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2016 has been a busy and exciting year in the education world and let us look into the major events that gave us hopes and despair. In the beginning of this year, Union Budget instigated mixed reactions in the education sector. Well, many people appreciated the efforts from the Finance Ministry to allocate Rs 72,394 crore in the education budge compared to Rs 68,963 crore allocated in the last year, for a large chunk of experts in the field, the Finance Minister's budget speech sounded more like a manifesto than budget. Although, it was an absolute delight to find education being listed among the "9 Pillars" of this year's budget, the budgetary allocation failed to create an image of education as one of the top priorities of this government. One example was the allocation of Rs. 1804...

Engineering College of the Year 2016

HER Team

With several engineering colleges imparting undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering,...

Academic Productivity: Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology

HER Team

Named after the great philosopher Sri Adi Sankaracharya, a radiant figure, the rays of whose...

Program Efficacy: Amrita University

By: HER Team

India needs to move to indigenous product development and will require excellent skill sets in...

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Fostering Innovation: B.L.D.E.A's V.P. Dr. P.G. Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology

By: HER Team

An educationally and economically backward district Bijapur had a bright ray of hope when men of...

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Exemplary Placement Services: BGS Group of Technical Institutions

By: HER Team

With a view to propagate education, research and service to humanity at large, Sri...

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Innovative Pedagogy: Cambridge Institute of Technology

By: HER Team

Cambridge Institute of Technology (CiTech) started by Umesh Education Trust is in the forefront...

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Industry Collaboration: Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology

By: HER Team

The ongoing academic year has been a busy time for students and faculty members of Chaitanya...

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Practical Groundwork: Chennai Institute of Technology(CIT)

By: HER Team

It is a well-known fact that India has a high unemployment rate. The major reason for this is the...

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Practical Groundwork: EGS Pillay Engineering College

By: HER Team

Located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, EGS Pillay Engineering College (EGSPEC) is a...

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Collaborative Learning Environment: Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engineering and Technology

By: HER Team

Located in the outskirts of Chennai city at Chinna Kolambakkam, near Madhuranthagam, Kanchipuram...

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International Orientation: Lovely Professional University

By: HER Team

Hosting world leaders including Indian President, Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University, Prime...

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Academic Reputation: M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering

By: HER Team

Every day the world is technologically developing and the youth needs to develop a lifelong...

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Progressive Placements: Malla Reddy Engineering College

By: HER Team

Are the present graduate engineers employable? This question disturbs lot many recruiters as...

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Significant Researches: MS Engineering College

By: HER Team

Established in Bangalore, the IT capital of India, MSEC provides innovative ways of teaching,...

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Placement Performance: Pravara Rural Engineering College

By: HER Team

With the changing time, there has also been a revolution in the conduct and delivery of...

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Faculty Excellence: Prof. Ram Meghe Institute of Technology & Research

By: HER Team

Prof. Ram Meghe Institute of Technology & Research was established in the year 1983 so as to meet...

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Research Repository: PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research

By: HER Team

The journey of PSG and Sons in the education sector started when a member of the family was...

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Teaching Capability: RMK College of Engineering and Technology

By: HER Team

Engineering is not just about the pure technical education and in the present world there is no...

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Employer Satisfaction: Rajalakshmi Engineering College

By: HER Team

Rajalakshmi Engineering College (REC) was started in 1997 under the aegis of Rajalakshmi...

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Successful Placements: RNS Institute of Technology

By: HER Team

Today, Engineering is a fashion more than a passion and it is the financial stability offered by...

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Innovative Curriculum: RV College of Engineering

By: HER Team

There are thousands of engineering institutes in the country and each claim to offer the best of...

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Faculty Proficiency: Sanjivani College of Engineering

By: HER Team

Located in Kopargaon, a small municipality in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Sanjivani...

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Global Outlook: SDM Institute of Technology

By: HER Team

Addressing this state of rural higher education in India, SDM Institute of Technology has been...

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Innovative Placment Practices: Siddaganga Institute of Technology

By: HER Team

Engineering is a skill and it requires the right molding. Today, there are lakhs of engineers...

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Placement Quality: Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology

By: HER Team

Established in 1997 by Sree Educational Society, Hyderabad, the philosophy of education at...

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Student Engagement: Sri Sairam College of Engineering

By: HER Team

Formerly known as Shirdi Sai Engineering College, Sri Sairam College of Engineering was...

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Industry Interactions: Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering

By: HER Team

Enabling a proactive form of education is the dream every educational institute carry, however...

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Fostering Innovation: Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering

By: HER Team

Recently, a group of 20 students from Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore won 3 out of 7...

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Noida International University: Preparing for Global Challenges through Cross-Border Education

By: Sarath Shyam

With students from more than 25 countries, Noida International University offers a truly...

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Management Education - Need For Innovation

By: Prof. Arya Kumar

The Indian higher education system is the third largest in the world in terms of numbers, after...

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Training and Talent Development for Engineering Students

By: Prof. Gurucharan Singh

Business and economy today, given the increasing competition and globalization, is going through...

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Dynamics of Youth Population and Expenditure on Education in India

By: Dr. Joydeep Goswami

India has a diverse youth population (13 - 35 years) in terms of ethnic origin, religion and...

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Liberal Arts Education in India: The Past, Present and the Future

By: Mimi Roy

A solid well-grounded Liberal Arts education system in India is the need of the hour and is...

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Diminishing Gender Gap in Higher Education: A Silent Revolution

By: Dr. Tanuj Nandan

We live in an era dominated by technological advancements, wherein quantum jumps and disruptive...

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Professional Public Educational Policy Making in India

By: Dr. Veera Gupta

Professional Educational Public Policy making in India is at nascent stage. The three words...

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Engineering College of the Year 2016

With several engineering colleges imparting undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering, applied engineering and sciences, India is one of the largest producers of engineers in the world. The number of engineering colleges has gone up from 3,345 in 2014-15 to an astounding number of 7080 in 2016. 

With the increase in the number of engineering graduates, the question arises about their employability skills. From the thousands passing out of these colleges, merely 18 to 20 percent are actually employable and the real problem lies with the education system prevailing in these institutions. In 2015, over 1, 50,000 engineering students completed their graduation and among them hardly a few were employable. The emphasis on the quantity rather than the quality, theoretical studies and the traditional and obsolete strategies followed by the colleges are the main reason behind the lack of employability skills. The institutions and employers need to work together to make changes to the curriculum so that it meets the industrial requirements. With a focus on quality and a practical oriented teaching learning methodology along with the effective use of technology and involvement of professionals and experienced engineers can bring about a real change in the quality of the engineering graduates.

Presently, the world is in need for well-equipped, talented graduates with the right attitude. Realizing the need for the young engineering talents, the colleges are implementing more industry connect curriculum. Amidst of these discussions, Higher Education Review brings to you 'Engineering College of the year 2016', an yearly practice that we have been doing since the inception to find the best performers among the technical institutes in the country. The colleges are categorized based on the infrastructural facilities, faculty strength, industry interaction, innovative programs and research. In the next few pages, we come up with some of the top engineering colleges across the country selected by our panel as 'Engineering College of the Year 2016'.