IIT, Kharagpur, has emerged as the top engineering college in EDU-RAND ranking 2014 followed by IITs in Delhi and Kanpur. IITs in Chennai and Mumbai have occupied the fourth and fifth places respectively in the ranking. The EDU-RAND ranking is intended to guide students seeking admission to an engineering college or university, according to a press release.
While EDU is a community platform for academics, administrators and business leaders in Indian higher education, RAND Corporation is a global research house known for its extensive work in education. India is host to more than 3,000 engineering colleges including (private and public institutions) while EDU and RAND have limited this year's rankings to 850 colleges that were established before and in 2009.