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Jul 11, 2011
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Apropos the Outlook special on India’s top professional colleges (June 27), Indian education is increasingly becoming assembly line, with the quality of its products not the same as before. What else can one expect when politicians who are sometimes not even graduates decide the fate of education? So many of them are now owners of education enterprises, dispensing degrees to those who have the money. Simultaneously, with the young population of India growing, there’s pressure on India’s top colleges, which can perhaps be eased if they opened more branches.

Pravin Pai Lotlikar, Goa

Boss, please change the top position. It’s not IIT Kharagpur, it’s IIT Bombay!

Siddharth Arora, Mumbai

IT-BHU has been way ahead of the IITs but always relegated to sixth or seventh place because it did not have the IIT tag. With that changed, it is only a matter of time before IIT-BHU surges ahead of all others.

N. Bharadwaj, Vijayawada

The selection process second-best in IT-BHU? Better than IIT-B or BITS Pilani? These should be placed way above IT-BHU just for not having reservation.

Shardool Rastogi, Ahmedabad

The selection to all IITs, IT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad is made through the same IIT-JEE and this includes IIT-B too. So, if Outlook has assigned different marks for selection procedure, they must have considered other criteria, which they have chosen not to disclose. I will not comment on the kind of exam bitsat is. BITS Pilani is also a prestigious institute, but its programme is totally different from any of the IITs. And since it is private, it is not binding on them to have reservations. And even the students who come through reservation are JEE-qualified candidates.

Piyush, Varanasi

What kind of ranking is this? No NIT Allahabad, NIT Kurukshetra or NIT Jaipur?

Prashant, Kanpur

I am from Chhattisgarh and know for sure that NIT Raipur is the best here, followed by the Bhilai Institute of Technology and then Rungta College. But you put Rungta above the other two. Now this is what I call paid journalism.

Pavan, Bilaspur

How can NIT Trichy get more points for selection procedure than ISM Dhanbad? To get into ISM Dhanbad, you need to crack IIT-JEE, for god’s sake! As for industrial interface, it has the largest alumni base, not surprising for a college which started in 1926. Its industrial relations are as good as any of the IITs, if not better. And it has a track record of 100 per cent placement with an average package of over 6 lakh a year. You should not disclose the parameters for these rankings—that would be embarrassing.

Prashant Jha, Jamshedpur

Your ranking methodology is mind-boggling! How can you the exclude the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jadavpur (West Bengal), from the list? Where is the Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU), Shibpur, which is going to get national status very soon? One cannot understand the basis on which so many third-grade private colleges have made it to the list and the aforesaid institutions have been coldly rejected!

Debotosh Chatterjee, Durgapur

In your rankings of engineering colleges, you list PEC University of Technology as ‘PEC University of Technology, Punjab University’. This is incorrect; PEC University has nothing to do with Punjab University. PEC University is a deemed university by the UGC Act. This shows you have not done complete research. In the personality development and placements parameters, you have placed pec University way below other colleges. In reality, these are the main criteria the university is known for.

Sukhpreet Singh, PEC Alumnus

Manipal before PEC or UIET? Are you kidding me?

Akshay Tejpal, Chandigarh

I don’t know about other cities, but as a long-time resident of Hyderabad, I read with amusement some of your conclusions. Gandhi Medical College superior to Osmania Medical College! The latter does not even find any mention although all top students rush there! And JNTUH College of Engineering a private one? Or Muffakham Jah College of Engineering in the top five in Hyderabad! You have got to be joking.

A.N. Chaudhuri, Hyderabad

How can you possibly rank JNTUH before Osmania, Hyderabad? Or KL Guntur before Andhra University and SVU?

M.K. Chaitanya, Singapore

This list is patently incomplete without RV College of Engineering, Bangalore. It is one of the best in the country on all accepted parameters.

Gopinath, Bangalore

Jun 18, 2011
01:40 PM

 Why has the center abdicated its responsibility towards the education ( and health ) of its citizens?

And why do we respect/admire the people ( like MMS ) who are responsible for this shift to a 'free' economy ( of the corrupt, for the corrupt and by the corrupt )?

Male Unblocked
Chennai, India
Jun 18, 2011
02:31 PM

“Although the ‘Barrel of Educational Institutions’ is getting more Modern and Attractive every year, I hope the ‘Wine’ inside is maintaining it's 'Vintage Value’.”

Rajneesh Batra
New Delhi, India
Jun 19, 2011
02:03 AM

so no free economy ?

back to licence raj or soviet style ?

lets bring the gulags

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Jun 19, 2011
09:53 PM

 Hello Editor,

Please correct the links... the article headline says that -  " Silver Prices Go Through The Roof " but instead it is an article on best colleges instead... CORRECT IT

Silver Prices Go Through The Roof
The sixth Outlook-MDRA ranking of best professional colleges shows Tier-II Colleges in the private sector are marking their presence

city, United States
Jun 22, 2011
09:56 PM

 Its realy nice to see ranking of several other professional colleges apart from Engineering and Medical colleges. However, one major sector of our country is Agriculture wherein 60% of the workforce is engaged and there is a professional course on agriculture which is being taught by 45 agricultural universities and is being neglected from ranking for many years.

Why Outlook and other magazines neglect this course and universities from ranking? We can very well understand the politicians and urban people neglecting the farmers and very important course like agriculture. A reputed magazine like outlook which understands the country very well has been doing this blunder for several years is shocking. Whether the magazine assumes that the prospective students for agriculture course don't need such information on ranking or it assumes that all these colleges are excellent?

The colleges of fashion technology, hotel management, social work etc., are all being ranked. Why do guys just ignore agriculture courses and colleges? Don't these people study at urban centric courses and colleges need good food? Unless good quality education is provided in agriculture, how the development that is happening in India is sustaintable?

I think ranking of agricultural universities helps them to be market oriented and compete with each other and be successful. Outlook magazine should take note of this and take up such ranking in future.

abdul waheed
coimbatore, India
Jun 25, 2011
04:40 AM

Hello Editor,

Are you sleeping ?

I have posted an response couple of days back asking you to correct the hyperlink... this is not yet fixed ?

What has the headline got to do with subject ? 

Please correct the links... the article headline says that - " Silver Prices Go Through The Roof " but instead it is an article on best colleges instead... CORRECT IT

Silver Prices Go Through The Roof
The sixth Outlook-MDRA ranking of best professional colleges shows Tier-II Colleges in the private sector are marking their presence


city, United States


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