Galgotia University vs GLA vs Sharda VS GL Bajaj

Galgotia University vs GLA vs Sharda vs GL Bajaj

In our bid to bring to light the standing of regionally popular private colleges and universities, we turn our attention to UP, the cultural and economic heartland of North India.

Galgotias vs GLA vs Sharda vs GL Bajaj

Galgotias, GLA, Sharda and GL Bajaj are some of the top private institutions in UP

Like most states in India, engineering remains the primary choice of most UG aspirants in the state. Besides the career-defining significance of doing a B.Tech from a decent college, engineering is also considered the safest way to a stable life in UP.

This notion is shared by most mid-income level families across India. No other field of study in India (except medicine) generates as much approvability as engineering does. The reasons for this level of acceptance are many. Firstly, the prestige of becoming an engineer from a good college is highly gratifying its own right, IITians are treated like royalty in many circles, for the simple reason that they ‘supposedly’ represent the best analytical and technical minds in our country.

Secondly, the economic benefits of doing a B.Tech range from relatively good to amazing. You will find a mere handful of B.Com and B.Sc graduates making more than 10 LPA, even if they graduated from the best college in India. However, such a package is fairly common even in some Tier 2 engineering colleges. This suggests the jobs market values engineers much more than other degree holders.

Another reason is the associated safety in the field of engineering. In a turbulent jobs market where one line of work can suddenly become redundant, engineering is viewed as a field which represents continuity and job security. Engineering is partly viewed as a safe degree because engineers are highly versatile professionals compared to their counterparts from medical, management or humanities background.

This point is backed up by statistics which show IT companies hiring mechanical engineering for coding jobs. Even though mechanical engineers lack the necessary credentials for becoming a full-stack software engineer, IT companies hire them because they are capable enough to learn and adjust in a different environment. The same can be said about seats at most top IIMs being filled by top engineers from IITs and not by B.Com and BBA graduates for whom the degree is more naturally suited.

If one delves further, bringing up more reasons wouldn’t be a hard task. They key point to understand here is that while some reasons are factually true, it does not mean that other courses are in any way less on a fundamental basis. However, the nature of the current academic curriculum and the market demand is swayed towards the side of engineering as the preferred field of study.

From the expansiveness of discussing engineering on a whole, we will return to UP engineering colleges and universities. Before that though, we will discuss the factors used for comparison.

The Factors

The factors are listed below:

1. Placements

Since we will be keeping engineering as our main focus here, it is prudent to point out the factor which is most popular amongst B.Tech aspirants. If one removed the prospect of landing a placement on campus for B.Tech students, the number of engineering aspirants will begin to reduce drastically over time.

Most students make it their business to find out a given college/university’s track record in terms of placements, and they should. There are often cases where the colleges and universities morph their placement data to lure students into taking admission, only to backtrack later.

The easiest way to find a given college/university’s placement data is to check the same on their website. Every college which has a good placement record will voluntarily offer all placement details on their website.

If a college does not provide details, you can assume that the placement scene at the given institution is not all rosy.

2. Student perception of a college/university

Student perception regarding a particular college may not seem like a highly ‘circumstantial’ reason to choose a college. However, when put into perspective, placement can become a highly powerful force as far as college admissions are concerned.

In matters of education, most students do not prefer to take risks. They want to be sure about what they are getting into, not just from a monetary standpoint, but from a qualitative perspective. Doing a degree from a college with a ‘poor perception’ is not just a question about losing money, but also a question of wasting valuable years of one’s life.

3. Infrastructure

A course like B.Tech is not just another ‘run-of-the-mill’ course which is based on pure theoretical knowledge dispersion. B.Tech education needs to be backed by the presence of the right mix of facilities and faculties for the students to learn and learn well.

Many engineering colleges unfortunately have not grasped this concept and have continued to offer B.Tech without possessing the tools to do the same. The tragic part is all this is that most students at such colleges never realize what the true job of an engineer is. They end up having a misguided notion of what engineering as a discipline is meant to be.

When surveys later reveal stats such as ‘95% engineers in India are unemployable’, we feel surprised. The lack of infrastructure at colleges is a major reason behind this problem.

4. Affordability

How much is too much as far as a B.Tech is concerned? Most parents in India consider education as an investment in their child’s future and not as an outright expense. However, even an investment has to be made keeping in mind certain ground rules.

Before paying the first-semester fee at your given college, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Is the college worth spending money one?
  2. Will you be able to get a better college in my current scenario?
  3. Are the facilities being offered in sync with the high fee demanded?
  4. Is this your only option?

If you answer these questions honestly without bias, you will know what to do.

Galgotias University, Greater Noida

We start off with a fairly popular university in the Delhi-NCR region, Galgotias University.

Galgotias University

Galgotias University is one of the most popular names in Greater Noida for B.Tech

Galgotias has been around for a fairly sizable proportion of time. Established in 2011 by the Smt. Shankutla Educational & Welfare Society, Galgotias University came into existence at a time when engineering as a field of study was at its peak in terms of popularity (mostly down to the IT sector).

In the following years, Galgotias has expanded to a number of other disciplines such as management, arts, law, computer applications, commerce, and pharma.

Galgotias University is accredited and approved by AICTE and UGC respectively. B.Tech admissions to the university are offered on the basis of performance in Galgotia Engineering Entrance Exam (GEEE), an exam conducted by the university itself.

Galgotia University Academics

Galgotia University’s academic structure is divided into various constituent schools, with each one representing a different field of study. These different schools have been listed below.

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Business Administration
  • University Polytechnic
  • Finance & Commerce
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Basic & Applied Sciences
  • Architecture & Planning
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Medical & Allied Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Media & Communication Studies
  • Education
  • Clinical Research & Healthcare
  • Logistics & Aviation Management
  • Vocational Studies

Galgotias University Course Details

The list of Galgotias University courses has been given below with details such as course duration and fees.

Course

Duration

Fee per annum (INR)

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

4

1,59,000/-

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

5

1.85,000/-

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

3

87,000/-

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

3

90,000/-

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

3

1,00,000/-

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Law (BA+LLB)

5

1,00,000/-

Bachelor of Business Administration + Bachelor of Law (BBA+LLB)

5

1,10,000/-

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

3

96,000/-

Master of Technology (M.Tech)

2

87,000/-

Bachelor Of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) 

4

1,10,000/-

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2

1,59,000/-

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

3

1,02,000/-

Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)

2

75,000/-

Master of Science (M.Sc)

2

56,000/-

Galgotias University Placements

Galgotias University placements are generally considered to be decent, but not exceptionally path-breaking. Some highlights from their placement statistics for the year 2017 have been shown in the table below:

Statistic

B.Tech

MBA

Percentage of students placed

82.6%

99%

Highest Package

10 LPA

8 LPA

Average Package

3.35 LPA

4.28 LPA

Number of companies visiting

124

201

GLA University, Mathura

GLA University is a private institution located in Mathura, known primarily for its mainstream UG and PG programs. Instituted in 2010, GLA University came into being at around the same time as Galgotias (2011), and both have consequently witnessed a similar rise becoming one of the most popular private universities in UP.

GLA University, Mathura

GLA University is located in Mathura and remains a viable option for higher education

GLA is approved by UGC and graded ‘A’ by NAAC. B.Tech admissions at GLA are offered through student performance in GLA Entrance Test (GLA Entrance Test).

GLA Academics

GLA’s academic program is offered through the following constituent institutes

  • Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Institute of Applied Sciences
  • Institute of Business Management
  • Institute of Pharmaceutical Research
  • University of Polytechnic
  • Faculty of Education

GLA Course Details

GLA University courses cut across various disciplines such as engineering, management, pharmacy and so on. They have been listed below:

Course

Duration

Fee per annum (INR)

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

4

1,58,250/-

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

3

88,667/-

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

3

88,667/-

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

3

88,667/-

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

3

84,667/-

Master of Technology (M.Tech)

2

1,58,000/-

Bachelor Of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) 

4

1,38,250/-

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2

1,58,000/-

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

3

1,57,667/-

Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)

2

1,58,000/-

Master of Science (M.Sc)

2

1,22,000/-

GLA Placements

A highlight of GLA placements has been shown in the table below:

Statistic

2017

2016

2015

Number of students placed

813

533

753

Number of students eligible 

1049

687

952

Percentage of students placed

77.5%

77.5%

79.1%

Average Package

1.99 LPA

2.04 LPA

1.80 LPA

Sharda University, Greater Noida

Sharda University is another private institution located in Greater Noida which has become a major brand in the education sector over the past 6-8 years. The university was established in 2009, again in the same approximate time period as the aforementioned two institutions (Galgotias 2011 & GLA 2010), to bring a viable alternative to the hustle and bustle of UPTU colleges in UP.

Sharda University, Delhi NCR

Sharda University is amongst the most credited names in Delhi NCR region

Sharda is accredited by a number of bodies, partly because of the high number of courses it offers. The main accreditation bodies approving Sharda include UGC and MCI which are vital for a college offering engineering and medicine based courses. It is also graded ‘B’ by NAAC.

Sharda University Academics

Sharda University has a number of constituent departments due to the sheer number of courses offered at its campus. These departments are listed below:

  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Business Studies
  • School of Architecture and Planning
  • School of Art, Design, and Media Studies
  • School of Law
  • School of Languages and Culture
  • School of Dental Science
  • School of Nursing, Science, and Research
  • School of Allied Health Sciences
  • School of Medical Sciences and Research
  • School of Education
  • School of Pharmacy

Sharda University Course Details

Sharda University courses are listed below:

Course

Duration

Fee per annum (INR)

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

4

1,66,500/-

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

5

11,36,364/-

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

3

1,39,333/-

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

3

88,333/-

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

3

162,333/-

Bachelor of Design (B.Des)

4

1,68,500/-

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

3

1,49,333/-

Master of Technology (M.Tech)

2

1,41,000/-

Bachelor Of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) 

4

1,56,500/-

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2

2,55,000/-

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

3

1,39,333/-

Master of Science (M.Sc)

2

1,35,000/-

Sharda University Placements

Sharda placements stats are illustrated in detail below:

Statistic

2017

2016

2015

Number of students placed

352

547

614

Number of students eligible 

518

770

835

Percentage of students placed

68%

71%

73.44%

Average Package

3.25 LPA

2.40 LPA

2.40 LPA

GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management, Greater Noida

The only institute in this comparison article, GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management remains one of the most popular institutes for engineering in the NCR region.

GL Bajaj

GL Bajaj is a highly reputable name amongst UPTU colleges for engineering

Accredited by AICTE, GLBITM focuses primarily on technical courses. For this reason, there are only a sum total of five courses offered at GLBITM. Even the engineering branches offered under B.Tech are fairly common.

GLBITM admissions are conducted through performance in UPSEE exam, as the institute is affiliated to UPTU.

GL Bajaj Course Details

GL Bajaj courses are listed along with their respective duration and fee per annum.

Course

Duration

Fee per annum (INR)

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

4

1,12,500/-

Master of Business Administration

2

1.27,500/-

Master of Technology (M.Tech)

2

1,41,000/-

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

 

3

1,16,667/-

GL Bajaj Placements

GL Bajaj placements have gradually improved over the years. The stats below tell a similar story:

Statistic

2017

2016

2015

Number of students placed

731

487

442

Number of students eligible 

823

671

551

Percentage of students placed

88.82%

72.57%

80.21%

Average Package

3.32 LPA

3.20 LPA

3.0 LPA

The Comparison

The college comparison between the four aforementioned institutions has been done in the table below:

Factors

Galgotias University

GLA University

Sharda University

GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management

Placements (out of 10)

8.8

8.4

8.6

8.7

Perception (out of 10)

8.6

8.5

8.7

8.7

Infrastructure (out of 10)

8.5

8.4

8.6

8.5

Affordability (out of 10)

8.6

8.6

8.4

8.9

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Student Discussion

  • Jayashree H.V 2016-08-18 07:04:51

    I wrote CET but due to some reason I got less ranking. The college was in our town only then why I should go to other town so I chose this college.

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