It is no secret that Indians love engineering and India offers a huge list of Engineering colleges to choose from. There is the Indian Institute of Technology which is known worldwide for its high quality of education and the best teaching personals the country has to offer. One has to clear the JEE advanced to get into any of the IITs. Then there is the National Institute of Technology which is almost as good as any engineering college the world has to offer. The qualifying exam for NIT is the JEE mains. But what is astonishing is that West Bengal is home to both, considering the fact that Eastern India has the lowest number of engineering colleges in India. Almost all of them is in West Bengal which is home to some of the best engineering colleges in India.
West Bengal, beautifully located between the foothills of The Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal is a land of much historical significance. The capital city, Kolkata has a rustic yet elegant charm about it which almost makes you wonder if you could justify the English for crossing the oceans and conquering our lands. Once a capital of the British Raj and an important trading post for the East India Company the city retains its architectural and cultural remnants the past. The likes of Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge and the annual Durga Puja celebrated with flair in the city provides a visual spectacle for anyone who wishes to spend a few years here. The presence of the Sundarbans provides the state with a network of marine streams and mangrove forests. It takes pride in being home to the Royal Bengal Tiger and has been named as a UNESCO world heritage site.
The state with its communist and intellectual background was always home to fine Institutions across all educational domains. The Fine arts, theatre and Journalism background of the state is well known all across the country. Now it can also credit itself to being one of the top B-Tech destinations for students in India. The wide range of colleges offers courses in both domain specific and unconventional streams of engineering. Over the years the state has seen a rise in the number of private engineering colleges as well. The top four based on a quality of education, faculties and placements are:
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
- Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
- Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah
- National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
- Some of the other best engineering colleges in West Bengal include but are not limited to:
- Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
- Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia
- Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
- Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia
- National Power Training Institute, Durgapur
- Maulana Abul Klam University of Technology, Kolkata
The face of education in West Bengal is changing and engineering has a really huge role to play in it. The land of Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray is now on the way to being an integral part of the Indian technological revolution. Kolkata is one of the largest and most attractive Indian cities and has a lot of history to offer anyone that visits her. One can say without a doubt that West Bengal is now home to some of the top engineering colleges in India. Any student wishing to graduate in engineering should have West Bengal in the list of places where they would like to do their schooling.