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Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka 2012

Ranking engineering colleges is always a challenging task, as there are very few parameters on which they can be evaluated. Apart from that there are many parameters that don’t have any absolute data. If data is not correct and not agreed ranking can be totally argued and considered as wrong. one the same time you can look into KCET cutoffs which is one of the criteria using KCET Cutoffs, Closing Ranks and college predictor to know how the data is collected.

To make ranking more accurate at least one parameter I tried to rank engineering colleges in Karnataka based on CET closing ranks in computer science, electronics and electrical engineering during 2011. I considered three departments to avoid bias in data because of some outliers and to make ranking more accurate. I considered only general merit closing ranks for ranking these colleges.

In this post I present top 35 colleges in Karnataka and after these all colleges are same for me. If you are not getting into these colleges choose a college near to your home so that you can save money and time and also spend good time with family and focus on studies. For me there no point in going to a college far away from have same or lower standard just because it’s in Bangalore or some other big city. Make your choices smartly.

Do refer to which is the best engineering course, before you make a choice for college. I would recommend you to be prepared to work hard and make good results in engineering whatever branch or college you select.

Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka

Rank Institute / College Place
1 R.V.College of Engineering (RVCE) Bangalore
2 PES Institute of Technology (PESIT) Bangalore
3 BMS College of Engineering (BMSCE) Bangalore
4 M.S.Ramaiah Institute Of Technology (MSRIT) Bangalore
5 Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) Mysore
6 BVB College of Engineering and Technology (BVBCET) Hubli
7 Bangalore Institute of Technology (BIT) Bangalore
8 National Institute of Engineering (NIE) Mysore
9 NMAM Institute of Technology (NMAMIT) Nitte
10 B.N.M Institute of Technology (BNMIT) Bangalore
11 Sir M Visvewsvaraya Institute of Technology (MVIT) Bangalore
12 University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) Bangalore
13 PES School of Engineering (PESSE) Bangalore
14 Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT) Tumkur
15 RNS Institute of Technology (RNSIT) Bangalore
16 KLS Gogte Institute of Technology (KLSGIT) Belgaum
17 Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering (DCE) Bangalore
18 BMS Intitute of Technology (BMSIT) Bangalore
19 JSS Academy of Technical Education (JSSATE) Bangalore
20 Vidya Vardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE) Mysore
21 SJB Institute of Technology (SJBIT) Bangalore
22 Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology (BIET) Davangere
23 Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology (Dr.AIT) Bangalore
24 PES College of Engineering (PESCE) Mandya
25 New Horizon College of Engineering (NHCE) Bangalore
26 CMR Institute of Technology (CMRIT) Bangalore
27 Reva Institute of Engineering and Technology (RIET) Bangalore
28 KLE Institute of Technology (KLEIT) Hubli
29 Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Engineering (SDMEC) Dharwad
30 St. Jospeh Engineering College (St.JEC) Mangalore
31 Sapthagiri College of Engineering (SCE) Bangalore
32 NIE Institute of Technology (NIEIT) Mysore
33 Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT) Bangalore
34 Basaveshwar Engineering College (BEC) Bagalkot
35 Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology (DSAT) Bangalore

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  1. Deepak

    these rankings are insane….dont trust these!!


    i have got 1843 rank in cusat cat 2013. but i failed to register online which was held between 23-31 may.can i take admission in cusat colleges through any process?

  3. Ranjith.S

    can u tell us the good colleges for mtech in vtu

  4. maheshkumar

    I come an under 3B Caste.
    Which I Was Getting to Better In The Engineering field?

  5. maheshkumar

    I have been got 7777 ranking in cet examination
    which clge is best to gtng me in the brnch of engg? I would like to get in engg to mech.engg .
    Is this btr to get?

  6. punit

    my rank is 21579 will i get mecanical branch in bvb hubli i come under 2A caste

  7. harsh

    i got 27677 th rank in cet shall i get seat in BVB for mechanical i come under 2A category

  8. Ranjith.S

    may know the top Mtech colleges in VTU

  9. Adarsh

    how is amc engineering college? …. plz tell me

  10. Karthick

    Reva should not be in the list. It’s too bad to be in the list.

  11. RAHUL


  12. yogesh

    Tell me about iceas

  13. Deepak

    SIDDAGANGA is a kind of old fashioned is way behind in collaborations,though in the recent official ranking it is in 6th position,,,,,,,i thought i would have got more exposure in MSRIT,,,,,,,but teaching is fine and academics is too rigorous with many many tests and quizes,,,it is quite hectic,,,and also it is quite rural………

    Whereever u go……u an study on your own….but the most important thing should be collabarations with huge firms and institutions which chemical dept. SIT lack…

    So think twice!!!sure SIT is renowned and academically u will grow




    I m diploma holder.. i got rank 1198 in cet2012…which top most college is most suitable for me…

  16. yash

    hey, prashant wt’s ur branch….

  17. prashant.revadigar

    i have my karnatak diploma cet ranking 2513 and 2a cast which clg is suitable for me pls replay me?because we have online option entry…



  19. Vinodkumar

    Where is malnad college?it should be in top 20

  20. narayan

    I don’t think it is appropriate to make rankings for colleges based on GM cutoff!!
    For example: BMSIT had a cutoff of 9243(2011) for its CS course. It has only 46 seats under cetk whereas Dr.AIT had a cutoff of 9010(2011) under 120 seats for its CS course.
    So now you decide which is the best college!

  21. yash

    nmamit is good college

  22. rohan

    i think sambhram institute of technology should be included.

  23. hemanth

    tell me about rvce?

  24. hemanth

    how is rv college of engineering?

  25. Abhishek

    How good is the placement record of SJCE????

  26. abc

    which college is good for pursuin Mtech ??

  27. Ravi

    I think dayanad sagar collage top collage in karnataka.

  28. yash

    How is pesce mandya? and NMAMIT?

  29. Dilip

    Dayanand sagar academy of technology (DSAT ,not DSCE) is the shittiest college in bangalore…it shud not be even in top 150 list…and u think pesse,bnmit,nmamit are better than RNSIT,UVCE,JSSATE,CMRIT,BMSIT…who in the phaking world made this random colleges list and named it as top 35 colleges 2012….here the proper list based on coaching,placements and cutoff ranks

  30. Illugen

    Lol! NIEIT MYSORE BETTER THAN VVIET..?on wHAT basis is this done?

  31. prash

    I got mechanical engineering seat in PESSE , but i don’t know much abt the faculty . Can someone help me please.
    which one of these ( RNSIT, PESSE, SIT, NMAMIT, JSSATE ,DCE, BVBCET, BIT ) colleges is the best regarding faculty,overall development …?
    can anybody reply back as soon as possible.

  32. mahadevaswamy

    is bvbcet better than nie???


    my comdek rank is 13141 which college is best for me in cs branch

  34. RAMYA

    Is NMAMIT a good college based on faculty and placements ???
    is it better than bnmit??? plz reply

  35. shahid

    NMAMIT deserves to be in top 10.its not that recognised but placements are awesome

  36. Garima

    hi zahid!

    how good is the position of amrita school of engineering bangaluru??

  37. mahesh

    how ls acharya nd reva

  38. xyz


    bvbcet is good, it deserves it.. visit it once ul get to noe what level of infrastructure faculty n placement it has. and pesse for it to b ranked higher is the person who was director pesit is the director of pesse now n for placements pesse students come to pesit. n am not sure abt nmamit u need to ask zahid for it to rated high.

  39. Rafeek

    Hi Zaheed,

    The ranking which u have given not correct,please check once again i dont think most of them deserve top positions,see the 29th rank,it should be in top 15.kindly see it

    1. Dilip

      yes i agree…sdmcet shud be in top 15

  40. Naveen

    i m joining srinivas school of eng is it good

    1. xyz

      i dont think so its good.

  41. xyz

    @lork and @haseeb

    the rankings given above includes the colleges which are affiliated to VTU, iisc and mit are deemed universites so they dont come under VTU.

    Also Zahid, the ranking of BNMIT shud have come after SIT tumkur.

    1. bheem

      JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore, should have been before NMAMIT, BMSIT, PESSE, MVIT and DCE, the ranking is hypothetical. Please don’t mislead the aspiring students.

  42. Chethan

    I hav scored 70705 ranking in cet for engineering so i am confused dat ill i get seat in bangalore or wat so please reply for this……

    1. PESITian

      very difficult . . but dont hesitate to apply .

    2. manju

      outsied d banglore is better


      it’s posible to get seat in b’lore but u cant get gd clges okay

  43. Lork

    You missed IISc !

  44. Sunil

    I wants adimission in (mechanical)

  45. xyz

    Dear Zahid,

    I am also karnataka and have done my BE here. The rankings given above are almost exact except the ranking of SIT Tumkur. It shud have been in top 10 atleast if not in top 5. I am not that from college but I know what level of infrastructure and placements, faculties are available der. If possible kindly rate that college better than what it has been now.

    Thank You.

    1. piyush

      how come pesse or nmamit or bvbcet be better than dayanand sagar college of engineering ??

  46. piyush

    the 35 colleges which u ve mentioned in karnataka are these the top 35 and are they ranked in the same order in karnataka… is bvbcet better than nie mysore and mvit???

  47. Mohammed Haseeb

    Where is Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal?

    1. PESITian

      of course! in Manipal! 😀

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