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The best option for a candidate with 60% marks in 10+2 and the aptitude for this line is to clear the IIT JEE to get admission in any one of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology located at Mumbai, New Delhi, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Chennai, Roorkee and Guwahati as also Banaras Hindu University and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

The next best option is admission in any one of the 18 National Institutes of Technology (NIT) located in different States (Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal).

There is yet another opening for 10+2 students with Physics, Chemistry, Maths & English to try their luck in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE in April / May every year for admission to BE / B.Tech / B.Arch. / B. Planning Programmes for admission to various participating universities and institutions.

Since the 10+2 conducted by CBSE is held in March, the candidates aspiring to clear AIEEE (All India Engineering / Architecture Entrance Examination) have to send their forms provisionally in February itself, subject to their fulfilling the eligibility conditions at the time of appearing for counselling.

Candidates opting for BE / B.Tech have to appear in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, while those opting for B.Arch / B. Planning have to clear Aptitude Test & Mathematics.

Top Destinations for Engineering Programmes after 10+2

There are no two opinions regarding the top most engineering institutes. They are none other than the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT’s). There are seven IITs located in different parts of the country. These are, namely, IIT – Kharagpur (West Bengal), IIT – Kanpur (UP), IIT – Delhi, IIT – Roorkee (Uttarakhand), IIT – Bombay (Maharashtra), IIT – Guwahati (Assam) and IIT – Madras (Tamil Nadu).

You judge on whatever parameters quality of faculty or infrastructure or per student expenditure or teacher – student ratio they are at the top. The Indian Institutes of Technology ate institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament.

These Institutes play a leading role in technological manpower development and have research programmes comparable to the best in the world. The admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes for all Indian and Foreign nationals at these institutions are made through the Joint Entrance Examination (IIT – JEE).

Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (IT – BHU), Varanasi is one of the oldest institutions devoted to education in various Engineering disciplines. The Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, a deemed university, is the oldest institution of its kind in India.

The admissions to the undergraduate programmes at these institutions are also made through JEE.

All these institutions are known for providing quality education in science and technology and for research in frontier areas. The environment at these institutions is highly conducive for :

  • Building a solid foundation of knowledge.
  • Development of personality.
  • Confidence building.
  • Pursuit of excellence and self – discipline.
  • Enhancement of creativity through motivation and drive, which helps to prepare for the professional and social life. Today, alumni of these institutions occupy key positions in industry and academia in India and abroad.

Each Institute has well – equipped modern laboratories, a state – of – the – art library and computer networks. The selected candidates live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment. The teaching methods rely on direct personal contact between the teacher and the students.

Living in such an environment with people having similar goals and aspirations is an exciting experience during one’s academic life.

Credit – based academic programmes offer flexibility to progress at a student’s own pace. A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction is English. These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelor’s Degree in a number of engineering, technological and scientific disciplines.

The IITs have been well – funded and enjoy a fair amount of academic autonomy. These have helped them in reaching the position they are at today. Among the IITs, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is considered the best. It provides PCs (Personal Computers) in every hostel room, online teaching materials, state – of – the – art laboratories, etc.

Thus, it tops the Best 10 List of Engineering Institutes across the country. IIT – Kanpur comes a close second. The main reason for their tremendous performance is the faculty, which makes the IITs stand out from the rest of the engineering colleges and institutes.

The faculty at IITs is recruited mainly on the basis of their research strength which enhances their knowledge and helps them in becoming better teachers.

There are other top institutes which come very close to the IITs, like BITS Pilani, Anna University as well as National Institutes of Technology (NITs) at Tiruchirappalli and Surathkal. Due to the quality of the programmes and placements, these institutes attract students from across the country.