List of Govt Engineering Colleges in Jharkhand

Jharkhand is the land of opportunities in engineering and technology. It is home to mineral wealth, industries and premier educational institutions.  India’s first steel plant was built in Jharkhand, in the township of Jamshedpur, in the pre-independence era. We  present  the top engineering colleges of Jharkhand below:

IIT(ISM), Dhanbad

ISM, (INDIAN SCHOOL OF MINES) Dhanbad was sanctioned  By the British, in response to one of the demands of the Indian National Congress, which was put forth in the year 1901.It was inaugurated by  Lord Irwin ( Viceroy of India) in the year 1926. It was meant to cater to the requirement of qualified manpower for the mining sector in India. It became a Deemed(to be) University in the year 1967. With continuous growth and innovation,  it became the repository of learning and knowledge in the field of engineering and technology, through dedicated research. It has a number of patents to its credit.  It became IIT(ISM) in the year 2016.

The institute is located in Dhanbad, which is the headquarter of the coal mining business. This coal belt provides the critical metallurgical quality coking coal to steel and other metal industries. It is a vast world class campus with latest academic infrastructure. ISM is one of the few academic institutions that award D. Sc. for the academic work of the highest order.

The institute offers 13 B Tech courses of 4-year duration and another  26 M Tech courses in popular streams. Integrated (B Tech + M Tech) course is offered in 5 streams. M B A, M Phil as well as Ph.D. courses are also offered in most of the streams. Admission to B Tech as well as integrated B Tech+MTech courses is made on the basis of JEE(Advanced) rank. The institute has also built collaboration with prestigious academic institutions throughout the world.  It has been entering into the newer streams of interrelated academic disciplines, tuned to the latest industry trends.

From placement and internship point of view, IIT(ISM) is one of the best institutions in India. For 2017 batch (B Tech )  around 77% of eligible students got placed. Some branches got near 100% placements. The best streams were Computers, Mining machinery, Mining engg,  Electronics and communication, Environment engg, Mechanical, Petroleum engineering.

Companies  that   keep visiting  the IIT(ISM) campus  for recruiting  bright students  include:  Google, Airbus, L&T Constrn., Visa, Maruti Suzuki, Exide, Tata Motors, Wipro, Tata Steel, Amazon, IOC, ONGC, BPCL, Wal-Mart  Labs,  Azim  Premjee Foundation, Tata Steel, Goldman Sach and others.

NIT, Jamshedpur

The National Institute of Technology,  Jamshedpur  ( NIT,  Jamshedpur ), is one of the prestigious colleges of Jharkhand State.  It has been declared as “ Institute of National Importance”.It was founded by the Govt. in 1960, at Adityapur locality of a township of Jamshedpur, when it was part of Bihar State. Then it became one of the eight prestigious regional engineering colleges of the country. It was transformed into an  NIT in 2002 and declared a deemed to be University. It is directly controlled by  Central Govt. through MHRD.

The college offers B Tech degree courses in seven disciplines and numerous  PG courses (such as MSc, MCA and as M Tech) as well as Ph. D.  The B Tech  Admission is carried out on the basis of all India rank in JEE(Advanced).Admission to PG courses is conducted on the basis of GATE score and Common entrance for MCA( NIT MCA ). Placement continues to be good in Computer science and engineering whereas in many other streams placement is not so great.  The institute is able to attract good faculty.

National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology (NIFFT) Ranchi

The NIFFT, Ranchi was founded by Central Govt. in 1966, with UNDP-UNESCO assistance and collaboration, in Ranchi,  now the capital of Jharkhand State.   It conducts   B Tech, M Tech  Advanced diploma as well as  Ph. D. programs related to the foundry, forging as well as many other disciplines.  UG programs are offered in two streams, whereas PG courses are offered in four different specializations.

Admission for B Tech courses is conducted on the basis of all India JEE ranking. M Tech admissions are based on Gate score. The institute is controlled by MHRD. Good faculty, as well as lab facility, have been provided in the institute. Placement record of the institute continues to be good as more than 75% students get placement. The campus has modern infrastructure and very good learning environment.

BIT Sindri, Dhanbad

Birsa Institute of Technology (BIT), Sindri was established by the state govt.  as the College of Mech. and Elect. Engg in the year 1949 in the capital city of  Patna. A year later it was relocated to Sindri. Now the institute is approved by AICTE. It is one of the reputed colleges in eastern India. It is offering 10 UG courses and 6 postgraduate courses. Placement cell is active for organizing the placement of final year students. Percentage of students getting placed is not very high. But reputed companies visit the campus for recruitment. The college has good infrastructure as well as qualified faculty. It is affiliated to the Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh.

University College of Engineering and Technology, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh

UCET, Hazaribagh was established in 2009. It offers UG courses in four streams. It is approved by AICTE. It is a part of Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag, which was established in 1992.The college has a good campus. Admission is conducted on the basis of rank in JCECE Jharkhand combined entrance competitive examination.

Training and placement cell  provides placement guidance to students.

Engineering  colleges under Public Private Partnership

Following  colleges were started under Public-Private partnership between Techno India Kolkata and Govt of Jharkhand:

The institutes are approved by AICTE.NewDelhi.  They offer 5 UG courses in engineering in each college. Admission is given on the basis of stat level  J.C.E.C.E. Some institutional seats are available to private  PPP  partner.


The top engineering colleges of Jharkhand have the advantages of eminent faculty, modern campuses with the latest infrastructure. Many of them have reasonably good placement record.

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