The T-School Survey 2017: Creating Future-Ready Workforce

Onkar Sharma
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T- School Survey 2017

The existence of traditional job-roles in the IT industry is at risk, given the fact that bots and automation are fast eating into them. This is making T-Schools conscious as well as anxious. As a result, T-Schools are now showing the signs of change and are aligning to the industry requirements. They are partnering with IT firms to offer students hand-son experience on latest technologies – cloud, IoT, AI, robotics and cyber security, etc.


India’s IT sector has so far been successful because of the people it employed. Engineering colleges spread across India have thus been equal partners in the sector’s growth. While the government owned colleges – IITs, IIITs and NITs, etc – remained in the forefront of supplying the necessary skill sets, the private engineering colleges also played a key role in empowering the IT sector. The demand has always been high for the right kind of talent. And it stands true even today. Although automation and the US president’s focus on Americans are eating into a lot of jobs which Indians held traditionally, it is believed that the market will still be hungry for graduates who are equipped with the latest skills – big data, analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality and cyber security, among others.

The Dataquest-CMR T-School Survey has always played a key role in identifying the best T-Schools in the country – private as well as government; thereby helping the students and the employers to find out the best colleges in a particular region or pan India. At the same time, the survey has worked as a benchmark for institutions which want to be in the list. Because of the T-School Survey, the engineering colleges in the country perennially remain on their toes to improve the quality of infrastructure, faculty, academic environment and industry interface, etc. Like every year, this year’s survey does also present a picture of the engineering education in the country.

T-Schools vs Automat ion


This year’s survey brings forth a wide array of facts. It outlines how most of the colleges are endeavoring to align themselves to the industry requirements so that they can provide the latest skill sets to handle the new roles, which robots and bots aren’t yet capable of. This is a positive sign, given the fact that engineering graduates aren’t usually prepared to take any role in the industry. It surfaced in the survey conducted by Aspiring Minds. The survey had outlined that 95% engineers in India were not employable. Aspiring Minds had claimed that the graduates could not even write code. It happened due to two flaws existed in the colleges – the substandard teachers and disconnect with the industry. This problem continues to ail many of the private T-Schools even today. However, many of them have now taken it seriously and tried to address the issues with quality faculty members and guest teachers.

Employers vs T-Schools

The T-School survey gives ample insight into the education landscape in India and plays a key role in driving the hiring activity in the country. Employers – TCS, Wipro, HCL, Infosys, Cognizant, IBM, MindTree and many others often go to T-Schools which have made to the list. However, as pointed out earlier, employers (IT companies) need to change the process of hiring the quality talent. It has been found that most IT companies in their campus hiring focus on the aptitude test. They do not take the coding test. This has given the wrong message to the colleges. This is the reason that they do not teach the necessary coding skills to their students. Experts believe that their campus hiring needs to include certain coding test so that the graduates entering the industry are able to handle critical roles in the future and be able to upgrade as per the needs. It is highly important in the current scenario where job roles are becoming redundant and botdriven. Ability to grab new skills from time to time is critical to stay relevant in today’s world.

Top 100 T-Schools of India for 2017

Institute Name  Overall Rank 2017
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 1
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 2
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H) 3
Birla Institute of Technology And Science, Pilani 4
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 5
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar 6
College of Engineering Pune 7
National Institutes of Technology Karnataka, Surathakal 8
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi 9
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology 10
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology 11
University College of Engineering, Osmania University 12
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (Formerly West Bengal University of Technology) 13
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University  College of Engineering 14
Indian Institutes of Technology, Ropar 15
Sathyabama University 16
PDPM-Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur 17
National Institute of Technology Silchar 18
Galgotias University 19
Kasegaon Education Societ's Rajarambapu Institute of Technology 20
Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology 21
Malnad College of Engineering 22
Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology 23
Ganeshi Lal Bajaj Institute of Technology & Management 24
Thiagarajar College of Engineering 25
Army Institutes of Technology 26
Walchand Institute of Technology 27
Maharaja Agarsen Institute of Technology 28
Madhav Institute of Technology and Science 29
Institute of Technology, Nirma University 30
Pimpri Chinchwad Collage of Engineering 31
Indian Institutes of Informational Technology, Allahabad 32
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology 33
National Institute of Science & Technology 34
Government Model Engineering College 35
New Horizon College of Engineering 36
Shri Ram Institute of Technology 37
SCMS School of  Engineering And Technology 38
Rungta College of Engineering And Technology 39
Chitkara University Institute of Engineering & Technology 40
The Oxford College of Engineering 41
Gandhi Institute For Technological Advancement, Bhubaneswar 42
Rajalakshmi Engineering College 43
G H Patel College of Engineering & Technology 44
M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering 45
BMS Institute of Technology & Management 46
B.I.T Sindri 47
Panimalar Engineering College 48
Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology 49
MIT College of Engineering 50
Dr. K N Modi Institutes Of Engineering And Technology Modinagar 51
Madanapalle Institute of Technology And Science 52
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design And Manufacturing Kancheepuram 53
SJC Institues of Technology 54
N.M.A.M Institute of Technology 55
R.M.K. Engineering College 56
Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology 57
Faculty of Engineering & Technology (ITER) 58
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College 59
Karnatak Law Society's Gogte Institute of Technology 60
Sambhram Institute of Technology 61
Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus 62
Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management &Technology, Raipur 63
CMR Institute of Technology 64
GMR Institute of Technology 65
Erode Sengunthar Engineering College 66
Er.Perumal Manimekalai College of Engineering 67
SAGI Ramakrishnam Raju Engineering College 68
Nandha Engineering College 69
Babu Banarsi Das Institute of Technology 70
Veltech Multi Tech Dr.Rangarajan Dr. Sankunthala Engineering College 71
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Sd India, Panipat 72
IMS Engineering College 73
Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering , Tirupati 74
MLR Institutes Of Technology 75
Chandubhai S. Patel Institute of Technology 76
IES College of Technology 77
Sri Sairam College of Engineering 78
Acropolis Institute of Technology And Research, Indore 79
Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering 80
Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College 81
Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science Warangal 82
CMR College of Engineering And Technology 83
Orissa Engineering College 84
Bheemanna Khandre Institute Of Technology, Bhalki 85
Technocrats Institute of Technology 86
Institute of Engineering & Technology, Indore 87
M.S. Engineering College 88
V.S.B. Engineering College 89
Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology 90
Cambridge Institute of Technology 91
Veltech High Tech Dr.Rangarajan Dr. Sankunthala Engineering College 92
Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology 93
KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology 94
D.K.T.E.Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji 95
Kanpur Institute of Technology 96
Maharana Pratap Engineering College 97
Aditya College of Engineering & Technology 98
Patel Group of Institutions, Bhopal 99
Budge Budge Institute of Technology (BBIT) 100
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