Till a decade ago it was believed that the word placement could only be associated with professional courses. Then came a point where the concept of getting a job before leaving the premises of the college was only realised by students pursuing their degree in science.
At this point, people felt that people studying arts were lesser than their counterparts. However, this is far from being true; the factor that sets a man above other lower animals is the fact that he is emotionally sound and can understand his culture and surroundings. That is exactly what the arts teach you. Thus, it will not be too far-flung to say that the various fields of art teaches you how to live your life as a human being.
Now an interesting thing to note here is the fact that the number of arts colleges in India is low; thus, the competition amongst colleges to make their way to the top 10 colleges of the country is also considerably higher. Here is a list of the top 10 colleges which have been hand-picked from the nooks and corners of the country and have found their way to this coveted list.
1. Lady Shri Ram College For Women, New Delhi
Traditionally, it was believed that arts are for the fairer sex. Thus, that period saw a number of centres for learning coming up exclusively for women. Very few of them have survived till date.
Founded in 1956, Lady Shri Ram College for women is one that has not just survived but has established itself as the top college for pursuing a degree in arts in the country. With a three-year undergraduate course costing a little over Rs. 60,000, the college has a very active placement cell.
Students are encouraged to go for internships while pursuing the course, during which they make Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 per month.
2. Loyola College, Chennai
With its proud alumni base consisting of people like Viswanathan Anand, P Chidambaram and Mahesh Babu, this institution has ensured that it always remains on the top in terms of imparting quality education to its students.
Loyola focuses on imparting practical and industry-related knowledge to its students and that is why the placement cell ensures that all final year students go through some form of an internship. Following this the candidates are made to sit for the actual placements wherein a number of top-notch companies visit the campus.
Google, Goldman Sachs, EY are few of the top companies that contribute to the placement scene in the college.
3. Christ College, Bengaluru
With an average course fee of about Rs. 60,000, this college provides the best of facilities in terms of infrastructure and quality of education. The psychology and performing arts courses in the college are also amongst the most innovative ones offered by any institution.
With an average student package of Rs. 4.5L per annum, the highest compensation went all the way up to Rs. 14L, making it one of the most sought-after colleges in the country.
4. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
The first college to become autonomous under the Mumbai University in 2010 is St. Xavier's College. The fee structure of the college is very affordable to say the least. The students do not have to pay more than Rs. 17,000 for a three-year undergraduate course in this institution. But this does not mean the college compromises on its quality of education or the placement of its students.
The college had recorded a placement of 98% last academic year. St. Xavier's does not accept donations in any form and does not have collaborations with any bank whatsoever. The focus of the institution is imparting quality education.
5. Miranda House, New Delhi
Another all women's institution under the University of Delhi, Miranda House believes in providing equal opportunities to all women so that they can take on the mantle of civilisation and take the country to newer heights of glory.
It has a modest fee structure of Rs. 12,000 for an undergraduate course in arts. The placement scene in the college is pretty promising with a number of MNCs visiting the same year after year.
6. Hansraj College, New Delhi
Founded a year after independence, the college has stood true to its values and over the years it has established itself as a temple of learning in the capital of the nation.
Companies that visit the campus range from start-ups like Flipkart to established firms like TCS; the college has recorded an average placement of 80%. The average package in the campus goes all the way up to Rs. 6L per annum.
7. Shri Ram College Of Commerce, New Delhi
A typical government college, the Shri Ram College of Commerce aims at bringing quality education to the fingertips of the average Indian. Founded way back in 1926, the college has an illustrious line of alumni to its credit.
The fee structure in this college is pretty nominal and if the student is hard working and puts in due effort, it can be assured that she or he will be campus placed.
8. Hindu College, New Delhi
Founded in 1899, this college has a legacy to tell. This college has a modest fee structure of about Rs. 14,500 for an undergraduate course in arts. The infrastructure and hostel facilities of the college are commendable. With a highest placement package of Rs. 29L, this college is surely making its way to the top in the country.
9. Ramjas College, New Delhi
Founded in 1918, this college is one of the strongest pillars of the University of Delhi. With Wipro, Deloitte, ICICI Prudential, Protiviti and other top-notch companies visiting the campus year after year, the placement scene is pretty commendable to say the least.
The fee structure is also pretty low (standing at approximately Rs. 10, 000 for an undergraduate course in arts). Thus, with this sort of college on offer, the average lower and middle-class students who are good in academics do not have to worry about financial independence post the course.
10. Madras Christian College, Chennai
This is one of the top minority-run institutions in the country. The fee structure here is just right; it is neither too low nor too high. The placement scene is also pretty commendable, thus, making it one of the most loved institutions of the south. Some of its lustrous line of alumni includes Prakash Karat and Indira Nooyi, amongst others.