Karnataka is one of the most rapidly developing states of India in terms of higher education. This development is due to the booming IT sector in most of its cities, especially Bangalore. A large number of established companies and start-ups that have set up shop in the state constantly need trained personnel to take over from the outgoing batch. The top engineering colleges in Karnataka contribute immensely to providing highly-trained and skilled personnel.
Listed below are the Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Karnataka
National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal
NIT Surathkal in Mangaluru, Karnataka is ranked 21st by NIRF in the category of top engineering colleges in India and is ranked 52nd overall in the category of top Universities in India. It is one of the institutes of national importance as recognized by the Government of India. It was started in 1960 as one of the pioneers in imparting technical education. More than 85% of its faculty members consist of Ph.D. holders and are highly trained professionals. The institute’s proximity to Bangalore, the IT capital of the country, makes it an important feeder institute for manpower in the IT sector of the city.
Presidency University, Bangalore
The Presidency University in Bangalore comprises of 7 schools and 1 college. The college has been re-accredited with an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC. It offers courses in various disciplines, namely technology, management, journalism, and commerce. It received the Best Newly Emerging Universities Award conferred by the Grand Jury Awards 2019-20. Its engineering departments include –
- Information science and engineering
- Information science and technology
- Computer science and engineering
- Computer engineering and data science
- Electronics and computer engineering
- Electrical and electronics engineering
Christ University, Bangalore
The Christ University in Bangalore specializes in multiple disciplines. It is a ‘deemed to be University’ and has been re-accredited with an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC in 2008. It received the autonomous status in 2004 by the University Grants Commission of India. A few notable alumni of the Christ University include –
- N. Reddy – Senior Indian Police Service Officer and former Commissioner of Police of Bangalore
- Naveen Kumar CM – Scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Shilpa Nag – Indian Administrative Service Officer
- Aditya Kulkarni – Chief Scientific Officer at Aten Porus Lifesciences
- Basavaraju GS – Associate Research Scientist at the Yale University School of Medicine
Reva University, Bangalore
The REVA University Act 2012 is the foundation stone for REVA University in Bangalore. It offers 33 undergraduate courses, 2 part-time and 24 full-time postgraduate courses, and also several diploma/certificate and postgraduate diploma courses in the fields of science, engineering, architecture, and technology. The university adheres to the international education systems of choice based credit system (CBCS), and continuous assessment and grading pattern (CAGP). This allows students to choose subjects according to their area of interest along with the other core subjects. This enables the students to receive specialized training and knowledge for their future career paths.
Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore
The Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology in Bangalore was established in the year 1980 by the Panchajanya Vidyapeeta Welfare Trust (PVPWT) that was founded by the Late Sri. M. H. Jayaprakash Narayan. It is aided by the Government of Karnataka and has received a re-accreditation of ‘A’ grade by the NAAC and the NBA. It is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi and all of its courses have been approved the AICTE, New Delhi.
AMC Engineering College, Bangalore
The AMC Engineering College in Bangalore was founded under the Paramahansa Foundation Trust and is spread out over 52 acres of land with buildings for each department of study. The following is the eligibility criteria for students to be accepted to this prestigious engineering college that accepts JEE Main examination scores –
- Securing passing percentage in 12th Board examinations or its equivalent
- Securing a minimum of 45% in aggregate of Physics and Maths along with one of Biology/Chemistry
BVV Sangha’s Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot
The BVV Sangha’s Basaveshwar Engineering College in Bagalkot was established in 1963. It has achieved autonomous status and has been re-accredited with an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC. It is ranked at 191 by the NIRF in the list of top engineering colleges in India. It is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi and is funded by the Government of Karnataka.
Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad
The Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad is part of the 20 IIITs that were proposed by the HRD Ministry of the Government of India. Therefore, it is ranked as one of the institutes of national importance under the IIIT Act, 2017 passed by the Indian Parliament. This top engineering college of Karnataka offers B. Tech programs in electronics & communication engineering, and computer science & engineering.
Ballari Institute of Technology and Management, Bellary
The Ballari Institute of Technology and Management in Ballari is a relatively new college of engineering in Karnataka having been established in 1997. It has been re-accredited with a ‘B’ grade by the NAAC. The average fee for a B.E. course is approximately Rs. 2.50 lakh.
KLE Technological University, Hubballi
The KLE Technological University in Hubballi is a state university established in 1947 with the name B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology. The university’s engineering department has been ranked as the 159th best engineering college in India by the NIRF.
The JEE Main 2020 is one of the toughest examinations in India, but for those students who do clear it, they have the luxury of choosing from amongst these top engineering colleges in Karnataka.