10 most beautiful engineering campuses!

Spending fours years of our youth at the college makes us fall in love with every aspect of it. Most of the times, it is love at first sight and it starts with the first look of our abode for the next 4 years.

Engineering colleges have begun investing heavily, hoping to project a beautiful engineering college campus as one of the reasons for the top talent to take admission into an institute. This time HireTale will take you around the ten most beautiful engineering campuses in India.

1. IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati offers the scenic beauty of the Brahmaputra, with its migratory birds and glorious sunrises and sunsets along with its other facilities.  The college was established in 1994, spans 285 hectares, and has eleven departments, three inter-disciplinary academic centers covering engineering, science, and humanities.


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2. IIT Madras

IIT Madras with nearly 550 faculty, 8000 students and 1250 administrative & supporting staff is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares. This campus deserves a mention in the top because of its exquisite flora, fauna and avians variety on campus.

3. Forest Research Institute, Dehradun


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Originally the British Imperial Forest School, the Forest Research Institute was founded in 1878 at Dehradun.  The main building of the institute, inaugurated in 1929 is a National Heritage.  The building was designed by CG Bloomfield using Greko-Roman architecture. The campus is lush green, with forests and gardens spread over the entire 1,300 acres.  A number of films such as Student of the Year and Paan Singh Tomar have been shot at the Forest Research Institute.

4. IIT Roorkee


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IIT Roorkee offers a British-style administrative block, a lush green campus, wide roads lined with trees, walkways, and gardens.  The campus houses a temple, church, and mosque inside the campus.  It also has a four-storeyed library and hostels which are 7-8 stories high.  IIT Roorkee has its own army headquarters inside its campus and offers synthetic basketball courts, a cricket ground, football ground, hockey grounds, lawn tennis courts and an Olympic size swimming pool for sports lovers.

5. IIT Kharagpur


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The design of the IIT Kharagpur campus was done by a team guided by the Swiss architect Werner M Moser, making it one of the best engineering college campuses in the country.  The campus is spread over approximately 2,100 acres and was established in 1951.  It has 21 student hostels housing around 20,000 residents.  The most beautiful part of the IIT Kharagpur campus is the Technology Students’ Gymkhana.  The Gymkhana has a swimming pool, gymnasium, indoor and outdoor stadia.

The lake and garden surrounding the campus, the Nehru Museum, Martyrs Memorial, Hijli Shahid Bhavan, and Old Prison cell are other highlights of the campus.

6. IIT Bombay

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IIT Bombay is located at Powai, on the outskirts of Mumbai.  The campus is surrounded by the Powai lake, the Vihar lake, and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.  A lot of wildlife can be seen, including gharials, leopards, and panthers.  The Sameer Hill, close to the campus provides a refreshing climb and makes the area even more green and beautiful.

The main building has various departments interconnected by a corridor called the Infinite Corridor.  The campus also has swimming pools, hockey ground, tennis, squash, basketball and volleyball courts.  It has a total of 15 hostels and a Students Activity Center (SAC).

7. NIT Srinagar

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NIT Srinagar has an inbuilt advantage in terms of beauty because it is located in the Himalayas, close to Srinagar city.  The engineering college was established in 1960 and is located close to the Hazratbal shrine.  The institute is residential, with facilities for students and staff.  The campus has one girl’s hostel and four boys hostels to accommodate 200 girls and 1500 boys.

NIT Srinagar has a number of facilities such as NSS, bank, recreational center, guest house, gym, telephone booths, diesel generator, bus facility, fax services, Internet center, activity center, a dispensary with ambulance and a shopping complex.


8. BITS Pilani, Goa

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The KK Birla Goa Campus of BITS Pilani was established in 2004.  The campus is surrounded by hillocks, forests, greenery, and the Zuari river.  The campus was designed by the RSP design group and has classrooms with soundproofing, shopping complexes, department stores, a bank, a medical center with doctors, computer labs and a huge library.  The engineering college campus also carries the beauty of Goa with it, with access to the sea and beaches threw in.  A truly wonderful academic and scenic experience!


9. IIT Mandi

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Nestled in the Shivalik Range of the Himalayas, away from the bustle of the metropolis, a new abode of learning has germinated. Founded in 2009, IIT Mandi is the only IIT located in the Himalayas. The main campus of IIT Mandi is located at Kamand which is about 15 km from Mandi City. It lies along the river Uhl, a tributary of the river Beas. The total area is 538 acres of which about 200 acres is flat land while the rest is mountainous.

10. LNMIIT Jaipur

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Surrounded by Aravallis, situated less than 500 meters from Kanota Dam, LNMIIT is perhaps the first polythene-free campus of India. With pink (to resonate the culture of the pink city) outlook, built in Greek architecture, it has adopted much of its style from Jaipur city. A lush green campus spread over 100 acres, houses a self-sustained organic farm and has plans to build a biogas plant too.

 HireTale extends its thanks to passionate photographers from each institute to share their campus beauty with us.



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