Top 5 Colleges For Engineering In Chennai | Engineering Colleges in Chennai


Ah, Chennai! Some call it the Gateway to South India, some call it as the Detroit of India, some even call it as the Health Capital of India but there are few who quite infamously call it as one of the Hottest and Humid Cities of India. Nevertheless, the city never fails to mesmerize you with the beauty it confines. Apart from all the glory and the beauty, the city holds in itself, Were you aware of the fact that Chennai houses some of the oldest and prestigious universities of the nation? Yes! few educational institutions that are in Chennai are ranked among the best in the World. Well, in case if you didn’t know it till now then don’t worry, let me tell you about some of the top colleges situated in Chennai that offer engineering degree of the highest order to the students who fly in from different parts of the nation.

Let’s have a look at the top 5 engineering colleges situated in Chennai that rake in students at large numbers from all parts of the nation.

Top 5 colleges for Engineering in Chennai

1. College of Engineering, Guindy

College of Engineering, Guindy - Top 5 colleges for Engineering in Chennai

College of Engineering, Guindy is a public engineering college which was founded in 1794 and is  India’s oldest educational institution. It’s not just the oldest, but one of the most prestigious institutes of the nation. It was in 1978 that CEG became a part of Anna University. CEG is one of the first colleges to provide degrees in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Printing Technology, Highway Engineering.


College of Engineering provides students with a large set of disciplines to choose from. There are a total of 16 departments which are clubbed together under the following categories

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty of Information and Communication
  • Faculty of Management Science
  • Faculty of Science and Humanities

Club activities

There are various clubs run by the students

  • Leo club
  • Literary club
  • Aakriti( Women Empowerment)
  • Robotics club
  • Twisters(Dance)
  • Theatron( Dramatics)
  • Arts Society.


College of Engineering is spread over an area of 223 acres in the heart of the city. The campus has 16 hostels which accommodate 3500+ students.  There are separate hostels for the Indian and NRI Students.


Outlook India ranked it as 7th in the list of top engineering colleges of India for 2017. The Week ranked it as 11th in the list of top 100 engineering colleges for 2017.

Notable Alumni

  • A.C, Muthiah, Indian Industrialist and ex-president BCCI
  • Ravi Ruia, Indian Billionaire Businessman and Vice-chairman of Essar group
  • Upendra J. Chivukala, Politician, Commissioner on New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • Raj Reddy, Former Co-Chair of US President’s Information Technology
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna, Tollywood Superstar
  • Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Former Indian Captain and Former Chairman of the selection committee.

Contact Details

Email Id: [email protected]
Phone No. : 044-22358491
Address: 12, Sardar Patel Road, Guindy, Chennai, Tamilnadu, 600025.
Website – College of Engineering

2. Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai

Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research - Top 5 colleges for Engineering in Chennai

Bharat Institute of Higher Education and Research also known a Bharath Institute of Science and Technology is one of the premium institutes of the city as well for the nation. Established in 1984, it was one of the first colleges in the state to have received the autonomous status.  It was initially affiliated to Madras University and then later on to Anna Univesity. It is a  “deemed to be university” and accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with a grade A.


The BIHER is spread over an area of  305 acres and has the main campus in Chennai which provides degrees under following disciplines

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • English
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Genetic Engineering


NIRF ranked it as 2nd in terms of Outreach and Inclusivity, 3rd place in the list of Private colleges in Tamilnadu, and 35th overall in the list of top engineering colleges in India for 2018.

Contact Details

Address: #173, Agharam Road Selaiyur, Chennai 600073,  Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone No:  +91-44-22290742
For Admissions- Phone No: +91-44-22299013
Website – Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research

3. Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai

Madras Institute of Technology - Top 5 colleges for Engineering in Chennai

Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the best colleges the city has to offer. Established in 1949 by Chinnaswami Rajam, it was the first self-financed college of India. The college is spread over a lush green campus of 200 acres


The institute has very high cutoffs for the various engineering disciplines and the seats get filled in the 1st round of the counseling itself. The various engineering courses  the college offers is listed below

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Rubber and Plastics Engineering

Student clubs and organizations

  • Personality Development Association aims to develop the overall personality of the students of MIT
  • TEDc MIT is an MIT’s version of TED that aims to promote creativity and innovation among students
  • Athenaeum is general student organization to promote among the students the extracurricular and co-curricular activities.
  • Computer Society of MIT aims to provide knowledge of various computer related courses by conducting weekly tests, contests.

Notable Alumni

  • A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Former President of India
  • Susi Ganeshan, Indian Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter
  • Sujatha Rangarajan,  Tamil Author
  • Ram Narain Agarwal, Aerospace Engineer

Contact Details

Address: Madras Institute of Technology, MIT road, Radha Nagar, Chromepet, Chennai, Tamil Madu 600044, India
Phone Number: +91-44-22516002
Website – Madras Institute of Technology 

4. Sathyabhama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

Sathyabhama Institute of Science and Technology - Top 5 colleges for Engineering in Chennai

Sathyabhama Institute of Science and Technology is one of the top colleges of India and belongs to the group of Jeppiar Institutions. The Christian minority institution was established in 1987 by Jeppiaar and is affiliated to UGC and AICTE. The college is spread across an area of 134 acres and is about 15 km from Adyar, Chennai.  It has been accredited by NAAC as a Grade A institution.  The campus consists of a gigantic arch with the motto – Justice, Peace, Revolution displayed on it.


  • The college has a central library with wifi connectivity and a number of placement cells and conference rooms.
  • 125 classrooms with separate departments and blocks.
  • Provision of a guest house for special visitors.
  • Bank, Post Office, Medical Rooms and ATM are also available inside the campus.
  • Drawing halls and auditoriums with AC and Non AC facilities.


The college awards degrees in B.Tech/B.E for the following courses

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biotechnology Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


Sathyabhama Institute of Technology was ranked 37 in the list of top engineering colleges in India by NIRF for the year 2018.

Contact Details

Address: Sathyabhama Campus Road, Kamaraj Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Jeppiaar Nagar, Chennai 600119, Tamil Nadu.
Phone Number: 044-24503150/51/52/54
Email Id: [email protected][email protected][email protected]
Website – Sathyabhama Institute of Science and Technology

5. Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai

Alagappa College of Technology - Top 5 colleges for Engineering in Chennai

Alagappa College of Technology is one of the oldest institutes of the city and also of the nation that provides degrees in technology, engineering, and sciences. Established in 1944, the college was initially a part of the University of Madras and it was only in 1978 that it was a constituent of Anna University.


The college provides engineering for the following courses

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biotechnology Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Applied Sciences
  • Leather Engineering

Notable Alumni

  • N. Srinivasan, India Cements
  • M.Murugappan, Murugappa Group
  • Y.G. Mahendra, Popular Tamil, and Malayalam actor
  • Thirumalachari Ramasami, Secretary to the Government of India.

Contact Details

Address: 675, Sardar Patel Road, Chennai 600025, Tamil Nadu.
Phone Number: +91-044-22351323
Website – Alagappa College of Technology

So if you have any plans to pursue engineering from the city of Chennai, then this list of top 5 colleges is just what you need, to get admitted to some of the finest institutes that the city and state have to offer.