Marking Scheme for Engineering colleges
It took much deliberation and evaluation of hundreds of engineering colleges along with hard work of many people. But nothing matters to us more than creating genuinely surveyed rank wise list of colleges to give a clear-cut idea of profiles of various colleges to our viewers. We understand the needs of the students, therefore, judging colleges really matters much more to us than the students themselves. Keeping in mind the genuineness of the surveys performed, we are therefore presenting you a simple and easy to understand methodology of ranking the colleges. But this is not the end. No doubt after checking various colleges through their websites and prospectus, what might be in the head of a student. To make the decision process even simpler for the viewers, we have created a very simple yet effective grading system to categorize various colleges. The result of such work is a marking methodology, a key in itself, to our ranking processes so that the viewer can understand the meaning and value of each and every parameter included. We hope that our hard work will reflect a new radiance of honesty and transparency and help our viewers to choose the college most suitable for them.
After checking the profiles of hundreds of colleges covering each zone and every state of India, we have arrived at a five criteria framework for assessment and ranking of the institutes. Since each of this criteria is equally important for any institute, we have given equal marks to all five criteria, making the total weightage of all criteria to 1500. These five criteria are:-
- Student Care
(1) REPUTATION(300 marks) is further divided into three sub-criteria. These are:
- Accreditation(120 marks) through various organizations.
- Institute’s Experience(60 marks).
- Others (120 marks)- There might be many other parameters that add to reputation of a college. These can be Financial Strength, Autonomy, Consistency of policy implementation, Inter College Competitions and Ties with foreign universities.
(2) INFRASTRUCTURE(300 marks) of the college, that includes Sports & Gym, Dining Halls, Visitor’s Guest House, Transport, Auditorium, Health Services, Banks & ATMs, Campus Wide LAN Post Office, Student Activity Center, Parking, Tutorial Halls, Lecture Halls, Well equipped laboratories, Employee quarters and Library.
(3) ACADEMICS(300 marks) has been divided into further 6 sub-criteria. These are:
- Selection Process( 75 marks)
- Student Intake( 45 marks)
- Curricular aspects(45 marks)
- Student to faculty ratio( 30 marks)
- Teaching( 45 marks)
- Research work that includes Research Papers, Projects undertaken and Earning from projects( 65 marks).
(4) STUDENT CARE(300 marks) includes everything that provides a helping hand to the student. It includes Hostel Facilities, Medical Facilities, Availability of Internet, Mess, Scholarships offered to poor and meritorious students and Student learning facilities.
(5) PLACEMENT(300 marks), last but not the least, has been divided into five sub-criteria. These are:
- Ratio of number of students recruited to total students(100 marks).
- Average package offered to the students during that year(120 marks).
- Maximum package offered that year(80 marks).
A tabular version of the marking scheme is given below-
After allotting the marks we have further divided the colleges into ten grades. To maintain the transparency in the process, we are therefore providing you our grading system, which can be viewed below.
LOOKING FORWARD FROM BEING GOOD TO PERFECT
For us at blog.oureducation.in, this is our first attempt to actually collect the data from various colleges and blend it to make a survey. Although, till now we have gathered much, but still we are in a learning process, as every beginner is. There are some cases where lack of data delivered by the colleges created potholes in our ranking system, but equally, if some discrepancies are there, we admit that we are not perfect. We would be glad if we receive some constructive suggestions from our readers.