In a June 2006 Dataquest-IDC survey of top T-Schools in India, BIT Mesra college stood 17th overall. Earlier (2005, i think!), BIT Mesra was ranked among the top 10 by an India Today – ORG-MARG – AC-NIELSEN survey. Like many other BIT-ians.. and non-BIT-ians I was a little surprised. However, IMHO, BIT Mesra deserves the 17th spot.
The complete list is as follows:
15 Delhi College of Engineering
16 NSIT, Delhi
17 BIT-Mesra, Ranchi
18 Jadavpur University, Kolkata
20 Thapar Institute of Engg. & Technology, Patiala
A close analysis of the list would reveal that the ones that are above BIT Mesra on the list deserve to be there by virtue of thier “brand” and overall reputation. Likewise for the institutes that are below it. If you are a BIT-ian reading this, you’ll probably disagree with this. But the fact is that the grass will always be greener on the other side. Maybe the students of the colleges that we “perceive” to be better than BIT Mesra are actually aware of the loopholes or shortcomings and actually believe that the grass this side (read: Mesra) is greener. Hmmm… Who knows.. I’d let the magazines decide.. and watch the show!
All in all, 17th I think is an impressive achievement, considering that there are over 1,200 engineering colleges approved by AICTE in our country. Anyway, catch the entire survey report (in pdf format) here!