Shantanu, 04 Jan 2014

METHODOLOGY

We joined hands with Yahoo! India to mount the largest-ever survey of current and past distance learning students. The survey which ran for 15 days elicited over 7000+ responses. We cleaned up the data by removing spam, duplicate entries and incomplete data. A total of 5002 entries which ranked over 81 universities were taken up for analysis. After eliminating those with less than 50 responses and unique IP addresses we finally zeroed in on 30 institutes which were subjected to detailed analysis. The data was then validated for contradictory responses since we had put in ‘check questions’ within the survey. And those with invalid responses were also removed from consideration.

Since we had asked the respondents to rate on a 10-point scale the final output is a weighted average of individual responses normalised for the number of responses. We also arrived at a median score for each of the parameters for all the 25 institutes and looked at their correlation such that the impact of the number of responses did not adversely affect the final outcome. Only in five instances did we see huge divergence. Since the time of creation and originating IP addresses were too close, we dropped these institutions. For the rest of the 25, the mean and median were in close agreement, thereby by giving us sufficient confidence to present the results to you.

Careers360 has also ranked the distance learning institutions based on objective data parameters under three broad domains namely: Reach & Resources, Learning and Experience, and Results & Efficiency. Click on the link below to read more.

Click the following links to read more about the survey reactions & perceptions:

 

Rank

University

Location

Quality
of study material

Freq

uency
of inter-

action, follow-up 

Exam Conduct & Results

Resp

onse to admin queries

Online material, learning and info

Teaching/ Coaching assist

ance

Library
support

Quality of faculty

Access of study centres (dist

ance)

Inter-

action with other stud-

ents

Resp

onse time and quality

Would you recom

mend this
univ?

Input
(40)

Process
(30)

Output
(30)

Total
(100)

1

Sikkim Manipal University

Tadong

7.01

6.54

7.47

6.90

7.27

5.61

4.86

5.42

5.94

5.64

5.76

93.18

28.6

19.7

28.0

76.2

2

Institute

 of Mgmt Technology

Ghaziabad

7.13

6.60

7.33

6.59

6.85

6.44

5.54

6.31

6.93

6.42

6.25

91.30

28.0

20.2

27.4

75.6

3

Birla Institute of Tech & Science - Pilani

Pilani

7.09

6.09

7.67

6.98

7.78

3.02

2.69

2.87

2.76

2.49

2.96

91.11

29.7

17.0

27.3

74.1

4

Welingkar Institute of Mgmt Devt & Research

Mumbai

6.95

6.16

7.21

6.89

7.11

3.94

2.68

4.02

3.45

3.52

3.98

94.37

28.1

17.3

28.3

73.8

5

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning

Pune

7.00

5.65

7.04

6.79

6.82

2.00

1.81

1.94

2.04

1.82

2.05

90.18

27.6

15.2

27.1

69.9

6

Anna University (CDE)

Chennai

6.34

6.06

6.78

6.10

5.73

5.99

4.28

5.73

6.15

6.52

6.06

85.07

24.1

18.6

25.5

68.3

7

IGNOU

New Delhi

6.70

4.87

6.36

5.12

5.52

4.87

3.59

4.90

5.48

4.95

4.75

90.26

24.4

16.1

27.1

67.6

8

Pondicherry University

Puducherry

6.20

5.29

6.73

5.37

5.41

5.10

4.00

5.22

4.67

5.06

4.78

87.76

23.2

16.9

26.3

66.4

9

Amity

School of Distance Learning

Noida

5.67

5.26

5.30

5.22

5.22

5.33

4.41

5.70

5.48

4.93

5.33

92.59

21.8

15.7

27.8

65.3

10

Bharathiar University

Coimbatore

6.00

4.81

6.08

5.17

4.58

4.83

3.86

4.86

4.75

4.75

4.97

91.67

21.2

15.7

27.5

64.4

11

ICFAI

Multiple
locations

5.57

5.11

6.04

5.11

5.14

4.18

3.39

3.71

4.29

4.14

3.96

82.14

21.4

15.1

24.6

61.2

12

Osmania university

Hyderabad

5.60

4.42

5.79

4.67

4.00

3.63

3.90

3.62

3.65

3.52

3.73

92.31

19.2

14.0

27.7

60.9

13

Kuvempu University

Gulbarga

5.53

4.00

5.70

4.93

4.83

5.03

3.00

4.77

5.33

5.77

4.67

83.33

20.7

14.9

25.0

60.7

14

Karnataka State Open University

Mysore

5.23

4.43

5.33

4.68

4.33

3.91

3.28

3.78

3.91

3.57

3.96

91.30

19.1

13.6

27.4

60.1

15

Annalmalai University, DDE

Annamalai Nagar

5.32

4.62

6.05

5.26

4.32

4.39

3.45

4.22

4.77

4.59

4.46

84.68

19.3

15.3

25.4

60.0

16

Alagappa University

Karaikudi

6.73

4.79

6.09

5.74

5.63

2.92

2.30

2.92

2.96

3.04

2.88

69.57

24.7

14.2

20.9

59.8

17

University of Madras

Chennai

5.79

4.41

5.69

5.40

4.10

3.16

2.67

3.31

3.66

3.34

3.69

84.48

19.8

13.9

25.3

59.0

18

Punjab Technical University

Jalandhar

5.56

4.53

6.01

5.13

4.08

4.27

3.33

4.03

4.38

4.44

4.06

82.28

19.3

14.9

24.7

58.9

19

Maharishi Dayanand University

Rohtak

5.54

4.54

5.83

5.04

4.39

4.65

4.15

4.56

4.85

4.95

4.67

76.97

19.9

15.3

23.1

58.2

20

Madurai Kamaraj University

Madurai

5.06

4.29

5.10

4.46

3.67

4.09

3.53

3.94

4.49

4.49

4.02

89.58

17.5

13.6

26.9

57.9

21

University of Mumbai

Mumbai

4.84

4.40

5.61

4.86

4.20

2.81

2.88

2.78

2.89

3.15

2.98

86.96

18.1

13.2

26.1

57.3

22

Jawaharlal Nehru Tech Univ

Hyderabad

4.23

4.19

4.54

4.65

4.15

3.08

3.08

2.69

2.96

3.23

3.73

92.31

16.8

12.1

27.7

56.6

23

Delhi University

Delhi

4.79

3.77

5.28

4.14

3.90

2.95

2.95

3.05

3.09

2.94

2.99

89.74

17.4

12.2

26.9

56.5

24

Vinayaka Mission University

Salem

4.33

3.87

4.95

4.51

3.40

3.35

2.16

3.32

3.36

3.51

3.44

80.00

15.5

12.3

24.0

51.8

25

Guru Jambhesh

war Univ

of Science

& Tech

Hisar

5.57

4.68

5.21

4.79

4.36

5.18

4.50

4.82

5.46

5.89

5.00

46.43

19.9

15.1

13.9

48.9

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