Following a novel bid involving the service providers inviting service seekers to rank their performance on an open platform, we present State-wise Private Engineering Institutes & Colleges Ranking in India-2017. It is hoped to help individuals in understanding a significant variance of participation across education destinations on this count, writes Akash Tomer of Elets News Network (ENN).
With almost all career streams, becoming tough to contest for by each passing year, sending one’s wards to the most suitable and useful edifice of higher education has become literally a Herculean task.
But how to determine what is best available option? What should be the benchmarak? Is a highly decorated private engineering college is good enough reason to send one’s young child there or should there be some yardsticks to evaluate any institute considering future challenges of academics and professional career?
The purpose of higher education, therefore, should not only limit to building careers but also catering to develop a generation of vibrant minds for the nation. All this was the drive behind conducting a comprehensive ranking of the private engineering colleges for the fourth consecutive year.
The latest ranking also includes information about the world of Indian private engineering colleges, factors and methodology to rank them. The ranking is for all those, who are somehow attached to an engineering college i.e. parents, teachers, educators or the school management.
CRanking Parameters: The first parameter describes how efficient and learned are the college faculties. It includes their teaching and industry experience as well. Number of full time and visiting faculties is also part of the parameter.
Students and admissions defined the sanctioned intake and actual intake of students in the institute. The process followed for the admission is also taken into account while ranking a college.
In the process, the institutes have been ranked on the basis of infrastructure, facilities and learning. The hostel acility in the college, library, laboratories, workshops and other facilities come under this ranking parameter.
Learning includes a number of available engineering branches, accreditations from various government and non-government organisations and global collaborations with foreign universities and MNCs.
The last parameter, Output has been done by giving 75 per cent importance to placement and 25 per cent to alumni. In placement, the college is ranked on the basis number of students placed, average salary package, list of hiring companies, students opted for entrepreneurship and for higher education.
In alumni, marks are given to number of alumni meets, alumni status and industry interface.
Engineering college is the phase of youths’ learning where they shape their future while learning basic concepts of a specific engineering trade. The impulse for creation of centres for technical training came during the British Rule in India. The necessity to make technocrats more efficient, led to the establishment of technical schools attached to Indian Ordnance Factories and other engineering establishments.
Now the colleges are trying to enhance the teaching-learning process by embedding technology, by developing industry oriented curriculum and by placing their students in reputed companies. Along with this, the technical institutions are focusing on holistic development of prospective engineers for their sustainable growth.
Admission to undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated programmes of these colleges is conducted through different engineering entrance exams.
National-Level Engineering Entrance Exams
The JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Main is a nationallevel examination regulated by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It is organised for screening candidates for the UG engineering and architecture programmes offered by NITs, IIITs and other institutions. It is also the eligibility test for JEE Advanced exam.
Lovely Professional University organises Lovely professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test (LPU NEST) every year to select students for admissions in UG engineering courses.
PES University organises a university level examination which is PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT). Through this exam, students will get admissions in various UG and PG programmes offered by the university.
Over a million engineering aspirants appear in these exams annually, out of which students are selected on the basis of their ranks. Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) is one of these entrance exams in which around 2,00,000 students appear annually out of which approximately 11,000 get selected for Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). These 2,00,000 students are initially sorted out by the Joint Entrance Examination Mains (JEE Mains), conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Around 1.3 million students appear for this exam. Admission to most of the postgraduate courses in IITs and other institutions is granted through various written entrance examinations: GATE (for M Tech), JAM (for M Sc) and CEED (for M Des). The IITs are also well-known for their special reservation policy, which is significantly different from the one applied in other educational institutions of India. List of all such examinations is as follows.