One of the most common reasons for not getting admission in an institute is the rank one scores in the entrance test. Over 5 lakh students give the JEE entrance exam every year to get into the IITs, but the seat available are only 10,000.
Beyond this, students opt for engineering institutes across the country ranging from National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information technology (IIITs) to institutes like Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Birla Institute of Technology, VIT university and Sharada University.
From this year, since the IIT JEE has been clubbed with AIEEE, the competition is expected ti be even tougher.
Though a few obvious reason like rank, choice of stream, placement record turned out to be the major ones, these were other interesting cases as well. One of them is nearness to home. Many students choose respective institute because it's in their hometown.
Shubi Garg, a fourth year students of B.Tech at Doon Valley Institute of Engineering, Karnel is one such student. Shubi hails from Delhi. She shares that she was getting other choices as well, but karnel was the nearest.
"I knew I will take some time to accommodate there as a Delhi girl was going to a lower tier City. But I managed," she says.
Other interesting reasons are word of mouth, government college, kind of students crowd and the city where the institute is located, to a name few.
Varun Gupta didn't think twice before joining Vivekananda Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad as his brother is an alumnus of the same institute.
Sahil Khanna chose Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) because one, it is a government college and two, it is in Delhi.
"I wanted to student in Delhi as it's the national capital and provide you ample opportunities for overall growth," shares Sahil.
Selection a college:
- Rank in entrance exam
- Choice of stream
- Placement record
- Nearness to home
- Hostel facilities
- Transportation facility
- Activities apart from studies
- Students crowd Faculty
- Word of mouth
- College Rankings
- Government college
All said and done, none of the students mentioned fee as a factor to choose colleges whereas for parents it is one of the significant reasons.