How to Choose the Best Engineering College for Specific Courses?

The DTE (Directorate of Technical Education), the authority responsible for conducting TNEA 2020 (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions, a centralized admission procedure for the B. Tech. courses in Tamil Nadu) has reportedly received around 1.14 lakh applications this year. As engineering aspirants from all over Tamil Nadu await their engineering counseling (to be held for general candidates between September 17 and October 6), you might still be one of the many students who remain undecided as to what college would be the best for them. No worries, though, because we have rounded up a detailed list of things that would help you figure out the best possible college for yourself!

How to Choose the Right Engineering College?

Choosing the best engineering college for yourself can be a fairly weighty task, especially with the sheer number of options out there. It’s very important for you to consider a range of features before deciding on a particular college, so here’s a quick step-by-step guide to help you figure out the best engineering college for you:

  1. Picking a Specific Engineering Course: The first step for you is to choose the engineering stream you’d want to go for. Decide on a course you’d be driven to pursue before choosing a college, and along with that, choose one or two other streams just in case you don’t get into the course you had primarily picked.

Now, we know choosing a course is not as easy as it sounds. So if you still can’t make up your mind about which streams to choose, the good news is that we can offer a solution! GUVI offers many certification courses on Machine learningAutoCAD Computational ThinkingSolidworks, and more tech spcific courses that you can take to  get a feel for the coursework of different engineering streams, explore course concepts in depth, and see what suits you best! Our courses are also for everyone to take, no matter if you are a fresher, already enrolled in a particular stream, or a graduate, and since they are all professional in nature and designed to prepare you for employment, we are confident you’d find them beneficial.

  1. Note Down Your Expectations of a College: Next, you’d want to make a list of things you want out of your university based on your goals and expectations. Some elements you’d want to consider would be:
  • The course curriculum
  • The quality of the faculty
  • The placement stats
  • The tuition fees and whether financial aid/scholarships are provided
  • Location
  • Travel expenses
  • The experience of the student body and community
  1. Do Not Choose A College Based on Just Its Brand name: Keep in mind that you can’t be choosing a college just based on its reputation or accreditations. A particular college might be known well and wide for its incredible computer engineering department, but that does not mean you’ll find its electrical engineering department to be just as good. So while considering colleges, make sure you are checking out the details of the departments you want to enroll in.  
  1. Shortlist According to Your Criteria: Now that you have a comprehensive list of your priorities and expectations out of a college, you can use it as a basis to evaluate a number of top engineering colleges and shortlist a few that fit your conditions.


  1. Find Out What Kind of Scores You’d Require: Since the TNEA authority conducts the engineering counseling based on the percentages candidates have had in 10+2 examinations, find out the cut-off marks for your chosen universities over the past three to five years and make sure your marks in the 10+2 examination is competent and you are eligible to apply to those top engineering colleges.
  1. Do Additional Research: So now you have a list of best engineering colleges you want to apply to. What next? You can always find out more about your chosen few colleges by communicating with the alumni body (the easiest way to do that is through social media) and attending any virtual/physical info sessions the university holds.

Top Engineering Courses:

Already decided on a course? Great! But in case you haven’t yet, we have rounded up some top engineering courses, available in the best engineering colleges, that provide you with great opportunities in terms of further studies after your B. Tech. and career options within India and beyond!

  • Computer Engineering: The most popular course option among fresh high school graduates, this course focuses on the computing systems and their applicability in non-virtual fields and systems.
  • Civil Engineering: One of the traditional and oldest areas of study in engineering, the objective of civil engineering is to analyse the planning and construction of physical structures. Civil engineering is not to be confused with architectural studies, although they might seem similar in nature.
  • Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical engineering is one of the two basic engineering streams that attract a majority of engineering aspirants every year- the other being electrical engineering. Mechanical engineering covers everything related to the manufacturing and operating of all physical machines and systems we use.
  • Electrical Engineering: This stream, as the title suggests, focuses on the study of electrical mechanisms and appliances.
  • Biotechnology: A stream that spans several areas of study in both the biological sciences and engineering, biotechnology is all about the various utilizations of living beings in the engineering of medicine and technology, among other things.
  • Chemical Engineering: Chemical engineering combines the study of chemistry and biology with the more common subjects engineering courses cover (e.g. physics and mathematics), and focuses on the mechanism and manufacturing of devices that use chemical reactions in their functioning.

The Best Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu

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539 institutes from all over Tamil Nadu will be taking part in the TNEA 2020 counseling. Since candidates would have to select their specific courses and institutes of choice during the counselling process, you’d want to find out more about the participating institutes, previous years’ cut-off marks etc. before making a decision on the best engineering college in Tamil nadu for you. So don’t forget to check out the official website to find out more in detail about the best engineering colleges and the TNEA counseling procedure in general.

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