How student should evaluate institute ?

We interacted with several students, MBA aspirants. Still there are various confusions, queries about how to evaluate institute.

Following are some of points to remember while applying to the institute. This would vary based on type of course, 1university, education level (higher education, under graduation).

 

NoPointImportanceComment
1No of Years since Institute has been  operating10%This parameter provides idea about alumni strength of the institute and overall experience of education
2Location15%Location is important mainly for the B Schools, professional courses to have industry interface. If industries are located closely then industry exposure for such institute students would be better
3Total  Intake10%Generally reputed institutes have limited intake capacity and they prefer to keep it at optimum level to maintain quality. Students should prefer courses having limited intake to improve education quality and peer learning.
4Number of Visiting Faculty from Industry10%Practical exposure and industry knowledge helps to understand subjects in better way. Institutes having more visiting faculty can be better for professional education.
5Extra Curricular Events10%Such activities help to develop managerial view, task and event management skills to the students.
6Accreditation15%If institute is certified by some standard authorities like AMBA UK, NAAC India, ISO, then it indicates various quality standards maintained by the institute.
7Placements10%It indicates quality of students coming out of the institute and its acceptability in the industry. Generally students provide too much importance for the placement. It should be remembered that this activity is directly dependent on economic situation, business scenarios.
8.Institute Infrastructure10%Facilities like Library, classrooms, seminar hall, study rooms etc are important to have better ambience for the education.
9Education Contents, Faculty10%It is highly important to have industry specific , practical syllabus and great mentors for the students.

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