Do you remember the time after your
boards? I do. Anxious and apprehensive was how I recall feeling
during those days. And rightly so. My future was about to be decided. Or, perhaps
the better way to put it would be that a likely outcome of my life’s journey was
to be determined. Of-course then it seemed like the biggest
decision ever, my life was hanging in the balance. I’m not saying it wasn't so, only that there were perhaps other options as well, which I now
know, about which I wasn't aware at that point in time. And so like every
other student I wondered about the kind of college I would be studying in. I wondered about the city I would be spending 4 longs years of my life in. It
was after all unknown; something which was apparently about to change the course
of my life entirely.
Honestly, I had no idea about the
colleges or even the courses to be frank. Everything was researched, forms
filled and colleges applied to by my dad. I had left everything up to him. Of
course, it was easy for him since his friends were spread all across India and
gathering information about any college was easy. But the same was not true for
some of my friends. For them it was hard.
10 years back most of the colleges,
in India at least, didn't have a website. Some did certainly but not all. Internet
was just beginning to spread its wings here. For us internet at that point only
meant yahoo mails and chatting.
Anyways. It was not like today
where a lot of information could be obtained on the internet. These days there
are websites dedicated for colleges. We can actually research from within the confines
of our home.
One of those websites is Collegedunia
. And today we’ll learn a
little about it.
In their words, ‘The website has been created to fulfill a
vision of empowering students with knowledge so that they make a wiser decision
while choosing their career and alma mater.
is an extensive search engine for the students, parents, and education industry
players who are seeking information on higher education sector in India and
abroad. One can rely on Collegedunia.com for getting most brief and relevant
data on colleges and universities. With the most interactive user interface and
most validated content, we aspire to be the top education portals in coming
Educational Classifieds. Sound
interesting, doesn't it? Collegedunia.com
intends to be the top most
Educational Classifieds Portal in India. And if you have a look at it you’ll realize
it has made an apt beginning, taking the right steps towards that. The website has information about Medical,
Engineering, Science, Arts, Commerce, Law and Management Colleges. It also
publishes news announcements pertaining to entrance exams like CAT.
I do understand that they might still
be building their database and hence you might not find all the colleges of
India here. But I think that's also a reason for that. It will take some time to get all the information together at one place considering the huge number of educational
institutions that have suddenly come up all across the country. Nevertheless, it is still
pretty comprehensive. Take a look here
I was able to find my college and also a
number of other institutions that I could think about. There’s information like
fees, rating, email, address, website, photos, video, placement, UGC or AICTE
approved status, eligibility, branches, and more. It’s a one stop destination to find
out about prospective colleges. At-least I think it aims to be that and what I have seen certainly justifies that.
So next time you come across
students or parents who are wondering about the avenues to find more
information about colleges and courses, I think you could recommend Collegedunia
to them. I’m sure it would be of some
*This is a sponsored post but the opinion is mine.