Tips to Choose a Right Engineering College Other than IITs

So, you are planning to seek admission in one of the top engineering colleges in India! For those who are considering engineering institutions other than the IITs, the following article offers a guide to how to select an engineering college in India. Read on to get the tips.

Since engineering is one of the most sought after degree courses in India, there is no dearth of colleges that offer engineering c

ourses in its different specializations. In such a scenario, it becomes difficult to choose a right college, which can guide you to a successful path in engineering career.

Getting admissions in Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) is not possible for everyone due to stiff competition and limited number of seats. However, there are several engineering colleges in India, which offer engineering degree recognized by employers across the globe. Some of the reputed engineering institutions in India include Indian Institute of Science (IISC, Bangalore), Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS, Pilani), Institute of Technology; BHU,    Vellore Institute of Technology; Vellore, and Delhi Technological University.

How to Choose a Right Engineering College?
Choosing an engineering college is an important decision in a student’s life as one need to spend four important years of his life to pursue an engineering degree. Also, the learning received from any college plays a crucial role in deciding your career progression and skill development. Hence, it is imperative to consider some of the key factors to avoid selecting a college that is not worth your money and time.
While IITs are known for excellent faculty, industry exposure and other factors that make them best, there are some of the important factors that should be considered at the time of taking admissions in an engineering college other than the IITs. These include:
Faculty: This is one of the most important factors that make a good decision of choosing an engineering college. When you visit the website of any college you are interested in taking admissions, do not forget to check important information such as number of part-time and full-time faculty members and their qualifications (PhDs, M Tech., etc.).

Research: Another important factor to look at the time of selecting an engineering institute is research output by engineering departments of the college. Better faculty always includes better research output, which keeps them up-to-date on their specialization.  Also, colleges where researches are conducted, it indicates that it gives importance to quality education.

   Curriculum: To ensure that you are landing yourself in a right college, it is vital to look at the college curriculum. If it is a university, it can decide its own curriculum; else it is abided by what the university has prescribed. The simple way to check its curriculum is to take a look at the number of courses they teach, number of electives, flexibility in the choice of courses, and availability of important subjects like Social Science, Economics and Humanities.   

Infrastructure: In the learning process of a student, infrastructural facilities like library, hostels, Internet bandwidth, sports facilities, seminar halls and lecture rooms play an important role. The colleges that provide excellent infrastructural facilities to students help them in getting exposure to an excellent learning process.

Placement: The aim of every engineering student is to get an excellent campus placement that can give a kick start to his career. Hence, placement record is one of the most important factors to be considered at the time of selecting a college.

Apart from the above mentioned factors, one should also consider the college fees, location, affiliation and ranking of the technical school. If followed, the above tips can help you in finding a right engineering institute that can allow you to gain expertise in your area of specialization.

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Swati Srivastava is an avid writer who is passionate about sharing her knowledge in the field of education. Her above article discuss about the tips to choose engineering colleges

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