How do you pick an institution that will help you acquire a job?

Choosing a college for your studies is one of the most essential decisions you'll ever make, as you've undoubtedly heard many times. This is, by the way, right. Regardless of the institution you attend, it should have a long-term influence on your career and should worth it for the money spent. This post gives you the opportunity to choose an appropriate institution to study if you so desire.


As a student, first look at the national and regional accreditation of the university of your choice of study. Then within the university or college, look into the accreditation status of your intended course of study. This confirms that your earned degree will be recognized by your future employers and other institutions of higher education.

Size doesn't matter

Decide whether you prefer a large or small size of the institution for your studies. There are a variety of training institutions of various sizes that tell you a great deal about it. Significantly bigger universities typically have greater resources. They provide campus amenities such as student accommodation, libraries, internet connectivity, healthcare, sporting, and recreational facilities. Besides, they have substantial investments in buildings, machinery and equipment, laboratories, and highly qualified academics.

Large universities, for the most part, provide a diverse variety of educational possibilities, with numerous unique majors and specializations. This is especially attractive if you haven't yet settled on a major.
Small institutions have several advantages that larger universities do not. Many colleges stay small to specialize in only a few areas of study. Campus and classroom sizes are often lower, and the whole college experience is significantly more intimate. But they are also accredited as the bigger institutions.

Public or private institution

Universities in India are divided into four groups based on how they were established. Central, state, deemed, and private universities are the four types of universities. Aside from these four, some institutes have been classified as national significance institutes. There are private institutions of equivalent status as a state and deemed universities available with service motivation. You can choose anyone as per your location, affordability and career chance.

Institution rankings

University rankings are based on a variety of variables, like academic success, retention rates, graduation rates, and other things. While these variables might serve as a measure of educational quality, rankings can only tell you so much about an institution.

Rankings may be quite useful in understanding how colleges and institutions compare to one another at the regional/national/global levels. One such well-accepted ranking is the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. This framework lays forth a strategy for ranking institutions across the country. The criteria encompass topics such as teaching, learning, and resources, research and professional practices, and graduation.

Aside from institutional accreditation and size, you must examine the institution's ranking to reach your objective.

Employers' choice

Since your primary focus is obtaining employment offers once you have completed your degree, you may either seek them on your own by your skills or have your institution assist you in obtaining placement offers while you are still in the institution. Most employers pay to visit public institutions other than private organizations and, in turn, the graduates from these institutions are highly employed. If this is the scenario, what about those graduates from private institutions? Do employers expect these graduates to have their own business for their survival? Or if they choose only from public institutions, will they provide admissions for all school leavers?

My concern and guidance

Private institutions outperform public universities in terms of academic achievement and career development. So, what do I do here? I am going to concentrate on private institutions in the engineering discipline and see how they help their outgoing students get jobs. This, in my opinion, serves as guidance for students who are unable to gain admission to public institutions and those who are looking for admission to private institutions. I am going to rank them based on their employment statistics in 2020. Those institutions who have not given the actual employment figures transparently and given only the employment rate (as if they are smart) as a percentage have not been considered.

In my perception, this employment ranking might be different from the NIRF ranking. What I mean is, if my ranking is 27 for a particular private institution, its NIRF ranking might be 72. In other words, all public institutions need not perform in the same way as they did for the NIRF ranking in employability.

2020 Employment-based ranking

  1. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
    Status: Deemed to be a university
    NIRF 20 ranking: 15
    Graduates employed: 7771
    Recruiters: 713
    Field of highest recruitment: IT

  2. SRM Institute of Science and Technology Chennai
    Status: Deemed to be a university
    NIRF 20 ranking: 41
    Graduates employed: 7111
    Recruiters: 600
    Field of highest recruitment: CSE & IT

  3. Chandigarh University, Chandigarh
    Status: Private university
    NIRF 20 ranking: 84
    Graduates employed: 3750
    Recruiters: 350
    Field of highest recruitment: CSE, IT, Mechanical

  4. SASTRA (Deemed to be University), Thanjavur
    Status: Deemed to be university
    NIRF 20 ranking: 37
    Graduates employed: 2400
    Recruiters: 64
    Field of highest recruitment: CSE, IT

  5. Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore
    Status: Private institution
    NIRF 20 ranking: 126
    Graduates employed: 2194
    Recruiters: 71
    Field of highest recruitment: CSE

  6. Amity University, Noida
    Status: Private university
    NIRF 20 ranking: 32
    Graduates employed: 1706
    Recruiters: 525
    Field of highest recruitment: CSE

  7. BITS Pilani - Birla Institute of Technology and Science
    Status: Deemed to be university
    NIRF 20 ranking: 30
    Graduates employed: 1498
    Recruiters: 42
    Field of highest recruitment: CSE, E&I

  8. RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
    Status: Private institution
    NIRF 20 ranking: 70
    Graduates employed: 1325
    Recruiters: 249
    Field of highest recruitment: CSE, ECE

  9. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
    Status: Private institution
    NIRF 20 ranking: 45
    Graduates employed: 1089
    Recruiters: 292
    Field of highest recruitment: CSE, ECE

  10. Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences
    Status: Private institution
    NIRF 20 ranking: 80
    Graduates employed: 859
    Recruiters: 242
    Field of highest recruitment: CSE, ECE

  11. Kumaraguru College of Technology – KCT, Coimbatore
    Status: Private institution
    NIRF 20 ranking: 82
    Graduates employed: 791
    Recruiters: 287
    Field of highest recruitment: Core Engineering. & IT

  12. KLE Technological University, Hubli
    Status: Private university
    NIRF 20 ranking: 136
    Graduates employed: 781
    Recruiters: 24
    Field of highest recruitment: ECE, CSE

  13. Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
    Status: Private Autonomous
    NIRF 20 ranking: 64
    Graduates employed: 711
    Recruiters: 62
    Field of highest recruitment: ECE, CSE

  14. K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai
    Status: Private institution
    NIRF 20 ranking: 171
    Graduates employed: 475
    Recruiters: 54
    Field of highest recruitment: IT, CSE

  15. AIT - Army Institute of Technology, Pune
    Status: Private institution
    NIRF 20 ranking: 109
    Graduates employed: 313
    Recruiters: 70
    Field of highest recruitment: CSE, IT


My ranking, which is based on recent employment information from educational institutions, differs significantly from their NIRF rankings. The NIRF ranking criteria are numerous, but the one I provided is based solely on placements made. It will, however, be beneficial to students who are just interested in private educational institutions that will assist them in finding jobs following graduation. Other institutions may provide greater career services than what is published here, but they are not transparent in exposing them. It is not the strongest or the cleverest species that survives, but the one that is most adaptable to change.


Author: Sheo Shankar Jha25 Jun 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

The students should not remain in the utter confusion that private institutions are not at par with the government institutions. We have seen how the private institutions are doing their business in the area of technical education with the up-gradation of the course and making them compatible with the public universities.

The aspirants need to look for such private institutions which can make them better technocrats with sufficient inputs in the streams they have chosen. I have seen some of the private engineering institutions in Pune offering classes for General Knowledge and Aptitude Tests so as to enable their easy selection in the written tests being conducted by the different employers. They also stress the importance of verbal communication as well.

Author: Venkiteswaran30 Jun 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 8

The article focuses on only one point- better or sure chances of employment via campus recruitment. It is an author's prerogative to choose a subject for his writing. That cannot be disputed or questioned. However, an article like the present one becomes a one-sided or lopsided one to arrive at a result. The result will suffer from a lack of real objectivity.

There is no mention of how many graduated and how many got recruited. The percentage-wise relativity could have been given a better idea.

Even the so-called low ranking institutions in remote interiors have their campus placement department and many students get recruited as freshers. However, there are many scenes occurring after the campus recruitment. The institutions do not give out as to how many of them really joined the job, how many got better alternatives after the campus selection, what is the average salary promised and the topmost salary given etc.

The campus selection numbers are used by institutions as a sort of self-advertising and marketing. It is just a closed circle as ranking helps these institutions get the best potential students, who naturally have aspirations and ambitions and put good work towards achieving their aims. The institutions also nurture tie-up relations with recruiters for whom also it needs to show numbers and the source of talents to convince their prospective clients for new business.

However, most colleges have functional result-oriented placement departments. Most freshers get their first job through that.

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao10 Sep 2021 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

To get a seat in the college of our choice, we should get a good rank in the entrance test. There are chances to get a seat in the college of our choice even though our rank in the entrance test is not within the reach. That is to get into the college by paying money for a seat in the management quota in private institutes only. So the first and the foremost objective for a student to get into a college of his choice is to perform well in the admission entrance test and get a good rank. Once he crosses the hurdle, he can think of various colleges available and which college and which subject is better for him to get a job through campus interviews.
These days many reviews are available on the net and some organisations are making a consolidated statement of various colleges available with their ranking and percentage of students who got jobs through campus interviews. By going through these statements and reviews we will understand the status of the college. Another point to note is that we may be knowing some students studying in these colleges and by talking to them also we can get an idea about the college.
These days almost all colleges are having their own websites and they may be keeping all their credentials on that website. We may also get some ideas by going through these websites. One should remember that these ranks are not constant and change from year to year. So we should review all the above points before we decide correctly on the college.

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