Careers360 has rated 49 top engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh under the categories of AAAA, AAA+, AAA, AA+, AA, A+, A and A- for 2013. The Careers360 Rating of Engineering Colleges included a total number of 3217 engineering colleges across the country out of approximately 3600 engineering colleges that exist in India.
Among the new states, Chhattisgarh has 50 engineering colleges and possibly due to the dominance of core sector firms, particularly steel, cement and power generation the preferred choice of engineering branch is Mechanical, followed by Computer Science and Civil Engineering. Over 60 percent of the colleges had top rankers of entrance examinations in Mechanical Engineering. None of the colleges had IT as the major choice. Just one or two colleges offer courses in Aeronautical, Mining and Biotechnology. Though Chhattisgarh had opened up to private sector in early 2000, the presence of private sector universities has been picking up only in the last few years. Interestingly, the even distribution of colleges across different levels of ratings communicate a certain level of maturity in the education system.