Remember the days after class 12th boards? Weren't they complete opposite of what you expected them to be! Didn't you think that once you are done with the board exams, you will have a free mind and can have a gala time? That didn't happen, right! Once the boards are over the real struggle starts then. What to do? Where to go? Which course to choose? Which college to opt? These questions almost start haunting you. Even the students who have all sorted out, struggle with one thing, and that is selecting the right college. With the vast number of options available, it's obvious to be confused in choosing the right college. This read will help you with that. The article will be concentrating more on how to select the best college amidst the top engineering colleges in Dehradun (as engineering is the most sought for course). Still, these points can go for almost every other course and area as well.
The value of a right college in life is so profound that a wrong choice can influence your overall career. Therefore, it is necessary to do thorough research prior to selecting a college. There are a plethora of options available to pursue engineering in Dehradun. But to choose the best amidst the rest engineering colleges in Dehradun here are a few factors which must be taken into the record.

College Accreditation/ Affiliation

One of the most crucial tasks before selecting a college must be to investigate whether it is approved by the reputed regulatory body such as All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), National Board of Accreditation (NBA) or, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) or not. Also, check whether the UGC approves the university it is affiliated with or not. Various other beneficial factors which we will be discussing further are some of the benefits of accreditation.

Facilities and Amenities

Make sure that the college you are opting for has state-of-art architecture. Determine if their clam of best service is real. With that, it doesn't mean that college must have a magnificent looking building. What it means is that whether a college has an adequate measure of infrastructure according to its intake limit. Classroom, administrative building, workshop, computer labs, auditorium, various other laboratories etc. are counted under the excellent infrastructure. These are the things which you will need during the running years of college, and the absence of it can cause lethal damage in your learning process.


Ever imagined the college without teachers? Or even worse, ever imagined the college filled with teachers who are not potent and established enough for the job? It is scary, right? Therefore, before selecting a college, try to know if it possesses good teachers who along with being good academicians also have experience of working in the field. So that along with the theoretical knowledge they can also imbibe the practical exposure in their teaching patters.

Student-Teacher Ratio

Apart from having an excellent faculty ratio, the college must have an appropriate student-faculty ratio. Thus according to the standards set by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, all colleges must sustain a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. So, both the teachers and students can have a balanced teaching-learning environment. Therefore, before selecting a college, make sure to research more in-depth about the teaching staff and the student-teacher ratio of the college.

Advanced Curriculum

Make sure the college follows an updated and advanced course curriculum. Thus make sure that the course curriculum of the subject is updated and well-revised as per the industry and education industry standards. As the advanced curriculums offered by the colleges not only provide students with the well-versed knowledge base to be prepared for the upcoming trends and requirements but also helps in adding the fun and relaxing element to the course through the help of the various value-added courses.

Placements and Internship Offerings

Campus Placements is the most significant factor while determining a college. Not that selection solely depends on it, but let's face it placements are an essential factor in selecting any college. Lastly, what matters the most is if you have an excellent package in your hands after completion of the course. Thus, make sure to have a look at the placement history/record of the college. And make sure not to judge the placement based on the numbers presented by the college. But, judge it based on the branch and company-wise placements. So keep all these things in mind while picking a college.


Will not say it is a significant factor, but will definitely suggest selecting a good, pleasant and comfortable place while choosing the college. As you will be spending three to four important years of your life at that place, so it is essential that the location be such where you do not get bored and can effortlessly and comfortably spend the crucial years of your life.


Make sure to consider the charges as one of the vital factors while selecting the college. Whether it is the government college or be it the private make sure to determine that the fee they are charging is worth the facilities, environment, opportunities and the exposure you will be getting from it. There are various engineering colleges in Dehradun out there that have low fees and decent facilities. Therefore while keeping every other factor in mind also keep calculating the prices as per the various factors offered.
These are the few features which a right engineering college must possess and thus, one must consider these factors while selecting the right college. If you are wondering how to consider these, then here are the few ways to do so:
Research about the college on the internet. Visit the college website it will help you know a lot about the college. Search on various other sites which provide with the information, testimonials and reviews of the college to know the real side of the college.
Talk, to the seniors or try to interact with the existing students as no one can tell you better than the people who have experienced the college itself.
Visit, the college campus personally and judge all by yourself about the infrastructure, location and the facilities of the college.
If you are still confused, you can consult an educational or academic counsellor who will help you in your selection process by guiding you in the right direction.
I hope the article will be helpful. Happy Studying!

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