Top IIT Branches

Which IIT & Branch to Choose According to the Ranking?

IIT JEE is the entrance exam for engineering colleges across India including NITs and most importantly IITs, considered as the most deemed colleges of India. These colleges are the aim of lakhs of students right from the childhood. The kind of education that IITs provide for growth and development of students is really commendable. Due to the same, a plethora of students appear for this exam and there is immense competition for each and every rank. Loss of even 1 mark can make a huge difference in the ranking. However, JEE Mains is also tough in nature but due to the immense competition and uncertainty involved in JEE Advanced specially, it is always good to estimate your score, rank, and then finally decide which IIT you want and which you can get. After the exam is over, all students focus on counselling and knowing the best branches in the best IITs is imperative. You would have to prepare lists and think a lot about your choices before finalizing the one.

In this article, we will be discussing about all the IITs including the best IIT Branches, and also the IIT branches according to rank so that you are clear about the selection of college based on your rank. So here is the list of top 5 IITs with their best branches:

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

A lot of students are inclined towards opting for IIT Bombay and a special craze can be seen among the students for this college. Located at Powai, Mumbai, it is one of the best institutes of the country. The best thing of this college is that it has an entrepreneurship department also, which conducts courses for students who are interested in entrepreneurship. Powai is also called the start-up hub, so lots of entrepreneurial exposure is demanded and is possible in this college. Apart from that, this college also offers a lot of other courses and unique ones too, like Bachelor of Science courses in Chemistry and Economics. The best branches known in IIT Bombay are Computer Science Engineering and Electrical Engineering. It is also known as the best IIT for CSE Engineering.

In 5-year integrated courses, Electrical Engineering with MTech. in Microelectronics is highly in demand among students. Apart from these, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics are also good courses here. For getting Computer Science in IIT Bombay, you need to have an under 60 all India rank. Let’s have a look at top branches of this college at a glance

Mechanical EngineeringElectrical Engineering
Computer Science & EngineeringAerospace Engineering
Metallurgical EngineeringChemical Engineering
Engineering physicsCivil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

The IIT Madras campus is huge and beautiful and has everything that every prospective student can dream for his/her growth and development. The college also has 5-year integrated courses along with the 4-year regular courses. It also offers five-year BS + MS courses for Physics and Biology. The top branches in this IIT Madras are Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and also Civil Engineering. To secure CS safely in IIT Madras, you need an under 160 all India rank in JEE Advanced. For EE, you need a rank of around under 600. Apart from that, Mechanical, Chemical and Aerospace engineering also are popular among students. The biodiversity found at IIT Madras is exceptional, with several endangered species residing inside the campus.

Aerospace EngineeringElectrical Engineering
BiotechnologyEngineering Physics
Civil EngineeringMechanical Engineering
Chemical EngineeringMetallurgical and Materials Engineering
Computer Science and EngineeringNaval Architecture & Ocean Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

This is the oldest IIT, set up in the year in 1951 and has a beautiful campus spread in a large area. IIT KGP also offers a wide variety of courses and is a top choice among JEE aspirants. Apart from the mainstream courses, it also has unique courses like Applied Geology, Agriculture and Food Engineering, Exploration Geophysics, and many more. It even offers an Architecture course, which is a five-year one. The two topmost courses of this college are Computer Science and Engineering and Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering. Another point which should be noted is that the Mathematics and Computing course are also very popular and is a five-year integrated MSc course. Coming to the ranking required, your rank should be under 250 or near to secure a seat in CSE branch, whereas for ECE, you need under 900 rank.

Aerospace EngineeringComputer Science & Engineering
Agricultural & Food EngineeringOcean engineering & Naval architecture
Architecture & Regional PlanningGeology and Geophysics
Maths & ComputingElectrical Engineering
Chemical EngineeringMaths and Computing
ChemistryMining
Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Located in Hauz Khas, IIT Delhi has all the modern amenities and a beautiful campus to soothe the students mood along with the studies all the time. The college doesn’t offer integrated MSc. programs. The best branches of this college are Computer Science, Mathematics and Computing, and Electrical Engineering. The 5-year integrated BTech plus MTech in CSE is also highly popular among students. For securing a seat in IIT Delhi CSE branch, you need to have a rank under 100 whereas for securing a seat in Mathematics and Computing, a rank under 320 or so is needed. For students who want to prepare for CAT along with doing BTech, IIT Delhi will be convenient as there are plenty of good CAT coaching centres near the IIT Delhi campus.

Chemical EngineeringEngineering Physics
Civil EngineeringMechanical Engineering
Computer Science and EngineeringProduction and Industrial Engineering
Electrical EngineeringTextile Technology
Electrical Engineering (Power)

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

IIT Kanpur is one of the oldest and biggest institutes. This college is also famous for the exceptional work in research and development done by its students. The IIT Kanpur campus is full of greenery and provides the best facilities to the students. The best courses to opt in IIT Kanpur are Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics and Computing wherein Mathematics and Computing is a 4-year BSc. course. You need to score rank under 200 to get CSE in IIT Kanpur. For getting EE and M&C, an under 850 rank will do it for you.

Computer Science and EngineeringCivil Engineering
Electrical EngineeringMaterials Science and Engineering
Mechanical EngineeringAerospace Engineering
Chemical EngineeringBiological Science and engineering

IIT BHU Varanasi

IIT BHU Varanasi is one of the best institutions which provided quality education and a great environment to study. Also, this college is regarded as one of the best colleges when it comes to placement. Let’s have a look at the top branches of the college.


Computer EngineeringElectronics Engineering
Ceramic EngineeringMechanical Engineering
Chemical EngineeringMetallurgical Engineering
Civil EngineeringMining Engineering
Electrical Engineering

IIT Gandhinagar

IIT Gandhinagar is situated in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. With a great infrastructure, IIT Gandhinagar has the best placements in Gujarat. All the branches get great packages every year. All the leading companies across India come at IIT-GN for the campus placement. Every year, this IIT produces the best quality engineers from every branch. Let's take a look at the top branches of this college.

1.Streams at Graduate Level5.Streams at Post-Graduate Level
2.Chemical Engineering6.Chemical Engineering
3.Electrical Engineering7.Civil Engineering
4.Mechanical Engineering

IIT Roorkee

Located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India, IIT Roorkee has a total of 21 academic departments that entail Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Management programs with a great focus on scientific and technological education and research. Let’s take a quick look at the top branches of this college.

Civil EngineeringChemical Engineering
Electrical EngineeringBiotechnology
Computer Science & EngineeringEarth Sciences
Applied MathematicsEngineering Physics

IIT Indore

Located at Simrol, which is around 24 Km from Downtown Indore, Madhya Pradesh, IIT Indore is one of Indian Institutes of Technologies established by the Government of India in 2009 coming under one of the eight new Indian Institutes of Technologies established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Let’s have a look at the top branches of IIT Indore.

Bachelor of Technology in Computer

Science and Engineering Bachelor of Technology in Electrical
Engineering Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering

IIT Mandi

Located along Uhl river at Kamand, IIT Mandi is an autonomous engineering and technology university located in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. Indian Institute of Technology Mandi was mentored by IIT Roorkee which also hosted the first batch of students. It offers B.Tech degree to the following disciplines namely:

Computer Science and Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

IIT Colleges and Branches according to the Rank

RankBranchCollege Rankings
1-500Computer ScienceIIT Bombay
IIT Madras
IIT Delhi
IIT Kanpur
IIT Roorkee
IIT Kharagpur
Electrical EngineeringIIT Kanpur
IIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Madras
IIT Kharagpur
IIT Roorkee
500-1000MechanicalIIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Madras
AerospaceIIT Bombay
Computer ScienceIIT Guhawati
MechanicalIIT Kanpur
ElectricalIIT Guhawati
MechanicalIIT Roorkee
IIT Kharagpur
1000-2000ChemicalIIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
CivilIIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Kanpur
CivilIIT Kanpur
AerospaceIIT Madras
IIT Kanpur
CivilIIT Roorkee
IIT Madras
IIT Kharagpur
MechanicalIIT Guhawati
2000-3000AerospaceIIT Kharagpur
IIT Madras
IIT Kanpur
IIT Kharagpur
IIT Roorkee
ComputerIIT BHU
CivilIIT Guhawati
ChemicalIIT Guhawati
ElectricalIIT BHU
ElectronicsIIT BHU
3000-4000Naval Architecture and Ocean EngineeringIIT Madras
Ocean EngineeringIIT Kharagpur
BiotechnologyIIT Kharagpur
ChemicalIIT BHU
CivilIIT BHU


What can we Infer?

So, the above-mentioned list of top IITs are some of the best and most sough-after institutes of the country. However, the relative ranking between these colleges does not remains constant and keeps rotating among the five of them. With the best IIT branches, they all are equally good and provide a great environment for the growth and overall development of the students. So, if you are searching for the best engineering branches in IIT, you can always rely on these colleges.

So, now are well-versed with IIT courses list, you can go by your interests and make a choice accordingly. Few unique IIT Engineering courses and specializations are offered by almost every top IIT and you can furthermore make a research as per your interests. Just make sure that you do your research well for engineering branches in IIT and then make a final choice.

All the Best!

Author Bio:

Rohit Bhattacharya
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