Oldest known education hub

Chennai started being spreading education since the time it was known as Madras.

During the British rule, Madras played a vital role in shaping the education system of the country. The city initiated the work of setting up a home grown education system. In the 19th century and the early 20th century, there were a total of 12,498 schools in Chennai.

Now Chennai ranks second among Indian metropolitan city centres with a 90.33 percent literacy rate. It has a mix of public and private schools, some of which also receive financial support from the government.

Not just the schooling, but the city has also excelled in giving the best education to the students pursuing higher education. Here the colleges for science, arts and commerce degrees are typically affiliated with the University of Madras, which has three campuses in the city. This has helped the city to become one of the most sought after education hubs of the country.

It is home to some of the best engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu and even India. Two most renowned centers for engineering education in the city are IIT Madras, College of Engineering, Guindy and Anna University.

Other than these there are also a number of private institutes that rank among the top institutes of engineering in the country.

Here’s a list of top 10 engineering colleges in Chennai :

1. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Established – 1959

Ownership – Government

Admission – IIT JEE

Affiliated to – Indian Institute of Technology

2. College of Engineering, Guindy

Established – 1794

Ownership – Government

Admission – TNEA

Affiliated to – Anna University

3. Vel Tech

Established – 2009

Ownership – Private

Admission – TNEA

Affiliated to – Anna University

4. Madras Institute of Technology

Established – 1949

Ownership – Government

Admission – TNEA

Affiliated to – Anna University

5. Velammal Engineering College

Established – 1995

Ownership – Private

Admission – TNEA

Affiliated to – Anna University

6. St. Joseph’s College of Engineering

Established – 1994

Ownership – Private

Admission – TNEA

Affiliated to – Anna University

7. Satyabhama University

Established – 1987

Ownership – Private

Admission – TNEA

Affiliated to – Satyabhama University

8. Easwari Engineering College

Established – 1996

Ownership – Private

Admission – TNEA

Affiliated to – Anna University

9. Alagappa College of Technology

Established – 1944

Ownership – Government

Admission – TNEA

Affiliated to – Anna University

10. Vels University

Established – 1992

Ownership – Private

Admission – TNEA

Affiliated to – Anna University

 

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