The Top 5 Engineering Institutes in Punjab

Punjab has grown to become one of the national hubs of education in the country, and its prominence comes from being a quality oriented educational destination in Northern India. There is an abundance of engineering institutes in Punjab, and numerous universities, both old and new, are listed amongst the top engineering institutes in the Punjab region.

This article enlists the universities/colleges that have established themselves and set a benchmark in the educational sector for their Engineering courses.

NIT Punjab

NIT Jalandhar was established in 1987 and has the status of a deemed university. The Institute offers its courses in B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc., MBA and Ph.D. programmes in several disciplines of Engineering, Technology and Sciences. The institute is still growing and is doing its best to live upto the name of a NIT*. One can find engineering courses such as Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE), Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Textile Technology (TT), and Biotechnology (BT). Admission to B.Tech courses is based on the score obtained in JEE (MAIN) exam and secure at least 75% marks in class 12th from any recognized board of India. Students belonging to reserved category can avail reservation benefits in terms of cut off mark and seats.

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology is one the oldest and finest institutes founded in the year 1956. It is spread across an area of 250 acres. This university has established itself as a hub for developing highly-qualified and talented minds which promise to lead the way to technological advancements in the near future. It is also among the top innovation-driven universities of the country. With the heritage it has, TIET has its standard pedagogy and adheres to it. Due the respected heritage and the consistency of the quality of their students, the university attracts numerous esteemed brands to come for the placements at the university; Texas, Microsoft, and Infosys to name a few. In order to take admission in this university, you must clear the JEE Mains. Once you qualify and clear the eligibility criteria for admission, you will be called for a personal counseling session along with your documents for verification.  

Lovely Professional University

Though LPU is one of the newer universities, it has established a niche for itself among private universities in India. LPU is well connected with numerous national and international academic institutions to prepare their students as global citizens. When it comes to the CSE discipline under B. Tech, many of its students are working in top fortune 500 companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple and etc. LPU offers engineering courses such as B. Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Automobile Engineering, Food Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and so on.

In order to apply for the B. Tech programme at LPU, you must appear for its entrance test i.e., LPU-NEST. To know more, visit

PEC University

Another worthy option for engineering is the PEC University; with a respectable status of “deemed to be”, it is affiliated to Punjab University. The university is located in Chandigarh and has a total area of 146 acres. It follows the similar academic and administrative procedures as followed in the IIT’s. It offers courses such as Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering. Your admission in PEC will be decided on the basis of your scores in JEE Main. 

IIT Ropar

IIT Ropar is considerably one of the top institutes in not only Punjab, but the whole of India as it is highly motivated to create an impact on the world by preparing its students to lead the technological revolution. The Institute has ongoing academic and research collaborations with many national and international universities in order to keep pace with expanding frontiers of knowledge. Presently, this institute offers various bachelors and masters engineering programs such as Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Institute also offers M.S(R) programme in the disciplines like Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Your admission at IIT Ropar is based on the marks obtained in JEE advanced. After you’ve cleared the JEE advanced, you will be called for a personal counseling session.

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