We’ve got camps arguing that where you go to college makes all the difference, and then we’ve got the opposition who insist that this choice is not some “sweeping judgment” of your ability. I remember this line from a New York Times blog post: Shiny diplomas from shiny schools help. They do, don’t they? However much I’d like to be idealistic, reality says something else. Even then I can’t help but wonder if a college degree is only as good as its prestigious reputation.
College can be stressful enough. Deciding which one to go to is worse. The faculty that educates the novice programmers, the peer group that bolstered them to learn and build new things, or the infrastructure that provided them with the facilities to program their ideas to reality—everything matters. This debate has been going on for ages. Sigh!
Did you know that by 2018, India is expected to be home to over 5 million developers? Well, building or honing programming skills never looked more imperative, did it? I agree that you don’t need to depend on top computer courses to become an ace developer, but it can make life so much easier. To that end, we’ve put together a list of the best schools for computer science/information technology courses, in no particular order, in India.
- IIT Bombay
- IIIT Hyderabad
- IIT Kanpur
- NIT Trichy
- NIT Warangal
- IIT Kharagpur
- BITS Pilani
It came as no surprise in 2016 (yet again) when 67 of the top 100 ranks in the Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced opted for IIT-B. Happily for India, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) is ranked 13 on the Quacquarelli Symonds University Rankings BRICS 2016