9 Of The Best Engineering Colleges In Punjab

8:00 am 12 Feb, 2014

Punjab, home to many freedom fighters and well known for its fertile land and agricultural produce is also emerging as a crucial educational hub. The state is home to many prestigious technical institutes that are ranked among top 50 in national list. These colleges, deemed universities and national institutes in the state have world-class faculty and great infrastructure. Students need to appear in JEE 2013 exam to seek admission in NIT, IIT and reputed engineering state institutes.

In what follows is a detailed list containing 9 of the best engineering colleges in Punjab.

9. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara

LPU has a 600+ acres campus with over 25000 students in all streams. The private University offers 200 programmes through various modes. The University has a dedicated lab for VLSI design using Cadence electronic design automation. For admissions in UG courses, LPU NEAT is applicable.

Establishment Year: 2005

Courses Offered: B.Tech (with specialization), M.Tech, and University of London International Programmes.

National Rank: A+

State Level Rank: AA+

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8. DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET), Jalandhar

DAVIET Jalandhar was established by the DAV trust and Management Society. DAVIET is an ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering institute under UKAS (UK Accreditation Services). Admissions into B.Tech are conducted on the basis of JEE score. The institute also offers part time M.Tech programmes.

Establishment Year: 2001

Departments: 6 (UG) and 8 (PG)

Courses Offered: B.Tech, M.Tech, MCA, MBA, DOEACC Courses

State Level Rank: AAA

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7. Faculty of Engineering and Technology,Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Main Campus, Amritsar

GNDU Amritsar has a lush green campus spread over 500 acres. The University has two engineering departments running in its main campus i.e. CSE and Electronics. State Governor is the chancellor of university.

Establishment Year: 1969

Courses Offered: B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Arch, M.Sc., MBA

Fest on campus: IRIS (national level tech-cum-cultural fest)

Annual Magazine: The Phoenix

State Level Rank: AAA

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6. University College of Engineering (UCoE), Punjabi Technical University, Patiala

UCoE Patiala offers a campus with all the modern facilities. It is accredited with NAAC (an autonomous institution of UGC) status. Over 1500 students are currently taking education in UCoE campus.

Establishment Year: 2003

Courses Offered: B.Tech, M.Tech, Dual Degree (B.Tech + MBA) -a 5 year course

State Level Rank: AAA+

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5. Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College is one of the oldest engineering colleges situated in northern India. The college is an ISO 9001-2000 certified with NBA accreditation. It has signed a MOU with IOWAC University of USA for study exchange programmes. LEET exam is conducted for the admission of diploma holders. An NSS and NCC wing has also been established on the campus.

Establishment Year: 1956

Courses Offered: B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes, MCA, MBA

Departments: 11 (Affiliated to PTU Jalandhar)

Fest on campus: GENESIS (annual cultural fest held in September)


State Level Rank: AAA+

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4. Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET) at Longowal

SLIET is among one of the best engineering colleges in Punjab with a deemed university status given by UGC in 2007. The institute was established by MHRD as a tribute to popular Sikh leader named Sant Harcharan Singh Longowal.

Establishment Year: 1991

Courses Offered: Diploma, B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc., MBA

EDUSAT Programme: An on-line live interactive classroom facility

National Rank: AAA+

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3. Thapar University-Faculty of Engineering, Patiala

Thapar is the best private engineering college in Punjab. Thapar University (TU) has diverse programmes with high research oriented environment in its 250 acre campus. University offers Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree to students in 10 Fields of engineering.

Establishment Year: 1956

Courses Offered: B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD

National Rank: AA

State Level Rank: AAA+

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2. IIT-Rupnagar (Ropar)

IIT- Ropar is one of the eight new IITs setup by the MHRD under the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011. The institute is functioning from a transit campus located in Ropar.

Establishment Year: 2008

Total Departments: 7

Engineering departments: 3 (Computer Science, electrical engineering and Mechanical)

Courses offered: B.Tech, Ph.D. programmes and M.Tech (CSE department will soon start its Master programme).

Fest on campus: Zeitgeist (annual cultural festival)-first edition was held in September 2010

National Rank: AAA+

State Rank: AA+

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1. Dr. BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT-J), Jalandhar

Before October 2002, NIT-J was known as Punjab Regional Engineering College (PREC), Jalandhar. On 17 October 2002, it came under MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource) and named as NIT (Deemed University). M.Tech admissions are conducted on the basis of candidate’s GATE score. Considered as #1 among best engineering colleges in Punjab, NIT-J has a striking reputation for its highly qualified faculty.

Establishment Year: 1987

Total Seats: 786

State Quota: 393 -50% of total.

Courses offered: B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc. & Ph.D. programmes

Fest on campus: Utkansh (annual cultural fest in March end) and TechNITi (a tech fest in odd semester usually in mid-September)

National Rank: AAA+

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