by Mohana Priya


Andhra Pradesh is one of the most popular destinations for engineering colleges. Many people come from other States to pursue an education in colleges in Andhra Pradesh. Here are some of the top engineering colleges which are located in Andhra Pradesh based on multiple ranking factors.

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Top 10 Engineering Colleges In Andhra Pradesh

#1 Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College

First self-financed Engineering College in composite state of Andhra Pradesh established in the year 1977 and first private college to offer PG Programmes in engineering in Andhra Pradesh in the year 1998.Offering 7 UG (B.Tech) Courses with intake of 1140, 9 M.Tech (Specialisations) -180, MBA-60, MCA-60. Total Sudent Strength in the campus- 5700.Autonomous College by UGC since 2006 & extended for 10 years, upto 2027-28 without visit to the college, first in A.P.Funded with Rs. 6 Crores by World Bank and MHRD under TEQIP-II S.C.1.2 (Scaling up of PG Education and Demand Driven R,D & I).

Top 10 Engineering Colleges In Andhra Pradesh

NIRF Ranking- The college is ranked among the top 200 engineering institutions in the country for the lass three consecutive years and got a rank of 171 in 2019.

The College obtained ISO 9001:2000 certification initially in the year 2004 and has been renewing it. Subsequently, the college received ISO 9001:2015 certification after achieving autonomous status.Recognized as ‘Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO)’ by DSIR, MST Government of India since August, 2017

AICTE-CII Survey- Received Platinum Award in years 2017, 2018 & 2019 as a Best Industry Linked Technical Institute.

NPTEL/SWAYM- The institute secured AAA ranking and all India 7th position for the participation by students and faculty.Only private college select for MARGADARSHAN scheme by AICTE in A.P. and Telangana.333 + Total Faculty with 115 Ph.D.s, 100 pursuing Ph.D.s.Strong Alumni Base- support in the form of Scholarships for academically bright and needy students, Student Research & Innovation.

Majority of Senior Faculty members have visited foreign universities in various countries for presenting research papers in Canada, Australia, Germany, Malaysia, USA, Japan, China, Austria, Switzerland, Russia and Singapore.

Collaboration with 7 foreign universities in USA and Australia.60 MoUs with Industry Partners and Internship in 130 Companies. Adjudged as one of the Best Engineering Colleges in the Country by National Survey agencies such as Out Look, Data Quest, Competitive Success Review, Careers 360 and Higher Education Review etc.In house hostel accommodation to 600 students.

NCC- The college houses 1 (A) EME COY NCC. The cadets of the college unit have been securing many medals and prize at various training campus. The cadets have been participating in activities like Trekking, Mountaineering. Apart from regular NCC activities, the cadets participate in various service oriented activities.

NSS- The College was selected for the prestigious “Unnata Bhara Abhyan” Scheme under the aegis of MHRD & AICTE to serve 5 villages i.e. China Ogirala, Kasaranenivaripalem, Chodavaram, Kanuru and Ammenapuram. Received appreciating award for blood donation from Hon’ble Governor, Sri E S L Narasimhan, ‘Savior of Life’ award from Red Cross Society, ‘Chatrapati Award’ from Shivaji Foundation and prizes for ‘Digital India’ and in NSS youth festival. 42% of power required for the college needs is generated using 400 kWp roof top solar plant installed with an investment of Rs. 2 Crores.

#2 Sagi Ramakrishnam Raju Engineering College

It was formed in the 1980s to provide a better quality technical education to students. The college is located on a 30 acres plot in Chinna-Amiram on the Bhimavaram – Juvvalapalem state highway, 2 miles from Bhimavaram town, that is well known as “Second Bardoli” and is famous for “Pancharamas” (Somaramam). It was founded in the year 1980 by donations from Sagi Rama Krishnam Raju.

Top 10 Engineering Colleges In Andhra Pradesh

The college was accorded permanent affiliation by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada from 2017 for four-year degree courses. The college was registered under the section 2 (f) of the UGC Act and it is eligible to receive central assistance under section 12 (b) of UGC. The College is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Institution of Engineers and accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The college has 6 departments which includes Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Civil Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Electronics & Communication Engineering.

#3 G Pulla Reddy Engineering College

G.Pulla Reddy Engineering College is the brainchild of Late Sri G.Pulla Reddy, (popularly known as Sweets Pulla Reddy in A.P.) the renowned philanthropist and a great humanist. Established in 1984-85, it is one of the earliest private engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh state. GPREC has been functioning as an autonomous institution since 2006.

Top 10 Engineering Colleges In Andhra Pradesh

The college is being managed by G. Pulla Reddy Charities trust, Hyderabad. The trust was instituted by late Sri G.Pulla Reddy Garu in 1977 with the motto of rendering service to the society. The trust has established many educational institutions, hospitals, orphanages, respite homes and other social welfare organizations in various parts of Andhra Pradesh State. G.Narayanamma Institute of Technology & Science (GNITS) – Hyderabad, G.Pulla Reddy College of Pharmacy – Hyderabad, G.Pulla Reddy Dental College – Kurnool are some of the other institutions being managed by this trust.

#4 Narasaraopeta Engineering College

Established in 1998, Narasaraopeta Engineering College, the first technical education institution in the region, has been excelling in research and entrepreneurship ever since its inception. In the last two decades, it has given hundreds of engineers and leaders to the nation.

Narasaraopeta Engineering College

Narasaraopeta Engineering College

With this success, NEC is scripting a new history for the country’s technological prowess and emerging as one of the finest technical colleges in the country. At Narasaraopeta Engineering College, we believe in the views on education expressed by the likes of Henry Ford – Education is preeminently a matter of quality, not amount – and strive to adhere to those views.

#5 Gudlavalleru Engineering College

Gudlavalleru Engineering College is the vision of Late Sri Vallurupalli Venkata Rama Seshadri Rao, the man behind the college. It was started in the year 1998 by the AANM & VVRSR Educational Society with an intake of 180 students, and the current intake is 1200 in UG B.Tech and 186 in PG M.Tech and MBA.

Top 10 Engineering Colleges In Andhra Pradesh

#6 Raghu Engineering College (Autonomous)

Located in the lush green outskirts of the city of destiny Visakhapatnam, and established as the brainchild of the renowned academician Sri Raghu Kalidindi in year 2001, Raghu Engineering College is sprawling across over 50 acres of campus area and is perched on NH-43 in dakamarri village, Bheemunipatnam mandal, and is just 37 kilometers from Visakhapatnam, less than 15 kilometers from Vizianagaram and is only 5 kilometers from Thagarapuvalasa.

Top 10 Engineering Colleges In Andhra Pradesh

The college is approved by AICTE New Delhi and is permanently affiliated to JNTU-K and is also accredited by NBA and NAAC with “A”Grade and was given the status of Autonomous in the year 2017 by UGC.

#7 Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, Tirupati

Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College was established in 1996 with an initial intake of 180 students to serve the cause of technical education in the backward region of Rayalaseema. The intake has increased exponentially to 2112 in 2017-18. The College now offers 8 B.Tech programs; 8 M.Tech programs; MCA Program; and 3 Doctoral Programs. AICTE has also accorded permission for 2nd Shift Polytechnic from the academic year 2009-10 and presently 5 Diploma courses are being offered. Today, Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College is one of the largest, most admired and sought after Institutions in Andhra Pradesh. The College is located in a sprawling campus of about 30 acres, amidst sylvan surroundings with aesthetically built infrastructure. The College is approved by AICTE and affiliated to JNTU Ananthapuramu. The College has been accorded Autonomous Status by the UGC, New Delhi in 2010-11 which was extended for six years (from 2016-17 to 2021-22).
Top 10 Engineering Colleges In Andhra Pradesh

The College is known for its quality initiatives which is amply reflected in accreditations by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for UG & PG programmes, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘A’ Grade and many multinational organizations such as TCS, WIPRO & IBM. The College is successfully implementing TEQIP-II under Sub-component 1.1: Strengthening Institutions to improve Learning Outcomes and Employability of Graduates, funded by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. The College has been accorded “UGC-Colleges with Potential for Excellence” status under CPE Scheme by UGC, New Delhi. It also has been accorded ‘PLATINUM’ category by CII-AICTE Survey; and was conferred with ‘A’ Grade by Department of Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh. The college participated in National Institution Ranking Frame Work (NIRF), 2017 and stood within the Rank Bank: 151-200. SIEMENS established 6 State-of-the art t-SDI laboratories. The Vision and Mission of Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College enable the Management to develop the students holistically by providing them all inputs to enhance their employability.

#8 Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women Autonomous

The college is located at Vishnupur, in West Godavari District, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

Top 10 Engineering Colleges In Andhra Pradesh

#9 Aditya Engineering College

Aditya, the premier promoter of quality education in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh for the past two decades, leads various institutions ranging from K.G to P.G besides professional colleges like Engineering, Pharmacy and Nursing. Sri Nallamilli Seshareddy as a founder chairman, promoted the educational society in the name and style of Aditya Academy at Kakinada in the year 1984, with a vision and mission to create a platform for holistic growth and success to students at all levels.

Top 10 Engineering Colleges In Andhra Pradesh

Aditya has made its entry into the educational arena with a public school to meet the needs of primary and secondary education. In succession and with rapid strides, the academy established a number of Junior Colleges, Degree Colleges, PG Colleges, Engineering Colleges, Pharmacy Colleges, Nursing Colleges, Teacher Training Institutions.

The silver-jubilee educational group with 50,000+ students in 50+ institutions with 5000+ staff across three districts in Andhra Pradesh has become the standard bearer for quality education. In every stream, Aditya has become a spring-board for success through its powered vision, constant innovation and professional excellence.

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