The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most prestigious institutes offering engineering courses to students. Admission in engineering to undergraduate B.Tech and integrated M.Tech programs are through JEE Advanced (the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced) in which around 150,000 students appear annually out of which only around 11,032 get selected. These 150,000 students are initially sorted out by the JEE Mains (Joint Entrance Examination Mains) which is conducted by the central board (Delhi). Around 1.3 million students appear for this exam. Admission in engineering to most postgraduate courses in IITs is granted through various written entrance examinations: GATE (for M.Tech.), JAM (for M.Sc.) and CEED (for M.Des.).

The National Institutes of Technology (NIT) are also premier colleges for engineering courses. From the year 2013, AIEEE was replaced by JEE(Main)in which 40% weightage is given to the Higher Secondary results and 60% (as per new rules the weightage of marks in the board has been changed and HS board percentage is not counted) weightage given to the JEE(Main) results. Along with the top engineering colleges in Noida, there are thousands of government and private colleges in India which offer Admission in engineering to their courses.