Engineering is a stream of education that involves the application of Science, Technology and Mathematics to innovate, design, develop and maintain machines, structures, software, hardware, and systems & processes. This field offers a range of career opportunities across all industries, making it one of the most sought-after courses pursued by students after Class 12, especially those from the Science stream.

As per the AICTE statistics for the year 2021-21, there are 5917 engineering and technology institutes in the country with a total annual intake of 23,61,753. A 2018-19 report of the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) powered by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Engineering is the third major stream with 37.70 lakh students enrolled at the undergraduate level. The share of male students enrolled in Engineering and Technology is 71.1 percent whereas female enrolment is 28.9 percent.

Students planning to study Engineering in India can choose from nearly 100 specializations, with Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering being some of the most popular ones.

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and some private technical institutes such as Birla Institute of Science & Technology (BITS) Pilani are some of the best institutes to pursue engineering from. According to Careergrowth, there are more than 3,500 colleges offering engineering courses in India.

Eligibility for Engineering Courses

The criteria of eligibility for taking admission in engineering courses vary from institute to institute. However, the generalized condition is that students must have passed class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as a subject. Several institutes have the condition of a minimum percentage of marks in class 12 which varies for various institutes. Also, some institutes do have the condition of maximum and the minimum age for taking admission in engineering courses.

Courses like Marine Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering also require certain medical clearance which students need to pass before taking admission. Generally, the allotment of seats in engineering institutes is through the entrance exam but many institutes also offer admission based on the merit of class 12. Candidates can check here the broad conditions of eligibility.

Engineering Admission Eligibility Criteria





Candidates must have passed the Class 12 exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects

They must also have secured minimum aggregate marks of 60 percent in the above subjects combined

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Candidates must have passed a three-year Diploma granted by the Board of Technical Examination of a State Government, with a minimum of 45 percent aggregate marks or equivalent


Candidates who have completed their BE/BTech degree with a valid score in GATE are eligible for the ME/MTech degree course


Aspirants must have passed Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC)/tenth standard/equivalent examination, with at least 35 percent in Science and Maths subjects


Aspirants must have secured a minimum of 55 percent marks or 5.5 CPI marks in BTech/MTech or equivalent degree in appropriate branches


Engineering Courses

Engineering programs in India are offered at the undergraduate (UG), postgraduate, and Ph.D. levels. Listed below are the types of engineering courses offered at various levels:

UG Courses

PG Courses

Doctoral Courses




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Integrated/Dual degree



Top Recruiters for Engineering Graduates

Placements of engineering graduates in institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs is generally good ranging from 4-5 lakh to several crores per annum. Below is the list of Engineering colleges in India and a few top companies that recruit BTech graduates along with their placement ratings:


Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

IIT Bombay


TCS, Microsoft, Samsung, Google, Qualcomm, Mood Indigo, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Adobe, TATA, Morgan Stanley, Accenture, Spring Fest

IIT Kanpur


VMock, ICICI Bank, Flipkart, Axis Bank, OYO Rooms, Intel, Zomato, Jaguar, IBM, Uber, Myntra

IIT Madras


Google, Microsoft, Myntra, PayPal, TCS, Wipro, Philips, American Express, Kotak, Amazon, Flipkart, Citibank, IBM, Reliance

IIT Hyderabad


Adobe, Amazon, Flipkart, HSBC, Indian Oil, Intel, Jaguar, Microsoft, SalesForce

IIT Delhi


Capgemini, Microsoft, Intel, Goldman Sachs, Uber, Amazon, Flipkart, Mastercard, Deloitte, Google, Qualcomm, KPMG, IBM, Dell, Wipro, Infosys, Absolut Data, Ernst & Young, Standard Chartered, Societe Generale

IIT Kharagpur


Google, Cognizant, ITC Limited, TCS, Microland, TechMahindra