How to figure out right engineering college

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National Examinations Board (NEB) has already published the results of science faculty of grade twelve in which 79.44% of students have passed the exams. The first choice of science students is undoubtedly engineering/IT or medical field. A large number of college hopefuls, who have succumbed to failure in IOE entrance examinations, are trolling aimlessly in search of good engineering colleges in Nepal. The engineering admission process is on the go across the country now; however, myriads students are victims of vague information regarding a good engineering college. If they make a wrong decision on choosing a mediocre college for their engineering pursuits, they are bound to invite a blow of failure in their careers.

They should take into consideration many things when they are sure about studying engineering course. Before deciding on college enrollment, they should choose the engineering course that can help secure their career. This article discusses a range of features that a college should incorporate to ensure award-winning education to its pupils. Some tips are given below:

University:

There are six domestic universities in Nepal: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Purbanchal University, Pokhara University, Mid-western University and Far Western University. As many as 51 affiliated engineering colleges of these universities offer engineering programs in Nepal. The programs may be distinctive in terms of the syllabuses each university prepares. You can distinguish between the curricula of all these universities and ensure the college that helps you reach your destination. Before choosing a right college, you should acquire the information regarding its affiliation to the university.

Historical Background:

Old and established colleges are certainly far better than newly opened colleges. Old ones have the benchmarked flagship and legacy. It is hard to believe in new ones.

Infrastructure

This is the most important factor while choosing a college. Infrastructure does not only mean a good looking building. It means that if a college has sufficient amount of infrastructure according to its intake capacity, which consists of classroom, administrative building, workshop, computer labs, various laboratories, library etc. During your four-year of graduation you need all these things, so keep them in your first priority list whilst choosing a college.

Faculty

The infrastructure cannot be the only choosing factor when deciding on 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 consider the rewarding aspect of college faculty, which includes professors, readers, lecturers, teacher-student ratio, visiting faculty, teaching experience of tutors etc.

Management Team:

Management team is also the main factor while choosing a right college. You should know the background of the college founders and make sure that they possess educational background. Certainly, your choice will be right if the college administrators have educational background.

Facilities

This is another important factor that you have to keep in your mind. Facilities provided by a college assist you during your college period. This includes library, internet, hostels, seminar halls, dispensary, student clubs, etc.

Placements/Achievements:

This is another most important factor while getting enrollment in a college. It is the most important parameter to evaluate whether or not the college encapsulates your pursuits. It does not mean that it is the first and last criterion to choose a college. The rank of a college depends on many factors like infrastructure, faculty, facilities to students, college rank, past performance of the students, escalation of individual talents, personality development activities and many more. Moreover, please consider placements record of the college and the status quo of those business houses that offer placements to the pupils.

Extra-curricular activities

This is also one of the factors that should be taken into account because “all work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. 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 develop an all-rounder personality. Extracurricular activities play a very important role in your personality development. So, have a look at extra activities provided by the college like, annual function, sporting events, student club, seminars and workshops, industrial training, social activities, etc.

 Location

This factor does not play an important role, but if it is nearby any industrial or software hub then it may be useful to you as far as your industrial training and placement is concerned. But keep this priority at the coda.

So, now question arises how you can get so much information about each and every college. Here are some simple tips for you:

  1. Visit the college personally, if possible
  2. Visit the college web site on the internet
  3. Consult your seniors
  4. Take the help of counselor

Fee Structure:

Fee structure is another factor while choosing a college. You have to analyze your financial status if you can afford the fee structure of the college. Without getting right information about the fee, your choice will harm your career; you can interrupt your education in mid-way being not able to pay the college fee.

Exposure:

The more practical activities you involve in the more exposures you get. Some of the colleges are only limited for teaching-learning activities, not for exposures. So, you have to ensure that you will be helped to achieve your academic pursuits through various national and international events.

Recommendation:

You’d better get information about the college from seniors, well-wishers and teachers.

Environment:

This is also one of the most important factors of determining the status quo of a college. If the college doesn’t have a congenial academic atmosphere, you will be disturbed. Moreover, every institution forms a student council so it should not be influenced by political affairs; otherwise it ruins the entire academic activities and it is hard to regulate daily teaching learning activities smoothly. You should ignore such colleges.

To acquire sufficient information, you will have admission prospectus, web-site of the colleges, various educational websites, your friend circle, your relatives and teachers, etc. It would be good if you could visit the college and get the first hand information. Always try to get information from multiple sources, from your well-wishers and in case of conflicting information, contact the authorized person.

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