Top Government Engineering Colleges in HP

Engineering courses are the most opted technical graduation course in India. Usually, a student having science with mathematics in his 12th academics is naturally attracted towards it. However, it’s not that easy to pursue engineering. There are so many challenges that you will have to face to pursue it in the field of your interest. One of the common challenging factors is choosing an appropriate engineering college and knowing what is there for you.

 If you are from Himachal Pradesh and want to know about the government engineering college available in your state, you are here at the right place. Today will provide you appropriate and accurate information regarding government colleges of Himachal Pradesh and will list them so that you can choose an appropriate B.E/B.Tech college and try to get into it.

Indian Institute Of Technology, Mandi

The name itself stands for the quality of technical courses. IIT Mandi is a government authorized engineering college. The institution is declared autonomous and was established in 2009, Feb 24th. IIT Roorkee is its mentor and in the beginning, the classes were offered at the temporary campus in Roorkee.

The institution is considered as one of the best and top engineering college located in Himachal Pradesh. The permanent campus is spread over 565 acres at Kamand, Mandi. Also, the institution is rated with AAA+ Grade that stands for excellence. The admission criteria is based on IIT JEE Mains and Advanced Exam. The rank and marks scored in this entrance exam academic is considered while admitting students. The college offers various B.E./B.Tech course and excellent facilities to learn and apply technical skills. The campus placement is extremely great here. The campus offers 100% placement to the students and adds more and more companies to its campus recruiters list.

National Institute Of Technology, Hamirpur.

NIT Hamirpur is one of the finest government Engg college that Himachal Pradesh has. The institution was established in 1986 as regional engineering college of Hamirpur. Indian government and state government of Himachal Pradesh both were involved in its establishment. It is funded and administered by MHRD.

The institution offers engineering and technology courses in various branches and streams. World Bank ranked it as the best NIT college on the basis of its infrastructure in 2007. Also, the institute is awarded AAA grade which is a great achievement for the campus. Admission criteria is based on IIT JEE Mains exam score and rank. JEE entrance exam is the only way to get into NIT Hamirpur.

 The placement scenarios are great here. There is a big list of companies like Reliance, Afcons Infrastructure, Alstom, Analytics Quotients etc. that visit campus for placement activities. Last year, the highest package offered was around 27 lakhs annually and minimum package offered was around  5 lakhs per annum.

University Institute of Information Technology, Shimla

UIIT Shimla is a government college that is known to offer the excellent course and academic facilities in the field of engineering and technology. The institution is active since 2000 July 11th. The institution is mainly famous for offering excellent IT academics. The admissions are accepted through annually conducted entrance exam called UIIT exam. The marks and rank of the respective students are considered to admit and a lot of engineering branches here.

The placement scenario is great here for IT department and fair for other branches and departments. Also, the packages offered are decent here. Companies like Infosys, GlobalLogic, Sapient, Accenture, Cognizant, Oracle, Satyam, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, NexTag are some of the reputed companies that visit this campus to hire fresh graduates.

Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar

JNGEC Sundernagar a government funded and authorized government engineering college affiliated to HimTU ( Himachal Pradesh Technical University). The institution got AICTE approval in 2006 and mainly offer the course in the textile and mechanical, ECE and Civil engineering. The institution is spread over 2.6726 hectares of land and has excellent facilities required for appropriate technical education. Also, the institution is ranked 121 among all the other colleges on the basis of popularity.

The admission is accepted via JEE exam and HPCET entrance test.  The branches are allotted to the respective students on the basis of their score and rank in these two competitive entrance exam tests. Placement scenarios are not that great here. However, the institution has separate placement cell that is trying really hard to add the number of companies to the recruiter’s list.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Govt Institute of Engineering & Technology

As the name suggests, the institution is a tribute to late Atal Bihari Bajpai. ABVGIET Shimla is a government engineering college affiliated to HimTU and approved by AICTE, Delhi. The institution is located at Pragati Nagar, Kotkhai, Himachal Pradesh, and was established in 2011. The institution is funded and administered by the HP state government and know to offer great academic course and facilities to deserving students.

The admission in all the engineering branches is accepted via IIT JEE and HPCET exam. Placement scenario is struggling and fluctuating here. There only a few companies that use to visit campus. However, the institution organizes so many off-campus placements drives to place the students.

Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College, Kangra

Established in 2014, its another finest engineering college by HP Government that is offering great engineering education and courses from last 4 years. RGGEC Kangra is a newly established college that is trying really hard to make a mark in the educational engineering field and succeeding in its mission. The institution is affiliated to HIMTU and approved by AICTE, Delhi. The institution offer engineering courses in several core engineering branches including mechanical and electrical engineering branches.

There is no rank given to this institution but with time its gaining popularity among students. Admission criteria is based on HPCET and accept admission only through it. JEE score is also considered for admitting students in engineering branches. The placement percentage is growing here with time. Considering 2017 placement, more than 65% of the total students were placed with decent packages.

Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Engineering College Jeori

established in 2015, the institution is a tribute to the father of nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. It’s another newly established institution affiliated to HimTU and approved by AICTE, Delhi. MGGEC Jeori is a growing institution and gaining popularity with time. The first batch will get pass out in 2019 so we will have to wait to see the kind of placement opportunities it will offer.

The institution offer courses in both core and non-core engineering branches. The admission criteria is completely based on HPCET. There is not much information available yet, but soon we will update you with other information regarding this institution.


That’s the list of top govt engineering colleges available in Himachal Pradesh. Hope you like the content and best of luck for your engineering goals.

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