Factors to consider while choosing engineering colleges

Every year, more than 1.5 million engineer graduates are coming in India, according to an AICTE official. India is known as the engineering hub of the world. Over the years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of government and private colleges offering a plethora of courses. So, selecting the right engineering college is a big decision, for every student and their parents. These four years of their college life will help to decide what will do in your life.

The factors that students must ponder while choosing the right engineering college,

  1. Accreditation and Affiliations:

    Before getting admitted to any college in India, the accreditation and affiliations for the engineering colleges must be property checked. For the courses in institutions, the accreditation is given by the AICTE. For the universities, accreditation is given by UGC. The accredited colleges and their courses can be checked on the official websites of AICTE and UGC. Every college is affiliated to a specific university and the degrees provided by the institute are of that university.

  2. Placements:

    Placements in college after completion of a degree course, are the most important factors to be checked by an individual before taking admission. In colleges, placements depend upon its infrastructure, faculty, facilities, college rank, past performance of the students in the company, personality and many more factors. Placement details of any institute are provided on their official website. So, have a look at the former placement record of the college branch wise as well as company wise.

  3. Infrastructure:

    Infrastructure is one of the important factors while choosing a college. The college should have an adequate amount of infrastructure like classrooms, computer labs, library, transportation facilities, location, workshop, various laboratories. Better infrastructure provides a better learning experience.

  4. Faculty:

    It is a very important factor, which tells what quality of education is imparted and provided by the colleges to their students. The faculties should be well-trained in elective subjects and must hold a PhD with the best teaching knowledge. According to the standards set by the HRD Ministry, all Indian colleges should sustain a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Better faculties help the individuals in shaping their future in a better way.

  5. Facilities:

    Facilities afforded by college serve you during your college period. This includes the library, internet, intranet, hostels, seminar halls, dispensary, student clubs, etc.

  6. Research initiatives:

    A good college is also known by the number of research papers published by its authority. Make it a point to check out the research initiatives commenced by the institute. This will help you know the capabilities of an institute as an entity that foster new ideas in the field of technology.

  7. Industry association:

    Colleges should work in association with industries to prepare students ready for the skills expected by the present industries. It allows the exposure to a student by a needed industry and makes them, perfect and industry wished engineer. The association with various R and D companies also helps a students career.

  8. Extra-curricular activities:

    This plays a significant role in personality development. Take a glance of extra activities provided by college like annual function, sports day, students club activities, seminars and workshops, industrial training & visits, internships, social activities, NCC, NSS etc.

  9. Projects:

    Projects help students to understand their subjects in a better way and get practical experience. The skills that learn by doing projects, make them better prepared for the industry.

So, every student should know the factors that are mentioned above to know the credibility of the college. A good and well-equipped engineering college with good faculty helps the student to gain good knowledge and allows best career opportunities after the completion of the course.