Engineering course is the venue for variety of courses and special employment opportunities. Hence Engineering course is the hot topic for Intermediate and +2 completed students. Students and their parents are easily getting attracted towards the employment and higher education opportunities for engineering graduates in national and international level. Approximately a number of 15 lakh Engineering seats are available in 3500 nationwide Engineering colleges. At-least a number of 700 engineering colleges are available with 3 lakh seats are available alone in Andhrapradesh state, which are 1/5 of total nation wide colleges.
While selecting the Engineering college students should consider some important and essential factors for pursuing good and quality based education. Here below I am going to share brief details of the essential and considerable factors.
Well equipped Infrastructure plays a vital role in the success of an institution and college. Classrooms, laboratories, equipment, library, hostel, seminar halls, internet, transport and play ground are the most essential for any college. Hence a student should consider a college having good infrastructure and the above mentioned basic facilities.
Well if we consider the infrastructure as a skeleton for an Engineering college then Faculty is considered as the body. The main responsibility of faculty is to guide the student in right and proper direction. Faculty group should have the combination of both seniors and juniors in order to teach effectively. The student has to inquiry about the educational qualifications of the faculties like how many of them have done PhD and in which institutions they have done. The student has to inquiry about the experience of the faculty.
Year of establishment
Institutions that have established years back serves with good facilities, in compare with the Colleges that have been established 2 or 3 years back. Experience faculty and professors gives priority to conduct lectures in old colleges and the supporting systems like labs and library will be effective in old colleges in compare with newly established ones. And most important thing is that a college should have two final passed out batches for the conduction of campus placements by top MNCs.
We can estimate the status of the institution through accreditation. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) agencies are deciding the quality measures in the field of education. Colleges should possess facilities according with the measures of the above mentioned agencies in order to get accreditation status.
Placement and Training cell
Student should select a college which supplies special training in various skills and having placement cell, as per necessities of the present job market. For this the student should consider the point of how many students have been selected in campus recruits from an institution in previous 3 years.
The students should consider the performance of the college while selecting an institution. The student has to collect the information of the percentage of results of the college in past, list of university gold medalists of the college, the parentage of campus placements and industry linkage projects and have to select a college whose performance is good or excellent.
Co - curriculum – extra curricular activities
Colleges should give an equal priority for the complete development of the student by conducting co-curriculum activities like quiz, essay writing, paper presentation and also extra curriculum activities like games, cultural programs and NSS programs. These activities helps students to improve their will – power and presentation skills, organized skills, communication skills and socialization skills which are most essential for present job market.
Research - higher education
Student should give importance to the institutions which are encouraging students towards research. Student should consider the previous students talent in GATE, CAT and IES entrance examinations. The student can make an overview of the inputs supplied by the college for the bright future of the students.
Co - ordination with Other Industries
Institutions should work in association with industries in order to prepare students ready for the needs of the present industries. It allows the needed industry exposure to student; a perfect and industry wished Engineer will be made. The association with various R and D companies also helps student's career.
Well student should compulsorily collect the details of the above mentioned importance factors in order to know the credibility of the college. A good and well equipped Engineering college with good faculty helps student to gain good knowledge and allows best career opportunities after the completion of the course.