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:

Rating Score Rating Description
AAAAA 95-99 percentile Exceptional
AAAA+ 90-94 percentile Outstanding
AAAA 80-89 percentile Very Good
AAA+ 70-79 percentile Good
AAA 60-69 percentile Above Average
AA+ 50-59 percentile Fair
AA 40-49 percentile Average
A+ 35-39 percentile Satisfactory
A < 35 percentile Pass

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Best Private Colleges

College Entrance Exam College Fees for 4 years (Approx.) Average Salary Highest Package Rated by Rating
VIT, Vellore VITEEE INR 7.8 Lakhs (Total fee) 8.19- LPA INR 1.2 crore PA   1.No.4/218 –India Today 2. No.1 – ARIIA 3. No.1 –NIRF 2022, 2021,2020 AAAA+
Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani BITSAT INR 18.8 Lakhs (Total fee) INR 9.2 -13 LPA INR 1.3crore PA 1.No.1/238 –India Today 2. No.3 –NIRF 2022 AAAA+
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala JEE Main INR 11- 13 Lakhs (Total fee) INR 9.2 – 13 LPA INR 43 LPA   1.No.6/238 –India Today 2. No.6 –NIRF 2022 AAAA+
SRM Engineering College, Chennai JEE Main INR 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 2022 AAAA+
Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Bangalore MET, TNEA  INR 14.4 Lakhs (Total fee) INR 9.2 -13 LPA   ₹22.38 LPA   1.No.4/238 –India Today AAAA+

Best Government Colleges

College Entrance Exam Total College Fees for 4 years (Approx.) Average Salary Highest Package Rated by Rating
IIT, Madras JEE Main, JEE Advanced INR 8.08 L – 8.19 L INR 21.48 LPA INR 1.98 crore PA N0.1- NIRF 2020 AAAA
IIT, Mumbai JEE Main, JEE Advanced INR 8.33 L – 10.39 L INR 22.7 LPA INR 1.8 crore PA N0.3- NIRF 2020, AAAA
IIT, Delhi JEE Main, JEE Advanced INR 8.47 L – 8.66 L INR 18-19 LPA INR 1.25 crore PA N0.2- NIRF 2020 AAAA
IIT, Roorkee JEE Main, JEE Advanced INR 8.58 L – 10.71 L INR 12-18 LPA INR 50 LPA N0.6- NIRF 2020 AAAA+
NIT, Trichy JEE Main, JEE Advanced INR 5.63 L INR 17- 22 LPA INR 42 LPA N0.8- NIRF 2020 AAAA+


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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