The Most Sought After Engineering Colleges In HyderabadBy
Travelling through Hyderabad, one cannot help being struck by the public visibility of education. Almost every street has signposts and colourful hoardings for educational institutions, mostly engineering colleges with pictures of young students beaming at you. There are many signposts of coaching classes as well, which prepare students for the Common Entrance Test (CET), to get into the best engineering colleges in Hyderabad.
Engineering colleges in Hyderabad
Engineering colleges in Hyderabad are among the best you will find in India, very similar in quality to the NITs (or National Institutes of Technology). They attract some of the best and brightest students from India. Hyderabad engineering colleges have a reputation for excellent and academic discipline that is hard to find in other parts of the country.
In this article, we discuss why Hyderabad has become the hub of engineering colleges in India, and the pressure faced by students in Hyderabad to join an engineering college and get a STEM degree.
Indeed, all students in India have this constant pressure to join engineering colleges, but in Hyderabad anybody who does not have an engineering degree and a job in an IT company is considered to be a failure. It’s not for us to judge if this is right or wrong, our objective here is to state the facts as they are.
Demand for engineering colleges in Hyderabad
The demand for engineering education in Hyderabad began in the late 1990s, as many Telugu students who graduated with a degree in engineering were able to take advantage of the IT boom in India, which saw companies such as Infosys, Wipro and TCS become household names in the country.While engineering colleges in Hyderabad have been popular since the early 1990s, when India opened up its economy, it was under the leadership of the visionary chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu that engineering became so popular in Andhra Pradesh.This was a time when the local IT sector started flourishing as Chief Minister Naidu was able to convince major multinationals such as Microsoft and Oracle to set up operations in Hyderabad and create great jobs for the locals.
Demand for IT personnel in Hyderabad
The MNC’s created a great demand for IT personnel and Hyderabad was soon transformed into an IT hub, not as big as Bangalore, but big enough. Chief Minister Naidu was very keen on promoting Hyderabad as a global city, as a software hub and under his leadership, the state government made huge investments in urban infrastructure, which completely transformed Hyderabad.
A whole new part of the city, called as Cyberabad was created on the outskirts of Hyderabad, where both Indian and multinational companies built their offices. Hyderabad grew from that point and the city became a magnet for talented software engineers from across Andhra Pradesh and the rest of India.
Engineers migrate to the United States
Things have quietened down since then, as the growth of the software industry in India has slowed down since 2008 because of changes in the business model of most IT companies brought about by automation. Still, the demand for engineering colleges in the city continues to be very high indeed. There are 76 engineering colleges in Hyderabad. Engineering continues to be popular because software engineers get paid better than the average worker and an engineering degree offers an opportunity to migrate to the United States.
This is important as almost every Telugu family has someone who is in the U.S., working in the software industry there– we may be exaggerating here, but it’s a fact that there are hundreds of thousands of engineers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana who work in the U.S.
As Manju Gupta, an education consultant at St. Michael’s, says, “A large number of middle- and high-income families in Hyderabad come from the agricultural belt and are first-generation earners. They witnessed the success of the city’s engineers in India and abroad, especially the U.S., and so they continue to push their children towards it.”
There is a belief here in Hyderabad that an engineering degree can transform the life of a young student and open the door to great riches. That’s why families in Hyderabad as well as in the rest of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh invest heavily in their children’s education.
Rimtimmers recommend the following engineering colleges in Hyderabad:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)Address: IIT Hyderabad, Kandi, Sangareddy – 502285
Phone No: +91-40-23016033
University College of Engineering, Osmania UniversityAddress: Osmania University, Shivam Road, Hyderabad – 500007
Phone No: +91-40-27682384
JNTUH College of EngineeringAddress: Kukatpally, Hyderabad – 500085
International Institute of Information Technology (IITH)Address: IITH, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500032
Phone: +91-40-6653 1000
BITS Pilani- Hyderabad CampusAddress: BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus Jawahar Nagar, Shameerpet Mandal, Hyderabad – 500078
Phone No: +91-40-66303999
VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and TechnologyAddress: Vigana Jyothi Nagar, (Opp.JNTU, S.O), Pragathi Nagar Road, Nizampet, Hyderabad – 500090
Vasavi College of EngineeringAddress: 9-5-81, Ibrahimbagh, Hyderabad – 500031
Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and TechnologyAddress: Survey No. 288, Nizampet-Bachupally Road, Bachupally, Kukatpally, Hyderabad – 500090
Phone No: +91-40-65864440
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of TechnologyAddress: Gandipet, Hyderabad – 500075
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of TechnologyAddress: Gandipet Main Road, Kokapet, Hyderabad – 500075
National Institute of TechnologyAddress: 1st Floor, Sri Giri Complex, Dilsukhnagar Main Road, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad – 500060
Phone No: +91-40-66467404
ICFAI FoudationAddress: Donthanapally Shankarapalli Road, Hyderabad – 501203