Despite getting a good rank, students falter in choosing a college because of lack of information. Here are some guidelines to choose a college.
Make a list of Colleges you are interested in. Choose few colleges that are your dream colleges at your performance levels. Choose another few that are safe bets that you ll definitely get admission there. Apply some of the ranking criteria while choosing a college as listed below:
Faculty - A strong faculty ensures good academics and collaboration in industry.
Alumni – A strong alumni speaks volumes about the quality of the college and helps a lot in terms of placements.
Placements – The placement statistics of the college are really important. However, students are generally misled with fake placement reports from different websites and magazines. A true picture of placement is critical and should be obtained from reliable sources.
Industry Interaction – A good collaboration with different industry verticals is important as it provides a platform to apply the theoretical fundamentals learnt at college to the practical work. Industry links help in getting live projects, industry visits, seminars and placements.
Stream - Choose a college according to the stream you looking for. A college which is very good in Stream X may be a bad choice for stream Y.
Location – As long as there is no family constraint, location should not be a criteria for choosing a college. If there is hardly any difference between two colleges, choose the one nearer to home. However political and environmental stability should be considered while chosing a location. As far possible, be open minded and flexible in choosing location.