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Readers recommend colleges to the Class of 2011

Last updated on: May 31, 2011 11:38 IST

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We invited readers to share their college recommendations to the Class of 2011 -- the colleges with the best teachers, facilities, study programmes.

Here we present some of the repsonses we recieved. Share yours!


Name of the college: St. Xavier's College
Location: Kolkata
State: West Bengal
Course/stream to enroll for : B.Com & BBA
Best faculty/professor and why: Have faculties like Hanif(Accountancy, Tax, Audit, Financial Management), Sampat Mukherjee and many more who are of a different league all together and have been the key veterans helping the institution to achieve the position it is in today.
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): The ranking says it all.
It ranked first last year in best colleges for B.Com Hons.
The course curriculum is more stringent than SRCC's. The curriculum is in line with the course of Chartered Accountacy.
Look at the Alumni base of the college.
Discipline is another major part.
Strict attendance issues and proper outfits which support a congenial and non provocative behaviour prevails.
Find any person in Kolkata, even a Rickshwala, and he will show you respect if you are a Xaverian.
Regular seminars.
Diversity in courses.
Sport support.
USP (why would you recommend this college?): I am an alumnus of this college and have seen the benefits of belonging to the college.
Right now I am pursuing my MBA from a reputed Institute and I know how it feels like being a Xaverian.
You will always reap the benefits of belonging to the college.
Right from your MBA interview to your Job Interview and when a company considers people for promotion. You will be favoured each time.
Extracurricular activities the college supports: Seminars, Cultural cells, Social Service, NCC, Business events, Sports. You get almost everything you want.
Fee structure: Fee structure is one of the lowest. For the morning batch it is Somewhere around Rs. 550 and for the evening batch it is somewhere around Rs. 1650
Did you attend this college?: Yes. My experience with the college is reflected in the above opinions.
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: I am a 2009 pass out. I did my graduation in B.Com Hons. (morning batch).
Your name: Gaurav Modi


Name of the college: Madras Christian College
Location: Chennai
State: Tamil Nadu
Course/stream to enroll for : bsc physics, bschemistry , economics BA, B com , etc.,
Best faculty/professor and why: DR C T kurien -Economics, Dr george
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): It is 250 years old and a very best institution for character , self learning ,and produce achievers like PN Seshan , T T Krisnamachari,John saunders, Professor M S Krishnamoorthy, Pondicherry , etc.,
USP (why would you recommend this college?): It is the BEST - once called CAMBRIGDE IN INDIAN SOIL
Extracurricular activities the college supports: cultural , literary , debating , and very good english articulation . leadership skills
Fee structure: moderate to upper& middle class
Did you attend this college?: yes ; I am old BOY of MCC college tambaram
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: 1970-1972 still it is top ranked in 4th or 5th all india in ECONOMICS
Your name: DR K S VELMURUGAN


Name of the college: MANIT
Location: BHOPAL
State: Madhya Pradesh
Course/stream to enroll for : Engineering
Best faculty/professor and why: CSE
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): Every thing
USP (why would you recommend this college?): BEST NIT
Extracurricular activities the college supports: -
Fee structure: 30000 RS
Did you attend this college?: yes
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: 2003. Very nice
Your name: ashik dodiyar




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Name of the college: UNIVERSITY OF ALLAHABAD
Location: ALLAHABAD
State: Uttar Pradesh
Course/stream to enroll for : ARTS/SCIENCE/COMMERCE
Best faculty/professor and why: PROF. A.K. SINGH(VICE CHANCELLOR-A.U.)He's an IITian and his experience is of great help for everyone
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): It prepares students to crack competetive exams like IAS,CAT,CDS etc.A.U. students always secure top ranks in all competetive exams.
It's a Central University and the tag helps to get better jobs in corporate world.
USP (why would you recommend this college?): It's a Central University.Although the infrastructure is not so good it provides excellent faculties and research facilities.
The syllabus is designed keeping in mind the requirements of competetive exams
Extracurricular activities the college supports: It provides training for various sports.
NCC/NSS camps are also organised
Fee structure: FOR U.G. COURSES-Rs924 per annum
HOSTEL-Rs6000 per annum
Did you attend this college?: YES
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: I started attending it in 2010.It's a memorable experience
Your name: ANKIT


Name of the college: SASTRA
Location: ThirumalaiSamudram, Thanjavur District, Tamil NADU
State: Tamil Nadu
Course/stream to enroll for : BTech/MTech (integrated)
Best faculty/professor and why: All Faculty work with passion
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): Highly Diciplined but give indepedence to students,complete wifi environment,best labs and very good infrastructure with high grade of echo environment,good Hostels and very good transportation
USP (why would you recommend this college?): Students who scores good marks in academic, concentrates on one's own prescribed syllabi,without being distrubed by Hi-fi JEE-IIT,AIEEE etc.But 30% seats given to AIEEE.30% of rest 70% given to other states.
Extracurricular activities the college supports: A good amount of extracurricular activities which can be viewed in www.sastra.edu
Fee structure: Around Rs 40000/ semester
Did you attend this college?: My ward is studying
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: NA
Your name: S.Ramesh KUmar


Name of the college: Ramarao Adik Institute of Technology
Location: Navi Mumbai
State: Maharashtra
Course/stream to enroll for : Engineering/IT
Best faculty/professor and why: U B Jangam for his teaching skills in Maths
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): 1. Very very good infrastructure.
2. All hi tech labs.
3. Huge campus.
4. D Y Patil cricket stadium is in the same campus.
USP (why would you recommend this college?): Because you get to learn not only the courses taught here but also the real essence of LIFE!!!
Extracurricular activities the college supports: Drama(Kalaraag) and lots & lots of other activities like Annual Cultural Fest,Tech Fest,etc.
Fee structure: Quite affordable.
Did you attend this college?: Yes
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: Was a passout of 2001 batch in B.E(Electronics).The experience was so amazing that I consider that period as the best phase of my life.
Your name: Prasath Krishnamoorthy




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Name of the college: Ramjas
Location: New Delhi
State: Delhi
Course/stream to enroll for : Arts
Best faculty/professor and why: Mukul Manglik. His ideas, energy and fresh look & prospective guides one to great extent.
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): Ramjas is a college that of North campus of Delhi university. The histry faculty of the arts department is a very vibrant and experimentative with various existing and established theory. It opens the mind to exploration & excavation resulting in new wave & new approach to study the subject like history.Many events and workshops follows that further add fuel to intense debate and debacle.Its like fresh breath & stimulation to intellectual horizon of students and scholar.Many other college lacks all that.
USP (why would you recommend this college?): History department in general and Mukul Manglik in particular.
Extracurricular activities the college supports: Debates,discussions,workshops, human-right promotion and protection initiative.
Fee structure: Moderate
Did you attend this college?: Yes,I did.
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: 1998-2001. Experience is what vibrating me as yet.
Your name: Nishant


Name of the college: Goenka College of Commerce & Business Administration
Location: Kolkata
State: West Bengal
Course/stream to enroll for : bcom(hons)
Best faculty/professor and why: m.k.dey
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): faculty and course offered
USP (why would you recommend this college?): awesome experience
Extracurricular activities the college supports: everything
Fee structure: minimal
Did you attend this college?: yes
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: 2000-2003,awesome
Your name: vivek ojha


Name of the college: St Xavier's College,Kolkata
Location: Kolkata,West Bengal,India
State: West Bengal
Course/stream to enroll for : Commerce
Best faculty/professor and why: Many
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): The best rank Commerce College in the country
USP (why would you recommend this college?): Deemed university status granted,huge faculty staff from diff spheres.
Extracurricular activities the college supports: Many..Please visit: www.sxccal.edu
Fee structure: Check the website for latest structure
Did you attend this college?: Yes
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: I was student from 2005-2008.It was awesume experience to be the part of the best college in country for commerce background.
Your name: Rajesh Agarwal




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Name of the college: NMAM Institute of Technology
Location: Nitte, Mangalore, Karnataka
State: Karnataka
Course/stream to enroll for : Engineering
Best faculty/professor and why: KM Hebbar, Former HOD - Electronics National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Great published papers, Author of Best Selling Book On Computer Architecture
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): - Students of this college created India's smallest satellite StudSat
- This college hosts Alchemi, powerful grid computing system
- Students from this college has created a supercomputer based on distributed computing
- Top Sports facilities
- College founded by India's former speaker and supreme court judge KS Hegde.
USP (why would you recommend this college?): Overall best in class infrastructure, alumni and initiatives among private colleges.
Extracurricular activities the college supports: Many
Fee structure: Competitive
Did you attend this college?: Yes
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: Excellent
Your name: Vivek Chandrasekhar


Name of the college: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (AHMEDABAD)
Location: VASTRAPUR AHMEDBAD GUJARAT
State: Gujarat
Course/stream to enroll for : MANAGEMENT
Best faculty/professor and why: PROF ANIL KUMAR GUPTA ,chairperson NATIONAL INNOVATION FOUNDATION AHMEDABAD
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): LIBRARY CAMPUS AND ENVIRONMENT IS BEST SUITED TO EXCHANGE OF KNOWLEDGE WITH MATURITY AND DEPTH
USP (why would you recommend this college?): WHOLE WORLD RECOMMENDS TOPPERS FROM COUNTRY AND WORLD RECOMMEND AND I WAS ABLE TO HELP MYSELF RESOLVE MY PROBLEMS
Extracurricular activities the college supports: CASE STUDY METHOD OF LEARNING IS BEST TO IMPROVE PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS AND TRANSFORMATION OF ATTITUDE
Fee structure: WIH SUPPORT OF BANKS FEE STRUCTURE SUITS FUTURE CEOS /MANAGING DIRECTORS
Did you attend this college?: SUBMITTED MY THESIS
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: 1987 TO 2011 WHEN I PASSED CAT IN 1987 WITH GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND FINALLY ENTERED FPM OFFICE IN 1997 WITH ORIGINAL THESIS TO REACH NATIONAL INNOVATION FOUNDATION AHMEDABAD IN 2001-2003 WITH SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE OF FACULTY WHICH IS ENCOURAGING AND INSPIRING AS A REAL TEACHER TO UPDATE MY RESEARCH TO ALUMNI OF IIM(A) IN 2008 (MR KAMAL DAYANI)IAS TO BECOME HIGHEST ACHIEVER IN THE WORLD THROUGH INTERNET AND MOBILE TILL ENLIGHTENMENT
Your name: RAJEEV KUMAR TIWARI


Name of the college: Katrivalli College
Location: Hyderabad
State: Andhra Pradesh
Course/stream to enroll for : engineering
Best faculty/professor and why: Yes super
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): labs / infrastructure / campus
USP (why would you recommend this college?): yes
Extracurricular activities the college supports: many activities
Fee structure: free
Did you attend this college?: yes
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: 2008
Your name: kumar Pavan




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Name of the college: UICT, Mumbai
Location: Mumbai
State: Maharashtra
Course/stream to enroll for : Chemical Engineering
Best faculty/professor and why: Professor V V Mahajani,
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): Best chemical engg. college in asia ( even better than most of the iits, if u dnt beleive me, chk out de surveys). Excellent chem eng. lab, de best library in town, beautiful campus, wonderful hostel and on top of it, world class professors and academicians
USP (why would you recommend this college?): de only niche college for chemical engineering with the best of everything
Extracurricular activities the college supports: you name it and the college has it
Fee structure: very nominal fee structure.
Did you attend this college?: Yes
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: 2003-2007 B Chem Eng batch. the experience was de best in my life till now.
Your name: Ankush Sheth


Name of the college: St. Xavier's College
Location: Kolkata
State: West Bengal
Course/stream to enroll for : Commerce
Best faculty/professor and why: Prof. Shibaji Banerjee
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): In spite of the huge intake of students every year, the administration is praiseworthy. Moreover the college ensure every student becomes disciplined and serious in and about their life.
USP (why would you recommend this college?): The strict discipline (unlike other college....it might be disgusting for a few but its necessary), compulsory internship and project preparation
Extracurricular activities the college supports: All outdoor and inddor games, various cultural fests and events, on campus NSS collaboration (National Service Scheme), associated with NCC and AICUF to name a few........
Fee structure: BCOM is divided in two sessions: Morning where fees is rs 800(approx) per month and evening where the fees is comparatively on the higher side i.e rs 2000 (approx) per month
Did you attend this college?: YES
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: Batch 2008-2011......it was great.....well-disciplined, good faculty, weekly exams, seminars, it had it all....initially i took time to adjust to the system but the college rocks big time.
Your name: Subhayan Guha


Name of the college: Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
Location: Dwarka, New Delhi
State: Delhi
Course/stream to enroll for : Engineering
Best faculty/professor and why: D.V. Gadre .The guy is a friend who has lots of knowledge as compared to your other friends.:).Though rude somtimes but then which friend isnt :)
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): Campus is awesome especially hostel life both for girls and boys
USP (why would you recommend this college?): Well u will get the best of placements if you work hard and off course even if you are interested in further studies there is lots of alumni to talk to
Extracurricular activities the college supports: Check them out on nsitonline.in
Fee structure: minimal ,Rs 200000 for 4 years including hostel tuition everything
Did you attend this college?: Yes
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: i attended it from 2007 to 2011
it was good experience although it could have been better if i would have taken the hostel.
Your name: Nikhil




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Name of the college: Birla Institute of Technology
Location: Ranchi
State: Jharkhand
Course/stream to enroll for : Engineering
Best faculty/professor and why: IT, Mech, robotics, Space
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): Labs, Infrastructure, Campus all.
USP (why would you recommend this college?): Excellent Professors and Resources
Extracurricular activities the college supports: All sports. has an Inbuilt Stadium.
Fee structure: 50000 per annum.
Did you attend this college?: Yes
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: 2005 Batch.
Extreamly Excellent.
Top most placement.
Your name: Reetesh Sahay


Name of the college: Govindram Sakseriya Institute of Technology & science
Location: Indore
State: Madhya Pradesh
Course/stream to enroll for : Engineering/Science
Best faculty/professor and why: Mechinical Dept
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): Labs for mechinical/IT/Computers/Electrical
USP (why would you recommend this college?): Its an autonomous institute having history more than 60 years.
Extracurricular activities the college supports: Collage fest/techincal papers presentation/state level games and campus organization/best known companies for placement
Fee structure: 50K-70K
Did you attend this college?: No
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: I was a part of campus placement in this collage
Your name: Dhirendra


Name of the college: Edu Mentors- Chanakya Institute of Management
Location: Mohali
State: Chandigarh
Course/stream to enroll for : M.B.A
Best faculty/professor and why: Exclusive Business School with Case Method studies & having Edu Mentors.com as Career Skill developer to Make you Job Ready
Why is this the best college (labs / infrastructure / campus etc): Best Campus, Personalized approach.
USP (why would you recommend this college?): Exlusive Business School
Special Career Skill Programes
to Make you Job Ready and Conquer The real time industry
Extracurricular activities the college supports: Industrial trainings in real time corporates, Events etc.
Fee structure: Very Comprehensive Fee structure, less than 2.5 lacs for all semesters.
Did you attend this college?: YES
When did you attend college and what was the experience like?: very knowladgable
Your name: Mohinder Chahal



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