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June 19, 2000

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1.SRCC, Delhi
Academic input: 1 Reputation: 7 Curriculum:1 Infrastructure:3 Student care: 2 Admission procedure:6 Job placements:1 Rank in 1999: 1 Rank in 1998:1
2.St Xavier's, Mumbai
Academic input: 4 Reputation: 1 Curriculum:6 Infrastructure:2 Student care: 6 Admission procedure:5 Job placements:7 Rank in 1999: 3 Rank in 1998:-
3.Presidency College, Chennai
Academic input: 7 Reputation: 8 Curriculum:2 Infrastructure:1 Student care: 4 Admission procedure:3 Job placements:6 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998:-
4.St Xavier's, Calcutta
Academic input: 2 Reputation: 6 Curriculum:7 Infrastructure:5 Student care: 3 Admission procedure:9 Job placements:4 Rank in 1999: 2 Rank in 1998:4
5.Hans Raj College, Delhi
Academic input: 3 Reputation: 9 Curriculum:3 Infrastructure:4 Student care: 7 Admission procedure:2 Job placements:2 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998: -
6.Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi
Academic input: 6 Reputation: 3 Curriculum:4 Infrastructure:7 Student care: 8 Admission procedure:4 Job placements:3 Rank in 1999: 10 Rank in 1998:-
7.Loyola College, Chennai
Academic input: 8 Reputation: 4 Curriculum:8 Infrastructure:6 Student care: 1 Admission procedure:8 Job placements:8 Rank in 1999: 4 Rank in 1998:2
8.MCC, Chennai
Academic input: 9 Reputation: 2 Curriculum:5 Infrastructure:8 Student care: 9 Admission procedure:7 Job placements:5 Rank in 1999:- Rank in 1998:-
9.Hindu College, Delhi
Academic input: 5 Reputation: 10 Curriculum:9 Infrastructure:9 Student care: 10 Admission procedure:1 Job placements:9 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998:4

India Today issue dated June 19, 2000
COMMERCE

TOPPER: SRCC, DELHI

Each year, goes the lore, chartered accountants who are SRCC alumni, save taxes equivalent to the Indian GDP. And how do they do it? As principal J.L. Gupta puts it: "The focus is to get two things right -- get the best students and the finest faculty." But getting into this niche college (it mainly offers courses in commerce and economics) is one of the toughest things to achieve. The only college in the country which boasts of a placement cell that attracts as many blue-chip companies as any business school. In fact, last year it launched its own business school and the buzz is that it is going to give a tough competition to the IIMS. The SRCC alumni includes I&B Minister Arun Jaitley, Standard Chartered Bank CEO Tony Singh and IDBI chief G.P. Gupta, among others.

 

ENGINEERING
TOPPER: IIT, POWAI

1.IIT, Powai
Academic input: 4 Reputation: 3 Curriculum:7 Infrastructure:1 Student care: 2 Admission procedure:1 Job placements:1 Rank in 1999: 2 Rank in 1998:1
2.IIT, Chennai
Academic input: 1 Reputation: 1 Curriculum:2 Infrastructure:5 Student care: 1 Admission procedure:5 Job placements:5 Rank in 1999: 4 Rank in 1998:4
3.IIT, Delhi
Academic input: 2 Reputation: 8 Curriculum:3 Infrastructure:3 Student care: 3 Admission procedure:7 Job placements:4 Rank in 1999: 3 Rank in 1998:3
4.IIT, Kanpur
Academic input: 7 Reputation: 6 Curriculum:4 Infrastructure:4 Student care: 4 Admission procedure:2 Job placements:3 Rank in 1999: 1 Rank in 1998:1
5.IIT, Kharagpur
Academic input: 5 Reputation: 2 Curriculum:1 Infrastructure:7 Student care: 5 Admission procedure:9 Job placements:7 Rank in 1999:5 Rank in 1998:5
6.BITS, Pilani
Academic input: 6 Reputation: 4 Curriculum:6 Infrastructure:6 Student care: 6 Admission procedure:2 Job placements:2 Rank in 1999: 6 Rank in 1998:6
7.Delhi College of Engineering
Academic input: 9 Reputation: 5 Curriculum:10 Infrastructure:8 Student care: 7 Admission procedure:4 Job placements:8 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998: -
8.Roorkee Engineering College
Academic input: 8 Reputation: 10 Curriculum:8 Infrastructure:2 Student care: 8 Admission procedure:8 Job placements:9 Rank in 1999:7 Rank in 1998:7
9.PSG College, Coimbatore
Academic input: 3 Reputation: 7 Curriculum:9 Infrastructure:10 Student care: 10 Admission procedure:10 Job placements:10 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998:-
10.IIT Guwahati
Academic input: 10 Reputation: 9 Curriculum:5 Infrastructure:9 Student care: 9 Admission procedure:6 Job placements:6 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998:-

 When the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) was set up in a far-flung, marshy village of Mumbai called Powai, very few  expected students to assemble in the quadrangle, leave alone the classrooms. Forty years later, IIT Powai is among the best known addresses in the world of engineering -- churning out students who have made a mark in all spheres of life. Such is its reputation that when the government cut funds in 1992, IIT alumni got together to contribute $20 million (Rs 90 crore). Silicon Valley tycoon Kanwal Rekhi gave $2 million for setting up a School of Information Technology and Infosys md Nandan Nilekani donated Rs 11 crore. Academic excellence apart, the first lesson a student learns here is humility. That's what is paying off now.

LAW
TOPPER: NLSIU, BANGALORE

1.NLSIU, Bangalore
Academic input: 1 Reputation: 5 Curriculum:3 Infrastructure:1 Student care: 1 Admission procedure:1 Job placements:1 Rank in 1999: 1 Rank in 1998:1
2.Faculty of Law, Delhi University
Academic input: 2 Reputation: 2 Curriculum:2 Infrastructure:2 Student care: 4 Admission procedure:2 Job placements:2 Rank in 1999: 2 Rank in 1998:2
3.Law College, Pune
Academic input: 3 Reputation: 1 Curriculum:7 Infrastructure:8 Student care: 3 Admission procedure:5 Job placements:10 Rank in 1999: 4 Rank in 1998:3
4.Govt College of Law, Mumbai
Academic input: 4 Reputation: 7 Curriculum:1 Infrastructure:7 Student care: 2 Admission procedure:3 Job placements:8 Rank in 1999: 3 Rank in 1998:3
5.Faculty of Law, BHU, Varanasi
Academic input: 5 Reputation: 6 Curriculum:4 Infrastructure:4 Student care: 7 Admission procedure:4 Job placements:5 Rank in 1999:5 Rank in 1998:5
6.Faculty of Law, Madras Univ
Academic input: 8 Reputation: 4 Curriculum:5 Infrastructure:6 Student care: 6 Admission procedure:7 Job placements:4 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998:-
7.Faculty of Law, AMU
Academic input: 7 Reputation: 3 Curriculum:6 Infrastructure:9 Student care: 9 Admission procedure:9 Job placements:9 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998: -
8.Faculty of Law, Allahabad Univ
Academic input: 10 Reputation: 8 Curriculum:8 Infrastructure:5 Student care: 8 Admission procedure:10 Job placements:7 Rank in 1999:- Rank in 1998:-
9.Univ College of Law, Hyderabad
Academic input: 6 Reputation: 10 Curriculum:10 Infrastructure:3 Student care: 10 Admission procedure:8 Job placements:3 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998:-
10.Faculty of Law, Cochin
Academic input: 9 Reputation: 9 Curriculum:9 Infrastructure:10 Student care: 5 Admission procedure:6 Job placements:6 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998:-

Called the Harvard of the East, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) was established by an Act -- Karnataka Act 22 of 1986 -- under the sponsorship of the Bar Council of India. The law school runs BA, LLB (Hons) degree programme (80 seats) and masters and doctoral programmes (50 seats) and is famous for excelling in Moot Court competitions in India and abroad. As NLSIU Director Professor N.L. Mitra, an expert in banking, investment and corporate laws, says, "The school is a pace-setter for Indian legal education and is a testing ground for bold experiments." Needless to say, the school has on its governing body and faculty some of the top-notch legal luminaries from the country and abroad.

MEDICINE
TOPPER: AIIMS, DELHI

1.AIIMS, Delhi
Academic input: 3 Reputation: 2 Curriculum:3 Infrastructure:2 Student care: 2 Admission procedure:2 Job placements:1 Rank in 1999: 1 Rank in 1998:1
2.CMC, Vellore
Academic input: 1 Reputation: 5 Curriculum:6 Infrastructure:1 Student care: 3 Admission procedure:5 Job placements:8 Rank in 1999: 2 Rank in 1998:2
3.AFMC, Pune
Academic input: 4 Reputation: 9 Curriculum:5 Infrastructure:4 Student care: 4 Admission procedure:1 Job placements:4 Rank in 1999: 5 Rank in 1998:-
4.KEM, Mumbai
Academic input: 9 Reputation: 6 Curriculum:8 Infrastructure:6 Student care: 1 Admission procedure:8 Job placements:3 Rank in 1999: 6 Rank in 1998:4
5.GMC, Mumbai
Academic input: 5 Reputation: 8 Curriculum:4 Infrastructure:5 Student care: 6 Admission procedure:4 Job placements:9 Rank in 1999:9 Rank in 1998:-
6.JIPMER, Pondicherry
Academic input: 7 Reputation: 4 Curriculum:1 Infrastructure:10 Student care: 5 Admission procedure:3 Job placements:2 Rank in 1999: 3 Rank in 1998:3
7.Faculty of Medicine, AMU
Academic input: 6 Reputation: 7 Curriculum:7 Infrastructure:7 Student care: 9 Admission procedure:7 Job placements:7 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998: -
8.MMC, Chennai
Academic input: 2 Reputation: 1 Curriculum:10 Infrastructure:3 Student care: 10 Admission procedure:9 Job placements:5 Rank in 1999:7 Rank in 1998:-
9.Bangalore Medical College 
Academic input: 8 Reputation: 3 Curriculum:9 Infrastructure:8 Student care: 8 Admission procedure:6 Job placements:6 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998:-
10.Lady Hardinge, Delhi
Academic input: 10 Reputation: 1 Curriculum:2 Infrastructure:9 Student care: 7 Admission procedure:10 Job placements:10 Rank in 1999: - Rank in 1998:-

Almost 30,000 students sit for the AIIMS entrance examination each year, but only 50 lucky ones make it. And lucky they remain, for the curriculum at AIIMS is considered the best in the country, unusual because it is revised each year based on student response to teaching modules. What also makes AIIMS so special is the dedicated faculty of nearly 500 medical experts who pack into a single day crowded OPDs -- around 6,000 patients visit AIIMS every day -- lectures, seminars, practicals and research work. Their motivation? Total academic freedom and no limit on what multi-disciplinary research you would want to pursue. This even makes up for the lower salaries they draw as compared to their contemporaries in trendy new, corporate-style hospitals.

IN THE RECKONING
A citywise ranking of the leading colleges

ARTS

DELHI: 1. St Stephen's 2. Lady Shri Ram 3. Miranda House 4. Hans Raj 5. SRCC 6. Indraprastha 7. Hindu 8. Jesus & Mary 9. Daulat Ram 10. Kamala Nehru
MUMBAI: 1. St Xavier's 2. Elphinstone 3. K.J. Somaiya 4. Wilson College 5. Vivekananda 6. D.G. Ruparel 7. Ramnarain Ruia 8. Jai Hind 9. Mithibhai
CHENNAI: 1. Loyola 2. Presidency 3. MCC 4. Stella Maris 5. Queen Mary's 6. Ethiraj 7. Women's Christian College 8. Meenakshi 9. Pachaiyappa's
CALCUTTA: 1. Presidency 2. St Xavier's 3. Loreto 4. Brabourne 5. St Paul's 6. Bethune
BANGALORE: 1. St Joseph's 2. Mount Carmel 3. Christ College 4. MES 5. Jyothinivas 6. National College (Basavangudi) 8. Vijaya
HYDERABAD: 1. Nizam's 2. Kasturba Gandhi 3. A.V. College 4. P.G. College 5. Reddy Women's College
PUNE: 1. Ferguson 2. Dr Ambedkar College (Aurangabad) 3. Symbiosis 4. N. Wadia 5. S.P. College
LUCKNOW: 1. DAV 2. Isabella Thoburn 3. Lucknow Christian 4. Oudh Degree

SCIENCE

DELHI: 1. St Stephen's 2. Hans Raj 3. Hindu College 4. Miranda House 5. Daulat Ram 6. Shri Venkateshwara 7. Kirori Mal
MUMBAI: 1. St Xavier's 2. Elphinstone 3. Vivekananda 4. Ramnarain Ruia 5. Wilson College 6. Jai Hind 7. D.G. Ruparel 8. Mithibhai
CHENNAI: 1. Presidency 2. Loyola 3. MCC 4. Queen Mary's 5. Stella Maris 6. Women's Christian College 7. Ethiraj 8. Meenakshi 9. Pachaiyappa's
CALCUTTA: 1. St Xavier's 2. Presidency 3. Loreto 4. St Paul's 5. City 6. Brabourne 7. Jogmaya Devi 8. Bethune
BANGALORE: 1. St Joseph's 2. Mount Carmel 3. Christ College 4. MES 5. National College (Jayanagar) 6. Jyothinivas
HYDERABAD: 1. A.V. College 2. Aurora's 3. Bhawan's
PUNE: 1. Ferguson 2. N. Wadia 3. S.P. College
LUCKNOW: 1. DAV 2. Isabella Thoburn 3. Shia Degree

COMMERCE

DELHI: 1. SRCC 2. Hans Raj 3. LSR 4. Hindu College 5. Indraprastha 6. Shri Venkateshwara 7. Daulat Ram 8. Jesus & Mary 9. Gargi
MUMBAI: 1. St Xavier's 2. K.J. Somaiya 3. Elphinstone 4. Sydenham 5. Ramnarain Ruia 6. D.G. Ruparel 7. Vivekananda 8. Jai Hind 9. Mithibhai
CHENNAI: 1. Presidency 2. Loyola 3. MCC 4. Stella Maris 5. Ethiraj 6. Queen Mary's
CALCUTTA: 1. St Xavier's 2. Goenka 3. City 4. Shikshayatan
BANGALORE: 1. St Joseph's 2. Christ College 3. Mount Carmel 4. MES 5. Jyothinivas 6. Vijaya 7. NMKRV
HYDERABAD: 1. Indian Institute of Management & Commerce 2. Nizam's 3. A.V. College 4. Wesley Degree
PUNE: 1. Symbiosis 2. B.M. College 3. S.P. College 4. Dr Ambedkar 5. MES Garware
LUCKNOW: 1. National Degree 2. Shia Degree

- compiled by Sharmila Dhal with bureau reports

 

 

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