The state of Tamil Nadu has been a pioneer in the Sciences stream of higher education. Many eminent and revered scientists are alumni of the best engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. The applicants for this examination have begun to conduct thorough research on the colleges that will accept the JEE Main 2020 score as part of their admission procedure. 

We take a look at the top 10 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu that accept the JEE Main score – 

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli

Formerly known as Regional Engineering College, the National Institute of Technology of Tiruchirapalli is one of the 31 established National Institutes of Technology. It is a co-educational and autonomous institute that offers 10 undergraduate and 28 postgraduate programs to its students. 

The institute boasts of these high-class facilities – 

  • Separate boys and girls hostels
  • Gymnasium
  • Sports arena
  • Laboratories
  • IT Infrastructure
  • High-speed Internet available throughout the campus
  • Swimming pool
  • Convenience stores
  • Bank facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Hospital
  • Private and public transport 

The institute is ranked 10th in India according to NIRF in the engineering sector. 

Shanmugha Arts Science Technology Research and Academy, Thanjavur

Spread over 232 acres and housing over 10,000 students along with 700 teaching staff, SASTRA (Shanmugha Arts Science Technology Research and Academy), Thanjavur, achieved the “deemed university” status in 2001. The institution has been re-accredited with the highest ‘A’ grade by the NAAC. It offers undergraduate degree courses in the form of B. Tech, B. Sc., and B. CA along with postgraduate degree courses in the form of M. Tech, M. Sc., and M. CA.

Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore

The Amrita School of Engineering in Coimbatore is a part of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, a university that has 6 campuses in three Indian states and is managed by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. It has been ranked as one of the best engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) formulated by the HRD Ministry of the Government of India.   

All undergraduate students of the institute are encouraged to participate in enriching projects that are conducted with students from all around the world. The institute has a healthy student exchange program with the many Ivy League colleges in the USA. 

Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram

The IIITDM in Kancheepuram, Chennai is one of the Indian Institutes of National Importance and was founded in 2007. It has been ranked 197 by the NIRF in 2019 and is one of the best engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu that accepts JEE Main scores for admission.    

The students who wish to apply for one of the many courses offered by this Institute must pass the JEE Main 2020 examination along with scoring a minimum of 75% in their XII Board examinations.

The tuition fee for General and OBC candidate students is Rs. 70,300. This fee is exempt for SC/ST students. However, all the students who are availing hostel facilities must pay the full of Rs. 29,200.

Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode

The Bannari Amman Institute of Technology at Erode is one of the best engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu with NIRF ranking it at 98th in India. It also has an ‘A’ accreditation given by the NAAC. It is one of the very few colleges in India that has achieved a 100% placement for the third consecutive year. Although it is a privately-owned college, its undergraduate courses comprise of more than 150 seats each and cost a relatively low amount of Rs. 2.20 lakh on an average. 

Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Virudhunagar

The Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (KARE), situated in Virudhunagar, was founded by the Kalasalingam Anandam Ammal Charities in 1984. It was formerly known as Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering. It is the first institution in India to have introduced a special B. Tech undergraduate program in Engineering for students who have speech and hearing disabilities.

The size of its campus is a massive 163 acres and houses 6972 students along with 520 teaching staff at once. It has been re-accredited with an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC and achieved its “deemed university” status in 2006.

Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur

The Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu is the premier institution for research and education in the food processing sector and comes under the purview of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India. 

It offers these courses – 

  • B. Tech in Food Engineering and Technology (60 seats; Rs. 5.09 lakh)
  • M. Tech in Food Process Engineering, and Food Science and Technology (20 seats; Rs. 2.46 lakh)
  • Ph. D in Food Process Engineering (10 seats; Rs. 3.18 lakh)

Noorul Islam Centre For Higher Education, Kanyakumari

The Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education is a ‘deemed university’ at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. It has been given the highest accreditation of ‘A’ grade by the NAAC. The students who successfully pass their JEE Main 2020 examination can opt for this prestigious institution that offers undergraduate as well as postgraduate engineering degree courses like B.E, B. Tech, M.E, M. Tech, B. Sc, M. Sc, and M. CA. 

Velammal College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvallur

The Velammal College of Engineering and Technology at Thiruvallur is an ‘A’ grade accredited private institution that offers B.E, B. Tech, M.E, and M. Tech courses in engineering. The fee structure for these courses is a relatively low amount of Rs. 1.20 lakh on an average. 

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram Campus

The SRM Institute of Science and Technology Ramapuram Campus is a part of the SRM University in Chennai. It offers various courses in the engineering field and is spread over 5 acres. Its biggest advantage is that renowned companies like TCS, Wipro, L&T, and Accenture are the primary recruiters for its final year students. 

The students appearing for JEE Main exam must select their engineering college after thorough research so they get maximum results from their hard work.

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