admission to Undergraduate Engineering/Architecture Programs in NIT, Tirchi shall be based on the ranks in JEE Main 2017. The opening and closing ranks will be declared for admissions into the NIT, Tiruchirappalli. Candidates will have to obtain higher rank than the closing rank.  The candidates who failed to secure JEE Main 2017 ranks higher than the closing rank were not allowed to take part in the admission process.


  • Date of birth: Only candidates born on or after October 1, 1985 are eligible.
  • Qualifying exam: Candidates should pass class 12 from any recognized school board.
  • Marks:Candidates should secure 75% marks in the class 12 examination, or should be in the top 20 percentile. For SC/ST students, the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
  • Nationality:Candidates should be Indian origin
  • Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA):Candidates must be Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) studying in any country (including India) /Indian Nationals studying abroad.

Placements in NIT, Tirchi, 

No. of Companies who have visited the Campus226
No. of students placed through campus recruitment105
Maximum salary offeredINR 15 lacs per annum


The Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University is a private university in the town of Thirumalaisamudram in the district of Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It offers UG and PG courses in Engineering, Science, Education, Management and Arts. SASTRA University was established in 1984. In 2017, it was ranked 25 among Top engineering colleges in the country by the National Institutional Ranking Framework.

List of B.Tech Courses

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer science engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Information and communication technology
  • Mechanical engineering etc.

Admission procedure

  • For B.Tech and B.Tech + M.Tech degree, the candidates should qualify JEE Main.
  • Applicants can download the application form from the university website or can obtain it in person from the Admission Office, SASTRA University campus in Thanjavur.
  • Application forms are also available at selected branches of Indian Overseas Bank and City Union Bank.
  • Application form with the relevant details and a recent passport size image and digital signature should be submitted online or offline.
  • Candidates should register on the site for online submission.
  • The application fee is INR 650 which can be paid online or through a DD favoring SASTRA at the Office of Admissions in Thanjavur.


  • Candidates should pass class 12 with Physics and Maths as mandatory subjects and either of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or Computer Science.
  • Applicants should score a minimum of 60% aggregate in these subjects.
  • Applicants seeking admission should not be more than 18 years of age as on 1 July 2017.
  • For cut offs, in the case of engineering courses, 75% weightage is given to the student’s marks in class 12 examination and 25% from performance in the JEE Main exam.
  • 50% of the seats will be given to the students who completed their 10 and 10+2 within Tamil Nadu. Remaining 30% seats will be offered to students who completed their 10+2 from outside of Tamil Nadu.


Some of the reputed companies which come for placement interviews are:

  • Paypal
  • eBay
  • Zoho
  • Mu Sigma
  • Freshdesk
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Ford
  • Bosch
  • TCS
  • Wipro
  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Ford
  • Samsung
  • Honeywell
  • Larsen & Tourbo

Average salary is INR 600,000 Lacs per annum and the highest salary package is INR 150,00,00 Lacs per annum.


An ISO 9001:2000 certified by the National Board of Accreditation, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering (SSNCE).

It is popularly known as Top engineering colleges. SSN College of Engineering was established in 1996 by Shiv Nadar, the founder, and chairman of HCL.

SSN was ranked 27th among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017.

The college is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai and accredited by AICTE. The college has over 4000 students with 250 plus faculty. All B.E./B.Tech programs are affiliated to Anna University and SSN follows the admissions guidelines laid down by the University.

List of B.Tech Courses

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Admission Procedure

The candidates who qualify JEE Main 2019 or Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) are eligible for admission to SSM.

Out of the total seats, 65% or 590 seats are filled up through single window counseling with candidates having secured significant high cut off marks. The remaining 310 seats are through management quota and merit. 25 seats are reserved for students who excel in both their academics and sports and 25 seats are for toppers of government rural schools of Tamil Nadu. Apart from this, if seats remain vacant, 25 seats are offered to toppers of various state boards with full scholarship.


  • Selection of candidates will be based on the Qualifying marks obtained in PCM in class 12 + the scores in JEE mains or TNEA.
  • The Qualifying marks is calculated as Q = M + ((P+C) / 2), where M, P and C are percentage marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry respectively.
  • Students should be 17 years and above when they pass class 12.


Top companies that come for placement interviews are

  • Amazon
  • Flipkart
  • L&T
  • Saint Gobain
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Ford
  • Diamler India
  • Fuji Xerox
  • Cognizant
  • Infosys
  • Accenture
  • Wipro
  • Tech Mahindra
  • HP R&D
  • Oracle
  • Global Analytics etc.

The average salary package is 9.8 lakhs per annum and highest salary package goes up to 23.6 lacs per annum.