India Today Best Colleges survey 2016 is out: Here's how we did itFor the Arts, Science and Commerce streams, colleges were surveyed in 18 major cities-Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Coimbatore, Patna and Dehradun. For the other 10 streams, colleges from across the country were included.
Best Colleges Survey 2015: MethodologyIndia Today partnered with The Nielsen Company and conducted the survey to determine the best undergraduate colleges in India in 12 disciplines -- Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Medical, Law, BBA, BCA, Mass Communication & Journalism, Fashion Technology, Fine Arts, Hotel Management.
Not just commerceSRCC emerges on the top across parameters on quality of academic input, placement opportunities, student care, infrastructure. The college didn't start off as a coeducational institution but began selectively accepting women students from 1933. It became a fully coeducational institute in 1957.
Big byte of realityWhen the Bachelor of Computer Science and Application (BCA) course was introduced in Karnataka in 2000, Christ College (as it was known then) was among the few institutions to offer it in the state
Heady on humanitiesFounded in 1881, St Stephen's, the oldest college in Delhi, was one of the three original constituent colleges of Delhi University in 1922. Prior to that, it was affiliated to Calcutta University, and later to Panjab University.
Aiming for perfectionThe country's flagship institute has once again earned the top score of 100 in all the parameters under scanner. Be it the Ebola scare, dengue outbreak or the sterilisation scandal, AIIMS continues to be the country's first port of call.