Methodology

Ranking And Rating

Objective Of Ranking

The main objective of careers360 ranking is to help students decide the top ranked colleges where they can seek admission. The parameters used to rank/rate colleges are relevant to aspirants and are pre-requisite for colleges for providing intellectual ecosystem.

Universe and grouping method (grouping /ratings)

Careers360 shortlists over 5000 colleges across domains each year. Out of these colleges only those colleges are rated/ranked which provide transparent data requested by careers360.The cumulative scores of colleges are then calculated and they are divided into clusters as per their scores.

Ranking Parameters

Engineering Parameters

Engineering Parameters

  • Cut-offs of national / state level Entrance exams
  • Accreditation and Reward status
  • Publication record from Elsevier’s indexing database - Scopus

B-School Parameters

B-School Parameters

  • Input (Student Quality , Teaching )
  • Process(Living, Learning )
  • Output ( Alumni Score ,Research ,Salary Scores and ROI)

Medicine Parameters

Medicine Parameters

  • Student Quality
  • Research Output
  • Impact
  • Learning

Law Parameters

Law Parameters

  • Input(Student Quality, Faculty Quality & Engagement)
  • Process (Living, Teaching Quality, Learning
  • Output (Research Output, Alumni, Goodwill)

Universities Parameters

Universities Parameters

  • Academic Output
  • Impact
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Productivity
  • Learning

Methodology

Ranking Methodology: The colleges are ranked as per the cumulative score that they have received. The college that has got the maximum cumulative score will be ranked first while the college that has got least cumulative score will be ranked last.

Rating methodology: Based on the individual scores secured by colleges in respective parameters the cumulative score of all the colleges ranked is calculated.

A cumulative rating is generated for all colleges that occupy the same output pool. We used the natural gaps that exist in any normal distribution to identify and delineate clusters. The robustness of data has enabled us to discriminate amongst colleges and hence we were able to create nearly 9 clusters. These nine clusters basically have been formed through normal distribution of the marks obtained by colleges. The colleges were awarded ratings as per their respective slabs as per their percentile.

RatingScore RangeDiscription
AAAAA95-99 percentileExceptional
AAAA+90-94 percentileOutstanding
AAAA80-89 percentileVery Good
AAA+70-79 percentileGood
AAA60-69 percentileAbove Average
AA+50-59 percentileFair
AA40-49 percentileAverage
A+35-39 percentilePass
A< 35 percentileImprove

Why we ranked private and public colleges separately?

We have ranked private and public colleges separately as team careers360 found out that support system of both types of Institutions are completely different .While, Government colleges have lot of government support in terms of infrastructure and capital, private colleges have to generate their own investment and fight out for prominent faculty often paying them hefty salaries.

Ranking Terminologies

Overall Score

The cumulative score that the college have got after adding scores of individual ranking parameters.

Rank

The position that a particular college has got in its ownership category.

State Rating

Clusters have been formed through normal distribution of the marks obtained by colleges after normalizing regional factors and number of test takers. The colleges were awarded ratings as per their respective slabs as per their percentile among colleges of their respective states.

National Rating

These nine clusters basically have been formed through normal distribution of the marks obtained by colleges. The colleges were awarded ratings as per their respective slabs as per their percentile.

Best Branch

The best branch has been calculated as per the best closing rank/score of the particular college in current/previous year.

Ownership Types

The colleges have been divided as per their ownership types of Public ,Private and Public-Private partnership

Previous Year Rating/Ranking

The ranking/rating awarded to college in previous year

Intake Exams

The exams through which a student can take admission in various courses of the college

Review Ratings

The average rating given by users to the college across parameters like infrastructure, placements, industry exposure, faculty, college life and hostel facilities.

Colleges not ranked /Missing Colleges

The list of colleges that we have not ranked in current year.

S. No.(Serial Number)

This is a way of listing the colleges. Note: S. No. Does not representranking of the college.

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