Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal 2019

Have you passed 12th standard? Do you want to become an engineer? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I have listed down some of the best engineering colleges in West Bengal, India. Government, private and aided – I’ve covered different types of colleges in this post.

Engineering Colleges in West Bengal

In this post, you will find the names of popular engineering colleges in West Bengal. Apart from the names of colleges, you will also find other details such as – engineering courses, duration, eligibility, admission process, career prospects, scope and more.

 

The main aim of this post is to educate and inform you about the present status of engineering education in West Bengal. Colleges, courses, admission, career prospects – I’ve covered all the important details in one post!

 

Both students and parents may use this guide to find the right engineering college. Choosing the right college is an important task. Students and parents shouldn’t take this task lightly at all!

 

The college you choose will play an important role in deciding the path and shape of your career! For example, students passing out from premier engineering colleges (such as IITs and NITs) get better placement assistance, access to world-class amenities etc.

 

Engineering is the most popular choice among 12th Science PCM group students. After completing 12th standard, majority of students apply for B.E. or B.Tech. admission. This is followed by other programs such as – B.Arch., B.Sc., Pharmacy, law etc.

 

Before heading to the meat of the matter – list of engineering colleges in West Bengal – let us take a closer look at the different types of engineering colleges. Here it is –

 

Types of engineering colleges

Engineering colleges in West Bengal can be classified into three main types –

  • Government engineering colleges
  • Private engineering colleges
  • Aided engineering colleges

 

The above classification has been carried out on the basis of the body that governs/manages the institute. For example – Government engineering colleges are managed and funded by the Government (State or Central). On the other hand, private engineering colleges are managed and funded by private charitable trusts and organizations. Aided colleges are private institutes. They receive partial funding and support from the Government.

 

Government engineering colleges provide subsidized education to students. Private colleges, on the other hand, charge relatively higher tuition fees. Due to this reason, Govt engineering colleges are popular among engineering admission aspirants.

 

Let us check out the list of colleges now. Here it is –

 

List of engineering colleges in West Bengal 2019

Here are some of the popular engineering colleges in West Bengal –

  • IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal
  • NIT Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • IIEST, Shibpur, West Bengal
  • Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
  • Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Haldia, West Bengal
  • Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Berhampore, West Bengal
  • Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Aliah University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Cooch Behar Government Engineering College, Cooch Behar, West Bengal
  • Purulia Government Engineering College, Purulia, West Bengal
  • Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Siliguri Government Polytechnic, Siliguri, West Bengal
  • Engineering Institute for Junior Executives, Howrah, West Bengal
  • Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Serampore, West Bengal
  • Hooghly Institute of Technology, Hooghly, West Bengal
  • The Institutions of Engineers India, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Institute of Jute Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Amity University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Murshidabad College of Engineering and Technology, Berhampore, West Bengal
  • Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, West Bengal
  • Ideal Institute of Engineering, Nadia, West Bengal
  • Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Institute of Technology Marine Engineering, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kalyani, West Bengal
  • Techno India University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Asansol Engineering College, Asansol, West Bengal
  • Kalyani Government Engineering College, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal
  • MSME Central Tool Room and Training Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • International Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • University College of Science, Technology and Agriculture, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat, West Bengal
  • National Power Training Institute, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Uttar banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, West Bengal
  • University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal
  • Dr BC Roy Engineering College, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Hemnalini Memorial College of Engineering, Kalyani, West Bengal
  • Nibedita Institute of Technology, Sagarpara, West Bengal
  • Calcutta Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Indian Maritime University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Global Institute of Management and Technology, Nadia, West Bengal
  • Narula Institute of Technology, Agarpara, West Bengal
  • Mallabhum Institute of Technology, Bankura, West Bengal
  • KG Engineering Institute, Bankura, West Bengal
  • MCKV Institute of Engineering, Howrah, West Bengal
  • Dr Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engineering College, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Supreme Knowledge Foundation Group of Institutions, Hooghly, West Bengal
  • Future Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Budge Budge Institute of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • IMPS College of Engineering and Technology, Malda, West Bengal
  • Hooghly Engineering and Technology College, Hooghly, West Bengal
  • Dumkal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Murshidabad, West Bengal
  • Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science and Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • RCC Institute of Information Technology, Beliaghata, West Bengal
  • NSHM Knowledge Campus, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Surendra Institute of Engineering and Management, Siliguri, West Bengal
  • Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Academy of Technology, Hooghly, West Bengal
  • St Thomas College of Engineering and Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • BCK Viswa Vidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal
  • Bengal Institute of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Saroj Mohan Institute of Technology, Hooghly, West Bengal
  • Durgapur Institute of Advanced Technology and Management, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Bengal Institute of Technology and Management, Santiniketan, West Bengal
  • Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Garia, West Bengal
  • Institute of Science and Technology, Dhunrabila, West Bengal
  • Om Dayal Group of Institutions, Howrah, West Bengal
  • Shree Ramkrishna Institute of Science and Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Pailan College of Management and Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Future Institute of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Bengal College of Engineering and Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Greater Kolkata College of Engineering and Management, Baruipur, West Bengal
  • Gargi Memorial Institute of Technology, Baruipur, West Bengal
  • The Neotia University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Modern Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hooghly, West Bengal
  • St Mary’s Technical Campus, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Elitte College of Engineering, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • BP Poddar Institute of Management and Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Brainware Group of Institutions, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Abacus Institute of Engineering and Management, Hooghly, West Bengal
  • Calcutta Institute of Technology, Howrah, West Bengal
  • Camellia School of Engineering and Technology, Barasat, West Bengal
  • Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Siliguri Institute of Technology, Darjeeling, West Bengal
  • JLD Engineering and Management College, Baruipur, West Bengal
  • Bipradas Pal Chowdhury Institute of Technology, Nadia, West Bengal
  • Bishnupur Public Institute of Engineering, Bishnupur, West Bengal
  • Seacom Marine College, Howrah, West Bengal
  • University of Engineering and Management, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Adamas Institute of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Seacom Skills University, Birbhum, West Bengal
  • Sir JC Bose School of Engineering, Hooghly, West Bengal
  • BCARE Institute of Management and Technology, Berhampore, West Bengal
  • Sanaka Educational Trust’s Group of Institutions, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Contai Polytechnic, Contai, West Bengal
  • Bankura Unnayani Institute of Engineering, Bankura, West Bengal
  • Aryabhatta Institute of Engineering and Management, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Birbhum Institute of Engineering and Technology, Birbhum, West Bengal
  • Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute of Engineering and Technology, Palashbona, West Bengal
  • Kanad Institute of Engineering and Management, Mankar, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Dream Institute of Technology, Raypur, West Bengal
  • Institute of Engineering and Industrial Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • The New Horizons Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Jiaganj College of Engineering and Technology, Murshidabad, West Bengal
  • Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • KANSKA Academy of Technology and Management, Burdwan, West Bengal
  • Sree Ramkrishna Silpa Vidyapith, Birbhum, West Bengal
  • Basantika Institute of Engineering and Technology, Birbhum, West Bengal

 

The above list consists of Govt and private colleges. The list has not been ranked in any order.

 

Admission process

In order to secure admission into Govt and reputed engineering colleges, one must crack relevant engineering entrance exam. Engineering entrance exams are conducted at State, National and College levels. Govt and merit seats are allotted to candidates on the basis of their position in merit list. Some colleges are also known to conduct direct and donation based admission process.

 

Engineering courses

Looking from academic level’s point of view, engineering courses in West Bengal can be classified into the following types –

  • UG
  • PG
  • Doctoral Degree

 

UG stands for Undergraduate level. PG stands for Postgraduate level. Doctoral Degree courses and research based programs.

 

Looking from course format’s point of view, engineering colleges in WB can be classified into the following types –

  • Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree
  • PhD

 

Here are some of the popular engineering courses in WB. Details like eligibility and duration have also been provided –

 

Diploma in Engineering: This is a Diploma certificate course. The course is 3 years long. Minimum educational qualification required to apply for admission is – completed 10th class from a recognized board. After completing Diploma in Engineering course, you may use lateral entry and secure admission directly into the second academic year of B.E. or B.Tech. program.

 

B.E. or B.Tech.: B.E. stands for Bachelor of Engineering and B.Tech. stands for Bachelor of Technology. It is an undergraduate level Bachelor’s Degree course. The academic program is 4 years long. Minimum educational qualification required to apply for admission is – completed 12th Science (with specific subjects) from a recognized board.

 

M.E. or M.Tech.: M.E. stands for Master of Engineering and M.Tech. stands for Master of Technology. It is a Master’s Degree course. The academic program is 2 years long. Students who have completed relevant B.E. or B.Tech. program are eligible to apply for admission.

 

Career Prospects and Scope

Engineers have access to different types of job opportunities. They have access to Government jobs as well as private sector jobs. Depending upon the branch and area of specialization, engineers may also go for self-employment.

 

Engineering job market is saturated. Each year, thousands of engineering graduates pass out from engineering colleges across India. But skilled engineers are still in huge demand! The path of your career will depend upon factors such as – rating and reputation of your college, your academic performance, profile of the employer, advanced academic qualifications (example – MBA) etc. You may also check the list of engineering colleges in Kerala, Gujarat, Maharashtra & Tamil Nadu.

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