Engineering is a popular discipline amongst science students (Students who have chosen Science stream in their 10+2). Those students who have chosen engineering as a subject of study should have a sound base on Science and Mathematics because Engineering is basically applying science, technology, and Mathematics to innovate, design, and develop complex machines, structures, software, hardware, systems, and processes. Here we are going to discuss engineering colleges in Northeast India.

There are various disciplines of study in engineering. Some of the popular engineering disciplines are Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer-Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics Engineering.

Engineering is the third major stream with 37.70 lakh students enrolled at the undergraduate level, where the share of the male student enrolled in the subject is 71.1 percent and female enrollment is 28.9 percent. This survey is done by the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) powered by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), 2018-19.

Now when it comes to studying engineering from a particular college or university, one should choose their college very wisely. In this post, we will try to discuss the Top engineering colleges in Northeast India. Some of the Top engineering colleges in Northeast India are as follows:

  1. Kaziranga University, Jorhat:  When it comes to doing Engineering or getting an Engineering degree, the first college that comes to mind is Kaziranga University. Kaziranga University is one of the top engineering colleges in Northeast India. Kaziranga University has got the most qualified set of faculties and one-of-a-kind infrastructure in the entire region. Students from various Northeast parts and mainland India come to the University to do Engineering and other courses because they find the infrastructure excellent and sophisticated and proper guidance from the faculties. This helps them to complete the course without any difficulty and hindrance.

Mode of Admission

Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational as one of the subjects. Obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of SC/ST category) in the above subjects taken together. Qualified in any National Level Admission Tests such as JEE, State Entrance Examination CEE, or KUEST.

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2. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology was set up in 1994. It has a world-class infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments. The campus is spread over 285 hectares of land and 20 km from the heart of Guwahati. The beauty of the campus makes it an ideal place for learning. IIT Guwahati is regarded as one of the top Engineering colleges in Assam and Northeast India.

Mode of Admission

Students have to qualify for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced to secure admission in B. Tech. GATE score is mandatory for M. Tech courses.

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Accenture, Adobe, Bank of India, Google, IBM and Barclays etc.

3. Tezpur University, TezpurTezpur University is a Central University set up in 1994 by an act of Parliament. It is one of the top universities in Northeast India. Its main objective is to impart education and cultivate the best minds and workforce for the upliftment of the region. It offers various UG, PG, and Ph.D. courses in the field of engineering.

Mode of admission

The mode of admission at Tezpur University is based on the score of the JEE Main. Direct admission is also offered in the B. Tech program. GATE qualified candidates are eligible for direct admission into M.Tech.

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Indian Oil, Wipro, Powergrid, TCS and Amazon etc.

4. National Institute of Technology, Silchar:  NIT, Silchar is one of the leading institute in Northeast India. It was established in the year 1967 as a regional college but later included in the lists of NIT’s in the year 2002. It offers undergraduate, Postgraduate and doctoral courses in the field of engineering. It is regarded as one of the top engineering colleges in Northeast India.

Mode of admission

B Tech admission will be based on the performance in JEE Main. Selection to the M. Tech program is based on the marks secured in GATE.

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Amazon, IBM, Infosys, Idea, Deloitte and Microsoft etc.

5. National Institute of Technology, Agartala:  NIT, Agartala was established in the year 1965 as Tripura Engineering College but was declared as NIT in the year 2006. It is one of the top engineering colleges in Northeast India, which has a training and placement cell. This helps the students to get selected for the campus placements.

Mode of admission

The B Tech candidates must take the JEE Main and consequently appear for JoSAA counseling. For M. Tech, the candidate must have a valid GATE score.

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Amazon, Cognizant, IBM, Indian Oil, Oracle and Havells etc.

6. Assam University, SilcharAssam University is a Central Government University and was established in 1994. It is an ideal place for students and researchers to excel in their fields. It offers B Tech, M Tech, and PhD courses in the field of engineering. It falls in the category of the top engineering colleges in Northeast India.

Mode of admission

For B. Tech admission to 75% of the seats is made based on JEE Main score, and admission to 25% of seats is made based on the Entrance examination conducted by the University. Admission to M. Tech is made based on the GATE entrance examination.

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Amazon, Cognizant, Infosys, Oracle, ONGC and Vodafone etc.

7. North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST), ItanagarNERSIT was established in 1986. The foundation stone was laid by Giani Zail Singh in 1984, a deemed University under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It gives the best knowledge and learning in the field of engineering. It offers B. Tech, M.Tech, and Ph.D. courses in the field of engineering.

Mode of admission

Admission to the B.Tech and M.Tech programs is based on performance in the University’s National Level Entrance NEE.

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Reliance, Vedanta Resources, Satyam venture, BSNL and ICICI Bank.

Some of the other top engineering colleges in Northeast India are as follows:

1. Assam Downtown University, Guwahati

2. Royal Global University, Guwahati.

3. Don Bosco college of engineering, Guwahati

4. Girjananda Chowdhury Institute of Management & Technology, Guwahati

5. William Carey University, Shillong

6. MIT University, Shillong

7. Himalayan University, Itanagar

8. Arunachal University of studies, Namsai

9. Arunodaya University, Itanagar

10. Silapathar Science College, Dhemaji