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    Top Colleges In Tamil Nadu Placed 26.4% Graduates; Many Chose Higher Studies say NIRF Report

    By Nidhi Agarwal
    27 Jul'22  3 min read
    Top Colleges In Tamil Nadu Placed 26.4% Graduates; Many Chose Higher Studies say NIRF Report
    Synopsis

    Do you know how many students from the top colleges in Tamil Nadu landed jobs upon graduation? The placement rates in even the best arts and science colleges in Tamil Nadu may seem dismal but a large section of their students chose to pursue higher education. Here’s a look at the data on intake, enrollment, graduation and placements from the top 10 colleges in Tamil Nadu.

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    Top Colleges In Tamil Nadu Placed 26.4% Graduates; Many Chose Higher Studies say NIRF Report
    Synopsis

    Do you know how many students from the top colleges in Tamil Nadu landed jobs upon graduation? The placement rates in even the best arts and science colleges in Tamil Nadu may seem dismal but a large section of their students chose to pursue higher education. Here’s a look at the data on intake, enrollment, graduation and placements from the top 10 colleges in Tamil Nadu.

    The top 10 colleges of Tamil Nadu, ranked by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), together saw 87.8 percent of the students who enrolled in 2017, graduate in 2020. Of them, 26.36 percent found job placements. This figure is nine per cent points lower than the 2021 data. Although this represents less than a third of the batch, this was the highest placement rate among states and Union Territories with the most top-ranking colleges – Delhi, Kerala, Maharashtra and West Bengal. Plus, a large chunk of BA, BSc and similar degree holders also opted for higher studies.

    In the 2022 rankings – based on data from 2020-21 academic year – Tamil Nadu had the maximum number of ranked colleges – 32 along with Delhi with the same number of colleges ranked, all affiliated to the centrally-run Delhi University. Followed by Kerala with 17 colleges; West Bengal with seven; and finally, Maharashtra, with three. These five states together accounted for 91 of the 100 colleges ranked in NIRF 2022.

    Data on enrollment, intake – capacity – graduation and placement for all three-year undergraduate programmes were shared with NIRF and made public when the ranking lists were announced. The latest figures were from 2020-21. Careers360 has used this data for the present analysis and the placement rates are based on the number of students to graduate, not the total enrollment.

    The top 10 TN colleges considered are given below.

    Name

    Rank

    Presidency College, Chennai

    3

    Loyola College, Chennai

    4

    PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore

    6

    Madras Christian College, Chennai

    17

    PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore

    20

    Thiagarajar College, Madurai

    22

    St. Joseph`s College, Tiruchirappalli

    26

    V.O. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin

    30

    Kongunadu Arts & Science College, Coimbatore

    31

    Government Arts College, Coimbatore

    32

    Top 10 Colleges In Tamil Nadu

    VO Chidambaram College, Tuticorin placed the highest percentage of students while PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore had the highest percentage of students to opt for higher studies. These two colleges were the only ones to give information for the maximum of their students.

    The placement records of the top five Tamil Nadu colleges for the batch that was enrolled in three-year undergraduate programmes from 2018 to 2021 are given below.

    Five of the top colleges in tamilnaduFive of the top colleges in Tamil Nadu

    In comparison, the top colleges in Delhi placed 16.7 per cent students; those in Maharashtra placed 9.5 percent, Kerala placed 11.5 and West Bengal placed 9.3 percent of their graduates.

    Best Colleges In Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai

    St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli and PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore had more students enrolled than the intake capacity.

    Given below are intake, enrollment, graduation and placement data – in absolute numbers – for each of the 10, many of them colleges in Coimbatore.

    Top Colleges In Tamil Nadu: In Numbers

    Name

    Intake

    Enrolled

    Graduated

    Placed

    Presidency College, Chennai

    1194

    1176

    944

    266

    Loyola College, Chennai

    2932

    2828

    2312

    349

    PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore

    2220

    2230

    1998

    381

    Madras Christian College, Chennai

    1870

    1868

    1498

    177

    PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore

    3540

    3416

    3046

    930

    Thiagarajar College, Madurai

    1432

    1361

    1245

    396

    St. Joseph`s College, Tiruchirappalli

    1826

    1874

    1656

    385

    V.O. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin

    912

    903

    859

    376

    Kongunadu Arts & Science College, Coimbatore

    1438

    1371

    1281

    557

    Government Arts College, Coimbatore

    1470

    1470

    1395

    463

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    Students opting for Higher Studies: TN

    Among the five states, Tamil Nadu had the lowest percentage of students opting for higher studies, just 40 per cent. While around 62 per cent of students from top colleges of Kerala, Delhi and West Bengal went for further studies.

    Top Colleges of Tamil Nadu: Students Opting for Higher StudiesTop Colleges of Tamil Nadu: Students Opting for Higher Studies

    The top ten colleges of Tamil Nadu gave information of just 66 per cent of their graduates, while Delhi, who had the same number of colleges ranked in NIRF as Tamil Nadu, had shared 79 per cent of their graduate’s future plans on opting for job or higher studies.

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    • Tamil Nadu
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    • Coimbatore

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