The third edition of the AICTE-CII Survey of Industry-Linked Technical Institutes saw the number of participating institutes surge more than 125 per cent – from 355 in 2013 to 814 this year – has been given the name AICTE-CII IndPact from this year. It saw discipline-wise submissions rising to 2744 from 1124 in 2013.

The popularity of the survey could be gauged from the number of companies which came forward to support and endorse it. The 12 awards are being sponsored by as many as eight companies. These include Bharat Forge, Cadila Pharmaceuticals, ELICO, Dynamatic Technologies, Godrej, Infosys, Ingersoll Rand and Tata Chemicals.

Initiated in 2012 by CII and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the IndPact Survey is an objective source of information with the core being the industry–academia collaboration that exists.

The first survey in 2012 focused only on engineering institutes approved by AICTE. Major streams included mechanical, civil, electronics and communications, computer and IT, electrical and chemical. Only those institutes which had been established for 10 years or more were eligible to participate and they also had to be offering at least three out of six streams of engineering.

Year 2013 witnessed the expansion of scope to include four major streams of study, viz engineering, management, pharmacy and architecture/planning. Uni-stream engineering institutes were also allowed to participate, if they fulfilled the other conditions of basic criteria. A separate category was introduced for emerging institutes in the said fields of study.

In 2014, the scope of participation was further expanded to include a separate category of polytechnics as well as separate categories for self-financed and centrally funded institutes such as IITs, IIMs, NITs and IIITs. The broad disciplines remained the same four – engineering, management, pharmacy and architecture/planning.

Being an online survey, the first level of basic scores was calculated through algorithms set after extensive consultation and brainstorming with industry and academic experts. Over a period of three years the algorithms have been modified and refined to incorporate feedback from participants as well as take care of the requirements of the expansion in the scope of the survey. This year separate algorithms were set for degree and diploma granting institutes and the questionnaire was also modified on the parameter of “research and services, curriculum and faculty” for diploma institutes.

The winners of the AICTE-CII Survey of Top Industry-Linked Technical Institutes 2014 were announced at a glittering ceremony during Knowledgexpo, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in Greater Noida. Total of 12 awards were won by 9 institutes – 3 in Diploma and 9 in Degree category. The best performing institutes were selected after a three-month long online survey and a subsequent three-month jury process. More than 50 experts from industry and academia took part in the jury process which included visits to institutes for on-sight assessment of industry linkages of institutes.

 

Winners of AICTE-CII Survey 2014

S.No.

Award Category

Award Sponsor

Award Winner

1.

Best Industry-Linked Civil & Allied Engineering Institute (Diploma)

Bharat Forge Ltd

Thiagarajar Polytechnic College

2.

Best Industry-Linked Electrical & Allied Engineering Institute (Diploma)

Ingersoll Rand Ltd

Thiagarajar Polytechnic College

3.

Best Industry-Linked Mechanical  & Allied Engineering Institute (Diploma)

Dynamatic Technologies Ltd

Parul Institute of Engineering & Technology (Diploma Studies)

4.

Best Industry-Linked Computer & Allied Engineering Institute (Degree)

Infosys

Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Thiagarajar Polytechnic College Sakunthala Engineering College

5.

Best Industry-Linked Electrical & Allied Engineering Institute (Degree)

Ingersoll Rand Ltd

Thiagarajar College of Engineering

6.

Best Industry-Linked Emerging Engineering Institute (Degree)

ELICO Ltd

Sri Eshwar College of Engineering

7.

Best Industry-Linked Chemical & Allied Engineering Institute (Degree)

Tata Chemicals Ltd

Institute of Chemical Technology

8.

Best Industry-Linked Civil & Allied Engineering Institute (Degree)

Bharat Forge Ltd

Walchand Institute of Technology

9.

Best Industry-Linked Electronics & Allied Engineering Institute (Degree)

ELICO Ltd

Thiagarajar College of Engineering

10.

Best Industry-Linked Mechanical & Allied Engineering Institute (Degree)

Dynamatic Technologies Ltd

Walchand Institute of Technology

11.

Best Industry-Linked Management Institute

Godrej

International Management Institute

12.

Best Industry-Linked Pharmaceutical Institute (Degree)

Cadila Pharmaceutical Ltd

Bombay College of Pharmacy