Top 10 Private Engineering Colleges in Chennai

1.Vellore Institute of Technology – Chennai

VIT was established with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis.The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. Experienced and learned teachers are strongly encouraged to nurture the students. The global standards set at VIT in the field of teaching and research spur us on in our relentless pursuit of excellence. In fact, it has become a way of life for us. The highly motivated youngsters on the campus are a constant source of pride. Our Memoranda of Understanding with various international universities are our major strength. They provide for an exchange of students and faculty and encourage joint research projects for the mutual benefit of these universities. Many of our students, who pursue their research projects in foreign universities, bring high quality to their work and esteem to India and have done us proud. With steady steps, we continue our march forward. We look forward to meeting you here at VIT.

2. SRM Institute of Science and Technology

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRM IST), formerly known as SRM University, is one of the top-ranking universities in India with over 20,000 students and more than 2600 faculty across all the campus. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine, Health Sciences, Science and Humanities. The research department at the SRMIST carries out cutting edge research in frontier areas with more than 224 government-funded projects at an outlay of INR 115 Crores.

3.Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Hindustan College of Engineering, started in the Year 1985, was conferred the “University Status” by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, Under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 from the academic year 2008-09 and under the name HITS (Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science).Today, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science is one of the most sought after engineering Institutions in Tamil Nadu, reputed for its highly qualified and experienced faculty and excellent infrastructural facilities for curricular and extra curricular activities, the University has maintained an enviable academic excellence right from its inception. The student community comprises of students from all over India and Overseas.

4. SSN College Of Engineering

SSN Institutions, founded by Padma Bhushan Dr. Shiv Nadar, Chairman, HCL Technologies, stands out as a premier center of higher learning with a mission of pursuing excellence in education and research. The institutions, with their diverse and dynamic community of students offer a distinctive combination of some of the finest graduate, undergraduate and research programs, accomplished faculty, world class facilities and a residential campus set on a sprawling 250 acres of sylvan surroundings.

SSN Institutions provide a variety of stimulating environments for intellectual development, free thinking, and personal growth, challenging its students with dynamic learning opportunities and equipping them with the skills, insights, attitudes and practical experiences that are necessary to take up responsibilities in the society.

5. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (A Christian Minority Institution) formerly known as Sathyabama Engineering College was established in 1987 by Dr. Jeppiaar. It is a premier institute imparting knowledge in the areas of engineering, science, technology and education. The institution’s progress and contribution to the field of technical education for over two decades resulted in granting Deemed University status on 16th July, 2001. The University has been awarded as Category “A” University by Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India and accredited by NAAC with Grade “A” in the year 2017, certified with DNV-GL ISO 9001 standard and offering exemplary education from last 29 years.

Our motto is “TOGETHER FOR BETTER TOMORROW” and our mantra of Success is “LEARN TODAY and LEAD TOMORROW”. We practice and teach to ours students that “JOY OF LIVING IS IN JOY OF GIVING”. The University aims to be the destiny of efficient and responsible technocrats those are fit enough to serve the industry and society.

6.VelTech University

Vel Tech is well-known for its renowned educational practices, which has been recognized and endowed with several awards. The founders of the Institution, Col. Prof. Vel. Dr. R. Rangarajan Chancellor & Founder President and Dr. Sagunthala Rangarajan Foundress President believes in Education for All despite their financial means which will promote and uplift the society. In accord to their vision, Vel Tech Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship scheme was started and has supported students since the inception. Vel Tech has bestowed 9500 scholarships worth approximately Rs. 35 Crores until 2019.

7.Saveetha University

Saveetha Institute of Medical &Technical Sciences (SIMATS), a key contributor to quality education in India, through an array of specializations such as, Medicine, Allied Medical education, Engineering, Dentistry, Law, Management, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physical Education and Architecture, along with the The Pupil Saveetha Eco School has a tradition of more than 30 years of excellent contribution to the student community. Saveetha University(SIMATS), which has been awarded an ‘A’ Grade , by the NAAC (UGC), offers accreditation in a comprehensive list of academic streams to students at UG, PG and super speciality levels (both in STEM subjects and humanities).

8. St.Joseph’s College of Engineering

St Joseph College of Engineering (S.JCE), Sriperumbudur is a unit of DMI Foundations (DFT) founded by Rev. Fr. J.E. Arul Raj. It is a private Institute that is committed towards imparting education and discipline to students in the society. It is dedicated to build up a community or a group of individuals at par excellence in technical field. The students receive education under qualified faculties who tend to nurture them into talented and responsible professionals.

9. B.S Abdur Rahman Cresent Institute of Science And Technology

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and technology is a renowned Quality Leadership Institution located at the greenest spot of Chennai near Tambaram. Through our long history of 36 years of excellence, the Institution has offered access to a wide range of academic opportunities. With 46 programmes, grouped under 12 different Schools, 27 Undergraduate programmes, 19 Postgraduate programmes, and Ph.D. (in all the departments), this institution is a rising stalwart in higher education with promising Quality, Security and Placement. We welcome students from all countries and our educational programmes are designed to equip the learners with virtual knowledge that helps them to achieve what they want to be and go where they want to go in the ladder of success.

10. Sri Sairam College of Engineering

Sri Sairam Engineering College, Chennai, established in the year 1995 by MJF.Ln.Leo Muthu, Chairman of Sapthagiri Educational Trust, is a non-profitable, and non-minority institution. A well defined vision, highly committed mission and dedicated leadership facilitate Sri Sairam Engineering College to be in the best of educational institutions in the country. Since its inception , our Institution has grown into a vast conglomerate of magnificent buildings, state-of-the art and sophisticated laboratories internet centres, modern library and a superlative sports complex-each a land mark in itself across 300 acres. Its quiet and idyllic surroundings, comprising of the architecturally…

How is life at DTU?

Delhi Technological University, formerly known as Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), is known for its state-of-the-art infrastructure, beautiful surroundings, friendly environment and of course, academics.


The college has a pretty good infrastructure for multiple departments. The library is fully air-conditioned with the availability of every book. Labs are really good. Wi-Fi connection is available in every department. Sports equipment and rooms and grounds were fully available at any time of the day. Food was really reasonable and tasty enough at the canteen. From samosa chain to pizza, one can get everything at canteen or Amul shop or Nescafe Cafeteria or even the home-like food at Night Canteen.

Being a day-scholar, I can only say that the hostel rooms were fine enough with proper security and entries maintained. Most of the hostels had a great mess and food to eat.


Teachers are highly qualified and experienced. They have tons of research papers on their name and some have patents too and they try their best to make a student understand the course to the maximum using all sort of practical knowledge and giving them live assignments and try to expose them to more of practical work. The course curriculum is relevant and makes the students industry ready already. The lab facility is quite good which makes it better for students to learn the subjects.

Annual Fests

Cultural fest-Engifest, Tech Fest, Literary Fest, Sports Fest. All the mentioned fest occurs at a grand level every year. One of the most decorative and enjoyable fests in all the Delhi-NCR region.


The college has both technical and non technical societies which anyone is free to join. These societies help in boosting your overall confidence along with improving your personality and knowledge. There were around 85 societies/clubs in DTU. DTU includes many societies like Pratibimb, NSS, Ecell, IEEE, SAE, MUN CSI, IET. For dramatics, go to Pratibimb, for music, Madhurima.

Student’s Alumni Cell (SAC) of DTU, is a student body that was formed with the aim to brigde the gap between the alumni and current students/University.This body will be responsible for conduction of all the events related to alumni and students in the University. It will also act as the Alma mater’s representative for the alumni that will be available to help them out for any kind of academic/administrative work in the University.

Hostel and Mess Facility

Each hostel is provided with facilities of :

Solar water geysers, T.V. with cable connection, Table Tennis, Carom, Chess, Badminton Court, Gymnasium & Reading Room, LAN.

Hostel Messes are run in two groups. One group is run by private contractor and another is cooperative venture which is run on a “No Profit No Loss” basis.

The residents are expected to maintain proper decorum in the Dinning Hall. Shouting and sitting on the mess table is strictly prohibited, if any one is found doing so he/she shall be fined Rs. 100 to Rs. 1000 depending on the severity of offence.

The Mess Secretary from the hostel will normally be elected / nominated and he/ she and his /her team will look after the quality of the food provided and ensure hygiene in the mess.

Food will not be served outside the dining hall for students. However, in case of illness, students may be served “SICK DIET” in their rooms with prior permission of the Warden.


Library System consists of a Central Library and 15 departmental libraries which collectively support the teaching, research and extension programmes of the Institute. All students, faculty members and employees of the Institute are entitled to make use of the Library facilities on taking library membership. The Library, besides having a huge collection of books on engineering, science and humanities offers library services through its various divisions.


Physical education & sports play vital role in achieving the aims and objectives of Education. The students of DTU are provided with excellent facilities and encouraged to take part in the tournaments held in and around N.C.R. Delhi, , particulars, engineering institutions.

DTU is having 450 m. track, ground for Football, Hockey, Cricket, two courts for Volely ball, two courts for basketball, three courts for Tennis Iand five courts for Badminton, Table Tennis rooms, Chess Rooms, Carrom Rooms and Gyms are also available in the each hostel of the college campus.

With the view to recognize upcoming talented sportsman and sports woman in the college, the Sports Council organizes sports festival ARENA. The festival witnesses the large participation of boys and girls which included atheletics, badminston, table tennis, basketball, carrom, chess, cricket, tennis and volleyball. Prizes and certificates were awarded to the winners.