The education system in India has always been under peoples’ lens for various reasons. Whether it is foreign students’ keen interest in exploring academic options in the country or students criticizing lack of innovation and creativity in the education system, the academic processes in the country have always been discussed widely. However, over the years, many changes in the system have made educators in India and across the globe sit up and take notice. From employing more women in order to reducing the gender gap in educational institutions or giving equal opportunities to girls to continue their education, to introducing courses and focusing on skill development of students, the education system in India has witnessed a sea change in the past years. Over the years, IISc, IITs and IIMs from the country have consistently been featured in top colleges/university ranking lists and have established a firm name in the education sector. Among the several policies drafted in the past, importance on skill development through Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, University Grants Commission (UGC)’s endorsement of blended learning, Institute of Eminence, National Education Policy 2020 are among some of the most notable changes the education system in India has witnessed.
This has resulted in educators across higher education institutions in the country to be more focused on overall development of students that prepares them for the outside world. Implementation and introduction of various tools and techniques, introducing students and faculty members to newer and relevant courses are proof that educators across the board are looking at making efforts to boost their standards and provide quality education to everyone. Recently, 17 Indian universities making it to the top 200 in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2022, goes on to show that more colleges and universities are competing with their international counterparts to make a mark for themselves in the field of education.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSES AFTER COMPLETING 12th standard is very crucial as it determines student’s career and future. As the student gets into 12th, he starts thinking of opting the right courses, whether it’s ARTS, SCIENCE, COMMERCE, ENGINEERING, MEDICAL, LAW, FASHION etc.We at OPEN Magazine are highlighting a few renowned institutions which not only have inspired aspiring students, but have also made name for their institutions as BEST SEAT OF LEARNING.These private institutions continued their march to bring world-class education to the doorstep of their students to align them with real-time situations and create job worthiness in a fast-changing environment and stood tall against all odds and adapted to a fast-paced world with alacrity. It is a testament to the groundwork they have done to take on the competition from the international and government-aided colleges and universities. As the saying goes, only in adversity does individual wisdom open up to knowledge for all.
Galgotias University, one of India’s top ranking private universities has received ‘A+’ accreditation from NAAC, making it the only university in Uttar Pradesh with the highest NAAC score of 3.37 out of 4 in its first accreditation cycle.
The University opened its door to the first batch of approximately 1,700 undergraduate and post-graduate students in July of 2011 and today Galgotias University is considered a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education, research and innovation destination for more than 18,000 students and more than 800 well qualified and experienced faculty members who are making their students a FUTURE LEADERS.
Galgotias University is the youngest in the country to get such accreditations by NBA More than 7000 Publications, 200+ Patents Published.
The record-breaking placement at Galgotias is an apt testimony to its focus on upholding the highest academic standards right from selecting top faculty, introducing world-class pedagogical practices to personality development of the students.
Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) is an epitome of ‘vision statement’ of its founding Fathers. It encapsulates the philosophy of creating innovators, empowered with the knowledge for the creation of a dynamic world, pulsating with intellectual acuity and striving for the utopia of a prosperous biosphere for all and sundry.
MUJ, as it is fondly called, is a multi-faculty, multi-disciplinary University, offering a variety of courses at all level, i.e. UG, PG & Doctoral and across diverse streams, including Engineering, Architecture, Design, Science, Management, Law, Commerce and Humanities etc.
Sanskriti University has been established with an idea of bringing “Excellence in Life”, delivering 360-degree holistic development of students. Our Curriculum tailored to the needs of the industry, coupled with the use of industry-leading pedagogies enables the students to transform themselves into job-ready resources. Sanskriti is committed to elevating itself to the status of top 10 private universities on all key parameters by delivering exceptional research and skill-based education by making incremental progress at a quick pace. The University has a unique distinction being one among few who has been selected by the State Government to set up Incubation Centre at an approximate cost of Rs.1 crore. The University has done remarkably well as far as research and patents are concerned as would be evident from the number of research publications at more than 1500+ and patents at more than 1150+ applied for registrations. The University also ranked among 30 under ARIIA rankings “Ranked 7th in India with The Highest Number of Patent Applications” by Intellectual Property India, Govt. of India. All eligible students have been placed with very handsome package. Many new startups have been established with the help of Venture Capital funding.
AJAY KUMAR GARG ENGINEERING COLLEGE (AKGEC)
AKGEC strives for excellence and has been consistently maintaining excellent academic results and placements. The college has the distinction of being the first and only college in UP to receive the Academic Excellence Award for the Best Engineering College in UPTU (now AKTU) from H.E. the Governor of UP for two successive years. Under the leadership Dr R.K. Agarwal, Director General, AKGEC the college has been persistently working towards setting new benchmarks in academic excellence as well as industry–academia interface to make the students globally competitive and employable.
ALL INDIA SHRI SHIVAJI MEMORIAL SOCIETY (AISSMS)
Carrying the legacy for more than 100 years, All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society (AISSMS) has carved its name on the global education platform.
Embodying the principles laid down by its founder Rajarshi Shahu Chhatrapati Maharaj, the institution works towards making education accessible for people on the grassroots level of society. Now the heritage of education is being carried by the hon. secretary of the institution, Malojiraje Chhatrapati. Under his leadership, AISSMS envisions providing Quality Education to students to shape them into capable citizens of India in the future.
The university takes pride in integrating the culture of learning and growth to more than 14000 students every year. From Military School to Ph.D courses, world class education is provided to the students in engineering, management, pharmacy, hotel management and catering technology domains. Additionally, all the educational institutions under the umbrella of AISSMS are approved by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
The College of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 100 colleges by NIRF while Engineering college has received “Best Professional College” Award in Urban Category by SPPU. The Institute of Information Technology has the honour of being named as the ‘Best Private Engineering College’ by ISTE, New Delhi. It is also ranked AIR-103 in Best Private Engineering Institutes Ranking Survey conducted by WEEK MAGAZINE. The College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology is ranked as 30th Top Hospitality management institution by India Today.
PRESTIGE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH
Founded by Dr Nemnath Jain (Padma Shri Awardee), in 1994, in Madhya Pradesh’s Commercial capital Indore, the Prestige Institute of Management and Research (PIMR), has emerged as Central India’s most reputed professional education providers in the past over two and half decades under the dynamic and inspiring leadership of Prestige Education Foundation Chairman, Dr Davish Jain.
The second generation of his family, Dr David Jain, the author of two well-known books namely “Golden Insight Enterprising Soybean and “Golden Insight Enterprising Knowledge”, carrying forward the glorious academic legacy of his illustrious father, has made PIMR the most reputed and Prestigious academic brand of Madhya Pradesh. Because of its world class teaching pedagogy, talented faculties and brilliant placement records, PIMR has been consistently ranked among India’s top B Schools. The recent surveys of India’s leading publications like India Today Group, Outlook and the Week magazines have put PIMR among top 50 Business schools of the country. PIMR is the only private academic institution of Madhya Pradesh which has received the highest rating of A++ with CGPA of 3.57 out of 4 in the new RAF from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
The Prestige University coming up at a sprawling campus of 35 acres on Indore-Ujjain highway is a new academic venture of the Prestige Education Foundation. The PU building has received the best architectural design award. The University will have world class academic infrastructure with state of art research facilities.
(State rankings are based on OPEN Best Colleges ranking survey, 2022*)