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How to select a good college?


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My article is dedicated to all the parents to help their children to grow with right choices of a good college after passing from high school examination obtaining good marks in the final examination. Selection of a good college to take admission after finishing high school study is an important task for students to build up future career. This article covers different course stream along with some of the important and essential factors during the process of selection of a good college.



Introduction:


In this competitive age millions of student after completing their high school education successfully become confused while selecting a good college for higher education for better career opportunities in future life. It is obviously an important responsibility of parents to extend help and support to their children in selecting a good college for their higher study in career advancement.

What are courses available after high school for right career choice?


Career planning is an important decision for high school students to choose their right future career. After assessing your interest, qualities and likings during your studies up to standard 10th you may opt one out of the following course stream 10+2 available in your high school education to advance your education career by in graduate class by selecting a good college:
•The Science/Engineering/Medical streams.
•The Arts/Humanities stream.
•The Commerce stream.

What are the career options after high school?


Courses after 10+2 in Science stream:
There are many graduation courses and career options available to the students in many good colleges in different states of India. After passing final examination successfully in high school standard in science stream students can choose any one of the courses like B.Sc, B.E., B.Tech, MBBS, BCA, Hotel Management and Animal Science etc after choosing a good college.

Courses after 10+2 in Arts/Humanities stream:
Students of Arts/Humanities stream have also many options of graduation study after passing 12th standard course. According to their interest and aptitudes students can choose some demanding Bachelor degree course like B.A., Bachelor in Fine Arts or Bachelor degree in Law by choosing best college available in all the states in India.

Courses after 10+2 in Commerce stream:
Those students who have completed 10+2 course in high school with Commerce they can opt for many job demand degree courses such as B.Com, BBA, BBM, CFA, ICWA etc.
Many colleges in different states of India offer the above courses to the students after 10+2 in Commerce stream of study. The important task for the students and their parents to choose the right college for their admission in such graduate course of college study.

What are the parameters of good colleges?


The ranking of the colleges under your critical research can be evaluated from the following parameters:
•Infrastructure.
•Extra-curricular activities.
•Industry interface.
•Placement records.
•Student satisfaction.
•Intellectual capital.
•International linkages.

Is there any selection process for taking admission in good college?


In addition to cut off marks some of the reputed colleges have their own independent admission processes like written test and personal interviews. But such test scores of results are not displayed by the colleges.
Successful candidates are informed through college notice board as well as through their college website.

How to choose a good college out of say 10 colleges in your area?


Here are the some important factors to be considered while deciding a good college for better higher education and career build up for the growing students:
•First and foremost criteria is the healthy education environment and infrastructures along with well trained qualified faculties in each department to help the students to grow properly with both theoretical and practical knowledge in their subject of study.
•Collect all information about the colleges around your areas either by physical approach or through internet and undergo researches about the performances of the students of each colleges.
•A good college should have full time faculties with good qualification, past experience as well as very good teaching techniques to guide students with close care and attention to individual students to perform high quality results in the examinations.
•The college should have consistent academic and placement records in comparison to other colleges in your initial list of colleges which will give good images of the administration, faculties and infrastructure facilities of the college under your selection process.
•The college should provide noise-free class room, good reference books and magazines in the library, modern laboratory along with play ground within the campus for both educational and mental development of each students to become all-rounder in their professional activities.
•Contact present and alumni to know the teacher-student relation as well as administrations in the colleges for healthy inter-personal communications between faculties and student for high standard of educational environment.
•Class sizes in the colleges are one of the most important factor in deciding a good college. The students in smaller class sizes can interact and communicate with the teachers in order to clear any confusions to understand some critical points in the class lectures delivered by the teachers.
•Gather academic track records of the alumni students at least for the past 10 years along with present status of the pass out student in further higher studies and professional status in reputed employers.
•Generally a good college publish brochure in each academic year giving semester-wise courses along with reference books for the benefits of the students. Such brochure can help the students to plan their study schedule well ahead of the semester exams.
•Apart from quality learning in classes a good college should provide extra-curricular facilities such as sports and games, debate competition and seminars to improve physical health, communication skills as well as mental and personality development to success in future career.
•Students discipline is also a deciding factor for a good college for higher education. Participation of students and teachers in politics during college hours is detrimental for the students to perform better in the academic results which in turn damage the reputation of college. So this factor must be considered while choosing a good college to take admission.
•A good college campus should be well protected to prevent unauthorized entry of outsiders in the college to keep healthy educational environment in the good and reputed college which can help to produce quality students.
•The college for higher education must be approved by any recognized University or AICTE and similar other approved Government body. This is most vital information in selecting a good college for higher study after high school education.

Conclusion:


In conclusion of this article parents and students are advised to exercise all the above mentioned factors carefully to select the good college for best academic performance of the students to build up bright career in future life.
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