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What is the best college for research engineering in India?

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The first question here is that in which field you want to do research? To do research in science field you can go for the IITs or IISc Bangalore. To apply for these institutes you can appear for the CSIR NET exam or UGC NET Exam. CSIR NET exam is conducted for five subjects i.e. life science, earth science, mathematical science, Physical science, Chemical Science. while the UGC NET EXam is conducted around 100 subjects. Candidates must have the masters degree with minimum 55% marks from recognized university to appear in NET exam. Check Out the complete <a href="">UGC NET Eligibility</a> criteria or CSIR NET information from the official website. Hope it will help you a little. All the best of luck for the future. amish J.
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Anusha’s Answer

Hello Bhavan,

You can choose colleges closer to your home if you are looking for convenient options. But I would advise you to explore and enjoy the diverse cultures which these colleges might have to offer. The following list is for colleges w.r.t CS/SE/IT/ECE/CE related fields. So here it goes:

  1. IIT Bombay
  2. IIT Delhi
  3. IIT Kharagpur
  4. IIT Roorkee
  5. IIT Guwahati 
  6. IIT Hyderabad
  7. IIT BHU
  8. IIT Hyderabad
  9. IIT Ropar
  10. IIT Dhanbad
  11. IIT Indore
  12. IIT Gandhinagar
  13. NIT Trichy
  14. NIT Warangal
  15. IIIT Allahabad
  16. NSIT Delhi
  17. BITS Goa
  18. IIIT Delhi/Bangalore( Be prepared they have a 5-year integrated program)
  19. NIT Calicut
  20. MNNIT Allahabad
  21. DTU/DCE ~~ BITS Hyderabad

The below list is for non-CS/IT/ECE related branches ie core branches like Civil/Mech/Aero/Chem/EE/Biotech/EP:

  1. IIT Bombay
  2. IIT Delhi
  3. IIT Kanpur
  4. IIT Madras
  5. IIT Kharagpur
  6. IIT Roorkee
  7. IIT Guwahati
  8. IIT Ropar
  9. NIT Trichy ,NITarangal
  10. MNNIT Allahabad
  11. NIT Calicut
  12. VNIT Nagpur

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Absar Ul’s Answer

India has very diverse research opportunities in every field of science and technology and there are quite a good number of research institutes in India. These research institutes are categorised under Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) etc.

Department of Science and Technology (DST)

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Department of Science and Technology (DST) is a government organization which plays vital role in promoting science and technology in the county. There are several autonomous S&T institutes working under DST. I have listed them below in alphabetical manner.

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)

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DAE has been engaged in the development of nuclear power technology, applications of radiation technologies in the fields of agriculture, medicine, industry and basic research. There are several research institutes aided under the DAE as listed below.

Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

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DBT is responsible for administrating development and commercialisation in the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. There are several autonomous research institutes under DBT as listed below.

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

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CSIR is directly involved in various scientific and technological advancement of the country through various CSIR labs spread across the country. I list them below.

Hope it helps…

References :

Department Of Science & Technology

Department of Atomic Energy

Department of Biotechnology


Absar Ul recommends the following next steps:

You need to figure out your area of interest and then proceed. Best of luck Buddy :)
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Col Sen’s Answer

Dear Bhavan,

Great question! No doubt that IITs are the best institutes that we can boast of in terms of quality of students and their success rates across the world. Your question is Research related and thus it would have been better if you could elaborate your subject of Interest.

It goes without saying that IITs are the best but I consider IISc as the best institute for Research. I would place it even one notch higher as the entire focus is on Research. In addition, there are couple of universities specially Jadavpur University for doing research on any applied subjects in science/engineering. In fact you will find most of the professors of Calcutta University are the products of Jadavpur University. There is another group of institute which is extremely of high caliber is IISER and mostly devoted to research. In addition, you must have heard name of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, BARC, ISRO and some DRDO labs are great places for research.

All the best!

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Archa’s Answer

Hi Bhavan,

Great question. Going by the list of institutes published online i would recommend you to go for IIT's .

However, if you have specific area of interests like astrophysics, algorithms and other areas specific institutes are there. Go and checkout their brochures and decide according to the courses offered by them.

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鹏’s Answer

The Indian Institute of Technology (ITT) is a myth of higher education in India. The popular saying in India is that first-class students enter the Indian Institute of Technology and second-rate students go abroad to study at the United States. Judging from its acceptance rate of less than 3%, it is indeed possible to take advantage of elite schools in the United States.

Founded in 1951, Indian Institute of Technology has seven campuses nationwide: Delhi Polytechnic Institute, Kanpur Polytechnic Institute, Kharagpur Polytechnic Institute, Madras. (Madras) Institute of Technology, Mumbai Institute of Technology, Guwahati Institute of Technology and Roorkee Institute of Technology.

In the Asian Weekly magazine's selection of the best polytechnic in Asia, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) took 5 of the 7 branch campuses in the “top half of the country”.

The popular saying in India is that first-class students enter the Indian Institute of Technology and second-rate students go abroad to study at the United States. The American "60-minute" program commentary: Adding Harvard, MIT, and Preston University is the Indian Institute of Technology's position in India.