How to choose an Engineering College
The engineering admission process is on across the country. If you're in the stream, chances are you have a lot of choices so select from Universities and engineering colleges.
Congratulations!! But there is a headache too. There are a lot of options, what to choose?
The ordeal sometimes it seems is not clear the examinations but later on making a decision about the correct college to choose from the many options that are available. The question then arises of how to decide a college when there are so many of engineering colleges to choose from. A bad decision can affect your overall career and your life. Don’t Worry!! In this article we will discuss some of the features of colleges which will help you choose the right college.
There are various factors one should keep his/her mind while deciding a college for admission:
This is the most important factor while choosing a college. Infrastructure does not only mean a good looking building. It means that whether a college has sufficient amount of infrastructure according to its intake capacity. It includes classroom, administrative building, workshop, computer labs, various laboratories etc. During your four year of graduation you need all these things, so keep it your first preference while choosing a college.
The infrastructure cannot be the only choosing factor when deciding a college. After having a sufficient infrastructure it is the faculty that makes it useful, otherwise it will be a school without a teacher. Always have a look on college faculty which includes professors, reader, lecturer, teacher-student ratio, visiting faculty, teaching experience etc.
This is another important factor that you have to keep in your mind. Facilities provided by college assist you during your college period. This includes library, internet, intranet, hostels, seminar halls, dispensary, student clubs, etc.
This is the most important factor while deciding a college. It does not mean that it is the first and last criteria to choose a college. Placements of a college depend upon many factors like its infrastructure, faculty, facilities provided by college to its students, college rank, past performance of the students in company, and last but not the least individual talent and personality and many more factors. Have a look on past placement record of college, branch wise, as well as company wise. So keep all the things in mind while deciding a college.
High Graduation Rate:
There are colleges that have four-year graduation rates in the single digits. A 30% rate isn't at all unusual, especially among colleges in Nepal. If you are applying to colleges, presumably your goal is to get a college degree in four years. Some schools are much more successful at graduating students than others. If the majority of students at a college don't graduate in four years (or don't graduate ever), then the majority of students are spending a lot of money for a goal that will evade them.
This is also one of the factors that should be taken into account because "all work and no play makes jack a dull boy" indeed. This stands true because not only do you have to study but you also have to survive in a competitive environment and for that you have to be a develop an all-rounder personality. Extracurricular activities play a very important role in your personality development. So have a look about extra activities provided by college like, annual function, sport function, students club, seminars and workshops, industrial training, social activities, etc.
This factor does not play a very important role but if it is nearby any industrial or software hub then it may be slightly useful to you as far as your industrial training and placement is concerned but keep this factor at last.
So now question which arises is that how you can get so much of information about each and every college. Here are some simple tips for you:
- Visit the college personally, if possible
- Visit the college web site
- Consult your seniors
- Take the help of counselor
How NOT to choose a College
Based on application statistics:
Some applicants think, or are wrongly advised, that choosing a College that attracts more applications or making an open/free application will increase their chance of being admitted. How many students applied the last year or over the several preceding years does not make any difference. In fact, careful ongoing analysis of admissions statistics shows that, for equally well-qualified applicants, making an open/free application does not affect your chance of being made an offer of an admission.
Your friend there:
These four years are the perfect time for self-discovery and new experiences, and only one thing could degrade it — complete dependence on other people! Prioritize each college based on whether you can transform your expectations into reality or not.
Kathmandu Valley is a compact and fairly small city so, wherever you are, getting between your College and your home on foot, by bike or by bus isn't difficult.
Age of the College:
Your student experience isn’t dependent on the age of a College. They all provide the facilities and support you’d expect and each has its own traditions and history.