ITM vs Amity vs Jagran Lakecity vs VIT Bhopal

ITM vs Amity vs Jagran Lakecity vs VIT Bhopal

The college comparison cycle continues as we move onwards to the center of the nation, Madhya Pradesh. Though MP is far from being a far-flung state, the state does tend to lack in having quality colleges and universities. Most of the country’s best private and public universities are situated in the states surrounding MP or other areas.

Though there is a lack of top quality institutions in MP, it does not mean good universities are entirely absent. In this article, we will be comparing four such institutions: ITM University, Amity University, Jagran Lakecity University & VIT Bhopal.

ITM, Jagran Lakecity, Amity Gwalior and VIT Bhopal

ITM, Jagran Lakecity, Amity Gwalior and VIT Bhopal have become the four best-known names for higher education in MP

Rise of Private Colleges and Universities: Education or Business?

The rise of private universities and colleges has not been entirely unforeseen. The number of applicants for college admissions has only increased in the past few years. On the other hand, seats in highly touted government colleges have only decreased.

A prime example is a near-impossible cutoff set by Delhi University. Some DU colleges set the cutoff at 100%, which is literally as absurd as it sounds. Students scoring 95% have to settle for the ‘average’ colleges or otherwise compromise with their course of choice for a better college.

The same is true for many engineering and medical aspirants. To compensate for this void and offer students a viable option to government colleges, private colleges and universities have sought to offer aspirants quality education at their respective campuses.

Off late, the discussion regarding private colleges and universities has grown increasingly tenuous. A number of students graduating from private colleges and universities claim that the main aim of these private enterprises is to make money. In other words, the aim is not to educate, but to make money.

Dr. Gupta, former faculty at one such private university explains how these institutions. ‘The focus is money, yes. The university where I taught used a major part of its resources to bring in new admissions every year. Unlike government colleges which do not need any marketing blitz, private universities know they have to reach out to the students in order to eventually reel the fish in’

However, is it really a surprise that a private enterprise seeks to maximize revenue?

Dr. Gupta replied promptly. ‘No. There is no problem if a private college seeks to market its brand. However, it also has to allocate a certain percentage of its resources towards improving college infrastructure. A major reason I became a faculty at a private university was that I was promised the necessary resources to carry out research. However, all such promises were later forgotten. The entire focus of the university was to find ways to increase intake the following year’

The account presented by Dr. Gupta is highly disturbing. Keeping in mind this comes from a man with a number of years of experience in academics, his critique of private universities should be given due consideration.

At the same time, we have to careful not to paint all private universities with the same brush. While some do value high revenues over all else, there are a number of private colleges and universities which strive to provide quality education.

The lesson to be learned here is that students should analyze and characterize each private college or university objectively through a given set of parameters. These parameters will be discussed below.

The Factors

Before taking up the task of comparing colleges and universities by putting them on the same pedestal, we will first try to establish the parameters using which this comparison will be done. These parameters are listed below:

1. Placements

Placements are a factor is not an independent, mutually exclusive parameter. A college or a university’s placement performance is dependent on a number of sub-factors coming together. These sub-factors include aspects such as alumni network, industry relations, industry perception and exposure.

These sub-factors together determine how a college/university does during campus recruitment. A lot also depends upon general factors such as student quality and academics, but the previously mentioned sub-factors end up being the most crucial during campus recruitment.

2. Student perception of a college/university

Student perception, like placements, is not mutually exclusive and depends upon a host of different sub-factors. To list the sub-factors for college perception is next to impossible, as they are extremely wide-ranging and difficult to explain at times.

For instance, college perception of a given college can be tarnished for the most trivial of reasons, while remaining unaffected for the most serious reasons. The rate of suicides at IITs has refused to abate over the past decade, but this fact hasn’t tarnished the image of the IITs. This lop-sided nature of perception is highly subjective and even psychological to a degree.

3. Infrastructure

Imagine you visit a college campus for counseling. You’re immediately greeted by a lush green garden with a fountain in the middle. Soon you enter the air-conditioned counseling hall, the biggest auditorium you have seen in tour life. Mesmerized by the aesthetics and magnanimity of the campus, you agree to join the college.

Congratulations. You’ve made a great mistake.

Scenic beauty is not the hallmark of a great university. The best universities in the world do not have fountains and statues, but an assortment of the best facilities to provide the highest level of education possible. 

4. Affordability

College education in India used to be a luxury afforded only to the rich and the fortunate. However, the focus on human resource amongst the middle class of India has changed the tide significantly. Almost every middle-class family in India has begun to view a college education as a very important step in their child’s life.

For this reason, affordability of courses offered by private universities comes into question. Since the fee demanded at these colleges is usually very high, many families have to resort to alternative methods such as education loan or fee waivers.

ITM University, Gwalior

The ‘ITM’ brand name in itself lends a large amount of clout to ITM University Gwalior. One of the oldest private universities in MP, ITM was established in 1997 under the Act of State Legislature. Spread across 125 acres, its campus remains one of the largest in the state.

ITM University Gwalior

ITM University Gwalior is amongst the oldest private universities in Madhya Pradesh

Courses across UG and PG disciplines are offered across various fields such as sciences, engineering, management, fine arts, social sciences, arts, and nursing.

ITM Gwalior is recognized and accredited by UGC and NAAC respectively. It is also accredited by NAAC.

ITM Gwalior Academics

ITM Gwalior has a number of constituent departments, divided according to their respective fields of study. They are listed below:

  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Computer Applications
  • School Of Business
  • School of Art & Design
  • School of Physical Education & Sports
  • School of Nursing Sciences
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Science
  • School of Agriculture
  • School of Architecture & Design
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Humanities and Literary Studies

ITM Gwalior Course Details

ITM Gwalior course details have been listed in the table below:

Course

Duration

Fee per annum (INR)

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

4

1,45,000/-

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

5

1,45,000/-

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

3

59,667/-

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

3

30,000/-

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

3

48,000/-

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

5

75,000/-

Bachelor of Commerce + Bachelor of Law (BBA+LLB)

5

75,000/-

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

3

43,667/-

Master of Technology (M.Tech)

2

90,000/-

Bachelor Of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) 

4

80,000/-

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2

1,20,000/-

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

3

80,000/-

Master of Science (M.Sc)

2

75,000/-

ITM Gwalior Placements

ITM Gwalior placements have known to be quite good considering the dividends reaped by students from other private colleges. The placement data has been tabulated below:

Statistic

2015

2016

2017

Number of students placed

242

142

211

Number of students eligible 

314

201

273

Percentage of students placed

77.07%

70.64%

77.29%

Average Package

2.4 LPA

2.4 LPA

2.4 LPA

Amity University Gwalior

Like ITM, Amity University Gwalior is another example of how pan-India education conglomerates are looking at MP as a potential location for expansion.

Amity

Amity is amongst the most trusted names in higher education in India

The Amity University Gwalior campus is spread across 100 acres, making it one of the largest in the state. The University is recognized and accredited by UGC and AICTE respectively. In 2014, Amity Gwalior was ranked the best private university in MP by CMAI rubberstamping Amity’s overall credentials.

Amity Gwalior Academics

Amity University Gwalior encompasses disciplines across the following fields.

  • Architecture
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts
  • Biotech
  • IT
  • Fashion
  • Management
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Pharmacy

Amity Gwalior Course Details

Amity Gwalior courses are listed below:

Course

Duration

Fee per annum (INR)

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

4

1,45,984/-

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

5

1,15,813/-

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

3

89,038/-

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

3

95,371/-

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

3

97,473/-

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

5

1,24,563/-

Bachelor of Commerce + Bachelor of Law (BBA+LLB)

5

1,24,563/-

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

3

95,371/-

Master of Technology (M.Tech)

2

1,45,811/-

Master of Arts (MA)

2

99,750/-

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2

2,77,075/-

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

3

1,45,811/-

Master of Science (M.Sc)

2

48,500/-

Amity Gwalior Placements

Amity Gwalior placements have been discussed in the table below:

Statistic

2015

2016

2017

Number of students placed

75

116

86

Number of students eligible 

101

136

101

Percentage of students placed

74.25%

85.29%

85.14%

Average Package

3.25 LPA

3.25 LPA

3.0 LPA

Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal

Jagran Lakecity University is amongst the relatively younger lot of universities which have come up in the last few years. The University was established in 2013 by Jagran Social Welfare Society to create a lasting legacy of higher education in MP.

Jagran Lakecity

Jagran Lakecity is a relatively new entrant in the private education sector of MP

The University is accredited by BCI & AICTE and recognized by UGC. B.Tech remains the most popular course at Jagran Lakecity University campus. Admissions to B.Tech are done through evaluating the performance of applicants in JEE Mains.

Jagran Lakecity Academics

Jagran Lakecity academic structure is centered on the division of courses according to their specific discipline. These schools of study have been listed below:

  • School of Business
  • School of Law
  • School of Hospitality and Tourism
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Management

Jagran Lakecity Course Details

Jagran Lakecity courses are listed below:

Course

Duration

Fee per annum (INR)

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

4

83,750/-

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

3

35,000/-

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

3

41,667/-

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

3

56,667/-

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

3

1,71,667/-

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

5

1,17,000/-

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

5

1,17,000/-

Bachelor of Commerce + Bachelor of Law (BBA+LLB)

5

1,17,000/-

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

3

55,000/-

Master of Tourism Management (MTM)

2

1,39,500/-

Master of Arts (MA)

2

47,750/-

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2

1,27,500/-

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

3

1,45,811/-

Master of Law (LLM)

1

1,10,000/-

Jagran Lakecity Placements

Jagran Lakecity placements are usually decent. As the university is still relatively new, its industrial relations and alumni network are still in its nascent phase. Companies such as Axis Bank, ITC, NIIT, Future Group, Taj Group, DB Digital and many more visit JLU’s campus.

VIT University, Bhopal

VIT has become the most trusted name in the private education sector in India. VIT Bhopal is amongst the four campuses which share the same name. While there is no questioning the reliability and status of the VIT brand name, VIT Bhopal itself is still a very young institution with its first batch of B.Tech students yet to graduate.

VIT Bhopal attributes much of its popularity to the success of its preceding campuses, VIT Vellore and Chennai

VIT Bhopal was established in 2017, becoming the first VIT campus to be located in North India. The MP campus is recognized by UGC, making the courses offered at the campus valid and legitimate.

VIT Bhopal admissions are done through evaluating the performance of students in VITEEE.

VIT Bhopal Academics

VIT academics are divided based on different disciplines of study. These departments are listed below:

  1. School of Computer Science and Engineering
  2. School of Mechanical Engineering
  3. School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  4. VIT Business School

VIT Bhopal Course Details

VIT Bhopal courses do not include a wide assortment of different degrees. Only B.Tech and MBA are offered at VIT Bhopal. The fee of B.Tech varies according to different branches. The details are listed below:

Course

Fee per year (INR)

 Bio-Engineering

1,76,000/-

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering,

1,98,000/-

Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity

Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in Gaming Technology

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

VIT Bhopal Placements

VIT Bhopal is yet to have a batch graduate, and thus has no placement data to show for. However, going by placement data at older VIT campuses, VIT Bhopal should inherit a highly concise and comprehensive placement program structure.

The Comparison

The college comparison for Top private universities in Madhya Pradesh has been done below:

Factors

ITM University

Amity University

Jagran Lakecity University

VIT Bhopal

Placements (out of 10)

8.4

8.6

8.1

8.8 (based on placement data of older VIT)

Perception (out of 10)

8.7

8.8

8.6

8.7

Infrastructure (out of 10)

8.8

8.8

8.6

8.7

Affordability (out of 10)

8.6

8.6

8.9

8.4

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Student Discussion

  • Jayashree Kayyare 2016-08-22 00:12:51

    Money is their God. They can sell their mother and father for money.They want only money at the cost of innocent student's future. Information Science department is the worst. All the faculties are worst.They dont know anything.even they cant speak proper english.Also, there is huge regional discrimination.This institution should be banned by the Government.Dont go for it.

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