BITS Pilani in Top 10 Best Engineering Colleges Rankings by India Today, LiveMint and Outlook
In India during the summer months the temperatures are up not only due to the solar heat but also due to the heat generated by college rankings done by various media which include India Today, Outlook, LiveMint etc. Apart from Alumni of various institutes, currently enrolled students, aspiring students and their parents eagerly look forward to the rankings for a variety of reasons.
Curiosity is to see the relative positioning of various IITs and BITS which invariably have been ruling the top 10 rankings among engineering college rankings or what one may call as T school Rankings.
According to Aroon Purie Editor in Chief of more than three decade old weekly newsmagazine India Today whose circulation and readership run into millions “Our rankings have become the benchmark for academic standards in India". India Today (Dated 10 June 2009 ranking of best engineering colleges for the year 2009 put BITS Pilani in seventh position ahead of IT BHU and IIT Guwahati. (Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/index.php?option=com_conten ...)
Outlook has been the preferred magazine of 1.5 million readers in India, and is said to sell more than 11.2 million copies over the year. Outlook (Dated 22 June 2009) ranking of top 75 Engineering Colleges in 2009 puts BITS Pilani in sixth position ahead of IIT Roorkee, IT BHU Varanasi and IIT Guwahati. (Source http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?250245)
With a zooming readership of around 200,000, HT Media’s Mint is a one-of-its-kind newspaper in the sense that the company has an exclusive agreement with the Wall Street Journal to publish Journal-branded news and information in India. Livemint (June 29, 2009) ranking of top 50 private engineering colleges puts BITS Pilani with a total score of 2318 against various criteria right on the top position. When compared with the total scores of top 50 Government Engineering colleges, BITS Pilani takes the fifth postion ahead of IIT Madras which had a total score of 2305 points. ( Source : http://www.livemint.com/2009/06/23185207/890D73E9-EAA5-4 ... )
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science popularly known as BITS which is a multi-campus university with campuses in India at Pilani (Rajasthan), Goa and Hyderabad and international campus at Dubai (UAE) gets its position among top ranking universities for a variety of reasons.
BITS Pilani is well known for its transparency in selection criteria based on the online BITSAT examination for all its degree programs; the innovative Teaching – Learning – Evaluation processes; flexibilities such as dual degree scheme which gives opportunity for say a Science student to do an Engineering degree; vertical transfer option to move to higher degree and doctoral programs; focus on interdisciplinary and mission oriented research; excellent placement options, social engineering focus such as rain water harvesting, desert development technologies, women empowerment, healthcare etc.
BITS Pilani has also been accredited by National Assessment and Accredidation Council NAAC with a CGPA of 3.71 out of 4 and VERY Good Status ranking.
BITS Pilani also derives its reputation from the Practice School which takes education to industry locales in India and abroad for a period of seven and half months similar to doctors taking up internship as an integral component of the academic curriculum; collaboration with foreign universities of repute as well as MoU with many IT, Engineering, Process, Power, Pharma and Healthcare Majors; work integrated learning programs for meeting the human resource development needs of many industries; its very strong global alumni network apart from the fact that large number of its alumni are in top positions in India and abroad.
About BITS Pilani: The Birla Institute of Technology and Science popularly known as BITS is a University established vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act,1956 under notification No. F.12-23/63.U-2 of June 18, 1964.
Dr BR Natarajan
Professor & Vice President BITSAA
BITS Pilani Rajasthan 333031 India
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