Choosing the Perfect College

It’s almost time to make your big college decision! But after you’ve spent so much time visiting and researching colleges, what are you really looking for in a future college? Is it enough that your dream college offers your intended major, or should there be more to your decision?

The students’ strongest motives for entering higher education are instrumental. They are largely associated with their desire to improve their employability skills and to fulfil their career or entrepreneurial aspirations. Many others further want to continue learning and go for higher studies.

Choosing a college is a big decision. There are many aspects of the college to consider and how they relate to your personal preferences. And, it’s easy to get caught up in certain aspects of a college — like the really fancy dorms or the fact that your best friend goes there – and lose sight of the big picture (Is this the right place for you to learn skills for your career?). Believe it or not, there are many other factors that you should consider when choosing a college!

  1. Placements

Knowing the cold, hard facts about how many graduates in a particular field find a job, and how quickly, will help you evaluate a potential college. Many colleges publish data about the percentage of students receiving a job offer within six months of graduation. Some colleges will offer more assistance to graduates seeking employment than others. Finding out the job placement rate will help you make sure that your tuition fees will be well spent and can influence your decision regarding the institution you choose to attend, as well as your area of study.

The placement record of Noida Institiute of Engineering & Technology, Gr. Noida, has been outstanding. It has been acknowledged many times in the past for providing Best Placements in the region consecutively for four years. Some of the companies visiting for campus are TCS, Accenture, Microsoft, ICICI Bank, HCL, Aditya Birla Group, Headstrong, IBM, Union Bank of India, Sahara Computers (South Africa), Blackberry, Indian Army, Evolution Consulting Ltd. (Canada), Tech Mahindra, HDFC Bank, etc. offering a highest package of INR 30 lpa for 2014 batch.

  1. Finishing School

College can open your eyes to careers you never knew existed, and the finishing school can be instrumental in preparing you for your professional life after graduation. This includes interview preparation, counselling, resume reviews, job placement support, and much more. A graduate need not only excel in academics, but need a 360 degree improvement, in the areas like soft skills, life skills, technical skills and etiquettes. The Institute should also be exposing the students to time management, team-work and project management.

In order to address this, NIET boasts of a ‘Pyramid Finishing School’ to increase employability skills amongst fresh graduates, imparting world-class business skills for sustained performance and career success and to meet the ever-growing industry demand for suitable talent at the entry level. The students from all walks of life have gained tremendous confidence and have polished their personalities to be readily employable. This has resulted in NIET achieving the award for Visionary Minds – 2015 & 2016 and Most Employable students – 2014 & 2015 in the region.

  1. Industry Tie-ups

There is a huge gap existing between industry and academia. To ensure that students passing out of the college are ready professionals, it is very important to bridge this gap through industry tie-ups. Colleges having these tie-ups help the students in being regular touch with the companies, have their manager visit the campus frequently, interact with the students and impart their own curriculum if needed, while students are undergoing training.

NIET has made tie-ups with MNCs like Microsoft, Cisco, Apple, Amazon, PTC, KPMG, ICICI Direct, etc. These tie-ups not only promises to enhance student employability by manifold, but also takes the lead in encouraging ‘innovative’ learning like never before.

  1. Entrepreneurship Development Cell

It takes more than just early stage risk-capital to get a company off the ground. Entrepreneurship has an unmatched ability to bring about disruptive change in society and engage with ventures across technology. The Entrepreneurship Cell should help budding entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses.

NIET, has set up a Technology Business Incubator which is approved by DC-MSME, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India to provide financial assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs for bringing innovations and ideas to life which will create economic opportunity and jobs for the country. In partnership with the mentors, corporates, development agencies, community and investors, the Institute cultivates a rare breed of entrepreneurs by incubating, accelerating, mentoring and funding innovative start-ups. It ensures a conducive ecosystem critical to promoting entrepreneurship.

  1. Support for Higher Education

Access to higher education has become increasingly essential to obtain economic independence and success in today’s world. Students opting for further studies need outreach, professional development, advocacy, and networking opportunities for the right career path.

NIET conceptualizes academic support to include academic advising; student academic transitions; academic preparedness; and developmental education among other forms of support. The Institute also trains students for the GATE / GRE/ GMAT, etc. We have devised the most effective modules which have been responsible for the outstanding results that our students have produced on these tests. NIET also has in-house Test centres like Prometric & Pearson which further enables students to give these exams within campus and at discounted prices.

While deciding where to apply is often a stressful experience, knowing what things to consider when choosing a college can give you the confidence to apply wisely and end up at the institute that best meets your needs.