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Salem is one of the major cities in Tamil Nadu and is popular for its steel plants and steel products. Salem is also a famous tourist destination and education centre. Periyar University, Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation, Government College of Engineering,  and Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Salem are among the top colleges/Universities in Salem. The courses are offered at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels by the top 10 colleges in Salem in the full-time, part-time and online modes. The entrance examinations accepted by top colleges in Salem are NEET, NEET PG, TANCET, CMAT, JEE main, GMAT, NATA, CAT and MAT. 

The top colleges in Salem function under the purview of both private and government bodies. The top 10 colleges in Salem provide financial assistance to students through various Tuition Fee Waiver schemes, NGO scholarships, University Research Fellowships, and State and central government scholarships.

Top Colleges in Salem: Entrance Exam Schedule 2024

TANCET- Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test or TANCET is a state-level exam conducted by Anna University once a year in offline mode. 

CEETA PG- Every Year Anna University conducts Common Engineering Entrance Test and Admission also known as CEETA PG in offline mode.

GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) is a national-level exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in online mode every year.

CAT - Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted every year in online mode for admission to  IIMs, IITs, NITs, MNITs and other B schools and colleges in India. 

JEE Mains- Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is conducted by NTA twice a year in online mode.

Top Colleges/Universities in Salem: Admission Process 2024

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Admission process 2024

Periyar University, Salem Admission

Based on the entrance test conducted by the University, MBA admission is based on the score of TANCET/ MAT followed by group discussion and personal interview. 

KIOT Salem Admission

Admission to the B.Tech courses is done through TNEA Counselling. M.Tech admission is based on GATE score and TANCA Counselling and MBA Admission is based on TANCET. 

GCE Salem Admission

Admission to UG courses is based on TNEA counselling and PG courses are based on GATE/TANCET

Dhirajlal Gandhi College Of Technology, Salem Admission

BE admissions are based on merit of qualifying examinations and TNEA counselling process and ME admissions are based on GATE/TANCET.

Sona College Of Technology, Salem Admission

BE/B.Tech admissions are based on the merit of qualifying examinations and the TNEA counselling process and ME admissions are based on GATE/TANCET. MCA admission is based on TANCET and TANCET MCA counselling. 

Top Colleges/Universities in Salem: NIRF Rank-wise

The Ministry of Education, Government of India has initiated the ranking methodology to conduct a ranking of colleges and universities every year. The rankings are given to higher education institutions functioning in our country based on the parameters of Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research & Professional Practice, Graduation Outcome, Outreach and Inclusivity and Perception. The NIRF Ranking 2023  of the top colleges in Salem is mentioned below:

Top College in Salem: NIRF Ranking 2023

College Name

Category

NIRF Rank 2023

Periyar University, Salem

University

59

Top Government Colleges in Salem: Fee-Wise

College Name

Fee Range

Periyar University, Salem 


Rs 770 to Rs 1,99,000

Government College of Engineering, Salem 

Rs 16,600 to Rs 28,730

Government Arts College, Salem

Rs 770 to Rs 6,840

Top Private Colleges in Salem: Fee-Wise

College Name

Fee Range

Sona College of Technology, Salem

Rs 4,000 to Rs 20,000

VMKVEC Salem

Rs 1,28,000 to Rs 2,58,000

Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem

Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 2,00,000

The Kavery Institute of Technology, Salem

Rs 90,000

Vinayaka Mission's Annapoorana College of Nursing, Salem

Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 6,40,000

Top Colleges in Salem: Course Wise

College Name

Courses Offered

Periyar University 

M.Sc, BBA, M.B.A

Sona College of Technology, Salem 

B.E / B.Tech, M.E / M.Tech

VMKVEC Salem 

B.E / B.Tech, M.E / M.Tech

IIHT Salem 

B.E / B.Tech, Diploma

AVS Engineering College, Salem 

B.E / B.Tech, M.E / M.Tech

Top Colleges/Universities in Salem: Placements Wise

The top colleges in Salem have their placement cell to manage the entire placement and career guidance process. The placement cell of the top 10 colleges in Salem helps in motivating and training students with technical skills and soft skills. The top 5 colleges in Salem conduct mock interviews, seminars, workshops, industrial visits and guest lectures for the development of students. The placement link of  top colleges in Salem with their median salary as per NIRF 2024 is mentioned below: 

Top Colleges in Salem: Placement Statistics (NIRF 2024)

College Placement Link

Median Salary UG-2023

Median Salary PG-2023

Periyar University Placements 

Rs 3,36,000

Rs 3,12,000

KIOT Salem Placements

Rs 3,25,000

Rs 3,50,000

GCE Salem Placements

Rs 3,60,000

Rs 4,20,000

Sona College of Technology, Salem Placements

Rs 5,50,000

Rs 5,70,000

VMKVEC Salem Placement


Rs 2,28,200

Rs 3,40,000

Top Colleges in Salem: Cutoff Wise

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Note: The courses are offered by top colleges in Salem with different fee structure and at different levels. The cost of living in Salem is moderate and the students can avail facilities like accommodation, transportation, food and other utilities at a reasonable rate.

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Periyar University - Periyar University, Salem

Salem, Tamil Nadu
4.6/52 Reviews
Public/Govt

Periyar University - Periyar University, Salem

Salem, Tamil Nadu Public/Govt 4.6/52 Reviews
NIRF Ranking: 101-150
NIRF Ranking: 101-150
MBA
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SSC Salem - Salem Sowdeswari College, Salem

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The Kavery Institute of Technology, Salem

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Top Institutes Accepting Applications

GMKMC Salem - Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem

Salem, Tamil Nadu
5.0/51 Reviews
Public/Govt
MBBS
100+ Brochures downloaded so far
100+ Brochures downloaded so far

Paavendhar Polytechnic College, Salem

100+ Brochures downloaded so far
100+ Brochures downloaded so far

Vinayaka Mission's Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Salem

Salem, Tamil Nadu
Private
BHMS
  • Exams : NEET
  • Fees : 6.31 Lakhs
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VSA Group of Institutions, Salem

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Vettri Vel College of Education, Salem

Salem, Tamil Nadu
Private

Vettri Vel College of Education, Salem

Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
B.Ed
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    Tharamangalam Sengunthar College of Nursing, Salem

    Salem, Tamil Nadu
    Private
    B.Sc Nursing
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      Veterinary College and Research Institute, Salem

      Salem, Tamil Nadu
      Public/Govt
      B.V.Sc Animal Husbandry
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        Sakthi Kailash College of Education for Women, Salem

        Salem, Tamil Nadu
        4.2/55 Reviews
        Private
        B.Ed
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          PSG College of Education, Sankari

          Salem, Tamil Nadu
          Private

          PSG College of Education, Sankari

          Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
          B.Ed
          • Fees : 50 K
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Vinayaka Mission's Annapoorana College of Nursing, Salem

          Salem, Tamil Nadu
          Private
          B.Sc Nursing
          • Fees : 6.40 Lakhs
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Amala College of Education, Salem

          Salem, Tamil Nadu
          Private

          Amala College of Education, Salem

          Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
          B.Ed
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            100+ Brochures downloaded so far

            Sri Jayajothi College of Education, Salem

            Salem, Tamil Nadu
            Private
            B.Ed
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              Mahendra College of Education, Salem

              Salem, Tamil Nadu
              Private

              Mahendra College of Education, Salem

              Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
              B.Ed
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                SS Institute of Pharmacy, Salem

                Salem, Tamil Nadu
                Private

                SS Institute of Pharmacy, Salem

                Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
                B.Pharma
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                  100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                  Sri Shanmugha College of Pharmacy, Salem

                  Salem, Tamil Nadu
                  Private
                  B.Pharma
                    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                    Sri Sarada Niketan College of Arts and Science for Women, Salem

                    Salem, Tamil Nadu
                    Private
                    BA Tamil
                    • Fees : 1.54 Lakhs
                    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                    Kongunadu College of Education, Salem

                    Salem, Tamil Nadu
                    Private

                    Kongunadu College of Education, Salem

                    Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
                    B.Ed
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                      Vinayaka Mission's College of Physiotherapy, Salem

                      Salem, Tamil Nadu
                      Private
                      BPT
                      • Fees : 4 Lakhs
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                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                      Sri Kailash Women's College, Salem

                      Salem, Tamil Nadu
                      4.7/53 Reviews
                      Private

                      Sri Kailash Women's College, Salem

                      Salem, Tamil Nadu Private 4.7/53 Reviews
                      B.Com
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                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                      St Grace Lilian College of Education, Salem

                      Salem, Tamil Nadu
                      Private
                      B.Ed
                      • Fees : 75 K
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                      St Basil College of Education for Women, Salem

                      Salem, Tamil Nadu
                      Private
                      B.Ed
                      • Fees : 76 K
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                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                      PSM College of Education, Salem

                      Salem, Tamil Nadu
                      Private

                      PSM College of Education, Salem

                      Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
                      B.Ed
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                        Sri Sarada College of Education, Salem

                        Salem, Tamil Nadu
                        Private

                        Sri Sarada College of Education, Salem

                        Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
                        B.Ed
                        • Fees : 3.77 K
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                        Vinayaka Mission's College of Pharmacy, Salem

                        Salem, Tamil Nadu
                        5.0/51 Reviews
                        Private
                        B.Pharma
                        300+ Brochures downloaded so far
                        300+ Brochures downloaded so far

                        Bharathi College of Education, Salem

                        Salem, Tamil Nadu
                        Private

                        Bharathi College of Education, Salem

                        Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
                        B.Ed
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                          Government Law College, Salem

                          Salem, Tamil Nadu
                          Public/Govt

                          Government Law College, Salem

                          Salem, Tamil Nadu Public/Govt
                          BA LLB
                          • Fees : 7.29 K
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                          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                          National College of Education, Salem

                          Salem, Tamil Nadu
                          Private

                          National College of Education, Salem

                          Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
                          B.Ed
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                            Sona Medical College of Naturopathy and Yoga, Salem

                            Salem, Tamil Nadu
                            Private
                            BNYS
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                              Sri Vidya Mandir Arts and Science, Salem

                              Salem, Tamil Nadu
                              Private
                              Ph.D Mathematics
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                              Government Arts College, Dharmapuri

                              Salem, Tamil Nadu
                              Public/Govt

                              Government Arts College, Dharmapuri

                              Salem, Tamil Nadu Public/Govt
                              BA History
                              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                              AMCH Salem - Annapoorana Medical College and Hospital, Salem

                              Salem, Tamil Nadu
                              Private
                              MBBS
                              300+ Brochures downloaded so far
                              300+ Brochures downloaded so far

                              The Central Law College, Salem

                              Salem, Tamil Nadu
                              Private

                              The Central Law College, Salem

                              Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
                              BA LLB
                                1000+ Brochures downloaded so far
                                1000+ Brochures downloaded so far

                                Vasavi Vidya Trust Group of Institutions, Salem

                                Salem, Tamil Nadu
                                Private
                                MBA
                                • Exams : TANCET
                                • Fees : 1 Lakhs
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                                Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem

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                                Sree Gokulam Nursing College, Salem

                                Salem, Tamil Nadu
                                Private

                                Sree Gokulam Nursing College, Salem

                                Salem, Tamil Nadu Private
                                B.Sc Nursing
                                  100+ Brochures downloaded so far
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                                  Vivekanandha Nursing College for Women, Salem

                                  Salem, Tamil Nadu
                                  Private
                                  B.Sc Nursing
                                    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
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                                    Government Arts College for Women, Salem

                                    Salem, Tamil Nadu
                                    Public/Govt

                                    Government Arts College for Women, Salem

                                    Salem, Tamil Nadu Public/Govt
                                    B.Com
                                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                                      Vinayaka Mission's Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem

                                      Salem, Tamil Nadu
                                      Private
                                      BDS
                                      • Exams : NEET
                                      • Fees : 17.50 Lakhs
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