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We asked the most informed group—senior faculty in different colleges across the country—to rate the institutes.

Methodology
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For Engineering Colleges

Cfore conducted the study in two phases. In the first, a pilot survey was conducted among students, faculty members and industry representatives to finalise the main parameters. Based on this, it identified five factors—intellectual capital, infrastructure and facilities, pedagogic systems and processes, industry interface and placements. In the second phase, a semi-structured questionnaire was designed and given to senior faculty members in various institutes who had more than ten years of teaching experience in different states. The respondents were asked to give weightages to different parameters and evaluate the institutes that they were aware of on a ten-point scale. The rating that the respondents gave to their own institutes was not considered. In all, 208 faculty members participated in the survey. The sum total of average rating score that each institute got against different parameters was used to rank the institutes. Only the engineering colleges that offered under-graduate programmes and that were evaluated by at least 10 senior faculty members got into the final list.

For Medical Colleges

This study too was conducted in two phases. In the first, a pilot survey was conducted among students and faculty members to finalise the parameters for evaluating medical colleges. Based on this, four factors—intellectual capital, infrastructure and facilities, pedagogic systems and processes, and placements—were identified. In the second phase, a semi-structured questionnaire, based on these inputs, was designed. Cfore administered the questionnaire to senior faculty members with more than ten years teaching experience in different states. They were asked give weightages to different parameters and asked to evaluate the institutes that they were aware of on a ten-point scale against different parameters. The rating they gave to their own institute wasn’t considered. In all, 154 senior faculty members participated. The sum total of average rating score that each institute got against different parameters was used to rank the institutes. Only those medical colleges that offered under-graduate programmes in medicine and were evaluated by at least 10 senior faculty members were listed.

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