India's BEST Engineering Colleges 2012!

Updated On:19 Dec 2013 03:34 PM IST   By: Team Careers360

With over 13 lakh seats across 4,200+ institutions, technical education in India is witnessing unprecedented growth. But reports speak of thousands of engineering college seats going vacant across the country. In 2011, there was the unique case of a college not getting a single student during the counselling process! Despite this, in 2012, at least 134 more colleges have been added to the list. After rating just 117 colleges in the first year we have come a long way. 

This year we rated over 1000 colleges i.e. just about 24% of the total population. Our data sources are diverse (please read methodology below), our objective still remains steadfast. We have rated colleges, even using with cut-offs and website based information, so that you at least have a place to begin with when you do your short-listing. We hope this will help you substantially in making an informed choice in the engineering education space. Keep in mind that most rating exercises capture only a fraction of all the useful information that together make a college worthwhile. Scroll down to view rating methodology and parameters considered. 

STATE-WISE RATING

Note: Click on a state/s to view rating of engineering institutes (includes IITs, NITs, deemed universities, private institutes). All links will be clickable in the coming days. 

NORTH

DELHI HARYANA PUNJABUTTAR PRADESHJ&K, HIMACHAL PRADESH, UTTARAKHAND
SOUTHANDHRA PRADESH   KARNATAKAKERALATAMIL NADU
WESTGUJARAT    MAHARASHTRA & GOA     RAJASTHAN
EAST ASSAM, BIHAR, JHARKHAND, ORISSA    WEST BENGALNORTH EAST
CENTRALCHATTISGARH, MADHYA PRADESH

 

RATING METHODOLOGY

A
Input
35
1
Cut-off
20
2
Student to Faculty Ratio
5
3
Student to PhD Faculty Ratio
5
4
Student to PG Faculty Ratio
5
B
Process
25
1
Accreditation
10
2
Knowledge Resources
10
3
Academic Process
5
C
Output
40
1
Return on Investment
10
2
Placement Percentage
15
3
Average Salary
10
4
Consultancy
5

This year we started by downloading the list of all 4,321 engineering colleges in the country from AICTE's website and set upon the tough task of collecting authentic data on them. We did have a bank of information from our previous two years of rankings of over 550 colleges. The challenge was to push the envelope to include more colleges. As usual, the college websites were scanned, their mandatory disclosures were downloaded, and data was collected via questionnaires from colleges willing to participate in our national survey.    

All the collected data was cross-checked and verified from multiple sources to ensure their reliability and validity, namely the reports from National Board of Accreditation for accreditation details, Annual Reports of institutions etc. The data was then processed through our unique and tested Input-Process-Output methodology, adapted for Engineering Colleges. The component parameters were given weights in proportion of 35:25:40. (See table for break-up). 

The scores had to be normalised to account for the unevenness in the available data. In addition, the opening and closing ranks of State entrance exams were synthesised in the rating. Data of all the colleges admitting students through AIEEE was drawn up using the opening and closing ranks of AIEEE counselling and amalgamated into the existing rating. 

The result was a unified, composite State-wise rating giving us a single list of IITs, NITs, IIITs, deemed universities, AIEEE colleges and institutes that make admissions based on State entrance tests. We present to you approximately 1000 colleges, nearly twice that of last year. Knowledge, they say, is the key to success; and we hand over that key to you for a bright career in Engineering.


(The project team also comprised Aeshwarya Tiwari and Rozelle Laha. Lata Rajaram and Narendra  provided data entry support) 

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