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Maharashtra is one of the fastest growing states of India. The state offers great and promising opportunities for education seekers as well as education providers. Having one of the highest per capita incomes and historical precedence for progressive education, Maharashtra occupies a prominent position amongst other states in terms of quality education.
The growth of educational hubs such as Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nasik, and Amravati offers an ample opportunity for seeking technical as well as traditional education. Comparatively safer environment and state of art facilities in its educational institutions offer a great opportunity for education seekers to migrate and go for an educational course in Maharashtra.
The vast network of IT, Electronics and Mechanical companies situated in the suburbs of Mumbai, Pune Aurangabad and Nagpur have created a great opportunity for engineering colleges to thrive and provide raw talent for these corporate.
Top engineering colleges in Maharashtra 2017
1) IIT Mumbai
The institute was established in 1958. This makes it one of the oldest and reputed institutions in India. The institute boasts of its great Powai campus which is situated in Northern areas of Mumbai. The institute offers nearly all the engineering subjects for specialization. Throughout the year the institute conducts a variety of research in various technological fields. The admission to IIT Mumbai is based upon the score of JJE Advance examination.
2) COEP PUNE
As per NIRF rankings, the institute stands at 24th position in India. COEP Pune being an autonomous college becomes one of the most sought after institutions in Maharashtra. The institute was started way back in 1854. The college offers a great opportunity for research, internships and abroad programs. The admissions the institute is conducted through MHTCET.
3) Veer JIjamata College of engineering Mumbai.
Situated in Mumbai, the institute is one of oldest and most sought after institutes of Maharashtra. The institute offers more than 27 engineering courses. It has a tie up with various IITs for its distance education courses. It got its autonomous status way back in 2004. The admission to the institute held through JEE mains examination and MHTCET.
4) VNIT Nagpur
Being a national institute of technology, it offers a brilliant opportunity for technical education. Situated in the heart of the orange city Nagpur, the institute is a home to research projects in engineering. The admission to the institute is conducted through JEE Mains examination. This college was started from 1960.
5) MIT Pune
The institute was started in 1983. It has established itself amongst one of the top institutions in Maharashtra in very less time. The institute offers more than 19 courses in engineering. The admission to this institution can be obtained by MHTCET examination.
6) K.G Somaiya College of engineering.
Situated in Mumbai, the college got its autonomous status in 2004. The institute offers one of the robust campus placements in Maharashtra. The institute is permanently affiliated to the University of Mumbai.
7) Ramdeobaba College of engineering.
Again situated in Gittikhadan area of green city Nagpur, the college is one of the most sought after institutions in Vidarbha. It is an autonomous college permanently affiliated to RTMNU Nagpur University. According to the NIRF ranking 2017, the College was ranked number 1 status amongst private colleges in Maharashtra.
8) VIT Pune
The institute was started in 1983 and got its autonomous status in 2008. The college offers robust engineering program in nearly all the fields of engineering. The college has collaborated with Ontario University Canada for its student exchange program.
9) Government college of engineering Amravati.
Situated in education hub of Vidarbha, the institute is one of the oldest colleges in Vidarbha region. The institute was started in 1963 and got its autonomous status in 2008. The admissions to the institute are based upon MHTCET score. The college is affiliated to Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University.
10) Walchand college of engineering Sangli.
The institute was started in 1947 and renamed as Walchand College of engineering in 1955. The college got its autonomous status in 2007. The institute strives for its research program and state of art meritorious faculty and infrastructure.
Procedure for getting admission into engineering colleges in Maharashtra
Maharashtra conducts a huge examination called Maharashtra common entrance test MHT CET for getting admission into its engineering courses. The test is conducted mainly in the month of May or a month and a half after 12th board examinations are over. Based upon merit score and category wise cutoffs, students will have to opt for various rounds after which they are allotted colleges according to their preference.
For getting admission to IITs student will have to opt for JEE Mains and JEE advanced. Nearly 2 lakh students will be selected through JEE mains that will have to again appear and qualify JEE advance examination.
As far as NITs are concerned, until now the admissions were based upon AIEEE score. But now onward, the admissions to NITs will be based upon JEE mains score.
Top colleges in Maharashtra offer a superior opportunity to complete a vibrant engineering education. Same time, the fact that these colleges are top ranked makes the CET examination a competitive one. Students will have to raise their bar for getting admission into these institutes. Now a day not only students from Maharashtra but also from various neighboring states apply for getting admission into Maharashtra’s engineering colleges. This makes the competition even more severe and demands a concentrated well-planned study for two years.
A student should visit DTE Maharashtra website for knowing about the list of engineering colleges for which they can apply through MHTCET examination. Earlier many colleges filled their seats through both i.e. MHTCET and AITEEE. The cancellation of AIEEE and introduction of JEE Mains may create confusion. So students are advisable to go through the brochure of MHTCET examination. Before applying for the colleges, students should give ample weight to campus placement history of the college.
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