Before aspiring to get enrolled in an engineering college, find out if you really have an aptitude, check the credentials of the institutes chosen by you and keep the plan B ready.
An engineering aspirant should must understands about all of the subtle variations of the science as they have to develop the society. Choosing the right college is always a tough task for the students and their parents as well. With many colleges making numerous promises, it is crucial that students are not swing by just the physical appearance but should also look for the potential in the institution. In this article we will discuss about some quick pointers that one should keep in their mind while choosing an engineering college.
Do you really wants to be an engineer?
It is common in India for many to pursue engineering just for its mass appeal and peer pressure. There was an era when securing a government job was the outreaching goal for everyone. Similarly, the generation in the 90s saw an ‘Engineering Insanity’, which refuses to diminish. One needs to ensure that they really want to be an engineer before taking a dive. Remember one thing, do not be a sheep that follows the herd; find your inner calling to become an engineer.
How promising is the placement policy?
Statement of “100% placements” is just a game plan of every other institution just to attract a heavy crowd of students nowadays. Unfortunately, not even the most reputed institutes in India can claim to offer 100% placements. It is because placement is not just about facilitating a job to a student in a particular domain, but to provide students with the chance to develop the courage to accept every challenge for the development of the society. Recently, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) published its Linked Institutes 2018 report, which mentioned that 22% of the engineering collages have no collaborations with the industry and hence the curriculum is not industry-oriented.
So, before enrolling in a collage, one must do a thorough study of the college’s industry tie-ups and placements.
Check the scholarships and financial aid.
Engineering is usually one of the expensive college majors. Fortunately, there are scholarships available for the students. In India, scholarships are not just limited to the meritorious students, but are also extended to certain caste groups and students living below the poverty line.
Priorities stream not the college.
In the world of brand devotee, this is a hard decision to make. However, there is no point in choosing a lower grade institute that is not providing the right kind of courses. Do not fooled by the glamour of the brand and check if the stream you are looking for has potential if done from the college of your choice.
Make sure the college has a strong faculty, robust industry exposure programmes, industry-oriented training centre, good internship programmes linked with leading research and development organizations and good platform for the entrepreneurship ambience.
Keeping all these criteria in your mind while choosing a college will be beneficial. However, never forget that any world-class institution can only mould you into a better person. Come what may, a rejection from an institute cannot be the end of your dreams.
Mistakes made by aspirants.
- Opting engineering just because their friends or neighbors have chosen it.
- Joining an engineering course only due to social pressure but not because of personal choice.
- Not investigating or being aware of industry demand before making a choice.
- Selecting an engineering stream without understanding the basic skills needed.
- Not preparing oneself in fundamental mathematical knowledge.
- Joining a college that lacks good facilities and faculties.
- Enrolling in a college that does not have adequate industry partnership programs leading to low or nil campus placements.
- Joining an engineering college only for its brand name.