Top 5 Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Choosing engineering as a career option is one of the hardest things you can choose for your life as it requires a lot of hard work and skills.
Engineering is a creative course with a lot of exposure and employment options but there are hundreds of myths going around the country about Engineering which may make anyone think twice about choosing this course.

If you have always been curious about machines and often think what makes a gadget tick, Engineering is the right course for you.
While there are a lot of options to choose from, I recommend you to go through about each course in detail and then make your choice.
A right college is the most important thing. As this would be your first step towards Engineering career, you need a college which provides the highest quality of education, otherwise, you would see the myths coming true if you choose the inappropriate or not-so-famous college.
So if you’re looking for the right colleges in Tamil Nadu, here are the Top 5 Engineering colleges there :

1. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Obviously, IIT, India is the biggest chain of Engineering colleges around the country and provides the best quality of education. IITs have the maximum number of alumni.
IIT, Madras was the third IIT established by the government in the year 1939.

Admissions :

  • As per the university guidelines, the candidate must have secured at least 75% in 10+2 from a recognised board.
  • Admissions are based on the ranked scored by the candidate in the National level exam of JEE.

Syllabus for JEE Exam :

Mathematics :

  • Sets, relations and functions
  • Complex numbers and quadratic equations
  • Matrices and determinants
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Mathematical induction
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Sequences and series
  • Lbw, continuity and differentiability
  • Integral calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Binomial theorem and its simple applications
  • Three-dimensional geometry
  • Vector algebra
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • Statistics and probability
  • Trigonometry

Physics :

  • Physics and measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Work, energy and power
  • Rotational motion
  • Gravitation
  • Laws of motion
  • Properties of solids and liquids
  • Electronic devices
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Oscillations and waves
  • Communication systems
  • Current electricity
  • Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Optics
  • Dual nature of matter and radiation
  • Electrostatics
  • Atoms and Nuclei

Chemistry :

  • Some basic concepts in chemistry
  • States of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox reactions and electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Surface chemistry
  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  • Hydrogen
  • Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
  • Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements
  • D – and f – block elements
  • Co-ordination compounds
  • Environmental chemistry
  • General principles and processes of isolation of metal

2. College of Engineering, Guindy

CEG is a public university in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is India’s oldest technical institution, founded in 1794. It is also the oldest technical institution to be established outside Europe.
It is affiliated to Anna University.

Admissions :

  • The candidate should have scored at least 50% aggregate marks in 12th class from a recognised board.
  • Admissions are based on the Entrance Test conducted by the University – (TNEA) Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission.

Syllabus for TNEA :

Mathematics :

  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Calculus

Physics :

  • Thermodynamics
  • The behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • The motion of System of Particles and Rigid body
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Physical World & measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics

Chemistry :

  • Hydrogen
  • S-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • P- Block Elements
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

3. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

The NIT is a public Engineering institution in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the oldest institutes in NIT.
It was established in the year 1964.

Admissions :

  • Candidates are required to have scored at least 75% aggregate marks in 12th class from a recognised board.
  • Admissions are based on the rank secured in the National level examination of JEE Main.

4. PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

PSG College of Technology is a government-aided private Engineering college in Coimbatore. The college offers a total of 48 full-time and part-time programs in Science, Engineering and Management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
It was established in the year 1951.

Admissions :

  • The candidates are required to have scored at least 75% aggregate marks in 12th class from any recognised board.
  • Admissions are based on the rank secured by the candidate in JEE Main examination.

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5. SASTRA University, Thanjavur

The Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) is a deemed university in the town of Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
It was established in the year 1984.

Admissions :

  • The candidates are required to have scored at least 75% aggregate marks in 12th class from any recognised board.
  • Admissions are based on the rank secured by the candidate in JEE Main examination.

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