The Outlook annual ranking of India’s best professional colleges (in partnership with Drshti Strategic Research Services) can help students make an informed choice on the line of education across nine streams. The process of ranking India’s best professional colleges began by an extensive listing of institutes, writing to and contacting the directors of institutes who participated over the past years. This year, in an attempt to encourage new entrants across all the streams and ensure continued response from patrons, we conducted a rigorous follow-up through emails, multiple phone calls and field visits to maximise participation. As is the norm, for most streams, colleges with government accreditation or affiliation, and with at least three passed-out batches, were considered.
Detailed objective questionnaires were then sent to more than 2,200 colleges across the country in nine streams, including engineering, medicine, architecture, dentistry, law, social work, hotel management, fashion and mass communication.