Generally students will enquire about the college before they opt for that college. Some student Organisations are printing a small booklet giving about the college and they are give ranking for the colleges also. Similarly we can know from that booklet for which rank what colleges as per the previous years statistics. What I have done before admitting my sons in Engineering, I visited three or four colleges where my son stands a chance. I interacted with old students and teaching staff. Basing on the collected information when we have gone for web counselling we have opted the college what we felt better. Same excersise we have done for our second son also please note that both my sons come out with distinction and a job from campus interviews from the college. I think many people will follow the same course. General concept is older the college, better the facilities. Better the facilities better the education. Better the education better the chances of campus postings.