Pune: Here’s a reason for the students of College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) to celebrate, as their premier institute has been ranked 14th in country’s 108 best technical colleges in a survey.
The survey was done by DATAQUEST, a leading magazine focused on information technology.
Out of 300 colleges which were surveyed by the magazine, 108 institutes have been selected as the best technical institutes in India. The CoEP has maintained its position, as in last year’s survey also it stood 14th.
The team from DATAQUEST who carried out the survey, evaluated the colleges on different parameters including placements, infrastructure, academic environment and industry interface. “While evaluating the placement parameter, percentage of the students placed in all the companies, number of companies visiting campus for hiring, maximum salary per annum and other placement related information was considered,” said Anil Sahastrabuddhe, the director of CoEP.
He said that since the placement scenario of the CoEP is always good, the institute had upper hand in this parameter. In the college infrastructure parameter, the team from DATAQUEST inspected the availability of computers to students, internet facility in college as well as in hostel and digitisation of library.
“In the academic section, since we have a very good teacher/student ratio, we have permanent faculties, number of patents obtained by the institutes are good and a very good record in research papers, we scored on these parameter as well,” Sahastrabuddhe said.
The recruiters from various firms, which had come for hiring were also included in the survey and their experiences of these colleges were taken into consideration. Recruiters were asked to rate importance of various aspects while deciding which college to visit for campus recruitments on a 5-point scale. The other 13 institutes which had edge over CoEP, included the IITs, Birla Institute of technology and Science, Pilani, Netaji Subhash Institue of technology, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Dhirubai Ambani Institute of Information Communication technology, NIT, Rourkela and Birla Institute of technology.