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How To Select Right Institution For Study?

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Before going for an institute or college for study, keep certain points in mind that would help you in making the right choice. Don’t go by hearsay, research about the prospective institution yourself to know which is best for you.  Make an informed decision, your entire career, in fact your future, hinges on your choice of institution now.

A recognised certificate/degree and an approved course is the primary requirement for recruitment in both public and private sector. Therefore, you need to ensure that the institution and the course you are looking for should be duly recognised.

Unfortunately, all the certificates or degrees on offer from sundry institutions are not recognized. Nor all courses are approved by the relevant regulatory authority and hence won’t guarantee a job for you.  A college/institute should be affiliated to a recognised university if it is not a deemed university itself.

All the professional courses, be it engineering, medical or education related, an institute offers should also be approved by relevant regulatory authorities.  While AICTE gives approval for engineering, management, architecture, computer education, hotel management related courses; MCI is responsible for approval of medicine related courses. DCI gives approval for Dental courses, NCI for nursing courses, NCTE for eduction (e.g. B.Ed., M.Ed.), ICAI for accountancy related courses and ICWAI for Cost and works Accountancy while a deemed university must be recognised by UGC (University Grant Commission).

Credibility of an institution hinges on its accreditation by an accreditation body. While universities and colleges are accreditated by National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) accreditates, engineering and management related courses are accreditated by National Board of Accredatation (NBA).

Since approval and accreditation of an institution is valid for a particular time period,an institution should obtain renewal for courses from time to time.

Many institutions offer certificates and degrees which are recognised or approved by any organisation. Acceptability of such certificate or degree is on the basis of the reputation of institution itself.


Rankings in various groups and categories of institutions will give you a fair idea about an institution and its acceptability in the light of past performance. Compare institutions on the basis of their rankings of the last few years. You will be able to spot the right institution.


In order to ascertain the institute you are looking forward to join is the right choice, check out the following details.

The institution has enough area to carry out all the academic and practical activities, its classrooms, science and computer labs are well equipped. It provides proper library, canteen and playground facilities to its students. The institution has a power backup system, emergency handling system. While some of these facilities are basic, others are add-ons. Add-ons can be compromised but not the basics.

Make sure the fee charged by the institution is consistent with the overall facilities on offer.  A comparative study of various institutes, the facilities they offer and the fee they charge will be enough to guide you in taking the right decision.


Quality of teaching staff is very important to gauge the ability of an institution to stand up to the expectation of students. Be it regular or visiting, an institution is judged by the merit of the faculty. Before selecting an institution, make sure the staff there is qualified and experienced enough to stand up to your expectation. Consult students currently enrolled with the institution or log on to the institution’s website to check bio-data of faculty members including head of organisation.


Many institutions promise placement facility. Ensure that the institute really provides placements facilities to its students and it is not mere a ploy boost admission record. Check out if any campus interviews are held on a regular basis. If yes, how many students got placements through this campus placement service and to which companies? Assess the institute’s placement records of the last few years. It’s better if you talk to old student who are gainfully employed through campus placement.

Tips To Crack Class XII PCM

For those appearing for Class 12th exams with PCM subjects it may sound a diabolic experience. Here are a few useful tips for the last minute preparation:


The subject is divided into three chapters, Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry.

In chemistry paper, p-block elements carry maximum marks. Hence, students need to give first priority to p-block elements to ensure good score, while keeping numerical of physical chemistry for the last. It will fetch a maximum of only 12 marks.

Besides, reasoning questions should not be missed. They add up to your score.

Examinee can score up to 28 marks from the second book of organics. The order of priority should be Nomenclature, Conceptual reasoning like radius, strength, polar solvents et al, reactions like the Friedel crafts reaction, Hoffmann reaction etc.

Around 30 marks are dedicated to the theory part of the examination. The questions under this segment need to be attempted with ease by judiciously utilising the time at hand and understanding the basics.


Like Chemistry, Physics is divided into three major parts – Classical Physics, Optics & Waves and Modern Physics.

The chapter on Optics carries 14 marks while the numerical part 20 marks.

The first book in this segment is based on theory. It encompasses classical physics with major chapters dedicated to magnetism. It consumes lot of time for which the examinee has to be prepared in advance.

Any question in physics can be posed in three different ways – Theory, Concept and Numerical. Derivations, reasoning etc. can arise as theory.  Conceptual based questions can be asked from electrostatics & magnetism etc., and last but not the least Numerical.

First list all the important derivations before you contemplate on the concept behind them. This way you will be able solve the theory as well as the conceptual part of the question and there by dwell on the numerical part.

Similarly, you can make a list of formulae covered in the subject to solve the numerical part before preparing a list of sample questions based on those formulae. This way you can attempt all the three parts of the problem.

Be at ease while attempting to solve questions under the Modern Physics part. This segment covers Atoms, Nuclei, Communication Systems and Semiconductors. Since it requires much less time, you will have ample time to solve each question.


Like Chemistry and Physics, Mathematics too is divided into three major parts – Numbers,

Under this segment, a major portion is that of Calculus. Calculus carries 44 marks to add up to your total scores.

Vectors is the most important chapter in this segment that carries 17 marks while Matrices and Determinants 13 marks.

For Calculus, you need to contemplate on the basics with formulae. While attempting questions in this segment bear in mind that you have to list all the formulae with an example for each.

You are given 15 minutes additional time to evolve a strategy before attempting to solve the papers.  Utilise these 15 minutes judiciously to score maximum possible marks.

Best Ways to Manage CBSE Board Exams

Exam stress manifests itself in insomnia, frustration, loss of appetite and rapid pulse. As exam dates draw nearer, students live in constant anxiety. This is the result of unplanned study routine.

There are ways to bust the stress at the time of examination.

Time Management: Simplest ways

Proper time management can avoid fear and stress. If you are well prepared for the examination you will not be in stress in the first place.

Get prepared in time

Imbibe positive attitude and be confident with your goals

Focus on time required to tackle subjects one after the other based on the syllabus and developing skills in relation to the same

Prepare a time-table covering all the required study materials and the testable materials

Identify difficult chapters, mark specific topics which trouble you the most and find its solution either online or through any expert teacher

Don’t forget to revise what you have studied in previous days. Devote a minimum time for such an activity by reasoning problems and solving practice papers

Create deadlines for yourself so you will realize the realistic importance of time

Manage time for recreational activities sensibly as these provide you with refreshments – Don’t skip daily activities like sleep, exercise, etc.

You could also take specific subject online as well as offline with previous year’s questions papers and practice papers

Prefer NCERT for reference, as the questions are always from the book only and do not waste your time in searching the materials

“Time and tide waits for none”, this famous proverb is used by most of us frequently in our lives but the real need for this is when it comes to preparation with preparedness.


Tips to score in CBSE Board Exams

Avoid stress

‘Stress’  - the word itself explains the criticality of the situation. The questions which generally come in our mind are:

Do I know enough?

Can I cover the entire syllabus?

How will the result be?

These questions hamper the mind like a ballistic. So is there any way out of this anxiety. The answer is ‘Yes’!

Some basic tips to eliminate this demon and to regain the lost confidence are:

Make small but effective study plans that are close to reality. Start rewarding yourself for every well-executed plan to remain motivated.

Assess priorities, assets, and difficulties so that you are aware of the fields you need to work on.

Follow a normalized routine atmosphere at home that helps you remain focused. Take frequent breaks between studies so that you are fresh every time you study.

Don’t strip off TV, entertainment, and outings completely. Feel comfortable about yourself.

Divert your mind from imagining extreme consequences and worst situations as they are of no use but rather need to be discouraged.

Constant encouragement and reassurance is essential from all significant members in  school and family.

It is important that you are clear about how to take the examination, how to tackle questions, and how to manage time.

Exam tension, exam anxiety or nervousness is all part of growing up. Such  feeling comes from our mindset and pressure that comes from our family and teachers. Try to keep this at bay and you will do fine in your exams.