10 Best Colleges in India for Computer Science [Private & Government]

How wonderful to have the whole world of knowledge and information at our fingertips.

Well, this is due to the wonderful applications of Computer Science. This course has become the most wanted course both at graduate and post graduate level in India. Computer Science Engineering (CSE) encapsulates a variety of topics like programming languages, software, hardware, robotics, computation, analysis of algorithms, etc.

In India, there are more than 3800 Computer Science Engineering colleges. Out of these nearly 2005 colleges are private, 323 are government and about 36 are semi-government colleges. They offer BE/B.Tech degree through full-time, part-time, and Distance Learning Programmes.

The colleges are ranked by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Nature Index, India Today, Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), Times Higher Education (THE), etc.

Parameters for Ranking

The ranking organizations shortlist more than 5000 colleges every year and divide them into different groups according to their cumulative scores out of which some are given below:

  • Students’ most preferred choices during choice-locking after the entrance exam
  • Qualities of Faculties
  • Application-to-seat selection ratio
  • Quality accreditation given by NAAC, NBA, NIRF, India Today, etc.
  • Opinions given by experts
  • Feedback by alumni 
Best Colleges in India for Computer Science

The data is then divided into nine clusters and then the colleges are awarded ratings as per the following slab:

RatingScore RatingDescription
AAAAA95-99 percentileExceptional
AAAA+90-94 percentileOutstanding
AAAA80-89 percentileVery Good
AAA+70-79 percentileGood
AAA60-69 percentileAbove Average
AA+50-59 percentileFair
AA40-49 percentileAverage
A+35-39 percentileSatisfactory
A< 35 percentilePass

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Best Private Colleges

CollegeEntrance ExamCollege Fees for 4 years (Approx.)Average SalaryHighest PackageRated byRating
VIT, VelloreVITEEEINR 7.8 Lakhs (Total fee)8.19- LPAINR 1.2 crore PA  1.No.4/218 –India Today 2. No.1 – ARIIA 3. No.1 –NIRF 2022, 2021,2020AAAA+
Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, PilaniBITSATINR 18.8 Lakhs (Total fee)INR 9.2 -13 LPAINR 1.3crore PA1.No.1/238 –India Today 2. No.3 –NIRF 2022AAAA+
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, PatialaJEE MainINR 11- 13 Lakhs (Total fee)INR 9.2 – 13 LPAINR 43 LPA  1.No.6/238 –India Today 2. No.6 –NIRF 2022AAAA+
SRM Engineering College, ChennaiJEE MainINR 10-12 Lakhs (Total fee)INR 9.2 -13 LPA₹29.5 LPA  1.No.8/238 –India Today 2. No.1 – Nature Index 3. No.6 –NIRF 2022AAAA+
Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), BangaloreMET, TNEA INR 14.4 Lakhs (Total fee)INR 9.2 -13 LPA  ₹22.38 LPA  1.No.4/238 –India TodayAAAA+

Best Government Colleges

CollegeEntrance ExamTotal College Fees for 4 years (Approx.)Average SalaryHighest PackageRated byRating
IIT, MadrasJEE Main, JEE AdvancedINR 8.08 L – 8.19 LINR 21.48 LPAINR 1.98 crore PAN0.1- NIRF 2020AAAA
IIT, MumbaiJEE Main, JEE AdvancedINR 8.33 L – 10.39 LINR 22.7 LPAINR 1.8 crore PAN0.3- NIRF 2020,AAAA
IIT, DelhiJEE Main, JEE AdvancedINR 8.47 L – 8.66 LINR 18-19 LPAINR 1.25 crore PAN0.2- NIRF 2020AAAA
IIT, RoorkeeJEE Main, JEE AdvancedINR 8.58 L – 10.71 LINR 12-18 LPAINR 50 LPAN0.6- NIRF 2020AAAA+
NIT, TrichyJEE Main, JEE AdvancedINR 5.63 LINR 17- 22 LPAINR 42 LPAN0.8- NIRF 2020AAAA+


Q1. Why do we consider private and government colleges separately?

Government colleges receive aid in terms of good infrastructure facilities, special grants, and full financial support in terms of loans, scholarships, interest subsidies, technical assistance, insurance, etc. while private colleges have to capitalize on themselves by charging high fees from the students, donations from some private organizations and individuals. They have to struggle to hire expert faculties by paying them handsome salaries.

Q2. What eligibility is required generally for CSE colleges?

Eligibility required for these colleges – 10+2 with PCM and English from a recognized board.

Q3. Which are the top 10 entrance exams conducted to qualify for B.Tech CSE Colleges in India?

The various entrance exams accepted by B.Tech CSE colleges in India are :- JEE Main, TNEA, MHT CET, AP EAMCET, UPSEE, KCET, TS EAMCET, KEAM, GUJCET, COMEDK UGET, etc.

Q4. Are JEE Main and JEE Advance exams compulsory for Computer Science course?

No, it is not compulsory to give JEE for pursuing B. Tech in Computer Engineering. But many colleges and universities require JEE scores for admission. Many universities usually conduct their own entrance exam.

Q5. Is there any Special Offer for admission in such top colleges?

Yes, many colleges offer DIRECT ADMISSION for Class XII Board toppers.

Q6. What skills do a CSE course pursuing candidates must have?

Computer Science Engineering course pursuing candidates must have skills such as:

  • Analytical skills
  • Mathematical and statistical skills
  • Basic web development knowledge
  • Knowledge of algorithms
  • Knowledge of software tools
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Reasoning skills
  • Understanding of software design

Q7. What are the career opportunities after CSE?

Ans: CSE graduates can start their career as a Hardware Engineer, Software Engineer, System Hardware Engineer, Computer Scientist, Data Warehouse Analyst, Database Administrators, Data Mining Engineer, Computer Operator, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Systems Analyst, Computer and Information Research Scientist, Computer Network Architect, Roboticist, Cloud Engineer, UNIX System Administrator, Engineering Support Specialist, Front End Developer, Back End Operator, etc.

Q8. Which companies are the top recruiters of CSE candidates?

Ans: Top recruiters are – Amazon, Tata Consultancy, Big Bazaar, Bosch, Taj Hotels, Toyota, CISCO, Accenture, Cognizant, JSW, Indiamart, Adobe, Cognizant, Infosys Technologies, Microsoft, Wipro, IBM Services, Deloitte, Google, Indian Oil, Reliance, Citibank, Samsung, Yahoo, Jaguar, TATA, Dell, Standard Chartered, Apple, Capgemini, Intel, Uber, Myntra, ONGC, etc. 

Q9. What parameters are used for World University Rankings Methodology?

Ans:  The parameters used for World University Rankings Methodology are- Teaching (30%), Research (30%), Citations (30%), International Outlook (7.5%), and Industry Income (2.5%).


All the CSE colleges in India play an outstanding role in bringing up their students. They leave no stone unturned for the overall growth of their students.

And thus, India’s CSE students receive high regard from US and European countries. We can boast ourselves of having enormous technical power in the world. These students have successfully launched many satellites and have made India self-reliant in many technologies. We are ready to face the super powers of the world.

Apart from all these achievements, still, the Indian government is needed to take crucial steps to tackle the problem of ‘Brain Drain’ which requires immediate attention. The government should develop its infrastructure, salary norms, and publications in this field which is the need of the hour.

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