I find the rankings in magazines or the internet for that matter rather useless. Big names like Outlook and India Today are doing nothing but joking when making these rankings.
So I decided to grade Indian Engineering Colleges instead. Here is how I have rated:
A GRADE (TOP 10)
Awesome! The cream colleges of India and the best amongst the best. A better bet than any other colleges in India and are reknowned to have global standards.
B GRADE (TOP 25)
Very good colleges with good reputations and often heard of by laymen too. Those who miss A grade stuff or don't get good branches there sometimes land up over here.
NITs Warangal Tricky Surathkal Allahabad
BITS Pilani Goa Campus
Anna University Guindy
C GRADE (TOP 50)
Decent colleges with decent reputations and often growing(as in the case of Jaypee). Usually better to go to these colleges compared to BSc/BA even from the best universities in India. All of these colleges aren't heard of by everybody.
NITs Kozhikhode Kurukshetra
D GRADE (TOP 100)
Just about acceptable colleges which are the bare minimum that you should actually consider while choosing a BTech over a BSc. These colleges are usually not heard of by laymen.
NITs Durgapur Hamirpur Jalandhar
E GRADE (TOP 200)
The bare bare minimum colleges that you might consider for a BTech and often a good BSc could be a better choice.
Babu Banarsidas Lucknow
NITs Agartala Srinagar