The objective of this research is to arrive at a list of top engineering colleges offering full time courses - including four-year courses in India. The research had 3 major modules i.e. Desk Research, Factual survey & Perceptual Rating survey. Post collection of data a methodical analysis was done to rate the various Engineering institutes that participated in the study and rank them accordingly.
The survey was executed during 2nd week of May to 2nd week of July 2020.
The ranking process in the current year, imbibed a holistic research module involving an objective study and a perceptual study. While the objective study is done to capture a true reflection of what exists, the perceptual study on the other hand is deemed important to comprehend how the different actors and the stakeholders perceive the institutes. Thus, these two modules in tandem help to make the ranking process more robust.
In order to get robust data the study was completed in the following phases –
The second module was factual data collection. This was done in order to garner the objective data on various parameters from the institutes and their views on the functioning of the institutes, their infrastructure and the facilities they provided. The following information areas were delved into –
A dedicated team under the direct supervision of a senior researcher was put on job. Their tasks entailed sending regular emails and rigorous follow ups in the form of telephonic calls for timely participation and achieving completeness of information.
The third module was a perceptual survey which was conducted amongst a selected set of respondents including students, teachers and parents of current students through telephonic interviews given the lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic situation. This was done to arrive at a ranking and rating of all the listed Engineering institutes as well as any other that they are aware of.
The sample was spread out geographically to get better representation.
The findings from the 3 modules were combined to get a ranking of the most prominent Engineering institutes functioning across the country. Equal weightage was given to factual and perceptual scores. The final ranking was given basis a combination of both theses scores.
The following steps were followed to reach to the same –
The perceptual scores were derived in stages by following the below mentioned methodology -
The factual scores were derived in stages by following the below mentioned methodology -
The final score for an institute was weighted average of Perception Score and Factual Score - equal weightage given to both.
Post assigning ranks, a list of top 165 Engineering institutes was shared in the order of their ranking and the list of institutes who have not shared factual questionnaire, but are ranked high basis perceptual score was shared in alphabetical order.
Note: Present survey has been exclusively conducted by an independent Research Agency named Market Xcel Data Matrix Pvt. Ltd. using stated methodology for arriving at given rankings. The publication house and its affiliates/employees/authorized representatives/group companies are not responsible/ liable for the said rankings. Readers are advised to take an informed decision before acting upon the survey rankings