Top Educational Institutes in India - Gauging the Rating Parameters

Rating educational institutes have become a controversial subject in the recent time, with independent agencies, government agencies, and media reports considering different parameters. Corruption, bribes, inducements have influenced the media and agency reports. However, there are certain parameters still followed by reputed agencies and media conglomerates to rate or rank educational institutes in India.

Rating institutes are of huge benefit for students, institutes, and employers. The leading media publishers take certain points into consideration to rank educational institutes in different field. The rating decides institutes national as well as international position, depending upon which student and employers can make a right choice.

Educational Institutes in India

Here are a few parameters that place an institute in top or bottom of the rank list:
  • Status of the Institute – The history, teaching faculty, teaching pattern followed, passing percentage of the assessment year, and facilities are some of the points considered by agencies while determining its rank. IIM Bangalore is one of the reputed business schools in India known for its international standard curriculum, international exposure, modern infrastructure, and excellent placements. In a survey conducted by Business Today in 2011, IIM Bangalore has attained the 1st position among 50 other top business schools.
  • Faculty – The mode selected by professors to instil knowledge among students is an important factor that determines the institute’s reputation. At times, teachers rely on private classes to earn a lucrative amount, rather than focus on classroom teaching. This behaviour affects institute’s ranking. Lecturers must ensure that students are provided with sufficient knowledge and should focus on their all-round development. NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) is one of the first Management Schools to be honoured by the 5 star rating by NAAC.
  • Infrastructure – It plays an important role in the proper functioning and maintenance of the school. For instance, if a mass communication institute won’t have the proper infrastructure, equipments, and instruments there will be no learning scope for students. Asian College of Journalism, Chennai provides complete access to media instruments for better learning. CNBC, Aaj Tak, NDTV, Headlines Today, CNN, are some of the best employers who come to this institute.

Other top institutes of India are IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Mumbai, Doon School (Dehradun), Delhi University, St. Xavier College of Arts (Mumbai) etc.