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The SAT has been an age-long standard for undergraduate education abroad. But as the world approaches globalization, India doesn’t want to miss out. In recent years, many top-notch Indian universities in the fields of Engineering, Management and Liberal Arts have added an SAT component to their admission criteria. SAT score allows universities to assess a student’s potential and determine if they are a good fit for their institute. With three sections: Math, Reading and Writing & Language, the SAT performs a complete and accurate evaluation. For this reason, this standardized test is accepted in more than 4000 colleges across 84+ countries. So, writing the SAT now opens you up to a ton of options.

If you’ve decided to pursue an Engineering degree in India you have two options, JEE or SAT. With the SAT you face significantly lesser competition- where JEE is taken by over 900,000 students every year, SAT is taken by less than 30,000. Add to that, once-a-year delivery, JEE has been a major stress factor for high school students. SAT, on the other hand, can be taken 4 times a year and gives you the option of retaking if you are not satisfied with your score. Moreover, thanks to a rigorous curriculum, most Indian students find SAT questions quite easy as compared to those of JEE. All you need is a couple of months of prep and you’re well on your way to a globally recognized Indian tech university.

Here are 5 such institutes that accept SAT scores for their BTech. programs in India.

  1. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  2. This is one of the oldest and most renowned institutions in the country and has been around for 40 years. It now has 16 schools with over 17,000 students in the fields of Management, Architecture, Science, Engineering and many others. Since many students’ plans for going abroad have been affected due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, NMIMS is accepting more SAT applications this year. They also have collaborations with some of the top universities in the USA like Purdue, University of California-Berkeley and Virginia Tech.

    Programs offered at NMIMS are:

    • BTech. in Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in Data Science/ Cybersecurity/ Business Systems
    • BTech. in Artificial Intelligence
    • BTech. in Mechanical Engineering
    • BTech. in Civil Engineering
    • BTech. in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering
    • BTech. in Information Technology
    • BTech. in Mechatronics

  3. Plaksha University
  4. Plaksha University is one of a kind. With its core mission to reinvent engineering and technology education in the country, Plaksha has over 70 business and technology leaders as its founders. Moreover, it has partnerships with global brands such as UC- Berkeley, Purdue University and S.R.I International (Stanford). The curriculum at Plaksha allows students to develop an understanding of new-age technologies with a social science and humanities essence. Not just this, the university is big on helping students develop leadership, critical thinking and risk-taking attributes to solve real-world challenges.

    The programs offered at Plaksha University are:

    • Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
    • Autonomy, Robotics and Connected systems
    • Data Science and Bio-Engineering

  5. Manipal University, Jaipur
  6. Manipal Education Group has five universities that have taught over 300,000 students in a span of 60 years. The Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) was established in 2011 and is by far the best campus of the lot, spread over 122 acres. This is a multidisciplinary university and offers many career-oriented programs in various fields like Architecture, Design, Engineering, Hospitality and Journalism among others. MUJ’s B. Tech programs have a comprehensive curriculum and make use of their many state-of-the-art labs for practical engineering education.

    BTech. programs offered at Manipal University Jaipur are:

    • Automobile Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Science and Communication Engineering
    • Data Science and Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics Engineering
    • Information Technology
    • Electronics and Communication

  7. Shiv Nadar University
  8. SNU has been chosen as the institute of eminence by the government of India. It is a multidisciplinary, research-focused institute that demonstrates a student-centric education. The curriculum has three components; majors, electives and a core-common curriculum that exposes students to various disciplines and helps them develop all-round learning. Moreover, students can additionally choose to do a minor degree in a field of their interest, or undertake research as part of SNU’s O.U.R (Opportunity of Undergraduate Research) Projects. It has four schools including Natural Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and Management and is one of the top SAT accepting engineering colleges in India.

    The Engineering programs offered at SNU are:

    • Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering

  9. BML Munjal University
  10. BML Munjal is mentored by the Imperial College London with a core mission to create a transformative and innovative research and learning environment. According to their customized curriculum, 45% of a BML student’s time is spent on practical hands-on learning. It focuses on imparting a global standard of education and has tie-ups with over 10 renowned universities from around the world including Singapore Management University, UC-Berkeley and Carleton.

    The programs offered at BML Munjal are:

    • BTech. in Computer Science and Engineering
    • BTech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • BTech. in Mechanical Engineering
    • BTech. in Engineering Science

Apart from these, some of the other B Tech colleges accepting SAT scores in India are:

  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Atria University (Optional but weightage is given to SAT)
  • Bennett University
  • GITAM University (For International students)
  • Jain University (For NRI and International students)
  • Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies
  • M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
  • Sastra University
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology
  • SRM University AP, Amaravati & SRM University Delhi – NCR, Sonepat
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
    • Reach out to our counsellors to find out how to make the best of your SAT score for Indian colleges, and where to apply, given the current coronavirus situation.

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