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Engineering Ranking 2018
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The University System was established in 1857 with three British creations- University of Madras, Calcutta and Bombay. There are 864 Universities, 40026 Colleges, 11669 Stand Alone Institutions listed in AISHE. As per AICTE records, India in 2017-18 has 6447 Institutions offering Engineering & Technology Programmes. The top 8 states in terms of highest number of colleges in India are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh. Apart from the usual classifications as Public & Private, Universities in India are broadly classified as Institutions of National Importance, Central, State, State Private, and Deemed to Be Universities. Colleges, on the other hand are differentiated as Public, Private, Government Aided, Affiliated, and so on. If these classifications were not entangled enough themselves, the system is further plagued by overtly complex regulations governing the formation, financing, and functioning of the regulatory & accreditation authorities such as the UGC, AICTE, NBA, NAAC, and other organizations.

After understanding the circumstances in India, particularly the varying challenges in different States of the country BW has made Engineering rankings easier through the following:

  1. In association with ICARE Ratings BW has designed a comprehensive assessment framework with the purpose of providing high quality, ethical and independent comparison about the quality of engineering and technology schools across the country.
  2. Through multiple interactions with the leading researchers & employers, engineering rankings becomes quick and easy.


As changes in the current educational system need serious thought else the demographic dividend may remain a mirage.

  • With 800 Million persons below 35 years of age, the Indian work force is considered a demographic dividend. However, recent reports about un-employability of Indian youth, particularly in Engineering & Management studies have put a question mark on the real value of this dividend.
  • Poor quality education system has created a serious employability issue. According to various studies over 80% of Indian Engineers are unemployable.
  • By 2027, India will have the world’s largest workforce (between 15 and 64 years) crossing a billion and outpacing China.
  • India has its own set of challenges, with extremely low Gross Enrolment Rate (GER) social inclusion is on top of the agenda.
  • Engineering institutions in India is falling short on indicators like Research Productivity, Innovation & Patents, International Student Enrolment, Research Citations etc. that form bulk of the score across most global ranking frameworks.


Understanding the special circumstances in India & particularly the varying challenges in different States of the country, BW Business World after consultations with seasoned experts from India and abroad and after multiple interactions with the leading academicians, scholars, researchers & employers and in association with ICARE Ratings have conceived and designed a comprehensive assessment framework with the purpose of providing an high quality, ethical, independent comparison of the quality of Engineering & Technology Schools across the Country, based on a set of criteria that apply to Indian higher education and yet is globally flavoured.


  • BW Engineering Rankings is a tool that provide a comprehensive, a detailed look at institutions.
  • Helps in identifying which Universities are performing better in terms of Research Strength, Teaching Excellence, Facilities, Graduate Employability, Social Responsibility, Inclusiveness etc.

We appreciate that Engineering Institutions differ from one another and therefore need to be assessed on a range of categories that recognize distinct strengths.

Individual Departments may also recognize that each student’s need is unique and not all institutions including highest ranked Universities – foster the needs of every student.

Using our tools,

  • It will help Students as well as Parents to select which Engineering Institutions has been ranked the best allowing them to match their interests to the institutions that are strong in the topics that matter to them.
  • Methodology used for our Rankings, on that basis Institutions will be evaluated on different parameters
  • After the assessment, participating institutions will be awarded with an overall Rank depending on the number of points achieved through the evaluation while displaying their key strengths in specific departments which will be done through valuable feedback from the Industry.

Rankings create a competitive spirit and helps in comparing institutions to one another comprehensively and put them in a percentile order. The BW Engineering Rankings 2018 aims to rank institutions based on their performance in individual areas such as Research, Teaching, Internationalization, and Employability so as to display independent strengths. The list of rankings will display the best Engineering Institutions, from top to bottom, based on the total points they get as well as their score and position in the multiple indicators thus creating an fair comparison.BW Engineering Rankings 2018 will judge institutions based on how they perform against each other in a variety of metrics thus reflecting the strengths and weaknesses of an institution in each specific area.

An Engineering Institution that appears low in overall Rankings may score high in individual parameters, and vice versa. This unique system of Rankings can help students identify those institutions which may be a good fit, but which did not appear in the top of the rankings thus providing an opportunity for lesser known institutions and or Specialist Strength Engineering Institutions to shine.


Ranking Parameters


BW Businessworld And BW Education would have two Classifications in engineering rankings:

  1. Engineering University Ranking:
    A University or its Department/School or Constituent College which has Degree Granting Authority
  2. Engineering College Ranking:
    A stand-alone or affiliated institution whose degree is awarded by a University

Weightage given to Parameters

While the Parameters will continue to remain constant, the weightages / percentages will change based on the type of ranking done. For Eg. the percentage for Research will be much higher for a University in comparison to a College.

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