It is that time of the year when colleges are gearing up for the counseling sessions. Parents and students are equally confused about taking the right decision about which colleges to opt for. This article gives you a brief idea on how to handle the counseling process in a way that you end up with the right course and college.
Firstly the student needs to identify the course he or she is interested to pursue. This requires proper assessment of one’s abilities and aptitude towards the selected course. It is always advisable to keep your options open regarding the choice of the course. Once you have decided upon the course you want to opt for, the next step is to look for colleges that offer these courses. Shortlist these colleges based upon their location and performance till date. While making your choice, gather as much information you can from various sources and methods. If your situation permits, it may also be useful to visit the college/campus once, see the infrastructure and hostel facilities, talk to the teachers and students for more information. You can refer to the information available on college rankings which is based on academic performance, placements, faculty and infrastructure of the institute.
Many Universities and colleges collate their information and put it up on the internet. Also various other educational sites provide the ranking of various colleges and Universities according to their academic performance and placements. Further it is suggested that you consult your friends and seniors who are already into the field of engineering. However, it is to be noted that the seats in good colleges are very limited. Reservations in various categories also limit the seats available for the general category. Thus do not restrict yourself to just one or two colleges. Instead keep your options open. If you are applying for online counseling you have the added advantage of selecting all the colleges in order of your preference. In case you do not get the college of your choice in the first counseling there is always a scope of you making it in the next round of counseling. However make sure that your rank is good enough to get you a seat in the preferred college in the second round.
Talking about engineering it is difficult to ignore the large number of institutes that has come up in Punjab over the past few years. Punjab is fast becoming a destination of choice for higher education. There are approximately 102 Engineering colleges (Govt. and Private) affiliated to Punjab Technical University which provides excellent facilities to the students of Punjab as well as from other states.