Sarath Shyam

One day, a student asked his father permission to join engineering and said, “Papa, I want to do engineering and I have found a good college. They are giving a lap-top free with admission and my friends are also joining in the same college.” The poor farmer was unaware about the marketing strategies used in the education sector and the word ‘free’ coerced him to think that the college that his son chose was a big institute. He sent his son there happily. After the four years of engineering, the student stood in a job queue with one more certificate.

However, nobody was ready to give him a good job. This is the story of many in our country who have blindly taken decisions before joining a vital course like engineering. Majority of engineering colleges in India are running on ‘admissions-classes-syllabus-exams degree’ philosophy that are quite similar to many undergraduate degree colleges with no serious industry interaction, no real case study-based teaching, no fieldwork, and no focus on quality of students admitted.

The inflated data on placements by various engineering colleges makes students truly confused while choosing the best B-School that can serve them a career with fast – track growth. With plenty of options available in the present scenario of higher education sector, the question that arises is ‘how can a student find the right college from these countless institutions? In this issue, we have come up with ‘50 Must Watch Engineering Colleges in India’ to help the admission aspirants in India. On the cover, we feature, SSN College of Engineering, which was founded in 1996 by Shiv Nadar, a great industrialist, philanthropist, and the Chairman of HCL Technologies.

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