How to choose the right Engineering College
Are you looking for admission in an Engineering college? There are many engineering colleges out there, but you must choose wisely. Business houses and private trusts have set their eyes on the education sector. As a result, numerous engineering colleges have popped up in India.
Due to the large number of engineering colleges, even students with low merits gets admission to engineering courses. But many of these colleges have been hastily setup. They lack infrastructure, faculty and quality of education imparted.
I often get questions like ‘Which course should I take up?’, ‘Which colleges are the best?’, ‘How to choose the right career etc. So, I wrote articles like ‘Best Courses to take’, ‘Top Engineering colleges in Gujarat’ and ‘Choose the right career’ etc. Many students found those articles helpful. Recently I got an e-mail from a student. He asked me to help him select a good engineering college. So, I decided to put up a helpful article on ‘How to choose the right Engineering College’. Please read on:
You should consider the following factors before taking admission in an engineering college.
1 Quality of faculty
Many new colleges lacks good faculty. Some colleges don’t even have the necessary faculty. Before taking admission in an engineering college, take your time, go to the college and talk to the students about the faculty. Check if the college has a good, experienced and adequate faculty.
2 Facilities and Infrastructure
The college you are going to take admission in must have good infrastructure facilities like labs, library, recreational facilities, canteen etc. Visit the college and check if the quality of infrastructure.
Before taking admission in a college, know more about its fee structure. Check if your parents can afford the fees. If you can’t afford it, take a loan, if that suits you or take admission in another good college, whose fees you can afford. There are many Government Engineering Colleges out there, that have low fees and decent infrastructure and faculty.
Location is also very important when it comes to choosing a college. By taking admission in a college which is in your town, you can save hostel fees, money spent on food etc. Try to take admission in a college which is near your home. But if the college in your town is not up to the mark, choose the one which is nearest to your place. This way, you can travel from home to college and vice versa easily. Alos the college should be at a peaceful place.
Global recession has reduced job opportunities around the world. If a college boasts of good placements, then chances are that it would have good quality faculty, infrastructure and teaching environment.
Check the previous results of the college. Bad results indicate the poor quality of the faculty. Few students with bad results are normal. But if majority of the students have poor results, then something is definitely wrong with the college!