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RTU grades colleges on basis of quality

Jaipur: Rajasthan Technical University (RTU) has graded its Engineering Colleges on the basis of 18 parameters to help students evaluate the institute before taking admission. The grading will push the colleges to improve their deficiencies. The ranking has been uploaded on RTU website.

116 engineering colleges are affiliated to RTU with 2.25 lakh students on roll. This year, 14,000 students passed out from the university.

Among 116 colleges, top slot of A-grade was awarded to nine colleges.

Diwakar Joshi of RTU said that on the basis of quality index value only nine engineering colleges have secured 600 points and above out of 1,000 points to qualify for A slot. Two private engineering colleges of Jaipur secured the highest, 819 points.

“The grading is an annual phenomenon and colleges which are low on some parameters can improve their grading the next year,” said Joshi.

Top grade colleges will be rewarded by RTU. Colleges securing A grade will get affiliation for five years, those getting B grade will get three years’ affiliation and those with C grade will be given temporary affiliation by RTU, officials said.

Officials said that the move will not only benefit the students but also colleges. “Colleges will get to see how other colleges fare on different parameters. It will encourage college owners to improve their rankings,” said an RTU official.

The ranking was done by RTU after procuring information online: Student-teacher ratio, number of courses, total enrolment of students and teachers, number of smart classes, hostel and mess, insurance, playground, number of students scoring first division marks, number of conferences, seminars and journals published by the university in an academic session.

The aim is also to bring more students in technical education. The affiliated colleges could fill an average of 40% seats in last six years. As a result, many colleges faced closure and students coming from outside Rajasthan turned to other states. The university is hoping that the move will bring students at least in the top ranking colleges.

Source : timesofindia

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