Okay lets get down to business straight away …. in the India today survey IIIT-H is ranked at a mediocre No.16 , far down the alley as compared to IIIT-A which is ranked at no.8 .What rubbed salt on the IIITian’s ego-wounds was the fact that VIT’s at two places above IIIT-H at no.16!!!! Not to mention other waste-in-our-perception kind of colleges which surged ahead . Okay all that was already said and done.
But guess we can have some respite in the fact that in the recent survey by The Outlook , which used a similar method as India today , there’s way too much variance for comfort. This more or less indicates that college rankings are not necessarily a reflection of a college’s standard.
In fact going by the mag. rankings IIIT-H at least ended up with rank-16 because of its past record ! If we were to consider just the last year’s parametrical-evaluation , thenwe wouldn’t be figuring even in the top-20 !! 😦
Anyway some insights into the Outlook’s rankings are given (the main difference is that this magazine seperated out the govt. and the private colleges. What perplexes me is that our apna IIIT was given a govt college status )
IIIT-H’s scores in the various parameters :
- Intellectual capital : 407/600
- Pedagogic system : 135/200
- Industry interface : 308/400 (very high score for this parameter ! 😀 )
- Placements : 277/400 (sad to say ! But this is where we fared poorly compared to other colleges)
- Infrastructure and Facilities : 377/650 (this is below average score among the good colleges ! )
VIT (yet again !! ) is ranked at No.7 among private coll.s( yo! you read it right ..s- e-v- e -n )
IIIT-H is ranked at no.20 among govt. colleges 😦 .Of course IIIT-A is ranked no.26 which gives us a lil’ relief 😉
But seriously speaking , if we were to go by scores alone , IIIT-H (whose score was 1504/2250) would have been 4th had it been categorised as a private college (which I guess should have been the case 😐 )
Apart from the top 15 , there isn’t much of an intersection in the rankings by India today and The outlook. So, light! The rank-viewing is just to be considered a pastime activity!
ps : For more details , take an India Today dated June4 and an outlook dated June 11 (the library’s got a subscription,so must have got it by now ) ..and check it out 🙂