PES University placed seventh on the list of ‘India’s Most Trusted Educational Institutes – 2014-15’

By in PES University on August 25, 2014

As featured in The Hindu.

Only one educational institute in the State made it to the list of top 10 most trusted institutes in the country. PES University was placed seventh in the list of ‘India’s Most Trusted Educational Institutes – 2014-15’, a study conducted by brand analytics and insights company TRA (formerly Trust Research Advisory).

Hindu College, New Delhi, was voted the most trusted educational institute in the study conducted among 7,710 respondents across 40 cities. The Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, was ranked second, followed by Loyola College, Chennai; Anna University, Chennai; and Hansraj College, New Delhi. TRA’s study came up with more than 30,000 institutes of which the top 1,000 are listed in the report.

The first school that made it to the list at number six was Delhi Public School, New Delhi. PES University stood at seventh position followed by Ramjas College, New Delhi; DAV School, New Delhi; and Agarwal Siksha Samiti, Jaipur. A release said that for the research, each of the respondents (comprising students, parents and faculty) were asked over 700 questions, of which 582 were ‘thinking’ questions directly related to the educational institute itself.

The study yielded over seven million data points on various aspects of the institutes over 20,000 hours of fieldwork.

The report lists India’s 1,000 Most Trusted Educational Institutes, India’s top 200 institutes on Academic Parameters and 120 of India’s Most Preferred Courses.

As for the ‘Education Quotient’ of a city (the report says it is not necessarily a measure of the education density, as the size of the city automatically warrants a larger number of institutes), the results, the study says, are skewed in favour of the top ten best ranked hubs in India which contribute 67.1 per cent of the 1,000 most trusted institutes. New Delhi/Mumbai top the list (89 institutes each) followed by Bangalore with 77 institutions.

Course preference-wise, each of the 7,710 respondents had to name five courses, a specialisation for each course, the name of the institute which offered the specific course and the city where the institute was located. A total of 22,857 unique courses emerged from a total of 38,550 responses to this question.

The preferred courses include commerce, IT, engineering, arts and law. IT moved to the fifth position (with nine per cent preference) in a list topped by commerce (19 per cent of the respondents choosing it), followed by engineering (16 per cent), management (14 per cent), arts (12 per cent), law (six per cent), and medical and science (five per cent each).

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